Posts tagged “ROBOT Damashii

BLOG: Today’s Robits – April & May 2014

Today's Robits - April + May 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.

After cutting down on some procrastination, here are two months worth of robit acquisition.

Kicking this long list are of course, books. The Covenant of Primus is the one stop for those who wanted to know how the new ‘Aligned Continuity’ came to be leading to the events of TRANSFORMERS Prime.

The great guys at Vertical Inc., are still doing an awesome job with their Gundam THE ORIGIN English releases and this volume is no exception.

  • TRANSFORMERS The Covenant of Primus
  • Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN Vol.5 – Char & Sayla

Continue Reading: Today’s Robits – April & May 2014

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BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Zeta Gundam

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Zeta Gundam Took them quite a while, but Bandai has finally followed up their ROBOT Damashii ZZ Gundam release with its predecessor unit as the Zeta Gundam makes its way to the popular action-figure line.

Similar to the ZZ Gundam, this version of the Zeta doesn’t transform to Waverider Mode, giving way to better proportions and articulation. As far as these sparse images are concerned, this figure will come will come with the standard Zeta Gundam set of accessories, including its beam rifle, hand grenade launchers and the Hyper Mega Launcher.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    Zeta Gundam

    Release Information: Sept. 2014
    Images via Tamashii Web

Hoping that Bandai follows up with the Z II or something.


BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MA> Dragonar 1 Custom

ROBOT Damashii <Side MA> Dragonar 1 Custom It would have been almost a couple of years its reveal, but Bandai is definitely releasing their ROBOT Damashii Dragonar 1 Custom. As proof, Tamashii Nations has opened a page to showcase the figure, its features and gimmicks.

Those looking for accuracy to the animation model may be quite disappointed as liberties were definitely taken when this figure was designed. It loses the block design of the original and instead goes for a more stylized and angular look.

That said, this should hopefully be the first of more releases under the <Side MA> sub-line, assuming this one sells.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MA>
    Dragonar 1 Custom

    Release Information: Sept. 2014 · ¥5,940
    Article via Tamashii Web

BLOG: ROBOT Damashii Ryujinmaru Ver.2.0 – AmiAmi Preview

ROBOT Damashii Ryujinmaru Ver.2.0 - AmiAmi Preview AmiAmi has released a preview of the ROBOT Damashii Ryujinmaru Ver.2.0 probably days, or a week at most, before its release. And as the name suggests, this is the second version of the figure after the first one back in 2009.

Noticeable differences between the two versions mainly come from improved proportions, with the latter being bulked up as compared to the former. Then there’s the face sculpt which as been a primary detractor for those planning to get the original release, this collector included.

Other improvements include the articulation and accessories, both of which are detailed in AmiAmi’s preview found in the link provided.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MASHIN>
    Ryujinmaru Ver.2.0

    Release Information: May 2014 · ¥6,480
    Article via AmiAmi Blog

BLOG: Tamashii Nations Summer Collection 2014 – ROBOT Damashii

Tamashii Nations Summer Collection 2014 - ROBOT Damashii Tamashii Nations Summer Collection 2014 is held from May 10-11, 2014 at Ballesalle Akihabara and features recent and upcoming Spring and Summer 2014 products from Bandai’s Collector Division. [Official Website]

With the ROBOT Damashii line featuring figures with excellent poseability, it surprisingly took Bandai quite a while before releasing figures from Mobile Fighter G Gundam, where crazy fighting stances are the norm.

On display on the show floor are God Gundam and Master Gundam. If both figures turn out to be successful releases, it’s quite sure that the rest of the Shuffle Alliance will come eventually, including the Shining Gundam.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    God Gundam

    Release Information: Sept. 2014 · ¥4,800

Continue Reading: Tamashii Nations Summer 2014 – ROBOT Damashii


BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Unicorn Gundam [Shield Funnel Equipment]

ROBOT Damashii Unicorn Gundam [Shield Funnel Equipment] And more Unicorn Gundam stuff comes your way as the highly-anticipated episode 7 of Mobile Suit Gundam UC gets closer. The figure will be a Tamashii Web Exclusive and the first to have a green Psycho-Frame. Based on these images, this release will use the "Full Action" version as base to provide better poseability.

As an added feature, the included Unicorn Gundam [Destroy Mode] figure is compatible to the earlier released Full Armor Unicorn Gundam [Unicorn Mode] to assemble the Full Armor Unicorn Gundam [Destroy Mode].

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Unicorn Gundam [Shield Funnel Equipment]
    Release Information: Sept. 2014 · ¥5,940
    Image via Premium Bandai

So… How many variations of this ROBOT Damashii figure are there?


BLOG: Today’s Robits – March 2014

Today's Robits - March 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.

First and foremost, this is what happens when multiple shipments from various periods arrive during the same month, or at least the claim slip is given at the same month. Thanks local customs office! #sarcasm

Anywho, these two came as part of Bandai’s HG All Gundam Project. Two releases which many 1/144 collectors though that will never arrive due to their relatively small size. The V-Dash Gundam and/or Victory Gundam Hexa would be really appreciated Bandai.

  • HGUC 1/144 | F91 GUNDAM F91
  • HGUC 1/144 | LM314V21 VICTORY TWO GUNDAM

Continue Reading: Today’s Robits – March 2014


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


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

FEATURE: Eleven Existence

FEATURE: Eleven Existence

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

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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

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