|Manufactures a great number of models for a variety
of series. The quality is seldom less than good and there more recent kits
have been excellent in both detail an posability.
In 2000 Bandai started re-tooling there Dunbine line into HG quality models
complete with ball joints and high detail.
Bottom line don't buy the original plastic on plactic models , buy the
new HG versions.
Bandai did 3 sizes of evangelion model. The small 'LM' models are worthless
and stiff. The LM+HG are larger and
perfectly detailed. I highly recommend these. And lastly there
is the now out of production Perfect Grade EVA-01.
If you can find it, and afford it get it hands down.
-Original 1979 Gundam models. Plastic on plastic joints and disproportionate.
Try to get the new HGUC versions
Great if you want parts or to make a diorama.
-MSV - Mobile suit variations. These have surprising detail - and
though they have plastic on plastic joints, this
series does offer some engineering marvels for the time they were created
in. Perfectly proportional and nicely
priced at ¥500 to ¥1000 each. They are worth picking up if you
like a particular design. Also the Zaku variations
combined well with the newer HG Zaku.
-Zeta and Double Zeta Models. Were the first to use polycaps and
some are worth having , but If they produce
an HG equivalent - then go for the HG.
-Chars Counter Attack models. All are cast in color and nicely detailed.
However the ReGZ face is wrong.
Also the elbow joints on the Jegan, Jagda Doga, and Sazabi are reversed
so all they can basically do is scratch there
armpits. Still at ¥500 to ¥1000 they are still worth having.
-F90, F91, and Silhouette Formula Models are all 1/100 scale, cast in color
and nicely detailed. The only
downside I found was with the F91-Heavy Gun model. One of the hip ball
joint sockets is misformed -so one leg
will be prone to fall off.
-The rest of the 1/144 models all qualify as HG models. All the HG
models are cast in color, offer great detail and posability.
Bandai produced a number of 1/100 and 1/72 scale VF-1 models all were nicely
done and superior to there ARII
counter parts. The VF-2 from Macross 2 OVA is very well done - Basically
HG quality. The 1/144 Macross Seven
models are all worth having. They are cast in a single color but go together
and pose VERY nicely. HOWEVER
the 1/100 VF-19 transformable are total Garbage, they don't go together
well and the attempt at duplicating the
transformation sequence leave REALLY bad looking gaps. Bandai should
have been ashamed to release the 1/100 VF-19.
model boxes say HG but the kit only barely qualify. All the Nadesico
kits are basically the SAME kit with 1 differently
plastic tree. This wouldn't be bad except the parts don't line up quite
right on any of them. They are still nice, but
alot of sanding.
the Patlabor kits are very nicely detailed, However the vynal sleeves that
cover the upper arms and lower legs put too
tension on the joints. This can cause the joints especially at the
knees to break. Ruining the model.
models are HG quality, fully posable and it you are a fan of the series
truly a must have.