Thanks, Bandai! You've officially made me broke today with all of your Gunpla pre-orders. January was already shaping up to be a hellacious month, but now it's even worse (or better). There's stuff from Unicorn, AGE, SEED, and the Master Grade I've been waiting quite a long time for.
The pair of Unicorn Gundam Banshee HGUC kits will start off my excitement in January, available in both Unicorn and Destroy modes for 1,600 and 1,800 yen respectively. Gundam SEED will be celebrating its 10th anniversary next year, and as such, will be re-releasing a slew of Gunpla. They already released the 5 GAT-X suits and GINN this month, so January will see the release of the CGue and BuCue, Calamity, Forbidden, Raider, Freedom, Justice, and Providence Gundams. These kits will range from 1,200 to 1,500 yen. In addition, there is one brand-new kit, the LaGowe, which will retail for 1,400 yen.
If you're lucky enough to have the Real Grade Strike Gundam, then you'll probably want to get the new add-on kit. The RG Skygrasper will include the Sword and Launcher Packs, both of which will attach to the RG Strike Gundam. The kit will be priced at 2,500 yen when it's released in February.
Lastly, we have a trio of Master Grades for release. January will see my much-anticipated release of the Gundam Heavyarms for 3,800 yen. February will see both the Duel Gundam Assault Shroud release for 4,200 yen and the Gundam AGE-1 Normal version for 3,500 yen. I hope your wallets and supplies are all in order for the beginning of the 2012 Gunpla campaign.