Wednesday, 11 May 2011

EU-GC is going better then expected

On April 19th of 2011, we of MAC announced the very first European Cup, the brain child of our proud member of MAC, Kamm, who with his vision to create something similar to BAKUC as Europe is not really a market in the eyes of Bandai. It was a visionary, it was revolutionary. 

We assumed EU-GC will be limited only to a few members within MAC but we were proven wrong.
On the 27th of April, DC23 blogged about the first step of this revolution.

The aforementioned group in the picture contacted DC23 asked as if they could be partners. We are proud and happy to present to you our new partner with our EUROPE GUNPLA CUP ( EU-GC ). Aside form our current partnership with Gundam Australia Forums through our Beargguy Group Build, The first ever organized Gundam and Gunpla association in France has offered help and partnership with our EU-GC competition.

AEUG ( Association pourl'essor de l'univers Gundam ) is the very first and the only official structure in France that promotes Gundam and Gunpla. AEUG attends lots of events such as the Japan Expo in Paris. In all of those events, AEUG holds Gunpla workshops selling FG kits to kids from 4 years old and help them build Gunpla by supplying them markers, nippers and sanding files.

AEUG also exhibits models made and finished by their members and share modeling intel with the audience of big expos and events. Partnering with AEUG should help us further promote the EUROPE GUNPLA CUP. Hopefully eventually EU-GC will convince BANDAI that Europe including France is a strong enough Gunpla market, and that countries in Europe or Europe as a whole could also participate in their  Bandai Model Kit World Cup.

We, being the organizers that aim to spread the love of gunpla, modelling in general, to the four corners of the world, are glad to have AEUG as part of the team and we hope all efforts will produce a successful competition.

We though that was all there is to it. Wrong again. On May 11, today, DC23 blogged about another partnership. 

GIC logo 

Aside from our good friends in Gundam Guy and Gunjap which are the top 2 most popular Gunpla / Gundam bloggers in the net today, GIC or Gundam Italian Club is now our partner in promoting the Europe Gunpla Cup!

GUNDAM ITALIAN CLUB is the national fan club in Italy that was founded back in 2007 by the experience of 3 communities ( GWZ, Starsubbers and United Century Italia ).

Since 2007, Gundam Italian Club ( GIC ) has become one of the sponsors of the great Italian modeling contest NKGC contest, held in Lucca Tuscany every year in November during the Lucca comics and games.

GIC has worked in the release of " Endless Waltz " and " Gundam F91 " DVDs in Italy.

The GIC has also worked with Raitrade (Italian national TV) and Dyinit for the 2009 edition of "Cartoons On The Bay" where Yoshiyuki Tomino (Gundam's dad) has received a lifetime achievement award on the occasion of 30 years of Gundam. 

In addition to providing our advice, we made Italian subtitles at all screenings and an exhibition of Gundam models.

In 2010 we started a collaboration with GP Publishing, which launched the publication in Italy of "Turn A Gundam."

In short, the Italian Club Gundam moves around everything that has to do with Gundam in Italy and with many successes. For this reason, our interest would start to shake and an interesting collaboration accompany the interest of the Gundam Universe and all its future events, merchandising and especially modeling contest.

This is getting way better then the organizer Kamm has intended and expected and we of MAC are more then proud to host this new undertaking with these new partners. 

Thanks to our new partners for supporting the very first Europe Gunpla Cup! We are sincerely hoping for the success of everyone!

So, gunpla modellers from around Europe, start your engine, get set and work on those kits like crazy.

EU-GC Poster

Stay Tuned for More.


  1. good job gary... and....

    booo yeah! $h!t just got REAL!

  2. good job gary... and....

    booo yeah! $h!t just got REAL!