|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.
|Still hot on the Full Armor Gundam Mk-II announcement, Tamashii Nations has already dropped the next figure that will be under the Ka Signature banner. It is the Ex-S Gundam from the photonovel Gundam Sentinel.
Now the Ex-S Gundam isn’t exactly a design known for its articulation, with the Master Grade mostly built as a statue and the HGUC though to a much lesser extent thanks to its smaller size. Not really planning to get one, though it is a perfect mobile suit to be turned in to one of these Ka Signature figures.
|Still on Tamashii Nations’ August 2016 stuff, this is one of those figures that one would normally expect to be a Tamashii Web exclusive but thankfully it isn’t.
This is Sirbine, the protagonist machine from the 1988 OVA sequel Aura Battler Dunbine: The Tale of Neo Byston Well which takes the story 700 years after the original. Some design elements from Dunbine carry over to Sirbine though the latter is more ornamented and has a more organic aesthetic. The initial teasers doesn’t show much on the accessories side though it will include the Aura Sword as primary weapon.
Yep, this is no doubt an automatic buy.