Gundam Narikiri RX-78 and Zaku Boxer Briefs and Socks: Roleplay You Say?

The never-ending post-apocalyptic nightmare has started to affect even the supply of gunpla. So what do you do if you can’t get your hands on a Gundam model? Be a Gundam model. Bandai Namco’s silly Narikiri (“roleplay”) line features boxer briefs and socks based on Amuro Ray’s RX-78 Gundam, Char’s MS-06S Zaku, and the mass production MS-06F Zaku from the first Mobile Suit Gundam show.

There are also matching tees for each design, but they’re not as funny as the boxer briefs or as awesome as the socks.

Head to Yoyakunow to protect your beam saber and feet. The boxer briefs cost about $43 (USD) each, while the socks go for about $25 per pair.

[via GunplaBandai]

Fools Paradise Lowfool Steel of League Figure: Mobile Scrum Gundam

Prolific designer toymaker Fools Paradise is releasing a beastly figure that sees a rugby player wearing parts of the RX-78-2 Gundam as protective gear. The figure is called Lowfool Steel of League Team 01-GD. Yep, the toymakers are saying it’s for a robot rugby league, despite the face mask. It’d be silly to draw the line there right?

The long name implies that there will be other figures in their league. I hope they plan on making a Super Robot Wars-style universe. Head to Fools Paradise’s blog starting on 06/28/21 to pre-order. There’s no word on price as of this writing, but based on Fools Paradise’s previous releases, this will likely cost more than $350 (USD).

DIY 3D Printable Mecha and Sci-Fi Face Masks: Man & Machine, Sanding Extreme

You wouldn’t download a mech, but you would and you can download a mecha’s mask. It’s all thanks to designers like Etsy seller SeberdrA, who offers STL files of masks and other facial cosplay accessories inspired by popular mecha, cyborgs, and other anime, video games, and science fiction characters. Here’s a 3D printed sample from Gundam fan Mecha Gaikotsu:

SeberdrA has a good variety of well-made designs. Here are my favorites from their selection:

As with many 3D printed projects, you’ll have to do a bit of trial and error when printing these designs, especially if you want to wear them. Here’s Mecha Gaikotsu’s video about his experience with one of the mecha masks:

Take an orbital elevator to SeberdrA’s Etsy shop to snag the designs. They usually go for around $20 to $24 (USD) each.

[via Mecha Gaikotsu]

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Oppo made a Gundam edition of its fast-charging Reno Ace phone

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‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ celebrates its 40th Anniversary with… Fila?

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Gundam Fans to Get OPPO Smartphone

Fans of Gundam have a new smartphone to look forward to. According to a tweet by @UniverseIce, gadget maker OPPO has partnered with Bandai Namco, to launch “a new smartphone.” This Twitter user has had reliable mobile leaks in the past, so there is a good chance this is legit.

Right now we don’t know anything about this yet-to-be-announced phone aside from that it is coming soon, along with a couple of rendered images of the smartphone. The images certainly look cool. It looks like we can expect a Gundam-themed interface and wallpapers, while the back of the phone has an image of the mecha. Interestingly, it’s supposed to be a new smartphone model, not one we know about already.

Hopefully, we won’t have too long of a wait before we find out more about this. That design looks sweet. One thing is for sure, Gundam fans can’t wait to get this new smartphone. Sadly, we don’t have any date or availability news to report, but if we hear something more we will let you know. When it does arrive, it won’t last long as fans will snatch them up quickly.

[via Mike Shouts]