Thursday, December 11, 2008

Photographic Funs! Edited...

Lol, nowadays I'm freaking obsessed with photographing. I don't know why myself, but I suddenly interested in it and started taking my hobby collection items to shoot. Although I'm not equip with decent camera (Digital SLR), I still use my cell phone camera (SE K800i) for that purpose. Will this interest develops and become a part of my hobby? Who knows...

Here's some product of my recent photo-madness:

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^Takamichi Nanoha! My favourate collection of all tongue.gif

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I do have a few friends on net and forums who willing to share their photographic tips and tutorial with me beside those tutorial pictures and tips from Deviantart. I think I will start collecting money and get myself a more decent camera for this hobby. After some market research, I found out that Nikon D80, Nikon D300, Sony Alpha 350, Sony Alpha 700 is quite a good bargain for a decent DSLR camera. They all range more than RM3K lol...

Well, till then.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Figma For Christmas Present

Hehe my brother came back from Singapore today and guess what, he got myself a present! It's Hatsune Miku from Figma, Good Smile Company. Hatsune Miku is the first installment in the Vocaloid 2 Character Vocal Series released on August 31st, 2007. She is the main character in the software besides Kagamine Rin and Ren.

Pictures of my Hatsune Miku I took with my lousy K800i camera few minutes ago ^^;
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^"Minna~, ogenki desu ka?!" I like her a lot! (^o^ )

Recently there's special X'mas pack of Figmas release on this Christmas season. Below are a few pictures of the special items add-on included in the pack:

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Lol i want the special X'mas pack of Miku too ( " = 3=)

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^The pine tree looks too fake to me ^^; I want the Christmas add-on for my Miku!!

If anyone interested to buy Figma Hatsune Miku, please leave me a message at 'chatbox'. I have one extra preorder-ed from Glitz.

Bandai Fair @ Dataran Pahlawan Melaka

There's a Bandai Fair currently running at Dataran Pahlawan Mall Melaka. It is situated at the stage area (center of the mall). This fair started since 1st of December and will end at 31st December. Gundam model kits, Ben10 toys, Powerranger toys and etc are being displayed at the fair.

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Some Expo event limited model kits are found from this Fair too...
- 1/60 Gundam Exia Trans Arm Clear ver.
-1/144 HG Gundam Exia Clear ver.
-1/144 HG Gundam Exia Metallic ver.
- 1/100 MG RX-78-3 Grey(?)
- etc..

For buyer who purchases over RM50 will be free with 1 Strike Freedom Folder and a chance for modeling caravan competition.

Monday, December 8, 2008

1/100 Action Base for Unicorn/Sinanju, 1/72 RVF-25

Yo guys kinda lazy to look for new updates so I took these news from Ngeekhiong's blog.
Some new upcoming merchandises:

HG 1/144 GN-X III EF EF Color Ver. - January release, 1,200 Yen (without tax)

MG Sinanju / Unicorn Ver. Ka Customized Action Display Base 1 - January release, 700 Yen (without tax)

^Same as normal 1/100 action base. Decals for respective mobile suits are included.

1/72 Transformable RVF-25 Luca's Unit - Comes with 3 Ghost units and supporting stands for them. February release, 5,800 Yen (without tax).

^1,300 Yen more expensive than VF-25F and VF-25S!! lol 3 Ghost unit extra will cost that...

All images above from Toysdaily.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

1/100 00 Raiser and 1/100 00 O Raiser Box Art

Box art for 1/100 00 Raiser and 1/100 O Raiser spotted~!

^Well obviously the name has been changed to O Raiser now. So the official name is 'O Raiser' instead of 'O Raizer' for now? Confusing lol ^^;

1/100 00 Raiser is on December 11th release, 5,250 Yen (inclusive of tax).
Same release date for 1/100 O Raizer - 1,680 Yen (inclusive of tax)
Action Display Base Celestial Beings Ver. - 735 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Information from Ngeekhiong.
Images from Infinity Wonderland.

Besides, 2 new characters from Gundam 00 Season 2 - Ariyu Ritana & Buringu Sutabitei (my lousy katagana... T.T)

^lol, will she be the pilot for GN Archer? I thought it is going to be piloted by Marie Parfacy ^^;

^He's the Innovator guy we saw at the end of episode 9. What role will be played by him in the anime?

Information from Ngeekhiong.
Images from Toysdaily.

Bandai Japan Toys - Release Jan - Mar 2009

Bandai Japan Boys Toys - Jan- Mar 2009

January 09

  • S.I.C. Vol.45 Kamen Rider Den-O liner Form & Rider Zeronos Zero Form - 6000Yen

February 09

  • Myth Cloth Aquarius (Cloth Meditation) - 5000 Yen

  • Aquarius Appendix - 2200 yen

  • SIC Vol.46 Rider No. 1 and Cyclone - 6800Yen

  • VF-100's Messiah Valkyrie VF-25F Alto Saotome machine - 4800 Yen 1/100 Scale Macross Frontier Series lineup of a new brand of adjustable mechanical VF-100's. The first valkyrie is from Macross F - Alto Saotome's VF-25 Messiah Valkyrie. Transforms from Battleroid to Fighter with some replacement parts such as head, shoulders. Mostly ABS plastic with tampo markings. Dynamic action with a bold range of movement. Accessories include Landing gear, Gunpod (open and closed), Knife Hands.
    Replacement parts required for transformation - Head, shoulder, nose, groin, tail, legs (?). Stand sold separately.

  • Gundam Fix Metal Composite # 1005 Z Plus (Red Color) - 18000 Yen

  • Gundam Fix Metal Composite Limited Z Plus (Blue Color) - 18000 Yen

  • SHFiguarts Momotaros Imagin - 2500 Yen

  • SHFiguarts Momotaros Imagin DX Set - 3500Yen

  • Dennou Chogokin Tachikoma ver. 1.2 - 12800 yen - new coloring with new program CD rom.

  • Robot Damashii Turn-X - 3,000 Yen

  • Robot Damashii GN-X III A-Laws color - 2,500 Yen

  • Robot Damashii Arios Gundam DX Set - 5000Yen (tentative)

  • Robot Damashii Ahead - 2500 Yen

March 09

  • DX Chogokin Messiah Valkyrie VF-25G with Fast Pack Michael Blank ver. - 16000 yen. This toy features the rifle deployment gimmick and a dedicated display stand. Includes Gunpod, Sniper Rifle, Knives, hands, connector for Super pack, display stand.

  • DX Chogokin Messiah Valkyrie RVF-25 with Fast Pack Luca Angelloni ver. - 17000 yen. Comes with Radar unit Gunpod, Knives, hands, Super pack, display stand.

  • SDX Knight Gundam. Comes with a lithograph - 5800Yen

  • G.F.F.N. Z II - 7,800 Yen - New line. 140mm tall. Includes, body, mega beam rifle, beam saber, bazooka and display stand. Name of toy line is tentative.

  • Robot Soul Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 "Zan moon" - 3500 Yen

  • Super Fine Spirits Monster Hunter 2nd G VOL.2 - 650Yen - 1BOX: 9 pieces - Type: All eight different species + 1 Secret

  • Tiny Voice Mobile Suit Gundam 00 2nd Season Vol.2 - 666Yen - 1BOX: 10 pieces
  • DX Chogokin GE-46 Phone Braver 7 - 12000yen

Infomation from CollectionDX.

Friday, December 5, 2008

MG SINANJU Ver. Ka Large Picture

Some large pictures of sinanju box art and sinanju from Rakuten.

^Very nice picture ^^

MG 1/100 Sinanju Ver. Ka - price at 7,350 yen (including tax)

All images above from Rakuten.

December Release Date for Bandai Goods

Christmas season has came and end of the year 2008 is just around the corner. Bandai is making some end year release items and here are the release dates that are confirmed on their Hobbysite.

Below are the release date and the respective item price.

- 5th: HG 1/144 Mr. Bushido's Customized Ahead - 1,260 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 5th: Musha Keroro Box Set - 3,675 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 11th: 1/100 00 Raizer - 5,250 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 11th: 1/100 O Raizer - 1,680 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 11th: Dororo Chieftain Musha Robo - 840 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 11th: Action Display Base Celestial Beings Ver. - 735 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 11th: HCM Pro 62-00 G Box 00 Raizer Set - 4,725 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 18th: HG 1/144 Arios Gundam - 1,575 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 18th: BB Senshi Sangokuden Emperor Ryuubi - 2,100 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 22nd: BB Senshi Sangokuden Koumei ReGZ & Chouun Gundam "Battle of the Red Cliff" box set - 1,260 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 25th: MG Sinanju Ver Ka - 7,350 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 25th: Gundam Decal No. 55 for MG Infinite Justice Gundam - 420 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 25th: Gundam Decal No. 56 for MG MS-06R Zaku II Ver. 2.0 - 420 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 25th: Gundam Decal No. 57 for MG Sinanju Ver. Ka - 420 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 25th: Gundam Decal No. 58 for MG Zaku Cannon - 420 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 25th: Gundam Decal No. 59 for MG Zaku II Ver. 2.0 Real Type Color Ver. - 420 Yen (inclusive of tax)

- 25th: Gundam Decal No. 60 for MG Gundam Ver. 2.0 Real Type Color Ver. - 420 Yen (inclusive of tax)

Since it's the 5th of December today, HG 1/144 Mr. Bushido's Customized Ahead is already available on the site.

^Seems quite pose-able to me ^^ Good News

^The beam katana is made out of clear part. Clear orange or pearl orange colour painting is required.

^The part molded for the thruster seems the same to me compared to the mass production Ahead. Some orange foil stickers were used.

Informations from Ngeekhiong, original information from Bandai Hobbysite.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

SHCM-Pro 1/144 Exia DX - Exia Repair

SHCM-Pro 1/144 Exia:
- 127mm tall
- redesigned beam saber drawing mechanism for the shoulders
- newly designed display base included, to emphasis a sense of floating for Exia
- comes with three types of hands
- March release, 5,040 Yen (inclusive of tax).

SHCM-Pro 1/144 Exia DX:
- can convert to GN-001RE Exia Repair, with damaged head, the cloak, and some parts from Tieren.
- metallic paint scheme
- is designed with pilot cockpit
- comes with three types of hands
- March release, 7,560 Yen (inclusive of tax).

HCM-Pro 65-00 O Raizer:
- 94mm in length
- 'original gimmick' (? - オリジナルギミック) can combine with GN Archer (from Arios Gundam DX Set). *Not confirmed (設定とは異なります)
- Comes with a display base, beam parts, backpack for transforming 00 Raizer, GN Drive x2
- March release, 1,785 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Informations from Ngeekhiong & Happinet Online.

GFF M.C.#1005 Z Plus [Red] & SDX Knight Gundam


^Very awesome pictures taken on this beautiful yet epic giant Gundam. The details are suprerior and surpassed many older GFF.M.C gundam? It's going to be a big hit putting side by side with an EX-S... I guess so... ^^;

This GUNDAM FIX FIGURATION METAL COMPOSITE #1005 Zplus[RED] is going to be one of the most popular G.F.F.M.C. Gundam ever produce to me. Although there are no action pose for this kit provided yet but i guess the articulation should be comparable to the MG kit.


^The proportion is sure tempting to all giant-type Gundam fans ^^

^The details for the Zeta itself is fantastic too.



^The size is surely equivalent to HGUC EX-S.



^Plane mode. All I can say is... AWESOME!! ^^

This toy is not going to be cheap to own. It's still in prototype form so there might be changes made in the future before it's official release.
Late February release, 18,900 Yen (inclusive of tax). Same release date and price for the limited Blue version.

All images from GA Graphic.

Meanwhile, SDX Knight Gundam has some pictures too. It's going to be release soon after it's announcement of this little fella was back in July when it was still being labeled as "under development".


^ Outstanding!! A stand is included too i think...

^HAHA cute!!

^Oh... This SD got the 'heavy feel' due to the die-cast parts designed ^^ ....

Quite expensive for a SD but it worth the price too with the cuteness and the details and playability. SD collectors, grab this for sure!
December 20th release, 4,935 Yen (inclusive of tax).

All images from GA Graphic.