Iron Man Figures: PVC, ABS, and Fading Paints

As seen in a couple of previous blog posts, I've repainted my S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark 45 due to paint fade issues on multiple parts. While that's already done and primary caused by not-so-ideal storage locations, here's another tidbit that Iron Man figure collectors would appreciate knowing. Here's a tweet from Yamaguchi Katsuhisa (@fuikitodoki), the … Continue reading Iron Man Figures: PVC, ABS, and Fading Paints

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Figuarts or Figure-rise? Figure-rise Standard 1/12 ULTRAMAN SUIT v.7.5

This amazing illustration from the original manga creator, Eiichi Shimizu, is a good representation on where I would be hinging on as far as figures from the ULTRAMAN manga and upcoming anime are concerned. You see, Tamashii Nations did release theirs a while back under the ULTRA-ACT ✕ S.H.Figuarts collaboration and included ULTRAMAN SUIT, ULTRAMAN … Continue reading Figuarts or Figure-rise? Figure-rise Standard 1/12 ULTRAMAN SUIT v.7.5

Work-in-Progress: S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark 45

I'm supposed to be building a couple of kits out of my gargantuan backlog but I'm instead doing this. So why am I repainting the majority of this S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark 45 figure? Two answers. Climate change and wrong decisions, wrong storage decisions. I really can't do anything with the former but I can … Continue reading Work-in-Progress: S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark 45

Amazing Yamaguchi Iron Man Model 37 “Bleeding Edge Armor”

Kaiyodo has been on a roll with their Amazing Yamaguchi line of figures based on western comic book characters. The conspicuous Revoltech joints are still present but they now act as precedent for the crazy articulation these figures have. So it's only a matter of time before they went back to a character they had … Continue reading Amazing Yamaguchi Iron Man Model 37 “Bleeding Edge Armor”