Get Ready to be Excited (or Disappointed): All Japan Hobby & Model Show 2022 + Hobby Next Phase 2022 Autumn (Updated)

Before anything else, let's get this thing out of the way. Thanks to the sleuths scouring for new Japanese trademark filings, we already have wind of an upcoming Master Grade SD line some months back, we just don't know when Bandai Spirits would make the actual announcement... and now we do. I'm not really a … Continue reading Get Ready to be Excited (or Disappointed): All Japan Hobby & Model Show 2022 + Hobby Next Phase 2022 Autumn (Updated)

My Unsolicited Thoughts: Mini Deformed Going Nendoroid?

If you're one of the couple of folks following my unsolicited thoughts on the various mecha product lines out there, then you'd know how I really like Action Toys' Mini Action line of transforming and combining desk-sized sets (you can read more on that here). These figures are essentially simplified versions of Soul of Chogokin … Continue reading My Unsolicited Thoughts: Mini Deformed Going Nendoroid?

Infinitism is Still a Thing, I Guess? Hobby Next Phase 2022 Summer: HG Mazinger Zero (Infinitism)

In case you haven't caught wind of this, but Bandai Spirits Hobby Division is having their Hobby Next Phase 2022 Summer online reveal extravaganza from June 21-22. Yes, it's a tad bit shorter than the previous one but this allows for more announcements in those two days. Despite more announcements, only one slightly caught my … Continue reading Infinitism is Still a Thing, I Guess? Hobby Next Phase 2022 Summer: HG Mazinger Zero (Infinitism)

Interesting, They’re Not Gokin Figures? Mini Action Series Mazinger Z & Aphrodite A

As I've yet to get myself a copy of the Mini Action God Sigma set, the amazing folks over at Action Toys has announced the next figures in the Mini Action line. And it is something I didn't expect, especially after getting my copy of the Mini Gokin Tetsujin 28 from Shin Tetsujin 28. They … Continue reading Interesting, They’re Not Gokin Figures? Mini Action Series Mazinger Z & Aphrodite A

One Shots / “Unexpected Assistance”

In an alternate reality where neither Great Mazinger nor Tetsuya Tsurugi exists, an unknown yet familiar robot comes to aid the damaged Mazinger Z. The unidentified robot, albeit the janky design, introduces itself as Taekwon V, built secretly from the neighboring country of Korea and uses technology compatible with Mazinger Z. TRU Metal / Taekwon … Continue reading One Shots / “Unexpected Assistance”