Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!


I would like to say Happy New Year for everyone from Sydney! This year's firework festival is solid just like last year. I would say Sydney is one of the best place to see Firework Festival in the New Year Eve with 15 minutes of spectacular non stop of fireworks shower. I hope in 2011 i will be able to provide everyone with better reviews of Plamo also i got some Big projects around this year as well please look forward for it!

1/60 VF-19 Kai announced!


Well Yamato is kinda late to release this Valkyrie as their Macross toys lineup but at last. This Variable Fighter belong to the Lead of Fire Bomber Band, Nekki Basara who is main protagonist in Macross 7. The Quality of the toy definitely surpass Bandai's Hi Metal lineup. I wonder if Yamato plan to release the rest of Fire Bomber Valks(VF-11 definitely looks really girlish). I would say Fire Bomber's song are the best overall songs in Macross series and I am quite a fan of them.

Pics from Gundam Guy

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Choudenjii Reppu Seikenzuki



This is the Three Man Combination attack of Nagahama Trilogy Robots. I decided to link the video  when i see the combination attack during my playthrough in SRW @3 and it is really amazing with 70s Mecha awesomeness. This combination attack is also known as Nagahama Special by SRW fan where Nagahama refer to Tadao Nagahama, creator of Nagahama Trilogy. The trilogy consist of 70s Super Robot Series: Combattler V, Voltes V and Daimos. If Nagahama didn't die i bet he will be a good rival of Go Nagai. i would say the Combination attack is as awesome as Final Dynamic Special of Go Nagai series.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!


Well it is near the end of the year already and time flow really fast. Merry Chrismas for everyone and may you have great experience during this time ^_^. The Christmas on the picture is taken in Martin Place and this tree is pretty big! roughly around 8 to 12 metre tall. One suggestion if you want to visit Australia is never come to Sydney during Christmas day because you won't be able to go anywhere considering most of the stores are closed though you would to visit here when the New Year Eve is celebrated. I guess most western countries also have same situation with Sydney during the christmas.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fate Zero got anime adaptation


At first i thought the news is a hoax but it seems that it happens to be true. Ufotable is the one working on the anime so expect something better than the UBW movie. At last we can see how badass Kiritsugu will be and probably the servant i will be looking forward in action is no other than Berserker.

Anyway here is the link:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-12-21/fate/zero-novel-gets-anime

1/48 ARX-7 Arbalest Review


Uruz-7 Reporting

Monday, December 20, 2010

Package from Hobbysearch


Well Last Friday i picked up the SAL package of Hobbysearch from my local Post Office. The package delayed up to a month and supposedly to be the part of loot thread last week. I suppose it can't be helped that time around November-December is pretty busy for Japan Post which cause the delay. I managed to get these kits when hobbysearch had bargains on those. if i had not bought it, the kits would sold out already in an instant. I will give a try with Frame Arms kits though i suppose they really need plenty of paints in order to match the sample.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

D-arts Rockman X announced


Just got the info from Gundam Guy, from what i know it appears that this one is different with the Rockman lineup released by Kotobukiya. X share good amount of popularity just like his older brother, the Classic Rockman. I don't think i will get this version of X and would prefer to have X in Shadow Armor or Ultimate Armor. I suppose there is a good chance for X to get another armor version. I hope there will be Zero in Rockman Zero version as well if it get a chance to be released.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

ACE portable 2nd PV



The PV is out yesterday and just like the ACE R counterpart which shows the roster units and indepth gameplay mechanism though it is not as dazzling as ACE R. From the PV there are some key points that i will point out:

  • The recurring units have most if not all moveset same with the previous ACE installations
  • The 00 Gundam series include both season(hope we are not stuck with Exia and 00 only)
  • 1 Sub Weapon displayed at a time
  • No Originals yet.
I hope this series at least has one original since it won't be ACE if not so. I will looking forward with SEED Destiny , Macross Frontier and Lamune(Protagonist really sound like 80s mecha protag) units considering i have used most mecha from previous ACE other than R. This seriies would be a good introduction for those who haven't played ACE before considering it has most of the previous ACE installment.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

1/8 Sill Plain


Well if this Figure was still in stock i would have bought it already. Sill is the main heroine of Rance Series who is the loyal companion of Rance. Sill is my favorite heroine in Rance since she is really care Rance despite plenty of abuses she had(though Rance actually really care for her). Sill wear the kimono during the Rance travel in JAPAN which occur during Sengoku Rance which i find the outfit really cute compared to her magician outfit.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SRW OG Inspectors episode 11


I decided to watch the Raw Version 11th Episode since i find it too long to wait for the subs. Overall i can understand 70% to 80% of the content. In this episode we will see Arado doing the combat simulation with Alteisen then followed with Lamia drinking Kusuha Health Drink(another victim fallen for her drink) and in the last half of the series Garret Kenneth launch Coup D'etat to EFA meanwhile the main cast are fighting against DC backed up by Shadow Mirror and Axel sortied in in Ashsaber while Arado sortied with Incomplete Wildwurger armed with M95 machine gun only. I really love to see Wildwurger appear though it is not the time for it to shine yet since i predict that Wurger will be shot down in next episode considering little can be done by Arado without Beetle Crusher and Metal Sword  . Probably in episode 12 we will see Vindel personally enter the combat with his Zweizergain wonder if Zengar will appear as well?

As for episode 9 and 10 , i was really amused by episode 9 and it is the best episode so far for me with Trombe in action and the breaking of 4th wall by Vigagi. While for episode 10 i am not really amused with it though the battle costume of Latooni and Shine is pretty cute and that Royal Heart Breaker however the mech that Archibald piloted is quite ugly for a Lion Series.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Take Moon, Typemoon works anime adaptation announced


Just got the information from animesuki on January the manga adaptation of Fate and Tsukihime omake will be animated. i will be definitely looking forward to watch the anime as a Typemoon fans. Probably i had seen some part of the manga since it is most likely in my Typemoon doujin collection. Even though it is not main story at least we will be able to see Typemoon animation once again.

Here is the source of the news

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-11-24/eri-takenashi-take-moon-type-moon-anthologies-get-anime

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HLJ Early Christmas Sale


HLJ had another sale this time after the black friday, the items on sale are not that great yet since this is just the beginning part of the Christmas sale of HLJ. 50% off for Fedex is not tempting for most people considering it is still costly using this method of shipment. The items that are interesting for me are the Layzner kit and Chogokin Macross Quarter which are both 50% off. Too bad i won't be getting anything for now since i  already have plans for what to get for my christmas loot. Expect Hobbysearch or Amiami will respond anytime soon which i predict it will be next week(well i hope they do!).

Monday, November 29, 2010

SD Gundam G Generation World


This Week Bandai just announced new G Generation Title after GWars called G Generation World, apparently this new GGeneration game will be released on PSP and Wii. The Game will add MS from Gundam Unicorn and 00 the Movie as the new series along with most if not all MS from GGeneration Wars. Just like my expectation when GGeneration was announced for Iphone, PSP got another great Mecha game for next year. I played GGeneration portable back then and it was easily  one of my favorite game other than Monster Hunter and from that game i learned alot about Gundam and Japanese as well.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Now Watching SRW OG: Inspectors


Just started to watch this anime which i initially intend to watch later once the series is completed and i have to say that i am really satisfied with the anime. The series has been very good so far with solid of Mecha action every episode and recently i watched until episode 7 and 8.

Episode 7 is the invasion of Riksent where Ryoto told Ryusei that Huckebein MKIII is cancelled from production which makes Ryusei disappointed and probably represent disappointment of SRW fans as well. The Gespenst Kick is really awesome though the random Samba music makes the scene is rather WTF.

As for Episode 8 where the story cover the invasion of Inspectors to Mao Industry, the thing that really catches me the most is the Mecha that Mekibos piloted which actually looks pretty cool XD(really different with what i saw in the game). Not to forget the debut of Valsione and of course EXBEIN!!!! Exbein is pretty kickass with Boxer Frame and able to fight just like MkIII. I didn't expect Ryoto's voice is girlish sincei didn't play SRW OGs

As for episode 9 i heard it is the Debut time for Trombe and apparently Elzam didn't ride Huckebein MkIII. I am looking forward for the next episode to be subbed(though it doesn't really matter) i noticed that some subber are not that well versed with the series which result in some mistranslation. SRW OG Inspectors is truly great fanservice for SRW fans and definitely difficult to understand by casual watcher and probably they find the story dull(which is true since Story is not the strong aspect of SRW anyway).

Thursday, November 25, 2010

YMS Greifer


Found this modified kits when lurking the net, this model definitely looks really hot. This model won the first place in 13th Ora Zaku Championship which is held by Hobby Japan this year(iirc Gaijin Gunpla entered the competition as well). Judged on the look, Greifer looks like a bastard child of Gouf and Kaempfer which is reflected with the armaments as well. 

Here is the full gallery of the pictures but kinda image heavy

Link: http://www.style-s.jp/self_ex/models/GREIFER/GREIFER_1.html

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chizuru Nambara Figure


Pics from Amiami

This figure is made by CM Corporation, personally i am not really into figures but this figure has something worth to say. Chizuru Nambara is the main heroine of 70s Super Robot series Combattler V. If i am not wrong she is the daughter of professor Nambara who create the Combattler V, Chizuru also serve as love interest of Hyouma the main protagonist. Even if the character is from anime generation that is considered old school, the translation of the design doe not lose with the nowadays bishoujo character. Perhaps if the other old school heroine from mecha series like Sayaka from Mazinger Z or Michiru from Getter Robo had a new figure, it will just look as good as the nowadays bishoujo figure.

Monday, November 22, 2010

MG Deathscythe Hell Custom


Pics taken from SRW Hotnews

It seems that it is no longer rumor anymore that Deathscythe Hell custom get a MG treatment, initially the rumor has started during Mokei Hobby show this year and there were fake scans of the MG where the wings are more curvy and pointy. I think there is a good chance for me to get the kit once it is released since i liked the design of Deathscythe Hell Custom as well in particular for the bat wings. Perhaps next year we will see more MG from Gundam wing series.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New SRW Kits! 1/144 Valefor!


Just find the pics on /m/. It seems that Kotobukiya try to put a good reuse of their 1/144 Ialdabaoth. If i am not wrong, Valefor is another mecha piloted by Shura Warrior just like Ialdabaoth and the pilot is most likely the green haired guy who serve as either Folka's rival or friend. I don't think i will get this kit unless i finished SRW OG Gaiden and reconsider it Unlike Ialdabaoth which i will get if Kotobukiya plan to release Soulgain kit.


The green haired guy that i refer to is the one on the left while Folka is the guy at the right.

Monday, November 15, 2010

HLJ Kotobukiya Sales


Just now HLJ commenced sales on Kotobukiya products from figures to injection kits. It seems the sale looks like the response for Hobbysearch massive clearance sale that began just near the end of last week. The discount rate might not be that tempting considering most of the item are 30% off only which pale in comparison with Hobbysearch's but note that the EMS sale is still on run until 24th of November which applies to all items in stock during the period. Wonder what will be the action taken by Amiami?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another Century Episode PV



Edit: SRW Hotnews just posted the Youtube Link, the PV basically explain the game's mechanism and the Mecha series included in the game(no originals yet). From what i see, some units moveset are still pretty much the same with the previous ACE games but who know it will be different. I wished the graphic could be abit better since it doesn't look any better than ACE 3.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HobbySearch Massive Sales!


Few hours Ago Hobbysearch has just commenced great Bargain for their product already. This sales is probably the response for HLJ Autumn Sale. There are really tempting bargains especially for figurines too bad i don't collect those stuffs. Wonder what will be the action taken by AmiAmi?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Myth Cloth Hades

Pics from AmiAmi

The King of Underworld finally got his own figure in Surplice at last! i know Hades had his previous incarnation before with Hades Shun Version which i knew from Beamknight87's blog. I am not that well versed in Seint Seiya but i am fond of the series when i read Lost Canvas. For Now i don't think i will get this figure since probably the price is the main issue and i am not Saint Seiya collector to begin with. The most attracting part of the figure probably is the Sword which i somehow i find to look pretty cool (much Cooler than Odin Seiya's imo).

Friday, November 5, 2010

HLJ Autumn Sale + EMS 50% off



Today, the sales in HLJ just begun, and it looks really temptin. There are some item that i am interested with, notably 1/72 NineBall Seraph which is 30% off. Unfortunately i don't think i will be getting any of the item since i am waiting for my deformover Alteisen Nacht and Weissritter to be in stock and get them instead. I will be waiting until the Winter sale probably.

Maybe you guys can find some interesting items from the sale.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Zoids Command Wolf LC and AC Ballad Custom


Pics from AmiAmi

I am really tempted to get this kit after seeing the preview for this kit. I didn't expect the kit would look so good compared to its counterpart from the game i played. From this kit i assume you can make either Command Wolf AC or LC, the one that i am familiar with is Command Wolf AC.

Command Wolf AC is one of the better upgrade variants of Command Wolf compared to Command Wolf Town or Climber though i guess Cerberus able to beat it though. Command Wolf AC is equipped with long range cannon which can provide decent long range Support but not as good as Gunsniper i believe. This Zoid is used by Ballad from Blitz team in Zoids VS until he get Shadow Fox from what i know based on the game.

I didn't expect that there are no armor covering Shins of Command Wolf, probably because it is small in size and armor would impede the mobility. No wonder it couldn't take much hit in the game. I think i might get his kit if the deal looks good since it would be great companion for Liger Zero, though i still prefer to get Konigs Wolf.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Persona 2 Innocent Sin PSP port announced


News from Andriasang

This week's Famitsu announced this game will be released in Japan around this winter since it is 90% complete. I guess PSP got most of the persona port with this title being added and perhaps we may see some port for P4P in the future. I hope this game will be able to be brought to US shore this time since the PS1 version was considered to be controversial at that time for western people.

Here is the remade intro for the game

Baka to Test to Shokanjuu


Pretty hilarious watch.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Layton VS Gyakuten Saiban Game trailer



Pretty interesting crossover game for 3DS this time and it is good to see some OBJECTION! from Phoenix once again. I expect some kind of time paradox happen in this crossover game since the time era of both game franchises are entirely different, i think the story is about Phoenix and Layton team up together to investigate case about witch hunt or perhaps something else. Personally i am more a fan of Phoenix Wright though i play both of the games series. I wonder what the gameplay will look like?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

1/144 Mirage Sarion WIP(part 1)


Probably the last kit that i will make before taking a break for a while.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mokei Hobby Show 2010


There are some kits that i am interested shown in the show.

All pics are from HLJ.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ACE portable announced?!


Sorry if the pics is upside down since there is something wrong with the image upload.'

Found this Famitsu scan on /m/ ,It seems another wish of mine come true again. The game is scheduled for early next year. The units announced so far are pretty much combination of all ACE series with some casts are chopped out here and there, and this is the first debut of Gundam 00(S1 only hopefully) series out of the gundam games. Probably another reason why i will get my PSP back.The units that i am looking forward to use(again) are: Gundam SEED, Macross Plus and L-Gaim. For the gameplay wonder if this game will retain the same system with ACE:R or it will be a new one but one thing for sure, there is a good chance for multiplayer even for co-op mission.

Wonder if any SRW OG cast will be in this game or what will be the original units?

Since it is too early to predict anything so far, i will be waiting for more news regarding this game.

Saturday, October 9, 2010