Hello folks! This is the second part in my collection post series where I share pictures of most of my mecha and hero action figures. Enjoy!
When I was in High School I first collected Marvel Legends action figures, but as a huge fan of Gundam and mecha anime in general I started getting Gundam MSiA (Mobile Suits in Action) figures. This shifted the direction my collection was taking from comic book related stuff to anime figures and statues.
Here are pics of my MSiA shelf where I display my Gundam action figures.
Now on to the wall shelves!
First up is the Kamen Rider shelf. I grew up watching Kamen Rider Black which was shown at a local channel, and only got back into watching Tokusatsu when Kamen Rider Kabuto went on air a few years back. These figures are from Bandai’s Souchaku Henshin and SH Figuarts lines.
SH Figuarts is Bandai’s premiere articulated action figure line which is quite popular nowadays because of their amazing detail and great poseability. The Souchaku Henshin line is a precursor to the SH Figuarts line which has removeable die-cast armor parts but weird body proportions, especially when you take off the helmet.
The next level in my wall display is the “Super Robot Wars” shelf which contains my Revoltech and Robot Damashii collection. Mostly it’s just mecha and super robots from various shows in one shelf. I haven’t been able to update this shelf since the last collection post though, but I’m planning on shifting my focus to mecha figures in the later half of the year to bolster their numbers.
I’m also a big fan of Transformers! As a kid I never got a G1 Transformer toy, so when the Transformers Classics line came out in 2006 I saw it as a chance to get into collecting Transformers figures.
And finally, the collection that started it all – Marvel Legends! Toybiz’s Marvel Legends line defined the modern standard of action figures which combined high amounts of articulation with detailed sculpts and paint applications. They also started the ingenious Build-a-Figure concept where each figure in the wave came with a part to build a larger figure.
The line was very successful, but during the last Toybiz waves and when the Marvel license switched to Hasbro the quality of Marvel Legends figures started to deteriorate (due in part to the increasing amount of oil needed for paint) and I stopped collecting them. Lately though, Hasbro has improved with their limited Marvel Legends figure releases and they’ve hinted that the line will come back again by next year. For more information on Marvel Legends, check out this wiki entry.
Well, that’s it for part 2 of my Collection series. At part 3, I’ll share pictures of the main shelf which houses my Anime PVC figure collection. Watch out for it!
All pictures were taken with a Panasonic Lumix LX3.