Box Art Extravaganza: April 2021

Welcome to my another attempt to feature upcoming model kit packaging that's not from Bandai Spirits. And to my defense, I did manage to get one though it is easier to get these box arts from Bandai Spirits so that's that. In any case, let's proceed. I previously made a post about this guy and … Continue reading Box Art Extravaganza: April 2021

Setting New Standards: SMP Gyakuten-Oh

Two kits were announced as part of the Super Minipla to SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] rebranding. One is Gao King (or Wildforce Megazord) which I think many are familiar with. The second kit revealed is more obscure, coming from the sixth Time Bokan series, Gyakuten! Ippatsuman. I won't pretend to know anything about this series … Continue reading Setting New Standards: SMP Gyakuten-Oh

Super Minipla is now SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project]

When Bandai Spirits took the collector and hobby divisions away from the bigger Bandai, the candy toy division, or Bandai Shokugan, stepped up and produced great hobby-oriented lines. This started in 2016 with the Super Minipla kits and has continued with the more recent SHODO kits for humanoid characters. Five years has passed and they've … Continue reading Super Minipla is now SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project]

Next ‘Gundam Build’ Series Just Got Real: “Gundam Build Real” Revealed

A 'Gundam Build' series premise basically involves some mechanic to make Gunpla Battle possible. 'Fighters' was your standard tournament format mechanic along the lines of Beyblade while 'Divers' is their take on the fantasy RPG-slash-isekai genre that's the staple of seasonal anime nowadays. So what could the next series be? Well, they decided to go … Continue reading Next ‘Gundam Build’ Series Just Got Real: “Gundam Build Real” Revealed

New “Kyoukai Senki” HG Model Kit Line Up

UPDATE: Bandai Spirits has released better CG renders of the HG 1/72 Kenbu along with what I think is the official English translation of Kyoukai Senki, that being AMAIM: Warrior at the Borderline. (via bandaihobby on Instagram) At the same time that the upcoming Kyoukai Senki anime was announced, Bandai Spirits revealed the tie-in model … Continue reading New “Kyoukai Senki” HG Model Kit Line Up