Another Classic Getting the Modern Treatment: RIOBOT Rayearth

Now that I think about it, Vision of Escaflowne and Magic Knight Rayearth have more similarities to each other than I initially thought. Both are 90s 'isekai-mecha' anime involving female protagonists being transported to a fantasy world with giant robots to end some sort of war. And with Good Smile Company recently releasing their MODEROID … Continue reading Another Classic Getting the Modern Treatment: RIOBOT Rayearth

Plastic Crack: Rockman X and More Mechanical Aesthetics

I recently took out my Chogokin Tamashii Mix Rockman X GIGA ARMOR X set for a quick photo shoot after being inspired by Sen-Ti-Nel's RIOBOT Rockman X Falcon Armor [Ver. Eiichi Shimizu] announcement. It also made me think once more of my particular aesthetic choice for the character. It started when Truforce Collectibles, in partnership … Continue reading Plastic Crack: Rockman X and More Mechanical Aesthetics

Crazy Huge Boots! RIOBOT Rockman X Falcon Armor (ver. Eiichi Shimizu)

Quick update, I've decided to cancel my pre-order of the recently announced PLAIOBOT Gurren Lagann as I am still satisfied with my complete Revoltech Yamaguchi set. That said, here's another (and more expensive) opportunity to buy stuff I don't really need, albeit a much more impressive-looking piece. Eiichi Shimizu, the manga illustrator best known for … Continue reading Crazy Huge Boots! RIOBOT Rockman X Falcon Armor (ver. Eiichi Shimizu)

Build-it-Yourself RIOBOT Model Kit: PLAIOBOT Gurren Lagann

Sen-Ti-Nel's RIOBOT line is filled with designs that I really wanted to get my hands on, like those Ride Armors from Mospeada or the Iron Giant from the movie of the same name. I do have some of them but if they weren't that expensive, I could've gotten more. Well, Sen-Ti-Nel does the next best … Continue reading Build-it-Yourself RIOBOT Model Kit: PLAIOBOT Gurren Lagann

Second Time’s the Charm? Frame Action Meister Govarian

Sen-Ti-Nel's Frame Action Meister line is an interesting concept, albeit not unique. Their first offering, Juohmaru from Plawres Sanshiro, was a good try but not the best figure in their catalog. Let's see if the next release would be much better with the Frame Action Meister Govarian. To those unfamiliar, Govarian is another mecha series … Continue reading Second Time’s the Charm? Frame Action Meister Govarian