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BLOG: MAFEX RoboCop (RoboCop 3)

MAFEX RoboCop (RoboCop 3) Those who may have missed the first MAFEX RoboCop release need not worry as Medicom Toy has announced what appears to be the better version of the figure. Slated to be released next year is RoboCop based on its appearance in RoboCop 3, not exactly the best film prior to the 2014 reboot but did produce some of the cooler designs in the franchise.

RoboCop itself has a slightly different color than the previous release. The main difference is in the accessories as this version includes an intricately detailed flight equipment. Other accessories include replacement mouth parts, its signature Auto 9 pistol and matching right thigh parts for deployment, an arm gun, as well as replacement hands and a display stand.

  • MAFEX RoboCop (RoboCop 3)
    Release Information: July 2019 · ¥8,800
    Details via Medicom Toy
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BLOG: New "Bumblebee" Trailer Reveals G1 Transformer Designs

As surprising as it may seem, the upcoming Bumblebee is still gaining positive traction based on the marketing done so far that many are considering watching the film despite the sour taste left by the previous entries in the franchise.

Paramount has released a new trailer which also shows scenes depicting the war on Cybertron. What made these more interesting is that they feature Transformers looking much, much closer to their original G1 designs. These include Optimus Prime, Soundwave, Shockwave, as well as some Seekers and their ‘conehead’ variants.

This makes the movie more interesting and makes many think of how it fits to the current continuity. Given that the last movies treated continuity like soup, accepting this to the canon would be much easier.

Bumblebee will be on theaters this December.

BLOG: Soul of Chogokin GX-83 Daimos (Full Action)

Soul of Chogokin GX-83 Daimos (Full Action) Further next on the Soul of Chogokin F.A. or Full Action subline is the final entry in the Romance Robot TrilogyGX-83 Daimos (Full Action). All figures will be standing at 180 mm and ditches any transformation feature for ‘revolutionary articulation’ as they call it. These figures also have slightly stylized aesthetics, akin to Super Robot Chogokin releases.

Here’s a little tidbit, Daimos isn’t exactly the most popular of super robots back in the day. So much so that after its original Soul of Chogokin GX-43 release back in 2008, it didn’t get any recolor or reissue. So for those who weren’t able to get the first release, here’s a good alternative.

  • Soul of Chogokin GX-83
    Daimos (Full Action)

    Release Information: Jan. 2019 · ¥14,000
    Details via Tamashii Web

BLOG: Soul of Chogokin GX-82 Daitarn 3 (Full Action)

Soul of Chogokin GX-82 Daitarn 3 (Full Action) Next on the Soul of Chogokin F.A. or Full Action subline is GX-82 Daitarn 3 (Full Action). All figures will be standing at 180 mm and ditches any transformation feature for ‘revolutionary articulation’ as they call it. These figures also have slightly stylized aesthetics, akin to Super Robot Chogokin releases.

Daitarn 3 comes with the following accessories — Daitarn Javelin, Daitarn Zanber, Daitarn Fan (open/closed), replacement manipulators and face plates, as well as a display base.

  • Soul of Chogokin GX-83
    Daitarn 3 (Full Action)

    Release Information: Dec. 2018 · ¥14,000
    Details via Tamashii Web

Will have to check reviews on Voltes V (Full Action) before fully diving into this Super Robot Chogokin replacement line.

BLOG: HGUC Narrative Gundam A-Packs – CG Renders

HGUC Narrative Gundam [Equipment A] - CG Renders Bandai Spirits will be opening pre-orders for the titular mobile suit of Gundam NT, that being the HGUC Narrative Gundam [Equipment A]. As previously teased, this set comes with the Dendrobuim-esque mobille armor unit.

The Narrative Gundam will feature ‘butterfly’ shoulder joints and waist assembly that can shift down for more leg mobility. On the other hand, the Equipment A unit would be supported by an included display base for both the main body and the two long cannons.

Better prototypes of the kit will be on display at the “Char’s Counterattack World” section of The Gundam Base Tokyo starting September 20.