Apparently covering ToyCon is now becoming an annual deal despite posting this particular feature article one month after the event concluded. For 14 years in a row, people have been gathering every June to celebrate the pop culture event that is ToyCon and this year is no exception. To the uninitiated, ToyCon 2015 (or The 14th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention) celebrates pop/geek culture through a 3-day event which includes toy displays and exhibits, live bands, cosplay competition, and of course the dealer room. Most collectors probably are looking forward to the dealer room because of the opportunities to further expand their collection, as well as discounts. So if they’re doing this for 14 years straight, how come people never get tired of it? Furthermore, what makes people come back year after year? Continue Reading: 14th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention
|The Art of Gundam just opened and much like any other art exhibit, there are pieces that are worth a fortune. Two ROBOT Damashii figures made from pure gold and silver will be released, because Gundam is luxurious.
Both pieces are made by Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry K.K. using 1000g 24 karat gold and 500g SILVER950. They will cost around ~$160,000 and ~$5,200 respectively. Yikes.
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|Aside from <Side RM> (which was initially <Side PM>), Tamashii Nations is designating another sub-category for their CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angels and Dragons releases.
Getting a release following Villkiss is En-Ryu-Go, the Ryuu-Shin-Ki being piloted by Salamandinay, and as such is given the <Side RSK> sub-category. Nomenclature differences aside, both the Villkiss and En-Ryu-Go essentially have the same transformation scheme, and of course color schemes matching the Freedom and Justice from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.
Not sure if it will come with a translucent pilot figurine like Villkiss, though it’s safe to assume that it might.
|Between the ROBOT Damashii releases of the L-Gaim and the L-Gaim Mk-II, it seems that the former is a lot harder to come by. For some reason, copies of the L-Gaim Mk-II can be spotted more than its predecessor. So for those who missed the initial L-Gaim release but don’t want to pay after-market prices, here’s your chance.
Tamashii Nations will be releasing the ROBOT Damashii L-Gaim [Spiral Booster Set], which is essentially the same release as before with the addition of the Spiral Booster unit.
Will definitely get this guy to finally complete the titular machines from Heavy Metal L-Gaim.
|Tamashii Nations Summer Collection 2015 is held from May 30-31, 2015 at Ballesalle Akihabara and features recent and upcoming Spring and Summer 2015 products from Bandai’s Collector Division. [Official Website]
To be perfectly honest, wasn’t really excited with the ROBOT Damashii reveals/announcements on the show floor. Yes there have been many prototypes shown but very few have actual release dates.
One of these is the Providence Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. Although it is quite logical to release this guy following the Freedom and Justice. And when it does, hopefully it comes with the effect parts as seen on the show floor.