My friend Pauline recently decided to get pet fish being a collector herself she came up with something extremely awesome...If only they were aquatic mobile suits!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Dragonball has sure captured the imagination of many... me included. The Super Saiyan has always been contagious, the spiked, wild, golden hair, the blue eyes and the bwit bwit bwit aura all add to the appeal. And all these features have been captured amazingly well in this upcoming Trunks figure! I especially like the aura parts! If it was a Super Saiyan Three Goku or Super Saiyan Two Gohan I think I would ignore my collection rules!
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I have been into Gundams for many years but to come across a Gundam that I never seen or ever heard of that has come as a shock and also a pleasant surprise! May I introduce you to my new friend Gundam Mk3 (This is a GFF product)!
It also has a full armour variant
The colour scheme of the full armour sort of reminds me of Tekkaman Blade. As to how this Gundam escaped my radar for so long it will remain a mystery to me now lets go visit Wiki Sensei to learn about it's origin!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
HWS Nu Gundam
I will be in Hong Kong at the end of the month.... maybe I will grab one when I am there stay tuned for a GFF review soon!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
There have been many slave Leia figures released over the years. Among the best are the 1/4 Sideshow, 1/6 Gentle Giant and the Kotobukiya ArtFX. I was originally going for the Gentle Giant but was outbid by three dollars I ended up with this one and man am I delighted to own this. The official press photos were good but the actual product is even nicer to look at!
My favourite part of this figure apart from Leia herself is the metal chain. It has these copper braidings in the chain itself and looks amazing!
What makes this figure even more worthwhile to add to the collection is that Kotobukiya have an extensive 1/7 range of Star Wars ArtFX figures for the scale pedantic collector. Although my figure appeared to be a bit faded it is still a stunning piece to add to a Star Wars collection. It just integrates in perfectly. Stay tuned! I have more Star Wars pieces coming in (Sideshow Yoda Jedi Master) or on the wish list (Kotobukiya General Grievous)!
- 1/7 scale. This figure is a part of a larger collection of the same scale and allows for multiple product integration possibilities.
- Fine attention to detail, the best accessory in my opinion is the metal chain.
- Great pose and sculpt
- The bikini bottoms are made of flexible plastic and feel cheap.
- May be this specific model but the paintwork seems a little faded
- Right arm connection isn't a perfect fit and leaves a noticeable gap on fine inspection
Final Verdict- 7 Otakun Helmets
Sunday, August 4, 2013
The figures arrive in a SRP (shelf ready packaging) carton for vendors to put on their shelves, its rather commercial. Once the SRP is opened the individual figures are placed exactly in rows of three and are in full colour. Surprisingly this set was not a lucky dip random format the individual box art corresponded with the Iron Man suit.
Each suit had a clear tab at the top of the head which you pull out to separate the batteries. You may notice the small button on the back of the helmets, that is the light switch.
This set was very well sculpted I like the rivet details on the MK2, the intricate connections of the suitcase suit Mk4 all were made without any details spared. Sculpt aside though, overall the product looks great but on closer inspection you see paint bleeds and the plastic feels cheap. Definitely not the quality for a product with a retail price which is close to 100HKD each.
These figures were meant to be dangling ornaments for your phone that connect from the earphone jack and came with strings to attach the male audio piece. At 9cm tall I don't think they will fit well in your pocket. Although this set does have its shortfalls its still worthy to keep in your cabinet
- Alternative to Hot Toys' Cosbaby line. In my opinion this set looks nicer
- Chibi proportioned with light up arc reactors and eyes.
- Great sculpt and colour separation despite cases of paint bleed.
- Quality can be better for the price tag
- No articulation
- Incomplete set does not include Mk1 and Mk7
- Too large to be real cell phone decorations
Final Verdict- 6 Otakun Helmets
I always had a soft spot for Hatsune Miku! It always excites me to see new products. The following is from a Sega RPG game called 7th Dragon at close to 12000 yen it is on the more expensive side of things for a 1/7 figure but being a Max Factory product the quality definitely will be there!
Saturday, August 3, 2013
It is that time of the year again when teasers come out enticing buyers to depart with their hard earned cash in the summer. There had been rumour mill talks about a RG Strike Freedom and its finely here, solid evidence! Another kit that will sell like hot cakes but now I think Bandai are close to exhausting all their options for the Strike Freedom. They have already released SD, 1/144, 1/100, MG, 1/60 Lightning Edition, PG and now the RG. I think the next thing up for my favourite Gundam will be a MG 2.0 or a Katoki interpretation or maybe a Mega Grade!
And of course a model which would ensure that the Strike Freedom doesn't get all the lime light....Sazabi Ver Ka!This is quite an impressive line up can't wait to check out the box art and features of both kits!