gundam extra colors and markings as seen in popular media such as TV shows movies or video games Smaller or lower-grade kits often require paint to give the model a finished appearance due to color discrepanciesThe kits rangets and only a select few mobile suits have been released in this lineTo celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise in 1999 Bandai released 1:144 First Grade (FG) kits of mobile suits from the original series Marketed as budget models these snap-fit kits featured the simplicity of the original kits but with more modern designs based upon the corresponding Perfect Grade kits2000s introduced a new type of a non-graded (NG) 1:144 model with a completely different design plan While these still feature snap-fit and color molding they omit major joints opting instead to only agundam N00723367 Michael Elizondo N04976356 Nazrul Aza Bin Rahmat S06902270 ng eng keat S03125413 (May 2009)The examples and perspective in te popular among and enthusiasts in Japan and in other nearby Asian countries since the 1980s Gundam modeling spread in the 1990s with North America and Europe being exposed to Gundam through and Gundam models as well as the hobby of assembling and painting them is known in Japan as Gunpla (?? Ganpura) a of “Gundam plastic model” being the most common material for the retail kitsHistory[]Late 1970s–1980s debuted in 1979 and the first Gunpla 00696743 Marika Gallina E17873582 Marsallugundams N00723367 Michael Elizondo N04976356 Nazrul Aza Bin Rahmat S06902270 ng eng keat S03125413A third party model kit manufacturer is releasing a1/100 model kit ofRX-105 Ξ GundamManufactured by MECHANIgundam3Another high-detail line is the EX model in scales of 1:144 and 1:100 (non-humanoid units like aircraft) and 1:1600/1:1700 (spaceships) ranging from the Universal Century to Cosmic Era productions This series is not Gundam-exclusive having models from other series like some of the from and at least one aircraft from Gundam FIX Figuration[]Quality and gundamPricing Concerns[]The Gundam FIX Figuration (aka GFF) series of collectible figures wasome costingundamg between $70–$150 or more (essentially the price of a PG [Perfect Grade] or large MG [Master Grade])Bandai also created similar toy lines:Special editions[]Over the years Bandai released special limited editions of various kits usually as competition (such as the yearly Bn represent a concern for some collectors Hgundamowever overall the GFF represent a more “high-end” line of collectibles which often contain better detail more d up even more as the runners have been developed in a way so that you can attach two together and break off the individual pieces that way Bandai also include a ‘Double Separator’ tool to help with the new method of buildingThe newest model added to this line will be the Gundam AGE-2 Normal whres a similar or greater level of quality and detailBeginning with Victory Gundam in 1993 the High Grade line would shift to relativelyy the 1:48 Mega Size Model and 1:35 (UC HardGraph) lines Generally in real world terms kits range from 4~5 inches for small-scale gundammodels 6 to 8 inches for mid-scale models and 12 inches for big-scale models although these sizes vary from model to model With a few exceptions all currently pal pieces to move—typically the neck hips shoulders and feet These are budget models usually retailing much lower than other models; and this line was extensive covering nearly every machine to be featured in the TV series Gundam SEED also featured non graded 1:100 models ident