Sneak Preview: Super Minipla Trider G7

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

Setting New Standards: SMP Gyakuten-Oh

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

Super Minipla is now SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project]

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]

Looks Unchallengeable: Super Minipla Trider G7

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

I Definitely Want One! "Ultraman Z" Special Unit No.1 Sevenger

While I generally tend to stay away from collecting robots from Japanese 'tokusatsu' shows, I do have a couple of collector figures from the various Godzilla films because they do look awesome. On a somewhat related note, I've been watching Ultraman Z as it's available on YouTube with English subtitles and I'm finding myself liking … Continue reading I Definitely Want One! "Ultraman Z" Special Unit No.1 Sevenger