Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bandai MG RX-78 The Origins Model Kit

To be honest, it's getting ridiculous that there are so many versions of this one unit. However, I like how some of the details on this one makes it more "realistic."

Friday, December 23, 2016

Bandai HGCE Revive 1/144 P-Bandai Sword Impulse

Out of all the Impulse Gundam variants, the Sword is the one that everyone likes - primarily because it wields the equivalent of of two horse-cutting long-swords.

Bandai Super Minipla: Power Rangers / Super Sentai Megazord

While my generation fixates with Mazinger Z and Voltes V, I bet the generations after us would buy the heck out of these Sentai mecha. At about 920 Yen per vehicle, this cobiner set is probably great for office displays, or for small home displays.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Toysoul 2016: Macross Stuff 01

It's a testament to the enduring idea of Macross that up to now, so many products are being sold based on it.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Toysoul 2016 - Action Toys Exhibit / Ex-Gokin

The big takeaways from this segment of the Toysoul 2016 event:

Not a fan of this particular Reideen version.

Middle Gobot, check. I wonder if they will have same-scale combiners, as in the Machine Robo Rescue teams?

I don't actually remember this Gobot, but no surprise if it's originally one of the carry cases.

Dancougar! very cute. 

It has an "angry face" plate.

I think this makes sense in the context of the Mazinger Zero Manga.

I've never seen anything about Godmars other than the toy, and I find it clunky. Still, classic!

I haven't seen this - I think - in the Manga. Wicked arm blade thingies.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Kotobukiya Frame Arms Extend Arms 05 (Kagutsuchi hover platform)

This extension system - basically a hover platform that has a full endoskeleton in it - is another weapons/mecha system from the Frame Arms line that will do well with the new endoskeleton version, primarily since the upper arms and the thighs - where the new joints are - will benefit greatly in terms of structural strength.

The alternate head that comes with the platform makes sense, since the Kagutsuchi's tall-fin head would be hell with a hover platform.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bandai Gundam Candy/Gashapon toys, Set 4

Aside from being great collectible action figures or toys for those with not much space, they also work well as office desk displays - assuming that your office allows it, and there are no sticky-finger officemates.

Kotobukiya Frame Arms Kagutsuchi (Sniper)

This is basically a "reboot" version, with the new Architect Frame that has improved upper arms and hip joints.  My personal experience with the original production is that it really is better as a static display - and that you wold be better off with the standard ankles, rather than the new ball-joint ones.

Still, it is a very imposing figure for exhibit, and with proper detailing and painting, it is sure to be a head-turner.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Bandai Gundam HG IBO 1/144 "Bael" (?)

It's a simple design, but I reserve full judgement until I see the actual colors for it up-close.

Artoo, We Need You: The R2-D2 children's plastic bento box

While my mother was looking through the storage closet in my room for Christmas decorations and accessories, we manged to dig this interesting Star Wars bento box, in the shape of R2-D2. Near as I can tell, it may not be that durable, so it's probably more of either a collector's item, or a cheap giveaway. My friend Adrian Arcega says that it's similar to one he got from Jollibee, so I'm willing to bet it's more of the latter.

Still, it looks great as a display piece, particularly if you remove the strap.

Kotobukiya Frame Arms RF-12/B Second Jive:RE

This is one of my favorite Frame arms designs, and I believe it is one of the designs that will benefit greatly from the improved internal frames (hence the term :RE). Of course, the funny thing about the Second Jive is that it basically let's go of the idea of it being a "ride-able" motorcycle for other mecha or action figures, unlike the basic variant, the Wilbur Nine.

Bandai Gundam HG IBO 1/144 Weapons Set 8

The eight weapon set for the Gundam Tekketsu series seems to be for the Geirail MS, and to turn other standard-type MS into workers - though the accessories work well as weapons also.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Bandai Gundam HG IBO MS Option Set 7

One standard for the IBO series of model kits in the Gundam franchise is the existance of weapon sets. The seventh weapon set seems to be built mostly for the Flauros and the Vidar, along with some other weapons that round out two other mecha's loadouts.

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