Posted on 08 November 2010 by Mark
I usually don’t pick up figurines like these but this one has a nice face and appears to have a nice sculpt as well. Let alone the fact that the legs look nice also.
This is Okami Ryoko from Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi. Basically she’s the leader of the group called the Otogi Bank. Haven’t really seen the actual show but this figurine has gotten me interested in the series (EDIT: I picked up the 12-ep series from Coffeebugg).
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
Posted on 07 September 2010 by Mark
Ever since Boa Hancock showed up as one of the Royal Shichibukai in One Piece, I’ve considered her as the hottest manga/anime character in my book. She has practically dethroned every single gorgeous anime/manga female character that I have encountered in the past.
That’s why I am quite frustrated that I wasn’t able to catch Boa’s figurine in preorder and seeing the production images in Amiami just increases my regret that I was not able to get her. My incoming Momohime figurine is gorgeous but I would want Boa more than Momohime.
Boa comes in this gorgeous form. Her red outfit having a metal red coating. Most figurine adaptations don’t normally catch the exact look of the character but this one takes the cake. Absolutely beautiful from afar. But I do notice something to be concerned about with this figurine. Her pose, and the fact that she’s made from PVC, automatically makes her a candidate for leaning when placed in a warm room. Continue Reading
Posted on 26 February 2010 by Mark
After much delay at the post office, I finally got my Tako Luka charms. I got all three. Honestly, I’m tempted to just remove the attachments on top and at the bottom and just have them as Tako Luka heads. >_<
They are actually to scale with the puchi Nendoroid Megurine Luka as against the full sized Nendoroid Megurine Luka and its Tako Luka add-on. The drool face for Tako Luka cracks me up all the time.
I can still use these on my phone but I think it would be better to shoot pictures of their adventures in the next couple of days. Look out for those photos on my blog. These Tako Lukas “appear to be addicted to coffee” so stay tuned for their shenanigans!
This week, I was able to watch the live action version of Wangan Midnight. Akio and Shima in that film were portrayed by two Kamen Rider actors. The dead Akio’s sister Erika/Eriko was portrayed by a female who also starred in a Kamen Rider film. And one of her friends is the girl working with Hidari in Kamen Rider W.
But the best part of this week was being able to watch the first episode of Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn. I won’t feature a lot of screencaps. Just one: the pilot of Kshatriya, Marida.
The Feddies would do well to fear the potential of spacenoids. Khsatriya is quite deadly on the battlefield, and reminded me of how Quebeley and Quin Mantha were like in battle.
The animation was awesome. The musical score was so good that I had goosebumps listening to it. The story stays true to the Universal Century timeline and the fight scenes are absolute eyecandy! Yes, there are cliches but those are classic aspects of any Gundam series. The episode itself, however, leaves a painful cliffhanger and now we have to wait till fall to see the Reincarnation of Char enter the battlefield.
Much thanks to my friend Coffeebugg for handing me a copy of the first ep. I’ve watched it thrice already and it has yet to grow old on me.
Posted on 10 July 2008 by Mark
Lately, I find myself watching more mecha anime than I have in the past year. Or perhaps I’m spending more time watching anime that’s not Gundam-related. Either way, I’m really enjoying watching Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and the 25th Anniversary series Macross Frontier. I can imagine my friend Joey asking where Code Geass is in that watchlist. I’ll bring myself up to speed soon enough. For now, I’ll enjoy these two. Gurren Lagann is already finished airing so I’m watching the fansubs without having the wait for the next episode. As for Macross Frontier, I’m around seven to eight episodes behind but I’m definitely liking the series, most especially the soundtrack. It’s the only thing playing over and over again in my iPod. ^_^
Personal opinion, I currently cannot find any other super robot series that can top Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. There’s simply no other series that embodies or captures the spirit of super robot pilots the way Gurren Lagann did. I’ve seen Shin Getter Armageddon. I’ve seen Mazinkaiser. I’ve seen Gaogaigar Final. Prior to watching Gurren Lagann, these three series were the ultimate in super robot spirit for me. But after seeing the first half of Gurren Lagann, the rest felt like wimps beside Simon and Kamina and the rest of the Dai Gurren Dan (Great Gurren Brigade). It’s hard to really express super robot spirit in words (especially since I’ll end up screaming most of the time if I was to express it verbally or audibly) so I would suggest that you grab the series and watch it instead. If you’re a mecha fan and know the difference in the nature of super robot and real robot series, you’ll understand what I mean when I say that Gurren Lagann stands proudly on top of the super robot anime listing as the most awesome series ever.
If you dig super robots, watch Gurren Lagann. If you like fighter planes, lots of singing and awesome mecha aerial dogfights, watch Macross Frontier. They won’t disappoint. ^_^
Posted on 01 April 2008 by Mark
Practically all the webcomics I visit on a daily basis have put April Fool’s dummy websites. I bet that all across the globe, there are tons more people making pranks on other people in celebration of April Fool’s day. I can take a joke. But most of the April Fool’s pranks I’ve encountered in all my years of social awareness have been cruel or not even close to funny. Take the unlock-Shen-Long-in-SF2 as an example. That was sick news when it came out. Everyone was trying to unlock Shen Long. Apparently, it was a sick joke.
I never liked April Fool’s Day simply because the jokes/pranks gave people false hopes. Jokes were meant to be funny and I know a lot of them were mostly at the expense of others. But not April Fool’s jokes. These kinds of jokes are funny on two points: when the guy puts out the prank and starts reading or hearing the response, and when the fact that none of it is true is discovered. You’re supposed to take joy in seeing people’s hopes go down upon discovery that what they thought was true apparently wasn’t and what joy they were feeling inside was for nothing. That. Is. Just. Fucking. Sick.
Well none of that here. For April Fool’s day, I’m posting a pic for mecha and gunpla mod fans to look forward to: Keita’s next masterpiece. He calls it Gundam Exia SE:
Posted on 21 March 2008 by Mark
Got a bunch of good news for you GFF and MG fans out there. I’m still reeling over the GFF release of Shin Musha and GFF Metal Composite Psycho Gundam. But then Bandai pulls the Easter Rabbit right out of the hat! Coming this June, they will be releasing the MG Shin Musha Gundam model kit. For GFF, they’ll be releasing Psycho Gundam’s nasty brother, Psycho Gundam Mk. II in Metal Composite glory. 1/100 scale R-1 will also be released soon but like the Psycho Gundam Mk. II, I’ve yet to find out the actual release date. I’ve also yet to purchase the 1/100 Alteisen that has the glowing eyes. News from SRW Hotnews.
My pockets… My poor, poor pockets…
Personal Byte: I honestly want to buy both the MG Shin Musha Gundam and the GFF Metal Composite Psycho Gundam Mk. II when they come out. Hopefully I can manage my cash properly and get both of these babies.
Posted on 14 March 2008 by Mark
This is probably one of my favorite pictures of Mizuho Kazami and one of the first ones I kept ever since I found out about this particular character from Onegai Sensei (Please! Teacher). Her large eyes and her pink hair, eyeglasses and sexy clothing have made her quite a popular character and also a figurine subject. Recently, a figurine based on the abovementioned image has been announced for release in PVC 1/7 scale. You’ll see more images at Amiami.com.
Should I buy it?
Posted on 04 March 2008 by Mark
This is the 1:100 scale Gundam Astraea prototype. For those who don’t know, the Astraea is part of the sidestory manga for Gundam 00, Sunrise’s current ongoing Gundam series. It looks nearly exactly like the Exia, only significantly lacking melee weapons and sports a beam rifle instead.
I am liking the head design for this one. This is still the prototype and I’ve yet to see actual colored/finished pictures of this model kit. It will be in High Grade.
Do note though that Bandai’s 1:100 HG line is slowly getting close to its MG counterpart. The same way the detail in the MG line is getting closer to PG level.
Posted on 13 February 2008 by Mark
Gundambase Side 1 has uploaded a whole bunch o pictures for the 1/100 Gundam Virtue and it purges its armor also which is quite neat for a HG model kit. Looks like Bandai’s really stepping it up on their 1/100 high grade line especially for the Gundam 00 model kits. I guess they’re riding on the popularity of the 1/100 high grade model kits from the SEED and SEED Destiny line. Click on the image above to go to Gundambase Side 1 to see the rest of the pictures.
Will I buy this model kit? Not too sure. But it definitely looks gorgeous.