Gundam Airmaster

Gundam!

There I was again, perusing the local hobby store and came across a whole aisle dedicated to kits of these Gundam things. “Gun-Damn!  What’s this all about?!”, I wondered.  Turns out these kits are models based on a Japanese anime TV series featuring giant robots or mobile mech suits.  It seems quite a popular franchise in Japan, with 2014 sales figure for Gundam toy & hobby items of about 18 billion yen.  In Japan the models and the hobby of assembling them is known as Gunpla, combination of the words Gundam and Plastic model.

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