|The CATALOGUE has always had a ‘Plamo-First Policy’ when it comes to various mecha series. However, this mostly applies to Gundam as the others are better represented by figures, newer figures.
Take Aura Battler Dunbine as example. Got the HGAB Dunbine kit back in 2011 thinking as this immediately completes the collection. Unbeknownst to this collector, Dunbine was replaced by Billbine as the mid-season upgrade. Did some research on the HGAB Billbine and found out that it wasn’t that great.
Fortunately, Bandai is reissuing ROBOT Damashii Dunbine by mid 2015 and opening the figure route for these Aura Battlers. As for Billbine, its original design has gaudy colors which was later changed for a more subdued palette. Unfortunately, this was a Tamashii Web Exclusive. So yeah, after market prices it is.
|Just watched and enjoyed Expelled From Paradise last weekend and a few days after, this image surfaces.
Seen here are apparently figures of the 2nd and 3rd Generation Arhans, the main piloted machines seen in the movie. Now there hasn’t been any confirmation though multiple sources *suggest* that these could possibly be ROBOT Damashii prototypes.
Granted the only clue from this image that has a connection with ROBOT Damashii or Tamashii Nations in general is the use of the Tamashii Stage for the 3rd Generation Arhan figure. Though if true, these two would be pre-ordered in a heartbeat.
|Tamashii Nations has just revealed their June 2015 upcoming releases, and one of them is quite… golden.
Joining the ZZ Gundam, Zeta Gundam, and Gundam Mk-II in the ROBOT Damashii line is the Hyaku Shiki and completes the ‘Gundam Team’ as the four were known in Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.
To those wondering whether its signature Mega Bazooka Launcher will be included, these images don’t show the Hyaku Shiki use it though it’s still too early to tell. They can either reveal it on a later date or just go Tamashii Web Exclusive with it, similar to the G-Defense for the Gundam Mk-II.
|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.
Time to play catch up again on two months worth of loot thanks to some shenanigans that happened recently. In any case, here are the robits that arrived in the last couple of months.
And what better way to start things off? Than with a book of course! Vertical continues to have its quarterly releases of Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN and form what this collector has read or seen, things are really interesting. Too bad said collector has to catch up with the last three volumes or so.
|When Tamashii Nations announced that they’ll be doing a ROBOT Damashii Xi Gundam, it was only a matter of time before they eventually did the RX-104FF Penelope. It’s like these two mobile suit are always a packaged deal.
The Penelope also appears in the novel Mobile Suit Gundam —Hathawa’s Flash— and is the predecessor of the Xi Gundam as the RX-104 Odysseus Gundam, but is outfitted with the Fixed Flight (FF) unit to become this really convoluted mobile suit.
Aside from these CAD design images, no figure prototype has been revealed, but come Tamashii Nation 2014 and Bandai will most likely have this guy displayed on the show floor.