Maybe I’ll Finally Get This One? Hiya Toys’ Exquisite Super Robocop

I've always wanted to add a RoboCop figure in my 6-inch or 1/12 scale collection. I also had multiple chances to get one. There was a Figma version that kind of looked like RoboCop had an anime filter on it. Then there were several MAFEX figures for its various appearance in the film franchise, and … Continue reading Maybe I’ll Finally Get This One? Hiya Toys’ Exquisite Super Robocop

Curiosity Piece: 1/12 Heavy Armor Tiwaz Commander & Mass Production Types

My last curiosity piece was the 1/12 scale MU-2 Type Heavy powered armor from Spirit Cage: Incarnation which you can read here. I ultimately got the last remaining copy over at HobbyLink Japan and as if in perfect timing, another 1/12 power armor showed up in their pre-order listings. This time though, it's an action … Continue reading Curiosity Piece: 1/12 Heavy Armor Tiwaz Commander & Mass Production Types

Curiosity Piece: “Spirit Cage: Incarnation” 1/12 MU-2 Type Heavy “Dawn”

For the longest time, Japanese kits dominate the mecha scale modeling hobby with juggernauts like Bandai Spirits and Kotobukiya. But recently, Chinese manufacturers have penetrated this market with original properties that comes really close to the kits we're used to. There are offerings from both Eastern Model and MS General that try to bite from … Continue reading Curiosity Piece: “Spirit Cage: Incarnation” 1/12 MU-2 Type Heavy “Dawn”

Yep, Still Not Gunpla Level. Build Complete: Figure-rise Standard Ultraman Suit Zoffy/Ver. Z

As I mentioned in yesterday's work-in-progress post, I was targeting to finish this kit by the weekend, which I fortunately did. I definitely have some thoughts as this is my first Figure-rise Standard kit, and how it's different from modern Gunpla, or even their Amplified sub-brand. The build process is comparable to a modern High … Continue reading Yep, Still Not Gunpla Level. Build Complete: Figure-rise Standard Ultraman Suit Zoffy/Ver. Z

Arms and Legs Please? Work-in-Progress #2: Figure-rise Standard Ultraman Suit Zoffy/Ver. Z

Season 2 of ULTRAMAN is set to drop later this week as of this post, so I really wanted to finish this kit right around the same time or prior. And I think I'm almost there, with this pic being my progress as of last Friday. I was able to complete most of the kit … Continue reading Arms and Legs Please? Work-in-Progress #2: Figure-rise Standard Ultraman Suit Zoffy/Ver. Z