Posts tagged “Model Kits

BLOG: Super Minipla Live Robo & Live Boxer

Super Minipla Live Robo & Live Boxer Collecting Super Sentai robots is one rabbit hole this collector is glad to avoid. That said, things might be different when it comes to Super Minipla. After releasing the Megazord, Dragonzord and Titanus, Bandai Candy will to continue the Super Sentai train with Live Robo and Live Boxer from Liveman. They can also combine to form the Super Live Robo while maintaining the articulation of the individual robots.

Thinking of getting both but won’t give the same effort when building Gunpla, will just use the marking seals and apply some flat top coat.

  • Super Minipla Live Robo
    Release Information: Mar. 2017 · ¥4,200
  • Super Minipla Live Boxer
    Release Information: Mar. 2017 · ¥4,500

Images via Premium Bandai


BLOG: "Next Phase Gunpla" – HG Gundam FSD

"Next Phase Gunpla" - HG Gundam FSD As long as the name of the previous reveal is, this kit on display at The Gundam Base Tokyo’s "Next Phase Gunpla" section is a little too simplistic. Appearing in the side story Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN MSD – Cucuruz Doan’s Island is the Gundam FSD, short for Full-Scale Development.

Based from the Gundam Local Type, this is yet another prototype planned for mass producing the RX-78 Gundam and is on a different design lineage from the GM. It comes with a long-range beam rifle and a beam gatling gun mounted on its right arm.

The kit on display is still in the planning stages and no release information has been announced.

BLOG: "Next Phase Gunpla" – HGBF Build Strike Galaxy Cosmos

"Next Phase Gunpla" - HGBF Build Strike Gundam Galaxy Cosmos The Gundam Base Tokyo has opened a new section called “Next Phase Gunpla” which aims to provide the earliest, like more than two months early, look into future releases as well as other kits that are currently in consideration.

One of the teases is apparently the next evolution of the Build Strike Gundam. Following the Build Strike Gundam Cosmos is the even longer named Build Strike Galaxy Cosmos. So much so that they seemed to have dropped the “Gundam” part of the name. What’s retained is the same core design but has more red clear parts, as well as Freedom Gundam-esque rear wing binders. It is slated to debut in the fifth installment of Gundam Build Fighters BATTLOGUE.

  • HGBF Build Strike Galaxy Cosmos
    Release Information: Feb. 2018 · ¥1,800
    Article via The Gundam Base Tokyo

BLOG: Bandai Hobby – Star Wars Vehicle Model 012 AT-M6

Bandai Hobby - Star Wars Vehicle Model 012 AT-M6 Earlier this year, Bandai Hobby released the highly anticipated 1/144 AT-AT kit from The Empire Strikes Back. Since then, two variants of the 4-legged walker have already appeared. There’s the All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport (AT-ACT) from Rogue One and the new All Terrain MegaCaliber Six (AT-M6) from The Last Jedi.

Being part of the Vehicle Model (think Mecha Collection) line, these are palm-sized models that are still detailed to the brim. That said, it would be much better if they also produced a similar 1/144 scale kit of this guy as it’s supposed to be bigger than the AT-AT. Oh, and of the AT-ACT too.

  • Vehicle Model 012 AT-M6
    Release Information: Jan. 2018 · ¥600
    Images via Bandai Hobby Site

BLOG: "Gothicmade" 1/100 GTM HOLDA17 Die KAISERIN

"Gothicmade" 1/100 GTM HOLDA17 Die KAISERIN Last weekend, a special screening for Mamoru Nagano’s GOTHICMADE —Hana no Utame— and while there’s nothing new about the film itself, what’s new was the 1/100 full model the GTM Kaiserin on display.

To those unfamiliar, Gothicmade was created by Mamoru Nagano of Five Star Stories fame. It was first announced back in 2006 and took six years to produce until it got a limited release in 2012 thanks to Nagano handling most of the work.

Anyway, and as mentioned, on display was a 1/100 scale GTM Kaiserin, standing at 42 cm tall and produced by the great people at Volks. Those familiar with the mechanical designs from Five Star Stories should have an idea how the "Gothicmades" would look.

Not really sure if this guy will be up on sale but from the looks of it, this is one challenging model to build.