Join Zeon! Fantastic Gundam Propaganda Poster
Great art from Nick McLean. Could you imagine a Gundam MMO similar to that of Star Wars Galaxies where the factions actually mattered? A guy can dream.
All I know is we need more Gundam stuff in the East.
Check It: More Gundam on AlbotasBuy It: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3

Join Zeon! Fantastic Gundam Propaganda Poster

Great art from Nick McLean. Could you imagine a Gundam MMO similar to that of Star Wars Galaxies where the factions actually mattered? A guy can dream.

All I know is we need more Gundam stuff in the East.

Check It: More Gundam on Albotas
Buy It: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3

Barf: Disney Mech
Disney have no problem cashing in. We’re up to 107 Dalmatians now, right? They’ll even design their own mech for the Micky-loving otaku, because that’s a demographic. This metallic bastard is being released as part of Bandai’s Chogokin line, which is usually very high quality, both in design and build. This is just embarrassing though.
Check out our post on this from a few months ago for mote pics.
Check it: More mech posts from Albotas
Buy: Super Robot Chogokin Megazord

Barf: Disney Mech

Disney have no problem cashing in. We’re up to 107 Dalmatians now, right? They’ll even design their own mech for the Micky-loving otaku, because that’s a demographic. This metallic bastard is being released as part of Bandai’s Chogokin line, which is usually very high quality, both in design and build. This is just embarrassing though.

Check out our post on this from a few months ago for mote pics.

Check it: More mech posts from Albotas
Buy: Super Robot Chogokin Megazord
8 Inch Mecha Dunny from Kozik
One of my favorite 3-inch Dunnys is Frank Kozik’s Mecha Dunny. He just released this aweome 8-inch version which includes an art print. Too bad that all 111 of them sold out almost instantly. According to toysrevil.net, they were gone in two minutes, thirteen seconds.
Buy: Plasticland by Frank Kozik

8 Inch Mecha Dunny from Kozik

One of my favorite 3-inch Dunnys is Frank Kozik’s Mecha Dunny. He just released this aweome 8-inch version which includes an art print. Too bad that all 111 of them sold out almost instantly. According to toysrevil.net, they were gone in two minutes, thirteen seconds.

Buy: Plasticland by Frank Kozik

Border Break Gets iOS Treatment

Sega’s mech-based arcade game, Border Break, is getting an iOS version at some point according to Andriasang.com. You know when you know something probably sucks but you really want it anyway? That’s me and Border Break. I don’t know how Sega’s going to translate this game onto the iPad, but hopefully it works out. I’m not buying an iPad just for this, but I’ll definitely pick it up if I ever do get an iPad, just to fulfill my curiosity.

Note: The footage above is from the arcade version of Border Break, not the iOS version.

Monthly Revoltech Report (June 2012)

Each month, Kaiyodo puts out a new super-articulated toy for its Yamaguchi series, usually based on a giant robot. Hit the link to find out what’s available today and what’s coming out in the next few months.

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(Source: kaiyodo.co.jp)

Two New Customs from Rotobox

This Mazinger Z Qee customized by Rotobox is too cool for school. It’s coming oh-so-close to replacing their Voltron custom as my favorite Qee.

The Celsius custom is Juohmaru from Plawres Sanshiro, a manga from the ’80s about action figures that wrestled. These are actually still available. They’re $340 from Rotobox and are limited to three editions.

Daily Graffiti: Super Anime Robot Edition
The giant robot above is Grendizer from the anime UFO Robot Grendizer, known in the U.S. as just Grendizer. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s that one anime from the 70’s with giant robots. Yup. That one.
Yeah, I’ve never seen it either.
(via i k o on Flickr)
Check out the DAILY GRAFFITI ARCHIVES for more geektastic street art!

Daily Graffiti: Super Anime Robot Edition

The giant robot above is Grendizer from the anime UFO Robot Grendizer, known in the U.S. as just Grendizer. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s that one anime from the 70’s with giant robots. Yup. That one.

Yeah, I’ve never seen it either.

(via i k o on Flickr)

Check out the DAILY GRAFFITI ARCHIVES for more geektastic street art!

Monthly Revoltech Report (Sep. 2011)

Each month, Kaiyodo puts out a new super-articulated toy for its Yamaguchi series, usually based on a giant robot. Launching today is Eva Unit 06 from the Rebuild of Evangelion series of movies. This one’s got a super cool color scheme, a translucent halo, and a moon that can attach to the back of the figure. A light inside the moon makes it glow and even transmits light to the translucent eyes, making them glow. Very cool.

Next mont will be a double whammy with both Himura Kenshin and Himura Battohsai from Rurouni Kenshin getting the Revoltech treatment. The figures are meant to celebrate the series’ 15th anniversary. I smell a plastic sword fight coming.


November is another month with a double release. First, there’s an alternate Jehuty figure from Zone of the Enders. Figure 103 from April was a figure of Jehuty, but this one is slightly different looking and has a lot of new accessories. I think that’s kind of mean to release two similar figures so close in time to one another. I’m a bit obsessed over Zone of the Enders, so I do want this one, but I just spent $55 on the last one. Pass.

The other November figure is Eva Unit 05 from the Rebuild of Evangelion series. This Eva is a creepy mofo. It’s like a giant praying mantis. But with a giant spear attached to it. The figure is 160cm tall - a good 20cm taller than most of the giant robot editions.

We usually only get to peer two months into the Revoltech future. But this time we get to see all the way ahead into December. And that’s when you can get your hands on this awesome Anubis figure from Zone of the Enders. Those Jehuty figures aren’t going to fight themselves, you know. Being a big fan of the series, I’m probably going to pick this up. But images of Anubis - god of the afterlife, not the giant robot - have always creeped me out. So maybe not…

Check back on the 15th of each month for Albotas’ monthly Revoltech report.

I Wish Layzner Got Localized

I was in a comic shop recently and stumbled upon a really cool action figure. I Googled that shit and found out it was based on an 80’s anime called Layzner. It was supposed to get an English translation, but the master reels were damaged between the time Sunrise shipped them from Japan to America. Lame! They should have at least translated the audio tracks and created a dub.

[Review] Bangai-O HD Missile Fury


 
Despite being a 2D game, Bangai-O HD Missile Fury gives you the rare opportunity to feel like a real pilot of a giant robot. But you’ll need some hardcore New Type skills in order to appreciate its brutality. You will rage quit.
 
Giant robots, constant action, challenging, lots to do
Stupid-hard sometimes, no frills

Hit the link for our full review, and my personal challenge to myself to squeeze in as many mecha anime references as possible.

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Dat Ass…
Lieutenant Quattro from Zeta Gundam really knew how to keep his cool. But as soon as the camera pans away…

Dat Ass…

Lieutenant Quattro from Zeta Gundam really knew how to keep his cool. But as soon as the camera pans away…

Bangai-O Missile Fury Dated
The third entry into the weird / awesome shoot ‘em up by Treasure will be hitting XBLA on May 4, 2011. That’s next week! Now, when’s Radiant Silvergun HD coming out?

Bangai-O Missile Fury Dated

The third entry into the weird / awesome shoot ‘em up by Treasure will be hitting XBLA on May 4, 2011. That’s next week! Now, when’s Radiant Silvergun HD coming out?

Hawken Looks Like A Cool Game

I tend to like stylish Japanese Real Robot / Super Robot designs a lot more than this type of utilitarian walking tank stuff, but this game looks pretty fun. Hopefully they change the name though. And hopefully my geriatric PC can run it.

Zone of the Enders gets plastic
Finally! Over the years, we’ve gotten Gundam, Eva, Virtual On, and all sorts of other mecha toys. But for some reason there have never been figures based on the Orbital Frames from Zone of the Enders. Revoltech will take care of that, though. The makers of some of the most articulate and durable mid-priced toys will be making a figure based on Jehuty. Now it’s only a matter of time before the next sequel, right? Right?!
[CyberGundam via Destructoid]

Zone of the Enders gets plastic

Finally! Over the years, we’ve gotten Gundam, Eva, Virtual On, and all sorts of other mecha toys. But for some reason there have never been figures based on the Orbital Frames from Zone of the Enders. Revoltech will take care of that, though. The makers of some of the most articulate and durable mid-priced toys will be making a figure based on Jehuty. Now it’s only a matter of time before the next sequel, right? Right?!

[CyberGundam via Destructoid]

Virtual On Force is region free
Sega’s new / old installment in the Virtual On series, Virtual On Force, will be region-free, according to NCSX. That means you can buy the Asian or Japanese version of the game and play it on your North American 360. Since this is going to (surprisingly) be a physical release, rather than a download, I think it’s unlikely this one will come to the West. On the other hand, the only VO games not released over here are the online version of the Saturn game and the Sega Ages re-release for the PS2. It’s your call if you want to pay up for the import, but I’ll happily hand over a $50 bill for this game.
[Via NCXS, image via Mech Damashii]

Virtual On Force is region free

Sega’s new / old installment in the Virtual On series, Virtual On Force, will be region-free, according to NCSX. That means you can buy the Asian or Japanese version of the game and play it on your North American 360. Since this is going to (surprisingly) be a physical release, rather than a download, I think it’s unlikely this one will come to the West. On the other hand, the only VO games not released over here are the online version of the Saturn game and the Sega Ages re-release for the PS2. It’s your call if you want to pay up for the import, but I’ll happily hand over a $50 bill for this game.

[Via NCXS, image via Mech Damashii]

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