With Bandai Candy moving forward with the rebranded SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] line, Hobby Japan got an advance copy of the last Super Minipla release, Trider G7 and got to play with it. They also released a video that pretty much contains everything you need to know in case you're still undecided on getting one. … Continue reading Sneak Preview: Super Minipla Trider G7
Two kits were announced as part of the Super Minipla to SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] rebranding. One is Gao King (or Wildforce Megazord) which I think many are familiar with. The second kit revealed is more obscure, coming from the sixth Time Bokan series, Gyakuten! Ippatsuman. I won't pretend to know anything about this series … Continue reading Setting New Standards: SMP Gyakuten-Oh
When Bandai Spirits took the collector and hobby divisions away from the bigger Bandai, the candy toy division, or Bandai Shokugan, stepped up and produced great hobby-oriented lines. This started in 2016 with the Super Minipla kits and has continued with the more recent SHODO kits for humanoid characters. Five years has passed and they've … Continue reading Super Minipla is now SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project]
From left to right: Trider G7, Daitarn 3, Zambot 3... I think? I've probably told this story in a previous post but I'm gonna tell it again just because. A couple of years ago, I went to a robot-themed local Japanese restaurant with heads of various super robots plastered all over the walls. And while … Continue reading Looks Unchallengeable: Super Minipla Trider G7
The second of two Super Minipla sets revealed recently is from Gear Fighter Dendoh, an early 2000s series directed by Mitsuo Fukuda who eventually went on to do Gundam SEED/Destiny. My opinions of the latter aside, may say that Dendoh is actually a good series. So much so that I really wanted to get the … Continue reading Do I Still Prefer the Super Robot Chogokin? Super Minipla "Gear Fighter Dendoh"