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Action Base (アクションベース Akushon Bēsu?) is a line of plastic display stands for Gunpla and other model kits by Bandai. First introduced in 2006, an Action Base allows Gunpla kits to be displayed in aerial poses. Each Action Base comes with an arm that can be adjusted in height and angle, as well as different adapters for older Gunpla kits that do not have peg holes available. The bases are modular allowing each to connect to other Action Bases for displaying multiple model kits.

Action Base 1[]

MG-RX-78-2-Gundam-Ver.3

MG RX-78-2 Gundam (Ver. 3.0) (sold separately) displayed on an Action Base 1 (Clear)

The first iteration of the action base, hence the number, the Action Base 1 (AB1) is primarily designed for use with 1/100 scale Gunpla (e.g. Master Grades, Reborn-One Hundred); though it can also accommodate 1/144 and SD Gunpla. The standard design is a single octagon base with a small detachable square.

The AB1 saw a redesign in 2015, distinguished from the regular Action Base with the runner designation BA-13. The circular slots in the base are arranged symmetrically and no screws are needed in the assembly. However, this item has only been a kit inclusion, i.e. not yet released as a separate item.

The AB1 is also recommended for some 1/60 kits as a support for weapons or accessories that would be too heavy for the MS to carry by itself. In a few cases, one is included in the kit's release, like with the PG MBF-P02Kai Gundam Astray Red Frame Kai (regular AB1) to support the Tactical Arms IIL and the PG GN-0000GNHW/7SG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G (BA13) to support the Buster Rifle/Buster Sword.

Material: PS
AB1 (black) page on Bandai-Hobby.net
Official instruction manual

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
Action Base 1 Black Action Base Black 1 ¥550 2006 December 01
Action Base 1 Gray Action Base 1 Gray ¥550 2007 February
Action Base 1 White Action Base 1 White ¥550 2007 March
Action Base 1 Clear Action Base 1 White ¥550 2007 October

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date Special Design Designed for
Action Base 1 Char Aznable Action Base 1 (Char Aznable Color) ¥700 2007 May 26 Same base as regular Action Base 1 but in red color; includes sticker decals with Char Aznable designs (e.g. name, insignia) 1/100 kits of MS piloted by Char Aznable (e.g. MG No. 98, MG No. 99)
Action Base 1 Sparkle Clear Green Action Base 1 Sparkle Clear Green ¥650 2008 August Same base as regular Action Base 1 but in clear green color 1/100 kits of GN Drive-based MS in the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series, as well as MG No.150
Action Base 1 Macross Frontier (S.M.S. Ver.) Action Base 1 Macross Frontier (S.M.S. Ver.) ¥800 2009 February 21 Base design patterned from the S.M.S. insignia from the Macross Frontier series Bandai 1/72 Macross Model Kit series
Action Base 1 Celestial Being Action Base 1 Celestial Being Ver. ¥700 2009 August 12 Base design patterned from the Celestial Being insignia 1/100 kits of MS affiliated with Celestial Being from the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series
Action Base 1 Sinanju Action Base 1 Sinanju Ver. ¥700 2009 January Same base as regular Action Base 1 but with a red octagon and black square; includes sticker decals with Full Frontal name and Neo Zeon (Sleeves) insignia 1/100 kits of MSN-06 Sinanju
Action Base 1 Unicorn Action Base 1 Unicorn Gundam Ver. ¥700 2009 January Same base as regular Action Base 1 but with a white octagon and black square; includes sticker decals with Banagher Links name and Vist Foundation insignia 1/100 kits of RX-0 Unicorn Gundam
Action Base 1 EFSF Action Base 1 E.F.S.F. Ver. ¥800 2009 April 25 Base design patterned from the E.F.S.F insignia 1/100 kits of MS affiliated with the E.F.S.F. from the Universal Century timeline
Action Base 1 Zeon Action Base 1 Zeon Ver. ¥800 2009 April 25 Base design patterned from the Zeon insignia 1/100 kits of MS affiliated with the Principality of Zeon from the Universal Century timeline

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date Exclusive in
Action Base 1 Blue Action Base 1 Blue ¥550 2017 August Gundam Base Tokyo
Action Base 1 EFSF GBT Mettalic Action Base 1 Blue n/a 2017 Raffle prize for Gundam Base Tokyo Membership Card holders with 100 points

Italicized items are exclusives.

Kit Action Base 1 included
MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam (Full Burst Mode) Action Base 1 (Metallic Blue)
1/100 GN-0000+GNR-010 00 Raiser Action Base 1 Celestial Being Ver. (Sparkle Green)
DRAGOON Formation Base for Gundam Astray Blue Frame D (Premium Bandai) Action Base 1 Black
WD-M01 ∀ Gundam (Moonlight Butterfly Ver.) (Premium Bandai) Action Base 1 Clear
Expansion Effect Unit "Moonlight Butterfly" for ∀ Gundam (Premium Bandai) Action Base 1 Clear
PG RX-0 Unicorn Gundam (Final Battle Ver.) (Premium Bandai) Action Base 1 Clear (for use with the Shield Funnels)
PG MBF-P02Kai Gundam Astray Red Frame Kai (Premium Bandai in Japan; Limited Edition Retail otherwise) Action Base 1 Gray (for use with Tactical Arms IIL)

Italicized items are exclusives.

Kit Action Base 1 included
MG XXXG-01Wfr Gundam Fenice Rinascita BA-13 Action Base 1 (Black)
Expansion Effect Unit "Wings of Light" (Premium Bandai) for MG Victory Two Gundam "Ver.Ka" BA-13 Action Base 1 (Pearl White)
Weapon & Armor Hanger (Premium Bandai) for MG Full Armor Gundam (Gundam Thunderbolt) Ver. Ka BA-13 Action Base 1 (Gray)
Dramatic Combination: MG x Figure-Rise Bust (Limited Edition MG Freedom 2.0 + FigureRise Bust Kira Yamato set) BA-13 Action Base 1 (Black)
1/100 ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex (Limited edition First-run only) BA-13 Action Base 1 (Pearl White)
1/100 ASW-G-01 Gundam Bael (Limited edition First-run only) BA-13 Action Base 1 (Pearl White)
MG ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam BA-13 Action Base 1 (Black)
MG FA-78 Full Armor Gundam [Gundam Thunderbolt] Last Session Ver. (Premium Bandai) BA-13 Action Base 1 (Black)
MG MS-06R Zaku II High Mobility Type "Psycho Zaku" (Gundam Thunderbolt) Last Session Ver. (Premium Bandai) BA-13 Action Base 1 (Black)
MG FF-X29A G-Parts (Hrududu) (Premium Bandai) BA-13 Action Base 1 (Black)
MG GN-001/hs-A01D Gundam Avalanche Exia (Premium Bandai in Japan; Limited Edition Retail otherwise) BA-13 Action Base 1 (Sparkle Green)
PG GN-0000GNHW/7SG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G BA-13 Action Base 1 (Clear)
MG MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Dragon (Premium Bandai) BA-13 Action Base 1 (Black)

Action Base 2[]

RG-RX-78-2-Gundam-4

The RG RX-78-2 (sold separately) displayed on an Action Base 2 (Black)

The Action Base 2 (AB2) is designed primarily for 1/144 scale kits (e.g. RGs and HGs), but also works well for SD kits. For larger 1/144 kits, along the lines of HGUC NZ-666 Kshatriya and HGUC MRX-009 Psyco Gundam, the AB1 is more suited.

The AB2 is also recommended occasionally for 1/100 scale kits to support large weapons or accessories, like in the case of the MG 00 Qan[T] when using the Buster Sword or Buster Rifle weapon configuration. In a few MG kits, like the Astray Red Frame Kai, an AB2 is included for supporting the Tactical Arms IIL.

The standard design of the Action Base 2 is composed of two trapezoid bases each with a circular slot for the arm. These can be connected in a hexagonal or parallelogram configuration. Multiple AB2s can be connected in varied configurations. Each single packaging provides two base connector parts, which can be stored in a slot on the underside of the base when not in use.

Since the circular slots for Action Base 1 and 2 are the same size, the support arm of the AB2 is compatible with the base of AB1.

Adapter parts included are peg-type, two fork-type (1 narrow, 1 wide), screw-on platform-type, and narrow slit-type. RG and HGGTO kits come with their own specific adapters.

Material: PS
AB2 (black) page on Bandai-Hobby.net
Official instruction manual

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
Action Base 2 Black Action Base 2 Black ¥450 2007 June
Action Base 2 Gray Action Base 2 Gray ¥450 2007 July
Action Base 2 Clear Blue Action Base 2 Clear Blue ¥450 2007 August
Action Base 2 Sparkle Clear Green Action Base 2 Sparkle Clear Green ¥500 2008 February
Action Base 2 Sparkle Clear Red Action Base 2 Sparkle Clear Red ¥500 2008 April

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date Exclusive in
Action Base 2 Blue Action Base 2 Blue GBT ¥450 2017 August Gundam Base Tokyo

Italicized items are exclusives.

Kit Action Base 2 included
MG MBF-P03R Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second Revise Action Base 2 (same shade of blue as the frame of the kit)
MG MBF-P02Kai Gundam Astray Red Frame Kai Action Base 2 (same shade of red as the frame of the kit)
MG GNT-0000 00 Qan[T] Action Base 2 (black)
HGUC PMX-000 Messala Action Base 2 arm with different base
MG MBF-02VV Gundam Astray Turn Red (Premium Bandai in Japan; Limited Edition Retail otherwise) Action Base 2 (white)
MG GNT-0000 00 Qan[T](Trans-Am Mode) (Special Coating)(Premium Bandai in Japan; Limited Edition Retail otherwise) Action Base 2 (black)
RG Destiny Gundam Effect Unit Wing of Light (Premium Bandai) Action Base 2 (smoke black clear)

Action Base 3[]

Action Base 3 Promo

Prototype Image of AB3 displaying the HGGB GPB-X80 Beginning Gundam (sold separately) with Bandai Hobby Center photo (not included)

Like the AB2, the Action Base 3 (AB3) is primarily designed for 1/144 Gunpla kits. It features a rectangular base with circular arm slots that are the same size as those in AB1, i.e. AB1 and AB2 arms are compatible with this base. These are positioned in each corner and the middle of each side. The middle of the rectangular base also has nine of these circular slots arranged in a 3 x 3 configuration.

The center of the base features a slot for a postcard-sized logo card. The builder can use any postcard-sized photo of their preference. If used in this manner, the nine slots in the center will be covered.

Each regular packaging of the AB3 comes with a dedicated arm, a sample Gunpla logo card, a PET clear cover for the card slot, two connector parts, three fork-type adapters, one peg-type adapter, two screws, and two hex nuts. Extension parts are also provided for displaying the base at an angle, which can be stored on the underside of the base when not in use.

Material: PS (base parts), PET (clear cover)
AB3 (black) page on Bandai-Hobby.net
Official instruction manual

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
Action Base 3 Black Action Base 3 Black ¥650 2011 March 19

Italicized items are exclusives.

Kit Action Base 3 included
HG00 CB-001.5 1.5 Gundam Type Dark + Special Action Base (Chara Hobby 2010) AB3 with blue base and white arm
HG00 GN-0000GNHW/7SG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G Inspection Color + Special Action Base (Chara Hobby 2010) AB3 with red base and black arm
HGGB GPB-X80-30F Beginning 30 Gundam GPB J Color Clear IFS Ver. + Action Base 3 Red (Chara Hobby 2011) AB3 with red base and black arm
HGGB GPB-X78-30 Forever Gundam GPB D Color Clear Saki Mishima Ver. + Action Base 3 Blue (Chara Hobby 2011) AB3 with blue base and white arm
XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero EW Expansion Effect Unit "Seraphim Feather" (Premium Bandai) AB3 with translucent black base; includes curved arms (specifically designed for displaying the "Seraphim Feathers") and two photo card options

Action Base 4[]

Action Base 4 Promo Image 01

Sample usage of AB4 (with an additional base) displaying multiple Gunpla (sold separately): MG Freedom 2.0, RG Unicorn, HGUC RX-78-2 (Revive)

Action Base 4 Parts

Image showing included parts

The Action Base 4 (AB4) improves upon the AB1's design making it a highly versatile display accessory. The AB4 is able to accommodate 1/100, 1/144 scale, and SD Gunpla kits, as well as character figures, such as Bandai's own S.H. Figuarts line.

Each AB4 packaging includes:

  • three hexagonal bases with ten 7mm ports and thirty 3mm ports
  • three connector parts for these bases to connect them together or to other AB4 or AB5
  • two standard support arms with nine side 3mm ports each
  • three support pieces of different lengh used for holding the arms in position
  • two types of arms to base connectors:
    • one for combined form
    • two for individual use
  • two segments of thinner support arm
  • various joint parts:
    • three with 7mm peg
    • two with 5mm peg
  • multiple adapters:
    • three peg-type:
      • one angled with 5mm peg
      • one angled with offset with 3mm peg
      • one straight with 3mm peg
    • three fork-type (compatible with AB1) (8mm, 8mm and 11mm wide)
    • one pincer-type (compatible with AB1)
    • two rectangular with 5mm ports used to connect fork and pincer type to arms
    • two 5mm (in diameter) cylindrical with 3mm ports

The standard support arms can be used individually (for displaying two kits) or connected together (for more height or position options). Joints on one side of these arms use locking mechanism. The thinner support arm is ideal for displaying weapons and accessories, such as "attack drones" (e.g. funnels, bits).The various joint parts can be used to attach support arms that were included in previously released kits.

Material: PS
AB4 (Black) page on Bandai-Hobby.net
Official instruction manual

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
Action Base 4 Black Action Base 4 Black ¥600 2017 December 16
Action Base 4 Clear Action Base 4 Clear ¥600 2017 December 16

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date Exclusive in
Action Base 4 Tricolor Color Action Base 4 (Tricolor Color) ¥700 2018 April Gundam Base Tokyo
Action Base 4 Char Aznable's Colors Action Base 4 Char Aznable's Colors ¥700 2019 July 20 Gundam Base Tokyo

Italicized items are exclusives.

Kit Action Base 4 included
MG MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Dragon (Premium Bandai) No hexagonal base; only the AB4 support arms in clear color
HG Cybuster One black Base with Clear arms and connector parts
HG Alteisen One black Base with Clear arms and connector parts
HG Cybuster (Extra Finish Ver.) (Premium Bandai) One black Base with Clear arms and connector parts
HG Gespenst One black Base with Clear arms and connector parts
HG Alteisen Nacht (Premium Bandai) One black Base with Clear arms and connector parts
HG Huckebein Mk-II One black Base with Clear arms and connector parts
Figure-rise Standard Amplified Blue-Eyes White Dragon One Base with arms and connector parts in clear color
HG Gespenst Mk-II (Premium Bandai) One black Base with Clear arms and connector parts
HG DyGenGuar One black Base with Clear arms and connector parts

Action Base 5[]

Action Base 5 Promo Image 01

Sample usage of AB5 displaying multiple Gunpla (sold separately): RG Sinanju & RG Unicorn

Action Base 5 Parts

Image showing included parts

The Action Base 5 (AB5) improves upon the AB2's design adding versatility. The AB5 is able to accommodate regular-sized 1/144 scale, and SD Gunpla kits, as well as similar sized collectibles.

Each AB5 packaging includes:

  • one hexagonal base (the same as those included in AB4) with ten 7mm ports and thirty 3mm ports
  • one connector part for connecting this base to AB4 and other AB5 bases
  • two standard support arms with four side 3mm ports each
  • three support pieces of different lengh used for holding the arms in position
  • two types of arms to base connectors:
    • one for combined form
    • two for individual use
  • one thinner support arm
  • various joint parts:
    • three with 7mm peg
    • two with 5mm peg
  • multiple adapters:
    • three peg-type:
      • one angled with 5mm peg
      • one angled with offset with 3mm peg
      • one straight with 3mm peg
    • two fork-type (compatible with AB1) (6mm and 7mm wide)
    • one pincer-type (compatible with AB1)
    • two rectangular with 5mm ports used to connect fork and pincer type to arms
    • two 5mm (in diameter) cylindrical with 3mm ports

The standard support arms can be used individually (for displaying two kits) or connected together (for more height or position options). Joints on one side of these arms use locking mechanism. The thinner support arm is ideal for displaying weapons and accessories, such as "attack drones" (e.g. funnels, bits). The various joint parts can be used to attach support arms that were included in previously released kits.

The included AB5 parts are identical to those found in the AB4 making them compatible with each other.

Material: PS
AB5 (Black) page on Bandai-Hobby.net
Official instruction manual

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
Action Base 5 Black Action Base 5 Black ¥500 2017 December 16
Action Base 5 Clear Action Base 5 Clear ¥500 2017 December 16

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date Exclusive in
Action Base 5 Unicorn Color Action Base 5 Unicorn Color ¥600 2018 April Gundam Base Tokyo
Action Base 5 E.F.S.F. Image Colors Action Base 5 E.F.S.F. Image Colors ¥600 2019 June 15 Gundam Base Tokyo
Action Base 5 Zeon Image Colors Action Base 5 Zeon Image Colors ¥600 2019 June 15 Gundam Base Tokyo
Gunpla-Wiki-No-Image-Available Action Base 5 [GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Ver.] ¥700 2021 May 01 Gundam Factory Yokohama
AB5-Gundam-Side-F-Color-package Action Base 5 [GUNDAM SIDE-F Color] ¥600 2022 April 25 Gundam Side-F
AB5-Gundam-Base-TWFM-Image-Color-package The Gundam Base Limited Action Base 5 [The Witch From Mercury Image Color] ¥700 2022 October 01 Gundam Base Tokyo

Italicized items are exclusives.

Kit Action Base 5 included
HGUC RX-0 Unicorn Gundam (Luminous Crystal Body) (Gundam Base Tokyo & Gundam Base Online Shop) AB5 Space Color variant
HGBD GN-0000DVR/S Gundam 00 Sky (Higher Than Sky Phase) (Special Edition) AB5 Clear Orange
HGUC AMS-123X-X Moon Gundam AB5 Clear Black
MG GNT-0000/FS 00 Qan[T] Full Saber AB5 Clear
HGMZ Mazinger Z (INFINITY Ver.) Black Base with Clear arms and connector parts
HGMZ Great Mazinger (INFINITY Ver.) Black Base with Clear arms and connector parts

Action Base 6[]

Action Base 6 Promo Image 01

Sample usage of AB6 displaying one 30MM kit (sold separately): 30MM 1/144 eEXM-17 Alto (White)

Action Base 6 Parts

Image showing included parts for one base

The Action Base 6 (AB6) is primarily designed for smaller or lighter kits such as 30MM, 30ms, Figure-rise Standard and some HGs. The AB6 is also able to accommodate regular-sized 1/144 scale, and SD Gunpla kits, as well as similar sized collectibles.

Each AB6 packaging contains two runners, where each includes:

  • one rectangular base with four 4mm arm ports
  • three thin support arms
  • two types of arm to base connectors (one new 4mm and one 7mm for AB4 and AB5)
  • multiple adapters:
    • two peg-type (one short and one long)
    • one pincer-type

Joints are designed in a way that prevents from self disassembly, which helps with holding position - in contrast to AB4 and AB5 thinner arms.

Material: ABS
Figure-rise Standard Umamusume: Pretty Derby Tokai Teio was the first kit to include AB6 before its standard release.
AB6 (Clear Color) page on Bandai-Hobby.net
Official instruction manual

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
Action Base 6 Clear Color Action Base 6 (Clear Color) ¥600 2022 October 29

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date Notes
Action Base 6 Clear Color Gwitch Sticker Set Action Base 6 (Clear Color) Mobile Suit Gundam The Witch from Mercury Stickers Set ¥1000 2023 May 20 Includes four base stickers with characters from G-Witch:
  • Suletta Mercury with Miorine Rembran
  • Guel Jeturk
  • Elan Ceres
Gunpla-Wiki-No-Image-Available Action Base 6 (Clear Color) Mirror Stickers Set ¥1200 2024 August Includes mirror stickers for the base part, with only one arm connection opening.

Italicized items are exclusives.

Kit Action Base 6 included
Figure-rise Standard Umamusume: Pretty Derby Tokai Teio AB6 Clear Color
Figure-rise Standard Son Goku New Spec Ver. AB6 Clear Color
Figure-rise Standard Suletta Mercury AB6 Clear Color
Figure-rise Standard Miorine Rembran AB6 Clear Color
30MS Tokai Teio from Umamusume: Pretty Derby AB6 Clear Color
Figure-rise Standard Vegeta New Spec Ver. AB6 Clear Color
Figure-rise Standard ULTRAMAN SUIT ZERO〈SC Ver〉 -ACTION- AB6 Clear Color
Figure-rise Standard Suletta Mercury (Standard Uniform ver.) (Premium Bandai) AB6 Clear Color
Figure-rise Standard Umamusume: Pretty Derby Special Week AB6 Clear Color
Figure-rise Standard Chuatury Panlunch AB6 Clear Color
Figure-rise Standard Kamen Rider Kuuga Ultimate Form AB6 Clear Color

Action Base 7[]

Action-Base-7-01

Sample usage of AB7 displaying one 30MM kit (sold separately): 30MM 1/144 eEXM-17 Alto (Ground Type) (Brown)

Action-Base-7-parts

Image showing included parts for two bases

The Action Base 7 (AB7) designed to be used with heavier 1/144 scale sized kits, mainly to support various flying poses. Increased stability is achieved by bigger arm sections and putting a joint part between two arm parts.

Each AB7 packaging contains two runners, where each includes:

  • one rectangular base with four 4mm arm ports
  • Two support arms
  • Two types of arm to base connectors (one 4mm and one 7mm for AB4 and AB5)
  • multiple adapters:
    • two peg-type (one 3mm and one 5mm)
    • two angled peg-type extensions (one 3mm and one 5mm)
    • 3mm peg-type extension
    • one pincer-type

Material: ABS
AB7 (clear color) page on Bandai-Hobby.net
Official instruction manual

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
Action-Base-7-Clear-packaging Action Base 7 (Clear Color) ¥800 2024 January 20

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date Notes
Gunpla-Wiki-No-Image-Available Action Base 7 (Clear Color) Mirror Stickers Set ¥1400 2024 August Includes mirror stickers for the base part, with only one arm connection opening.

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date Exclusive in Notes
Gunpla-Wiki-No-Image-Available Action Base 7 [Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM Image Clear Color] ¥1000 2024 March 09 Gundam Base Tokyo
  • Polarized Clear Blue Color
  • Includes marking stickers sheet with emblems

Action Base 8[]

Action-Base-8-01

Sample usage of AB6 displaying one 30MM kit (sold separately): 30MM 1/144 eEXM GIG-R01 Provedel (type-REX 01)

Action-Base-8-02

Image showing comparison to AB6 and AB7 bases

Action-Base-8-parts

Image showing included parts

The Action Base 8 (AB8) is designed to be used with 1/100 scale sized kits, keeping similar design to AB6 and AB7. Aside of larger arms, main features of the AB8 are screw-locked joints and one extra joint that only bend one (opposite) way. This can useful in ground poses while retaining stability in flying poses.

Each AB8 packaging includes:

  • One rectangular base with four 7mm arm ports
  • Three support arms (one long and two short)
  • One arm to base connector
  • Multiple adapters:
    • default 5mm port-type
    • One 3mm peg-type
    • One 5mm peg-type
    • One 5mm angled peg-type
  • Four bolts and nuts
  • Five cross shaped wrench parts


AB8 (clear color) page on BandaiHobby.net

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
Gunpla-Wiki-No-Image-Available Action Base 8 (Clear Color) ¥700 2024 April

Action Base Mini[]

Acion Base Mini Promo Image 01

Sample usage displaying the SDEX Astray Red Frame (sold separately)

The Action Base Mini (AB Mini) is primarily designed for SD kits but can also accommodate smaller to regular size 1/144 Gunpla.

Each packaging of AB Mini comes with two units, each consisting of a V-shaped base and a support arm. Compared to other Action Base iterations, the AB Mini provides only minimal options for connection and display height/angles and may not be stable enough for heavier kits. However, it is simple (assembled in only a few steps) and economical (SRP ¥420 a pair).

The V-shaped base has five peg holes for attaching the support arm. Each AB Mini can be connected to each other but are not compatible with platforms of other Action Bases.

Material: PS
AB mini page on Bandai-Hobby.net
Official instruction manual

Packaging Model SRP (¥) Release Date
Acion Base Mini Action Base Mini ¥420 2016 February

Lightning Base[]

Lightning Base Plate Blue sample

Sample usage of the Lightning Base with an HG RX-78-2 Gundam (Ver. G30th)

Lightning Base Plate Type (ライトニングベースプレートタイプ Raitoningu Bēsu Purēto Taipu?) (LB) is a line of illuminating bases designed for 1/100 and 1/144 Gunpla kits. It has a black octagonal base, with two LEDs on opposite sides as the light source, while a clear textured plate diffuses the light. The light direction may be adjusted by rotating the plate. This base requires three AAA batteries (not included) as power source.

LBs do not have a support arm, so by itself, it can only be used for ground poses. However, the base feature a modular design and connector parts. These allow the base to connect with other LBs, as well as an AB1 to enable illumination of kits in aerial poses.

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
Lightning Base Plate Red Lightning Base Plate Red ¥1,200 2009 December
Lightning Base Plate Green Lightning Base Plate Green ¥1,200 2009 December
Lightning Base Plate Blue Lightning Base Plate Blue ¥1,200 2009 December

Chara Stand Plate[]

CSP01 Mikazuki Augus sample

Sample image of CSP 01 Mikazuki Augus (depicted in the packaging) used to diplay the HGIBO Gundam Barbatos (sold separately)

Chara Stand Plate (キャラスタンドプレート Kyara Sutando Purēto?) (CSP) is a line of display stands with a base depicting a character from the Gundam franchise. So far, only characters from Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS and one from Gundam Build Fighters Try have been featured in CSP releases.

Each CSP consists of a hexagonal base plate and a support arm. The base has three layers: the character illustration, the main black base that also serves as the outline for the illustration, and a clear cover on the bottom to hold the illustration in place. When assembled, the character plate features a stained glass aesthetic. A connector is provided to attach the base to other CSPs.

The support arm is relatively simple, featuring only a peg-type connection and only limited angle adjustment options, akin to the AB Mini. When not used as an action base and the support arm detached, the CSP can be a standalone tabletop display or hung on a wall.

Packaging Model Series SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
CSP01 Mikazuki Augus Mikazuki Augus Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS ¥500 2015 December
CSP02 Orga Itsuka Orga Itsuka Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS ¥500 2015 December
CSP03 Gaelio Bauduin Gaelio Bauduin Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS ¥500 2016 January
CSP04 McGillis Fareed McGillis Fareed Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS ¥500 2016 February
CSP05 Kudelia Aina Bernstein Kudelia Aina Bernstein Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS ¥500 2016 April
CSP06 Atra Mixta Atra Mixta Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS ¥500 2016 May
CSP07 Fumina Hoshino Fumina Hoshino Gundam Build Fighters Try ¥500 2016 September

HGBC Bases[]

Main Article: High Grade Build Custom

Two display bases were released under the High Grade Build Custom (HGBC) product line. The bases were primarily marketed for kits under the High Grade Build Fighters (HGBF) and High Grade Build Divers (HGBD) lineups, but will also accommodate other 1/144 and SD kits.

HGBC No. Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date Description
00 HGBC GP Base HGBC Build Custom GP Base ¥600 2013 November 1:1 scale replica of the device used by characters within the Gundam Build Fighters series. Features a card slot meant to indicate information about its corresponding Gunpla.
34 HGBC Diver Gear HGBC Diver Gear ¥700 2018 April 1:1 scale replica of the device used by characters within the Gundam Build Divers series. Features a specifically shaped card slot meant to indicate information about its corresponding Gunpla. Uses support arm and connector parts from AB5.

The Witch From Mercury Weapon Display Base[]

The Witch From Mercury Weapon Display Base Promo Image 01

Sample usage displaying GUND-Bits of HG Gundam Aerial (sold separately)

The Witch From Mercury Weapon Display Base Parts

Image showing included parts

The main purpose of The Witch From Mercury Weapon Display Base (水星の魔女 ウェポンディスプレイベース Suisei no Majo Wepon Disupurei Bēsu?) is reproducing GUND-Bits deployment. Various Funnels, drones, weapons and effect parts could also be displayed.

Each packaging includes:

  • two small trapezoidal bases with four 3mm ports
  • one connector part for connecting the bases together or to AB4 or AB5 bases
  • various GUND-Bits dedicated adapters
    • five for HG/FM Aerial and/or HG Lfrith
    • two for HG Pharact with two connections
    • two for HG Darilbalde
  • six support arms
    • three short arms
    • three long arms with a 3mm port in the middle
  • two types of joints
    • six 3mm peg type arm to base joints
    • six 3mm peg type joints
  • six peg to 3mm port adapters (needed to attach some of the GUND-Bits adapters to the arms)

Arms can be connected together for more height and positioning options.

Material: PS

Packaging Model SRP (¥) [note 1]


Release Date
The Witch From Mercury Weapon Display Base The Witch From Mercury Weapon Display Base ¥500 2023 January 14

Unreleased[]

Action-Base-Sand-Color

A Sand-colored Action Base 2 is first revealed at a convention but left unreleased.

Tips & Tricks[]

  • Many of later kit releases, especially higher grades, include an action base adapter. In most cases, this is the best option for mounting the kit to a respective action base.
    • In case there are no adapters included, the instruction manual usually recommends the optimal adapter part. There are rare occasions when a different adapter might work better, so trial-and-error may be needed on the builder's part.
    • Many kits were released before the the existence of official action bases, hence their instruction manual does not include the said recommendations. Builders can check the recommendations on the action base packaging itself, though trial-and-error may still be needed.
  • Colorless clear action bases are pretty useful when taking photos of kits on a white background as the base becomes nearly invisible. Same is true for black/dark gray action bases on a black background.
  • As the Action Base 6 were designed for lighter kits such as the humanoid figures that stands 12-15cm tall, it's highly inadvisable to mount heavier kits on the display stand.

Footnotes[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 Yen price excluding 5% tax (8% from 2014 to 2019; 10% from 2019 October onwards).

See Also[]

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