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 18 November 2009 by Mark
I’ve played a good number of Super Robot Taisen/Super Robot Wars games back when I was still in college and I’ve always loved the mecha designs for the original robots featured in the game. One of my favorites was the Alteisen/Alteisen Riese design. It’s red, mean-looking and bulky. But another version I liked was the Alteisen Nacht which came from the SRW Compact series. It’s pretty much exactly like the Alteisen except for the color which is now blue instead of red, and it wields a katana aside from its main weapons (Revolving Stake, Square Claymore, Heat Horn, etc.). I wanted to get the Deformover version of the Alteisen since I could not be bothered back then to build the 1/100 Alteisen model kit (I could not even complete my two Unicorn Gundams!). But seeing that most of my cashflow was going towards Nendoroids, I could not afford to get the Alteisen.
And now, they’re releasing the Alteisen Nacht for the Deformover series. Like I said earlier, between the Alteisen and Alteisen Nacht, the main differences were the colors and the katana.
What I like about this series of super deformed toys is that they remind me of how the robots/mecha look like in the actual SRW games. Back when I was still part of the Simulation Chamber community, I used to extract and work on game sprites for the community. And all the game sprites are in SD form except for one SRW game where all the game sprites were in their regular form. Not too fond of those, of course.
There’s still that Deformover Alteisen on the shelves of one of the toy stores I frequent in Greenhills. I’m still contemplating whether I should get it or not. If I do, then that would be my first and only SRW-related merchandise.
Hit up the images to go to Amiami.com for more pics of this merchandise. It’s already up for pre-order and will deal 4,850yen worth of damage to your wallet should you decide to get one. Expected release date would be around late February 2010.
Posted on 01 October 2008 by Mark
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SRW Hotnews announced yesterday that the 1/100 EOtech R-1 model kit is already on sale. Along with it was a link for the merchandise pics. I waited till Amiami.com had the pics up in their site because it’s easier to view the pictures there, IMO.
Interesting to note is that when we saw merchandise pics of the 1/100 Wildwurger and the 1/100 Alteisen, there was one picture that showed it with glowing eyes. The R-1 however doesn’t have that merch-pics-wise. It doesn’t even show the green chrome-plated fists that are supposed to be for the T-Link Knuckle attack that the R-1 has.
So could it possibly be that the much-anticipated EOtech R-1 does not have glowing eyes? Shame if that would be the case. Unless the reason for this is they had to leave out the battery unit plans because they plan to have a gattai function on the R-1 because of possible release plans for R-2 Powered and R-3 Powered. Only time will tell…
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 22 September 2008 by Mark
I’ve talked about Kotobukiya’s upcoming 1/144 Dynamic Guardian General, or DGG or Daizengar among SRW fans, at some length in previous posts. GA Graphic has posted a whole smorgasbord of merchandise images of the much-anticipating gargantuan 1/144. I do hope them Bandai people get threatened by Kotobukiya’s capacity to release a kit of this magnitude and they decide to release 1/100 MG version of the Psyco Gundam Mk. I. But I doubt it.
Above are images of the kit with the stand. Reminds me of the SRX exclusive action figure. It also needed a stand to remain upright. This one shows a picture of the DGG right behind a 1/144 Alteisen. So that Zankantou cleaving evil is definitely no joke. Being in the receiving end of it would definitely smash you down to the molecular level.
I heard that this kit has a separate hand included for gripping the sword and another hand where all the fingers are moveable PG-model-kit-style.
This is one of my most anticipated model kits this year. Would you get or preorder one?
Posted on 10 September 2008 by Mark
I think this is one of Kotobukiya’s more popular model kits in the 1/144 line. I’ve seen a lot of scratchbuilds of this especially the jacket purge mode. They released both modes in the 1/144 line, if memory serves. I think it’s in the 1/144 Twin Bird Strike set. If not, then this kit is definitely going to fulfill all your Wildwurger-est fantasies!!! This definitely gets a WMB. I’d be crazy to say it doesn’t deserve it.
So yes, you now have an SRW model kit that stands as tall as your MG Gundams and Zeon mechs let alone the fact that it’s a drop-dead gorgeous mobile suit at that. You can paint it in red and black if you want to, it doesn’t really matter. This is one sexy model kit for me.
For those who don’t know, Wildwurger is a Super Robot Wars Original Generation mobile suit. A Personal Trooper, methinks. It’s piloted by a purple-haired hotblooded chap named Arad and is paired up with the Wildfalken which is piloted by a busty chick in white pigtails called Seolla who henpecks Arad. It’s like the next-in-line for the Alteisen/Weissritter duo: melee plus massive and accurate range attacks.
The Wildwurger’s main weapons are its beam rifle, that awesome-looking vibra blade and those pincers which it uses to cut enemy mobile suits in half. Then when it needs to do the Twin Bird Strike with the Wildfalken: Jacket Armor Purge!
Even in Jacket Armor Purge mode, it looks sexy! It’s a Katoki design. Small wonder that I like it so much! More pics below.
All the pieces shown together including the Boost Hammer. The Boost Hammer reminds me of Amuro
Detail looks awesome. Do note though that these pics appear to be prototype pics.
THE PARTY PIECE! Just like the 1/100 Alteisen, its eyes light up!
Posted on 05 August 2008 by Mark
Comes with a Zankantou you can actually stab people with! Oh joy!
This baby has glowing eyes, glowing shoulders, and a large Zankantou that you can actually stab people with. I think I’ll be having trouble bring this into the office to be placed at my desk because they won’t let me bring in the Zankantou in the first place for suspicion that it’s a “dangerous weapon”.
The articulation on this is awesome although I feel that it’s still limited due to its size and bulk. So no dashing or mid-air-slashing poses. Or may still be mistaken. But there’s no denying the size of this thing. The 1/100 R-1 only goes up to around its knees. This thing probably even stands taller than my PG Strike.
Kotobukiya will be releasing this on December of this year. It comes with hands with flexing fingers, a head that has multiple faces for different facial expressions (stoic, small open mouth, screaming) and as I mentioned earlier: light-up parts.
Likely to show up in the Philippines on January 2009. Definitely a MUST BUY. I’m buying this! I really am!
More images and info at SRW Hotnews.
Posted on 25 July 2008 by Mark
The Dygenguar/Daizengar appears to be getting more and more popular. First it had the Volks action figure treatment. Then Kotobukiya released a non-scale model kit. After that, they re-released the non-scale version with the Aussenseiter in horse mode called Daizenger Ikkitousen. It’s even going to get an Soul of Chogokin treatment.
But for me, the best piece of news is the upcoming release of the 1/144 scale Daizengar! And do you know how big a 1/144 scale Daizengar is? Perfect Grade proportions! *faints*
I am soooooooooo tempted to have this preordered! It is just so awesome! It’s huge! I would love to have it standing on my office desk. Imagine how big his Zankantou would look.
News from Super Robot War Hotnews.
Posted on 07 June 2008 by Mark
Saw this at Amiami.com. I can’t read Japanese but I did notice a 1/144 scale written underneath the image. Now I’m not sure if that’s 1/144 model kit or 1/144 action figure. Nevertheless, this looks quite awesome and with the release of the 1/144 Alteisen Riese, this would be an awesome compliment to the hard hitting red personal trooper.
Edit: Saw more images of it in SRW Hotnews where it was posted apparently last June 5. >_< So yes, it’s a 1/144 model kit by Kotobukiya and not an action figure. You can see more in-the-flesh pics of the Rein Weissritter here. The release date is said to be on November at 4,800 Yen.
Rein Weissritter is the transformed Weissritter Personal Trooper piloted by Excellen Browning after it was capture and modified by the Einst, one of the antagonists in the SRW videogame franchise. From the somewhat angelic-knight design of the Weissritter which is German for White Knight, it gets bat-like features and in the game, when this comes out, gets more firepower, and HP regen among other things. It’s also harder to hit and has a wider shooting range which is already a lot considering it’s a sniper. It’s beam rifle is called the Howling Launcher. Quite apt if you ask me.
Posted on 05 June 2008 by Mark
Doof! Look at all that accumulated dust! I haven’t touched this blog in quite some time and a lot of interesting Gundam news has come and gone but I’m sure that didn’t stop you guys from hunting for it in other blogs.
So anyways, I’m here to talk about what Hori not-so-recently released for those PSP users out there: the SRW Crystal Case. Well, it’s not just the crystal case. It also comes with a silver bag which I’m not exactly quite fond of. The crystal case on the other hand is really nice. It’s got all these panel lines and text printed on the crystal case and makes your PSP look more space-age. The downside to it though is that it looks best on a white PSP and practically looks like rubbish when used in other colors.
Nice product nonetheless. But I’m more excited about a Gundam whose pictures have just been posted on Amiami.com recently.