I got a new Gundam (Iron Blooded Orphans Options Set 3)

I got a new Gundam… Well a new Option Set (Option Set 3) for my Iron Blooded Orphans Gundams, to be exact.
As usual I got this kit from the awesome guys at Dublin City Comics and Collectables.

Inside the box you’ll find a small bag of sprue and a 1 page, double sided instruction sheet.

Once opened up you’ll find 2 small sprues and a small sticker sheet.

Just like the previous 2 ‘Option Sets’, this option set is geared towards particular Gundams from the IBO line, namely the Gusion, the Gusion Rebake, and the Man Rodi. Don’t let that put you off tho, this set offers up new melee weapons that can be used with any of the IBO Gundams, and has a new ‘Mobile Worker’ (a Gjallahorn one) to add to your collection… Gotta Catch them all.

An amazing bit of plastic engineering in this kit is the chain option that’s included in the kit. Although attached to the sprue, once cut away, the chain has a full range of motion, due to all the individual links that comprise the chain. It’s mind boggling, and total amazballs that they were able to do this.

Once all assembled we have a collection of axes to play with, from a meat cleaver type, to a short axe (this can be made longer by exchanging the shaft with another part), to a halberd type that has a ball and chain on the end.

The new ‘Mobile Worker’ you get as part of the kit is pretty cool. Unfortunately my pic doesn’t pick it up.

All in all ‘Option Kit 3’ is a nice edition to your IBO collection, personally the extendable axe is my favourite weapon in the kit. 

Included with the kit, is an adaptor piece that you can plug into the back of the Gusion Rebake’s shield, so you can store an axe.

Here we have my Urban Custom Gusion Rebake’s armed up with the axes from the Option Set.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.
– from The Man Cave

I got a new Gundam (Iron Blooded Orphans Option Set 2)


I got a new Gundam, Iron Blooded Orphans Option Set 2, to be exact.

This is the second accessory set to be released for Bandai’s High Grade 1/144 scale Iron Blooded Orphans Gunpla line.

I was lucky enough to get mine, as usual from the lads at…


I really like this Options Set, and I’m considering picking up a second of this one + Option Set 1.

Where as Option Set 1 catered more towards the High Grade (HG) Barbatos and Graze, this set caters more for the HG Graze Custom and Hyakuri. Although all the High Grades in the Iron Blooded Orphans line can make use of the Option Sets.

I sped thru the build process on this set, but you get a couple of sprues in the same colour which gives you..


… 2 new shoulder pads for the Graze Custom, a bazooka (that connects to the new shoulders), a booster pack (for space flight), a rocket laucher, a grenade launcher and a new Mobile Worker.

When attached, the Graze Custom looks even more kick ass…



The Hyakuri gets armed to the teeth with the Grenade Launcher + Rocket Launcher.


Whats more, there comes 2 connection pieces comes to attach the weapons to the Hyakuri. By removing 2 tabs on the Hyakuri’s backpack, the weapons can be stored away.



I love these Option Sets, not only do they offer more playability and customizing to the IBO Gundams but I love ‘collecting’ the little Mobile Workers.

If I had anything negative to say, it would only be how the Option Sets need a lick of paint but for the price they cost it’s a very small negative.

– from The Man Cave