The BandaiGunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC) is a yearly contest held amongst modelers to show off their completed Gundam models. Top modelers from countries such as Japan, China, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Italy, N. America, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and Malaysia battle it out for the title of Gunpla World Cup Champion.
To determine the N. American Representative to this world competition, a number of conventions in the United States will hold regional model competitions in 2013. Each convention will have its own set of Semi-Finalists. From this pool of semi-finalists, one will be chosen to be the N. American Representative to take names and kick some butt against the world at the Bandai GunPla World CupFinals later this year.
Schedule is as follows, with other possible sites to be determined:
Namco Bandai:Gundam Breaker, a new game for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems. This upcoming new game will pit plastic models against other plastic models in stages inspired by diorama. For example, the video shows a 1/144-scale Gundam RX-78-2 taking on a much larger 1/60 scale Gundam RX-78-2. (The backdrop in this scenario is a diorama of Diver City Tokyo — the real-life home of the life-size Gundam statue.)
Official Website: http://pgdp.channel.or.jp/gundam/gb/