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BLOG: Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece 1/6 Iron Man Hulkbuster

Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece 1/6 Iron Man Hulkbuster Days after leaked images of this massive yet beautiful figure went online, Hot Toys decided to officially release them, and boy it looks even more awesome.

Everyone has seen this iteration of the Hulkbuster Armor though one question comes to mind. Is this compatible with the 1/6 Iron Man Mark XLIII figure that they’ll release first? Nope. Although they did the next best thing as the upper torso section opens and the main helmet flips to reveal a bust of the Mark XLIII inside.

This massive figure will stand at 21 inches tall and as over 16 LED lights installed all over.

  • Movie Masterpiece 1/6
    Iron Man Hulkbuster

    Release Information: 2016
    Article via Hot Toys on Facebook

BLOG: Nostalgia Trip!

Nostalgia Trip! Aside from a couple of friends celebrating their birthdays, March 6 is a memorable date for western mecha/anime aficionados.

New Mobile Report Gundam W (or Mobile Suit Gundam W as it was released) went on air in the US on March 6, 2000 and while not the best Gundam series, it gave the franchise a boost in exposure thanks to its visuals and narrative. At the same time, Bandai introduced their long running plastic model line, along with cheesy commercials (LOL levels).

Fifteen years on, and while the brand is not as mainstream as it was before, Gundam is gaining momentum through its distribution over new media platforms. It also helps that Bandai/Sunrise has a more global approach on the franchise then before, allowing more to have access to both content and merchandising.

BLOG: HGBF Denial Gundam – Prototype Shots

HGBF Denial Gundam - Prototype Shots Bandai has recently displayed a prototype shot of the upcoming HGBF Denial Gundam at Gunpla Expo Japan Tour 2015 Nagoya. It was in full color though it just stood there, no display of accessories and/or weapons.

So Bandai released more prototype shots of the kit, albeit uncolored but highlighting one of its gimmicks — the hair. The kit will include bunch of effect parts to provide multiple display options for the… hair. It will also include flame effect parts much like the Try Burning Gundam, though they’ll be obviously violet.

Hopefully it doesn’t parts form as much as the Try Burning Gundam that two kits must be purchased, one for each mode.

  • HGBF Denial Gundam
    Release Information: May 2015 · ¥1,800
    Image via TAG Hobby

BLOG: Armarauders EF-JAT-47FG Bellerophon [Cam’s Custom] – Deluxe Edition

Armarauders EF-JAT-47FG Bellerophon [Cam's Custom] - Deluxe Edition March has started, which means online retailers have started opening pre-orders for the Armarauders Bellerophon [Cam’s Custom] from Mecha Workshop and Sen-Ti-Nel.

With the Bellerophon core unit being modular and has lots of hard points ,Mecha Workshop could simply release accessory packs that are compatible with the figure for maximum play factor. Speaking of accessories, click here to see everything that comes with the figure.

Those who’ll pre-order the first production run will get the Deluxe Edition which will include a bonue clear head dome piece, as well as a DVD with the first issue of the digital comic, and an actual animated episode.

  • Armarauders Bellerophon [Cam’s Custom]
    Release Information: Aug. 2015 · ¥28,800
    Pre-order via AmiAmi

BLOG: Through the Eyes of "Blue-Eyed Casval"

Hot Guntank to Guntank action!

Went to the theater earlier for a local screening of Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN I, Blue-Eyed Casval, and it was great. Not the best but definitely sets up the characters of Char Aznable/Sayla Mass and how everything began.

It is not as serious as Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn but tells a serious story of how a family fell apart due to politics and an impending war. These light moments were directly pulled from the manga and didn’t feel out of place. Ramba Ral and Hamon were definitely a treat along with Artesia and how her innocence is steadily being tainted with the horrors of war.

Oh and there weren’t really much mobile suit battles apart from the opening act and these Guntank enounters, with the former placed primarily to sell that new HG Zaku II.

The story continues with Artesia’s Sorrow this autumn.

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