Monday, August 20, 2012

Gundam Gunpla Mecha Anime Model Kit Assembly

Finished some Gundam/Gunpla basic assembly requests for Bankee. The name of the event is the 2012 SM Toy Kingdom Toy Expo, it should be from Wednesday to Sunday.

Here are some photos. Click ont he photos to see them in larger sizes:
This is the new HGUC Anksha. I'd actually thought it was just a variant of the old HGUC Asshimar, but it's not - whole it may share some parts and similar structure, it uses a more modern polycap set (same type used in the HGUC Nu kit) and has a btter range of movement and poportions.

I'd love to get my own kit of this - looks like a lot of fun, and can carry one other mecha (a la Base Jabber) when in Flight mode.

I also assembled the two pirate-themed kits from AGE. I like them both, but I prefer the faceplate detail of the JackEdge over the Dark Hound. On the other hand, the Dark Hound AGE-2 has those great wings/weapons systems.


I'll see if I can get more photos - as you can see, I also assembled a Delta Gundam.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Toys - Takara 1/72 Dougram Soltic H8 Roundfacer Diecast

This is one of my old favorites - It's so nice, I've owned two of them. The first one was a gift from my parents, which a friend lost. The second one, I found in Greenhills and immediately bought.

Takara Fang of the Sun: Dougram Diecast Toy: Soltic H8

Takara Fang of the Sun: Dougram Diecast Toy: Soltic H8 - Parts breakdown
It's a 1/72 scale diecast toy of the Soltic H8 from Fang of the Sun: Dougram. It's from Takara, and the heft of this toy is, quite simply, satisfying.

I also have its "brother", the Dougram itself:

Takara Fang of the Sun: Dougram Diecast Toys: Soltic H8 and Dougram

Toys: Darth Tater - Together we shall rule as Father and Spud!

Okay, this is quite possibly one of the quirkiest items my partner and I have collected.

It's from Hasbro's Playskool brand, and it's a Star Wars tie-in: DARTH TATER. It's basically a Mr. Potato Head with a set of Darth Vader parts.

It's so cute - and to be honest, what I find most amusing is that it's wearing black sneakers, haha!

*If you look at the item in the Playskool shop link, you'll notice that it's particualrly different from mine - I guess it's a different run for here in Asia? I also had different packaging, aside from a different sculpt of the Darth Vader parts and having no cape.

**EDIT/UPDATE: I've apparently lost the cape, somehow. BOO. Must make new, snazzier cape.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Toys: One Piece Wednesday - Thousand Sunny

This is a Bandai Candy Division (is that Banpresto?) toy that my partner bought, as he is a bit of a One Piece fan. Pardon the state of the sails - a failed attempt at cleaning them. Anyway, here's the Thousand Sunny. The ship can also be seaprated into little playsets, each one representing a a section of the ship's innards. And of course, it has the smaller vehicles, too.

Here's a shot of the crew - Luffy and company:

Interesting, this sort of SD fixed figure type seems to be popular these days.

Finally: A shot of the smaller vehicles: