|Tamashii Nations has opened a special page for CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angels and Dragons and features the Villkiss as the first release in the <Side RM> sub-brand.
Despite what many are saying about Cross Ange (damn it Fukuda!), the Villkiss is actually a good design — if not very reminiscent of the Strike Freedom Gundam as well as the Gundam AGE-2 Normal for its flight mode.
There are many Para-mails and Ragna-mails in the series, even the Villkiss has three color variants. Some might get regular releases like Saramandiine’s Enryugo while most will probably be Tamashii Web Exclusives.
|So Tamashii Nations and Bandai Hobby Division decided to release their V-Dash Gundam figures/model kits consecutively. Both have done a Victory Gundam set previously and while the HGUC is a newer mold, the ROBOT Damashii has been updated to more modern standards.
Personally, this collector is biased towards building the Gunpla and this choice boils down to price and aesthetics — which is a good idea for a lengthy discussion, but that’s for a later time. But of course, not everyone has the time and effort to build model kits so figures are a great alternative.
|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.