|Have you bought a Gunpla that had this logo before?|
"ECOPLA" is a contraction of the words "Eco" (most probably from "eco-friendly") and "Plastic" (from "plastic model kit"). ECOPLA is an environmental-friendly version of a Gundam Model Kit.
"How are these Gunplas eco-friendly?"
Well, these Gunplas are molded using recycled materials, made from excess plastic from creating Gundam Plastic Models, like the ones from the sprues/runners.
|Ecopla parts are made from excess plastics, like from these sprues.|
Most of the parts are similar. In fact, they're exactly the same when compared to their non-Ecopla counterparts except for one thing. Since these were molded using recycled plastic, Ecopla Model Kits are all molded in black. Which means that you have a lot of painting to do if you want the model kit to be in their proper colors. Nothing else is left out, though. The Construction Manual and the seals that normally comes with a non-Ecopla kit are included in Ecopla kits as well.
|Ecopla Model Kits are molded in black.|
|Closer look at first set of runners.|
|Closer look at second set of runners.|
Ecopla Kit boxes are printed in black & white. It is similar to its non-Ecopla model kit equivalent in everything else except that it's printed in black & white. Also, if you look at the box, you should see a few "ECOPLA" logos printed on it. Look for it just to be sure.
|SD RX-78-2 Gundam Ecopla Model Kit|
|Ecopla logo printed around the box.|
|Some are printed at the side of the box. There are 3 logos in total on this kit.|
|SD RX-78-2 Gundam Ecopla Review coming soon!|
See you in the next post!