Japanese Collectibles Thread 2.0
Posted 14 October 2018 - 02:53 PM
So I'm seeing lots of Gridman and SSSS Gridman model kits from Bandai, Megahouse, and Good Smile. What're the chances there'll be an SHFiguarts of either iteration? I've been collecting a lot of the Kamen Rider and Ultra series figures and to have Serv--Gridman in that style would be awesome.
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Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:31 PM
There's an old Ultra-Act Gridman figure Bandai did a few years ago, but it's notorious for having fragile wrists.
"Whether it's directly or not, you prey on others to live. That reality never changes. And it's the same for everyone here."
Posted 15 October 2018 - 12:54 AM
a) I don't have firsthand experience with those so I don't know how they compare to Ultra-Act
b) That line's been pretty slow to get to Heisei characters so I don't know the odds of a Gridman any time soon. I think there's only X and Zero for Heisei Tsuburaya characters so far.
c) wait did they choose to only make heisei ultras with megaman-sounding names
Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 15 October 2018 - 12:56 AM.
Posted 03 November 2018 - 10:22 PM
Speaking of insane...
So this is a thing:
It's from a line by Bandai called Neko Busou (ねこぶそう), which is clearly Japanese for "Murder Cats."
(actually, it's Cat Armament - but Murder Cats sounds way more fun).
The Dianaut and chair are from Diaclone Reboot, of course. I also painted it up a bit since everything being olive drab was a bit... drab.
Holy carp,I don't even like cats, but this things just speaks to me in some weird Japanese acid-trippy sort of way.
Like this is the most epic death machine in my entire Diaclone arsenal now. And since the pegs sizes are the same, I can cross-contaminate all I want.
I've got the standard four releases coming this week.
And in November, there's a Mad-Max style kitty-scooter o' death coming out:
Gods help me if Bandai start doing Shiba Inu in the same format. I will be so broke.
EDIT: Reconfigured it to look a little better. That weird stock "claw-thingy" configuration was poop.
Edited by Betty Nor, 04 November 2018 - 09:12 AM.
Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:40 AM
Desktop Army GGO, for whatever reason.
Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:49 PM
Guh. I may just give up and light a pile of money on fire to get King J-Der for the Super MiniPlaugh set
The exorbitant price tag aside, I really enjoy having him. He's a massive beast of a toy all built up. Quite solid for a model kit, owing to the pure ABS construction, and large, monolithic chunks of plastic.
Edited by mx-01 archon, 27 November 2018 - 10:50 PM.
Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:43 PM
Desktop Army GGO, for whatever reason.
It's a bit concerning how DA seems to have quickly fallen back on making characters from other licenses rather than continuing with their original designs.
It doesn't help that most of said licensed characters have been getting the better engineering.
Posted 13 December 2018 - 01:34 PM
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:26 AM
MP Eva arrived. This is the first NXEDGE in a few months and whilst it's another Eva it's nice that it's not a simply a rehash of the lead three, who have had their Rebuild and TV designs by this point. The figure itself is a shared exclusive between Bandai webshop and the official Eva store. The wing unit is pretty impressive and they included neck rotation so you can get it into feral poses. That had been one of my big complaints with these as Eva toys. You can pull off the pseudo-tokusatsu poses but the more feral, primal stuff didn't really work (made worse by competing SD Evas pulling this off) so them realising that here is great.
You get another appearance of the Lance (this time in navy/purple) and the double edged sword. This is designed so the handle pops off and slides into the hand before attaching back on. Another thing that shows they've learned as getting the Evas more complicated weapons into their hands as is on this line is a chore.
From here on out it looks like the line is dedicating itself to Mashin Hero Wataru for now. It's also up in the air if I'll be able to get imported toys post-March but nice to see they're improving in the right direction.
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