S.H.Figuarts ULTRAMAN “-the Animation-“

Back in 2015, Tamashii Nations (when they still have like redundant product lines) released some figures from the ULTRAMAN manga under the ULTRA-ACT ✕ S.H.Figuarts collaboration banner. Fast forward to 2019, and with the ULTRA-ACT line phased out, Tamashii Nations has started solicitations for a new set of ULTRAMAN figures under the now-consolidated S.H.Figuarts line. … Continue reading S.H.Figuarts ULTRAMAN “-the Animation-“

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#2001 / One:12 Collective // “Invincible” Iron Man Model 4

It's been years since I did a photo shoot, or a CATALOGUE Entry as I'd like to call it, for one of my figures. I'm also hoping to do this on a more frequent basis, which is part of my "Refresh and Renewal" initiative for the blog in 2019. Today's CATALOGUE Entry will be featuring … Continue reading #2001 / One:12 Collective // “Invincible” Iron Man Model 4

Bandai Spirits January 2019 New Kit Reveals

Bandai Spirits Hobby Division, via their Twitter account @hobbysite, revealed a couple of kits slated for April/May 2019 release. And as always, here are my unsolicited thoughts on these announcements. The last kit announced in the HG 1/60 Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory line is the Arbalest recolor which includes the XL-2 Emergency Deployment Booster. … Continue reading Bandai Spirits January 2019 New Kit Reveals

Figuarts or Figure-rise? Figure-rise Standard 1/12 ULTRAMAN SUIT v.7.5

This amazing illustration from the original manga creator, Eiichi Shimizu, is a good representation on where I would be hinging on as far as figures from the ULTRAMAN manga and upcoming anime are concerned. You see, Tamashii Nations did release theirs a while back under the ULTRA-ACT ✕ S.H.Figuarts collaboration and included ULTRAMAN SUIT, ULTRAMAN … Continue reading Figuarts or Figure-rise? Figure-rise Standard 1/12 ULTRAMAN SUIT v.7.5

My Twelfth-Scale MCU Iron Man Wish List

Iron Man is likely the most profitable character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- with his power to introduce new Iron Man collectors with every new movie he appears. Hot Toys already has the sixth-scale collectors covered with their die cast MMS. The same can't be said for twelfth-scale collectors like me, with a couple … Continue reading My Twelfth-Scale MCU Iron Man Wish List