Gunpla became popular during the late 2560's, when a Orb Toy company called Asobi Vault began manufacturing and selling 1/144 Scale plastic models of MBF-M1 Astrays of the Orb Military,and later began manufacturing 1/144 models of other Nations machines through contracts, most notable models were the RGM-109 Heavygun, Type-94 Tekdola, and MSA-03 Nemo. Gunpla kits can be customized by using interchangable parts and can be set up in Diorama sets.
See main article:Gunpla Battle for more information.
Aside from being used in Diorama sets, Gunplas and their builders can participate in Gunpla Battles, a game where Gunplas are used to fight each other and are piloted by their respective builders.
Gunpla sets are usually classified into 5 different Grades,with each grade having higher quality than the previous grade.