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Upcoming : Super Minipla Beast King Go-Lion

Official pictures of this upcoming toy/kit are now online. Each lion will be packaged in its own box with weapons and a stick of chewing gum. They can then be combined into this 18cm tall Super Robot. The proportions of the individual lions look off to me but Go-Lion itself looks brilliant. And it seems …...

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Upcoming : Bandai 1/72 B-wing Starfighter

Bandai has released official pics of their upcoming 1/72 B-Wing Starfighter. This finally completes the 4 Rebel Alliance Starfighters in 1/72 scale. This will uniquely feature a Sullustan pilot figure and ‘glowing’ exhaust parts with an optional LED unit. Another unique feature is revealed if you clicked onto the announcement...

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Upcoming : Good Smile Company Moderoid Godmars

This was unexpected but very welcome. A new Godmars model kit is coming! It looks like there will be part swapping involved depending on what mode the modeler wants to achieve. It’s simpler and probably more sturdy this way as it will feature a lot of articulation. This is coming in August @ 7,500JPY. More …...

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Forever a Toys R Us kid

Ah well, the other shoe has fallen. Toys R Us will be closing all its US stores with the intention to sell all the ones overseas. They previously shuttered 180 stores in the US and all its British stores but alas, too little too late. Even though I didn’t live in the US until my …...

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Upcoming : Bandai Full Metal Panic! Armed Slaves

Following the footsteps of Kotobukiya’s Arbalest from Full Metal Panic! come Bandai’s own version of the Armed Slaves. And they are in the same scale too. Hmmm… Anyway, the Armed Slaves from Bandai’s releases look to be in the configuration they will have in the upcoming Full Metal Panic! animated series...

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Upcoming : Wave 1/72 VF-4 Lightning III

Final product pictures have popped up on the internet and it looks good. But it’s a Wave kit, which based on my experience usually means the plastic would be softer, the molding would not be as sharp as Bandai or Hasegawa and there might be fit issues. Still, I’m glad someone is finally tackling this …...

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Upcoming : Bandai Deep Striker

Just… wow. Bandai did it. I’m sure it’ll sell and not get built after people realize how big it really is. Coming in March 2018 @ 20,000 JPY. More pictures on Gundam Kits Collection....

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Upcoming : KASL Hobby Eggplane Weapons

I’m surprised it took this long for someone to come up with these. More pictures here and here at the KASL Hobby Facebook page....

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Upcoming : Kotobukiya Hexa Gear Bulkarm Alpha

More Hexa Gear goodness from Kotobukiya. This time in the form of Bulkarm Alpha, a powered armor unit. Being a sucker for powered suits, I think this one looks particularly badass. It’s not cheap though @ 6,264 JPY without the Governor (their name for the pilots). More pictures on Hobby Search....

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Upcoming : Kotobukiya 1/60 Arbalest

Kotobukiya is releasing the Arbalest from Full Metal Panic!. This is the mecha piloted by the main character Sagara Sasuke. This looks much better than the earlier release from Aoshima. I hope Kotobukiya will issue the other Armed Slaves like the mass produced Gernsbeck. The Arbalest is coming in April 2018 @ 6,264 JPY. More …...

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