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BLOG: 54th All Japan Model & Hobby Show – Frame Arms Girls… or… FAG

Kotobukiya - Frame Arms Girls... or... FAG The 54th All Japan Model & Hobby Show is Japan’s premier showcase of upcoming hobby and model-related products. It went from Sept. 26 to 28 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. [Official Website]

Not to be left behind with the mecha musume trend thanks to lines such as Konami’s Busou Shinki and Bandai’s All Girls Project (AGP), Kotobukiya has now joined the bandwagon with their new Frame Arms Girls line… or as its unfortunate acronym, FAG.

Much like the Frame Arms line, Kotobukiya is hoping that the absence of a supporting fiction won’t stop people from getting FAG figures.

Damn, they could really use a better name.

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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.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – ROBOT Damashii <Side AS?> Bonta-Kun

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.

Okay, as far as the Full Metal Panic! franchise is concerned, the CATALOGUE has pretty much covered all the lead machines with the Arbalest (#3007), Laevatein (#3008) and the Blaze Reven (#3012). But apparently, there’s one more left to cover.

This is Bonta-Kun, the next best thing to an arm slave that Sousuke Sagara used in Full Metal Panic! Fumouffu. As such, it technically falls as the lead machine for the series. YUP.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – Transformers Generation 2 Hero Optimus Prime

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.

During ToyCon 2014, the Transformers Pinoy Collectors group had its "History of Convoy" display which featured different iterations of Optimus Prime/Convoy throughout various lines.

Included in the display was Hero Optimus Prime, the second of three Optimus Prime figures in Generation 2, and the first to depart from the Generation 1 look. While stocky, gimmick-based, and has stability problems, it still has that certain vintage appeal that warrants an addition to the CATALOGUE.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – HGBF Wing Gundam Fenice (Custom Blue Repaint)

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.

In all honesty, the Wing Gundam Fenice is a good redesign, with its asymmetry and added details. What this collector doesn’t like is the green color scheme and has ever since thought of repainting it with the original Wing Gundam colors.

Now this custom build takes it further by bringing the symmetry back to the design, but that color scheme just looked good on that thing. And with the Gundam Fenice Rinascita on the horizon, there’s a much greater need to get this guy and do the blue recolor.


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