Plastic Crack

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]


BLOG: Plastic Crack – Bandai 1/60 AV-98 Ingram

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.

Tamashii Nations just announced that they are finally expanding the ROBOT Damashii line to include the Labors from Patlabor. While really appreciated, it made this collector think of what to do with the purchased 1/60 kits Bandai reissued thanks to The Next Generation —PATLABOR—. Whether or not to ditch them and just get the ROBOT Damashii versions.

Someone fortunately did a recent build of the 1/60 Ingram kit and in the process, inspired this collector to go with the kits instead of getting the upcoming figures.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – HG Strike Freedom Gundam + HG Destiny Gundam

Plastic Crack - HG Strike Freedom Gundam + HG Destiny 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.

Here’s a confession, most of the #2000 CATALOGUE entries are due for overhauls. These older builds were made with inferior standards as far as this collector is concerned. Not to say that the current standards are up there, nor the skills to produce them are present, it’s more of these could’ve been better. Prime example being the HG Strike Freedom Gundam (#2004). Liberties were made to the color accuracy of that build for ease of painting. While it looked okay, it could’ve been better. Seeing these painted builds also doesn’t help that notion. So yeah, guess what the next build is (are?).


BLOG: Plastic Crack – Gunpla Customize Course "GN Gundam Mk-II"

Plastic Crack - GN Gundam Mk-II 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.

Not many might know this, but the Gundam Build Fighters page of Bandai Hobby site has a ‘Gunpla Customize Course’ section where Bandai showcases custom builds that anyone can do via combining various High Grade kits coupled with some painting. Now some of these are hit-or-miss but this one definitely looks interesting. This is the GN Gundam Mk-II which is made with the HGUC Gundam Mk-II ‘Revive’ and the HGBC Dark Matter Booster. Requiring only minor modifications and a coat of blue paint, the build already looks great. Might be tempted to get a Dark Matter Booster because of this.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – Fallout Legacy Collection T-45 Power Armor

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.

Posted a week or so ago about threezero’s T-45 Power Armor and wishing for a smaller, CATALOGUE-friendly version of the figure. Well, apparently this collector wasn’t paying attention as 2015 closed when this figure dropped. It’s definitely leagues inferior to its larger counterpart but is just as perfect for the collection nonetheless.

Will Funko go the same route as threezero and do the other Power Armor models? Probably not but hey, this is a good start.


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