Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kotobukiya Mega Man/Rockman Model kit

I had wanted to start collecting Mega Man / Rockman stuff, but then I realized that this is probably one of the more diverse toy franchises around. Still, I have a soft spot for Rockman stuff, even though I probably won't be getting any soon - at least, until I have a larger budget for toys.

CollectionDX review link:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kotobukiya Frame Arms Girl Youtube Channel

I admit that I'm not a Youtube surfer, except perhaps for some stuff like the Voice or Postmodern Jukebox, so I wasn't really hot at first about the Frame Arms Girl official youtube channel.

However, after watching the episodes, they look pretty cool.

Main Channel Link:

Latest episode, as of this article's creation:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hasbro Transformers Titans Return Chromedome

I actually was planning to review Chromedome on my own, but Quinncat over at CollectionDX had one that covered all the bases.

My additional observations:

The IDW head really is the icing on the cake, and will probably make you want to get the new rewind figure to make up the Conjunx Endura pairing. Other than that, I love how the colors of chromedome in figure form gives it a Diaclone vibe. Sadly, the cockpit size of teh headmaster makes for a really big Seat, if you use the Dia-Nauts. It works if you think, as a friend said, that the Headmasters are over-sized extended power suits for the Dia-Nauts (thus marrying the two lines neatly, in headcanon).

Link for CollectionDX review:

Bandai Hobby Online Shop - Zaku II B-Type, Gelgoog (Unicorn Versions)

No surprise that these have come out. I'm not too convinced, but hey, they look good.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Bandai Metal Robot x AGP Ex-S Gundam Girl

Say what we will about Bandai, they sure know how to make our wallets cry.

This one may break my rule of not expanding into either the Robot Spirits or the AGP line: the Metal Robot x AGP Ex-S Gundam Girl.

In essence, you can shift parts from an EX-S Metal Robot piece, unto the AGP Sentinel girl, to make the Ex-S girl. This probably means that if you want to display properly, you have to buy two Metal Robot Ex-S pieces, and an AGP Sentinel girl.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Meet Walter - Promotional Video, Alien: Covenant

It's time to meet Walter, the synthetic from Weyland-Yutani.

Honestly, it feels like some points were taken from the GiTS intro. But then, the GiTS universe was probably shaped in part by Alien, so this is a great circle of imagery.

Meet Walter:

Ghost in the Shell anime film intro:

(keeping as link, NSFW) -

Friday, March 10, 2017

Takara Tomy Diaclone Reboot Powered-Suit Set A and Dia-Battles v2 Photos

I've just recently received the Takara Tomy Diaclone Powered-Suit (Set A) from Takara Tomy, courtesy of my online seller, and I decided to do a photo shoot with it. Along the way, I shot my Dia-Battles to go with it, along with some small photos to show off the wonderful Dia-Naut design.

For more about Diaclone:

Without further ado, here they are:

Takara Tomy Diaclone Reboot Powered-Suit Set A and Dia-Battles v2 Photos

Takara Tomy Diaclone Reboot Powered-Suit Set A and Dia-Battles v2 Photos

Takara Tomy Diaclone Reboot Powered-Suit Set A and Dia-Battles v2 Photos

Takara Tomy Diaclone Reboot Powered-Suit Set A and Dia-Battles v2 Photos

Takara Tomy Diaclone Reboot Powered-Suit Set A and Dia-Battles v2 Photos

Takara Tomy Diaclone Reboot Powered-Suit Set A and Dia-Battles v2 Photos

Takara Tomy Diaclone Reboot Powered-Suit Set A and Dia-Battles v2 Photos

Takara Tomy Diaclone Reboot Powered-Suit Set A and Dia-Battles v2 Photos

Takara Tomy Diaclone Reboot Powered-Suit Set A and Dia-Battles v2 Photos

Friday, March 3, 2017

Playmates: Voltron Legendary Defender

The new Voltron series from Netflix was a pleasant surprise. It seems that the new Voltron combiner mecha toy from Playmates seems to be the same for toy collectors.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kotobukiya Frame Arms: RF-Ex10/S Wyvern (Transformable)

The Frame Arms Wyvern is the latest variant for the Vulture base design. In this case, the basic design has been upgraded with a pair of gunblades that are also usable in flight mode. It also comes with some new detail upgrades.

However, the base kit used is the Vulture itself, so if you're looking for the Kai upgrade parts, such as the thrusters, the long swords, and the hip mounts for the swords, you may have to get the separate kit for that.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Kotobukiya Frame Arms (?) MSG Mecha Truck / Hauler

This is a cross-line product, being a Frame Arms mecha carrier, a Megami Device transport unit, and a sort of riding mecha for a Frame Arms Girl.

This is a good move for Kotobukiya, as it mirrors the history of the Microman, Diaclone, and Transformers toy lines.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kotobukiya: Megami Device WISM figures, Real Type Colors

For those who want a more grim version of the WISM girls from the Megami Device line of Kotobukiya, they've just come out with a "real type" color variant.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Kotobukiya: Baselard Frame Arms Girl, Red Limited Color, HJ edition

It looks like it's basically the standard FAGirl Baselard, but with long brunette hair. Very nice!

Kotobukiya seems to be following the Bandai variant system - I have some issues with that, but for now, it is what they need to push the Frame Arms Girl brand.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bandai HGBF: Super Fumina Axis Angel Version

I've been focusing more on the Frame Arms franchise for my mecha girl figures, but I have to admit, this Super Fumina variant from the Bandai HGBF line looks pretty good.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Takara-Tomy Transformers Headmaster Set

For those who want their Transformer Characters to share bodies, then this Headmaster set should be perfect. It's also good for, say, people who have the Takara Tomy version of Chromedome to get the IDW head styling.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hiya Toys: M577 APC (Aliens)

This armored personnel carrier from the Aliens movie should be a killer display piece, what with it being in 1/18 scale.


Trailer: Frame Arms Girl Anime series

Now that the anime is happening, I suppose they'll probably have to come out with full-toy action figures for the Frame Arms Girl line. It's either that, or they will come out with ALL sorts of new armor variants.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Gundam: Barbatos Lupus Rex

As time goes on, this Gundam unit from the Iron-Blooded Orphans series is becoming appropriately more and more demonic. It's a rather big stylistic departure from normal Gundam mecha, but hey, it's a good thing.


Bandai HGUC Accelerate Evolution 1/144 Zeta Gundam

I'd been wondering what the big thing was about with this version of the Zeta Gundam, since it didn;t look much different from earlier versions.

As new images have come out, the big thing, apparently, is that it can transform (swap-out parts, or "partsforming") and have an excellent range of motion for posing.


Am in for this!


Bandai Macross Delta VF-31J Siegfried Hayate Immelmann Use

I liked Macross Delta because it had a somewhat healthier love story than some of the recent ones. And, from how the review reads, it looks like this Chogokin version of the lead mecha is a pretty sturdy toy representation.


Trailer: Gundam Thunderbolt - Season 2

I don't like the premise of this installment of the Gundam metaverse, but dang if this trailer isn't pretty.

[Jazz music intensifies!]

Monday, January 23, 2017

New Video Trailer: Yamato 2202

It looks like the struggle isn't over yet. My main beef with the franchise, though, is that Earth always seems to be on the brink of extinction. But then, we have to remember that this is a Cold War-era anime in its original form.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Kotobukiya Frame Arms RayFalx

Aside from the sticker-shock price, I think the Rayfalx is a good kit to entice people into going for the Frame Arms line. It's not my cup of tea, admittedly (that's why I'm not getting it), but for some people, the sleek modern-mecha look is a good aesthetic.

Takara Tomy / Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Inferno

Inferno was not one of my favorites from the first lines of Transformers, but I can definitely appreciate a good toy rendition when I see it. Takara Tomy has a big winner with this Masterpiece. I find it interesting how they include original and animation head designs - that's like how the TakTom and Hasbro toys differentiate their lines these days.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

New Kotobukiya Frame Arms Re:Frame offers - Gourai and Zephyr

I'm an unabashed fan of the more "mecha" offers of the Frame Arms line (The new Frame Arms Girls were okay, but once they started taking over the line, was not too amused). The new Re: Frames are definitely an improvement for internal structural stability, but that may not be usable in terms of the older kit designs. That being said, it's good to see these older designs get reprinted.