So a little late with starting this kit but whatever. I started cutting the parts out last night and immediately noticed something interesting... an MG Gold Frame Astray is coming. How do I come to this conclusion? a lot of the blue parts are connected to the sprues in much the same way the 1/100 Gold Frams (and red and blue) were which is to place the nubs under the seam-lines so that the gold coating doesn't get damaged.
Now I wonder, what Gold Frame will they do? Another Amatsu?
I don't know if that's a compelling enough argument. The big thing in Japan in the last few years has been OOB snapping, where all the builders do is draw in panel lines and clear coat the pieces. I think Bandai's been putting sprue nubs in inconspicuous places to help avoid the white stress marks that appear when you cut the piece off of the sprue.
Still, an MG gold frame would fall in line with that same idea, since snappers are unlikely to repaint a red frame or blue frame gold.