Taking Bandai Hobby Head-on: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] 100 Next Evolution

As preluded in a previous post, the SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] line is reaching its 100th release milestone and along with it are several announcements that would take the brand beyond your conventional candy toy offerings and could be right up the same alley as Bandai Spirits' Hobby Division model kits. But before going further, … Continue reading Taking Bandai Hobby Head-on: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] 100 Next Evolution

Road to SMP No. 100: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Genesis of Aquarion

In 2016, Bandai Candy's Super Minipla line took the simple Minipla kit concept and placed it on a level on par with Bandai Spirits' hobby products. And with its rebranding to SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] in 2021, the line took even more heights with its engineering and concepts, like the SMP Alternative Destiny sub brand. … Continue reading Road to SMP No. 100: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Genesis of Aquarion

Yep, I’ll Go With The Kits: MODEROID “Brain Powerd” Hime Brain & Yu Brain

As announced during last week's Shizuoka Hobby Show, Good Smile Company is going to release MODEROID kits for a good amount of mecha from Brain Powerd, way more than what I think Tamashii Nations is willing to do with their Robot Spirits figures. And as expected, the opening kits would be the two protagonist units, … Continue reading Yep, I’ll Go With The Kits: MODEROID “Brain Powerd” Hime Brain & Yu Brain

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2022: Kotobukiya Busou SHinki Arnval

Kotobukiya is currently at the fore front of "mecha musume" or "bishoujo plamo" with their Frame Arms Girl and Megami Device lines. With more manufacturers following suit, Kotobukiya is going back to the property that started it all and bring it to modern standards. If you recognize this design, then it's definitely nostalgic. To those … Continue reading Shizuoka Hobby Show 2022: Kotobukiya Busou SHinki Arnval

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2022: New Kotobukiya “The Brave Fighter” Kits

Next in my selective coverage of the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2022 reveals would be those from Kotobukiya. I've been following them closer today than in previous years mainly due to the kits from The Brave Fighter line. I've been getting them for the most part though I haven't purchased the recent ones, including the recently … Continue reading Shizuoka Hobby Show 2022: New Kotobukiya “The Brave Fighter” Kits