ToyLand: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Jaegers from Bandai Incoming

Three new Jaegers and a monster Kaiju for them to fight against!

Bandai has released photos of the Robot Damashii Obsidian Fury, Guardian Bravo, and Saber Athena from Pacific Rim 2. All of these will be out in March of next year and retail for 3,300¥ (no official US price just yet). They look really good.

 

 

If you’re rooting for the other team, this Kaiju is up for pre-order now for 4320¥

I’m not digging the Kaiju as much, but that’s mainly because it’s vinyl without a lot of articulation. Hopefully there will be better versions coming up. The Jaegers look like a great addition to any mecha fan’s collection, though.

 

What do you think?

  • Considering Bandai makes absolutely awesome Mecha model-kits in form of the Gundam miniatures (they’re extremely fun and easy to build and fully poseable without glue, Games Workshop really could learn a thing or two for their Knights) .. these could be pretty good.

    • Nilok

      Oh ya, for giant robots, Bandai is king. Their molding systems doesn’t favor organic designs very well, but if you want a full posable mecha that looks good out of the box or better painted, Bandai is your source. Just watch out of the RG kits, while they look amazing, the inner frame is only just strong enough.

      • pokemastercube .

        i never built a RG kit, but have done 97 HG kits and have seen the improvements over the years on those (compair the original wing gundam zero to the new one, a lot has improved). i have also done 1 MG kit, which that could work as a basis from FW for their titans if they went plastic

        • Nilok

          The problem with the RGs is also their strength. They have amazing moving multi-parts in a single frame, but because of the complexity of the build and the tiny parts, can suffer from being fiddly and weak joints.

          Personally, for the best combination of build, durability, and out of the box look, the Origin kits (aside from the Guntank) are among the best. If I was going to use any Gunpla for a tabletop game, it would be one of those. (The Mobile Worker is basically an Ork Killa Kan or Mega Dread.)

          For MG kits, I recommend the Nu ver. Ka, the RGM-96X Jesta, or the RX-78-02 The Origin. All of them are amazing kits in their own right, but also have some PG level parts, especially in the full articulate hands.

          • pokemastercube .

            i dont really have space for the 1/100 kits (the only 1 i have was a present) so 1/144 have to do me. and i get what you mean in the lines, i think since 00 the assembly on HG has been far better tho IBO can be a little awkward in places but that is not really the kits fault, more the design of the suit in the first place
            but if i had the space i want the PG 00 raiser

  • Damien 1.0

    Considering Bandai makes absolutely awesome Mecha model-kits in form of the Gundam miniatures (they’re extremely fun and easy to build and fully poseable without glue, Games Workshop really could learn a thing or two for their Knights) .. these could be pretty good.

    • euansmith

      Echo… echo… echo…

      I wonder what the purpose of this posts is, other than to amuse me?

      • Jabberwokk

        Curious…..

      • af

        Out of curiosity, what are these “echoes”? Are they bots, spammers or both? I’ve looked at Damien 1.0’s profile and all he (it?) does is copy other people’s posts.

        • euansmith

          I’m hoping it is the first sign of an emerge Internet Intelligence; but I suspect it is some sort of random bot noise. Still it adds extra traffic to BoLS, so that’s nice.

  • euansmith

    These look like they will be nice models; though the designs look a bit bland to me. I’d have preferred for the designers to go more down the odder Cherno-Alpha style of design.

    • Pl4gu3 B4st4rd

      Yeah, these ones look too “gundam-ish” to me