|When Tamashii Nations announced that they’ll be doing a ROBOT Damashii Xi Gundam, it was only a matter of time before they eventually did the RX-104FF Penelope. It’s like these two mobile suit are always a packaged deal.
The Penelope also appears in the novel Mobile Suit Gundam —Hathawa’s Flash— and is the predecessor of the Xi Gundam as the RX-104 Odysseus Gundam, but is outfitted with the Fixed Flight (FF) unit to become this really convoluted mobile suit.
Aside from these CAD design images, no figure prototype has been revealed, but come Tamashii Nation 2014 and Bandai will most likely have this guy displayed on the show floor.
|Sen-Ti-Nel has announced a new action figure line which will be spearheaded by another Iron Man that’s not included in the previously revealed RE:EDIT IRON MAN line.
Figures under the Armorize line will primarily feature attaching armor parts to an articulated inner body. Also, this iteration of Iron Man is based on the Extremis Armor redesigned by T-REX.
The figure stands at 180mm and will be composed of plastic and die cast parts. It will also include a Tony Stark head with a movable eye gimmick for added realism.
Thanks to Hydra, the AVENGERS Age of Ultron teaser trailer was released… And god that was spine chillingly awesome!
Everyone also got to see Iron Man’s Hulkbuster Armor that was teased sometime ago to appear in the film. The thing seems to be loaded with multiple Arc Reactors.
Tamashii Nations, please consider releasing this under your S.H.Figuarts line because that would be sweet!
|Just a little tidbit. The "cvphased" part of the site name is actually a distant derivative of "Crossbone Vanguard" to which this mobile suit comes from. So yeah, everyone should know how this collector feels about this release.
Much like any High Grade kit from non-animated fiction, no series logos are present in the packaging. Bummer. Peculiarly, the X1 is also designated as an S.N.R.I. prototype rather than Crossbone Vanguard’s. If it’s the former, shouldn’t it be referred to as Gundam F97?
Totally unnecessary nitpicking aside, it’s always good to see the Crossbone Gundam X1 looking bad ass. Hopefully Bandai continues to milk this mold to produce the X3, or even a Bandai Hobby Online Shop exclusive Full Cloth option set.
|When the Super Robot Chogokin line started, one of the earlier figures was Mazinkaiser SKL. Released in 2010, it was a tie-in to the Mazinkaiser SKL episode 1 DVD, which makes it very hard to come by and quite expensive on the after market nowadays.
Five years later, Bandai comes to the rescue by reissuing this guy as a regular release! What’s more, the said rerelease will include additional accessories and (possibly) a better paint job.
That said, it is quite smaller than Super Robot Chogokin Mazinkaiser and is as tall as Mazinger Z from the same line. But if that isn’t an issue, then look forward to getting this guy next year.