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Hi all,

Academy Plastic Model Co., Ltd. of Korea will be issuing a new, original series God Phoenix model this December. The super-detailed "Newtro" (New + Retro) design takes elements of the original and updates them to a more modern feel. For once, I think it mostly works. I'm not crazy about the strangely colored top piece on the fuselage, but I can live with it.

 

It will be a "snap-tite" style kit with multi-colored parts (MCP). Meaning no glue or painting will be needed. A range of extra parts including all the individual G-1 through G-4 Ninja Team vehicles, open/closed landing gear doors, open/closed VTOL nozzles, open/closed Bird Missile and Super Bird Missile bays, a display stand, rear engine jet flames, parts to store or show the individual vehicles in place and a firebird nose piece. If that's not enough, it can also be displayed in G-5 hovercraft mode with the wings canted down, and it will have an LED light function.

The model will measure 33cm (approx. 13") long when completed, or 40cm (approx. 16") long with the Firebird parts attached.
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Take a look at Academy's nifty promotional video!

The God Phoenix model will be available in Japan this December and will be priced at ¥6,980 (approx. $66 US). When I find a reliable location for pre-orders, I'll be sure to post it!

UPDATE 11/20/20:
The Ban Chang Go YouTube channel posted a 13 minute video discussing the new model on November 14, which included the following picture of the fire parts on its nose:

 


There is also another, earlier 12 minute video from Academy themselves, which focuses on the upcoming God Phoenix model. They show some of the features on a nearly finished example, including how they ended up representing the fin on Ken's airplane, the LED feature - which appears to be included in the basic version of the kit - and more.

Unfortunately both videos are in Korean, which I do not understand. Even with YouTube's auto translation feature, I'm not too sure of any additional details. Is anyone here able to provide more information from the discussions?

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Looks pretty good - includes just about everything you can think of! And that price doesn't look too bad (before delivery costs are added!).

I'll be watching closely!

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No paint or glue required, huh? I might almost be able to get the courage to try that...

(I tend to have terrible, terrible luck with models...)

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Wow, that's detailed! EW, no paint?

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Becky, for some reason I get into trouble with painting and gluing models. My work was at a FEMA-level disaster!

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Hi all,

I added another photo and a couple video links to the first post in the thread.

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