[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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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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Kamen Rider Kiva Videos


The Kamen Rider series for 2008, Kamen Rider Kiva premiered last Sunday, January 27, 2008. The show is about Wataru Kurenai, a young man destined to become Kamen Rider Kiva to fight creatures called Fangaia. These monsters were also hunted down in the past by Wataru’s father, Otoya Kurenai who disappeared 22 years ago. The story will be split between Wataru’s actions as Kiva in 2008 and Otoya’s role as a Fangaia Hunter in 1986.

Videos of the OP and Kiva’s first battle after the cut.

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Kamen Rider 2008: Kamen Rider Kiva

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


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”.