BLOG: Today’s Robits – Third Quarter 2016 (Part 2)
|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
The robits for the second part of this post will be more diverse and while they’re still mostly kits (i.e. some aren’t kits), not all are Gunpla. As earlier mentioned, Bandai reissuing those High Grade GUNDAM 00 kits was due to the RG 00 Qan[T].
As for Xabungle, this is a good chance to update on what’s going on with that build. Well transferring companies and adjusting to the new work schedule caused the delay to the build, not to mention an upcoming 2-week business trip. Hopefully after everything’s settled, work on it should resume.
|Next up are two similarly-colored kits though the similarities end there. Months after its release and the hype is almost gone, the HG IBO Gundam Astaroth finally arrived. And no, there are no plans of purchasing the Gundam Astaroth Origin.
The other blue kit here is the Indigo Guardian Shiki from the Phantasy Star Online 2 game. Like the previous kits they’ve released from the same game, this is also another android character (and thus fits the CATALOGUE). It was also released with a red variant, the Vermilion Guardian Shiki, which was unfortunately out of stock at HobbyLink Japan, not to mention that this kit was purchased thanks to being on clearance. Will have to search for that other kit now.
|Finally departing from all the Gunpla and model kits are these two Titans Return figures from the TRANSFORMERS Generations line.
The expected purchase here is Sentinel Prime, an obvious Astrotrain remold yet released first because… Prime?
Now here’s a sort of oddball purchase. The CATALOGUE ‘rules’ suggest that Transformers collection will be mostly composed of Optimus Prime and/or other Prime figures (i.e. Leo Prime) to which Chromedome technically doesn’t fit. While not a Prime, he’s still a leader — of the Autobot Headmasters — and the figure is getting great reviews so this is a very worthy purchase.