Posts tagged “Bandai

BLOG: Super MiniPla Zambo Ace?

Super MiniPla Zambo Ace? The Bandai Shokugan / Candy Toy division is quite busy recently with their upcoming Super MiniPla Galient releases (with this collector unfortunately missing pre-orders) when they decide to show this guy all in its prototype glory.

To the unfamiliar, this is Zambo Ace, the core unit of Zambot 3. While they haven’t shown the latter, it won’t make sense if they didn’t eventually show Zambot 3 itself. Regardless, here’s Zambo Ace and the engineering they’ve put into the kit. It transforms into Zambird via parts-forming and while expected, what’s not is that the set also comes with dedicated parts to build Zambird itself. This allows the display of both Zambo Ace and Zambird simultaneously.

Really looking forward to this guy now and here’s hoping for wider pre-order windows.

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BLOG: Tamashii Nations World Tour "Shanghai" – Soul of Chogokin Gipsy Danger

Tamashii Nations World Tour "Shanghai" – Soul of Chogokin Gipsy Danger Tamashii Nations World Tour commemorates the 10th anniversary of Bandai’s collector division via a worldwide tour of display events across 10 cities. The sixth stop is at the CCG Expo 2017 in Shanghai, China from July 6-10, 2017. [Official Website]

Going back to the original PACIFIC RIM, they now have a fully painted prototype of the highly anticipated Soul of Chogokin Gipsy Danger release and it looks gorgeous! Those curious about its size can use the image that Tamashii Nations tweeted as reference when compared to the ROBOT Damashii Gipsy Avenger.

Likewise, no specifics have been given for this figure but seeing these shots just builds the hype even further.


BLOG: Tamashii Nations World Tour "Shanghai" – ROBOT Damashii Gipsy Avenger

Tamashii Nations World Tour "Shanghai" – ROBOT Damashii Gipsy Avenger Tamashii Nations World Tour commemorates the 10th anniversary of Bandai’s collector division via a worldwide tour of display events across 10 cities. The sixth stop is at the CCG Expo 2017 in Shanghai, China from July 6-10, 2017. [Official Website]

Tamashii Nations has revealed two upcoming figures with their PACIFIC RIM license. Appearing in the sequel PACIFIC RIM Uprising is the new lead Jaeger Gipsy Avenger and it will be part of the ROBOT Damashii line. Was expecting this to be more of a Super Robot Chogokin release but this totally ain’t bad as the ROBOT Damashii line really needed something new outside of the ver. A.N.I.M.E. stuff.

No release information is currently known for this guy but it definitely looks good based on this display prototype.


BLOG: ROBOT Damashii Prototype Gundam ver. A.N.I.M.E.

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Prototype Gundam ver. A.N.I.M.E. Bandai Hobby has been known for milking their Unicorn Gundam molds with endless recolors and versions. Seems like the same can be said with Tamashii Nations and their ROBOT Damashii RX-78-2 Gundam ver. A.N.I.M.E. as they’ve already released four recolors and variants with the upcoming Prototype Gundam being the fifth.

On a related note, many have expressed disappointment with the recent ROBOT Damashii figures being mostly ver. A.N.I.M.E. variants. With related brands like ROBOT Damashii TRI and METAL ROBOT Damashii getting better variety of releases, many are wondering what Tamashii Nations plan is.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    Prototype Gundam ver. A.N.I.M.E.

    Release Information: Nov. 2017 · ¥6,000
    Images via Tamashii Web

BLOG: HI-METAL R VF-2SS Valkyrie II + SAP [Silvie Gena]

HI METAL-R VF-2SS Valkyrie II + SAP Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II —Lovers Again— was the highly anticipated and poorly received intended sequel to the original series. That, and Studio Nue’s non-involvement, has relegated its status as an non-canon and it now exists as an alternate universe story.

Regardless, it featured great mechanical designs that figures are being made to this day based on those, including this one. Next in the HI METAL-R line is the VF-2SS Valkyrie II + SAP [Silvie Gena], the primary Valkyrie from the OVA. There hasn’t really been a Valkyrie II figure in this scale so this release is much appreciated. And like most HI METAL-R Valkyries, it can transform from Fighter to Gerwalk to Battroid. Here’s hoping to actually snag one before retailers sell out.

  • HI METAL-R VF-2SS Valkyrie II + SAP
    Release Information: Nov. 2017 · ¥14,000
    Images via Tamashii Web