Guess the wait was worth it? S.H.Figuarts Space Sevenger

More than a year since its broadcast ended, many (myself included) still find Ultraman Z to be one of the best of the modern Ultraman series, and easily bests the Ultraman Trigger in my opinion. It was just a fun show overall, made even more fun by the "Special Airborne Armors" that were characters themselves, … Continue reading Guess the wait was worth it? S.H.Figuarts Space Sevenger

Taking Bandai Hobby Head-on: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] 100 Next Evolution

As preluded in a previous post, the SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] line is reaching its 100th release milestone and along with it are several announcements that would take the brand beyond your conventional candy toy offerings and could be right up the same alley as Bandai Spirits' Hobby Division model kits. But before going further, … Continue reading Taking Bandai Hobby Head-on: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] 100 Next Evolution

Road to SMP No. 100: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Genesis of Aquarion

In 2016, Bandai Candy's Super Minipla line took the simple Minipla kit concept and placed it on a level on par with Bandai Spirits' hobby products. And with its rebranding to SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] in 2021, the line took even more heights with its engineering and concepts, like the SMP Alternative Destiny sub brand. … Continue reading Road to SMP No. 100: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Genesis of Aquarion

Yet Another Curiosity Piece: PLAMAX “Godz Order” Godwing Celestial Knight Yuri Godbuster

I had a few glimpses of this new mecha musume / bishoujo plamo line from Max Factory, but they've recently opened a special page dedicated to explaining the lore and convincing us to buy more kits. I present Godz Order kits from Max Factory's PLAMAX line. Godz Order is the brainchild of character designer Akira … Continue reading Yet Another Curiosity Piece: PLAMAX “Godz Order” Godwing Celestial Knight Yuri Godbuster

Curiosity Piece: 1/12 Heavy Armor Tiwaz Commander & Mass Production Types

My last curiosity piece was the 1/12 scale MU-2 Type Heavy powered armor from Spirit Cage: Incarnation which you can read here. I ultimately got the last remaining copy over at HobbyLink Japan and as if in perfect timing, another 1/12 power armor showed up in their pre-order listings. This time though, it's an action … Continue reading Curiosity Piece: 1/12 Heavy Armor Tiwaz Commander & Mass Production Types