Sunday, December 10, 2017

Persona 3 Figma 049 Aigis Review

 Since i got Figma for Makoto Yuki, i might as well complete my collection for Persona 3 which Aigis was the only one left. Aigis, being the flagship mecha waifu, got her Figma back in early days of the Lineup predating way before Makoto Yuki's figma. Since i just need to complete my set, i didn't mind getting a preowned Copy for Aigis. I had a choice between the Ultimax Version or the Regular version and chose the latter. Becose i dont find over encumbered armaments fit the Aesthetics for Aigis who is more suited as precise and lethal killing machine over sheer firepower.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Soul Of Chogokin GX-70 Mazinger Z DC Chrome Noir Ver Mini Review

 Got another chance to do a mini review again since recently we got some Tamashii Nation Exclusive that are requested by my boss to be presented for local toy community for review. As i was asked to watch over the session, i got opportunity to fondle these expensive toys yet again. There are three items for the community to sample and one of them is SOC Mazinger. As I haven't had any SOC in my collection so far, it is a great learning lesson for this High End Toy Lineup by Bandai.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Aoshima 1/48 ARX-8 Laevatein

 It took Three Years for Aoshima to catch up with Kotobukiya but finally they release their 1/48 Laevatein in preparation of the new anime season. The kit will be released on April Next Year with 5800 Yen Price tag, a little bit more expensive than Kotobukiya's take. I will most likely get this kit as my physical representation for Laevatein considering i was pleased with the FMP that i had which were made by Aoshima, To be honest i still prefer Arbalest over Laevatein because the latter got jobbed so much with its little screen time. I hope Aoshima is generous enough to release 1/48 for Belial as well.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

1/144 RG Unicorn Mini Review

 Have been asked to assemble RG Unicorn for work purposes and took some liberties of taking some shots for this kit before handing it to my company. Since I only collect 1/100 Scale for gundam. Real Grade is out of my Radar. However i am quite amazed with the progress reached by Bandai's engineering represented by this RG Unicorn. Since the shots for this review is hastily taken, the photo quality is not as good as usual. But i will do it better next time if i have another opportunity.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

AFA SG 2017

 This makes my second time i attend Anime Fair Asia convention in Singapore and i suppose working in Toy industry does change your view on this kind of event. While AFA SG is definitely better organized than the indonesian counterpart i find this year's event to be really lacking. What ticks me off the most is that sizable amount of the venue space are used by Kadokawa to spread their rubbish. As for the shopping part in AFA Venue, i find it to be lackluster. I guess Singapore also had a hard time this year as resellers find difficulties to dump off their products considering the major ones still sell stuffs from last year's AFA. I am still willing to give AFA SG a chance but it is not longer a must go event in my book. Unfortunately i doubt it will get any better as Japanese hobby will get more expensive as time goes by.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Yami Starting Fate Grand Order

 Never thought i would touched this Gacha Game but it seems that curiosity gets the better of me. Being an oldguard of Type Moon series, My disdain toward Type Moon with the direction took with Fate series still remains. However as i gave FGO a try for a week, my opinion toward this game got slightly better. Now i can see why this game is one of the most popular Gacha Game out there, and to be honest, the FGO gameplay mechanics is quite good. In a way, Mobage serves really well for Fate as it provides the means to keep the interest of the series high longer than the time length than your regular video game could do. My main gripe with FGO is still with Oversexualized or Historically innacurate characters plaguing the servant Rosters. I am willing to play the game but compromising on the point that i will never use Servant characters that i find to be distasteful which probably constitute around 60-70%. Speaking of SSR, i happen to get Scathach as my first SSR which i even got it from my First roll. And apparently my friend said it will cause some serious amount of Salt because Scathach is one of the most highly sought servant in the game.

Monday, November 20, 2017

HGUC 1/144 MS-15 KG Gyan Krieger

 For Gunpla i only care about 1/100 Scale Master Grade or its equivalent but this is another Exception straight after PG Exia i suppose. Slated for next year as P-Bandai exclusive with 1800 Yen, we are getting a model kit for Gyan Krieger at last! Gyan Krieger is an original Mobile Suit from Gihren's Greed being the Ultimate MS from Gyan family tree, Gyan Krieger serves as the counterpart of Gelgoog Jager should Zeon choose Gyan for its mainstay MS line. In Shin Gihren it is not the best unit Zeon could field in OYW but this thing literally murder everything in Melee! I had nightmares when i play EFSF campaign when facing these units but when i played as Zeon, i steamroll every EFSF unit that caught into melee with Krieger. As much as i love this MS, i won't be getting the kit since i only collect 1/100 Scale kits. Here is the Bios for Gyan Krieger from Shin Gihren

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thermae Romae

 By far this is probably the best manga that was based on Roman Period and it was an award winning too. Ad Astra might come close but Thermae Romae simply is the best of its kind for making a solid series using Bath as the theme which straight makes it one of a kind manga. Taking on the period of Five Good Emperor Period, Thermae Romae narrates the story of a Roman Public Bath Engineer, Lucius Modestus. Whenever Lucius in need of inspiration, he somehow transported into Modern Japan and got into misadventure and gaining his needed inspirations in the process. Using Bath as a manga theme might sound weird but the Mangaka did a good job to keep the story interesting. The Mangaka couldn't done without intimate knowledge of Roman Civilization which she probably got from her study in Italy. Thermae Romae has finished its serialization in 6 Volumes which has got official translation though u can still find it hosted online even though it is harder to find. One of these days i probably give the movie a watch too despite FujiTV cheated the mangaka for her IP right.

Friday, November 10, 2017

1/60 Perfect Grade Exia

 Perfect Grades are usually out of my radar since i only collect MG and its equivalent. But i might as well make an exception for Exia since i get firsthand account on the kit being a perk working at a Toy Company. Slated for December Release PG Exia is released in the commemoration of Gundam 00 series 10th Anniversary and it comes with two versions, Regular and LED costing around 18000 and 32000 respectively. The LED Version is different with previous LED Gunpla as it is capable of changing into different color. Since i got the opportunity to grope around the PG Exia, surprisingly i find Exia's PG design is rather simplistic. From the exterior it doesn't have much difference in terms of structural design when compared to MG but i am sure the inner frame proves otherwise. I thought for PG you don't need to swap the hands anymore but it appears to be otherwise for Exia. The LED Version looks cool when it is lit up but unfortunately personally i dont think it worth extra 14000 Yen. In order to lit up, the PG Exia needs to be attached at the stand base as the power source are stored there. The LED Structure model appears to be the same with PG Unicorn and for Exia's LED it got 3 different lighting modes. I guess highly complex standalone LED unit for PG is still a faraway dream but for Exia i am quite content with my Ignition mode for Exia. Just click the read more button to look at the shot i took for the PG Exia which is not exactly the best.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

CMS Corp Yuusha Heroine Collection

 CMS Corp was one of the best supporter for niche mecha series toys and it did great service for Yuusha series. I was lucky that i managed to get the whole set for literally five bucks but at the same time felt sad that how unappreciated these products are. It is a sad thing that CMS Company went bankrupt 3 Years ago and it was quite a mess too.