No Mazingers Here! Soul of Chogokin GX-100 Project

When it first started 1997, no one knew that the Soul of Chogokin line would be the definitive high-end collector mecha brand. It also led to the eventual creation of Tamashii Nations, or Bandai Spirits' collector-oriented division. It took them a while, like 24 years, and multiple renewals plus reissues, but they're finally reaching a … Continue reading No Mazingers Here! Soul of Chogokin GX-100 Project

Curiosity Piece: Diaclone / Gridman Universe Battles Gridman

Despite looking amazingly good, I passed up on getting any of the new Diaclone releases from Takara Tomy simple because I thought they were essentially glorified DX sets. Boy was I wrong. These sets are modular as heck and have lots of play patterns. If that wasn't awesome enough, they've now ventured into a crossovers … Continue reading Curiosity Piece: Diaclone / Gridman Universe Battles Gridman

Isn’t -ACTION- The Standard? Figure-rise Standard Ultraman Suit Tiga [Sky Type] -ACTION-

Pardon me if I misremember things, but when Bandai Spirts released the Figure-rise Standard Ultraman Suit TIGA, I think they haven't remade the previous kits in the -ACTION- specification. To recall, the first Ultraman Suit kits featured an LED light up feature which limited torso articulation. To 'correct' this, they later released these kits in … Continue reading Isn’t -ACTION- The Standard? Figure-rise Standard Ultraman Suit Tiga [Sky Type] -ACTION-

When Iron Man Meets Tokusatsu: Netflix Original “ULTRAMAN” (Season 1) Review

The following may contain spoilers for ULTRAMAN (Season 1). Original Work / ULTRAMAN (Manga) Release Date / 2019 Production / Production I.G. & Sola Digital Arts Release Date / April 2019 From its humble roots as an offshoot of the Japanese anthology series Ultra Q, Ultraman has remained a pop culture icon with its 50-year … Continue reading When Iron Man Meets Tokusatsu: Netflix Original “ULTRAMAN” (Season 1) Review

“Choujin Sentai Jetman” Super Minipla

I feel very relieved that I'm not collecting figures of Super Sentai mecha. It would've involved tracking both vintage and modern toys that are costly, take too much shelf space, and are basically bricks. These three reasons prevent me from falling into that huge rabbit hole. But then came the Super Minipla line and their … Continue reading “Choujin Sentai Jetman” Super Minipla