Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bandai Hobby Division's Tentative Release Schedule for October

A tentative list of release dates of the new offerings from Bandai Hobby Division for October, compiled from Hobbyist Rakuten Store:

* 15th: HGUC Kshatriya - 4,725 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* 15th: HG 1/144 00 Raiser with GN Sword III - 2,100 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* 22nd: MG Astray Blue Frame Second Revise - 5,040 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* 29th: 1/100 Astray Mirage Frame - 2,625 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* 29th: SHCM-Pro Unicorn Gundam - 10,290 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* TBA: BB Senshi Sangokuden Gaiden Teiho Gundam - 630 Yen (inclusive of tax).

* TBA: BB Senshi Sangokuden Kyoui Gundam F91 - 630 Yen (inclusive of tax).

The actual release dates will be available on Bandai Hobbysite on October 5th.

Far less in number as compared to the September schedule, but HGUC Kshatriya, MG Astray Blue Frame Second Revise and SHCM-Pro Unicorn Gundam are all big releases. If you're falling for all of them, the wound of your wallet isn't going to get enough time to heal after September ^^;

I'm picking up HGUC Kshatriya for this month. ^^

Also, please be reminded that the 49th All Japan Plamodel Radicon Show will be on from October 8th till 11th, so despite having just 7 new kits from Bandai this time, we're still going to see some very exciting new Gunplas in October.

Hopefully ^^;

Information from Hobbyist Rakuten Store. Images are from various previous postings.

S.I.C. Kamen Rider Decade New Images

Two new images of S.I.C. Vol. 51 Kamen Rider Decade:

Saw it recently, but wow, those armors for the Complete Form sure are huge! ^^ Some people might not like it, but the details and size really make the price tag of 5,775 Yen with tax seem extra worth it for him

Especially when compared to some of the releases from the Den-O series ^^;

November release.

Images are from Amiami.

Robot Damashii [Side XX]

As mentioned before, a new sub-series of Tamashii Nation's Robot Damashii product line will be announced at the upcoming Tamashii Nation 2009 Autumn, which will be held this Friday and weekends, from October 2nd till 4th at Akihabara Akiba Square UDX2F.

The new sub-series will come from the result of the feedback campaign done by Tamashii Nation in late July. From that ampaign, there were a total of 4,500 responses to the question asking about what new sub-series customers would like to see in Robot Damashii, and the results include some really fascinating candidates: ^^

* [SIDE AQ] - Genesis of Aquarion?
* [SIDE AW] - After War Gundam X?
* [SIDE CE] - Cosmic Era?
* [SIDE EV] - Evangelion?
* [SIDE FFN] - Final Fantasy?
* [SIDE HL] - ?
* [SIDE NDSC] - Martian Successor Nadesico?
* [SIDE OM] - ?
* [SIDE YRI] - ?

These suggested new sub-series are not shown in order of their total number of responses in the second image actually. Bandai would definitely take the numbers into consideration, but as it's unclear to us, any one among them is a candidate to [Side XX] mentioned.

But personally, I'm not too fond of seeing Evangelion to be released really. ^^; Kaiyodo's already having a whole array of Revoltech Evas, fans are going to be bored if there are too many action figures of Evas at the same time I believe. I really hope [Side OG] actually turns out to be SRW OG. Can't wait to see Robot Damashii [Side OG] Daizengar or Alteisen coming out ^^

Also, if [Side AW] and [Side CE] turns out to be After War Gundam X and Cosmic Era (Gundam SEED and all its variations), I think the fans are conveying a strong message to Bandai that they want to see different style of design between the different Gundam series, instead of putting everyone under [Side MS]. There are notable differences between sub-series in the MG line, like SEED/Destiny, Ver. 2.0 and Ver. Ka. I believe fans want that segregation to be in the Robot Damashii line as well.

How would Bandai responds to that if it's indeed the case I wonder. ^^

Also, as it turned out that Tamashii Web Shop limited Robot Damashii [Side MS] O Gundam doesn't come with the GN Particle effect part like the HG Gunpla version, it doesn't qualify as the "new unit with wings" yet to be announced anymore. ^^; Folks need to keep on guessing about it XD

Anyway, all questions to be answered at the upcoming Tamashii Nation 2009 Autumn, and hopefully there's something physical for us to look at instead of a black silhouette of [Side XX] at the event. ^^;

All images from Robot Damashii Web Diary.

18 Meter Tetsujin 28 in Kobe Progress Completed!

Another giant robot completed after Gundam RX-78-2! ^^

The primary construction work of the 18m tall Tetsujin 28 statue located at Wakamatsu Park (若松公園) in Shinnagata, Kobe (神戸 新長田) was completed yesterday (September 29th).

The construction was initiated on July 27th by the Mayor of Kobe. Since then, workers have been busy assembling the giant robot, as you can see the in construction progress report in this previous posting. And finally, after 2 months, the whole statue is completed.

According to previous report, the opening ceremony will be on October 4th. However, work is still going on to improve on the feet part, most probably to add a proper display base for the statue. The work is expected to finish by late November.

Then again, folks living near the area can go and have a look now. Tetsujin 28 isn't going anywhere anyway XD

All images from the official site.

Pre-order for Tamashii Web Shop Limited O Gundam & Others

The details are out for the 6 Tamashii Web Shop limited merchandises mentioned yesterday evening:

Robot Damashii [Side MS] O Gundam

125mm tall. Weapons and accessories include option hand units, GN beam rifle, GN shield, GN beam saber handle, beam part for GN beam saber and a display stand.

No GN Particle effect part ^^;

2,625 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Robot Damashii [Side MS] Gaga

115mm tall, 260mm tall with booster equipped. Content includes booster unit x1, joint unit x1, display stand x1.

3,000 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Robot Damashii [Side MS] Gaga Trans-Am Mode Set

A set of 3 Gagas in Trans-Am mode color. Content includes booster unit x3, joint unit x3, display stand x3.

7,800 Yen (inclusive of tax).

SDX Heavy Weapon Commander Gundam

120mm tall. Content includes option hand units, weapon parts, part for the eye.

5,775 Yen (inclusive of tax).

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Agito Trinity Form

140mm tall. Content includes option hand units, Flame Saber, Storm Halberd.

3,150 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Machine Tornader for S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Agito

Can transform from motorcycle mode (165mm in length) to Slider mode (255mm in length). Content include grip type hand unit x1 set, Soul Stage Act Agito set.

3,675 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Pre-order for each of the items above has started today (September 30th). All January 2010 release.

Information from Tamashii Web Shop. All images from this previous posting.

37% Discount for PG 00 Raiser on Amazon Japan

Fans outside Japan are not going to like this news one bit I believe. ^^;

PG 00 Raiser, with special display base included has been given a 37% discount on Amazon Japan.

The regular price as we know it is 26,250 Yen with tax, it's now 16,533 Yen after discount, less than the price of PG Astray Red Frame. ^^;

Other websites like Amiami and Happinet Online give 30% discount for this kit, which is the more "normal" amount of discount. Hobby Shop Digitamin tags 33% discount on it (17,500 Yen), but so far, Amazon Japan's price is the lowest.

(Big-time) Unfortunately for fans outside Japan, the websites mentioned do not ship internationally. ^^;

While websites in Japan are having a lot of fun slashing the price for this upcoming PG, fans outside Japan must be looking on with very envious eyes ^^;

It's time to know some friends in Japan XD

Image is from this previous posting.

FW Gundam STANDart Vol. 6 New Images

Finally, images of all four figures of FW Gundam STANDart Vol. 6 mentioned some time ago:

Unicorn Gundam, Char's Zaku II, F91 and Mass Productive Type F91.

6 figures per box. December release, 4,158 Yen per set (inclusive of tax).

Images are from Toysdaily.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Soul of Chogokin Getter Dragon & Others New Images

New images of five future releases from Tamashii Nation in November and December.

Soul of Chogokin GX-50 Cambattler V

240cm tall. December release, 18,690 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Soul of Chogokin Getter Dragon

190mm tall. November release, 7,875 Yen (inclusive of tax).

S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii Kamen Rider Faiz

120mm tall. November release, 1,260 Yen (inclusive of tax).

S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii Kamen Rider Faiz Blaster Form

120mm tall. December release, 1,260 Yen (inclusive of tax).

S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii Kamen Rider Faiz Axel Form

December release, 1,260 Yen (inclusive of tax).

All images are from Amiami.