Monday, November 28, 2011

1/100 Shiranui Nigata Isumi Valkyrie Version

Seems like Kotobukiya tries to catch up its Muvluv lineup again by announcing another new addition for the lineup which is Shiranui Nigata/ Mk II Isumi Valkyrie version which will be released in March next year with price of 4800 Yen. This version of Shiranui is the mass production version of Shiranui that Yuuya Bridges used in Total Eclipse as the shoulder armor is completely different with Regular Shiranui and used Japanese Imperial Guard color scheme. This Shiranui bears the emblem of Isumi Valkyries as it is supposedly used by the 3 survivors of the Squad which are Misae Munakata, Kazama Touko and Suzumiya Akane. Probably this version of shiranui is well known for participating offensive operation in Cheorwon BETA Hive 2 years after Muvluv Alternative.

I don't think i will get this kit either since the only conditions for me to get one does not exist in this kit. Probably this version of Shiranui used the same frame with the Demonstrator version which was released early this year though i don't know there will be any particular difference with the ofrmer one. Hopefully Kotobukiya would be release a new TSF kit rather than another repaint which i could see Fubuki or Soviet TSFs getting one next.

Friday, November 25, 2011

S.H Figuarts Master Asia / TouhouFuhai

From the recent Tamashi Nation event on this year, plenty of Bandai Tamashii lineup products are revealed. Some of the products are really interesting like 1/6 Aquarius Hyoga or SRC Assault Aquarion but the one that catch my eye the SH Figuart of Touhou Fuhai. I recall SH Figuart lineups are one of the Bandai Action figure lineup which focus on Tokusatsu series like Kamen Rider or Super Sentai though Domon Kasshu managed to get its rendition on this lineup. TouhouFuhai/Master Asia is one of the main Antagonist of G Gundam Series who was the former mentor of Domon Kasshu. He is the undisputed champion of the 12th Gundam Fight mastering his own style of martial arts called Undefeated of the East. Along with Schwarz Bruder, Master Asia is the most badass character in G Gundam considering he is the manliest character in gundam series ever capable of taking down a Mobile Suit with Empty hand. Probably the action figure cost around 2500 yen just like other Figuarts lineup and i suppose i should get MG Master Gundam in the future.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Play Arts Kai Naked Snake Battle Dress ver

Recently i have played MGS Peacewalker on my PSP and i find it to be quite fun game despite having slightly different gameplay orientation with previous titles. I have been browsing for some MGS merchandise and i find Play Arts had plenty of its lineup made from this series. One of the MGS Play arts that i am interested with is the Big Boss/Naked Snake with Battle armor featured in Peacewalker. This uniform provide greatest protection for Big Boss in exchange of stealth and mobility which are great for all out combat against Metal Gear or Armored Vehicles. The Action Figure comes with Machine Gun, RPG and handgun as the armament and extra headpiece to portray the action figure as regular MSF soldier. This action figure would be the first one that i will get if i ever consider to get a MGS action figure as it is still affordable compared to the Playarts version of the Metal Gears.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

MG 1/100 Sandrock Gundam EW

Out of all Endless Waltz version of Gundam Wing MG kits, for some reason i find Sandrock Gundam is the most appealing from the 5 Gundams. Arguably Sandrock seems to be the weakest out of the Gundam Wing Team and least popular as well. However Sandrock has its specialty as it is probably the most energy efficient gundam and the best in land battle especially in desert fight. I will be getting this kit in near future at least until i finished most of my backlog. I would repaint it with the Sandrock kai color scheme which would be even more awesome if i managed to get some cape for it which shouldn't be hard.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


If you ask me what is the best martial arts manga i have ever read, it would be Kenji in my opinion. The manga revolves about the journey of a japanese boy called Kenji mastering chinese martial art called Bajiquan along with other Chinese martial arts while seeking his whereabout of his grandfather. The manga started when Kenji is still a boy with right sense of justice then continued to his adolescent time which is the main part of the manga. The reason why i find this manga surpass its value in martial arts compared to popular titles like Strongest Disciple Kenichi or Karate shoukoshi Kohinata Minoru is that it is one of the few manga that have quite accurate depiction of martial arts and have some well written explanations without overly biased perspective. While the story near the end of the series is not really good, the manga is still really enjoyable to read until the end. Kenji is probably one of the few japanese martial arts manga that depicts chinese kungfu in modern settings really well and one of the best ever written.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Nendoroid Saber Lion

Recently i played Fate Tiger Coloseum which is fighting game made by Capcom and Cavia for PSP which features Fate Stay Night character, i have sudden interest with the Nendoroid Saber Lion. After i played Saber Lion's scenario in Colosseum Upper i find this version of Saber is really cute and wants to get it. Saber Lion is a clone of Saber produced by the Tiger Holy Grail accidentally in Fate Tiger Colosseum which she just appeared in Saber's scenario ending though her character is fleshed out in Upper. She is pretty much treated as Saber's little sister by Emiya household and she can speak word "Gao" only which some character can interpret.

 Unfortunately the Nendoroid has been long sold out since it was released in 2008 and Nendoroid lineups gets their stock run ot really fast. The nendoroid have Meat stick which is used as her weapon and rice bowl as accessories and several face expressions which i find her sad expression to be adorable. The nendoroid would have been better if the lion plushie's expression can be changed and Excalibur is included. Currently i am thinking to get this Nendoroid from YJA due to the product has been discontinued and don't want to get it in Ebay due to the risk of getting a bootleg one.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Figma Uesugi Kenshin

Since Rance Quest has been released recently, there are some good opportunity for Rance merchandise to be released and now we got Figma version of Uesugi Kenshin herself! The Figma will be released on March next year with the price of 3800 yen. The figma comes with some accessories including sword effects and Kensin's favorite giant onigiri. Alicesoft's Uesugi Kenshin is a Warlord from Uesugi clan in Ranceverse's JAPAN just like her real counterpart who had rivalries with Takeda house debuted in Sengoku Rance. Kenshin fell in love with Rance at the first sight when she met him in the middle of battlefield and subsequently become Rance's lover after he saved her from his evil uncle's imprisonment. Kenshin is one of the most popular Rance heroine and i recall she even win character popularity contest for eroge back in 2007 beating Saber for her first place. For anyone who haven't played Sengoku Rance i would certainly recommend to play the game as it is one of the VN that has better gameplay.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

D-Style Hogire Noblesse Oblige

The D-Style lineup for Armored core get another addition to its line up yet again and this time it is Hogire Noblesse Oblige just like i guessed few months ago. The kit will be released on march next year with the price of 2000 yen which is the same price with D-Style White Glint. yet again i am really tempted to get this kit despite i am not collecting SD kits. Probably Lahire Stasis will get the D-Style Treatment next if there is one or Sobrero will get it either though i would like to see Nineball Seraph would get one in the future. I wonder where the D-Style kits will expand the lineup next whether it is Super Robots or Real Robots though i hoped Kotobukiya could make one for SRW OG.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

MG Duel Gundam announced!

A few while ago Bandai announced that a certain MS from Gundam Seed will get a Master Grade treatment as part of anniversary of the HD remaster release of Gundam SEED series and finally it is confirmed to be Duel Gundam Assault Shroud. So far there is no information when the kit will be released or how much will it cost but i think the kit will be around 3500 - 4500 yen price tag. At first i thought the SEED MS that will be announced are either Justice, Aegis or Providence since they have closest relationship with the lead character MS though i am still interested with this kit since i am a fan of mecha that can attach additional armor parts and might get one if the price is reasonable. Duel Gundam itself is the 2nd Gundam from G Project stolen by ZAFT and piloted by Ace pilot Yzak Joule. Throughout the series Duel Gundam fought Strike quite frequently as Yzak sought revenge with the pilot of Strike Gundam who injured his face during ms combat.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Loot!

Just got my stuff yesterday from Amiami. As promised i get Soulgain and Rockman Zero since i am looking forward to build them from the beginning when they announced and i also managed to grab 4th volume of FSS reboot from HLJ. It is also unexpected for me to get Composite ver ka Exbein considering i don't really like this guys as it is just a poor replacement of Huckebein Mk III. However having the toy almost 50% off and preorder cd bonus makes this toy a get for me in the end. Unfortunately it is highly likely that i will be able to worki on these kit by the end of this year since i still got couple of backlogs to finish first(yet again).

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SRW Masou Kishin 2 Trailer 1

The First trailer of SRW Masou Kishin 2 is up already as promised by Banpresto and i am able to finalize my decision. From the first trailer, it shows that the animation sprites for Masou Kishin is rather different with the traditional SRW series but still looks good nonetheless. Probably some SRW Z fans is disappointed with the release of this game for PSP as there are possibility that Saisei Hen was delayed because of this but i am really looking forward for this game nevertheless. I finally decided to preorder the limited edition which include the remastered version of Lord of Elemental which was ported to NDS last year since the LOE 1 version for PSP also get voice over.