BLOG: Today’s Robits – March 2015
|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.
April has just started and yes, finally caught with the acquisitions that came last March. Starting this off is this awfully cute cardboard.
In another of Sen-Ti-Nel’s quirky crossovers, they’ve decided to mix two very different properties — the dark and gritty world of Maschinen Krieger and the light and happy world of Yotsuba&! — to come up with this very unique line of figures. Imagine Danboard, the lovely cardboard robot seen in a ton of photo shoots, as an S.A.F.S. (or rather S.A.C.S.) unit.
Better start taking those pictures now!
|The next two are both third-party products, one is licensed while the other isn’t.
Adding another line to Optimus Prime’s growing repertoire of alternate modes is Sony’s first PlayStation gaming console. This was the second figure released after Mega Drive Megatron. However, unlike the Decepticon Tyrant, Optimus Prime was solely developed by Takara Tomy without the collaboration from Sen-Ti-Nel which the former had. And that introduces issues…
On the other hand is this wonderful yet mistakenly-named upgrade kit to Evasion Mode Optimus Prime, giving it the Powermaster Optimus Prime look. Will have to get another copy of that Optimus Prime for this kit.
|The last two were purchased as part of the Legacy of Revoltech line but for consistency, they’ll be referred based on their original lines. For the uninitiated, this line is mostly reissues of past Revoltech issues from its various sub-lines.
These reissues are great opportunities to catch up on those part releases that are otherwise harder to get nowadays. This is exactly the case for Iron Man Mark 1. While their other Iron Man releases are inferior when compared to their S.H.Figuarts or Figma counterparts, this version of the Mark 1 armor is quite good. It also helps that no other company, besides Hasbro, has done a proper rendition of this armor.
Oh and King Gainer to complete the ‘Tomino Trifecta‘.