|Here’s a bit of late news from HasCon 2017 but whatever. Being an Iron Man junkie, this collector always looks forward to any Iron Man releases in the Marvel Legends line despite every other collector being sick of them. And that goes the same for Iron Man Model 51 which is part of the Black Panther assortment coming in 2018.
Also known as the ‘Model-Prime Armor’ or the ‘Shape Changing Armor’, its outer layer is comprised of hexagonal scales that can be configured into different tools depending on the necessity.
As for the figure itself, it comes with the usual plethora of accessories expected from an Iron Man figure, including replacement manipulators and repulsor effect parts. This one also includes an unmasked Tony Stark head.
|One of the ongoing rumors for the past couple of weeks is the announcement of the next Perfect Grade kit due December 2017. These rumors mainly point to a PG Gundam Exia which would be quite logical considering it perfectly ties to the Gundam 00 10th Anniversary stuff this year.
That said, the supposedly leaked images looked really fake and many were already downplaying this rumor until Bandai Hobby finally made it official via this teaser image.
Nothing has been revealed although the teaser tells that details should be available during the All Japan Model and Hobby Show from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2017.
|It’s been known for quite a while that a new Mazinger Z animated feature is in the works, under the same working title. Now, they’ve released a new trailer and updated the actual title to Mazinger Z / Infinity.
Not really sure of what the plot would be but it’s safe to assume that it’s more or less the same as the original series — i.e. Kouji Kabuto piloting Mazinger Z to battle against the diabolical forces of Dr. Hell. What’s different is the animation because it looks amazing.
Mazinger Z / Infinity is slated to premiere in Japanese theaters on January 13, 2018.
|Bandai Candy has been very ambitious with their Super Minipla releases and everyone really appreciates what they’re doing. So here’s another amazing kit to add to their already great line up.
Following their GaoGaiGar release is none other than Super Minipla King J-Der. Standing at 28 cm tall (almost the size of a Perfect Grade Gunpla), King J-Der can transform into J-Arc with J-Bird splitting off to transform into J-Der. J-Der itself is as tall as GaoGaiGar and is also articulated.
King J-Der comes with multiple accessories and can replicate the J-Quath attack, as well as replacement manipulators. The set also includes Plasma Wings and Plasma Sword effect parts for J-Der.