Category: Hobby News

Upcoming : Kotobukiya HMM Storm Sworder

Kotobukiya has announced the EZ-029 Storm Sworder as their next HMM release. The colors out of the box is monotonous but I think it’s a good canvas for some striking color schemes. I hope parts breakdown makes it easier to paint though.

Not sure if the clear base is included but this looks good. This is coming in November for 8,964 JPY. More pictures on Hobby Search.

Upcoming : Bandai PG 1/72 Millenium Falcon

I’ve heard rumblings of this and was surprised that it wasn’t announced at Shizouka 2017, but here it is after all. Bandai has labeled it as ‘Perfect Grade’ which means it’ll probably include all the bells and whistles, including the light-up bits. Based on their Star Wars products so far, this will be a gorgeous kit.

It’s going to cost… glurk… 40,000 JPY. More details soon. Meanwhile, a lot more pictures on Taghobby.

Upcoming : SOC Dancouga Renewal

This is quite a surprise. Bandai has announced the Renewal version of the Soul of Chogokin GX-13 Dancouga. I have the original DX Chogokin Dancouga from the 1980s and this one runs circles around that one in all sorts of ways. This Renewal version looks to be more anime-accurate compared to GX-13. Looks real good.

I’ve always wanted to get the original GX-13 Dancouga. In fact, I went as close as holding one in my hands. But sanity reined and I put it back on the shelf. I hope I can resist this one. It’s coming in October for 27,000 JPY.

Upcoming : Max Factory 1/72 Soltic Big Foot

Max Factory is finally releasing the Big Foot from the anime Fang of the Sun Dougram, which is one of my favorite designs from the series. To be honest though, I really paid more attention it after it appeared in Battletech, where it was called the Battlemaster. This was one of the designs FASA appropriated off anime.

Anyway, this is coming in August at 6,800 JPY. More pictures on Hobby Search.

Upcoming : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1J Siegfried

This is coming in June and the boxart has been released.

All I can say is…. FWAH!

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