Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

Posting No. 2000 for 2009

Wishing you a Happy New Year ^^

Duel Knight & A3 Senjutsuki Mecha from Comiket 77

Some mecha stuff on display at Comiket 77, held at Tokyo Big Sight convention center between the 29th and today:

"Duel Knight" (学園機士デュエル・ナイツ) series
Duel Knight Sword - (Top left of the image above) 14cm tall. 2010 release, 2,520 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Volks' A3 (Advanced System of Action Arms) Senjutsuki (戦術歩行戦闘機) series

And those are just about the only mecha figures to be seen at Comiket 77. ^^; Plenty of Figmas and Nendoroids on display though.

Images are from Hobby Stock.

1/60 RX-78GP04G Gerbera from G-System-Shop

A new Gundam resin kit under development by Hong Kong resin kit producer G-System-Shop after 1/60 Gerbera Tetra:

- Multi-colored resin parts like 1/60 Gerbera Tetra.
- 2 sets of shield and beam rifle
- aluminum beam saber with LED lighting effect
- Has mechanical details for the backpack

Scheduled to be completed in mid January, and to be released in mid February. Pre-order will end today (December 31st). The price is US$464.

All images are from G-System-Shop.

Frames Arms Doujinshi at Comiket 77

With permission from Kotobukiya, Takayuki Yanase (柳瀬敬之), the mechanical designer of many MSs in "Gundam Double O" will be releasing his Doujinshi "RW:09" featuring "Frame Arms" at Comiket 77 today (December 31st).

Takayuki Yanase is the mechanical designer of all three units of Frame Arms, where the plamo kits were released by Kotobukiya not long ago. His pen name is "Windfall". ^^

Also, the release of this Doujinshi is helped by many friends of Takayuki Yanase as well. Shimada Fumikane (島田フミカネ), the creator of "Strike Witches" illustrated the mecha girl featuring 32 Series Type 1 Gourai shown above. Kanetake Ebikawa (海老川兼武), the designer of Gundam Exia and a few others did some part in this Doujinshi as well.

This Doujinshi has 16 pages in full color, the price is 400 Yen, available at Takayuki Yanase's booth "Windfall & K-Maximum", Block 46b, East Area "Ku" ("ク").

Comiket 77, the "Winter" edition of this year is currently ongoing at Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Ariake, Tokyo.

Image is from Windfall HP.

Comiket... XD

Comiket experience in "Lucky Star" XD

New Bandai Premium Macross Frontier Merchandise

Bandai had put out yet another announcement of an item shrouded with uncertainty, which is not as mysterious than that new Gundam brand coming in July next year in my opinion. Read on to know why ^^;

This time it's a new merchandise from "Macross Frontier The False Songstress", to be developed by Bandai Premium.

Bandai Premium is even kind enough to ask you to take a survey and predict what it's going to be. The purpose of this survey is to help the company in future product development.

Four options given: apparels, figures, collectibles and food. No options of either "Others" or "Who cares, you are going to ignore my choice anyway" provided. So I suppose the so called new item is definitely among the four then? ^^; We can limit our imagination to those four categories now.

Plus, since it's likely to become a Bandai Premium limited item, I wonder how many international fans would bother about it anyway. ^^;

Information is from Bandai Premium.

Gunpla 30th Anniversary Banner at Bandai Hobby Center

Reminding everyone of the important celebration next years, coming in less than 23 hours from now. ^^

Image is from Bandai Hobby Center Space Diary of the Captain.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Buster Optimus Prime & Jetfire Box Set Review

I'm at lost here actually, this Buster Optimus Prime & Jetfire Box Set from Takara Tomy is already out it seems. A review on it can be seen on Toysdaily.

No only the early release surprises me, Prime's chest panels are not in gold as we saw some time ago as well. However, this is the box set mentioned no doubt, confirmed from the mask on Prime's face.

Another surprise is, for some reason unknown, it's not being listed on any of those regular Japanese hobby web shops even though it's from Takara Tomy.

Image is from Toysdaily.

HG Susanowo Trans-Am Mode & Others New Images

New images of a few other upcoming Gunplas coming in January, along with the many mentioned in this previous posting.

Actually I break the first posting into two because it was getting really long with all the new images. ^^;

HG 1/144 Susanowo Trans-Am Mode Gloss Injection Ver. - Release date: 8th. 1,575 Yen (inclusive of tax).

HG 1/144 Reborns Gundam Trans-Am Mode Gloss Injection Ver. - Release date: 15th. 1,890 Yen (inclusive of tax).

HGUC Nu Gundam Metallic Coating Ver. - Release date: 29th. 5,250 Yen (inclusive of tax).

HGUC Sazabi Metallic Coating Ver. - Release date: 29th. 5,775 Yen (inclusive of tax).

BB Senshi Gundam Exia & Freedom Gundam Set - Release date: TBA. 1,575 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Keroro Gunsou Plamo Collection Bomber King Giroro & Giro Cannon - Release date: TBA. January release, 735 Yen (inclusive of tax).

All images are from Medio! Online Shop.