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Hi-Nu Gundam


3 comments posted
More Izabuchi

Awesome review. the figure looks incredible, but I think you have your designers backwards. It's really closer to Izabuchi's design when you look at the face. Katoki's MG "Version KA" has a more recessed face, but the proportions are almost equal. The only thing that's off is the Fin Funnels don't have the 'airbrushed' stripes and are solid color (which is really what I want to do with my MG V.Ka)

For the first Metal Damashi We've not heard any follow up to this yet have we?

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Posted by Rob on 14 January, 2016 - 10:49
Pretty sure the line is dead,

Pretty sure the line is dead, its been over a year since the last release and nothing was even 'display only' at tamashii nations. Its really cool, but just doesn't feel like it has a place in Bandai's lineup.

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Posted by siningy on 14 January, 2016 - 13:19
About that backpack binder

To clear the confusion here, the original 'fat' purple Hi-Nu was designed by Yutaka Izubuchi. The one with striped Fin Funnel and beak-shaped backpack. Then years later Izubuchi himself redesign Hi-Nu into blue-ish slimmer version with simpler, fin-shaped backpack seen as option in this figure for the first Master Grade kit.
Then recently Bandai released MG ver Ka of Hi-Nu but contrast to Katoki style of making things sleek and slim he went back to old fat Hi-Nu, complete with that beak backpack, purple color, and striped fin funnels.
So when you said "more classic or modern Katoki style" it should have been just "classic and modern style" because both are Izubuchi's and MG ver.Ka is pretty much Katoki trying to bring back old design.

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Posted by GTG on 14 January, 2016 - 17:28