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 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 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 15 October 2010 by Mark
Dropped by Amiami.com today to check if they have anything new and their blog had a bunch of pics taken from HobbyShow 2010. What got my attention was this display of Early Wing model kits. All of the ones on the upper shelf appear to be master grade model kits. Wing Gundam was already released as a Ver. Ka and they also released the model kit again as a regular MG release. Then recently, Bandai released the Gundam Deathscythe Early Wing version. Continue Reading
Posted on 27 September 2010 by Mark
It appears that Bandai is cashing in on the obvious popularity of the RX-78-2 Gundam ver. Ka and Unicorn Gundam Metal Composite releases. So much so that they’re actually releasing two more new repaints this October and November.
For October, there will be a Tamashii Nation limited release of the Metal Composite RX-78-2 Gundam ver. Ka (Rollout Color ver.). Basically, it’s the Gundam ver. Ka in white paint except for the mechanical parts which remain in gray. There are red highlights too, particularly the parts that are in red in the regular painted version as well as some other parts like the vents, etc.
For November, Bandai is releasing the Metallic Coating version of the Metal Composite Unicorn Gundam. I wouldn’t really call it metallic. I’ve seen some of the protos and they look more like a pearl finish to me. But whatever. I honestly don’t see the reason in releasing something that’s basically just “shinier” than the previous release. But if Bandai thinks that there’s a market for this, then go ahead. Whatever floats their boat, I guess. I would have been more amazed if after they released the GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam, they release a GFFN Banshee or a Metal Composite Banshee/FA Unicorn Gundam. But a pearl finish re-release of what already appeared to be a fine action figure? Nah.
Here’s a promo shot of the Metallic Coating ver. of the Metal Composite Unicorn Gundam.
Posted on 22 September 2010 by Mark
With me looking forward to the MG ReZel release (which looks quite awesome in its colored proto shots), I was actually surprised that Bandai announced this MG release, just a couple of months after the movie’s release. Although not really an actual curveball, and seeing the timing of its release and the movie’s release, this was something rather expected after a bit of thinking. Makes me wonder though what kind of unique gimik this kit will have compared to the previous Gundam 00 Master Grade releases.
Here are some scans picked up from Ngee Khiong’s blog.
Posted on 10 September 2010 by Mark
Here are some SIC magazine scans from Ngee Khiong’s blog.
Here are better shots of the soon-to-be-released SIC Kamen Rider Stronger and Tackle. Up close, that Stronger head design is starting to grow on me plus that whole light effect for the eyes and the chest for his Charge Up mode is pretty neat. Makes me wish the previous Kamen Riders had light up eyes as well. Continue Reading
Posted on 23 August 2010 by Mark
…this is what greets me:
Ok. So why am I both frustrated and excited?
- This is the next Perfect Grade coming out of Bandai’s factories.
- This particular version will be based on Hajime Katoki’s design.
- The SEED-based inner frame that’s been seen in PG Strike and PG Astray will most likely be used again here.
- I’m trying to save up for a laptop and the last thing I need is another temptation.
So yeah, you can understand my dilemma here, right? No? Well, to make things more interesting, with all the tech that’s been present in the most recent PG release (Gundam 00 Raiser), most likely, this one will have more than just light-up eyes as a feature. (Remember the Lightning Edition 1/60 HG Strike Freedom?)
Anyways, this bit of news from Ngee Khiong’s blog.
Now, where are those Nendoroids that are supposed to be here already? :3
Posted on 11 August 2010 by Mark
Bandai had already released Kamen Rider Kuuga before but I wasnt too fond of how it looked since it was bordering along the “Another” styling of SIC action figures where it was very skinny and organic-looking. But it looks like Bandai is enjoying the success of their Kamen Rider Kabuto release with Decade Final Form Ride parts so now they’re releasing SIC Kamen Rider Kuuga Decade Edition with Kuuga Final Form Ride parts.
I’m actually liking the look and size of this one. The proportions are better on this one I think since as I said earlier, I found for earlier release of Kamen Rider Kuuga to be too skinny for my taste. This one looks like it can really support you in a brawl. He is definitely bulkier than the previous form. Continue Reading
Posted on 05 August 2010 by Mark
I’m still following Kamen Rider W although I’m several episodes behind due to internet service issues at home as well as finding time to actually download the episodes. Nevertheless, I still am a big fan of this particular KR series and am looking forward to Bandai releasing Kamen Rider W SIC action figures. I know they are already rolling out more proto’s of the other Kamen Rider W forms in Bandai’s MG Figurise line but I don’t really give a crap about that one. I prefer the SIC action figure line!