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#4006 / Function-X / Positum (“Alligatorcon” Optimus Prime)

It’s been a week since the folks over at the United States celebrated Thanksgiving and ate good servings of turkey. But unlike Americans, alligators don’t need a specific…

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90’s Mecha Nostalgia Continues: MODEROID Aerial & Ground Battle Frames (Nadesico)

In early 2022, Good Smile Company, through their Mecha Smile Impact event, announced a whole slew of MODEROID releases ranging from arguably the widest spectrum as far as…

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#1008 / High Grade Universal Century / RX-78NT-1FA Gundam NT-1 [Chobham Armor]

When I decided to build the stock configuration and Chobham armor-equipped HGUC Gundam NT-1 as two separate kits, the question of whether to shoot them as two separate…

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This Recolor Makes Total Sense: RG Destiny Impulse Gundam

My stance on building and collecting Real Grade kits has changed in recent years. I previously wanted to buy every Real Grade of a lead or titular Gundam…

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The Gunpla Gods Have Listened! HGFC Gundam Rose

When Bandai Spirits expanded the gold banded HGUC line to the silver banded “other centuries” HG kits, it opened a whole ton of possible kits. Unfortunately, they are…

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GUND-Bits and Pieces: HG Gundam Aerial & Lfrith Dual Build – Work-in-Progress #4

Despite being out most of the past weekend, I was still able to allot time to build the lower half of HG Gundam Lfrith and I was able…

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Stuff on the Office Desk: Amazing Yamaguchi Iron Man “Bleeding Edge” Armor

Did I just forget how to handle Revoltech figures and their weird joint cuts and what not? Get your Amazing Yamaguchi Iron Man “Bleeding Edge” armor from HobbyLink…

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New Gundam Frames and Color Studies: More IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS Stuff?

As much as we are well into Gundam the Witch from Mercury, especially with the first half of the first part now behind us, there are still new…

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Box Art Extravaganza: November 2022

We’re almost at the end of 2022 and everyone’s gearing up for the annual holiday spending spree. And while there’s not much of note came out from the…

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Quickie! Marvel Legends Iron Man [Extremis] (2023): Updated Photos

A couple of weeks ago during MCM Comic Con 2022 in London, Hasbro revealed the Marvel Legends 2023 Avengers wave featuring Puff Adler as the Build-A-Figure. Thanks to…

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Leg Day for Days: HG Gundam Aerial & Lfrith Dual Build – Work-in-Progress #3

It’s been a week or so since my last update and I wasn’t able to make any progress during the previous weekend as I spent the time taking…

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#2010 / Marvel Legends Series / Ironheart Mark 2

Ever since this figure was announced, there was one question on my mind. How are they calling this armor within the context of the MCU? Because the semantics…

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#2010 / Marvel Legends Series / Ironheart Mark 2

Ever since this figure was announced, there was one question on my mind. How are they calling this armor within the context of the MCU? Because the semantics…

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#1007 / High Grade Universal Century / RX-78NT-1 Gundam NT-1 “Alex”

I’ve been building kits at a (sort of kind of) consistent pace, but I haven’t been posting CATALOGUE Entries of these kits at the same (sort of kind…

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Box Art Extravaganza: MGEX Strike Freedom Gundam and How It’s Triggering my OCD

If it isn’t obvious with my (almost) monthly “Box Art Extravaganza” posts, I have a good appreciation of packaging art and design, and the possible thoughts that went…

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Should I Jump the Gun on These? “Shoujo-Hatsudoki” Motored Cyborg Runner” SSX_155

Earlier this year, Max Factory and Sen-Ti-Nel revealed a new collaboration project based on illustrations by AF_KURO, called Shoujo-Hatsudoki Motored Cyborg Runner. Along with this reveal are a…

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I Promised the Lfrith, Right? HG Gundam Aerial & Lfrith Dual Build – Work-in-Progress #2

As I mentioned last time, I pressed the pause button on building HG Gundam Aerial to start work on HG Gundam Lfrith and it’s pretty much what I…

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Stuff on the Office Desk: “Beast Machines: Transformers” Blast Punch Optimus Primal

Besides catching up on Optimus Prime figures (licensed or unlicensed), I’m also sort of catching up on derivative characters based on him — one of which is Optimus…

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MCM Comic Con 2022 Reveals: Marvel Legends Extremis Iron Man

Hasbro has been killing it with their new Marvel Legends Iron Man figures based on the comics, all of which started from the Marvel 80th Anniversary version. And…

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This Weekend’s “Optimii” Reveals from MCM Comic Con 2022

This weekend, we are shifting our focus neither on Japan nor on America as MCM Comic Con 2022 is happening in London and we are getting some interesting…

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Yes, I’ll Also Build the LFrith: HG Gundam Aerial & Lfrith Dual Build – Work-in-Progress #1

With Gundam the Witch from Mercury well into its run, it’s obviously logical that I pick my next dual build as the two Gundam kits from this series,…

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Box Art Extravaganza: October 2022

Yes, box arts, let’s go! Announced last July for an October 2022 release, it looks like the Premium Bandai exclusive HGAC Gundam L.O. Booster is now getting into…

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#3012 / RIOBOT / SRX [Super Robot X-Type]

For the last month or so, I’ve been set on releasing galleries of all the figures in this SRX set. At the same time, I’ve also been completely…

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Completed After 3 Months: HG Gundam Barbatos Lupus/Lupus Rex Dual Build

I started this HG Gundam Barbatos Lupus/Lupus Rex dual build in July knowing two things. First, I’ll likely take a break from building for a couple of months…

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This Could be my First POSE+ Figure? POSE+ Metal Trycharger & JJ

POSE+ is one of those relatively new companies that has been gaining traction in the mecha collecting market recently thanks to their high-end releases, case in point the…

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Now I Understand Why This Exists: MODEROID Evangelion Unit-01 (Evangelion 3.0+1.0)

When Good Smile Company showed prototypes of their MODEROID Evangelion kits at the All-Japan Model & Hobby Show, I was literally scratching my head and was asking one…

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Stuff on the Office Desk: October Optimus Primes

I realized this recently, but I’ve apparently been catching up and purchasing a lot more Optimus Primes figures than usual, both on the first- and third-party fronts. It’s…

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Once Again, I Have to Pre-order Gunpla on Day One

We’re almost at the tail-end of 2022 and the global supply chain is still out of wack thanks t to the events of the last couple of years.…

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#3011 / RIOBOT / R-3/Powered [Real Personal Trooper Type-3/Powered]

As of this post, I have completed taking and editing all photos for RIOBOT SRX itself, which means I can release all the galleries related to this set.…

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Shame, It’s Another Premium Bandai Release: HGUC Gundam GP00 (Engage Zero)

English Premium Bandai solicitations officially list this kit as Gundam “GP00”, same with Gundam GP00 “Blossom”? Amidst all the announcements and reveals during last week&#8…

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Mega Corporations, Marriages, and Mobile Suits: “Gundam the Witch from Mercury” First Impressions

The following may contain spoilers for the prologue and premiere episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury. It was September 2021 when Sunrise first announced the…

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Because I’m Not Expecting an HGUC: The Robot Spirits 〈Side MS〉 Gundam GP04G ver. A.N.i.M.E.

Last week, we saw the announcement of the HGUC Gundam Development Test Unit 0 (Engage Zero) from Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. Engage. This unit comes from a “fork”…

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Hasbro Pulse Con 2022: Let’s Talk Transformers Legacy Evolution

Two of the brands I’ve been following from Hasbro’s Pulse Con line up were shown on day 1, so at least I already know the reveals I’m potentially…

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Hasbro Pulse Con 2022: Let’s Talk Marvel Legends (Actually, Just Iron Man)

Japan isn’t the only country doing new toy and hobby reveals as over the other side of the Pacific we have Hasbro doing Pulse Con 2022. To those…

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All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2022: Let’s Talk MODEROID

One of the more active companies and product lines in recent years, or at least that’s visible to me, is Good Smile Company’s MODEROID line of plastic models.…

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All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2022: Let’s Talk High Grades, the Exclusives

I’ll just put this under the All Japan Model & Hobby Show because not much was revealed regarding these, and they’re all exclusives in some fashion. Yes, several…

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I’ll Take One Please! HG Huckebein Mk-II

When Bandai Spirits announced the reveal of the 4th Super Robot Wars OG High Grade kit this week, I was hoping for a Huckebein or a variation, but…

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Finally, My Gateway to Macross! HG YF-19 (Macross Plus)

One of the mecha franchises I really want to get into, merch-wise, is Macross. However, the figures or model kits we have are either too large or too…

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Hobby Next Phase 2022 Autumn: Let’s Talk Master Grades

I don’t really talk about Master Grades on this blog since I’m more of a 1/144 person, but they did have a couple of interesting announcements for Hobby…

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Hobby Next Phase 2022 Autumn: New HG THE WITCH FROM MERCURY Kits

Okay, I know there were announcements for the new MG Zeta Gundam Ver.Ka. and MGSD Freedom Gundam. But High Grades are my bread and butter in this hobby,…

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Now in my Scale Wheelhouse! Soul Vogue BF 1/144 Sword Shadow & Cannon Shadow

If you recall some moons ago, Chinese model kit manufacturer Soul Vogue released their Fire Shadow model kit with pre-assembled die cast internal frame. Yes, this is an…

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Get Ready to be Excited (or Disappointed): All Japan Hobby & Model Show 2022 + Hobby Next Phase 2022 Autumn

Before anything else, let’s get this thing out of the way. Thanks to the sleuths scouring for new Japanese trademark filings, we already have wind of an upcoming…

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More #Ironheart Leaks! Mark 1 and Possible Mark 2 Armors?

Apparently, there was a recent surplus of Ironheart armor design leaks thanks to upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever toys and figures. Let’s dive in! We first have leaked…

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#3010 / RIOBOT / R-2/Powered [Real Personal Trooper Type-2/Powered]

As of this post, I have taken photos for all three RIOBOT SRX Project units, so I can say I have enough leeway to finally release these two…

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(Not so) Plastic Crack: Possible HGAC Altron Gundam Color Study

Bandai Spirits just released HGAC Shenlong Gundam last week, much to mine, and every Gundam Wing completist’s, delight. Reviews suggest that it is a great kit, and I…

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I Kinda Want One! S.H.Figuarts SC-2 Windom

Despite looking really goofy, the Special Airborne Armors from Ultraman Z have their charms. So much so that I immediately pulled the trigger when Tamashii Nations decided to…

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New Project Begins: “SYNDUALITY” Anime Details and Model Kits Revealed

Last week, I caught wind of Project SYN, a multimedia science-fiction project that includes a game and an anime series. A teaser of the game was already released,…

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Solicitations are up! Mastermind Creations’ Reformatted R-48P Optus Prominon (“War Within” Optimus Prime)

I challenge you to name another transforming Transformers figure (that’s not Optus Pexus) that can do this pose, I’ll wait. Last July, Mastermind Creations revealed a new addition…

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Heard on the Grapevine: Project SYN and #SYNDUALITY Game & Anime

I just came across this from my various social feeds, but last August, a cross-media sci-fi project called Project SYN was announced. Not much was revealed outside of…

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Box Art Extravaganza: September 2022 (Updated)

It’s less than one month before Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury drops so it’s no surprise which kit is getting an early packaging preview. We already…

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