Gundam action figures by toy manufacturer Bandai are hotter than ever, thanks to large-scale collaborations dropping seemingly every quarter with the likes of Supreme, Nike, and ASUS. The Gundam franchise, however, has been revered for nearly four decades. The Mobile Suit Gundam anime premiered in 1979 and has since been adapted into video games, manga, and of course, Gundam action figures.
Gundam action figures have been a staple of the Gundam universe for decades, and collectors will spend thousands of dollars for the opportunity to build and showcase their Gundam collectibles. The Gundam franchise is widely praised around the world, and the recent collaborations with Supreme and Nike have widened the appeal to sneaker collectors, streetwear fans, and action figure collectors alike. In no particular order, here are some of the best Gundam action figures available now on StockX.
Bandai Gundam x Nike SB Unicorn (Destroy Mode) (1/144 Scale) Model Kit Action Figure Set
Released for pre-order in September of 2021, the Nike SB x Gundam action figures notoriously crashed the Bandai website leaving users scrambling to cop the highly coveted figures at retailers globally. At a retail price of $27 ($54 for the set of 2), these Gundam action figures were far more affordable than the Nike SB High Gundam that released later in the year. Each action figure comes in a special edition box made to look like a classic Nike SB shoebox, adding to the collectibility of the release. With pre-orders shipping in many countries, now may be the perfect time grab these Gundam action figures for your shelf. Shop the set, or the Unicorn and 02 Banshee action figures individually.
Supreme MG 1/100 RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver. 3.0 Action Figure
Supreme accessories have always been collector’s items, so the release of a Supreme x Gundam Action Figure was a no-brainer between the two companies. Released during the brand’s Fall/Winter 2021 season, the Supreme x Gundam Action Figure sold out instantly, generating significant hype and reselling for a premium on StockX. The 1/100 scale action figure features Mobile Suit Gundam in an all-red design with multiple sizes of stickers included in the packaging.
Bandai Gundam x Nike SB Unicorn QMSV RX-0 (Destroy Mode) Action Figure
Alongside the classic 1/114 scale action figures, Bandai & Nike SB teamed up to also release RX-0 Gundam action figures. The action figures came in Unicorn and 02 Banshee versions, each of which retailed for $130 and sold out instantly. Each measures 8 inches tall and comes in a commemorative Nike SB branded box. These higher-end figures are the stuff of dreams for Gundam collectors. Both models are wearing matching Nike SB Gundam Dunk High sneakers, adding the perfect finishing touch to a sought-after collectible.
Bandai Gundam MG Gundam Kai (1/100 Scale) Astray Red Frame Model Kit Action Figure
Toting two katanas and carrying a massive backpack sword, the Gundam Kai Astray Red Frame is one of the most unique Gundam collectibles on the market. After building this coveted model kit, the action figure is posable in many different positions. No glue required — just snap the pieces together and you’ll soon have yourself one of the hottest Gundam model kits of 2021. It’s one of the most intricately designed figures on this list, a perfect addition to your shelf or home office.
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