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BLOG: Wonder Festival Summer 2015 – ULTRON

Wonder Festival Summer 2015 - Ultron 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.

  • S.H.Figuarts Ultron
    Release Information: TBA
  • MOVIE REVO Ultron
    Release Information: TBA

Images via AmiAmi on Facebook


BLOG: Wonder Festival Summer 2015 – Vulcanlog GoShogun

Wonder Festival Winter 2015 - Vulcanlog GoShogun 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.


BLOG: Wonder Festival Summer 2015 – Kotobukiya

Wonder Festival Summer 2015 - Kotobukiya 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.

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BLOG: Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece 1/6 Pepper Pots & Iron Man Mark IX

Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece 1/6 Pepper Pots & Iron Man Mark IX 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.

  • Movie Masterpiece 1/6
    Pepper Pots & Iron Man Mark IX

    Release Information: TBA
    Article via Hot Toys on Facebook

BLOG: Evolution Toy – 1/60 VF-2SS Valkyrie II [Silvie Gena Use]

Evolution Toy - 1/60 VF-2SS Valkyrie II [Silvie Gena Use] Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II —LOVERS AGAIN— isn’t exactly the best entry in the franchise, so much so that no official work considers the events that occurred and is pretty much considered an alternate timeline.

Guess that’s the reason why it took more than 20 years for a decent representation of the Valkyrie II to come out. Similar to those released by Yamato/Arcadia, this figure is in 1/60 scale for display consistency. Likewise, it can also transform between Fighter, Gerwalk, and Battroid modes.

For weapons and accessories, it will include a gun pod and a Silvie Gena pilot figure.

  • 1/60 VF-2SS Valkyrie II [Silvie Gena Use]
    Release Information: Dec. 2015 · ¥24,800
    Images via TAG Hobby

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