Taking Bandai Hobby Head-on: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] 100 Next Evolution

As preluded in a previous post, the SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] line is reaching its 100th release milestone and along with it are several announcements that would take the brand beyond your conventional candy toy offerings and could be right up the same alley as Bandai Spirits' Hobby Division model kits. But before going further, … Continue reading Taking Bandai Hobby Head-on: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] 100 Next Evolution

Road to SMP No. 100: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Genesis of Aquarion

In 2016, Bandai Candy's Super Minipla line took the simple Minipla kit concept and placed it on a level on par with Bandai Spirits' hobby products. And with its rebranding to SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] in 2021, the line took even more heights with its engineering and concepts, like the SMP Alternative Destiny sub brand. … Continue reading Road to SMP No. 100: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Genesis of Aquarion

I’m Also Down With THis Kit, I Think? SMP Alternative Destiny Dragon Jet & Super Giant Combination Set

As mentioned in my earlier post the SMP Alternative Destiny Brave Exkaiser set was announced together with Premium Bandai-exclusive complementary set that should allow you to build its final form, Great Exkaiser. Before I forget to mention, these versions of both King Exkaiser and Great Exkaiser were previously garage kits by Toshihisa Miyauchi who's now … Continue reading I’m Also Down With THis Kit, I Think? SMP Alternative Destiny Dragon Jet & Super Giant Combination Set

I’m Totally Down With This Kit! SMP Alternative Destiny King Exkaiser

I have repeatedly mentioned on this blog my choice to go with Kotobukiya's The Brave Fighter kits over Bandai's Super Minipla and SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] offerings. The main selling point of Bandai's kits is having great articulation while still including the nuances of the all the transformation and combination. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan … Continue reading I’m Totally Down With This Kit! SMP Alternative Destiny King Exkaiser

The Trilogy is Complete! SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Daitarn 3

To those wondering what "trilogy" I'm talking about, then let me again show you this image: I say trilogy in quotes because they're not really related story-wise, and their closest connection being both Zambot 3 and Daitarn 3 were directed by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. That said, they do kind of look like the same … Continue reading The Trilogy is Complete! SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Daitarn 3