|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.
So what about May, June, and July? Hopefully those will be posted within the week. In the meantime, here are the robits for August, starting with books.
Every couple of years, Kadokawa releases MOBILES SUIT Illustrated, a book chronicling every official mobile suit design made from Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979 to the latest series. For the 2015 edition, it covers designs up to Gundam Build Fighters Try and GUNDAM Reconguista in G. Oh and this thing is heavy, like 2 kilos worth of both mobile suit designs both in color and line art. So yeah, totally worth it.
|Gunpla Expo (Gundam Plamodel Exposition) Japan Tour 2015 is being held across Japan for the whole year and features upcoming Gunpla from Bandai Hobby Division. It’s currently in Sapporo from Aug.8 to Sept.13. [Official Website]
Kicking off the event are two more ‘Revive’ HGUC kits, both from Mobile Suit Z Gundam. Everyone was expecting the Gundam Mk-II in Titans colors, the Qubeley seem to have came out of nowhere. In any case, does this mean that a revived HGUC Zeta Gundam is also in the works, especially given the recently released HGBF Lightning Zeta Gundam mold?
Images via TAG Hobby
|This is Plastic Crack – posts
Still not a video review but whatever. When the Freedom Gundam Flame Feder was revealed, all this collector took from that color scheme was ‘meh’. Didn’t bother getting the Hobby Japan custom kit because of that.
Then this guy made a build based on the original Freedom Gundam colors. Not saying that this collector can do the same level of paint job, but this color scheme is more manageable, with only a few highlights here and there. Might eventually get the Custom Kit, and later another copy of the HGCE Freedom Gundam, because of this.
|So the Gunpla gods have spoken and they wanted a Super Fumina kit so Bandai Hobby undoubtedly obliged. Now unlike regular Gunpla kits which represent machines, this is technically under mecha musume which are meant to be cute and would be an utter failure otherwise.
The build and engineering behind this kit will probably be along the lines of the Figure-Rise 6 line of smaller 6-inch model kits, though none of those kits featured an actual human head. Those came in with the MG Figure-Rise line instead. Also wondering if they’ll engineer in a soft torso section using the squashable plastic type as seen in the recently released Action Funassyi kit. Just have to wait and see how Bandai will do this.
|So Medicom Toy revealed their MAFEX C-3PO & R2-D2 figures yesterday. Today, it’s Tamashii Nations’ turn although their latest offering will be a different type of droid — those that warrant army-building.
Army-building it is as the S.H.Figuarts Battle Droid is coming in all of its clumsy glory. Aside from extreme poseability due to its skeleton-like structure, it can transform from Combat Mode to Storage Mode. It will also include a Blaster Rifle, which is all that a Battle Droid needs.
Now this only means that both R2-D2 and C-3PO are in the pipeline. Should this collector wait for the S.H.Figuarts versions or take the bite at the MAFEX pair?