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12:00 AM on 07.27.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: ThreeZero's Atlas from Titanfall

ThreeZero showed up at Wonder Festival 2014 Summer with their big, bad Atlas from Titanfall. The Atlas stands a full 20 inches tall, comes with a pilot figure that has it own accessories, has LED illumination on the top of th...

Brian Szabelski




Standby, here are your Gundam Build Fighters Season 2 Gunpla photo
Standby, here are your Gundam Build Fighters Season 2 Gunpla
by Andres Cerrato

Gundam Build Fighters was amazing. It didn't have a great plot, but it was at least enjoyable if just for all of the cameos. It certainly surpassed expectations in the west and now season 2, Gundam Build Fighters Try is on the horizon. With a new series based around Gunpla, there are of course new Gunpla for you to buy this upcoming October.

The main Gunpla of the series appears to be the Build Burning Gundam, which is unrelated to the God/Burning Gundam from G Gundam. Next is the Lightning Gundam, which is based off the Re-GZ. Lastly, there's the Winning Gundam, which is an original SD that features a combination gimmick to have different modes. In addition, there's the Powered GM Cardigan, which at this time has no other info about it except that it will come with a lot of weapons.

There's quite a bit to like here and I know that the series will have some more Gunpla that will have me buying them with no hesitation. Hopefully the show will be just as good as last time. After the jump, you'll find all of the pictures and release info.

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8:00 AM on 07.16.2014

MG Hi-Nu Gundam ver Ka's Heavy Weapons are ready for battle

The Hi-Nu Gundam ver. Ka is simply a beautiful mobile suit. While the first MG Hi-Nu had its detractors because it wasn't like the original design by Izubuchi, the new kit follows his design aesthetics much more faithfully. A...

Andres Cerrato

9:30 AM on 06.25.2014

Revoltech introduces Mini Date Masamune and reintroduces Legacy figures

Revol Mini continues to be a thing. After Kinnikuman, Solid Snake, and Iron Man Mk VI, the 4th release in the line will be Date Masamune of Sengoku Basara. Just as with the other releases, Masamune got a release  in the ...

Andres Cerrato

10:30 PM on 06.22.2014

Here's the first Gunpla from the new Gundam series

The late summer of 2014 will see the entry of the latest Gundam television series, Reconguista in G. Being the brainchild of original Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, I'm looking very much toward this series. As the series wi...

Andres Cerrato

6:15 PM on 06.02.2014

Make your peace with God Gundam in Robot Damashii form

Way back in the distant past of last month at Tamashii Nations, the world finally saw the debut of Robot Damashii God Gundam. Sure, we're going to get Master Gundam and Master Asia soon enough, but first will be that which wa...

Andres Cerrato



Tomopop Review: Takara Tomy Transformers 4 Premiere Edition Optimus Prime photo
Tomopop Review: Takara Tomy Transformers 4 Premiere Edition Optimus Prime
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

You're probably already well aware that 2014 marks yet another Transformers movie year. This time around Transformers 4: Age of Extinction begins a new story arc featuring returning and new Autobots (now in more knightly looking forms) facing a threat from both Deceptions and humans alike. Of course Both Hasbro and Takara Tomy have big toy plans for the movie and they've kicked it off with a dual release of First Edition Optimus Prime. Both figures are 100% identical, this one just happens to be the Takara Tomy release.

It's no secret that the two companies have been slashing the costs to make Transformers figures by simplifying them. Unfortunately even collector-level figures haven't been spared. I won't lie to you, this figure is anything but 'prime'. Follow me after the jump for the full review. 

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6:00 PM on 05.23.2014

There is now a story behind Transformers x Evangelion

Just yesterday, we finally got to see what the ever-weird Transformers x Evangelion crossover would result in toy-wise. TakaraTomy is now giving us more with an official page, story, and what will hopefully be a resulting Sta...

Andres Cerrato

1:30 PM on 05.22.2014

MP Optimus Prime x Evangelion is about as creative as you thought it would be

Were you expecting something really cool when it was announced that Transformers would crossover with Evangelion? Maybe something like that stylized Revoltech that made people actually seem genuinely interested in the possibi...

Andres Cerrato



53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show: New 1/100 Gunpla line features the Nightingale photo
53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show: New 1/100 Gunpla line features the Nightingale
by Andres Cerrato

Bandai usually saves their big announcement for Shizuoka and this year they did not disappoint. While the show actually opens tomorrow, someone sneaked in and spoiled us all with this glorious announcement: 1/100 Nightingale.

Bandai had mentioned that a new line was coming to Gunpla in the 1/100 scale, so a Master Grade this is not. As this is just a peak into the future, dubbed the Reborn-One Hundred line, it is starting with some very long-awaited kits. Leading off is the massive MSN-04II Nightingale. Known to many as Char's mobile suit in the novelization of Char's Counterattack, people have been waiting for an official kit that wasn't produced by B-Club. Now we're actually getting an official plastic kit that is well overdue considering how the counterpart Hi Nu Gundam has received a glut of releases in recent years.

Nightingale isn't everything, as the second release in the line will be the Gundam Mark III and the third being the GP-04 Gundam Gerbera. I seriously can't help but love this announcement and can't wait to pre-order this. The official details will come soon enough. Between Unicorn's finale and Shizuoka this weekend, I'm making my pilgrimage to Mecha. 

[Images via Samuel Decal, Gunpla Fan Club]

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10:30 AM on 04.26.2014

Let's take another giant look at the giant HGUC Neo Zeong

In case you missed it this week, Japan is going crazy with Gundam promotions again. The airport in Osaka now features the Red Comet Express, a bullet train decorated in the motiff of Neo Zeon and Full Frontal, the not Char of...

Andres Cerrato



8:45 AM on 04.26.2014

Bootleg Hell is now in your lawn with knockoff Gundam statues

We have visited Bootleg Hell many times before, but now it's leaving convention halls and trying to enter your home. You can put a lot of gnomes, various saints, and even the juxtaposition of the two previous entities in your...

Andres Cerrato