|One way or another, everyone has been getting this figure and been giving praises with the myriad of poses they can do with it. And as if in perfect timing, HobbyLink Japan had this guy in their Black Friday sale, though it only arrived last February.
Will this figure live up to the hype it has been built on? That depends as CATALOGUE Entry #3012 is now designated to BLAZE RAVEN from the manga Full Metal Panic! Another.
The figure entry is provided in the link below or proceed to the CATALOGUE Collection Index for the others.
|This is Today’s Robits – posts that showcase CATALOGUE-related acquisitions for the entire duration of the covered period. In other words, it’s all about this month’s hobby loot.
HobbyLink Japan held a crazy Black Friday sale last November where items were being sold for as low as ¥500. And after expiring their 60-day Private Warehouse period, these two robits were automatically shipped.
Coincidentally, these two were also consequent ROBOT Damashii releases at number 123 and 124 respectively.
And just to mention, another figure also arrived in February, though this post has that one covered.
|Today might be April Fools Day but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any real news. Still from the Tamashii Feature’s Vol.3 event is a glimpse of the actual ROBOT Damashii figure prototype for the AS-1 Blaze Raven, the titular mecha from the "Full Metal Panic! Another” light novel series.
The design of Blaze Raven is relatively a departure from previous Full Metal Panic! lead mecha (i.e. Arbalest & Laevatein) while still maintaining that consistent aesthetic these Arm Slaves are popular for.
Other than its use of a Katana as main weapon, not much is known about the Blaze Raven… except for those closely following the light novels. Either way, getting this release is basically a no-brainer after featuring the previous two in the CATALOGUE.
|Not having any "Full Metal Panic!" work in animation at the moment doesn’t mean that Bandai will stop its capitalistic endeavors to release figures from the franchise.
The spin-off series "Full Metal Panic! Another" is set 10 years after the original story with a new cast and on that note, new mechas. As seen in this promotional material, the titular AS (AS-1 Blaze Raven) is currently in development for a Robot Damashii figure slated for a 2012 release.
Nothing specific is known at the moment, but having that design as a figure automatically translates to a definite must-buy for the CATALOGUE!