Tuesday, June 30, 2009

RVR-87 Specineff (DNA Side), SDX Commander Gundam & Others

Moeyo reported that several non-Gundam model kits were released yesterday (June 29th):

1/72 Transformable VF-25F Armored Messiah Valkyrie Alto's Unit - Available on Hobby Search at 8,000 Yen.

You can get Sheryl Nome's water slide decal attached to the kit like this so easily in Japan. Hope is thin to even see it in other places >.<

[Kotobukiya] 1/144 Linebarrel Over Drive - Completed model is 150mm tall. Available on Hobby Search at 4,500 Yen.

[Kotobukiya] 1/100 RVR-87 Specineff (DNA Side) - Completed model is 165mm tall. Available on Hobby Search at 5,800 Yen.

On the other hand, new images of Tamashii Nation's next release in the SDX series: Commander Gundam.

August release, 5,250 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Images from Eplamo Dotcom

Robot Damashii 00 Gundam Seven Sword - 3,500 Yen EDITED

Robot Damashii Web has put up a list of its new releases in October and November, which includes the well anticipated [Side MS] 00 Gundam Seven Sword.

* [Side AS] Arbalest - Late September release, 3,675 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* [Side AS] Savage (Sand Color Ver.) - Late October release, 2,625 Yen (inclusive of tax). With sword?

* [Side AS] Savage (Gray Color Ver.) - Late October release, 2,625 Yen (inclusive of tax). With rifle?

* [Side MS] 00 Gundam Seven Sword - Late October release, 3,675 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* [Side MS] Turn A Gundam - Mid October release, 3,150 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* [Side MS] Unicorn Gundam (Unicorn Mode) - Late November release, 2,940 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* [Side KMF] Guren SEITEN Eight Elements Type - Mid November release, 4,200 Yen (inclusive of tax).

EDITED: Just "unlock" the "Coming Soon" and "Next Plan" items (I just discovered them XD)

"Coming Soon" items: 2 [Side VF] releases in November and 1 [Side Mashin] in December.

Not sure about the first two mentioned, but that [Side Mashin] release is most probably this one:

Ryujinmaru (龍神丸) from Chou Mashin Eiyuden Wataru (魔神英雄伝ワタル), unveiled at Tamashii Nation last March. Price TBA.

"Next Plan" items: One [Side MS] and one [Side VF] next year.

[Side Mashin] and [Side VF] are both new entries to the Robot Damashii line.

Image from Robot Damashii Web.

Gundam-type Face of Robot Damashii Regnant Revealed

The Gundam-type face of Tamashii Web Shop limited Robot Damashii [Side MS] Regnant has just been revealed!

Other new images of this biggest Robot Damashii release so far:

Comparison with Robot Damashii 00 Gundam and O Raiser.

Pre-order started since May 22nd. Closing date TBA. Late October release, 9,450 Yen (inclusive of tax).

All images from Tamashii Web Shop.

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider The Bee, ZECTrooper New Images

New images for these two S.H. Figuarts releases from Kamen Rider Kabuto series:

Kamen Rider The Bee - September release, 2,625 Yen (inclusive of tax).

ZECTrooper - September release, 2,415 Yen (inclusive of tax).

All images from Tamashii Web: Kamen Rider The Bee, ZECTrooper.

On a related note, Tamashii Web Shop announced that the closing date for pre-ordering its limited release of S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Den-O Vega Form (which has started since May 8th) will be on July 3rd.

A few new images are shown as well.

Early September release, 3,465 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Images from Tamashii Web Shop.

HG 1/144 Gundam RX-78-2 G 30th

Impossible, Useless Modeler's Gunpla Production Diary, which first posted the runners of HG 1/144 Gundam RX-78-2 G 30th two days ago has a completed review of this kit now.

Part separation and assembly method of the thigh and knee is somewhat similar to that of HG 1/144 00 Gundam.

Minimal parting line on all the parts.

Hand units - like HGUC Nu Gundam, all weapons can only be wielded with the right hand ^^;

The waist can bend forward/backward now ^^

Use of double-type pelvis joint really increases the articulation range of the legs.

Can reach and grab his beam saber. ^^
Quite a relief there, since one of the earliest photos showed that he can't reach it.

Comparison with the HGUC version released some 7 years ago.
Much better proportion, especially the body for this new version. ^^ ...

... and of course, much better articulation design as well.

Bigger shield, with mount rack but no handle to grab on anymore.

The targeting scope comes molded in yellow, as compared to a plain part for the HGUC version.

Bigger bazooka as well, but the part separation seems all the same.

No more beam part for the beam saber is quite a letdown, but the proportion and details are much better than the old one.

July 11th release, 1,260 Yen (inclusive of tax). This one's a must have for me. ^^

All images from Impossible, Useless Modeler's Gunpla Production Diary: Link 1, Link 2.