|Finally completing the MODEROID Mazinkaiser trifecta is Mazinkaiser Liger, a dominantly red and white version of the classic design. And if the aesthetic looks familiar, it is based upon another Go Nagai property — Beast God Liger.
The kit has two display options involving the head unit. First is the "Demon Mode" where it sports the Jushin Liger-esque mask and primarily uses the Liger Sword as weapon. Then there’s the "Beast God Mode" where it purges the mask to reveal a more primal fighting style with its fists.
They also encourage customization by combining parts from the previous Mazinkaiser kits to build a custom Mazinkaiser unit.
|In a rather not-so-surprising but yet questionable move from Bandai Hobby, they’re soliciting yet another version of the ‘revive’ HGUC Zeta Gundam. It supposedly had some armor upgrades during the First Neo Zeon War (i.e. U.C.0088) and making it closer to the mass produced Zeta Plus design.
And yeah, comparing the two kits as seen here doesn’t really highlight those changes. So check out the the link after the break to get a better idea of which parts are different from the earlier release. The Zeta completionists would be very delighted to get this kit.
|Long names aside, here’s the box art for the Gundam Narrative version of the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex. A quick fun fact about this mobile suit is that while there have been numerous versions of the kit in 1/144 scale, none of those were regular releases. They were either event exclusives or limited to Gundam Base Tokyo back when it was still open.
Previously mentioned differences aside, this version of the Phenex would come in that dull gold that Bandai uses when they don’t plate their kits. While it looks gaudy, it also presents a great opportunity for painting with better gold colors.
|Square Enix is yet again expanding their figure offerings with the introduction of the Wonder Arts line. Not really sure where they took the name from but it would appear that this is going to be Square Enix’s mecha-focused line, akin to Tamashii Nations’ THE ROBOT SPIRITS and MegaHouse’s Variable Action lines.
The initial offerings will be the Zenith coming from the FRONT MISSION 1st games. It will come in both City Camouflage and Desert colors, both featuring interchangeable parts compatible with subsequent figures in the line. Articulation is still up in the air especially for bulky designs like these, but it should be similar to the Bring Arts or Play Arts Kai lines.
|Still on the Kakuranger train, Bandai Candy has also announced Muteki Shogun, or Shogun Megazord as it’s known in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers — to be part of the Super Minipla line.
Muteki Shogun will come with all the five Great Beast Generals that can transform and combine while still retaining articulation in the combined form. Each have individual weapons that can also combine and be used by Muteki Shogun. Lastly, Tsubasamaru from the Kakure Daishogun set can combine to form Super Muteki Shogun or the Shogun Megafalconzord.
Super Minipla Muteki Shogun will be sold on regular retail.