One Shots / “The Robot Romance Trilogy”

Combattler V, Voltes V, and Daimos are collectively known as the "Robot Romance Trilogy" for pioneering more emotional and complex storylines when compared to the, at that time, prevalent monster-of-the-week formula of other super robot shows. Ironically, Daimos was the only series that actually had a romantic element embedded into its plot.

Expensive is an Understatement: Hito Kara Kuri Arkham Knight (Batman: Arkham Knight)

I was under a rock when this was first revealed back in mid-2020, but it is freaking 2020 so everyone has a pass for not knowing what's being announced. Anyway, so back then, Flame Toys revealed their Hito Kara Kuri (what's with the tongue twister product lines) Arkham Knight from the game of the same … Continue reading Expensive is an Understatement: Hito Kara Kuri Arkham Knight (Batman: Arkham Knight)

They’re Back! Mini Action GOD SIGMA

Action Toys made a hit in 2020 with the Mini Action series of fully transformable and combining figures at the desktop or portable scale. I've already laid out my thoughts, and approval of this line in a previous post so I was really looking forward to the next release. When they announced a Mini Deformed … Continue reading They’re Back! Mini Action GOD SIGMA

One Shots / “Adieu 2020!”

Seeing two people donning robotic iron armor suits and beating each other with a steel chair makes absolutely no sense. But if one of them is named Iron Man "2020", I think we can all agree that we would definitely want to get ourselves a steel chair and beat the hell out of that guy.

Double (or Triple) Detail Up? The Robot Spirits Dunbine ✕ Billbine (and Sirbine)

Like an unwritten annual tradition, I usually spend the last remaining days of the year detailing figures instead of building model kits. And when I say detail up, I mostly pertain to inking panel lines, applying decals (if needed) and sealing with a layer of flat top coat. I did the same with my Revoltech … Continue reading Double (or Triple) Detail Up? The Robot Spirits Dunbine ✕ Billbine (and Sirbine)