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One Shots / “Triple Getter Attack!”

Summer 2021 saw the release of Getter Robo Arc, the anime adaptation of what Ken Ishikawa intended as the final entry in the Getter Robo franchise, if not…

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Let’s Say Go… in Color! HasLab “Transformers: Victory” Victory Saber Colored Renders

Earlier today, Hasbro held a livestream with the awesome voice actor Chris Sabat (Vegeta in Dragonball Z / Super) to go through the currently-running Victory Saber crowdfunding project…

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5th Anniversary Special: MODEROID Kuromukuro

September 2021 marks the 5th anniversary for the broadcast conclusion of Kuromukuro, an anime from P.A. Works created for the company’s 15th anniversary. It tells the story of…

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Quick Box Art Extravaganza: HG MAILeS Byakuchi

By my last count, five mecha titles are premiering this October, which is totally awesome! And to kick this literal extravaganza, Bandai Spirits is releasing the first HG…

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Really Appreciate the Engineering: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Granbird & Draias

When it comes to Brave Series kits, I’ve mentioned multiple times how I really prefer Kotobukiya’s approach of sticking to aesthetics: focusing more on the proportion and articulation,…

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That’s Four Life-Sized Gundams: 1/1 RX-93ff Nu Gundam in Fukuoka

During the same event where Mobile Suit Gundam THE WITCH FROM MERCURY was announced, several other Gundam projects were revealed as well. This includes the fourth life-sized Gundam…

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New Gundam Series After 7 Years! “Mobile Suit Gundam THE WITCH FROM MERCURY” #G_Witch

You’ve read that right! Sunrise has announced the next mainline/non-Build Gundam series following 2015’s Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS. And yes, we waited for seven years. Sti…

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October is Going to be Busy! Upcoming Mecha Series Promos

2021 has been good to mecha fans thanks to multiple series premieres compared to the previous years. With the Summer 2021 anime season ending and Getter Robo Arc…

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Hunting the Earlier Releases: New Variable Action MINI “Mado King Granzort” Figures

MegaHouse has had the Mado King Granzort license for quite a while now. In fact, they’ve already released multiple figures in both standard Variable Action and the higher-end…

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Box Art Extravaganza: September 2021

I think I skipped a month or so worth of packaging art so we’re back to cover September. And while this month didn’t have that many releases, the…

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Whatever Happened to Windom? S.H.Figuarts King Joe STORAGE Custom

2020’s Ultraman Z has been one of the more popular entries in the Ultraman franchise. It’s combination of an overall optimistic outlook, very quirky characters, and charming machinery…

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New Kotobukiya “The Brave Fighter” Reveals: Baan Gaan, Da Garn-X, and Dino Geist

As I mentioned in a previous post, Kotobukiya has revealed a new set of upcoming kits for their “The Brave Fighter” line up, and I didn’t expect any…

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New Kotobukiya “The Brave Fighter” Solicitations: Duke & Fire Parts

The other set Kotobukiya has opened solicitations for is Duke & Fire Parts from Brave Police J-Decker. Similar to the earlier Dran & Great Parts set, this one…

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New Kotobukiya “The Brave Fighter” Solicitations: Dran & Great Parts

Kotobukiya has recently opened solicitations to previously announced kits, and revealed new ones for their The Brave Fighter lineup. This first one is to complement the already-released Sky…

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Let’s Say Go! HasLab “Transformers: Victory” Victory Saber

Yes, you read that right. It’s not just Star Saber, nor just Victory Leo, it’s Victory Saber! Prior to the Hasbro Pulse Fan First Friday last week, they…

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Kaiyodo Goes Into Plamodels: Do-Yanen 1/35 Sturm Kafer (from “Maschinen Krieger”)

I’ve primarily known Kaiyodo from their Revoltech-based action figure lines. And while they do offer other stuff, I believe this is what they’re most known for. Now, it…

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Proton Freaking Cannon! MAFEX Iron Man (Comic Ver.)

While everyone’s talking of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange thanks to the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer that just dropped, I’m still talking about Iron Man. Because Medicom decided…

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Feels Like Build Fighters? “Gundam Breaker Battlogue” Trailer Dropped

It’s been a couple of months since the announcement of Gundam Breaker Battlogue, a multimedia project involving the Gundam Breaker Mobile game, the High Grade GUNDAM BREAKER BATTLOGUE…

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Subtle Retools! HGUC RX-78-2 Gundam [PR Ambassador of the Japan Pavillion, Expo 2020 Dubai]

I’ve mostly known World Expo events in television and movies and little did I know they’re still happening. To the initiated, these are huge events that celebrate culture…

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Totally Missed the First One: Earnestcore Craft ✕ Wave “Maschinen Krieger” 1/16 Gustav

Maschinen Krieger is one of those properties that I’ve always considered to be out of my reach, despite hitting all my aesthetic nuances. To those unfamiliar, Machinen Krieger,…

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Goodbye, all of Evangelion: “EVANGELION: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time” (2021) Movie Review

The following may contain spoilers for EVANGELION: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time. Director / Hideaki AnnoScreenplay / Hideaki AnnoProduction / Studio KharaRelease Date / March 2021 (Japanese), August…

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I Went Ahead and Read the Manga: More Unsolicited “Getter Robo Arc” Thoughts

The following may contain spoilers for Getter Robo Arc. Going back to my current Getter Robo zeitgeist, I decided to read the whole of Getter Robo Arc to…

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Marvel Studios “What If…?” Premiere: Looking at the Hydra Stomper

The following may contain spoilers for the premiere episode of What If…?. Disney+ has dropped the next series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe… or I should say, Multiverse.…

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I Want to Read the Manga! “Getter Robot Arc” Unsolicited Initial Thoughts

I’ve been diligently watching Getter Robo Arc whenever an episode drops every Sunday as this is the first time I’ll be watching proper a Getter Robo story from…

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Pre-CATALOGUE Thoughts: Transformers “Kingdom” Rodimus Prime

We’ve been moving stuff over at our house at the moment, which would lead to a slow down of CATALOGUE Entries and One Shots for the time being.…

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One Shots / “Unexpected Assistance”

In an alternate reality where neither Great Mazinger nor Tetsuya Tsurugi exists, an unknown yet familiar robot comes to aid the badly damaged Mazinger Z. The unidentified robot,…

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Waifu Dendrobium! ACT MODE Maple [Machine God Ver.]

Mecha musume merch have really come a long way since their early days. From purely pre-assembled figures to model kits and now, a fusion of both. Bandai Spirits…

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Stuff I Missed: Super7 ULTIMATES! Metalhead

Not sure if I’m remembering things correctly, but I think around this time, collectors were going crazy with how hard it was to get NECA’s Metalhead. The figure…

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Stuff I Missed: Sen-Ti-Nel SV-Action SP//dr and Peni Parker

It’s been more than a week since ACGHK 2021 concluded, though there’s this reveal that I really planned to make a post of, but wasn’t able to because…

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It’s 1940s Iron Man! Marvel Legends “What If…?” Wave Revealed

A couple of weeks or so ahead of its August 11 premiere, Hasbro has dropped yet another Marvel Legends wave dedicated to the next Marvel Studios series to…

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Because Everyone’s Suiting Up: More Fighting Armor Figures #ACGHK2021

This weekend had a couple of large events happening on the opposite sides of the globe. For one is of course Comic Con @ Home, the second year…

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“Kyoukai Senki”: Episode 1 Preview and More Kits Revealed

Sunrise Beyond and Bandai Spirits decided to drop what I think is the first half of the premiere episode for Kyoukai Senki, their upcoming mecha anime slated to…

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#3007 / TRU Metal / Taekwon V

As of this post, Super Robot Wars 30 was formally announced yesterday, so I wanted have a super robot for the next CATALOGUE Entry. Though this one ain’t…

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1000toys Casual Drop! RE:EDIT 1/12 “Master Chief” MJOLNIR Mark VI [Gen 3]

I’m not sure if there have been previous teases of this figure, but it looks like 1000toys right there and then just dropped solicitations and opened pre-orders for…

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HGUC Nightingale: Box Art & Straight Build Preview

In a couple of weeks’ time, Bandai Spirits is going to release yet another one of these kits no one thought they would, the HGUC Nightingale from Mobile…

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More Than Just a Flash: “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” (2021) Movie Review

The following may contain spoilers for Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway. Director / Shukou MuraseScreenplay / Yasuyuki Mutou (based on Yoshiyuki Tomino’s Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash…

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“Evangelion 3.0+1.01: Thrice Upon a Time” Coming to Prime Video on August 13!

It’s not even a day since Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway just dropped on Netflix an we’re getting yet another announcement of a long-awaited film going into international streaming.…

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Golden Joints! Work-in-Progress #1: HGCE Freedom / Strike Freedom Gundams

As a very casual builder that only paints to match color accuracy and seals everything with a flat top coat, having to do gold paint is always a…

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“86 -Eighty Six-” Foreshadowing? HG Reginleif

Seeing this reveal made me catch up on the latter six episodes of the first half of 86 -Eighty Six-. It’s a really great show, some even calling…

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Bring out the Big Guns! HG Alteisen Revealed

Just a week after the HG Cybaster was released, Bandai Spirits immediately followed with the next Super Robot Wars OG kit to get the High Grade treatment, and…

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No Mazingers Here! Soul of Chogokin GX-100 Project

When it first started 1997, no one knew that the Soul of Chogokin line would be the definitive high-end collector mecha brand. It also led to the eventual…

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We Got a Title and Logo! “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” Revealed

Ever since the Bumblebee movie came out in 2018, fans of the franchise have been curious on where the live-action movies will go. This follows the much favorable…

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Spinning Another Destiny: SMP Alternative Destiny Gunbuster

First revealed during the SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] rebranding launch, Bandai Candy/Shokugan has finally opened solicitations for the first kit in the SMP Alternative Destiny line. To recall,…

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Curiosity Piece (Yeah Right): “Dark Advent” Mecha Musume Kits

Mecha musume kits are currently the craze in the Japanese mecha modeling scene. While it started with Konami’s Busou Shinki line of customizable action figures, it really picked…

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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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