Archive for the 'Trading Figure' Category

going for a ride

Son Gokou & Son Gohan
Dragon Ball Mini Figure Selection Plus #1
Manufacturer: Bandai
Origin: Dragon Ball Z

who doesn’t now bout Dragon Ball…
Akiraya Toriyama’s masterpiece which become a legacy by penetrated the global market, especially western market at the era where manga or Japanese comic still not very popular there

started as a story similar with the Journey to the West, where a young “monkey like” child trains in martial art and find the Dragon Balls; seven mystical balls that could summon a magical genie like Dragon who granted your wish, heheh
that’s the Dragon Ball story early story…
after that child grow, the story become more complex and very distinguished from the Journey to the West Story, and the series named Dragon Ball Z, with more serious storyline and more EVIIIIIIIL enemies

these stories compiled into 42 comic books, which was very amazing at that era, where usually comic could not reach more than 20 volumes…

okay, that the brief story bout Dragon Ball, I doubt that anyone never heard about Dragon Ball before…

here come a tiny trading figure from Bandai, which in my opinion is one of the most interesting Dragon Ball 3D representation… I got others type of Dragon Ball toys, but this one is my favorite…

just look at those details, and even more interesting is that hearth warming scene which includes suepr strong Saiyan father taking his sons for a ride
this pics just want to show you that…while strong, the Saiyan could also do some daily tasks such riding a car or dropping their kids to the nearest school ^^’

important note: please wears helmet while driving any motorcycle X D

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

Scarlet Magician

Magired – Trading Figure Ranger Strike Solid series 1
Origin: Mahou Sentai Magiranger
Manufacturer: Bandai

Mahou Sentai Magiranger or more well known as Magic Squadron Magiranger in US market is a super sentai series for the year 2005

although I’m not a fans of super sentai series, but back then I really dig the concept on this series, which I considered to be really unique…really stand-out among other super sentai theme!!

so the theme for this series is wizardry, or magic to be more precise…
each of the team member, which usually differ in five colors, have their own unique element regarding to the magic basic elements!!
red-> alchemy/fire
yellow-> potions/thunder
blue-> fortune telling/water
pink-> transformation/wind
green-> herb/earth

move on to the trading figure, this Ranger Strike Solid series definitely is one of my favorite trading figure, tamashii has done it again, bravooo!!
there are total of five figure-consist of 3 human characters and 2 robots… as for the characters, there are a variant version for each character, which why I really love this series!! the metallic color!!
that beautiful metallic color, the one we usually could find on any SIC action figure

I don’t know why,but this trading figure series seems to be not very popular here in my country… some of the local store have a big sale on this series… could it be the same happen in Japan?? cause until now they haven’t release the second series/wave yet…

well, a great figure with a great price cause no one want them is a big catch for me! ;)

I’ll review the other human characters soon, the Abaranger and the Vuleagle

Cube Assassin

Azrael Kubrick – Batman Kubrick series
Origin: DC Comic
Manufacturer: Medicom

Azrael is my most favorite DC character
he’s an ultra violent super hero!! and more likely to be a villain than the good guys actually…

Jean Paul Valley is a computer science graduate who been brainwashed by a secret society in order to become one of the deadliest assassin of the Sacred Order of Saint Dumas society…
when his father was killed by a betraying society’s member, he later took the Azrael cloak and seek for revenge, until he crosses path with Batman and decided to fight alongside him
no wonder, these two guys are like two beans in a pod, they both want to avenge their parent’s death

later he’s taking the role as Batman when the original Batman got a terrible backpain thanks to Bane, guess I’ll talk bout that story later in other Azrael figure review then…

this Kubrick come from Batman series Kubrick line, and Azrael is the chase character since he’s not mention in any of the promotional poster or box set cover image
I was lucky to obtain him with regular price… it was just laying there, inside some hobby store showcase!!

until next Azrael short review guys

Rei’s cockpit

Rei Ayanami (Cockpit) – Evangelion vol.2 collection Trading Figure
Manufacturer: Bandai
Origin: Neon Genesis Evangelion

it’s not one of the best Rei trading figure ever released, her face looks kinda weird, too sharp and skinny in my opinion… and her lips, she looked like a ten year old playing with her mom’s extremely red lipstick -_-’
but, back then, it’s my only refugees to own a Rei figure, in plugsuit and complete with the cockpit replica!!

beside the resin kit, this one is the only available Rei figure in her cockpit back then, so I just grabbed one when a store selling this figure as a separate figure from the series
the cockpit’s details are not so bad… pretty perfect for a small trading figure, and really well-suit the size of Rei body, neat…

Woody Rabbit

Grabbit Wood
Trading Figure – Touma’s Little Tricker
Play Imaginative

Finally, we could get a hands on of these critters by the end of 2009!! I know-I know, they already delayed to launch these critters that originally planned to be released in June 2008, but I guessed it’s better late than never huh?

a great blind box/trading figure series from Play Imaginative- Singapore, they made us happy with the size of these toys and the fact that you could get the whole set by buying one whole case
plus the fact that this is only their First series, there’s more coming soon enough peoples!!

I got the Wooden Scheme Grabbit from my first box, nice one!!
but they still got those glue leftover in some parts and the color looks rather soft compared to Kidrobot’s products

the secret figures are: squeezel by Dalek and Grabbit by Joe Ledbetter oh c’mon… it’s not as ecret anymore, everyone already knew that!!
I’m still looking for the electric Squeezel from this line :(

can’t wait for the second one, my favorites, the Goons are gonna be in that series ^o^/

New Species Discovered!!

Trading Figure – Joe Ledbetter Finder Keeper series

It’s a cat, NO!
it’s a caterpillar, NO!!
it’s Kittypillar!!!

hahah, just taking one Joe’s 3dimensional artwork for some outdoor exposure, I’m big fan of his art style

this one came from the “Finder Keepers”-trading figure series from Kidrobot, really love this series!!

Finder Keepers mostly contains Joe’s characters that never been made into 3d models before, the only so-called reissue from this series is the Teeter
other characters are totally new! and I got this Kittypillar when opened my first random box *thank you Kidrobot

in case you wonder, what is the mystery figure?
it’s a signed-Lava colored Teeter

I’m still looking for Crash in this series, Crash is that blue Shark
hope to find a rather cheap one soon enough

King’s ROAR

Rathalos / Rioreus (Japanese)
Trading Figure – Chouzoukei Damashii Monster Hunter #1
Manufacture: Bandai
Origin: Monster Hunter video games

watch out hunter!!!
here comes the king, and he’s ready to blast those fireballs
Rathalos, my favorite creature from Capcom’s legendary video game, the Monster Hunter…
I remembered playing this game for the first time in the Playstation2 platform years ago
took almost an hour for me to hunt that Yian Kut Ku and Cephadrome for the first time, heheh
what a masterpiece, truly fabulous game concept… free roaming, RPG + skill based game, thousand of weapons and suits to make, and the best feature (especially for the PSP version), it is a multiplayer game
if you are a gamer and haven’t play it yet… dude!! grab one ASAP, seriously…

and here’s one of the most famous creature from that series, the Rathalos
I know I know, he’s not the toughest, nor the scariest, and even we might easily hunt one down, or maybe two with his female counterpart, but for me, he is the true mascot of the series
he got that charisma, and… c’mon guys, just level with me, the very first time you encounter this monster, you must be at least scarred silly right..?? he looks like the ultimate or the most epic boss you think you’ll encounter within the game right?
that’s why I still love him till now, even though you can easily “play” with him while bringing that hammer, like you know… he flew, he landed, he roared, he shoots fireball, aaaand… it’s HAMMER TIMEEEE!!
he offered you his weakness point to be hit, just like one of those carnival’s skill game, what a nice guy X D

um, he come with 3 color variants within the series, this original, Azure one and as his toughest color, the Silver one
the female counterpart or the Rathian is in the 2nd series of this trading figure line, with another 3 color variations but with a scarier pose, the poison Backflip attack!! I’ll scoop her later

hunters, be prepare to be hunted…
but for some pro players, this creature is the one who should be scarred

Haro Collection

Haro Collection
Manufacturer: Bandai
Origin: Mobile Suit Gundam Series (Kidou Senshi Gundam)

Haro, lovable mascot from the Gundam series
date back from the first Gundam series time line until the more modern one, this rounded shape robot always make lot of appearances

with its cute limited speech/tagline and flapping ear-like hatch, it become a very popular mascot to the Sunrise’s masterpiece series

originally, Haro was built by Amuro Ray, a legendary pilot who’s also the first known New Type pilot
notice his present in the series’ early show?
remember Amuro’s room? the one with many electronic gizmos and gadgets, yupe…it’s right there, rolling behind Amuro and his desk

Bandai release a trading figure series especially for this mascot, where it got many color scheme variations…almost TOO many ^^’ I’m just collecting some to keep remember this mascot

this trading figure come with a stand base, which is very crucial cause Haro itself is rounded shape, almost impossible to be able to stand by itself
and also it got a nice feature, you could actually open the ear-like hatch and see some nice details in there

oh, the big pink one way in the back is actually a gashapon case, made by Megahouse to store some of their Gundam characters gashapon

Space Yoko R-Style

Yoko Littner – Space Outfit
R-Style Trading Figure
Manufacturer: Bandai
Origin: Gurren Laggan

Gurren Laggan, another futuristic mecha based story from Gainax, heheh, I love that studio
those guys could really satisfied the fans with their character designs,
take Rei, Asuka or Mari for an example

and now, what more could a gun lover wanted than a beautiful red haired girl who wears hot pants and bikini on top wielding that sniper riffle? ohohohoooow, sweeet…

I’m a big fans of sniper riffles myself, especially when it is use in a right way by a hot lady
Victoria Celes, Riza Hawkeye, Sniper Wolf… they are some of my favorite female characters, and in 2007, we got Yoko Littner

I’ll scoop my other Yoko figures later, cause this one is my personal fav!!
meet this cute, sexy yet chubby version of her!! the R Style Future Yoko!!
the details are superb, love her exposed belly, cause it’s really sculpted flawlessly
she’s not too chubby, unlike her other SD version… this version still got that athletic looks

to me, cute and sexy combined together is a lethal mix…
instant kill!!! X D