The second "Gunpla Builders World Cup"
competition for Gundam plastic model construction will take place at the Gundam
Front Tokyo entertainment complex on Tokyo's artificial island of Odaiba this
December. Representatives from 13 countries or areas will compete in this
year's competition: Japan, Italy, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, the
Philippines, Indonesia, North America, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong,
Similarly to last year's competition, this year's
competition will have two classes. The 'open course' will be available for
contestants aged 15 and older, and the 'junior course' will be open for
contestants aged 14 and younger. The Japanese regional finals will have three
stages of judging beginning in May with the finalist being chosen this fall.
Ho Yick Yin of Malaysia competed against eleven other
regional finalists and won the open course in last year's world championship
held in Hong Kong. The Chinese representative won the junior course for last
year's championship competition.
Gunpla World Cup 2012 – U.S. Championship
Like every good global competition, our country needs a representative! Does your model have what it takes to make the U.S. proud?
Bandai's "Gunpla Builders World Cup 2012", the first competition dedicated to Gundam plastic models in 13 international regions. The regions of Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, United States, and Italy will all have representatives participating for the final championship.
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Anime/Manga Artist) auctions another (previous auction: HERE) autographed
drawing of Char Aznable. Proceed from this auction will be
supporting the Japan Earthquake Charity. The current auction price is 62000 yen
(about $785 USD). View the auction page on Yahoo Auction: HERE.