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I just finished up my MG Sandrock EW last night. There was a few things left on the runners... and I forgot that they sometimes do that just to fill runners out and it's even marked in the instructions that they're not needed.
 

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I'm probably going to finish the very old Wing Zero Custom MG by tomorrow. I might start doing reviews on my channel of all these old kits.
 

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I'm currently building the Hi Res Wing Zero plated coating kit. They did a great job with the coating but some spots weren't fully sprayed with the metallic coat.
 

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Just ordered the Proto Wing Zero and the Epyon MGs. I haven't built anything in a few weeks and I'm bored. After this I might start picking up stuff outside of Gundam Wing. I'm thinking the Unicorn Gundams. Haven't seen that but those designs are fantastic.
 

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I'm still waiting for the weather to break so I can start using spray topcoat again and finally finish my current RG 😂🔫💯
 

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The real grades look neat. I feel like some of their designs are better than the 1/100 scales.

This RG was just announced.


The Shenlong Liaoya upgrade set I guess just came out in Japan.

 

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I used to build and paint Gundam kits in high school. Sold a few of them for decent change.

Anyway, I prefer the toys over the kits now, but I’m still amazed at seeing people’s collections of these things.



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Just ordered the RG X-1 Crossbone and some waterslides. Can't wait to build it, looks like a great little kit.13561357
 

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Holy crap! This looks awesome. Might actually get this. It’s not a bad price for something that could almost have passed as Perfect Grade years ago.

 

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I picked up the Master Grade RX-78-2 ver3.0 and holy balls, does it have a lot of parts. It looks absolutely amazing (obviously I haven’t put it together yet though). I’ve not been into Gundam kits since the mid 2000s. These have gotten so good. Waiting on a really good Wing Zero (not Endless Waltz).
 

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Yeah, the 1/144 RG stuff is pretty nice looking!
 

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I like how this is double the price. Nice job BBTS, you asses.



Here’s the actual retail price.


This was actually sold out a few days ago on BBTS and was at around $73 then, which was way too high as is. Apparently having the word “exclusive” justifies scalping collectors before the product is enough out. This is why I’m starting to hate Neca products. Once anything that could be a potential seller is pinpointed, resellers jump on them like flies on shit.
 

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I like how this is double the price. Nice job BBTS, you asses.



Here’s the actual retail price.


This was actually sold out a few days ago on BBTS and was at around $73 then, which was way too high as is. Apparently having the word “exclusive” justifies scalping collectors before the product is enough out. This is why I’m starting to hate Neca products. Once anything that could be a potential seller is pinpointed, resellers jump on them like flies on shit.

That and several other factors are sucking all the fun out of collecting for me. Even gunpla is starting to get infected with the artificial scarcity virus. At least the Chinese scalpers who are making it nigh-impossible to collect anything high-end and Japanese in origin don't seem to be buying out entire preorder allocations of gunpla - yet...
 

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I only just started getting back into it after dropping it over twelve years ago, because of the upcoming Barbatos MG. I was surprised to find the MG kits so cheap. I got four of my favorite Gundam for what a Hot Toys used to cost not too long ago.

And then, I found out about Real Grade. So, I’ve got a few of them on order now. I don’t even plan to build anything beyond the RX-78-2 MG, until I’m moved.

Anyway, I pre-ordered the Perfect Strike through bluefin. Why on earth would I spend double on it just because they throw up the words “exclusive.”
 
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