Following the preliminary competitions in 13 countries and regions, the final world championship round of the GUNPLA BUILDERS WORLD CUP 2015 was held at Gundam Front Tokyo in Odaiba, Tokyo, on December 20. Check the 45-minute video report of its commendation ceremony narrated in Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese after the jump.
Premium Bandai is celebrating the 35th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam plastic model kits with a delicious chocolate cake designed to look like Gunpla packaging. Hit the jump to learn more.
Bandai is sponsoring the inaugural "Gundam Posing" contest aimed at children ages 8 to 15. Hit the jump to learn more.
Someone on the creative team of Season 2 of HBO's True Detective series is apparently a fan of Mobile Suit Gundam model kits, because one made a cameo in the 2nd episode of the gritty crime drama. Hit the jump to learn more.
This year Bandai celebrates 35 years of making Gundam plastic model kits, and part of this celebration is the Gunpla Builders World Cup 2015, an international competition in which representatives from 13 territories square off to determine who is the best Gunpla builder. Hit the jump to learn more.
Reebok's Instapump Fury 20th anniversary Gundam design model has an appeal that goes beyond footwear fans and collectors. The packaging of the special edition sneakers are confirmed to be only available in Hong Kong, China, Macau and Taiwan and they've adopted the classic "Gunpla (Gundam Plastic Model)" packaging design! See them for yourself after the jump!
The official distributor for Gunpla Model kits has announced that more Barnes & Noble locations will begin to sell Gunpla model kits in more locations following a pilot sales program in 2013. Hit the jump for the details.
Gunpla.USA recently shared a link where Gunpla models made their fashion magazine debut in the November issue of US Vogue with two page spread! Unicorn Gundam and Gundam Astray Red Frame from Gundam Seed: Astray manga are the models featured and someone may have built the Red Frame and painted it speculating from the photo credits. See the fashionable images after the jump!
The official website for the latest Gundam TV anime series Gundam Build Fighters posted a 2 minutes 38 seconds 2nd promotional video today. The future virtual GunPla battle anime will start airing on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on October 7. Check the clip after the jump.
As many have predicted, the next Gundam series will be Gunpla-related. It is officially announced today that the newest Gundam TV series titled Gundam Build Fighters will start airing on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in October this year. Hit the jump for more details.
Dengeki Hobby Magazine held its 14th Dengeki Gun-Pla-Oh 2012 ("Plastic Model Gundam King") competition with entries coming in from March 24th through May 10th. The winners after the jump!