Friday, October 29, 2010

Kotobukiya - 1/72 Rosenthal CR-Hogire Noblesse Oblige + D-Style Non Scale Griffon

These two model kits were pre-ordered months ago with lots of anticipation for the moment to get them^^ Kotobukiya CR-Hogire was released back in two years ago and the CR-Hogire (Noblesse Oblige) was a year later. My purchased this time was the re-release of the Noblesse Oblige on this month.

The reason i go the Noblesse Oblige is because of the back unit. The initial CR-Hogire retails at JPY4800 which is without the back unit and is only JPY400 cheaper than the Noblesse Oblige, that's make the second reason to go for it.

This is the third kit from Kotobukiya on the D-Style non scale model kit the Type-J9 Griffon. Griffon is from the well known anime and manga series called the Patlabor. I'm not too sure with the storyline but i guess it is the rival for the famous Ingram.

As usual, some of the parts are partially painted, so is kinda cool for those who are going for straight build and you can just do a simple panel line to complete this kit.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Kotobukiya 1/10 Rockman + Plex MBH Vol.5 Enies Lobby + Figma 070 Suzumiya Haruhi Junior High School Version

Rockman has been one of my favorite childhood video game and i believe the same goes to others who was about the same age as me. I still remembered when i was beaten by the boss level character, i will go to the comic rental book store to rent the Rockman comic to find out whats the weakness of particular boss because Capcom designed the game according to the comic.

This is the first ever plastic model kit released in the market so far and is by Kotobukiya. Sincerely i was hoping Bandai to make this kit cause it will be made in Japan, well surprisingly Kotobukiya was somehow one step faster than Bandai to release it and there were two more character has been release for pre-order, Roll and Blues.

*Picture taken from HobbySearch

This is the 5th volume of Mini Big Head by Plex starring the Chapter Enies Lobby. I must admit that Plex product in the MBH series is not in superb condition as compare to MegaHouse product. You find that they are just nice when you see them in close-up pictures. The main reason getting Plex One Piece series is because almost all character was designed to release, meaning you will get almost all the character as seen in the anime series.

If you purchased it at official online toy store, you find out that each box contain only 20pcs. Meaning 4pcs + the Secret will not be in there. As of this time, Luffy, Sanji, Fukurou and Rob Lucci (Leopard) is not in my box. Gonna dig somewhere else for the missing character...

*Piture taken from Angolz

It was never across my mine to get the Figma Suzumiya Haruhi Junior High School Version. I think the main reason end up purchasing her is because of the bench. After getting her, i finally thought of pairing her with my Revoltech Yotsuba. They sure looks nice sitting together on the bench in my humble opinion.

*Picture taken from HobbySearch

Thursday, October 21, 2010

MG 1/100 RB-79 Ball (Shark Mouth) + MG 1/100 RB-79K Ball The 08MS Ver

Buying these two Master Grade gundam was once my target from the day i saw the plamo review on it but sadly they were the earlier release kits that were sold out long time ago before i was into this hobby.

I was glad back then when Bandai announced the one of the MG for 30th Anniversay was Ball Ver.Ka. I didn't even hesitated for a single minute to add it as one of my collection. After the long waiting, finally both the MG Ball Shark Mouth Version and MG Ball 08MS Version were set to be reproduced in August this year. This was such a great news for me to complete my MG Ball collection.

The unique of MG Ball Shark Mouth is this piece of shark mouth water slide decal
*picture taken from

As for the MG Ball 08MS, there is an exchangeable double gun unit and a single one where only this version has it
*picture taken from

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Medicom - 1/6 RAH400 Indiana Jones (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) + 1/6 RAH395 Henry Jones

Credits to HLJ who offer a super duper cheap sale + 50% off on the FedEx shipping that i got my first and second 1/6 figures from Medicom. I didn't really recall what's the plot on both the Indiana Jones kingdom of the Crystal Skull or the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade but i do think that both of the figures were nice looking and high accuracy on the face sculpt as well as the accessories in my humble opinion.

Medicom toys has been in the 1/6 market for quite some time and RAH (Real Action Hero) is just like their benchmark and i believe some awesome figures like from the Ultraman and Kamen Rider series are definitely one of their top notch product. If you have collected their figure before you can easily noticed that those character they focus on normally comes with very less accessories. However, i sincerely don't think that would hold any of the collector back in getting their most wanted character in 1/6 scale.

Purchase them in two different order so that can avoid paying custom tax

Medicom - 1/6 RAH400 Indiana Jones (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) & 1/6 RAH395 Henry Jones

Sunday, October 10, 2010

PlayHouse - 1/6 US Navy SEAL Team Ten

This is my third 1/6 military figure and is also my first military figure from PlayHouse. Initially it was stated to be released in two months ago but was delayed till somewhere around end of last month. PlayHouse has made them a strong competitor to other brand in releasing this US Navy Seal Team Ten. A lot of 1/6 figure collector gave a good preview and set high expectation for this figure even before it was available in the market.

Frankly speaking this figure really stands out not only because of the numerous accessories but it has been seen as one of the most accurate figure compare to the real deal. I'm glad when i first saw some simple review on the forum and even more excited when i have it in my hand and  that my local toy store offer a decent price on it:) I certainly hope that there will be more comparable figure from PlayHouse in the future. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

PG RX78-2 + Custom Set#2 (Clear body & Weapon) + Plex One Piece Mini Big Head Vol 1 + 3 + 4

I've been a little less in plamo lately which i have my focus on various of figurine especially on the 1/6 scale figure. Well since the day i started become collectibles hunter i've always stay on gunpla but the interesting is i find there are other collectibles that worth to own as well. So as of now, i've been into a little bit of everything i like^^ 

I'm a big fans of RX78-2 long time ago before i bump into this hobby, and finally got my chance to grabbed myself the most detail grade the Perfect Grade RX78-2 together with the Custom Set #2 (Clear body + Weapon) with a super cheap price that i found on yahoo auction Hong Kong. Coincidently a friend mine from Hong Kong was coming back last month that offers his help to get any collectibles back for me. Therefore without any hesitation this awesome deal was made. 

Apart from gunpla that i request my friend to help me get for me, i also spotted few figurines that worth to get. There are the from the well known Japanese anime series One Piece called the Mini Big Head by Plex. I've got myself the Vol 2 and only lack of Vol 1, 3 and 4 and as i browsed through yahoo auction Hong Kong, all 4 vol of MBH were there to be bid or purchased:) 

Plex One Piece Mini Big Head Vol 1 Grand Line Tonyuu Arc

Plex One Piece Mini Big Head Vol 3 Sky Island

Plex One Piece Mini Big Head Vol 4 Water Seven

Friday, October 1, 2010

Early month loot - Nendo + Revoltech

I missed out the opportunity to get the Nendoroid Sebestian Michaelis during its initial release somewhere around July last year. Well, thanks to GSC cause they release the other lead character Nendoroid Ciel Phantomhive and at the same time re-produce Sebestian. So without any hesitation, pre-ordered was made since two months ago for these two awesome kit^^ 

The other must get figure for me this month is the Kaiyodo Revoltech Sci-fi series No.010 Woody from Toys Story 3. Initially it was released back in Aug 2010, and was selling like hot cake, fortunately i was in time to purchased it:) After browsed through couples of toys forum, i would say that revoltech has made the move well this time due to the popularity of this kit and also the fun factor this kit brings, many of the collector gave it a full score upon their review.