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Kaiyodo’s Marvel Revoltech Wolverine


フィギュアコンプレックス アメイジング・ヤマグチ No.005 Wolverine 【サイズ】全長約155mm 【素材】本体:PVC・ABS / ジョイント:ナイロン・POM 【可動箇所】全33箇所 【ジョイント使用数】全11箇所 【セット内容一覧】 フィギュア本体 アダマンチウムの爪×2 オプションフェイス×2 (咆哮/食いしばり) オプションハンド×5(握り手(両手) 汎用手(両手) 葉巻持ち手(右手)) 葉巻 切り裂きエフェクト×1 ディスプレイスタンド×1 © 2017 Marvel

Source: 海洋堂 2017年9月發售: Action Figure AMAZING YAMAGUCHI No.005 Wolverine 5,900Yen | TAGhobby.com

   This has to be the absolute ultimate version of Logan! I’ve seen it touted as a “Classic” version of Wolverine, but the outfit isn’t the original togs that he donned back in his first appearances in The Incredible Hulk or even in Giant-Sized X-Men. It’s still a sweet looking figure. We’ve all been fooled by looks before, but I’ve heard some great things about Revoltech.

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Robotech Macross VF-1J 1:6 Cockpit Diorama Digital Sound System

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    This is incredible. Heck, it had better be with a price tag of $1380.00 [USD]! Click the image to be taken to the site. Make sure you check out ALL of the available photos of this piece. I guess the pre-order went well since they are all out of stock. Let’s just marvel at the wonderful detail while we try to forget the insane price tag, and not to mention the shipping cost of $440 [USD].

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Macross Plus: VF-11 Thunderbolt

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   I’ve had this image of a VF-11 Thunderbolt backed up on a hard drive for nearly two decades. Once upon a time, I was a rabid fan for all things Macross. Animation, Toys, Art, and Music. Nothing was more impressive to me than the Valkyries, Veritechs to my fellow Robotech fans. Anyhow, I was browsing some of my hoarded images and ran across this one. For me, it encapsulates everything that is beautiful about these fighters. Let me see if I can dig up a few more for a mini gallery of my past passion.

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Kame… Hame… HAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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   Just a quick sketch of Goku. It took me longer to apply the sloppy inks to the piece than it did for the pencils.

Sunday Morning Super Dimension Fortress One Fun

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   So it’s Sunday. Sunday’s used to be a dull day. Nothing to watch on TV, except the occasional b-roll cartoon like Galtar or some other show that just wasn’t cut out for Saturday mornings. While I do have a soft spot in my heart for even those shows, nothing compares to choosing what you want to see, when you want to see it. I have a hard drive full of content, a packed Netflix queue, Amazon Prime, and several shows I’ve purchased via my new happy place… Google Plus.

63f58bc6   Now down to it… I am having a great time screening Robotech on Netflix this morning. I have the series, but I really love streaming shows since they keep better track of where I left off than I can with my 47 year old memory banks. I am a huge fan of what Harmony Gold did with Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada. I find that Macross holds up really well, and it’s also in my library. I’ve never bothered to track down the other two series. Macross is my thing.

   Back to Robotech. This show had a different feel than the normal cartoons of my youth. I was 14 when it came out, and perhaps it was the Sci-Fi action combined with the more adult drama that had me hooked. Don’t get me wrong, if t had Robots, heroes, or any sort of martial arts, I was all about whatever I was watching. Robotech came at the right time and had an interesting story arch, along with a heavy transforming robot style aesthetic.

UPDATE: While poking around on Amazon Prime, I found both Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada! Bonus 👍

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Rip Jagger’s Dojo: Godzilla’s Robot Buddy!

Source: Rip Jagger’s Dojo: Godzilla’s Robot Buddy!

   The 1993 flick Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II, was pure Kaiju madness. I usually stick to the older G-Stuff but Mechagodzilla is one of my favorites. The redesign of MG from the 70’s version is dynamic. Check out the main article about this match-up on Rip’s blog.

Star Wars: Tamashii Nations’ Darth Maul… 素晴らしい!

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   If I could afford anything in this line, I would get this guy. Next to the Stormtroopers in Yoroi, this design resonates with my love of Star Wars and my admiration of the Feudal Japanese aesthetic. Darth Maul is simply stunning. The character was one of my favorite parts of the Phantom Menace, and I totally dig the treatment that this gives him.

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