Really Appreciate the Engineering: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Granbird & Draias

When it comes to Brave Series kits, I've mentioned multiple times how I really prefer Kotobukiya's approach of sticking to aesthetics: focusing more on the proportion and articulation, and less on any combining features and gimmicks. That said, Bandai Candy is really doing great with their own Brave Series kits, especially when it can pull … Continue reading Really Appreciate the Engineering: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Granbird & Draias

New Kotobukiya “The Brave Fighter” Reveals: Baan Gaan, Da Garn-X, and Dino Geist

As I mentioned in a previous post, Kotobukiya has revealed a new set of upcoming kits for their "The Brave Fighter" line up, and I didn't expect any of them. First up is Baan Gaan from The Saint of Braves Baan Gaan which, to those unfamiliar, was supposed to follow GaoGaiGai as the next Brave … Continue reading New Kotobukiya “The Brave Fighter” Reveals: Baan Gaan, Da Garn-X, and Dino Geist

It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Kotobukiya & Aoshima

Moving on to the next vendors on the show floor, we have upcoming releases from Aoshima and Kotobukiya. Now, I'll be upfront and say that I'm quite underwhelmed with what Kotobukiya has on display, unless they still have some surprises left like Bandai Spirits has. Most of their teases were Megami Device kits so if … Continue reading It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Kotobukiya & Aoshima

Kotobukiya Plastic Model Hobby Show 2020 Online: The Brave Fighter

Just a couple of weeks after Bandai Spirits' Gunpla Expo Tokyo 2020 feat. G-Conference, it was Kotobukiya's turn with the Kotobukiya Plastic Model Hobby Show 2020 Online where they get to feature new and upcoming plastic model kits. I still have quite the number of Kotobukiya kits in my backlog and some of the stuff … Continue reading Kotobukiya Plastic Model Hobby Show 2020 Online: The Brave Fighter

February 2021 is Going to be Expensive! The BRAVE FIGHTER Sky Goldran

February is quickly turning out to be an expensive month for us mecha collectors. Good Smile Company alone has plenty of MODEROID releases on that month, and then Kotobukiya decided to add one more with the fourth kit in The Brave Fighter line. Yes, that's the official name of their Brave Series kits. And that … Continue reading February 2021 is Going to be Expensive! The BRAVE FIGHTER Sky Goldran