9 Best Japanese Robot Model Kits in 2020 (My Personal Picks)

Best Japanese Robot Model Kits

While there isn’t a definitive answer for what is the best Japanese robot model kit (since everyone has different preferences) here are some popular and eye-catching anime models that you may be interested in building:


1. Bandai Hobby Gundam Revive Model Kit (HGUC RX-78-2)

  • Scale: 1/144  
  • Great articulation and better detail than the older HGUC kit 
  • This model kit contains a shield, beam rifle, bazooka, beam sabers, runner, stickers, and more. 
  • Instructions are straightforward and easy to follow


2. Good Smile Company: Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory: Moderoid RK-91/92 Savage Mecha (Olive Version)

Good Smile Company Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Moderoid RK 91:92 Savage Mecha
  • This model differentiates itself from others with its unique, frog-like design
  • It’s a simple build and a good option for beginners 
  • Several articulation points 


3. Bandai Hobby Banshee Norn Unicorn Gundam Model Kit (HGUC #175 02)

Bandai Hobby Banshee Norn Unicorn Gundam Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/144
  • High grade model kit 
  • Instructions are Japanese 
  • This is a great option for experienced modelers who would like to take on a challenge (definitely not recommended for beginners!) 


4. Bandai Hobby RGM-79 GM "Mobile Suit Gundam" Model Kit (HGUC #20)

Bandai Hobby Gundam Revive Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/144
  • Good choice for beginners who want to practice and improve their painting skills. Since it’s a low priced model kit, there’s less of a worry about messing up.


5. Bandai Hobby Master Grade Gundam Kai Plastic Model Kit, Astray Red Frame

  • Scale: 1/100 
  • Snap together kit, no need for glue
  • Lots of parts, incredibly detailed 
  • One customer recommended the use of a gundam marker to make the model look even better


6. Bandai High Grade Gundam The Origin Zaku II Type C-6/R6

Bandai High Grade Gundam The Origin Zaku II Type C-6:R6
  • Great articulation 
  • The rifle that comes with the kit is impressive. Also, the kit contains a machine gun, bazooka, 2 bazooka magazines, and heat hawk.


7. Bandai Hobby #17 Real Grade Wing Gundam Zero EW Scale Model Kit

Bandai Hobby #17 Real Grade Wing Gundam Zero EW Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/144
  • Several customers said the wings were strong and didn’t budge 
  • Comes with extra decal sheet


8. Bandai Hobby HG IBO Astaroth Origin "Gundam IBO Side Story"

Bandai Hobby HG IBO Astaroth Origin Gundam IBO Side Story
  • Scale: 1/144 
  • Looks great and doesn’t break the bank! 
  • Great option for beginners who want to practice customization


9. Bandai Hobby RG #28 Tallgeese (EW) "Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz"

Bandai Hobby RG #28 Tallgeese EW
  • Scale: 1/144
  • High quality kit, but several customers said the backpack was loose/fragile

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