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BLOG: Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive – HG Gundam Water/Marine Type

HG Gundam Water/Marine Type Still unsure of the English name of this mobile suit and as such, will be referred to as the "Water/Marine Type" until the official English translation is confirmed.

Here’s an obscure variant of the RX-78-2 Gundam that has found its way to Gunpla form. This is the Gundam Water/Marine Type, originally from Kunio Okawara’s MS Collection or M-MSV (Missing-Mobile Suit Variation), and now part of Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN MSD (Mobile Suit Discovery). This kit is a retool of the HG Gundam Local Type with new parts. It also has a well spread placement of colors which begs the question of which will be actual plastic and which are marking seals. Regardless, variants like this are always welcome in the CATALOGUE, making this kit a guaranteed purchase.

  • HG Gundam Water/Marine Type
    Release Information: Oct. 2016 · ¥2,000
    Reservation via Premium Bandai

BLOG: Wonder Festival Summer 2016 – Ultra-Act x S.H.Figuarts ACE SUIT

Wonder Festival Summer 2016 - Ultra-Act x S.H.Figuarts ACE SUIT Tamashii Nations doesn’t really reveal that much during these Wonder Festival events, although like with ULTRAMAN SUIT Ver.7.2, they used this event to display the next in these ULTRAMAN manga armors.

This is the Ultra-Act x S.H.Figuarts ACE SUIT and as the name implies, this is based off Ultraman Ace. The display doesn’t reveal much and just has the figure in this particular stance. Here’s a video showing the figure in various angles.

No release information has been mentioned though the included name card suggests the figure to be available some time in 2017.


BLOG: Wonder Festival Summer 2016 – Vulcanlog Dino Getter 1

Wonder Festival Summer 2016 - Vulcanlog Dino Getter 1 Despite quality control issues and whatnot, Kaiyodo’s Revoltech line did a great job in releasing the different Getter Robo iterations and versions. Still in the process of completing them but it’s good to know that despite the line being officially done, Union Creative is continuing the trend with their Vulcanlog figures as they reveal the next release.

Previously released as part of the METAMOR-FORCE line, Dino Getter 1 is now part of the much manageable (and cheaper) Vulcanlog line. Now obviously the figure won’t transform but it will definitely benefit the articulation offered by the Revoltech joints plus the detail provided by Sen-Ti-Nel toy designer Alan Moriguchi.

No release dates have been revealed but this is a definite purchase!


BLOG: Soul of Chogokin GX-71 VOLTRON / GOLION

Soul of Chogokin GX-71 VOLTRON / GOLION Might be a couple of days behind this news but Tamashii Nations has formally announced what would probably be one of their most anticipated releases to date — Voltron.

Featuring the latest joint articulation technology, the release promises a fully articulated Voltron figure, as well as the individual lion components. For weapons and accessories, each lion comes with its mouth blade and cannons while Voltron has the Spinning Laser Blades, Solar Combat Spears, and most importantly, the Blazing Sword. It also comes with a display stand that can hold the weapons and can use either Voltron or GoLion name plates.

  • Soul of Chogokin GX-71 Voltron / GoLion
    Release Information: Dec. 2016 · ¥30,000
    Article via Tamashii Web

BLOG: Plastic Crack – HG/HGCE Force Impulse Gundam

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

Technically this isn’t really part of the CATALOGUE wishlist since it has been purchased from the great people at HobbyLink Japan. Unlike the original HG Force Impulse Gundam where two copies were purchased, the initial plan for this one is to get only one. Was really hemming and hawing for the longest time if the opening shield gimmick via partsforming warrants another purchase. Didn’t really the felt the ‘transformation’ mechanism and eventually decided to get another copy altogether. Now the case is the opposite with the original High Grade. The initial plan was to construct one kit as the combined mobile suit and the other as its separate components. The simple transformation doesn’t really warrant a duplicate kit and so, the other one will be used just to build the shield in either open/closed mode. [via Dalong’s Gunpla Review]


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