Mecha Fridays: All the new kits from GBD, and Legendary’s Gundam plans

Written by Louis

July 6, 2018

Is this the sequel to G-Saviour that we’ve all been waiting for?

We are officially halfway through Gundam Build Divers and as expected, a new set of Gundam kits with the titular Gundam 00 Diver getting its much-expected reinvention. Of course, kits from the latter part of the first half of the Gundam Build Divers will also be hitting the market, and as well as a new addition to the new line of “Gundam Girls” because why the heck not. Anyway, together with some more Ayame screentime, here are the new kits that you should be looking forward to from GBD.

HGBD 1/144 Gundam 00 Diver Ace
Price: JPY 2,160


HGBD 1/144 Gundam Jiyan Altron
Price: JPY 1,944


HGBD 1/144 Galbaldy Rebake
Price: JPY 2,376


HGBD 1/144 Gundam OO Sky
Price: JPY 1,620


HGBD 1/144 Impulse Gundam Ransche
Price: JPY 2,052


HGBD 1/144 Jegan Blast Master
Price: JPY 2,160


HGBD 1/144 Impulse Gundam Ark
Price: JPY 2,052


HGBD 1/144 Gundam OO Sky (Higher Than Sky Phase)
Price: JPY 2,376


HGBD Build Diver Girl
Price: JPY 2,592


Legendary takes on the Gundam Franchise

Aside from the new kits, more major Gundam news came out early this week as Legendary Entertainment, the production studio behind the recent giant monster and giant robot movies; Kong Skull Island and Pacific Rim, has announced that they are now working on a live-action film adaptation for the Gundam franchise, although as to which exact Gundam series will be receiving it is still in question. The announcement was made during the Los Angeles Anime Expo and the project is reported to be a collaborative work between Legendary and Sunrise’s creative team.

Legendary Entertainment is also known to be working on their own Giant Monster franchise starting with Kong: Skull Island, a new take on the classic King Kong, with the next film in their Giant Monster pipeline being Godzilla: King of Monsters. Despite a promising concept, with a major Hollywood studio hopefully giving the Gundam franchise some justice in the realm of high budget live-action, some fans are also quite skeptic as to how Legendary will handle the much beloved Gundam franchise especially after all the negative critique with Legendary’s most recent giant robot film, Pacific Rim: Uprising. Not a lot of details has been given out just yet in regards to the project although we are expecting to hear more very soon.

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