BLOG: Today’s Robits – August 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.
What better way to close September than to feature robit acquisitions for the month of August, just because.
First in the least is this quite anticipated third-party kit of the RX-105 Xi Gundam which at the moment has only got a web-exclusive ROBOT Damashii release and an SD kit.
Despite being at 1/144 scale, it’s massive size warrants construction utilizing an internal frame, among other awesomeness contained in this very fancy packaging.
|Thanks to a heads up from this internet personality, HLJ apparently placed Blodia on a great sale, which allegedly also caused the site to crash because of the sudden traffic.
Been hemming and hawing on this guy for the longest time, just didn’t want to spend that much — until the sale that is.
On the other hand, passing up on the first version was worth it thanks to this much better iteration of Ryujinmaru. This will definitely open another rabbit hole that is the <Side MASHIN> releases.
|The next two come from figure lines that have been a hit or miss.
Making more hits is the Revoltech version of Jehuty. From the looks of things, this will turn out to be another Gurren Lagann or Getter Robot thanks to Kaiyodo dishing out significant variations and upgrades to this guy (i.e. not just simple recolors).
And definitely taking the misses is Jizuri Suzaku from MegaHouse’s Variable Action line as the figure literally fell apart out of the box! Fortunately this was purchased at a ridiculously low price and unless MegaHouse fixes their QC problems, this will be the last figure from the line as far as the CATALOGUE is concerned.
|The first Iron Man figure to get the new Marvel Legends Infinite Series treatment is the version appearing in the Guardians of the Galaxy comic books (not movie). Hope they revisit the older armors with this modern treatment.
Closing the batch are two more versions of Optimus Prime. First is the Rescue Bots ‘monster truck’ version which still has no articulation but fun to fiddle around. Finally is this unlikely crossover with Be@rbrick for the 30th Anniversary of the franchise. So now he’s not a truck, nor a munky… he’s a bear.