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FEATURE: Veronica × Igor

FEATURE: Veronica × Igor

MECHA CATALOGUE | Collection Features
  • CHOGOKIN × S.H.FIGUARTS | IRON MAN MARK 44 "HULKBUSTER"
  • OMNI CLASS | IRON MAN MARK 38 "IGOR"
  • S.H.FIGUARTS | TONY STARK

FEATURE: Prime Potential

FEATURE: Prime Potential

MECHA CATALOGUE | Collection Features
  • CROSS DIMENSION | STRIKER MANUS (OPTIMUS PRIME)
  • REFORMATTED | SERAPHICUS PROMINON (NOVA PRIME)
  • K.B.B.DEFORMATION | KBBMPP10-V (TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE OPTIMUS PRIME)

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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FEATURE: 15th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention

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Last year’s ToyCon 2015 closed on an optimistic note. With the promise of moving to a better location, everybody was geared up of what the organizers are planning the following year. AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015 then happened months after, presenting the local pop culture community of an experience akin to the major conventions elsewhere. While the latter show was very much at its infancy and needed improvement, it certainly posed as a challenge to the ToyCon organizers for being the premiere pop culture convention in the country. In response to this and to celebrate the 15 years of fan entertainment in the country, the organizers together with POP! Life Entertainment of Salt Lake Comic Con present the 15th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, or for a more catchy name, the ToyCon 2016 + POP Life FanXperience.

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FEATURE: Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS (Season 1)

FEATURE: Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS (Season 1) Mobile Suit Gundam
IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS

(Season 1)

Original Creators
Yoshiyuki Tomino · Hajime Yatate

Director/Writer
Tatsuyuki Nagai

Series Composition
Mari Okada

Mechanical Designs
Ippei Gyōbu · Kanetake Ebikawa · Kenji Teraoka
Naohiro Washio · Tamotsu Shinohara

Production
Sunrise Inc.
Sotsu Agency
Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS)

The Gundam franchise has already endured more than 35 years of longevity but that doesn’t stop it from churning out more stories (and model kits) that are, in one way or another, a derivative of the original Mobile Suit Gundam. However, the audience can only take so much variations of the ‘Earth vs. Colonies’ setting and they’ll eventually get tired of it. Add to that the fast-changing trends in Japanese animation that production studios must catch up to remain relevant. This led to the recent Gundam series going out of the established mold and told a broader scope of stories while maintaining the key elements that constitute a Gundam series. Written by Mari Okada directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai the same tandem who worked previously on titles such as Anohana and Toradora!, Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS promised to tell a fresh and different story with elements found in most modern animated series.

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