Box Art Extravaganza and Straight Build Preview: HG Amplified IMGN Ryujinmaru

So, we are getting a new model kit line with the HG Amplified IMGN Ryujinmaru, which is slated to be available starting this Saturday. To recall, the HG Amplified IMGN line takes the same concept of the Figure-rise Standard Amplified line of putting a different spin to existing designs, only this time applied to mecha … Continue reading Box Art Extravaganza and Straight Build Preview: HG Amplified IMGN Ryujinmaru

Another Day 1 Pre-order! Hobby Next Phase 2022 Spring: HG Amplified IMGN Ryujinmaru

Continuing my selective coverage for the opening day of Hobby Next Phase 2022 Spring, we have yet another interesting model kit. This is obviously a spin-off of the concept behind the Figure-rise Standard Amplified line, which is: A series which amplifies the features of characters while paying respect to their original designs, and which also … Continue reading Another Day 1 Pre-order! Hobby Next Phase 2022 Spring: HG Amplified IMGN Ryujinmaru

Box Art Extravaganza: December 2021 Exclusive Kit Announcements

I may not have featured box arts for kits released this month, but I do have some for limited releases and online exclusives. And while two of these kits are Premium Bandai kits, they all do have full color packaging, which is something you see more often nowadays. I just did a post about this … Continue reading Box Art Extravaganza: December 2021 Exclusive Kit Announcements

Bandai Hobby Next Phase 2021 Autumn: HG Chou Mashin Ryujinmaru

Bandai Spirits has completed their Hobby Next Phase 2021 Autumn event to varying degree of excitement with the announcements. That said, there's one that has me curious, and yet also added some more confusion. After being sort of exclusive to Tamashii Nations, the hobby division finally has a kit from the Mashin Hero Wataru franchise … Continue reading Bandai Hobby Next Phase 2021 Autumn: HG Chou Mashin Ryujinmaru

Let’s Talk About “Mashin Hero Wataru” and NXEdge Style

Some time this year, I wanted to write a blog post to help me decide which line to get for collecting the Mashins from Mashin Hero Wataru and its sequels. Tamashii Nations initially released them as part of The Robot Spirits ⟨Side Mashin⟩ line but eventually went over the NXEdge Style line, the latter specific … Continue reading Let’s Talk About “Mashin Hero Wataru” and NXEdge Style