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PRHI Shapeways Shop Updates- Star Wars, Micronauts, Timanic   Leave a comment

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It’s been too long since I’ve posted an update on here, but today I’ve got a whole mess of new Shapeways offerings to share, all available now! Head on over to the PRHI Shapeways Shop and see what’s good.

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PRHI Takara Magnemo, Microman, and Bandai MFV Accessories Available Now   Leave a comment

 

There is a whole host of new 3D printed replacement accessories for your vintage robots available now in the PRHI Shapeways Shop.  You can now buy replacement shooting fists for all of your Takara Jeeg and Gakeen magnemos, and Mego Micronauts figures such as Baron Karza or Force Commander.  Also available are Microman MicroGander replacement fists with and without 5 mm holes to hold accessories, and replacement missiles that will fit in the chest and foot launchers.  For you vinyl fans, you can now pick up missiles for your vintage Bandai Missile Fire Vinyls (MFV).  You can get regular replacement missiles, or missiles that end in a 5 mm peg so you can add your own custom warheads.  For links to each product, read after the cut.

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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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“My Friend the Micronaut 2013” Items Now Online   Leave a comment

grasshutstoreThe “My Friend the Micronaut 2013” opening sounds like it was a huge success.  There are a ton of pics on the Micronaut 2013 Tumblr page now, so thanks to everyone who attended and snapped some shots!  The show’s webstore is now up on the Grass Hut site for your perusal.  There are three Allarounds left for $150 each and the Blockman prototype for $275.  I’m pleased to say that my 3D printed figures are in good company, as they are listed right alongside the incredible works of Brownnoize Productions.  Sanjeev is cranking out some incredible stuff.  His Shapeways-produced Powered Suit Fake Type is an multimedia tribute to the original Diaclone Powered Suit toy.  What speaks to me more, however, is his home-printed Powered Bio Suit (PBS), a Diaclone Powered Suit scaled up to Microman size.  I’ve been following this project behind the scenes for a while now, and I am so excited for Sanjeev to finally be debuting such a rad project.  It’s funny that we both independently came to similar conclusions with what we wanted to do with our consumer-grade 3D printers.  I am sure we will be seeing some Blockman and PBS crossovers in the future.  There are also some other terrific Microman-centric works for sale in vinyl, PVC, canvas paintings, and more than one other 3D printed project, so make sure to check it all out on Grass Hut’s site.

 

Dougram: Earth Federation Forces in the desert 1/144   1 comment

Fang of the Sun Dougram is one of my favorite mecha series, and the old toys are fantastic.  The 1/144 series manages to strike a great balance of diecast, solid construction, and sharp details into a small size that allows for army building and some nice Real Robot diorama action.  Here’s an Earth Federation patrol on maneuvers in the desert.

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Posted December 23, 2011 by Prometheum5 in Chogokin, Mecha

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