News Gundam Plastic Models: Over 400 Million Served
posted on 2010-04-20 23:58 EDT
This July, the Gundam anime franchise will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its first plastic model kit. As of March, Bandai has sold 400 million Gundam plastic model kits — all made in Japan. (Japan has a population of about 127 million.) The first kit, a 1/144-scale Gundam, sold for 300 yen (about US$3.20) in 1980. On July 24, 2010, Bandai will release a new 1/144-scale "Real Grade" Gundam kit for 2,625 yen (US$28.20).