|Go Nagai’s Getter franchise has been getting a lot of merchandise love lately. There has been a couple of high-end releases from Bandai and Sen-Ti-Nel. Speaking for Getter 1, most notable was the recent Sen-Ti-Nel x T-REX which was really good if not for the steep asking price.
Those with the same price opinions worry no more as Bandai will also release the Getter 1 as part of their ever-expanding Super Robot Chogokin line. The figure stands at 140mm and much like any previous release, it will be made from a mixture of plastic and die-cast parts, and will include effect parts to replicate signature attacks. It’s also compatible with previous releases (Mazinger Z, etc.) for more display options.
|Every once in a while, Sen-Ti-Nel goes away from the serious stuff and does something that’s cute and really inspired. Such is the case for their new offering, the 1/35 MechatroWeGo series.
These are based on designs from Chubu Mechatronics, a Japanese company aiming to introduce man-controlled humanoid robots (Mechatrobots) for common use. These includes the WeGo, the smallest Mechatrobot for use of children in under-populated areas for transportation and recreation.
These will stand at 75mm, made from plastic and die-cast materials, with fully functional gimmicks, and a clear display case.
|This is Today’s Robits – posts that showcase CATALOGUE-related acquisitions for the entire duration of the covered period. In other words, it’s all about this month’s hobby loot.
It has almost become a tradition (sort of) to start these loot posts with books. Because… why not? Anyway, Vertical’s still continuing on their great English adaptation of the Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN manga, now on it’s the sixth volume – "To War".
Still stuck on half of volume four though, why???
Volume seven will be coming out in September so that’s still a couple of months worth of reading before another one adds to the backlog.
|It has been a year since GARGANTIA on the Verderous Planet and a second season has also been announced. That said, outside of Ledo or Amy, there hasn’t been many figures for the other character of the show – Chamber.
Max Factory is set to change that as they are going to expand their model kit offerings with these Machine Calibers (i.e. Chamber and Striker). These will be in 1/48 scale and if the floating images around the internet are correct, they should be the same size with their 1/72 Combat Armors MAX line – and are therefore, perfect for the CATALOGUE.
Be prepared to paint though as these Machine Calibers are quite colorful machines. Unless Max Factory is willing to do crazy parts separation, like Real Grade levels of crazy
|The great people at Mecha Workshop are working really hard to bring the best version of the Bellerophon from Armarauders out there, and here’s the result. On display at Sen-Ti-Nel’s booth is the finished prototype albeit with different colors.
Fans were given a choice between the regular light-colored or the gunmetal versions, guess what won? Also on display are two the packaging artwork for both version of the figure, illustrated by Hidetaka Tenjin who’s also on the show floor.
Many have been waiting for this figures ever since the initial announcement down to the prototype teases. Looks like they won’t be disappointed, this collector included.