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Top Selling New Release Gundam of 2023

Top Selling New Release Gundam of 2023

Top Selling New Release Gundam of 2023

What Our Customers Have Decided Are Top Selling New Release Gundam of 2023

GEA 2023 New Releases of 2023 Collage of package artwork

The year 2023 has been a remarkable period for Gundam enthusiasts. We've witnessed an unprecedented number of new releases from a single series in a remarkably short span. Adding to the excitement, Bandai introduced us to the new "Master Grade Super Deformed" (MGSD) grade. For the first time, we've meticulously evaluated and ranked the fresh Gunpla releases of 2023, showcasing them in a competitive light. This compilation is a goldmine for Gundam aficionados, revealing the models that have captured builders' attention throughout Australia and New Zealand. From the striking HG Gundam Aerial Rebuild and the intricately crafted RG Gundam Epyon to the pioneering MGSD Freedom Gundam, this past year's lineup has redefined standards in both design and appeal.

Ever curious about what drives the popularity of certain Gunpla kits over others? The decision to pick up a new release isn't always straightforward - it's a mix of various influential factors. Here are some key considerations, presented in no particular order, that often sway the choice of Gunpla enthusiasts:-

  • What the kit is
  • Overall appeal - aesthetic, colour, design, and functionality
  • Fun factor - perceived level of excitement anticipated 
  • Complexity - suitability for the builder's level of skill
  • Innovation - newer releases utilise the latest technology and engineering methods
  • Series popularity
  • Grade - build preference - simplicity vs complexity. Shelf space is always in the back of your mind
  • Price - affordability and/or value for money. 
  • Accessibility - supply limitations and availability from your favourite store
  • Social media - what the community is saying about a new release
  • Reviews - what the community is rating the build & overall experience at
  • Budget - personal circumstances always come into consideration
  • Popularity of previous releases from the series 
  • Size of current backlog
  • Pre-Order availability
  • Limited Editions and Exclusivity - some Gunpla you just got to have!
  • Nostalgia and Heritage - some builders grew up following certain series so building certain kits is very important
  • Customisation potential - the ability to add accessories or modify the build

In the end, the allure of a particular Gunpla kit is shaped by a myriad of factors that extend beyond its mere existence as a model. The kit's design, aesthetic appeal, and functionality play pivotal roles, while the fun and excitement it promises, coupled with its complexity, cater to different skill levels of builders. Innovations in technology and the popularity of the series from which a kit originates further influence decisions. Factors such as grade, price, and availability dictate practical considerations, while community opinions, reviews, and personal budget constraints also weigh in. The charm of limited editions, the nostalgia associated with certain series, and the potential for customisation add deeper, more personal layers to the decision-making process. Ultimately, each Gunpla kit resonates differently with enthusiasts, influenced by a unique blend of practical, emotional, and community-driven factors.

Now let's dive in and see which models soared to the top in 2023!

 Top Selling New Release Gunpla of 2023

  1. Bandai 1/144 HG Gundam Aerial Rebuild
  2. Bandai 1/144 HG Witch from Mercury Display Base
  3. Bandai 1/144 HG Gundam Calibarn
  4. Bandai 1/144 HG Michaelis
  5. Bandai 1/100 Full Mechanics Gundam Aerial
  6. Bandai 1/144 HG Lfrith Ur
  7. Bandai 1/144 HG Gundam Schwarzette
  8. Bandai 1/100 MGSD Freedom Gundam
  9. Bandai 1/144 HG Mirasoul Flight Unit
  10. Bandai 1/144 HG Lfrith Thorn
  11. Bandai 1/144 HG Gundam Beguir-Pente
  12. Bandai 1/144 HG Demi Barding
  13. Bandai 1/144 HG Zowort
  14. Bandai Action Base No.6 Clear with Sticker Set
  15. Bandai 1/100 MG Zeta Gundam Ver Ka
  16. Bandai 1/144 EG Build Strike Exceed Galaxy
  17. Bandai 1/100 Full Mechanics Forbidden Gundam
  18. Bandai 1/144 HG Zowort Heavy
  19. Bandai SDCS Unicorn Gundam 2 Banshee (Destroy Mode) & Banshee Norn Parts Set
  20. Bandai 1/144 HG Tickbalang
  21. Bandai 1/144 HG Dilanza Sol
  22. Bandai 1/144 HG Heindree Sturm
  23. Bandai 1/144 RG Gundam Epyon
  24. Bandai 1/144 HG Gundvolva
  25. Bandai 1/144 HG Heindree
  26. Bandai 1/144 HG GM (Shoulder Cannon/ Missile Pod Equipment)
  27. Bandai 1/144 HG Guncannon (Cucuru Doan's Island Ver)
  28. Bandai 1/144 HG Shin Burning Gundam
  29. Bandai 1/144 EG Lah Gundam
  30. Bandai 1/144 HGBM Typhoeus Gundam Chimera
  31. Bandai MGSD Gundam Barbatos
  32. Bandai SDCS Tornado Gundam
  33. Bandai 1/144 HG Gundam 00 Diver Arc
  34. Bandai 1/144 HG Plutine Gundam
  35. Bandai SD Gundam Cross Silhouette F-Kunoichi Kai

Gundam Express Australia collage image of HG Aerial Rebuild


In Conclusion

As we close the chapter on 2023, it's clear that this year has been a remarkable one for the Gunpla community. The diversity and innovation in the models released have not only enriched our building experiences but also expanded our horizons in what to expect from Bandai. From the dominance of the Witch From Mercury series to new favourites like the MGSD Freedom Gundam, each model has brought its unique flair to the forefront, captivating builders of all skill levels.

Looking ahead to 2024, we eagerly anticipate what Bandai will unveil next. The trends we've observed this year set the stage for even more creative and inspiring models. Whether you're a seasoned builder or just starting, the world of Gunpla continues to offer endless possibilities and joy. Here's to another year of building, customising, and celebrating the incredible art of Gunpla! 

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