MechaStellar – GaoGaiGar Miniatures and other Yuusha Series

GaoGaiGar Gashapon Yujin Yuusha Retsuden

On this page we’re going to discuss the different miniatures available GaoGaiGar and the overall Yuusha / Braves series to be used with the MechaStellar Wargame Rules. This post will feature Yuusha and GaoGaiGar gashapon (capsule toys) as well some other small figures that were primarily produced by the toy company Yujin. We have also included the Yuusha Retsuden collection as well.

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MS – G Gundam Miniatures

In this post we’ll look at some of the models available for G Gundam including the smaller 1/400 collection (1.5-2″), the slightly larger 1/300 (2-3″) and the Mobile Suits in action 4.5″ figure. On the whole models for G Gundam are hard to come by, both for Gunpla plastic kits as well as action figures and gashapon. The images will also be added to the larger Gundam 1/400, 1/300 and 1/200 miniatures page. You can find the tabletop rules for MechaStellar on the game downloads page.

Fortunately, the widely popular Mobile Suits in Action Line (MSIA or MS in Action) line of action figures from the 1999 through the 2000s has the biggest variety of models for Mobile Fighter G Gundam.

The MSIA range has a good level of detail and is very sturdy even after all these years and are great for posing and letting the kids play with them. Since they come with large amounts of accessories similar to the more modern Robot Spirits / Robot Damashii line its usually best to keep some plastic bags on hand to keep all the accessories (beam sabers, weapons, special attacks, etc.) in one place.

Pictured above is the Shuffle Alliance. Many of the popular Gundam’s from this series also have a battle scarred version which have a good deal of weathering and battle damage on the model and often come with a piece of terrain as seen above where Dragon, Shining, Rose and Maxter are all battle scarred.

The Mobile Suit in Action range is also one of the only places to find some of the more esoteric designs. Pictured above is the Matador Gundam, Zebra Gundam, Mandala Gundam, and Cobra Gundam. There were only a few fighters that did not receive MSIA figures, that said some of the more popular ones (such as the Windmill Nether Gundam) are very hard to find these days.

While many of the Mobile Fighters from G Gundam received a Gunpla treatment, they are difficult to find nowadays. Since then typically the only Gundam’s to receive model kits are Shining Gundam, Master Gundam and Burning / God Gundam. Although 20 years later, Rose Gundam received a new kit but on P-Bandai only.

Gundam S.O.G. 1/300 and 1/400 G Gundam

For the smaller gashapon on the outside edges we have the 1/300 SOG Burning and Master Gundam released as part of a special set at the end of the SOG range. In the middle are the 1/400 range which includes Burning / God Gundam, Shining Gundam, Master Gundam with Fuunsaiki, Nobel Gundam and the Dark / Devil Gundam. Unfortunately there aren’t any other fighters in the 1/400 range.

Mobile Suit in Action Gundam S.O.G. 1/300 and 1/400 Burning Gundam Master Gundam

Above you can see a comparison photo showing the heights of the 1/400, the 1/300 and the MSIA figures.

[MS] Miniatures for Gundam 1/400, 1/300 SOG, Standart, Ultimate Operation, Assault Kingdom

Gundam Miniatures, Gundam 1/400, Gundam 1/300 SOG, Ultimate Operation, Standart, Assault Kingdom
Zaku I Sniper sleeping on the job

On this page we’re going to discuss the different miniatures available for Mobile Suit Gundam for use in the MechaStellar Wargame Rules. This post will feature the Gundam 1/400 collection, the 1/300 S.O.G. range, and a number of ranges that are roughly 1/220 scale but for the sake of convenience we’ll call them 1/200 for this write-up. We’ll examine the pros and cons of each Gundam mini collection and at the end we’ll have a number of comparison shots showing the different ranges side by side.

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MechaStellar – Mazinger Z Miniatures

Go Nagai Figure Collection Great Mazinger Doublas M2 Garada K7

2023 Update: Added photos for the Go Nagai figure collection to the very end.

Mazinger Z Garada K7 Doublas M2 Great Mazinger Mazinkaiser Shin Mazinger God Scrander
Mazinger Z Garada K7 Doublas M2 Great Mazinger Mazinkaiser Shin Mazinger God Scrander

Mazinger Z is a classic series from the 70s with both a manga and several TV shows and OVA adaptations. Along with Getter Robo and Tetsujin-28 it is one of the original super robot series, with Mazinger being the first piloted super robot, while Tetsujin-28 who appeared earlier was controlled remotely.

If you you would like to get into the Mazinger series check out this post.

Mazinger as a series is created by Go Nagai and popularized with its first animated appearance produced by Toei animation. The of Mazinger has gone through many incarnations and reboots both in manga and anime form including Mazinkaiser, Shin Mazigner Z (Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact) and of course it forms the holy trinity of Super Robot Wars games with Mazinger Z, Getter Robo, and Gundam who have appeared in nearly every single entry.

Below the break we’ll talk about the various type of Mazinger miniatures and figures out there you can use for mecha minis in a Mechastellar tabletop Super Robot Wars game.

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Stellar Warships – Gundam Miniatures

With the recent release of VER 8 Stellar Warship rules it’s a good time to put out a post on what kind of Stellar Warships to use. This post will focus on Warships from Mobile Suit Gundam which you can use with the MechaStellar rules for a Gundam Tactics game with warship fire support.

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[MS] Big O Miniatures

For ‘The Big O’ mecha-anime there are a few options out there for miniatures. There are a few Big O models released as part of Super Robot Gashapon series that also includes series like Getter Robo, Gaiking and Mazinger Z. For our games we are using Big O trading figures produced by Kotobukiya.

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[MS] – Pacific Rim Extinction Miniatures

Just a quick update, since we’ve been working on MechaStellar a new game for Pacific Rim has come out of kickstarter called Pacific Rim Extinction. The models are very nice, although a bit pricey and are the perfect scale if you want your Jaegers to tower over Mobile Suits while being the same height as an Evangelion. Below are some more comparison photos. We’ll be adding these to the original model post as well.

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[MS] – Getter Robo Miniatures

Getter Robo miniatures gashapon super minipla go nagai figure collection

2023 Update – Here are some updated photographs for various kinds of Getter Robo Minis. This post includes Super Robot Gashapon, Getter Robo Aramgeddon Gashapon, an older Banpresto Shin Getter Robo figure, Super Minipla (SMP) and the Go Nagai Figure collection.

If you are interested in the Getter Robo series read over this post here

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[MS] – Gundam Miniatures 1/400 & 1/300

This is an older post, for the updated one please click on this link.

Continuing from our last post this one we’ll look at the Gundam miniatures available. This post will focus on Gundam models at the 1/400 & 1/300 scale. The 1/400 line of Gundam minis that ran from 2004 to 2010 and with an amazing wide array of models released for both Universal Century (UC) and Alternate Universes (AU).

In the UC range it covered everything from the original Mobile Suit Gundam (0079) until Unicorn (0096) with a few units being produced for F91 and Victory Gundam. For AU it had major releases for Gundam SEED and Gundam Wing as well as models for the main mobile suits of G Gundam, Gundam X, Turn A Gundam and Gundam 00. The standard 1/400 has a simple black base the figure stands on, there is also a series called Mini Figure Select or M.F.S. that is also 1/400 scale and is either painted on a white base or metallic on a black base as seen above.

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