[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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[Hobby Bites] Figure Magazine Scans from 2chan – Anime Figure Edition (1/23/13) [UPDATED!]

Here’s the latest batch of preview scans of upcoming anime figures from 2chan!


Kotobukiya figure offerings:

  • 1/8 Misty from Shining Blade (Prepainted PVC Scale Figure, Price and release date TBA)
  • 1/7 Misaka Mikoto ~Beach Side~ from To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (Prepainted PVC Scale Figure, Release Date: June 2013)
  • 1/8 Ayase Aragaki Thanatos Cosplay Ver.from Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Prepainted PVC Scale Figure, Release Date: 2013)
  • 1/8 Asuka Langley Shikinami 3.0 Plug Suit Ver. from Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0 Q You can (Not) Redo (Prepainted PVC Scale Figure, Release Date: June 2013)

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My Figure Collection 2011 – Part 1: My Desk and Shelves

It’s been more than 6 months since I last posted pics of my collection, and I believe it’s about time I posted something substantial after my latest “reboot”, so here’s some new pictures of my figure collection. Due to the number of images I’ve decided to separate the collection post into several parts. For the first part, I’ll be posting pictures of my workdesk and a quick overview of my collection shelves.

First up are some pictures of my workdesk. I work at home most of the time and I enjoy fiddling with the toys on my desk when I’m building up ideas and concepts. The figures on my desk all come from films: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Wars and Iron Man 2 and they’re all made by Hasbro.

My "battlestation"

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HobbySnacks Reset! 2: Electric Boogaloo

Hello everyone, Snacks here.

I’m still alive!

As you know I’ve hardly posted anything in here for almost a year now aside from shameless plugs of my former organization’s fairs. Sorry about that.

So what’s new with me? Well, life’s been pretty great so far!

I’m still working as a graphic artist and copywriter for a game company which does Facebook games.  We just launched one of our games into beta last week and I feel really proud to be part of that project. It feels awesome to see other people enjoying and appreciating the stuff that you’ve worked long hours on. There’s still a lot more work to be done since we still have some fixes and additional features to work on to make the game even better, but it’s definitely worth all the effort.

In other news, despite not being able to post much here, I’m actually back to collecting figures! When I was in a collecting pseudo-hiatus last year, a tropical depression/typhoon, Ketsana (known locally as Ondoy) dropped by and delivered the worst rainfall and flooding our country’s capital has experienced in ages. Our house got flooded (I posted a video of it here), but thankfully I was able to relocate my stuff before the waters rose to extreme levels. Early this year, for fear of experiencing another “Ondoy”, my folks decided to add a second story to our home where we can store our important stuff such as our books as well as my figure collection safely. So now a part of the second story serves as my room/office and I now have more room for displaying my figures! Yay!

My Shelves

A pic of my main collection shelves housing most of my figures

You can check out more pictures of my collection on my Flickr album.

So what’s up in store for HobbySnacks in the future? Well, you can expect some figure reviews (which I haven’t done yet since I started this blog), posts about my figure hauls and probably some second-hand news about upcoming hobby-related events. I’ll also be making a new section in the blog for my collection pictures when I’m less lazy. Well, that’s about it for now! Thank you for checking and visiting my blog for the past few months despite the lack of new content.

Oh and another shameless plug – our figure collecting forum, OtaKai Figure Society has moved to a new location since our previous host, ipbfree.com decided to shut its doors down for good. Check out the new home of OtaKai and join in on the fun!

AME no Jidai

For its ninth year anniversary celebration, the University of the Philippines Anime Manga Enthusiasts leaps through boundaries as it turns the pages of time back to the age of feudal Japan! Get ready for a historical event as your favorite collegiate anime organization presents yet another timeless anime fair!

AME no Jidai
Making History
NOVEMBER 28, 2009
A-Venue Hall, Makati
1:00 – 10:00 PM

Cosplay Competition ● Dubbing Contest ● Tea Room ● J-Music Concert ● Fanart Contest ● Fair Booths ● Karaoke Contest ● and many more!

Presale tickets at 90 pesos, regular tickets at 100 pesos; purchase your presale tickets at the Level Up! Live event and the Anime Overload Festival on November 7-8, as well as other UP AME Booths!

For more information, contest mechanics and event updates, please check the OFFICIAL FAIR MICROSITE or the UP AME FORUMS!

The UP Anime Manga Enthusiasts (UP AME) is the first ever recognized collegiate anime organization in the Philippines. They are also the same group behind previous successful events such as the Una kAME!, kAME Ulit!, AME Matsuri, AME Gakuensai and AME 8th Avenue.

Oh, and check out College Courses Online.

[Lyrics] Miku Hatsune – Dear

Art by YahaKo (pixiv)

One of virtual idol Miku Hatsune‘s most recent and catchiest songs is “Dear”, composed by 19’s Sound Factory. It’s a really beautiful song, but once I understood the lyrics I couldn’t help but tear up. ;_;

My friend Managarmr came up with a romanji transliteration and english translation. but he’s not quite confident if he got all of them right so if you’re proficient and you want to point out any errors, he’d like you to do so! :D

And so without further ado, here’s the song (and lyrics)… after the break.

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OtaKai Gathering + Hauls

We had the OtaKai Figure Society gathering all weekend long and it was epic fun! The OtaKai Figure Society is a community for Japanese figure and otaku culture enthusiasts, and we got a bunch of new members from the recent conventions so we decided to have a gathering to meet up with them! It was great seeing the new members and some members who I haven’t met yet personally. As usual we hung out at Greenhills and raided the hobby stores which was epic lulz, there’s nothing funnier than seeing store people taken aback when a huge group of collectors come in!

OtaKai members on the first day of the gathering in front of Wasabi Toys. Thanks to japutra for the pic!

It was also great hanging out with the usual people, especially LC who we haven’t seen in a while due to his work overseas. I also won some prizes from our raffle: a volume of Comic Gum and uh… a magazine from Thailand (which I gave away to someone else ^^;).

So if you’re a figure collector or if you’re into otaku culture, come and join us at the OtaKai Figure Society forums! XD

And here’s my haul for the weekend:

From the left: figma Haruhi Suzumiya, Revoltech Dix Nuef, Souchaku Henshin Kamen Rider Den-O Gun, Rod and Axe form

When I opened up the figma Haruhi, I noticed that she had paint rub on her lower left leg which was kinda disappointing. Considering Max Factory’s QC track record, I guess I just got unlucky. ^_^; It’s still a great figure though, she’s really fun to pose around! I can’t wait to get the other members of the SOS-dan!