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BLOG: Plastic Crack – Bandai STAR WARS 1/12 R2-D2 + R5-D4 & C-3P0 Model Kits

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

Since today is #MayThe4thBeWithYou day, it’s only fitting that this edition of Plastic Crack deals with something Star Wars. For the last couple of months, Bandai has been releasing really good model kits from the aforementioned franchise, ranging from characters to vehicles. And while this collector is still waiting for (a hopefully 1/144 scaled) AT-AT, here are a couple of video reviews featuring everyone’s beloved dynamic droid duo.

Will most likely get these two sets as well, by next month?


BLOG: Plastic Crack – HG Gaeon

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

Been hemming and hawing between the HG Gaeon and the HG Gundam G-Lucifer as this is an awesome design while the other is slowly growing on this collector. But this one takes the cake thanks to its myriad of display possibilities.

That said, several key details on the kit rely on foil seals, including the front face plate, so those should be planned prior to building. Other than that, this thing looks amazing, despite not being a lead Gundam as stated in the Collection Definition.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – W.H.A.M.! 1/5000 SDF-1 Macross

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

The thing about the SDF-1 from Super Dimensional Fortress Macross is that it is a very huge piece of machinery that most, if not all, available models/figures are too large for the CATALOGUE.

Apparently, Wave managed to get the goldilocks scale with its W.H.A.M.! 1/5000 rendition of the SDF-1. TV and movie versions were released with both sharing the same engineering, as well as issues. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be quite hard to get a hold of this figure nowadays.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – Star Wars Vehicle Collection AT-AT

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

A few years back, F-Toys released the Star Wars Vehicle Collection, a line which included scaled replicas of various vehicles from the Star Wars franchise. Technically they’re candy toys but they have details that rival those present in actual model kits, a lot cheaper too.

Now this isn’t a review of a single item but rather a series of work in progress videos covering the build of an AT-AT diorama based on an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back.

Here’s how it sizes up with 1/144 scale Gunpla.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – Kotobukiya 1/6 KBT00-M Metal Beetle

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

According to this review, Metabee and Metal Beetle are apparently two distinct robots, which the packaging clearly throws out of the window with its name mix up.

Much like other Kotobukiya releases, the kit requires minimum to no paint work needed thanks to some pre-painted parts and good color separation. Those who wanted to get a hold of this kit are in luck as Metal Beetle is slated to be reissued this November.


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