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BLOG: Tamashii Web Exclusive – Super Robot Chogokin Great Mazinkaiser

Super Robot Chogokin Great Mazinkaiser As part of Super Robot Wars V, the Mazin Emperor G design was created to battle Mazinger ZERO. But in the source fiction Shin Mazinger ZERO vs. Great General of Darkness, Mazinger ZERO actually fought Great Mazinkaiser, the more powerful form of Great Mazinger.

The figure itself uses the same base body as Mazinkaiser but with subtle differences in the paint scheme, as well as a different chest plate and Scrander unit. The set also includes the default set of replacement manipulators, and the Kaiser Sword as its signature weapon.

  • Super Robot Chogokin Great Mazinkaiser
    Release Information: Oct. 2017 · ¥12,000
    Images via Premium Bandai

Yet another reason to get that Shin Mazinger Z figure.

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BLOG: Tamashii Web Exclusive – ROBOT Damashii (Ka Signature) FAZZ

ROBOT Damashii (Ka Signature) FAZZ Gundam ROBOT Damashii releases nowadays tend to be of the Ver.A.N.I.M.E. variety so it’s very much appreciated when something gets released under the Ka Signature banner. Such is the case for the <Side MS> FAZZ from Gundam Sentinel.

To those unfamiliar, the FAZZ is different from the Full Armor ZZ Gundam in that the former was built to test the Full Armor components that were eventually used with the latter. It also raises the question of whether this figure uses the exact same mold as the older <Side MS> Full Armor ZZ Gundam release. In any case, this one looks better and is definitely a must get.

  • ROBOT Damashii (Ka Signature)
    <Side MS> FAZZ

    Release Information: Oct. 2017 · ¥13,500
    Images via Premium Bandai

BLOG: Tamashii Web Exclusive – S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark 5

S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark 5 It seems like Tamashii Nations doesn’t have plans of releasing an Iron Man Mark 47 for Spider-Man Homecoming any time soon. What they do have plans for is the S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark 5, the next entry in their Hall of Armor Project.

Those who collect S.H.Figuarts Iron Man figures should be very familiar of what this release should come with. But aside from the expected extra manipulators and effect parts, this release also comes with the armor in suitcase form which can be displayed with their Tony Stark figure.

  • S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark 5
    Release Information: Oct. 2017 · ¥6,000
    Images via Tamashii Web

BLOG: "Knight’s & Magic" ROBOT Damashii TRI <Side SK>

"Knight's & Magic" - ROBOT Damashii TRI So here’s yet another new brand within the ROBOT Damashii line called ROBOT Damashii TRI. Not really sure which figures fall into this brand but the first two releases will be the Silhouette Knights <Side SK> Earlecumber and <Side SK> Guyale from the upcoming anime adaptation of Knight’s & Magic.

The source material has very interesting mechanical designs integrating the whole knight-based aesthetic, last seen from the likes of Vision of Escaflowne. Definitely getting one of these.

  • ROBOT Damashii TRI <Side SK> Earlecumber
    Release Information: Oct. 2017 · ¥4,000
  • ROBOT Damashii TRI <Side SK> Guyale
    Release Information: Oct. 2017 · ¥4,000

Images via Knight’s & Magic on Tumblr

BLOG: Giga Armor Series Rockman X

Giga Armor Series Rockman X Upon its initial reveal, many speculated that this is Tamashii Nations’ response to TruForce Collectibles’ well received Designer Series Rockman X figure. It might be true but Bandai already did a similar figure way back.

Because prior to this Giga Armor Series Rockman X figure, Bandai had the Mega Armor Series line of model kits based on Rockman characters featuring interchangeable armor and weapons. The line was discontinued in 2001 after releasing Rockman X6. Being a spiritual successor, Giga Armor Series releases might have the same interchangeable armor and weapons gimmick but instead of being a model kit, it’ll probably be a completed figure with die-cast content.

Will definitely check how this ‘new’ line will turn out once released