Posted on 02 October 2009 by Mark
When before we only had some scans from Mr. BlurryScanner, now we have shots of the actual merchandise spotted at Tamashii Nation 2009.
These display items look absolutely gorgeous and it’s spurring me to finish my two Master Grade Gundam Unicorns soon. One thing’s for sure, though. When this baby hits the shelves, I’ll be one of the first people to grab one for myself. It’s going to burn a painful hole in my pocket but it will definitely be worth it. I mean, just look at the detail! I do have a feeling that posability will be almost as limited or even worse than the Psycho Gundam Mk. I but who cares, right?!
There may be some crazy people who would buy two just to have both forms on display on their desk. I would if I had the cash. But right now, one is enough.
Don’t know about release dates yet but this definitely falls in my watch so I’ll keep you guys who are interested in this posted. ^_^
Images from SRW Hotnews.
Posted on 08 January 2009 by Mark
I currently own two Gundam Fix Figurations and both of them come with alternate armor pieces (I am aware that some GFF’s done have alternate armor pieces but I just so happen to have ended up owning two that do have these). The first one was the Shin Musha Gundam and the second one which I bought recently was the Gundam Blue Destiny Unit 1/2.
I never really liked the first armor set of the Musha Gundam and very much prefer the second one which what is currently attached right now. The other set is just gathering dust. As for the Blue Destiny, I’m not too fond of the GM head for the Unit 1 so I’m more often than not sticking with the Unit 2 configuration.
What I’m wondering, mainly for GFF owners, is have you ever permanently glued or superglued armor pieces for a certain form on your GFF?
I mean, let’s be honest here. While GFFs have amazing quality and detail, the armor pieces don’t always fit perfectly and more often than not, an armor piece falls off or pops off when you move an arm or a leg. My Shin Musha Gundam’s shoulder armor pops off almost every time I try moving the arms for a slashing pose. If I make the mistake of accidentally knocking it over, most if not all the armor pieces fall off.
So have you ever permanently grafted an armor configuration onto your GFF?
Posted on 16 November 2008 by Mark
Earlier, I made a quick Musha Gundam review. The Musha Gundam has the plate armor minus the pipes in different parts and lot less bulkier. It looks less modern and is closer to the original samurai armor design. The Shin Musha Gundam is a design that looks bulkier and it actually looks meaner than its previous version.
The toy already comes in this form but I felt that it was better to do the Musha Gundam review first before doing the Shin Musha version. Doing the armor change procedure gives me insight on the GFF inner frame design, the upsides and lowsides of the toy itself.
Gotta love the detail on those knees. The pipes give the Shin Musha Gundam a bulkier, more powerful look. It’s like the robot can take hits and still be able to charge forward at full speed. This thing just looks absolutely awesome!
Excellent detail on the knees.
I love the detail on the front armor.
Compared to Musha Gundam, Shin Musha has thrusters on its backpack.
Imagine getting punched by that fist. Your mobile suit will definitely cave in.
The stand that comes with the action figure is really nice. Makes for awesome action poses.
Must buy? Definitely!
Posted on 12 November 2008 by Mark
It’s snowing outside and I’m up in the middle of the night. But before I fell asleep awhile ago, I manged to shoot and upload some shots of the GFF Musha Gundam. This is the Musha armor. The Shin Musha version pics will be up soon.
Do note that this is my first ever GFF.
While this GFF has lovely detail especially on its samurai armor, I do have a mix of Raves and Gripes. I’ll start with the Raves:
- amazing armor detail
- lots of weapons = lots of fun
- it has a samurai sword!
- the shoulder parts pop off…annoyingly often
- some armor parts, especially around the leg area are loose
- the ankles loosen really fast
Posted on 10 November 2008 by Mark
Look at what I was able to snag in Narita Airport. Thanks to Danny for the tip. I wish we were stranded overnight in Narita instead of Nagoya. I would have gone to Akiba instead. I’m just quite happy with this purchase plus the fact that it was bought directly from Japan with me picking it off the shelf. That’s a momentous moment for me. Dorky, I know but give me this spot of sunshine for now.
Brand spanking new!
Waiting to be unboxed.
I wish they would sell these kinds of containers in the Philippines. Bought one and drank it up happily just because it's a different aluminum can. I am crazy like that.
Getting ready to be unboxed. Musha-kun being escorted Miku-chan.
More pictures of the unboxing and review coming up in another post.
Posted on 27 October 2008 by Mark
I think I’ve found the next Gundam I’ll be purchase (note: Sinanju is not a Gundam )
It’s the first release from the GFF Kyoshiro Maniax line: Red Warrior. It definitely isn’t your run-off-the-mill Gundam and by George, it’s red! It comes out this November at 5,575 yen a pop!
News from Ngee Khiong.
Posted on 24 September 2008 by Mark
For SRW fans, this is probably one of the most anticipated model kits to date. The R-1 EOtech follows the 1/100 Alteisen that wowed a lot of model kit collectors because of the glowing eyes and heat horn. For this kit, I’m suspecting that aside from the glowing eyes and head camera, it would also have a glowing T-Link Knuckle. A fanboy can dream, right?
But if that’s not the case, then perhaps, EOtech will eventually release 1/100 versions of the R-2 Powered and R-3 Powered and will allow the three of them to gattai into a 1/100 SRX. O_O
Only time will tell. For now, we’re left to anticipate the release of the 1/144 Daizengar and the 1/100 Wildwurger. R-1 is due for release this month. It will be in Philippine shores mid next month to early November.
Posted on 25 July 2008 by Mark
Edit: Removed the image in this blog post because crediting apparently wasn’t enough for the owner. But wait! I’ve got a BETTER alternative. Want to see more pics of the clear version GFF? Visit this site to see a whole smorgasbord of pics.
Big Gundam fan? Had the chance to go the Comic-Con in San Diego and turned it down? Then you might regret not having gone because of this. It’s the GFF RX-78-2 ver. Ka Clear Version which is exclusively released in Comic-Con San Diego 2008.
Posted on 08 June 2008 by Mark
Saw some newer merchandise pics of the GFF Gundam Mk. III and I’m starting reconsider if this is worth buying or not. Let me show you the pictures first.
In Jeremy Clarkson’s tone, I say “Look at that!” Thanks to Hajime Katoki being the main artist for Gundam Sentinel, this one’s looking a lot like the series’s Gundams. I’m so loving the armor add-ons!!! And it’s got beam sabers all over. How cool is that?! And the rifles! All the additional armaments look awesome. It’s nothing compared to the other GFF’s add ons. I mean, the Deep Striker definitely beats this one hands down in additional parts but this is definitely something that’s worth adding into the fray.
I change my opinion of the Gundam Mk. III. This is definitely something that you guys should add to your GFF collection.
Posted on 05 June 2008 by Mark
Finally! I’ve been so eager to see the Psycho Gundam Mk. II Metal Composite action figure in living color and after being away from blogging and Gundam news-hunting for the past week or so, this is definitely a nice welcome back to the geekdom I’ve always been fond of since I was a kid.
When I was first looking at the drawings for the Psycho Gundam Mk. II, I thought it was too purple for my tastes but looking at this colored version, all the more do I want to own this GFF as well. I already have the first one. This would look really awesome standing beside the Mk. I. There appears to be some additional changes in the transformation from bipedal to mobile fortress mode.
So just feast your eyes on the rest of the pictures, all taken from Amiami.com.