Mobile Suit Gundam comes to Top Deck Inn!

Ready the mobile suits! The Principality of Zeon is invading Top Deck inn! Well.. Not exactly. We’re now stocking GUNPLA after popular demand! Many of you have asked, and we’ve answered. GUNPLA kits are soon to be available at the store for purchase!

Hey everyone! Alfie here with some exciting news!

After popular demand, We’ve decided to stock some of Bandai’s amazing GUNPLA kits for you to purchase. Ranging from ‘High Grade’ all the way to ‘Perfect grade’ we’ve dipped our toes in for you to explore Bandai’s amazing range of DIY figurines.

But what is GUNPLA? What is ‘High Grade?’

For those of you who may have only heard of Mobile Suit Gundam in passing, GUNPLA is the Bandai created and curated modelling kits for hobbyists and enthusiasts to create their own, fully poseable action figures of their favourite mobile suits from the many shows! Each kit ranges in difficulty and offers a great building and modelling experience with snap fit pieces for all kits. No painting or gluing required! Just snap pieces together and watch your figure come to life!

The GUNPLA grading system assesses the ‘difficulty’ and time to assemble for each kit alongside the scale for most kits. To help understand the grading and scale system for GUNPLA, There is a helpful table put together by ‘From Japan’

https://blog.fromjapan.co.jp/en/

Understanding Gunpla kit grades and scales

GradeAbbreviationScaleSize
High GradeHG1/144 or 1/10013cm (1/144) or 18cm (1/100)
Master GradeMG1/10018cm
Perfect GradePG1/6030cm
Real GradeRG1/14413cm
Super DeformedSGN/A8cm

Whilst GUNPLA kit ‘difficulty’ can be considered relative depending on your experience with miniature modelling, Scales are not. ‘High Grade’ or ‘Intermediate’ difficulty kits are by far the best entry into the hobby and experience of building your own mobile suits, they won’t bring the larger scale some people are looking for when it comes to displaying high quality figures!

Take a look at this example to see what the differences in scale are when it comes to a side-by-side comparison!

But if you already love GUNPLA and know what it’s all about.. Well, here’s what we’re stocking!

So far, we’ve ordered a variety of kits from ‘High Grade’ all the way up to ‘Perfect Grade’ for hobbyists of all skill levels. We’ve also been mindful to order enough kits that can match people’s budgets in these tough times. The full details of what kits we have ordered will be up on our website soon for pre-order and purchase with full shipping or click and collect! We want to get these to you as quick and as timely as possible so please make use of this service!

All GUNPLA kits will be on our online store for you to browse and order soon! Please keep an eye on our Facebook for updates on when they are put online.

Some of the kits we have ordered are but not limited to:

GUNDAM – RG 1/144 Z GUNDAM
GUNDAM – HG 1/144 OO GUNDAM
GUNDAM – HG 1/144 RX-78-2 GUNDAM [BEYOND GLOBAL]
GUNDAM – MG 1/100 ASTRAY RED FRAME REVISE
GUNDAM – MG 1/100 UNICORN GUNDAM (RED/GREEN TWIN FRAME EDITION) TITANIUM FINISH
GUNDAM – PG 1/60 W-GUNDAM ZERO CUSTOM

And the absolutely massive..
GUNDAM – PG 1/60 RX-0[N] UNICORN GUNDAM 02 BANSHEE NORN

GUNPLA Meet-ups!

We want to foster a great community for all hobbyists here at Top Deck Inn. We’ll be opening up our indoor space once lookdown ends to new and already established hobbyists to meet up and share their passion for the hobby! Whether you’re new to GUNPLA, already collecting or are a veteran with years of experience we want you here! We want to know what kits you are looking for! What’s your favourite Mobile Suit? We want to hear your opinions on what we should order!

This year has been a rough one for everyone. Making new friends and spending time in a friendly place and with friendly faces is the best way to improve your mental health. Especially after this pandemic (Hopefully) passes. And if you’re like us? We believe everyone deserves a space to interact and socialize with likeminded individuals.

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