GUNPLA BUILDERS WORLD CUP 2018-07-22T23:51:27+00:00


Anime NYC is deeply proud to announce we’re the Northeast US Regional Qualifier for Bandai’s 2018 GUNPLA Builders World Cup (GBWC)!

The GBWC is an annual international competition sponsored by Bandai Hobby to determine the world’s best Gundam model builder.

Each year since 2011, aspiring modelers from around the world have competed for the world championship title, and this year, modelers from across the USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines will take part!

In the US, eight regional contests will be held across the country to determine the USA Representative for the final round, held on December 9, 2018 in Japan!

GUNPLA builders may enter in the categories of Best Universal Century Model, Best Alternate Universe, Best SD, and Best Factory Finish – with their models judged on Painting, Craftsmanship, and overall Concept. The final USA Representative will go on to compete against modelers from other nations – and one will be crowned the best GUNPLA builder on the planet!

To take part in Anime NYC’s GBWC competition, you must apply online by November 10th, and you can find the full rules and official sign-up form at

For questions, reach out to the official GUNPLA Facebook page.

Bluefin is Bandai Hobby’s official US GUNPLA product distributor.