Posted on 01 March 2011 by Mark
…and they’ll be two action figures in a single box!
I had already pre-ordered SIC Kamen Rider W and had already speculated that Bandai would most likely release the other forms in separate action figures as well instead of just armor replacement pieces.
You can just imagine my glee when I visited Amiami.com and saw this up for pre-order.
From the image, it appears that this will be a single box but with two action figures: something that Bandai has done in the past (i.e. Kamen Rider Den-O Axe Form and Rod Form). Thankfully, this isn’t an exclusive like the Axe Form/Rod Form release.
I just wish they’d release the HardBoilder. Now just toss in Kamen Rider Skull and I’ll be a happy man.
Accel I can live without but if they release Accel’s blue form, then I might have second thoughts.
Release date posted in Amiami.com is late June 2011.
Posted on 28 January 2011 by Mark
Probably the cutest iteration of Miku Hatsune to date, in Nendoroid form, Miku Hatsune HMO version is definitely going to be one of my favorite Nendoroid releases, if only for the fact that there’s so much that you get inside the package. Not only do you get your standard Nendoroid, but this is a Nendoroid that’s fully posable (like Nendoroid Saber). There’s also so much detail on her like the cables that stick out of her headset. Plus she comes with a lot of items: two keyboards, an entire drum set, etc.
These images are courtesy of Mikatan from her newly migrated English WordPress blog. Continue Reading
Posted on 21 January 2011 by Mark
Now that I have the GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam, I am once again considering one GFFN that I wanted to get when it was announced but had to pass up on it since that time, my funding was being moved towards acquiring Nendoroids.
The GFFN I am talking about is the ReZEL which is based off the Zeta and Delta Gundam technology. There were two types of ReZELs seen in the Gundam Unicorn OVAs: the regular type and the Commander Type which basically carries a hyper mega launcher while the regular type just carries the standard issue beam rifle. There is a difference in the color of the visors but for the GFFN release, the sensors are all colored red regardless of whether the beam rifle or the hyper mega launcher is armed. The differences between the regular type and the Commander Type are the sensor colors and the armaments.
Hopefully, I’d still be able to find this one on local shelves. It would be neat to have this standing beside my GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam. Continue Reading
Posted on 18 January 2011 by Mark
After months of waiting, I finally have my GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam on my office desk and boy does it look badass. Definitely worth the moolah that I paid to acquire it. For Gundam fans in general and Gundam Unicorn fans, this is definitely a must-have.
For those wondering why the internals are green, basically, in the manga, scientists working on the NT-D appear to have discovered a better way of using the system while at the same time reducing the stress on the pilot when the unit goes into Destroy Mode. This way, Unicorn can stay in Destroy mode longer compared to the previous red glow version which could only stay in that form for five minutes or else the pilot will go insane due to the mental stress. This green glow version also allows the unit to equip more armaments compared to the red glow version which only went as far as having twin gatling guns. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 December 2010 by Mark
I’ve always been a fan of Super Robot Wars, a big fan of Original Generations mobile suit/personal trooper designs and even a bigger fan of Hajime Katoki’s work for this video game. So seeing Bandai release a SRW Original Personal Trooper is quite a happy surprise for me especially this particular design.
Now I won’t deny the fact that I haven’t been up to date with what’s been going on in the Original Generations Universe these past couple of years but I am still familiar the Personal Troopers and their design history.
This one in particular is supposed to be coming after the Huckebein Mk. III which was one of my favorites especially because of the Armored Modules that could be equipped to the Huckie MkIII.
Posted on 25 November 2010 by Mark
I have never watched the original series of Kamen Rider Kuuga. Whatever exposure I had with Kuuga was through the Kamen Rider Decade series. It didn’t help that the earlier SIC releases of Kamen Rider Kuuga were the skinny and gaunt reimaginations of this Kamen Rider. So when I saw SIC’s Decade version of this action figure, I wanted to get one right away.
Now, the preorders are open, particularly in Amiami.com where I got the images for this.
The upside to it is that this SIC release also has interchangeable parts and you’ll see them later.
Posted on 10 November 2010 by Mark
FINALLY! I saw this come up for preorder at a local store (Wasabi Toys) and I was initially worried that this might not be for real since I didn’t see anything coming up in Amiami.com. But when I Googled this SIC, so many results turned up that this was actually a legit release, much to my joy, of course! Continue Reading
Posted on 04 November 2010 by Mark
This is one of Goodsmile Company’s more recent master models of their upcoming Nendoroid releases: Kirino Kousaka from Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. I honestly haven’t seen the show or even read the manga but the expression on her face is just priceless. So priceless that I’m considering picking her up from a shelf (cutting back on pre-orders).
Posted on 27 October 2010 by Mark
The office is currently abuzz with preparations for Halloween. On Friday, kids in costumes will be walking around to get free candy. My staff are busy preparing decorations for the Plants vs Zombies theme that our area will be decorated with. This is also usually the time I break out the halloween-related toys that I have stashed in my office.
Unlike last year where I had all my Nendoroids out on display, this year, I’ve decided to just have these few toys out. I also have all my SIC action figures and a couple of figmas out as well as Psycho Gundam Mk. I but that’s pretty much it for this year. It would have been a pain bringing out ALL the toys from their ziploc bags and then putting them back in after Halloween. Continue Reading
Posted on 26 October 2010 by Mark
Last night, a good friend of mine dropped by Coffeebugg’s house for some paella and in turn, was able to pick up my BRS stuff from his house and then drop them off at my office which relatively close by. This was the third character that I purchased for both the Nendoroid and figma versions. The first one was obviously Miku Hatsune. The second one was Fireball Drossel. Black Rock Shooter is my third. Continue Reading