Recently I’ve written
Part one of guide for choosing gundam kits and many gundam singapore enthusiasts reached to me about it.
Some of them told that they loved the guide and that they’re waiting for the second part of it. I wish to tell all gundam singapore lovers that the second part as well shall be out just soon. Some of the people who are new in the world of gundam and gunpla singapore have however asked if I can answer the basics of gundam and gunpla.
Usually I’m too busy playing with my gunpla kits. Whenever I’m asked about my hobbies I have to bring up Gunpla. They then, very predictably, ask me what Gunpla is. Since Most of them don’t have the background if I start telling them long answer, heavy words and technically intimidating response, I usually tell them, “Gunpla are model robots based on an animated Japanese franchise.” Sometimes I make a comparison to militaryor car models. Short, simple and to the point.
For those who are looking to jump to the world of gundam and gunpla singapore, you might need a rather longer answer. so my long answer is that Gunpla is the term used to describe plastic models from the Gundam franchise, gun + pla. Back in 1979 there was an animated series in Japan (anime) called Mobile Suit Gundam. Since then it has developed into an expansive franchise with additional series, movies, games, and toys. Not long after they released the first series Bandai started to make plastic model kits of the show’s mobile suits. Over the years the model line has developed with the franchise. As production technologies improved Gunpla models became more and more sophisticated featuring a wide range of gimmicks and detail. The cost of a Gunpla kit in singapore can range from $10 to over $300 depending on the size and complexity.
That’s Gunpla in a nutshell. I hope I could make the basics clear.