Posts tagged “ROBOT Damashii

BLOG: Today’s Robits – February 2014

Today's Robits - February 2014 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.

Still playing catch-up with a month’s worth of plastic purchase procrastination, here are the robits for February.

These first two items touch upon the feminine side of the mecha genre as both come from fiction with female protagonists — Aim for the Top! 2 Diebuster and Sakura Wars. That said, their similarities end there as their aesthetics hail from the opposite sides of the spectrum.

  • RIO:BONE | BUSTER MACHINE NO.7
  • VARIABLE ACTION | KOUBU [Sakura Custom]

Continue Reading: Today’s Robits – February 2014

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BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Full Armor ZZ Gundam

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Full Armor ZZ Gundam Now this is a perfect example of what a ‘Full Armor’ mobile suit should be, back in the day where additional armor is actually placed rather than just slapping a cr*pload of weapons.

This ZZ Gundam got this upgrade during the final episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ because while the base unit has high power and performance, it was structurally unstable due to the transformation systems.

Now the original ZZ Gundam doesn’t include any transformation gimmick, and this Tamashii Web Exclusive gives more justification to that.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    Full Armor ZZ Gundam

    Release Information: August 2014 · ¥7,560
    Images via Tamashii Nations

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ROBOT DAMASHII <Side FFN> FAFNER MARK ELF · ROBOT DAMASHII <Side FFN> FAFNER MARK SEIN
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BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Crossbone Gundam X-1 Full Cloth

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Crossbone Gundam X-1 Full Cloth After the last wave of blurry magazine scans, Bandai finally released official images of this highly-anticipated ROBOT Damashii release.

Now as mentioned before, this version of the Crossbone Gundam X-1 "Full Cloth" uses a different mold from the original Crossbone Gundam X-1, one of the earlier figures in the line. The updated version has better engineering and proportions to keep up with modern ROBOT Damashii standards.

And being the "Full Cloth" configuration, this release will come with the slew of accessories and effect parts that will give a lot of display options. So until the HGUC version comes out, whenever that may be, this will definitely do.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    Crossbone Gundam X-1 Full Cloth

    Release Information: May 2014 · ¥5,940
    Images via Timeless Dimension

UPDATE #3017: ROBOT Damashii Fafner Mark Sein

ROBOT Damashii Fafner Mark Sein MECHA CATALOGUE #3017
ROBOT Damashii <Side FFN>
FAFNER MARK SEIN

Class
Non-Scale Action Figure

Production
Bandai (2011)

Fiction
Fafner in the Azure HEAVEN and EARTH

MECHA CATALOGUE | Collection Index


BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Gundam Mk-V [Earth Federation Colors]

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Gundam Mk-V [Earth Federation Colors] DAMMIT BANDAI, DAMMIT!

Was originally intending to get this version of the Gundam Mk-V when it appeared in a Tamashii Nations display, as told buy this Today’s Robits entry. But lo and behold as Bandai actually pushed it through, just after the original went out.

This is essentially the same mold as the prior release, just with a better color scheme and with a new beam rifle.

After securing a pre-order of this guy, the original release will definitely go on sale.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    Gundam Mk-V [Earth Federation Colors]

    Release Information: June 2014 · ¥8,640
    Pre-order Start: January 24, 2014
    Images via Premium Bandai

UPDATE #3016: ROBOT Damashii Fafner Mark Elf

ROBOT Damashii Fafner Mark Elf MECHA CATALOGUE #3016
ROBOT Damashii <Side FFN>
FAFNER MARK ELF

Class
Non-Scale Action Figure

Production
Bandai (2010)

Fiction
Fafner in the Azure HEAVEN and EARTH

MECHA CATALOGUE | Collection Index


BLOG: Today’s Robits – November 2013

Today's Robits - November 2013 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.

Happy Holidays to everyone! And what better way to celebrate than to showcase the robits that came from the previous month! Yes.

So after hunting for quite some time, this collector has finally gotten these two thanks to AmiAmi’s Pre-Owned Items catalog. Probably due to their design and earlier release schedule, these lead machines from Fafner in the Azure were hard to come by.

  • ROBOT DAMASHII <Side FFN> | FAFNER MARK ELF
  • ROBOT DAMASHII <Side FFN> | FAFNER MARK SEIN

Continue Reading: Today’s Robits – November 2013


BLOG: Tamashii Nation 2013 – ROBOT Damashii

Tamashii Nation 2013 - ROBOT Damashii Tamashii Nation 2013 is an annual event featuring current and upcoming releases from Bandai Collectors Division. It will be from November 1 – 3, 2013 at Akihabara UDX 2F AKIBA_SQUARE / 4F Gallery. [Official Website]

Even if this year’s event is Chogokin-centric, it seems that Bandai has more up in their sleeves, including the ROBOT Damashii line.

After teasing a Gundam Airmaster Burst gray prototype Tamashii Nations delves deeper into the After War Gundam X territory with the Gundam Virsago Chest Break, one half of the Frost Brothers’ mobile suits.

Will this be another case of the mid-season upgrades getting regular releases while the original units being Tamashii Web Exclusives similar to what they did with the Gundam Wing figures?

Continue Reading: Tamashii Nation 2013 – ROBOT Damashii


BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side RV> Vifam – Official Images

ROBOT Damashii <Side RV> Vifam - Official Images Initially revealed last August, Bandai has released official images of their upcoming Vifam figure, under the ever-growing ROBOT Damashii line.

These also revealed some of the gimmicks and accessories that this figure will feature. Apart from its beam gun and shield, the set will also include the Sling Pannier, a backpack flight unit to recreate aerial poses as seen in the series. The cockpit hatch also opens to reveal a removable core unit.

The figure stands at 12.5cm and will be made from ABS and PVC plastic.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side RV> Vifam
    Release Information: Feb. 2014 · ¥5,000
    Images via TAG Hobby

BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kai Kai "Skull Heart"

ROBOT Damashii <SIde MS> Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kai Kai "Skull Heart" Today’s batch of blurry magazine scans revealed an anticipated yet unexpected figure.

Recently, Tamashii Nations have been releasing updates of past figures from various lines, starting with the Ultra-Act, S.H.Figuarts lines. And while this iteration of the Crossbone Gundam X-1 isn’t exactly the same one as the first release, it features changes that both account the "Skull Heart" upgrade and improvements to the figure engineering.

As to whether this will include parts for the "Full Cloth" configuration is still up in the air. Though it will be a bummer if Bandai decides to go Tamashii Web Exclusive with those.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kai Kai
    "Skull Heart"

    Release Information: TBA

BLOG: Today’s Robits – August 2013

Today's Robits - August 2013 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.

Now August isn’t usually a month with many robit purchases so this one comes as a surprise. First is Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann here which ends a five-year mission of completing all Gurren Lagann forms, and is the main reason of not getting the better versions of that machine.

The next two are technically no brainers as Iron Man is always welcomed here and Orion Pax is a great IDW design that really should be made into plastic. Glad that both are happening.

  • TRANSFORMERS Generations | ORION PAX
  • REVOLTECH YAMAGUCHI | SUPER GALAXY GURREN LAGANN
  • S.H.FIGUARTS | IRON MAN MARK-VI

Continue Reading: Today’s Robits – August 2013


BLOG: Tamashii Feature’s Vol.7 – ROBOT Damashii – Gundam

Tamashii Feature's Vol.7 - ROBOT Damashii - Gundam Tamashii Feature’s Vol.7 is from August 31 to September 1, 2013 at InnoCentre, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong and will feature displays mainly focused on the ROBOT Damashii figure line.
[Official Website]

After a Kamen Rider-centric Vol.6, it’s all robots now as ROBOT Damashiis take the show floor in Vol.7 starting with this one. Yes, the big, green, Jegan-killing machine is getting the ROBOT Damashii treatment.

And by big, it means the need for quite a number of Tamashii Stages to get those huge binders up. So those who don’t want to build the earlier-released HGUC kit can surely go for this figure, as well as it’s price tag.

  • ROBOT Damashii Kshatrya
    Release Information: TBA

Continue Reading: Tamashii Nation’s Vol.7 – ROBOT Damashii – Gundam


BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Leo Flight Type

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Leo Flight Type When talking about Gundam model kits, or Gunpla, Bandai often makes the most out of the Zaku molds and has released every variant possible. For ROBOT Damashiis, they seemed to have found that analogue.

Not too long ago, Bandai released ROBOT Damashii Leo, that well-blown up grunt from New Mobile Report Gundam W. Afterwards, they released the Leo Option Set and the Tamashii Web Exclusive Leo Space Type.

Those army-building this guy will have a blast through this release of the Leo Flight Type, which is essentially the same Leo with a new flight pack. As such, previously-released weapons and option set parts are compatible.

  • ROBOT Damashii Leo Flight Type
    Release Information: Dec. 2013 · ¥3,300
    Image via CYBERGUNDAM BLOG

BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side RV> Vifam

ROBOT Damashii <Side RV> Vifam Still on Bandai Collector Division stuff, they’ve also revealed an additional sub-label to their ever expanding ROBOT Damashii line. From the 1893 series Round Vernian Vifam is the titular machine Vifam, the first <Side RV> release.

As expected from a ROBOT Damashii release, the figure will be filled with copious amounts of detail coupled with excellent articulation. It will also feature an opening front cockpit in the same vein as seen in the animation.

Being a sucker for titular machines, expect this one to eventually land in the site as a CATALOGUE Entry.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side RV> Vifam
    Release Information: TBA
    Image via CYBERGUNDAM BLOG

BLOG: Today’s Robits – July 2013

Today's Robits - July 2013 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.

No, this featurette will not turn to "Today’s Books" or something to that effect.

Vertical Inc. has released the second volume to their Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN hardcovers and the quality has been consistently top notch all throughout.

This second installment covers the White Base as they land in Zeon-controlled territory in America and their treacherous journey to reach the Earth Federation base in Jaburo.

  • Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN Vol.2 – Garma

Continue Reading: Today’s Robits – July 2013


UPDATE #3014: ROBOT Damashii Heroman

ROBOT Damashii <Side HERO> Heroman MECHA CATALOGUE #3014
ROBOT Damashii <Side HERO>
HEROMAN

Class
Non-Scale Action Figure

Production
Bandai (2011)

Fiction
HEROMAN

MECHA CATALOLGUE | Collection Index


BLOG: Tamashii Web Exclusive – ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> G-Falcon

Tamashii Web Exclusive - ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> G-Falcon During Tamashii Nation 2012, Bandai teased a Gundam Double X + G-Falcon set. The former is scheduled for release this July, so where’s the latter?

Those familiar with Bandai’s merchandising techniques should have seen this as a sign that the G-Falcon is most likely a Tamashii Web Exclusive… and they just confirmed it.

That said, with a HG 1/144 Gundam Double X in the horizon, is it possible that they would also release G-Falcon as a model kit? Though if so, it may well be an online exclusive as well.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> G-Falcon
    Pre-Order Start: July 25, 2013
    Release Information: January 2014 · ¥4,725
    Article via Premium Bandai

BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Gundam Mk-V Karaba Colors

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Gundam Mk-V Karaba Colors According to the second greatest non-animated Gundam fiction ever told (after Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam) that is Gundam Sentinel, there were three Gundam Mk-V units made. One fell into possession of Karaba, the terrestrial branch of the AEUG.

It shares the same white and pink color scheme as the Zeta Gundam Unit 3 supposedly piloted by Amuro Ray. Now guess who pilots this thing now!

This color scheme actually looks better, and not too evil-looking. Will definitely be getting this one over the original blue and white New Desides version.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    Gundam Mk-V Karaba Colors

    Release Info: September 2013 · ¥8,400
    Image via Toys Daily

BLOG: Today’s Robits – May 2013

Today's Robits - May 2013 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.

A couple of years back, Kaiyodo decided to include Zoids in their Revoltech line. Was hoping that the assortment would increase but only this and the Geno Breaker was produced.

That said, this has got to be one of the biggest boxes that has ever graced a Today’s Robits post or the CATALOGUE for that matter. Though the size of the figure itself shows that the packaging was impractical and would be a total bummer for shipping.

  • REVOLTECH YAMAGUCHI | BLADE LIGER

Continue Reading: Today’s Robits – May 2013


BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Gundam Deathscythe Hell

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Gundam Deathscythe Hell Of all the ROBOT Damashii-related news recently, this has got to be the one that most would be very happy to know of. Ever since Bandai started releasing figures from New Mobile Report Gundam Wing, many are already clamoring for a Gundam Deathscythe Hell release.

Come 2013 and those who’re still waiting will finally get their wish as this prototype showed up in Tamashii Nations Akiba Showroom, though no release information has been provided.

So how about the Gundam Deathscythe? Going by the route that Bandai did with the Shenlong Gundam, looks like it will also be a Tamashii Web Exclusive.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    Gundam Deathscythe Hell

    Release Information: TBA
    Image via Toys Daily

BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Mercurius & Vayeate

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Mercurius & Vayeate Still not done with the Tamashii Nations Akiba Showroom displays, Bandai also revealed the next ROBOT Damashii figure (or figures) hailing from New Mobile Report Gundam Wing — those being Mercurius and Vayeate.

Outside of the Tallgeese and Leo (as well as Aries), Mercurius and Vayeate are also popular OZ mobile suits. That said, everyone should be happy that this release is happening, right? Well, as expected, these two is part of a Tamashii Web exclusive set.

So get your middlemen services going if you want to purchase these.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    Mercurius & Vayeate

    Release Information: October 2013 · ¥7,875
    Image via CYBERGUNDAM BLOG

BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Silver Bullet

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Silver Bullet Bandai held a survey last October as to which mobile suit follow the Xi Gundam in getting the Ka Signature treatment. Gundam Mk-V obviously won that survey, though this mobile suit very much deserves its own release.

Silver Bullet appears in the manga adaptation Mobile Suit Gundam UC Bande Dessinee where it was used to test the Unicorn Gundam. Though a mass produced mobile suit, one unit peculiarly has a Gundam-type head, most likely to be a commander unit.

Bandai has displayed a prototype figure in its Tamashii Nations Akiba Showroom… and they should definitely release this guy next, no questions asked!

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Silver Bullet
    Release Information: TBA
    Image via CYBERGUNDAM BLOG

BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side AS> Belial

ROBOT Damashii <Side AS> Belial Bandai goes back to the Full Metal Panic! universe once more to release the machine that destroyed the Arbalest and pushed the development of the Laevatein.

This is the Belial, piloted by Leonard Testarossa, brother of Tuatha De Danaan Captain, Teletha Testarossa. And though the animated Full Metal Panic! story hasn’t reached the point where this machine appears, Bandai still decides to release this awesome Arm Slave in the ever growing ROBOT Damashii line.

Figure development has been supervised by the designer himself, Ebi Kanetake, so yeah… quality.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side AS> Belial
    Release Info: September 2013 · ¥4,725
    Image via Tamashii Web

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