Action Base (アクションベース Akushon Bēsu?) is a line of plastic display stands for Gunpla kits and other mecha 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 and can connect to other Action Bases to display multiple Gunpla kits.
Aside from the standard design, Bandai has released special insignia designs for Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam 00, as well as one for Macross Frontier.
This article covers only the general and Gundam releases.
Action Base 1
Action Base 1 is designed primarily for 1/100 scale Master Grade, Reborn-One Hundred, and No-Grade Gunpla kits, but will also accommodate 1/144 scale and some SD Gundam kits. The standard design consists of one large octagon base and a small square.
In 2015, a redesigned Action Base 1 was introduced with the MG XXXG-01Wfr Gundam Fenice Rinascita. The new base features a sturdier construction and eliminates the need for screws. It is currently available only in select MG and NG 1/100 kits.
|AB1 #||Model||Yen Price||Release Date||Notes|
|01||Action Base Black 1||¥550||2006 November|
|02||Action Base 1 Gray||¥550||2007 February|
|03||Action Base 1 White||¥550||2007 February|
|04||Action Base 1 Char Aznable Color||¥700||2007 May||Red variant with stickers designed for MG-098 and MG-099.|
|05||Action Base 1 Clear||¥550||2007 October|
|06||Action Base 1 Sparkle Clear Green||¥650||2008 August||Designed for GN Drive-based units from Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and MG-150.|
|07||Action Base 1 Celestial Being Ver.||¥800||2009 April||White base is molded in the shape of the Celestial Being insignia. Designed for the Celestial Being units from Mobile Suit Gundam 00.|
|07||Action Base 1 Unicorn Gundam Ver.||¥700||2009 January||Black variant with white octagon base and stickers designed for MG-102/131/150.|
|08||Action Base 1 Sinanju Ver.||¥700||2009 January||Black variant with red octagon base and stickers designed for MG-116/167.|
|09||Action Base 1 E.F.S.F. Ver.||¥800||2009 April||Yellow base is molded in the shape of the Earth Federation insignia. Base arm is shorter than the standard model. Designed for the RX-78-2 Gundam and other EFSF units.|
|10||Action Base 1 Zeon Ver.||¥800||2009 April||Yellow base is molded in the shape of the Zeon insignia. Base arm is shorter than the standard model. Designed for the MS-06 Zaku II and other Zeon units.|
|AB1 #||Model||Yen Price||Release Date||Notes|
|N/A||Action Base 1 Blue||¥594||2017 August||The Gundam Base Tokyo exclusive color variant of AB1.|
|N/A||Action Base 1 E.F.S.F. Metallic Gold Ver.||¥N/A||2017||The Gundam Base Tokyo exclusive metallic injection color variant of AB1-09, offered as a prize item exclusively for The Gundam Base Tokyo Membership Card holders with 100 points.|
Action Base 2
Action Base 2 is designed primarily for 1/144 scale High Grade Gunpla kits, but will also accommodate some First Grade and SD Gundam kits. Real Grade and High Grade Gundam The Origin kits come with adapters for this base. Larger HG kits such as the MSA-0011(Ext) Ex-S Gundam, MSM-10 Zock, NZ-666 Kshatriya, and RX-160S Byarlant Custom require the Action Base 1 instead of this unit. Some MG kits such as the GNT-0000 00 Qan［T］ will need the Action Base 2 to support large weapons in poses, while others such as the MBF-P03R Gundam Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise have one included. The standard design consists of two trapezoid bases that can connect to form either a hexagon or a parallelogram. The arm is also compatible with Action Base 1.
|AB2 #||Model||Yen Price||Release Date||Notes|
|01||Action Base 2 Black||¥450||2007 June|
|02||Action Base 2 Gray||¥450||2007 July|
|03||Action Base 2 Clear Blue||¥450||2007 February||Designed for aquatic mobile suits.|
|04||Action Base 2 Sparkle Clear Green||¥500||2008 February||Designed for GN Drive-based units from Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and HGUC-178.|
|05||Action Base 2 Sparkle Clear Red||¥500||2008 April||Designed for GN Drive Tau-based units from Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and HGUC-100/199.|
|AB2 #||Model||Yen Price||Release Date||Notes|
|N/A||Action Base 2 Blue||¥486||2017 August||The Gundam Base Tokyo exclusive color variant of AB2.|
Action Base 3
Action Base 3 is designed primarily for 1/144 scale High Grade or Real Grade Gunpla kits. The unit consists of a black rectangular base with a slot in the center for a postcard-sized Gunpla logo card and a clear cover. Modelers can customize this Action Base with any postcard-sized photo. The unit also includes two extension stands to display the base at an angle. The base is able to accommodate Action Base 1 arms.
|AB3 #||Model||Series||Yen Price||Release Date||Notes|
|N/A||CB-001.5 1.5 Gundam Type Dark + Special Action Base||Mobile Suit Gundam 00I/Mobile Suit Gundam 00P||¥2,400||2010 August||Chara Hobby 2010 exclusive color variant of HG00-63 with a blue color variant of AB3-01.|
|N/A||GN-0000GNHW/7SG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G Inspection Color + Special Action Base||Mobile Suit Gundam 00V||¥2,200||2010 August||Chara Hobby 2010 exclusive color variant of HG00-61 with a red-orange color variant of AB3-01.|
|N/A||GPB-X80-30F Beginning 30 Gundam GPB J Color Clear IFS Ver. + Action Base 3 Red||Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning J||¥2,800||2011 August||Chara Hobby 2011 exclusive clear color variant of HGGB-06 with a red color variant of AB3-01.|
|N/A||GPB-X78-30 Forever Gundam GPB D Color Clear Saki Mishima Ver. + Action Base 3 Blue||Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning D||¥2,600||2011 August||Chara Hobby 2011 exclusive clear color variant of HGGB-05 with a blue color variant of AB3-01.|
Action Base 4
Action Base 4 is designed for 1/144 and 1/100 scale Gunpla kits, as well as SD and character figures. An improvement over the Action Base 1, each set consists of three hexagonal platforms, two different support arms, and several connectors for different types of kits.
|AB4 #||Model||Yen Price||Release Date||Notes|
|01||Action Base 4 Black||¥600||2017 December|
|02||Action Base 4 Clear||¥600||2017 December|
Action Base 5
Action Base 5 is designed for 1/144 scale Gunpla kits, as well as SD and character figures. An improvement over the Action Base 2, each set consists of one hexagonal platform, one short support arm, and several connectors for different types of kits.
|AB5 #||Model||Yen Price||Release Date||Notes|
|01||Action Base 5 Black||¥500||2017 December|
|02||Action Base 5 Clear||¥500||2017 December|
Action Base Mini
Action Base Mini (アクションベースミニ Akushon Bēsu Mini?) is designed primarily for 1/144 scale and SD kits. Each set comes with two Action Bases.
|ABM #||Model||Yen Price||Release Date||Notes|
|01||Action Base Mini||¥420||2016 February|
Lightning Base Plate Type (ライトニングベースプレートタイプ Raitoningu Bēsu Purēto Taipu?) is designed primarily for 1/100 or 1/144 scale Gunpla kits in standing poses. The unit consists of a black octagon base with a clear circular plate and two LED lights on opposite sides. By rotating the plate, the direction of the lights can be manipulated as desired. The base requires three AAA size batteries to operate. The Lightning Base's modular design enables it to connect to other Lightning Bases or an Action Base 1 to provide ambient lighting for aerial poses.
|LB #||Model||Yen Price||Release Date||Notes|
|01||Lightning Base Plate Type Red Ver.||¥1,200||2009 December|
|02||Lightning Base Plate Type Green Ver.||¥1,200||2009 December|
|03||Lightning Base Plate Type Blue Ver.||¥1,200||2009 December|
Chara Stand Plate
Chara Stand Plate (キャラスタンドプレート Kyara Sutando Purēto?) is designed for 1/144 scale High Grade IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS and High Grade Build Fighters kits. The hexagon shaped base consists of three layers: a clear bottom, an illustration of the character, and a black top molded in the same pattern as the illustration, giving it a stained-glass look.
|CSP #||Model||Series||Yen Price||Release Date||Notes|
|01||Mikazuki Augus||Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS||¥500||2015 December||First release from the Post Disaster timeline. Designed for HGIBO-001/007/015.|
|02||Orga Itsuka||Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS||¥500||2015 December||Can be displayed with HGIBO-001/004/007/012/013/015.|
|03||Gaelio Bauduin||Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS||¥500||2016 January||Designed for HGIBO-011/016.|
|04||McGillis Fareed||Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS||¥500||2016 February||Designed for HGIBO-003/014.|
|05||Kudelia Aina Bernstein||Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS||¥500||2016 April||Can be displayed with HGIBO-001/007/015.|
|06||Atra Mixta||Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS||¥500||2016 May||Can be displayed with HGIBO-001/007/015.|
|07||Fumina Hoshino||Gundam Build Fighters Try||¥500||2016 September||First release from the Build Fighters timeline. Designed for HGBF-019/023/030; can also be displayed with HGBF-044.|
Yen price excluding 5% tax (8% from 2014 onwards).
- ↑ Ngee Khiong Ex - Action Base 3 Black Part 1
- ↑ Gundam Kits Collection - Gunpla Action Base 4 (Black) - Release Info
- ↑ Gundam Kits Collection - Gunpla Action Base 5 (Clear/Black) - Release Info
- ↑ Gundam Guy - Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans - Action Base Character Stand Plate 'Mikazuki Augus' - New Images & Release Info