On top of that, there’s a 3-episode anime of the two franchises collaborating. You can find all 3 episodes at the end of this post. Anyways, two more collectible figures are ready to coax your bills out of your wallet.
They are the Hello Kitty RX-78-2 Gundam gunpla and the Hello Kitty x Haro kit. The former is a gunpla which means assembly is required. However, the parts are all pre-painted and are of snap on system, so there’s no glue required. Sweet. Those are exactly the reasons why I gave up building plastic model kits.
The gunpla lets you build both the world’s famous mouthless cat and the chubby version of the RX-78-2 Gundam. I think, perhaps the most interesting feature of this kit is, you can combine Kitty and RX-78-2 to create a Gundam Kitty (or Hello Gundam???) which looks fantastic.
Another interesting bid is, the runners of the kit are in the shape of Hello Kitty’s head and bow. Damn, I wouldn’t even build it. I would just keep it as it is. But at just 2,530 yen (or about US$23), super fan/collector could probably buy two sets; one for building and one for keepsake.
As for the Hello Kitty x Haro kit, it is the dear old Haro in Kitty aesthetic… with actual ears and you know what? It actually looks pretty dope. True to Haro, the figure has flip up ears which reveal Haro Kitty hands, stowable legs and opening mouth. The kit comes complete with a stand for display purposes.
Hello Kitty x Haro kit is even more affordable at just 1,100 Yen or about 10 bucks. Hello Kitty RX-78-2 Gundam and Hello Kitty x Haro Kit goes on sale in Japan starting February 29 (Japan time, obviously).
Images: Bandai Spirits.