|In 2011, ULTRAMAN, a manga sequel to the 1966 series started serialization. It is written by Eiichi Shimizu and drawn by Tomohiro Shimoguchi (Linebarrels of Iron).
The manga tells the story of Shinjiro Hayata, son of original Ultraman Shin Hayata, who both acquired genes from the ‘gians of light’ and manifested superhuman abilities. To protect the Earth from various threats, powered suits akin to Iron Man were created to maximize the full potential of Shinijiro’s powers. As such, no one grows to a giant warrior in this story.
Currently debating on whether to consider this for a #4000 CATALOGUE entry. But as far as the armor itself is concerned, it looks really good.
|Tamashii Nation 2014 is an annual event featuring current and upcoming releases from Bandai Collectors Division. It will be from October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Akihabara UDX 2F AKIBA_SQUARE / 4F Gallery. [Official Website]
Besides Mazinkaiser SKL, Bandai came from left field and decided to release two combiners, God Sigma and God Mars, from what seemed as Soul of Chogokin material, to the smaller Super Robot Chogokin line.
Hopefully this will open the line to machines like Voltes V or Danguard Ace.
Images via Dengeki Hobby Web
|Starting with the EM-208, threezero continues their coverage of the 2014 RoboCop movie with the more beloved design of the titular character. Homaging the classic look is RoboCop 1.0 and threezero got it in great detail.
RoboCop 1.0 stands at 32cm, has a working LED visor, also has mechanics to replicate storing both his stun gun and machine gun to his thigh units, and a bunch of weapons/accessories.
The figure will be available for pre-order starting on Oct. 30, 9:00 Hong Kong time at threezerostore.com.
|Here are some more figure prototype shots, this time of MegaHouse’s Variable Action KG-6 Sleipnir from that recent controversial series ALDNOAH.ZERO.
As much as this collector disdains the quality control of Variable Action figures, they have undeniably great sculpt and detail work. The set will also include weapons and accessories that the kataphrakt used in the series.
Still very much on the fence on whether or not to get this thanks to the aforementioned quality control issues. But unless another company would release a figure/model kit of this machine, then Variable Action is the way to go.
|From today’s batch of not-so-blurry magazine scane, Bandai has revealed prototype shots of the next Reborn-One Hundred kit, Gundam Mk-III from the Z-MSV (Z Gundam Mobile Suit Varations) design series.
For those unaware, when AEUG stole the three Gundam Mk-II prototypes at the start of Mobile Suit Z Gundam, two were sent to Anaheim Electronics to study and reverse engineer, producing two Gundam Mk-III units.
Unlike the Nightingale, this kit is much, much smaller and would allow Bandai to inject more details. That said, many are still considering the line as upscaled High Grades.