BLOG: Today’s Robits – September & October 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.
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.
|Those who’ve been following this collector in various social media facets may have seen these two. In fact, one has already been made into a CATALOGUE entry prior to being introduced in an acquisition post.
To recall, Hello Kitty is one of those properties where Tamashii Nations has found enough reasons to turn it into a Chogokin robot figure. Well it did celebrate its 40th anniversary at the same time as the Chogokin line did so it works.
As for Doraemon, well this collector could assume that there not need more explanation behind getting this figure. It’s also one of those ‘sideless’ ROBOT Damashii releases.
|Going from the outright cute to the clean yet very industrial are these two bots that come from the highly popular game Portal 2. Appearing as playable units for the game’s co-op mode, as Atlas and P-Body.
These two come as an alternate for those who want figures of these dynamic duo without having to pay ridiculous prices for the higher-end threeA versions.
That’s not to say that these are of low quality though there have been reported issues regarding these two. Still, these are definitely worthy purchases, especially thanks to their LED light up gimmick.
|Going back to familiar territory, here are three Gundam-related merch. That said, only one is an actual complete figure, the Gundam Mk-V in Earth Federation Colors. Initially got the Gundam Mk-V last year in its original New Desides colors, but eventually sold that one when Bandai announced that they’ll do the EFF colors as well — which was the original reason behind the first purchase.
The other two are supplementary parts — one to turn the RG Gundam Exia to the Exia Repair, and the other being effect parts for the Moonlight Butterfly attack.
|Closing this batch are a couple of ‘Transfawmahs’ that essentially came from the TRANSFORMERS Age Of Extinction line with some liberties.
First is the Japanese-exclusive Battle Command Optimus Prime which was meant to interact with the One-Step Changer figures. As said in this post, this is the only figure of the new Optimus Prime design in the Voyager-esque size class.
Also, was finally able to get the Classics Voyager Optimus Prime mold through this Evolution 2-Pack. And with the mold repurposed to represent the G1 figure, it gives the figure a full circle in some way.