Hyped More Than it Should: “Red Giant 03rd MS Team” Exclusive High Grades

Back in Shizuoka Hobby Show last May, Bandai Spirits teased a cross-media project between the Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield II game, Gundam Ace, and Gunpla -- Mobile Suit Gundam: Red Giant 03rd MS Team. Now the title is a ringer to the well loved 08th MS Team OVA though the connections on … Continue reading Hyped More Than it Should: “Red Giant 03rd MS Team” Exclusive High Grades

Yep, I’m Still with Kotobukiya: SMP [Shogukan Modeling Project] Might Gaine

During the SMP 100 Next Evolution Project reveal a month ago, one of the teases they made was for Brave Express Might Gaine, the next Brave Series they'll cover in the line. And I think I've already said multiple times on this blog that I'll stick to Kotobukiya's kits over the SMP stuff. But it's … Continue reading Yep, I’m Still with Kotobukiya: SMP [Shogukan Modeling Project] Might Gaine

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

Can’t Wait for the High Grade? Metal Robot Spirits ⟨Side MS⟩ Gundam Deathscythe Hell

While unrelated to the ongoing Shizuoka Hobby Show, Tamashii Nations did made a number of announcements yesterday, which mainly involved future Metal Robot Spirits figures, a line I didn't expect them to be quite aggressive with. Following Wing Gundam Zero and Gundam Epyon, the next figure would be Gundam Deathscythe Hell, which is a completely … Continue reading Can’t Wait for the High Grade? Metal Robot Spirits ⟨Side MS⟩ Gundam Deathscythe Hell

I’m Also Down With THis Kit, I Think? SMP Alternative Destiny Dragon Jet & Super Giant Combination Set

As mentioned in my earlier post the SMP Alternative Destiny Brave Exkaiser set was announced together with Premium Bandai-exclusive complementary set that should allow you to build its final form, Great Exkaiser. Before I forget to mention, these versions of both King Exkaiser and Great Exkaiser were previously garage kits by Toshihisa Miyauchi who's now … Continue reading I’m Also Down With THis Kit, I Think? SMP Alternative Destiny Dragon Jet & Super Giant Combination Set