|Just a week back, Hot Toys released promotional images of the Iron Man Mark XLIII from AVENGERS Age of Ultron would look like. Skip past a couple of days to Toy Soul 2014 in Hong Kong where Hot Toys then unveiled prototype shots of the highly anticipated Iron Man Mark XLIV, popularly known as the Hulkbuster Armor.
The figure captures every detail that the design has, based from the couple of seconds it appeared in the teaser as of this writing. That said, the display doesn’t reveal if it can fit the Mark XLIII inside.
Speaking of the Hulkbuster Armor, also on the show floor was a life-sized replica to show just how massive the thing is. More images can be found in the link provided below.
|With third-party/independent Transformers groups currently saturating the market with the zeitgeist of the current ‘demand’, it’s nice to know that there are still some producers that have awesome ideas like this one.
Andrew Mercer of Caution Low Sign Creative Solutions has released several prototype shots of their TRANSFORMAT figures. These are essentially Transformers that transform not into alternate forms, but to other incarnations of the character, hence Transform + Reformat. For example, this Optimus Prime can convert from Generation 1 to its Live-Action movie counterpart. He also made another prototype for Bumblebee as seen here.
It will be really cool if these guys could see the light of day and go intro mass production.
|On a cold and dark day of battle comes this shining beacon of light, bringing warmth back to the lifeless. And from it descends a silhouette, with blood fueled by passion and burning spirit. A crimson machine, the legendary Gunpla… Perfect Gundam III… Red Warrior!
Despite its cheesiness, that has got to be an entrance filled with raw and unadulterated awesomeness! Eleven episodes in and the stakes are finally high for Team Try Fighters, only to be halted by Meijin Kawaguchi III and his Gundam Amazing Red Warrior.
It also seems that some mid-season upgrades are now necessary. Things are finally getting more exciting!
|As the year draws to a close, E2046 opens it doors to a whole new year of creativity as the 13th year of their annual Garage Kit Contest starts in a couple of weeks.
Much like the previous years, the competition will be open to three categories — Figure, Robot, and Diorama. These must be made from resin or any resin conversion kit, not necessarily purchased from E2046 but recommended. For each category, a grand winner, 1st runner-up, and 2nd runner-up will be chosen.
Prizes are still up in the air but for more information, including the complete set of rules & regulations, head on to the E2046 GK Contest page linked below.
|Continuing on the Getter train that the guys at E2046 seems to be dishing out, here’s their latest offering from the popular Gathering line of pre-painted kits. Here’s Shin Getter-1 in all of its tomahawk-wielding glory.
Like all Gathering releases, this will require minimum assembly and no painting. It will stand at a head height of 9 inches, but will reach around 14.5 inches to the tip of the tomahawk. The set will also include a display base showing what appears to be half the head of a monster this guy recently defeated.