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FEATURE: OMNI CLASS Optimus Prime [Age of Extinction]

FEATURE: OMNI CLASS Optimus Prime [Age of Extinction]

In the recent years, Hasbro has been more aggressive promoting the Transformers brand and as such, has been issuing licenses to more official third party figure manufacturers. All they require is that these releases don’t have any transformation gimmick as it will intervene with Hasbro’s Transformers business. This gave rise to figures being released by the likes of Hot Toys and threeA, each providing their own take on these very iconic characters. It’s no surprise that Comicave Studios, a relative newcomer in the high-end collectible market, would also want to expand their market base outside their Iron Man-based figures by also acquiring the Transformers license. And as result, here is their first foray into the Transformers brand. Released as part of their Omni Class line, but at 1/22 scale instead of the more common 1/12, is Optimus Prime from TRANSFORMERS Age of Extinction.

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BLOG: HGBF Amazing Strike Freedom Gundam – Colored Prototype Shots

HGBF Amazing Strike Freedom Gundam - Colored Prototype Shots Dengeki Hobby got the display sample of the HGBF Amazing Strike Freedom Gundam as seen in the recent Gunpla Expo, providing a better look at this latest variant of an existing design.

These give a better look at this mobile suit, including the VRABE Dragoon units on the wing biners. It also shows more of the red internal frame which kind of doesn’t really work, at least for this collector. Will probably switch a couple of colors, most likely the gray bits and the red internal frame, when building this kit.

So a couple of color choices aside, this thing doesn’t really look that odd.

  • HGBF Amazing Strike Freedom Gundam
    Release Information: Mar. 2017 · ¥2,300
    Images via Dengeki Hobby Web

BLOG: Floating in Space? Really, Optimus Prime?

So in the first Transformers live action movie, Optimus Prime came to Earth as a comet from space. Then in Age of Extinction he made that valiant speech of finding their creator and what not, then blasted out into space. After all that bravado, he ends up frozen and floating in space. Really, Optimus Prime?

This is the first trailer for TRANSFORMERS The Last Knight and much like the previous entries, the trailer actually looks good but totally not indicative of the final work. The trailer itself has some interesting imagery. One that raises curiosity is that planet-like thing approaching Earth. Then there’s Megatron, how is he related to Galvatron?

Anyway, TRANSFORMERS The Last Knight is slated for a June 23, 2017 release.

BLOG: Godzilla x Evangelion “NERV Anti-G Weapon” – Prototype Shots

Godzilla x Evangelion "NERV Anti-G Weapon" - Prototype Shots Miyazawa Model Exhibition 2016 Autumn was held last weekend and while not the largest of shows, it featured stuff that wasn’t shown during the larger shows, including this guy.

Sen-Ti-Nel revealed last August that they’re also doing their Godzilla x Evangelion collaboration thing, currently known as the "NERV Anti-G Weapon" and was designed by Yoji Shinkawa (Metal Gear). Now they had a prototype on the show floor and it looks great.

Based on the initial illustrations, it looks like this figure is going to be mostly black and silver but the details on this prototype is superb. Here’s hoping that it will just fit within the CATALOGUE size limitations for this collector to purchase one.

BLOG: Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN – Clash at Loum

Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN
"Clash at Loum"

Worldwide Premiere
Fall 2017

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