Author: Dave M

Transformers: Bumblebee Model Kit Unboxing

You don’t normally see Transformers model kits, but Trumpeter has entered into the ring for the first time to bring us a highly detailed small-scale kit of Bumblebee, as seen in 2019’s “Transformers” spinoff film, “Bumblebee”! It’s a snap kit, is partially painted, and has great detail. For instance, Bumblebee is fully loaded with precisely-reproduced details, d...

New Kotobukiya Plamo Preorders – February 2021

This month, Kotobukiya revealed a number of new kits for preorder which are set to be released between March and August 2021. There’s a lot of great stuff to look forward to, so let’s dive right in! Protip: Always get your Kotobukiya kits during the preorder phase!Kotobukiya’s products revolve around preorders; once stock arrives, it’s usually enough to fill preorders plus a little ext...

Demon Slayer Gets a New Season & Video Game

We all knew it was going to happen, but now Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) Season Two is a GO for 2021! We are talking about a manga that sold over 100 million by last December, after all. We all knew this was on the way — it was just a matter of when. We’re looking forward to a great new story arc that matches the quality of the original manga, anime Season One, and the blockbuster m...

No-Build Space Dioramas (In 1/18 Scale)

JoyToy brings us two new beautifully detailed but grungy and weathered diorama sets for your figures in 1/18 scale! What is Battle For The Stars? “Battle for the Stars” is a series of space-themed figures and accessories from JoyToy to create your own space battle scenes. So far, we’ve seen mech, character, and vehicle releases from the series, so these new additions are particul...

UNDER THE SEA – Bandai’s Water Field Display Base Review

If you haven’t seen them already, allow Mecha Gaikotsu to take you on a tour of the deep sea with these display bases from Bandai! Part of the Customize Scene Base collection, these simple, affordable bases let you level up your mecha displays in no time at all. Check ’em out! Get yours here:– 30MM Customize Scene Base (Water Field Ver.)

Premium Gashapon: When Gashapon Is No Longer An Impulse Buy

Bandai will be launching a new capsule toy brand called “Premium Gashapon” at the end of January. Premium Gashapon will be a “premium Gashapon that has never been seen before”. What is Gashapon? Gashapon is a type of vending machine that sells capsule toys without using a power source. Instead, you put your coins into the machine and crank the circular wheel round until a p...

Gunpla TV – chitocerium VI-carbonia lonsdaleite

Today, Dave takes a look at the third plastic model from the Masaki Apsy x huke x Good Smile Company plastic model series “chitocerium”. It’s the VI-carbonia lonsdaleite! She features a specially-designed model that possesses even more articulation than ever seen before in this line. The “fragment” and armament parts settle perfectly within the included hexagonal pede...

Gundam Advanced Tertium DLC: HG Tertium Arms Review

It’s Mecha Gaikotsu with another epic review, this time for the HG Tertium Arms support weapon kit. He’s creating the final version of Gundam Tertium from “Gundam Build Divers Re:rise” with a pretty awesome little equipment pack — that rifle, though!! This just may be the biggest we’ve seen in this series; let’s join him to check it out! Get yours here:...

Eevee Joins The Limited Tokyo Banana Pokemon Lineup

The Pokemon Company has recently partnered up once again with renowned Tokyo treat, Tokyo Banana, to release “Eevee Tokyo Banana!” This is the second Pokemon to ever be featured on the tasty cake-like snack. With its first wave of releases on January 2nd at Japanese 7-Elevens, it’s currently available in several prefectures. However, if you live in Japan or have a friend or shipp...

Best Mecha-Builder Model Kits? You’re Damn Right!

Mecha Gaikotsu may have put off these 30 Minutes Missions reviews for a while, but now he is here to deliver en masse! There are quite a few to take a look at — but that makes for a pretty cool mecha-packed video. To quote Mecha himself: “I forgot just how much I LOVE these mecha-builder kits!” Pick up the 30MM mecha from this episode:– 1/144 30MM bEXM-15 Portanova (Underwa...

Charaphone: Your Favorite Characters On Screen (Sort Of)

In recent years, a lot of anime goods manufacturers are churning out their own unique lines of small, collectable merch and other goods. Today, we’ve decided to highlight one of the new lines that has caught our eye! One of the most popular forms of anime goods are keyholders or keychains, which are just small charms you can attach to your bags to make them more personalized to your taste. T...

Syokon-Ki: Three Kingdoms Mecha Girls

Gomora Kick / Kaiyodo International has started a new model-kit series, Syoyon-Ki! Based on the “Three Kingdoms” stories, this series translates the mighty generals of that historical tale into beautiful girls armed with mighty mechs! First, taking a step back a bit: the manufacturer Gomora Kick often works with Kotobukiya to distribute their goods, but has also created a buzz by creat...