Author: Robodaz

1/48 Space:1999 Eagle Transporter by MPC/Round 2 – Part One – Unboxing

Available from HobbyLink Japan The Eagles are Coming…. Gerry Anderson, along with a variety of collaborators across many decades, has been responsible for the production of some of the most entertaining and challenging programming on British Television. From the simple days of The Adventures of Twizzle, to his first outing with CG in New Captain Scarlet, Gerry was a creative dynamo, whose ou...

1/72 SDR-04-Mk.XII Destroid Phalanx by Wave – Part Two – Build

1/72 SDR-04-Mk.XII Destroid Phalanx – Available from HobbyLink Japan Incoming! No matter what type of mech anime you like, you’ll know that of all the glories of mech fighting, there is nothing (save perhaps those ruddy homing lasers) that satisfies the blood so much as a good, big missile barrage: lots of things scurrying about the screen to showcase the animators’ skills and te...

1/72 SDR-04-Mk.XII Destroid Phalanx by Wave – Part One – Unboxing

1/72 SDR-04-Mk.XII Destroid Phalanx – Available from HobbyLink Japan “Let’s really do something weird” – Miyatake Kazutaka One of the appeals of Super Dimension Fortress Macross from the very outset of the design process was that it was not saddled with being, as Master Miyatake commented, ‘first out of the gate’ when it came to the modernized ‘real ...

Space Pod Crab 03 (Limited Reproduction Ver.) by Wave – Part Two – Build

Space Pod Crab 03 (Limited Reproduction Ver.) – Available from HobbyLink Japan EVA From the moment that Alexey Leonov undertook Humanity’s first EVA on the Voskhod 2 Mission of 1965, the question was raised as to how anything could be done in space without the astronauts involved being heavily hampered by their own life support systems. Indeed, right into the 1970s and the construction...

Space Pod Crab 03 (Limited Reproduction Ver.) by Wave – Part One – Unboxing

Space Pod Crab 03 (Limited Reproduction Ver.) – Available from HobbyLink Japan Who? What? Why? This review has dropped me right in it… My normal thing would be to extract an interesting aspect of the model’s background, company lore, setting or whatever and expand that into something enlightening before I crack open the box itself.

1/100 MG MS-06S Char’s Zaku II Ver. 2.0 by Bandai – Part Two – Review

1/100 MG MS-06S Char’s Zaku II Ver. 2.0 – Available from HobbyLink Japan The Model and the Means… It seems that since its foundation Bandai, has been pushing new levels of excellence into the marketplace, with range after range of plastic kits and toys… Even in my own life, I have seen the company (as well as other such enterprises, such as Tamiya, Revell, Airfix, etc.) cla...

1/100 MG MS-06S Char’s Zaku II Ver. 2.0 by Bandai – Part One – Unboxing

1/100 MG MS-06S Char’s Zaku II Ver. 2.0 – Available from HobbyLink Japan A Beautiful Conceit… One of the things which has made Mobile Suit Gundam: The One Year War so popular with fans from its initial broadcast to today is the sort of moral and social ambiguity which hung on the narrative and sometimes made it hard for viewers to easily delineate the good and bad in the story. F...

DX Soul of Chogoukin Great Mazinger (2015) by Bandai – Part Two – Review

Check out more Great Mazinger items at HobbyLink Japan! Better the Second Time Around?

DX Soul of Chogoukin Great Mazinger (2015) by Bandai – Part One – Unboxing

Check out more Great Mazinger items at HobbyLink Japan! Only the Mighty! I will open this unboxing with a shameless copypasta from my Aphrodite A review, as the self same terms apply here. Go Nagai really has always had not only a trollish streak in him, but a well developed eye for the main chance, and a way of looking at the popular culture zeitgeist of his time.

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