|In a recent article from Akiba Souken; Hiroaki Tanaka, who started the Super Minipla line over at Bandai Candy Toy Division, is now with Good Smile Company working on the MODEROID kits. This is the reason why these have the same passion project feel as Super Minipla.
And so, the next projects in the line are Mazinkaiser Haoh and God Mars. Both kits look amazing, with the former an enough reason already to warrant a purchase of their Mazinkaiser model kit. And the latter is a fully transformable God Mars as a model kit. They will reveal more of God Mars during Wonder Festival Winter 2018 this coming Feb. 18.
The direction this line is going is really interesting and it is great that they are actually letting the hobbyists in with the development blog.
|Wasn’t really planning to get Good Smile Company’s MODEROID Mazinkaiser when it was announced even though it had the same design as the RIOBOT version simply because the Super Robot Chogokin has this collector covered.
But then they decided to release this a visual in the MODEROID special page showing two other Mazinkaiser-esque figures. Good Smile Company’s Mecha Mono Blog described them as the same as Mazinkaiser but with are more powerful, and subsequently dubbed them as "Devil Emperors".
As expected, they are making MODEROID model kits of these variants and the one they teased looks awesome! So much so that this collector is reconsidering getting the first MODEROID Mazinkaiser just to justify getting the other two if the aforementioned illustration is concerned.
|Between Max Factory and Good Smile Company, two companies often associated with each other, the former was the first to release plastic model kits with the Combat Armors Max and PLAMAX lines to cover franchises not limited to mecha. It took them a while but it looks like Good Smile Company is set to produce their own through the new MODEROID line with the inaugural release being Mazinkaiser.
If this design looks familiar, it’s because this is the same design from T-REX used by Sen-Ti-Nel for their RIOBOT Mazinkaiser. This kit is smaller though at 14.5 cm, will utilize PS and ABS plastic, as well as some pre-painted parts and marking seals. Kinda makes this collector curious on what direction this line would go.
|This is Today’s Robits – posts that showcase CATALOGUE-related acquisitions for the entire duration of the covered period. In other words, it’s all about this
So here’s batch two of the loot trifecta. The robit purchases made here were during the time this collector went to Japan primarily for catching the Cherry Blossom festivities, hence the hashtag in the title.
Now while kits and paint are readily accessible locally, tools and supplies are a different story. That’s why it’s always a great thing to stock up on supplies when going to Japan. Seen here are (2) large paint units, (3) packs of brass rods with varying diameters, a pack of pointed tip cotton swabs, several decal sheets, and clear lens replacement parts/seals. Also got a new Tamiya side cutter.
|In celebration of its 45th anniversary in 2017, Toei Animation announced that a Mazinger Z movie adaptation is in the works. No specifics were given if the movie will be animated or a live action adaptation but come AnimeJapan 2017 on March 26, Toei is expected to reveal more details regarding the production. They’ve also launched a new website for the film though it doesn’t really contain anything substantial at this point.
Mazinger Z tells the story of Kouji Kabuto as he defends the earth from the threats of Dr. Hell using the super robot of the same name. The original series helped kickstart what is now one of the enduring genres in Japanese animation — Mecha.