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One Shots / “Samus Aran, Bounty Hunter”

As of this post, Nintendo has revealed the next installment in the Metroid franchise, Metroid Dread. Thus, it’s only fitting we get ourselves acquainted, once again, with the…

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Whole Slew of Upcoming Gunpla! HG “Gundam Breaker Battlogue” Kits Revealed

Upon its launch in 2019, Gundam Breaker Mobile, or Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare as it’s known in the west, had interesting mobile suit designs that many were totally…

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(Not so) Plastic Crack: SYSTEM-∀99 Turn “A” Gundam – Color Study

Now that I’ve completed building the HGCC Turn “A” Gundam and am familiar with its nuances, I decided to move forward by doing a quick color study for…

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Dual Builds Complete! HGCC Turn “A” Gundam ✕ HGBF Turn “A” Gundam Shin

Managed to finish this double build roughly a month after opening the bags of runners. The build itself was okay and there weren’t really that many hiccups along…

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Box Art Extravaganza: June 2021 (and then some)

Bandai Spirits finally released the box arts for the rest of the kits released in June, following the HG Cybaster yesterday. That said, I would just like to…

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“Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” Coming Soon to Netflix!

Same posters with new English logo. I find the use of condensed typeface for “Mobile Suit Gundam” in English odd as the Japanese version isn’t. June 11 appears…

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Box Art Extravaganza (and More): HG Cybaster

Been checking Bandai Hobby Site for a couple of days now to see if they’ve released packaging images for the upcoming HG Cybaster kit. I am curious as…

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@hobbylink Affiliate News: Summer Sale 2021!

Summer is here! And the great people over at HobbyLink Japan are here to welcome the season with their 2021 Summer Sale. Here’s a rare chance to get…

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Plastic Crack: HG RX-78-01/02 Gundam Rollout Variants

The Master Archive books are probably one of the best world-building materials in Gundam as they really flesh out mobile suit history and development. They released one for…

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Sen-Ti-Nel’s Fighting Armor, But Better? S.H.Figuarts “Tech-On Avengers” Revealed #figu_at_home

Yesterday, Tamashii Nations held figu@HOME, its Tamashii Features 2021 S.H.Figuarts Division Online event where they revealed new and upcoming figures from the brand. Included with these reveals ar…

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Totally Beyond My Skills! Plastic Crack: Wave’s “Five Star Stories” Kits

Over the weekend, Wave announced that they’ll have a reissue of some 1/144 scale Five Star Stories kits. (Get yours over at HobbyLink Japan) At the same time…

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Back on Schedule! #WonHobby33: New MODEROID Reveals

2020 saw the absence of the Good Smile Company’s Summer “Wonderful Hobby Life for You” or WonHobby because of obvious reasons. 2021 has proven itself to be better…

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Total Eclipse of the Gunpla? MG Eclipse Gundam

I just remembered, didn’t we just have a lunar eclipse the day before this reveal? Actual movements of celestial bodies aside, along the announcement of Mobile Suit Gundam…

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SEED is Back! “GUNDAM SEED PROJECT ignited” Unveiled

Earlier today, The Life-sized Freedom Gundam Statue had its formal opening ceremony after a month of being open to visitors and tourists. Along with spectacle was an announcement…

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Another Great ‘Mini’ Figure: Mini Gokin Tetsujin 28 (Shin Tetsujin 28)

While I’ve yet to secure myself a copy of the Mini Action God Sigma set, Action Toys has announced the next figure is their Mini Gokin line which…

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Box Art Extravaganza: May 2021, MODEROID Appreciation

I do acknowledge how I include, for the most part, in these ‘box art extravaganza’ posts only kits being released by Bandai Spirits. Well because they do regularly…

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Farmer Rei is Best Rei! Evangelion Evolution Rei Ayanami (Evangelion 3.0+1.0)

Like most of us outside Japan, we’ve yet to watch Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time, supposedly the last entry in the franchise. Amidst rave reviews and a…

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Plastic Crack: GRIMDRAGON (Mechagodzilla, Ready Player One)

With Godzilla VS. Kong already released in most territories, many should’ve known that Mechagodzilla is appearing in the third act as the common enemy that would Godzilla and…

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Much Needed Upgrade: Marvel Legends “The Infinity Saga” Iron Monger & Obadiah Stane

More Marvel news comes our way as Hasbro drops yet another round of new Marvel Legends reveals coming from “The Infinity Saga” collection. To those unfamiliar, this is…

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#2005 / Variant Bring Arts / Iron Man

When I got this figure a couple of months ago, I remember asking, and posting to social media, why this guy isn’t getting that much coverage form both…

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Marvel Comics & Bandai Spirits Collaboration: “Tech-On Avengers”

Around late last year, Marvel announced Avengers Mech-Strike, where the Earth’s mightiest heroes will see themselves battling larger-than-life threats (literally) using mech suits. The concep…

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Sort-of Odd Color Scheme: MODEROID Gladion

One of the kits Good Smile Company revealed during their The GATTAI Exhibition earlier this year was MODEROID Gladion, appearing in the series Dennou Boukenki Webdiver which is…

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Lines and Grays! Work-in-Progress #1: Turn “A” Dual Build

I just noticed that whenever I’m doing these dual builds, the first work-in-progress post often happens after building the head and torso. You can check the other ones…

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Taekwon V: Not Just a Korean Mazinger Z Knockoff

Well, technically it still is. But there’s more to it than your average low budget knockoff. Thanks to the pandemic, most of us were stuck at home and…

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It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Gunpla

I admit to be quite disappointed with the Gunpla reveals during Bandai Spirits’ Hobby Next Phase thing, which was timed around Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021. I thought they’d…

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An Accidental Reveal? S.H.MonsterArts Mechagodzilla (2021)

The following may contain spoilers for Godzilla VS. Kong. For context, many have probably already seen Godzilla VS. Kong thanks to its simultaneous theatrical and HBOMax releases But…

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It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Bandai Spirits

Of course, I’m not forgetting Bandai Spirits for this very biased Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021 coverage. Technically, they are branding this as “Hobby Next Phase 2021 Spring”, but…

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It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Kotobukiya & Aoshima

Moving on to the next vendors on the show floor, we have upcoming releases from Aoshima and Kotobukiya. Now, I’ll be upfront and say that I’m quite underwhelmed…

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It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Max Factory PLAMAX

Yes, the Shizouka Hobby Show is back after its absence last year due to reasons we’re very familiar with. This means we’re now getting our Spring 2021 hobby…

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Dual Builds Are Back! HGCC Turn “A” Gundam ✕ HGBF Turn “A” Gundam Shin

Got a bit slow and took me five days to finish the Entry Grade RX-78-2 Gundam. Yep, five days, for an Entry Grade. But then again, I was…

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One Shots / “A Simpler Explanation”

Outside of ancillary literature, none of the sequel trilogy movies provided an explanation why C-3PO had a red arm coming into Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’m inclined…

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Straight Build Preview: HGAC Gundam Deathscythe

With just more than a week before its release, Bandai Spirits has released the box art for the upcoming HGAC Gundam Deathscythe kit. After skipping the previous Gundam…

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Apparently, The Spinoffs Came First: Muv-Luv Alternative The Animation

Last week, Kotobukiya announced that they are re-releasing a couple of Muv-Luv kits, along with an improved Ver. 1.5 of the Takemikaduchi. I really didn’t knew the context…

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Bringing Back This Build Concept: RX-78-2 Gundam [Patchwork Armor]

I’m still building the Entry Grade RX-78-2 Gundam and I’m quite enjoying it for something that’s quite cheap. It also made me remember one of the builds I’ve…

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Sneak Peek Straight from Korea: HG Cybaster

If you’re one of those people who can’t wait for your Super Robot Wars OG fix with Sen-Ti-Nel’s RIOBOT SRX, then Bandai Spirits has you covered by June…

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They’re Shattering Glasses Again: Transformers Shattered Glass Collection Megatron

If you’ve been a Transformers collector more more than 10 years, then you must be familiar with BotCon, the official Transformers convention back in the day. In 2008,…

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One Shots / “Nostalgia Gundams”

Back in the late 90s, I often found myself rushing to get home from school to catch the latest Gundam episodes from a local TV station. Starting with…

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Building the Groove Back: Entry Grade RX-78-2 Gundam

Back in March, I made a post basically explaining why I haven’t touched a runner and built a model kit since 2020 started. Well, that changed yesterday as…

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Because the first one was so good! Entry Grade Strike Gundam

It was almost a year ago when Bandai Spirits announced the Entry Grade RX-78-2 Gundam and once it was released, everyone loved it. An affordable, easy to assemble,…

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News Catch Up: Model Kit Solicitations, April 2021

Several solicitations of upcoming model kits have recently went up, but I’ll just focus on a couple (literally) that interest me for this round of news catch up.…

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#3006 / Mini Action / Combattler V

I almost forgot I’ve had this photoshoot up and ready for a couple of months now. But in any case, The CATALOGUE has finally delved into combining super…

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It’s Not Infinitism: HG Getter Arc

This ain’t exactly the newest of news as Bandai Spirits has teased this previously, but we’re now getting more details of the upcoming HG Getter Arc kit as…

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Potential 2021 Gunpla of the Year! RG Hi-Nu Gundam

The RG Nu Gundam is considered by many as one of the best Gunpla releases thus far, so it’s no surprise that many got very excited with the…

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“Gundam Build Real” Premium Bandai Exclusive Kits

Gundam Build Real, the live action drama installment of the Gundam Build franchise premiered around the end of March. Though unlike your usual Japanese drama, it looks like…

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My Unsolicited Thoughts: Netflix Original ‘Gundam’ Live Action Film

In case you’ve forgotten, Sunrise and Legendary announced a live action Gundam film in 2018 as part of the franchise’s 40th anniversary. We haven’t heard anything since and…

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Box Art Extravaganza: April 2021

Welcome to my another attempt to feature upcoming model kit packaging that’s not from Bandai Spirits. And to my defense, I did manage to get one though it…

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Totally Passes as an Optimus Prime: Trasnformers Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost

I don’t usually keep tabs with upcoming Transformers Masterpiece offerings, or their equivalent third-party counterparts, as I’m personally not interested with their scaling, despite th…

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Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest: Transformers Auto-Converting Optimus Prime

I was less interested with the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest reveals for Transformers as some of then had already been seen previously, though there’s one item that’s very…

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Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest 2021: Marvel Legends Series

Hasbro has just concluded their Pulse Fan Fest event, an online showcase of up and coming releases from their various collector-oriented brands, including Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, Power…

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“Godzilla VS. Kong” Mechagodzilla Full Reveal

The following may contain spoilers for Godzilla VS. Kong. We are just days away from the release of Godzilla VS. Kong, the next installment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise.…

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