Gunpla Expo World Tour Hong Kong 2011

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Coverage photos for Gunpla Expo World Tour Hong Kong 2011 are now up! Known as Gundam Expo Hong Kong in the past few years, this year's Gundam Expo is renamed as Gunpla Expo World Tour Hong Kong 2011. I went with AstrayP03 to check the event out on Sunday. Too bad the finalist entries for Gunpla Builders World Cup 2011 as they will be shown from Chistmas Day. Will put captions later in the day.

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A brief introduction on Gunpla at the beginning of the "Gunpla History Tour"

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A huge poster showing the evolution of Gunpla (using RX-78-2 Gundam as example) over the years.

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History of Gunpla - it's impressive to see how far they have advanced over the past few decades :o

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G Gundam Gunpla. Nobel Gundam fell down ^^;

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HG 1/144 Extreme Gundam from Gundam Extreme Vs (arcade & PS3 game).
Despite being a boss "character", Extreme Gundam never fights in this form.

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The GMs released in 2011. This year really is the year of the GM~

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MS that appear in Gundam UC OVA

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MG 1/100 Astray Red Frame, Astray Blue Frame, and Strike Freedom Gundam

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MG 1/100 Zaku II Ver 2.0 & RX-78-2 (OYW ver?)

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MG 1/100 Unicorn Gundam & ReZEL

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MG 1/100 Delta Plus & Sinanju

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MG 1/100 Gundam 00 series and Gundam Wing series

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RG 1/144 Aile Strike Gundam

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RG 1/144 Freedom Gundam

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RG 1/144 Char's Zaku II

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RG 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam

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RG 1/144 Zaku II

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The PG 1/60 Gunpla kits...

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... And the even bigger 1/48 Mega Size Gunpla

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BB Senshi Strike & Force Impulse. I don't build BB Senshis but I miss how they have elbow joints in the past as the ones nowadays don't have such feature.

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BB Sensh 00 Raiser & 00 Gundam Seven Swords/G

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BB Senshi Wing Gundam Ver. Ka - one of the most detailed BB Senshi kits IMHO

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Gundam UC BB Senshi Gunpla

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A wall of displays dedicated for 1/144 Gundam UC Gunpla

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Sample display of yet to be released HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam Banshee in Unicorn & Destroy Mode

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A diorama of Unicorn Gundam and Sinanju

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Sample display of MG 1/100 Full Armour Unicorn Gundam

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Another display of Full Armour Unicorn Gundam.
Personally I think it should be called Full Arms Unicorn Gundam as there are no extra armour for this upgrade, but rather extra armament!

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AG 1/144 Gundam AGE kits. Unlike older beginner 1/144 kits these have much closer resemblance to their HG 1/144 brothers thanks to advance in technology.
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1/48 Mega Size Gundam AGE-1 Normal

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A wall of display showing kits of Gundam AGE released so far

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HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-2 Normal revealed

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Another display model of Gundam AGE-2

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Prototype sample of MG 1/100 Gundam AGE-1 Normal

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Prototype sample of MG 1/100 Gundam AGE-1 Titus
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Prototype sample of MG 1/100 Gundam AGE-1 Spallow

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A diorama display showing a custom built 1/144 Diva warship and the Gundam fighting the UE MS

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HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-1 Normal on display with various display-only effect parts.

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A re-enactment of the scene in first episode of Gundam AGE

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Huge wallpaper of RG1/144 Freedom Gundam boxart

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RG 1/144 Freedom Gundam diorama. I think there are supposed to be the full burst beam parts on the guns (as seen in 51st Japan Model Hobby Show here) but I have a feeling that they got snapped and broken during transport ^^;

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MG 1/100 Duel Gundam and Assault Shroud equipments

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MG 1/100 Duel Gundam

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Beam rifle, shield, and bazooka for MG 1/100 Duel Gundam. It's nice to see that the bazooka is included as it was stolen for Astray Gold Frame to use in the side story, so Duel never got its hand on this weapon.

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The outer armour parts and weapons for Assault Shroud of Duel Gundam

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RG 1/144 Sky Grasper with Sword and Launcher striker packs

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RG 1/144 Strike Gundam with Launcher and Sword striker packs

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Strike Gundam vs LaGOWE

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Upcoming HG 1/144 LaGOWE

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Overhead posters showing what's updated for the re-released versions of Gundam SEED Gunpla. Apart from slight colour changes, there are more stickers and markings available, as well as having an extra joint part included for Action Base 2 stands that are sold separately.

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Overhead posters showing the new upcoming HG 1/144 LaGOWE and upgrade parts for HG 1/144 Strike Gundam (including a Grand Slam sword) that will come with 2012 April issue of Hobby Japan. With that said, the localised Chinese version should have this as well.

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SD Sangokuden Gunplas on display

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New BB Senshis Gundam AGE Gunpla on display.

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Many different colour variations of Bearrguys XD

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Various Gunplas on display that are made by fans and people who have particpated in the Gunpla Builder World Cup. Some of them have appeared in ACGHK 2011 as well.

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HG 1/144 Beginning J & Beginning D Gundam

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The Gashapon area

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Children playing on the Gundam AGE arcade machines. Apparently there are some in Hong Kong (and not just these 2 machines here), but I have not taken notice of them yet.

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Children building AG 1/144 Gafran in a Gunpla workshop

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Effect parts for re-released versions of HG 1/144 Gundam SEED Gunplas, which will be available around end of December.

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The event shop

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Gunpla Expo World Tour Hong Kong 2011