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Shizuoka Hobby Show 59 (2021) Sneak Peek

The 59th Shizuoka Hobby Show is preparing for its showcase this upcoming May 13th and 14th, and while it’s not open to the public this time around, there’s still a lineup of manufacturers ready to show off what they have going on in 2021! NuNu will be there to give us a glimpse at their hot new 1/24 Racing Series additions, and you can count on Hasegawa to bring both the Sci-Fi and down-to-Earth k...

New Bandai Gunpla & Plamo Announcements – April 2021

Today, we got a pile of new kits for preorder from Bandai which are set to be released between July and September. There’s a lot of great stuff to look forward to, so let’s dive right in! Remember — at HobbyLink Japan, we fill orders in chronological order, AND Bandai sometimes sends its stock in waves. If you want to be among the first to get these kits when they come out, place...

30MM Ladybots! 30 Minutes Missions Spinatia

UPDATE April 21, 2021: These kits are now up for preorder! Find them here! Bandai has recently announced new additions to the 30 Minutes Missions lineup: the Spinatia, based off the existing Spinatio models! These new takes on the Spinatio, which just went up for preorder last month, add a feminine twist to the designs. Like the current types, the armor and weapon parts are are included with the b...

The Millennium Puzzle, Now From Bandai

UPDATE April 21, 2021: This item is now up for preorder! Find it here! Bandai has just announced a new plamo line called ULTIMAGEAR, and it kicks off with the Millennium Puzzle from the hit anime Yu-Gi-Oh! What is the Millennium Puzzle? In the anime’s lore, the Millennium Puzzle was originally a pendant that was shattered and found in a box much later. The box containing the Puzzle’s p...

Bandai’s New Mecha Anime (& HG Kit!)

Bandai Spirits and Sunrise Beyond are teaming up to create a brand-new mecha anime: Kyoukai Senki. The designs will be brought to the screen by Ken Okuyama Design, lead by Ken Okuyama, of course. Thanks to the collaboration, the anime isn’t all there is to look forward to: we’re also getting a kit! In this article: What is Kyoukai Senki? The Upcoming Model Kit Link to Preorder the New ...

3 Practical Accessory Sets for Your 1/10 Action Figures (And Plamo Girls)

The Sousai Shojo Teien series from Kotobukiya is a model kit line of ordinary school girls. It was an original IP, and became an instant hint from the first release, Madoka Uki. The line has since introduced spectacled Takanashi Koyomi, and blonde-haired Ritsuka Saeki. In this article: The Schoolgirls 3 Accessory Sets Compatibility with Other Kits & Figures The Schoolgirls Whether it’s because...

Bandai Brings the Mecha Girls: 30 Minutes Sisters

UPDATE April 21, 2021: The first kits in this line are now up for preorder! Find them here! Expanding the “30 Minutes Missions” plastic model series, BANDAI SPIRITS teases a new original mecha girl line: “30 MINUTES SISTERS!” A teaser site has just been launched but information is limited; more is expected to be revealed on Friday, March 19, 2021 (JST). Not only will a new ...

New Kaiyodo Action Figure Preorders – March 2021

Recently, Kaiyodo revealed a number of new action figures for preorder which are set to be released between March and September 2021. We don’t often get a deluge of goods from Kaiyodo, but when we do they’re always fantastic, so let’s dive in! Protip: Always get your Kaiyodo figures during the preorder phase!Kaiyodo’s products revolve around preorders; once stock arrives, i...

Figure-rise Amplified Imperialdramon

Imperialdramon from Digimon recently joined the Figure-rise Standard Amplified model kit lineup from Bandai! Mecha Gaikotsu takes a look at this, one of the most impressive beasts from Digimon. We get to see how it can transform from Fighter Mode to Dragon Mode with ease, and also the Positron Laser. Get yours here:– Rise Amplified Imperialdramon

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Hits Theaters

After being postponed twice, the “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time” (also known as Shin Evangelion) finally hit Japanese theaters on Monday. The final of 4 films in the Rebuild of Evangelion series, which started 14 years ago in 2007, brings the story to a close. As of this writing there is no official release date for any overseas versions of the film. In this article: Delayed T...

Whimsical Scenes in a Pokeball – The Pokemon Terrarium Collection!

Popular Japanese trinket maker Re-Ment’s Pokemon Terrarium Collection brings the world of Pokemon to life! The series features clear Pokeballs measuring 6.5 cm in diameter, each perfectly encapsulating a little scene of fan-favorite Pocket Monsters in their natural habitats. In this article: How to Get a Full Set Protips for Display More Charming Pokemon from Re-Ment How to Get a Full Set Like mos...

My Hero Academia Gets Model Kits!

A couple of our favorite heroes from My Hero Academia get model kits thanks to Good Smile Company! MHA is a new addition to the Moderoid line of plamo from GSC, kicking off with model kits of the protagonist Izuku Midoriya, and deuteragonist of the series, Katsuki Bakugo. In this article: Good for Beginners Articulation & Posing New Joints Release Details Good for Beginners My Hero Academia fa...

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