Archive for the 'Gashapon' Category

silver wolf

Loki / Gaosilver
Ultimate Solid The Dark Heroes 1 – Gashapon
Manufacturer: Bandai
Origin: Super Sentai Gaoranger

you must be strong, fierce and cool looking to be the bad guys…

when Bandai announce that they will release the Dark Heroes characters of their Ultimate Solid line, I jumped of excitement *literary X D

I bet almost all of tokusatsu fans out there must be wishing for a special line dedicated for their bad idols, and here it is

the first line up included Hakkaider, Kamen Rider Ouja, Shadowmoon, Dark Knight and the Gaosilver himself in his wolf form, LOKI!! almost all of the tokusatsu world’s baddies you would wish for, niceeee….

I’ll review the other character later, but right now, here comes Loki!! to tel the truth, I’m not really familiar with this character, but this gashapon design itself really stood up among the other baddies… his terrifying crescent weapon, his bluish black armor plate, his smile and glare… all of those components really announced his identity as the bad guy!!

I really love the design, even beating my fanaticism of Shadowmoon in this first line up… in my opinion, Loki got the best design + pose among the other baddies in this first line up *bravo for making my Shadowmoon looks less charismatic for the guys who sculpted him -_-’

anyway, this wolf form of Gaosilver makes his appearance in the special movie of Gaoranger, watch to movie to love him even more ;)

clear SD Zakus

(from left to right)
Zaku II-S, Zaku I, Zaku II – SD Color Gundam Stage 51
Manufacturer: Bandai

I know, I know… they already appeared in this previous post
but still, I just want to emphasize that… they are my personal fav!!
glow and clear items sure are my achiless heel ^^’

first of all, they are just a repaint version of the first ever SD Color Gundam series; which is the Stage 01 series…
Bandai released a special set back then in 2004, the Stage 51 filled only with various Zaku models, also including this clear repaint from the very first original release

I’m not sure why, they looks even more awesome in this repaint color scheme…
the color itself looks brighter and more interesting,
that gradating color from clear to solid colors are awesome, and the panel lines just jumped out to our eyes

maybe they should release more of this kind of clear SD gashapon, the one with a combination of solid and clear part, instead of those annoying all clear type they release lately…

note to self: try to army build these dudes

Black Sun

Kamen Rider Black
Front-Gashapon version
Back-Trading Figure Hyper Detail (HD) Limited series 2
Manufacturer: Bandai
Origin: Masked Rider Black

he’s Black and he’s back!!
…… retarded opening line?? yeah I know ^^’
Kamen Rider Black is considered to be one of the most famous Kamen Rider series around the world in late 80′s… maybe it’s because the adult,complex and dramatic story or maybe it’s because somethin else…

anyway, here he is again, the Kamen Rider Black!!
we already talk bout his SIC Tamashii version, now we move on to his other figure form: trading figure and gashapon

the one on the back is Hyper Detail (HD) Limited version of Black.
he looks totally amazing!! almost 5 inch tall, nice black glossy finishing paint, superb details-especially on his eyes and those Black’s signature lines!! another good news, he comes with Shadowmoon on this series (I’ll review the Shadowmoon later) and share the same battle pose, better grab both of em!!
the only downer is the figure’s antenna…
it’s small, separated from the head and easily bent or fell off from the head… better take extra precaution when attaching those antennas

as for the one in the front, that is the gashapon version of Black
I’m not really sure what gashapon series he come from, cause I got that one loose for only 100 yen in Capsule Monster Osaka
but still, you just can’t get wrong by getting another Black figure that only cost around one buck, righty o!!
the gashapon version is still nicely detailed, even thought the paint works is kinda messy, but that’s not the main problem… the main problem is that antenna!! just look at them!! oversize antenna for a mini gashapon, ahahahahaw!! X D

Blaster Form

Kamen Rider Blaster Form
Front: Gashapon – Bandai
Back: Rider Faiz Chess Trading Figure – Megahouse
Origin: Kamen Rider Faiz

Faiz’s ultimate thus strongest form, the Blaster Form
no wonder this form considered to be the most powerful one, cause Faiz get his ultimate weapon: the Faiz Blaster! looks like a big laser gun attached with a chainsaw, this oversize weapon could transform into a shotgun as well as a blade-but Faiz must use both of his hand in order to do so, woah that’s gonna hurt…

I’m not a fans of this form
I don’t really like the all-red color scheme plus the Blaster itself, looks kinda oversize for a speed type rider
I prefer the Axel form thank you… but it won’t hurt to have couple of this form figure right…

okay, Bandai gashapon version is actually great!! it is articulated in some of the basic joints and come with an accessories which is the Blaster that you can attached to its hand

while Megahouse’s Trading Figure looks more detailed and have a nice finishing color, the pose is also great btw
they make this form as the King among other characters, not surprising thought

like father like son

various Gundam gashapon and SD Color gashapon
Manufacturer: Bandai

just a random shot on some of my gashapon collection
been trying to focus more in collecting the SD gashapon version more than the normal one over these years, but seems that I also stumbled upon some irresistible normal characters as well, especially the SOG gashapon series

I bought them in separate occasions and display them in two different rooms, so it’s quite interesting for me to find out that there are some character that I got in both version, and here they are… although it’s not an update photo, sorry ^^’ the collection’s been growing over these years, but there are only 2-3 more pairing characters, and I haven’t took their group picture yet,oh well

like father like son, genes really are a strong bond…

Baby Votoms

SD gashapon Scopedog
Origin: Votoms
Manufacturer: Bandai

bought this cool deformation of the Scopedog couple years ago from one of my trip to Tokyo, for only 80 yen…
I never knew that Bandai also release the SD color gashapon version of Votoms character!! and this one is the only character I found in an old figure store around Akiba

wish I knew sooner bout this series, I’ll collect all of the character
the only picture I found for this series is this one:

woah, look at that!! there’s Brutish Dog, Berserga, snapping turtle and more!! aaaaaw, now I really wish I bought a full set years ago!!

huff, guess I could try to complete this series in the next following years

Break the Chain!!

Kiva Form
Gashapon – Masked Rider Kiva Action Pose series
Manufacturer: Bandai
Origin: Kamen Rider Kiva

just having a little bit fun with this gashapon, outdoor
tried to recreate those famous “parking lots” battle from the masked rider series ^^

um, bout this gashapon, it got a pretty decent articulation, we can change his pose from fighting stance to the famous Darkness Moon Break rider kick stance
it came with a standard black stand that you really should attach to its feet, cause this King of Vampire tend to fall over if it wasn’t supported by that stand

um, pretty decent details I guess, especially around the chest and face,
but as you can see, there is a little bit of a mess on mine’s face
well, it’s a gashapon afterall

Pint Size Mini Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle Yellow
Capsule Mini-Mini Gashapon series 4
Manufacture: Takara Tomy

I always love the Choro Q designs
they are small, detailed, compact, cute and have several uniqueness factors, such as the pullback engine and customizable body and parts

back then, pimping Choro Q was a huge boom among the Japanese kids
I also got mine, but never try to customize them, I’ll talk bout that vintage one later

this one isn’t the actual Choro Q!! this one is a smaller gashapon version of Choro Q!! can you imagine that?! a smaller version of a tiny super deformed car!! and still gotthat pullback feature!! DUDE!!
this mini-mini gashapon line became my favorite in an instant!!

okay, since it is a gashapon, we can’t be sure which one that we’ll get from those machine, but I really want this famous classic mascot of the Choro Q’s Legacy, the original Beetles

my girls gave me this one
from our last trip to Spore, she played the machine once and VIOLA!!
she easily got it, and to think about how many times I played the machine before just to get this yellow one… aw maaaan…
thanks a lot hun!! ^^

you can see the other cars within this series’ lineup from the gashapon brochure behind the car

Little Duchess

Drossel – Capoeira Ver
Manufacture: Takara Tomy ARTS
Origin: Fireball

she became an unique addition for every Japanese figurine fans

female robot princess who (maybe which) became the main character of a CGI film series created by TOEI and Disney
first time I saw her was when Max Factory released her in the Figma line, and like everybody else, I’m curious bout this long named character…

to tell the truth, I’ve never watch Fireball before, just a glimpse on several of her episode
took this gashapon only because I thought it has great details, and I was right!! the details are just great!!

for 400 yen, you got a magnificently detailed gashapon that has lot of articulation, plenty panel lines, transparent eyes and separate button panels that would drive you crazy!!! ^^’

okay,the articulation…it’s great!! almost every joint has simple articulations; the neck, hands, hip, legs, feet and even her palms!! they got a simple articulation between the main finger to pose her palm open or close

two points that became a downer for me:
first, the gashapon machine itself is really hard to find!! I only found one in Den-Den Town Osaka near Melon Books when I visited my family around two months ago
they usually sold her in plastic package with mark up price, luckily I got her Capoeira form for 435 yen in Hero Gangu, not bad…
and the second downer is, the button panels that you should assemble by yourself, just like CM’s Project Patlabor chogokins, but it waaaay smaller, took me an hour to set them properly using pin set, dude!! that was frustrating

there are four variants in this gashapon line, Original Drossel, Flight Unit, Prayer (Wheel) Unit and Capoeira Unit (pictured above)
here is the gashapon information paper


SD Zaku from various SD Color Gundam series (gashapon)
Manufacturer: Bandai

heheh, my most favourite grunt from Japanese mecha series all the time!!
Zaku is one of the most famous grunt mecha from Japanese legendary mecha series, Kidous Senshi Gundam / Mobile Suit Gundam

and as a Zeon mechas big fans, I’m collecting almost every variations of Zaku
this time, it’s the SD version’s chance to got all the spotlight, later I’ll share another figure type of this green dudes