[Hobby Bites] Figure Mag Scans from 2chan – Mecha and Toku Edition (1/23/13) [UPDATED!]

More figure magazine scans from 2chan, this time it’s Mecha (Gunpla, RD) and Tokusatsu figure and plamo previews. These were scanned from Hobby Japan, Gundam Ace, Dengeki Hobby and Model Graphix magazines.

12aRobot Damashii Ka Signature Xi Gundam (10500 Yen, Pre-Order Start Date: Jan. 2013) Tamashii Web Shop Exclusive

1358871029845The RD figure will be roughly in scale with other Robot Damashii (Side MS) releases. Check out the drastic size difference between the RX-78-2 Gundam (18 meters tall) and the Xi Gundam (26 meters tall)!

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Kamen Rider 2008: Kamen Rider Kiva

“Wake up! The chains of destiny are released.”

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Here’s a clear look at 2008’s Kamen Rider hero, Kamen Rider Kiva! The new show will follow a horror theme this time around, with Kiva’s forms inspired by famous monsters (Dracula, werewolf, Frankenstein’s monster and gillman). He’ll have contract monsters for his different forms, which will reside in a haunted castle.

I must say the concept is pretty unique, though like the current Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Den-O, whose premise sounded retarded at first (Kamen Rider with trains?!) but ended up pretty awesome, I guess the best approach is to just be ready for anything.

Kamen Rider Kiva will premiere after the conclusion of Kamen Rider Den-O next year.

*update* Recent promotional material have confirmed that the title will be “Kamen Rider Kiva”.