Gunota Headlines
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Bandai June hobby merchandise
From the Bandai Hobby Site and their English site.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
MSiA Akatsuki Shiranui pics
From Amazon Japan.
Gundam Evolve+ first week sales
Oricon shows Gundam Evolve Plus ranked 5th on the anime chart and 13th on the overall chart in its first week in general release on DVD.
AnimeOnDVD Wings Of Rean Vol. 1 review gets an early look at the first volume of Bandai Visual USA's release of Tomino's Wings Of Rean.
Gundam Wing DVD site open
Promoting the upcoming R2 remastered DVD boxes, opens.
Bandai Namco future Wii Gundam plans says an SD Gundam G Generation title is planned for the Wii as well as a competitive Gundam action game.
MS Sensen 0079 promo video
A 3-minute one up at the official site's movie page.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
New MS Sensen 0079 pics
Online Player EX has a gallery of new screenshots up for the game.
Banpresto October - December prize items UPDATED
From GA Graphic:
DX Assembled Display Model Special Hi-Nu Gundam - End of December
Special Creative Model ~Z Gundam 2nd~ - End of October

DX Assembled Girls Figure Special Lunamaria Hawke - End of November
High Quality Keyholders - History Collection 2 (Middle of October), Side Story Of Gundam (Middle of November), History Collection 3 (Middle Of December)
Comet Chick Ippai Nuigurumi - End Of July
Gundam 0083 Card Builder DX Girls Figures - Middle of December
Assembled Display Model ~TR Corps Activate Edition - End of November

SEED Destiny DX Image Display Figures: Cagalli & Lacus - End of October
MS Purapura Figures - Keyholder/strap (Middle of October), Zeon Edition 2 w/ ballchain (End of December)
Gundam Sofubi Figures - 1 (Middle of October), 2 (End of November)
Monday, May 28, 2007
Woody Gundam desu
LalaBit Market has several pics of the 300mm tall wooden RX-78-2 Gundam. Because it is hand-carved, it'll be a limited production item.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Gundam UC site update
The official site now has a bit on colony construction, summaries of Day Of The Unicorn 2 and 3, MS profiles of the Unicorn Gundam and ReZEL, character profiles of Takuya Irei and Mihiro Oiwakken, and a character relationship chart for Sect. 1 of UC 0096.

RX-0 Unicorn Gundam (credit to Mark Simmons @ Mecha Talk)
"A pure white MS produced by the "UC Project," part of the Federation Space Force's reorganization plan. The entire movable frame of this experimental machine forms a psyco-frame, and its responsiveness is incredibly high. It also incorporates a special "Laplace Program" OS and a system known as "NT-D." When NT-D is activated, the internal frame expands and the entire figure is transformed. In the process, the armor separates along its seams, and slides are released. A red glow can be seen where the internal frame is exposed by the gaps in the armor, and this is believed to be a psyco-frame luminescence phenomenon. The machine's performance, in particular its mobility, is dramatically increased when NT-D is active."

"A unit from the RGZ (Refine Gundam Zeta) series developed with the intent to mass produce the Z Gundam. To dedicate a measure of success to the mass-production, 8 of them, including a commanding officer's, are deployed on the Nahal Argama. Rather than the RGZ-91 Re-GZ's variable Back Weapon System, this unit was designed to make use of a more flexible variable structure. The transformation mechanism is a simplified throwback to the MSA-005 Methuss' system. Further, costs were reduced by partly sharing an interior design with the Jegan's. The result is the first transforming MS in the GM/Jegan line."

Takuya Irei
"16-years-old. Banarge's classmate. Aiming to be a future Anaheim Electronics test pilot."

Mihiro Oiwakken
"22-years-old. A female officer onboard the Earth Federal Forces Londo Bell unit's assault carrier Nahal Argama."
Friday, May 25, 2007
Gundam Mahjong + Z pics put up an article about the upcoming Gundam Mahjong + Z.
Upcoming merchandise pics
From Hobbynet:
GFF Metal Composite Psyco Gundam
GFF Musha Gundam
Zeonography High Mobility Set (lineart)
EMSiA Wing Gundam Zero (EW version)
EMSiA Gelgoog Cannon
BB Senshi Stargazer (lineart)

MG RX-78-2 Ver. One Year War 0079 (TV colors)
HGUC Zock (lineart)
HGUC Blue Destiny Unit 1
GFF Metal Composite G-3 Gundam w/ G-Fighter
MSiA Akatsuki w/ Shiranui pack
HCM-Pro Evangelion Unit 01
HCM-Pro Evangelion Unit 00
Gundam Mega Bloks site update
The top page shows off some Zaku II variations while the Original Build page reveals the "new Mega Bloks" shown in promo photos at Shizuoka are variations built using the base Gundam and Char's Zaku with parts from other Mega Bloks. The section will be updated with more from other Mega Bloks modellers and more average enthusiasts.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
New figure news UPDATED
Hobbynet lists an EMSiA RX-78-2 (Real Type Colors) coming in September. Some folks have noticed it on display with other MSiA figures at the Shizuoka Hobby Show.

Edit: For that matter, if you look at the Mega Bloks booth 13 pics down (to the left of the Tamashii Web booth), you can see promo photos of a Gundam Alex, Gunner Zaku Warrior (Lunamaria custom), Gelgoog, and GM II.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Gundam Mahjong + Z for DS
According to reports from 2ch and gaming blogs, Famitsu announced Gundam Mahjong + Z for the Nintendo DS in September. The game looks to be a sequel to the Haro Ichiza Gundam Mahjong DS game with the addition of Zeta Gundam characters. A Wi-fi Vs. mode is said to be included along with a tutorial using Four and Frau to explain rules for beginners.
MS Sensen 0079 site update
The official site's Mode page has some movies for the Ace Pilot mode with more to come. Though only the MSG videos are linked to the top page, you can see them all if you iterate through the numbers in the URL.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Shizuoka Hobby Show 4: The Dream Master
The Gundam Base.Side 1, 2, 3, 4 (different set from yesterday's)
Chatnoir Funtouki (2nd link)
Haro Baka Diary

A chart at the show comparing the estimated sales of the HCM-Pro line during 2006 & 2007 (9th pic down on this page) lists an HCM-Pro Special Painted Nu Gundam for August.
Mobile Suit Gundam individual DVD covers
From Bandai Visual's site:
Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Shizuoka
Japan K.K.S. Association
HobbyLink Japan
Yanlog, 2 , 3
Suruga Denryoku/Sukumizu
Mycom Journal
The Gundam Base.Side 1, 2, 3, 4
Pesu Kari HP, 2, 3, 4

A MG Countdown 100 schedule shown at the Hobby Show lists the following happenings for later in the year:
June - MG CM broadcast
July - Countdown 100 sales floor promotion
August - MG 100 goes on sale
September - MG event to be held
October - New developments
Friday, May 18, 2007
The Shizuoka Supremacy
Danny Choo (Char's Zaku Ver. 2.0)
Danny Choo (Gundam)
Gundam Collection Shop
Hobby Shop Convoy

The Hobby Shop Midori report was updated to include a Quicktime vid mentioning plans for the BB Senshi Sangokuden line: Simultaneous development is planned in China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, USA, and Australia. A promotional anime (presumably shorts for hobby shops like Gundam Evolve or the Astray Red Frame/Blue Frame MSV videos) is coming in the Summer.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
New figure news UPDATED AGAIN
Pics from Hobby Shop Midori:
EMSiA Wing Gundam Zero (Endless Waltz version) - September, 2,625 yen
In Action!! Offshoot Dunbine - August, 2,100 yen
In Action!! Offshoot Billbine - August, 2,100 yen
GFF Musha Gundam
Super HCM-Pro RX-78-2

And clarification on a previously announced figure:
GFF Metal Composite Limited #1002 Psyco Gundam - August, 10,500 yen

Edit: Finally, Amiami lists a Zeonography High Mobility Zaku Set (August, 8,190 yen) which comes with the Zakus of Robert Gilliam, Gabby Hazzard, and Elliot Rem.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Shizuoka Hobby Show news UPDATED AGAIN MORE
The Shizuoka Hobby Show has barely begun in Japan but news has already leaked a few minutes early from Run Chicken S:
MG Turn A Gundam - MG No. 100!!! (for more confirmation see Pam's Homepage's photo diary page)
HGUC Zock - July, 2,625 yen (more pics)
U.C. Hard Graph Cyclops Team Set - November, 2,940 yen
U.C. Hard Graph Semovente Corps Set
BB Senshi Sangokuden - Cao Cao Gundam (July), Sima Yi Sazabi (August), Sun Quan Gundam, Lu Bu Tallgeese, Lu Xun Zeta Plus, Zhou Yu Hyaku Shiki, Xiahou Dun Giros
BB Senshi Blaze Zaku Phantom (Athrun ver. & Heine custom) - July
BB Senshi Stargazer - August
BB Senshi Astray Gold Frame (exhibit only)
1/12 scale Core Fighter

MG RX-78-2 Ver. 1.5 (Katsumi Kawaguchi-produced color specs.) - first in the Bandai Hobby Pro-Shop series, August, 3,150 yen
MG Char's Gelgoog Ver. 2.0
HGUC Blue Destiny Unit 1
HCM-Pro Akatsuki Complete Set

HGUC-use accessories (exhibit only):
Action Base 2 (sand color, clear blue), MS hanger

Edit: Run Chicken S posted more pics with the following info: Removeable chest missles, frame on the reverse side of the legs will have some variety of linked joint movement, core fighter can be separated, it'll come with seated & standing Loran figures, the chest cross design is covertible from white to blue, it hasn't been decided whether the moustache will be soft resin, armament includes rifle, shield & hammer. And it comes with the cow.

Further pics:
Gunpla Secret Factory
Danny Choo
Pam's Homepage
Yoshimu's Blog
Hobby Shop Midori (each thumbnail leads to its own gallery)
GA Graphic
Tsukurikake Mokei Dojo (GFF Psyco, Musha, HCM-Pro Evangelion)

The HCM-Pro line is expanding their 08th MS Team lineup. Gundam Collection Complex, an all Gundam edition of the Gundam Collection line, will be available in August. GFF Psyco Gundam goes on sale in August for 10,500 yen and the GFF Musha in September for 5,040 yen. HCM-Pro Evangelion Unit 01 comes in August for 3,990 yen and Unit 00 in September at 3,360 yen.

BB Senshi Sangokuden official site pre-open (Thanks to Hellcat for the info)
Upcoming merchandise pics
From Amiami:
HCM-Pro Zaku II (08th MS Team) Gundam games articles has abbreviated online versions of the stories in print last week regarding SD Gundam G Generation Cross Drive and MS Sensen 0079.
Monday, May 14, 2007
SEED & SEED Destiny Fan Disc SEED Supernova er DVD cover
From Bandai Visual's site.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Upcoming merchandise pics
From Amazon Japan:
Cosmic Region Legend Gundam/Providence Gundam
In Action!! Offshoot Xabungle
Friday, May 11, 2007
G Gen Cross Drive site update
The official site updated with pics of the limited edition version of the game and the game carrying case.
Upcoming merchandise pics
From The Gundambase.Side 1 and Happinet Online:
MG Char's Zaku II Ver. 2.0, 2
Action Base 1 Char color
Keroro Plamo Collection Keroro Robo Mk-II
Thursday, May 10, 2007
MG Char's Zaku II Ver. 2.0 pics
From Gundamart.
Gundam Crisis 1/1 scale Gundam illustration
Fujikyu's official site has a page up showing off an artist's rendition of the 1/1 full body RX-78-2 Gundam that'll be part of the new Gundam Crisis attraction.
Gundam Fix Platinum World Tour 2007
Bandai announces places & dates they'll be showing off the platinum GFF RX-78 figure for the Summer:

JCK Show in Las Vegas, USA from June 1 - June 5
Jewel Fair Korea in Seoul, South Korea from June 28 - August 1
Chara Hobby 2007 in Chiba, Japan from August 18 - August 19

From August onward, the Gundam Fix Platinum will be on exhibit at various Ginza Tanaka stores in Japan. has pics from a public event showing off the figure with Bandai president Kazunori Ueno and Ginza Tanaka president Hideya Okamoto.
Gundam World 2007 video
Nasu Media has a short video of Gundam World 2007, which is now open at Nasu Highland Park.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam for North America, XBox 360
IGN reports Gundam Musou will come to North America at the end of Summer as Dynasty Warriors: Gundam for both the PS3 and XBox 360.
Bandai Namco fiscal year profits up has an article about Bandai Namco's earnings report for the fiscal year ending March 31. Though Gundam Musou's sales turned out to be disappointing, president Takeo Takasu said the Mobile Suit Gundam TV series DVD Box was "a smash hit beyond our wild expectations".
Gundam Crisis
Gundam Taneshi reports, Fujikyu Highland is set to open a new Gundam attraction called "Gundam Crisis" in July 2007. The story starts out at Solomon right after Earth Federation captures it. The walk-through type attaction will feature a hangar featuring a 1/1 scale Gundam. A shop adjacent to the ride will sell limited edition goods and other various Gundam items.
MS Sensen 0079 mode details UPDATED
Famitsu also reports the Story Mode of MS Sensen 0079 will revolve around original characters designed by Takashi Fujisawa: Alan Aylward (Federation) and Leo Brauer (Zeon).

Edit: The game's 6 modes are Ace Pilot, Story, Versus, Survival, Combination, and Gallery mode.
G Gen Cross Drive update-o-rama
This week's Famitsu reports SD Gundam G Generation Cross Drive will be released on August 9 in two editions: a regular for 5,040 yen and a limited edition for 21,840 yen which comes with a Nintendo DS Lite with a Nu Gundam-based visual design. Preorders of the game will also come with a Gundam game custom DS software case which can hold up to 3 games. First runs of the game will have an original Gundam War promotion card.

Gundam SEED Astray and X Astray are newly confirmed appearing series, with more yet-to-be announced. Original characters Fio Crawford and Nikea are also revealed to appear.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
VOTOMS: Pailsen Files details
Robot Watch covered Ryousuke Takahashi's appearance at the SF Seminar con at the end of April. According to the article, Pailsen Files will be an OVA with 12 episodes, each 22 minutes long. It also says the Armored Troopers will be done entirely in CG, something the staff was said to be strongly opposed to.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Gundam tops Bandai Visual sales
As reported by ANN, Bandai Visual gave the domestic home video sales of its main franchises on its website's FAQ section (current as of February 2006):

Mobile Suit Gundam (from Dec. 1987) - 11.9 million copies
Ultraman (from Jan. 1988) - 5.78 million copies
Mobile Police Patlabor (from Apr. 1988) - 1.7 million copies
Ghost In The Shell (from Apr. 1996) - 1.7 million copies
Cowboy Bebop (from Oct. 1998) - 950,000 copies
Gundam Evolve reference book
Amiami lists a publication called Gundam Evolve Material coming out the end of June. The book comes with complete data on all 15 episodes with looks at the evolution of the CG throughout the series and in the MS design approach. Coverage of Gundam The Ride and Green Divers is also included.
MS Sensen 0079 site update
The game's official site updated the System section with a look at the melee attacking and color changing.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Super HCM-Pro site opens
Bandai Hobby opens the Super HCM-Pro website.
New figure news
From Hobbynet:
EMSiA Gelgoog Cannon - July, 2,100 yen
EMSiA High Mobility Gelgoog - Johnny Ridden custom, July, 2,100 yen
MSiA Akatsuki Shiranui pack, July, 1,890 yen
GFF Metal Composite G-3 Gundam with G-Fighter - July, 12,390 yen

From Fumuo:
HCM-Pro Zaku II (08th MS Team)
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Upcoming merchandise pics
From Hobby Shop Midori:
U.C. Hard Graph E.F.G.F. Anti-MS Squad
BB Senshi Liu Bei Gundam
More on MS Sensen 0079
Gpara has an article detailing notable features of the game:

When both the player and enemy units do melee attacks, they can get into melee weapon clashes. For several seconds after that, swinging the Wiimote will fill an onscreen gauge and can let you use special attacks.

Pressing the B button allows one to guard in melee. If you swing the Wiimote with the right timing when your opponent attacks, you can perform a "guard impact" counter.

The 6 modes of the game include Ace Pilot mode (following stories as seen in the anime) and Story mode (original stories with the characters).
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