The Gunpla Expo World Tour has already kicked off in Japan and the event has surely riled up gunpla fans worldwide with a few of their upcoming HG, RG and MG announcements.


A line art has been seen in the halls of Akihabara UDX and it announces the latest member of Bandai’s 1/144 scale Real Grade (RG) line, The Gundam Exia. This gunpla from Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is scheduled for release April 2014.


The gunpla featured in the Gundam Build Fighters anime may be 1/144 HG but that did not stop bandai from releasing 1/100 scale Master Grade (MG) versions of the Build Strike Gundam Full Package, the Build Gundam Mk-II and the Gundam Astray Sengoku. The Build Strike is slated for release January 2014 while the Sengoku Astray and the Build Gundam Mk-II are scheduled for release February 2014.

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Speaking of Master Grades, the highly anticipated MG version of the Gundam X has finally been displayed in full color. More details about the kit can be viewed through this link.


Prehaps one of the biggest announcements for Bandai’s MG line is the announcement of the MG Turn-X from Mobile Suit Turn A Gundam. Like the Turn A Gundam, the Turn X is also designed by Syd Mead who is responsible for several mechanical designs for Hollywood movies like Aliens and Blade Runner. It is scheduled for release June 2014.

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The 1/144 HG line were also displayed and a few new additions to their ranks have been announced like the HG version of the civilization-destroying Turn A Gundam which is scheduled for release April 2014 for 1,470 yen.


This 1/144 HGBF Kaempher Amazing is scheduled for release January 2014.


While the HGBF 1/144 GM Sniper K9 is slated for release February 2014 for 1,500 yen.


Also scheduled for release February 2014 is the HG 1/144 Qubeley Papillion. It will be sold for 1,990 yen.


The HGUC 1/144 RX-0 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) from Gundam UC


HGUC 1/144 RX-0 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)


Other HGUC kits from the Gundam UC series have also been announced.


One of the biggest announcements from the expo is that Bandai will be launching a brand new Gunpla project for Mobile Suit Gundam’s 25th anniversary. No details have been added yet.


The Gunpla Expo World Tour kicked off earlier today, November 21 and ends November 24, 2013. It is currently being held at Akihabara UDX.

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