40-years since Sunrise Inc. introduced us to pew pew mechas in Universal Century Year 0079, Mobile Suit Gundam (MSG) has spawned a universe of anime, manga, movies, and video games. The popularity of the series shows no signs of waning.
You might have to wait at least 160 years before an RX-78-2 Gundam comes to life, but you can get your hands on collectibles right now!
Uniqlo printed T-shirts
What better way to display your Gundam pride than with a shirt?
In collaboration with Uniqlo, a series of 12 unique tees. My favourite is the stunning collage which forms the icionic RX-78-2. Check out the others at Uniqlo’s online store.
Sangoku Soketsuden SD Gundam
Don’t have space for scale-sized models of your favourite Gundam? No worries Bandai’s got you covered with these special palm-sized Gundams inspired by The Romance of The Three Kingdoms.
This series of 9 Gundams are released in conjunction with 2 comic series (April) and an official animation (July). At the moment, 6 of these Sangoku Soketsuden SD Gundam have been released while the other 3 will be available from May 2019:
- SD Sangoku Soketsuden Lyu Bu Sinanju & Red Hare
- SD Sangoku Soketsuden Zhaoyun 00 Gundam & Blue Dragon Drive
- SD Sangoku Soketsuden Diao Chan Kshatriya
Mobile Suit Gundam Watches
Rejoice all you watch enthusiasts! Here’s not one but two collectible series of watches to go with your Uniqlo tees 😉
First up, Seiko’s Limited Edition watches will be unleashed worldwide:
- Char Exclusive Zaku (1,000 pieces, 12 April)
- Mass Production Type Zaku (1,000 pieces, 12 April)
- Gundam (300 pieces, 9 August)
Not to be outdone, Casio G-Shock in China is set to release a set of 4 watches to mark MSG’s 40th anniversary which comes in their own Haro robot mascot case:
- X-78-2 Gundam
- Char’s Zaku II (Zaku II Head case)
- RX-0 Unicorn Gundam
- RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee