When the Gundam series first aired in the Philippines in the 1990s, kids and teens were introduced into a new culture, filled with sleek robots, awesome battles, and likable characters. The Gundam franchise is one of the most successful and popular groups coming from Japan, especially since the stories and sagas introduced more than simple robot wars. But aside from the compelling plots and the long-running anime series, the Gundams also showcased their popularity with the original and fun toys, aimed at the same market as the viewers of the different anime series. In a sense, the Gundam toys and games are the perfect leisure and playtime tools for hobbyists and adults.
The Gundam toy models, also known as the GunPla, are the popular toys and figurines designed for teens and adults. Unlike most toys in circulation, these are played by assembling the parts in place, and completing the entire robot in an accurate manner as possible. Each toy varies from size to the number of parts and pieces, making them is quite the challenge for some people. These Gundams then become collectible figures that the owners can display in their rooms, on the shelves where people can see and talk about the figures.
The Gundam franchise is one of the largest and most popular media groups that continues to create shows and models for their avid fans. Even a non-fan can be familiar with the many series shown on TV, as well as point out his friends who are big fans of the anime franchise. Nevertheless, seeing these toys come in real 3D and tangible models is something to be impressed about and would want to have if you are a fan of the series and of anime in general. The different Gundam models and toys are well available in the country, through various hobby stores, or online shopping sites in the Philippines today.