|Disclaimer: All items seen here were purchased within the span of four years and thus, this isn’t the monetary wastage it would seem.
Having both ROBOT Damashii Extreme Gundam Type-Leos and the option set allows forming the five modes of the aforementioned mobile suit via parts swapping. That said, this collector doesn’t find that process appealing. So he concocted this idea of getting two of the option sets and five of the base figure to have all five forms (or Phases) as individual figures.
Years pass and here they are. The process would be very straight forward and requires no modification. Although it has been mentioned that one can modify an Extreme Gundam head to reveal the hidden face on the back. Will try to look at that but at the moment, everything should be ready.
|With all the brouhaha and commotion surrounding the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt version of the Full Armor Gundam, Tamashii Nations has not forgotten the original design and put it in the ver.A.N.I.M.E. sub-brand of the ROBOT Damashii line.
This is the original Full Armor Gundam as seen in the Mobile Suit Variation design series, moss green armor and all. Aside from its excellent articulation, the figure comes with a bunch of weapons, accessories, and effect parts for various display options. And with Bandai Hobby currently not planning on releasing a High Grade of this guy, getting this kit is a great alternative.
|Tamashii Nations made a tease a week ago regarding the new <Side LABOR> sub-brand of their ROBOT Damashii line. This time, it’s still pretty much a tease but gives a look of the figure, as well as its release date.
The figure is obviously of the AV-98 Ingram 1 from Mobile Police Patlabor and as far as aesthetics go, no significant liberties were given (looking at you Dragonar-1 Custom). Again, this images don’t give much details on the figure or the accessories it comes with though this particular image suggests the inclusion of an in-scale vehicle sort of. Hopefully the upcoming Tamashii Feature’s 2016 event would provide such details.
|While this ain’t the <Side GUYMELEF/MELEF> reveal that this collector has wanted for years, it’s probably up there as the next best thing.
As part of Tamashii Feature’s 2016, a display sample of possibly an AV-98 Ingram figure will be on display at Tamashii Nations’ Akibahara Showroom. Not much has been revealed as of yet though based on this teaser image, it looks like this figure will have great articulation if that excellent knee bend is to be used as basis.
Tamashii Feature’s 2016 is scheduled for May 21-22, 2016 at 1F Belle Salle Akihabara and will showcase new & upcoming releases from Tamashii Nations.
|While the ROBOT Damashii Destiny Impulse Gundam won’t be released until June, Tamashii Nations has revealed its logical follow up in September as the Force Impulse Gundam enters the figure line.
Chances are it won’t separate into three components like its Gunpla counterpart though it will be compensated with excellent detail, articulation, and accessories. For the latter, it will include an Excalibur anti-ship sword from the Sword Impulse configuration, and matching effect parts, to recreate that pivotal moment when Shinn Asuka defeated Kira Yamato in the Freedom Gundam. Won’t probably get it but a good figure nonetheless.