Future PLAIOBOT Release Please? RIOBOT Linebarrel & EX-Linebarrel

Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi have been going around the mecha sphere a lot these days with multiple design works across various properties. One of the first works he did (I think) is Linebarrels of Iron which got an anime adaptation back in 2009 and introduced many of us to this aesthetic. Kotobukiya also produced … Continue reading Future PLAIOBOT Release Please? RIOBOT Linebarrel & EX-Linebarrel

This Took 15 Years: RIOBOT “Henkei Gattai” Gurren Lagann

It's been 15 years since Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann made its television debut, and I am surprised it took that long for someone to make a functionally combining Gurren Lagann figure. I mean it's only the head combining with the rest of the body, but I guess there are reasons. Anyway, Sen-Ti-Nel is making a … Continue reading This Took 15 Years: RIOBOT “Henkei Gattai” Gurren Lagann

Eiichi Shimizu Does it Again: RIOBOT Raideen

Eiichi Shimizu is quickly becoming the hottest mecha designer nowadays. From doing Linebarrels of Iron, to the ULTRAMAN manga, and even western properties like Tech-On Avengers most recently. He's also being tapped by a lot of companies to do redesigns of iconic mecha. And that's what we have right now as Sen-Ti-Nel announced the latest … Continue reading Eiichi Shimizu Does it Again: RIOBOT Raideen

Robots Becoming BFGs: RIOBOT R-Gun Powered

Sen-Ti-Nel has yet to ship RIOBOT R-1, the first unit in the SRX triad thanks to holiday shipping congestions. Yet they've already announced the next RIOBOT figure from Super Robot Wars OG and it will complement your existing SRX, once you have all needed robots by April 2022. The R-Gun / R-Gun Powered is a … Continue reading Robots Becoming BFGs: RIOBOT R-Gun Powered

The Ultimate RIOBOT Set! RIOBOT SRX

For the last three posts, I've been taking individual looks at the components that make up what I consider as the largest RIOBOT set to be released, the RIOBOT SRX. To those still unfamiliar, the SRX is comprised of three Real Personal Trooper units, creatively named R-1. R-2 Powered, and R-3 Powered. Each has its … Continue reading The Ultimate RIOBOT Set! RIOBOT SRX