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PRHI Micro Moving Mecha Production Release- April 13th, 8PM EST   Leave a comment

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The newest 3D printed Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries action figure release is finally ready!  The PRHI Micro Moving Mecha production release is a project that has been in the works for much longer than I expected.  This 3 3/4″ tall, fully posable action figure is designed as a ‘what-if?’, asking what might have happened if Takara had gotten the license for Mobile Suit Gundam instead of the toy company Clover.  Based on a sketch by the illustrious Minoru Sashida, the Micro Moving Mecha depicts the Gundam as a Microman line diecast metal figure similar to the Jeeg and Gakeen figures released at the time.  The MMM is 3D printed in color, using silver plastic for the limbs and head to represent bare metal, with colored details only for the torso and accessories.  The toy features 5 mm peg construction in the major places, with 3 mm diameter hands, meaning that the MMM can hold some vintage Microman accessories, and that authentic Microman figures can wield the MMM’s Clover-inspired Beam Rifle and Beam Sabers.

The PRHI MMM will come in a bag with header and will be available in the PRHI Monster Kolor Shop (http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/) on April 13th at 8PM EST for $25.  I’ll put up a new post on the site with a direct link to the sales page on the night of the drop.  For now, enjoy the pics!

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PRHI Micro Moving Mecha (Prototype ver.) Available Now from FOE Gallery   Leave a comment

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The Prototype color version of the newest Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries 3D printed action figure is available now from FOE Gallery.  Head on over to their site to purchase this one-off painted version: Micro Moving Mecha Prototype ver. on ShopFOE

PRHI Micro Moving Mecha (Prototype ver.) 3D Printed Action Figure   1 comment

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The newest PRHI 3D printed toy was inspired by a sketch done by Minoru Sashida, Head Art Director at Namco Bandai and longtime Microman expert.  Sashida-sama had envisioned the RX-78-2 Gundam in the style of other robots released as diecast figures in the Microman line, such as Kotetsu Jeeg (鋼鉄ジーグ) and Magnerobo Gakeen (マグネロボ・ガ・キーン).  These diecast figures came about because the original toys for both series were made by Takara, so they were able to release these characters under the Microman banner as well.  Sashida-sama’s illustration is a ‘what-if’, rendering the Gundam in the same style as the other Micro robot diecasts.  I loved the drawing, and could immediately see how well it work would as a real toy.  I started with that sketch and ended up here, with a fully articulated Micro-sized Gundam.  I worked in the mecha’s classic accessories, as well as some design inputs from the original Clover toys that were released alongside the anime.  For the Micro Moving Mecha’s (MMM) debut, I had to go with the iconic black and white RX-78-1 Prototype paint scheme.  This fully painted one-off debuted at FOE Gallery’s LOOK5 show and will be available on their site here if it hasn’t sold yet: Shop FOE Store.  The first regular release of the PRHI MMM is in the works, and will be a printed in color version in blue and silver to look like a diecast metal figure.  Stay tuned for details!

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Here’s the PRHI MMM alongside a Real Type Micro buddy!

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B-Club 1:/75 MS-06FZ Zaku FZ Soft Vinyl Kit Desert Use   Leave a comment

B-Club is the specialty item arm of Bandai.  B-Club makes PVC character figures, model detail parts, soft vinyl toys and kits, and more.  They’ve released numerous reissue Bullmark kaiju vinyl toys, but have also released soft vinyl model kits over the years.  At some point, B-Club released a line of 1/75 scale kits of mecha from Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket.  I don’t really care for the miniseries, but I like the machines in it quite a bit.  When I learned about the line, I knew I needed to start tracking them down.  Soft vinyl robot kits are a strange breed, but I love them.  I wrote  along, indulgent thoughtpiece about vinyl robot kit in a review over on CollectionDX.  Go there to read lots of words, and scroll down for more and bigger pictures of the finished Zaku.

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Bandai Mobile Suit Gundam AGE-1 Normal Test Type Mega Size 1/48   Leave a comment

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE is the current Gundam franchise incarnation, and it is pretty great.  The AGE-1 Normal is also a recent entry in Bandai’s Mega Size model kit line of 1/48 scale mobile suits, which are also great.  I did a comprehensive review of the kit over at CollectionDX, and it is worth a read.  Bandai is really pushing the limits of what you can do out of the box, including making the entire kit tool-less.  The engineering is pretty incredible, and the result is a gigantic (~15″) tall action figure model kit that is chunky, posable, and rugged.

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Posted March 19, 2012 by Prometheum5 in Gundam, Reviews

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New reviews over at CollectionDX   Leave a comment

The Robot Spirits Den’an Gei review got a lot of traffic last week, so I thought it’d be fun to start posting links to my reviews over at CollectionDX as they go up in case people don’t check there too often.  I usually cover Glyos vinyl releases, 3A stuff, Iron Man, and real robots.  Maybe over the weekend I’ll through and put together a review links page, since I have done a lot over the last couple of years.  This week I posted a pair of sponsored reviews:

Bandai Robot Spirits MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom

 

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Posted March 7, 2012 by Prometheum5 in Gundam, Mecha, Reviews

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Review: Bandai Robot Spirits XM-02 Den’an Gei   Leave a comment

So, I wrote this review for CollectionDX without realizing that we’ve already covered this figure.  I didn’t want what I put together to go to waste, so I figured I’d post it here for my own edification.

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Posted February 28, 2012 by Prometheum5 in Gundam, Mecha, Reviews

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