8 Jan 2012

What is Gunpla ガンプラ ?

Image: HG 00 Raiser ANA X Gundam Sky Project
More eyewatering images from Gunpla Master, "ZeroFour Gundam"

"Gundam Models" are plastic and non-plastic model kits depicting the mechas, vehicles and characters of the fictional Mobile Suit GUNDAM universe by Bandai, a Japanese toy making and video game company.

GUNDAM Models are also called Gunpla ガンプラ Ganpura, a mashup of "Gundam plastic model". "Gunpla" more commonly refers to the practice of building Gundam models, rather than the models themselves.

"Mobile Suit Gundam", the Anime, debuted in 1979 and the first Gunpla kits were created in 1980.  The first Gunpla kit? The 1/144 Scale RX-78-2 GUNDAM

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