|Here’s another set of new products reveals from the recently concluded Wonder Festival Summer 2015, this time from Sen-Ti-Nel, the company that everyone’s into nowadays. For starters, they’re expanding their METAMOR-FORCE line with two more figures based on the works of Go Nagai.
First is Mazinkaiser, which is kind of weird that they went with this guy straight ahead instead of going through Mazinger Z/Great Mazinger first. But then again, there are already millions of Mazinger Z figures out there so that’s pretty much understandable.
Beside Mazinkaiser is Govarian from Psycho Armor Govarian, a lesser known Go Nagai work. Now based on this prototype, it looks like Govarian splits into a couple of component machines. Oh and that head totally looks like Mazinger Z.
|Much like Iron Man, Bandai and Kaiyodo are going at each other once again, this time as to who has the better Ultron figure. Whereas Tamashii Nations has been streamlining their superfluous product lines into S.H.Figuarts, Kaiyodo is doing the opposite and is introducing another one based on Revoltech — the MOVIE REVO line. Both samples look great, though those Revoltech joints easily break the sculpt in contrast to the S.H.Figuarts version.
Still on the fence on whether to get an Ultron figure, though these present great alternatives to the recently released Marvel Legends version.
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|Back in Wonder Festival Winter 2015, Sen-Ti-Nel teased two posters for their collaboration with a certain Vulcanlog brand. At that time, there wasn’t much information on what Vulcanlog is supposed to be.
A couple of Monster Hunter releases later, Vulcanlog is apparently a Union Creative figure line in collaboration with Kaiyodo for their Revoltech technology. And it looks like more collaborations are under way as they’ll be producing this GoShogun figure with Sen-Ti-Nel.
Kaiyodo has been doing Revoltech figures for almost 10 years now and there has been some fatigue over their releases so collaborations like this really inject some needed freshness on an otherwise aging brand.
|The second Wonder Festival of the year just happened and to be honest, the displays didn’t really do much for this collector though there are definitely some notable ones. And here are a couple of those from Kotobukiya.
As much as Kotobukiya makes great model kits, they often size up better with 1/100 Gunpla, and as such are quite large for the CATALOGUE. The same is probably true with their rendition of the Formula, one of the primary machines (or Skells) in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
The Formula is a light frame Skell that can transform into a two-wheeled motorcycle-like vehicle to which this model kit faithfully replicates. No release information has been revealed as of yet.
|Hot Toys has released a slew of Iron Man-related figures now but never did they make one of Pepper Pots, until now. Capitalizing on that one scene where she uses an arm of a destroyed Iron Man Mark IX armor to deal the final blow on Aldrich Killian, Hot Toys is going to release a set including a complete Mark IX armor and Pepper Pots based on Gwyneth Paltrow’s image.
The Mark IX armor comes with pretty much the everything that the standard Movie Masterpiece Iron Man figure has. It will also come with an open helmet revealing Pepper Pots inside.
Fortunately for those who just want Pepper Pots, Hot Toys will also release a solo set of just her which also includes an interchangeable Mark IX right arm. On the flip side, they won’t be doing a solo Mark IX armor release.