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- 03/01/12--17:10: Custom JIM LEE BATMAN Cowl Mask by Reevz
- 03/01/12--17:10: Martin Hsu “Pokemon Otaku Outing”
- 03/01/12--17:10: Tokidoki's Royal Pride Coming This May
- 03/01/12--17:10: Tomopop Review: Megahouse's 1/8 RAHDXG.A.NEO Marida Cruz
- 03/01/12--17:10: Shawnimals' Galaxy Ninja is March's Ninja of the Month
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They claim you can swim like dolphins … I’m not sure smashing your face into water at top speeds is a wise thing … plus I think dolphins would stay a mile away from you … this seems more like Dr. Ock ready to battle Spidey … or Aquaman. . … Ace Ventura? Tweet [...]
Check out this cool Custom JIM LEE-STYLE BATMAN COWL!! This Bat-Mask was made by our Friend, and Artist, Shawn Reeves. He had a Client who wanted a mask done in this style. The detailing is amazing! Thanks Shawn for sharing this fun photo. Hey Readers, if you would like to see more extremely cool stuff by this Graphic Designer/ Artist then be sure to click HERE!
Campaign Focuses On How Families Can "Light It Up Blue" To Raise Autism Awareness Across Canada TORONTO , March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Toys"R"Us, Canada today announced the launch of its in-store ...
Martin Hsu x Pokemon = Supahcute! “Pokemon Otaku Outing” is currently available at OhNo!Doom Gallery. Filed under: art Tagged: "Pokemon Otaku Outing", Martin Hsu
Tokidoki has announced a new collection of collectible vinyl art figures called the Royal Pride. This assortment of 3" PVC have a suggested retail price of $7.95 and will be available in May. Serieous tokidoki collectors will want to be on the look out for at least two chase figures. Click the thumbnail above for the full-sized image of this assortment.
Gundam Unicorn is a throwback series in every sense. Going back to the Universal Century of franchise lore and more important for me, a traditional style of character design. The designs are much more muted than most current anime and that's something that's drawn me more into the series.
Looking at the character of Marida Cruz, one of the 30 Puru clones cast off from war and into a life seemingly detailed by Frank Miller, it would seem as if she's just a throw away put in to just make connections to the UC. However, in her design and building of character, she's one of the most intriguing characters of the series. Thankfully, Megahouse has done a wonderful job of crafting her in their latest PVC entry in the RAH DX line. Hit the jump for the review of Megahouse's Marida Cruz!
Figure name: 1/8 RAHDXG.A.NEO Marida Cruz
Figure maker: Megahouse
Retail price: ¥6,800
Available at: HobbyLink Japan
I'll just cut to the chase here. This is easily my favorite figure from Megahouse. It's not just because it's from Gundam, but it's just done so perfectly reflecting the character. The craftsmanship is also there, while with a few minor flaws, it's otherwise perfect. Just know that going into this review.
We'll start off with the box. It's your standard window design, you see everything, etc. However, what I do love is the interior detail in the box. The Neo Zeon Sleeves' design is all over the box and it actually works for a box. Normally, I just cast boxes aside, but this is one of the few that manages to draw my attention to it.
Looking at the figure itself, the face and hair are what catch your attention first. Marida's face is utterly perfect. Not a blemish is found on her skin, her nose just juts out a bit, the lips are natural. Her face is clean and her eyes only serve to draw you in. Her eyes are simply the best part of this figure, and as always, Megahouse does an amazing job with them.
As I mentioned, her hair is an attention grabber as well. The main reason for this is due to the distinctively '80s hair style, but that goes with this being a Universal Century based series. Conveniently, the mullet-topped hybrid of hair allows for seams to be perfectly hidden away. I love how the pony tail is perfectly flowing through the air. It's little touches like this that make me love this figure even more.
Marida herself sits atop an emblem of the Neo Zeon Sleeves, which itself is a further embelished version of Char Aznable's Neo Zeon emblem. The stand pegs into the base and has a peg for Marida's foot to be placed on. There's no fear of imbalance or the figure slipping out, it's secure and won't be an issue for breakage. The blue is not exactly the same tone as the blue in her pilot suit, but it doesn't detract from where the attention should be. It also features an embossed show logo, but again, it's there more for the sake of it being there than to attract attention to it.
Would you look at that backside?! I mean, just look at the detail in her backpack. Never mind the hourglass figure she has, but damn, those color tones. All jokes aside, you can see that they did a great job of sculpting, not to mention the shading in what can very easily be just a glossy pilot suit.
The pilot suit that they gave Marida hugs just about everything. Yes, it does fit those parts rather snugly, but it's not the focus of the figure at all. They're placed there because it's actually on the suit, not because they're trying to sell her like figures of another red-haired heroine of another mecha series. Yes, the points are there, but they're subtle and only found if you're looking for them.
One last detail I'll chime in on is the helmet. It's not molded into her hand but fits in between the curved left hand and her leg. The seamline is rather obvious for it, but they try to make it look like it's supposed to be there with how they did the interior lining. You're still not going to pay attention to it, so we'll just call it a seamline. Also in this shot is the other flaw that I found. There is some splotchy paint on her right hand, but nothing too egregious, especially considering the rest of the figure.
It's only fitting that this review ends with some mobile suit action. As this is Marida, it has to be her personal mobile suit, the NZ-666 Kshatriya. Overall, I loved this figure. The tones in her hair are very well done, her pilot suit is just about perfect, and her face is among the best I've come across. While her design may not be appealing to everyone, I'm more than pleased with this rendition by Megahouse.
[A special thank you to HobbyLink Japan for providing this sample for review!]
The teaser that Shawnimals put up on their blog a few weeks ago prepared plush fans for something otherworldly. It's a good thing too because I think I needed to mentally brace myself for the sparkly awesomeness that is Galaxy Ninja, March's Ninja of the Month. With it is outfit coated in stardust, this 7 inch by 7 inch plush definitely looks like it fell out of the night's sky. I also adore the ninja's glassy clear eyes to contrast his dark get-up.
Galaxy Ninja is limited to 100 pieces, each for US$30. Like all Ninjas of the Month, the Galaxy Ninja will come with a signed and numbered hang tag, a character sticker, and a character button. Shawnimals, going with the Space Age theme, will be making the buttons holographic (you can check out a mock-up of the design in the gallery). Galaxy Ninja will be available for purchase on Wednesday, March 7th at 1 p.m. Central from the Shawnimals online store.
WAYNE, N.J., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced the launch of its two month in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks , the world's leading autism science ...
Just when you thought Sideshow Collectibles has forsaken one of the properties that put them where they are today, they reveal a rand new collectible for their A Nightmare On Elm Street collection. Follow this link to check out the Freddy Krueger Premium Format Figure. This is only the second time they have produced Fred in 1/4 scale, the last being based on Jason Vs. Freddy, so this is a welcome new offering. Follow the above link to check out the preview page, and keep your eyes here for more on this piece next week.
A Little Bit on the Yasai Side: One thing Japan does particularly well is put awesome cartoon characters on everything. We’re stuck with that creep, The Green Giant, and they get all these cool mascots?
lt;img src=quot;http://tformers.net/i/a/clips/funpub-100.jpgquot; /gt;Fun Publications has sent out another update today to their members advising them to change all passwords on any of their email, bank accounts, and credit card websites. While you are at it, just to be safe, please cancel any credit cards that may be associated with the Transformers Collectors Club.The company does not know exactly what information was taken during the recent security breach, quot;so we are recommending that if your
Seattle -- Zooppa, the leading source of user-generated advertising, and Tech Deck, the premier brand in fingerboarding, have launched a new video contest asking video makers to show how Tech Deck allows ...
It was just announced on February 28th that Paramount Pictures is releasing a new “SpongeBob SquarePants” movie in late 2014! Viacom CEO Phillippe Dauman said, “We will be releasing a SpongeBob movie at the end of 2014″ and added “we will serve to start off or be one of our films that starts off ourRead More
Daily Graffit: Stormtroopers like graffiti too. Spotted by essichgurgn.
Today’s Toy Deal of the Day is one of the highly popular dolls from the Corolle Doll line named Poppy. The Corolle Babicorolle 13″ Large Rag Doll (Poppy) is on sale for 54% off the regular list price. She’s so cute and huggable! All Cloth Corolle Doll – Poppy This cute little all cloth CorolleRead More
Calling all children of the 80′s! Pac-Man is back..man. Namco Bandai Games Inc., Arad Productions and 41 Entertainment LLC announced this week that they have granted Disney XD the U.S. television rights to the first true Ghost Hunter – Pac-Man! The new animated action / comedy series is tentatively entitled “Pac-Man – The Adventure Begins”...
Do you think a good solid swimming pool could enhance your residence’s value? In many cases private pools provide a powerful way to get exercise without realizing that you’ll be even doing it all! To do the mishaps leak detection, simply fill up your damages back to its normal level not to mention mark it [...]
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