Few media franchises are quite as popular as Gundam. Featuring giant robots with psychic abilities that battle it out in space, Gundam started as an anime but has since gone on to inspire a range of television shows, films, video games, and more.
Like many popular anime series, Gundam also boasts its own range of figurines, which are available at Hobbyco! Gundam model kits — like our most popular Sasuke Delta — provide fans with the opportunity to combine their love of Gundam with their love of modelling to construct figures that can be proudly displayed to all. Shop for Gundam models now at Hobbyco!
What Is Gundam?
Gundam is a Japanese entertainment franchise that began in 1979 with the release of the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. Featuring giant robots — also known as mecha — Gundam quickly became a global phenomenon that spawned a number of sequels across various media formats, including manga, anime, films, television series, video games, and toys.
The Gundam franchise has since grown to include dozens of different Gundam toys and models, as well as hundreds of different characters, from Benjamin V2 to Dynames. Whether you're a diehard fan or just getting into the franchise, there's something for everyone in the world of Gundam.
What's The Difference Between Gundam And Gunpla?
If you’re fairly new to the Gundam universe, you’ve probably heard a few key terms being thrown around — Gunpla being one of them. So what is Gunpla and how is it different from Gundam?
Well, to start with, Gundam is the name given to the broad multi-mediaverse created by Bandai and the suits worn by the giant robots that feature in the franchise.
The term Gunpla, on the other hand, refers to the plastic models available to purchase that feature the characters found in this franchise — like the popular Zeta Gunpla. Hobbyco sells a broad range of Gundam models, or Gunpla, depicting all your favourite characters from the series.
Why Is Gundam So Popular?
When it comes to animated shows, there are few that enjoy the same level of popularity as Gundam. The spacecraft featured in the show are some of the most iconic in all of pop-culture!
So, what is it about Gundam that makes it so popular? One reason may be its appeal to a wide range of viewers. Gundam features an expansive cast of characters with varying backgrounds and motivations, making it easy for viewers to find someone to identify with.
In addition, the show's complex narrative gives viewers plenty to think about long after the credits have rolled.
But ultimately, Gundam is popular because it's just plain fun to watch. The battles are epic and exciting, and the storylines are always interesting. It's no wonder that this classic anime continues to be one of the most popular shows in the world.
That popularity extends to the many Gundam toys, or Gunpla, that are available to purchase at Hobbyco. These highly-detailed replicas of the mobile suits from the show are available in a variety of sizes and styles and are a popular item among both kids and adults.
One reason that Gundam models are so popular is the fact that they’re relatively easy to assemble. You require very few tools, the instructions are usually clear, and if you get stuck, there are plenty of online resources that can help you out.
Another reason why Gundam toys are so popular is that they’re a great way to get into the world of model-making. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at building models but didn’t know where to start, Gunpla is a great entry point.
If you're a fan of the Gundam series, then owning one of these Gunpla is a must. Not only do they make for great collectibles, but they're also a lot of fun to build and customise. There are literally thousands of different combinations that you can create, so you can always have a unique Gundam model that nobody else has.
Whether you're looking for a small model to display on your shelf or a large one to play with, there's definitely a Gunpla out there that's perfect for you.
What Is The Difference Between Gundam Grades?
If you're a fan of Gundam, then you've probably noticed that there are different ‘grades’ of Gundam kits available. But what is the difference between these?
Gundam grades are simply a way to categorise Gundam model kits based on their level of complexity and detail. These grades include Entry Grade, High Grade, Master Grade, and Perfect Grade. Entry Grade, being the most simple, includes Gundam toys that are out-of-the-box, don’t take up much space, and are quite affordable — like this Nu Gunpla. Gunpla Perfect Grade figurines, at the other end of the spectrum, are intricately detailed, require a substantial level of assembly, and form an amazing centrepiece to your Gundam model kit collection!
So which grade is right for you? It all depends on your level of interest and commitment. If you're just starting out, then an Entry Grade may be all you need. But if you're looking for a more challenging project, then a Master Grade — like this Wing Gundam — or even Perfect Grade Gundam kit may be the way to go. Whichever route you choose, you're sure to have hours of fun with your new Gundam model!
Where Can I Buy Gundam?
From Hobbyco, of course!
Hobbyco stocks an incredibly broad range of Gundam toys and Gundam figures for everyone to enjoy, from complete beginners to experienced Gundam enthusiasts.
Gundam models showcase the greatest and most exciting moments in the franchise and are the perfect way to showcase your love of the Gundam multiverse.
Not only does Hobbyco’s line of products include Gundam figures but also collectables from the broader Bandai universe. As a global manufacturer and distributor of toys, Bandai’s collection includes everything from Star Wars to Pokémon for toy lovers of all ages.
Browse Hobbyco’s full range of Gundam model kits and Bandai toys online and purchase securely on our website or in-store today!