Refresh and Renewal isn’t a “version 2.0” but a new focus on what the CATALOGUE is supposed to be.

2019 sets off a new direction with a refresh providing opportunity to renew the passion on the hobby and collecting, then putting it all together through creative photography.

CATALOGUE Highlights

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Blog

Combat Armors MAX Dougram [Anti-Aircraft Pack Mounted Type]

I totally missed when this was announced, but the Combat Armors MAX line of model kits from Dougram still continues and they’ve now ventured into the territory of design variations with the release of this kit. This is the Dougram [Anti-Aircraft Pack Mounted Type] and this is essentially the same Dougram kit way back when … Continue reading Combat Armors MAX Dougram [Anti-Aircraft Pack Mounted Type]

S.H.Figuarts ULTRAMAN “-the Animation-“

Back in 2015, Tamashii Nations (when they still have like redundant product lines) released some figures from the ULTRAMAN manga under the ULTRA-ACT ✕ S.H.Figuarts collaboration banner. Fast forward to 2019, and with the ULTRA-ACT line phased out, Tamashii Nations has started solicitations for a new set of ULTRAMAN figures under the now-consolidated S.H.Figuarts line. … Continue reading S.H.Figuarts ULTRAMAN “-the Animation-“

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About

The MECHA CATALOGUE isn’t different from any other blog or website that covers mecha anime and the hobbies or collectibles it spawned. That said, and this will sound really clichéd, the site was always meant to be my best expression of the hobby through visual media.

Hobbies. Collections.

Refresh and Renewal is all about refocusing on three key aspects — hobbies, collections, and photographs. Hobbies and collections are self explanatory, that’s what The CATALOGUE is. Retaining that stiff 2011 definition of being “a comprehensive index with the primary purpose of tracking and organizing collectibles.”, it basically means CATALOGUE entries are not reviews but more of my overall thoughts and impressions on a figure or model kit. Reviews would still be present, definitely, but they’ll be more of featured articles.

Photographs.

I’m hoping to further expand my visual story telling through more photos across the site. Whether it’s an old section like The CATALOGUE, the relaunched One Shots galleries, or even quick blog posts. That also includes the new photo-oriented and responsive site layout.

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