More Planet Armors

If you read my primer on the Core Gundam and its Planet Armors, then you will know that getting a full collection of Core Gundams and Planet Armors is a tall order. This is due to the fact that not all kits are created equal. Some come with a Core Gundam, and some don’t. Some come with all the weapons and accessories, while for others you’ll need to buy a separate accessory pack. And on top of all that, the different kits aren’t always reprinted at the same time. Maybe you find the armor you’re looking for, but not its corresponding weapons pack (or vice versa).

The point is that if you want a full set of Planet Armor, it’s going to take a bit of effort. Or in my case, luck.

Shortly after writing that primer, I found an online hobby shop selling a couple of the Planet Armors. Then I discovered that my local hobby shop sold their corresponding accessory packs (as well as another set of matching armor & accessories). I realized the opportunity in front of me, so I got while the getting was good:

In less than a month, I’ve been able to go from having zero Planet Armors, to having six out of eight of them.

I was not expecting this at all, and I acknowledge and consider my good fortune. When it comes to Gunpla, things almost never fall into place this easily.

The only question I have now is which one I should build next. I’ve already finished the Earthree, as that was pretty much the most obvious place to start. But now the path is wide open, and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Let me think on it a bit. The next time you see a post, you’ll know my decision.