Thursday, July 31, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
KERBEROS: "紅い眼鏡" (The Red Spectacles)
This is going to make me scream with excitement! Imagine posing a dirty dozen of Kerberos as a section of fictional "Nazi" post-modern style soldiers! The PROTECT-GEAR (プロテクトギア) is a set of fictional armour used by Tokyo's Kerberos Panzer Cop Anti-Vicious Crime Division units in the Kerberos Saga. The Red Spectacles (紅い眼鏡) is one of the movie (not animation) from 1987. The PROTECT-GEAR was designed by Yutaka Izubuchi, who designed the mechanics in MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR. One notable feature of the PROTECT-GEAR worn by the KERBEROS is the Nazi-German-influenced style Stahlhelm helmet; another is the pair of striking bright red eyes. Weapons include German weapons Mauser MG34 machine gun, Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 (FG42) automatic rifle, and Mauser C96 semi-automatic pistol (used by Nazi-German Officers).
We can sure expect other versions of KERBEROS armour such as: Kerberos Panzer Cop ver., Jigoku no Banken ver., Jin-Roh ver., Akai Ashiato ver., Kerberos Panzer Jäger ver. and LIGHT-GEAR to be released soon.
Other KERBEROS related toys have been liscensed and released by Medicom Toys, Yamato, Dragon Models and Takara Tomy.
KERBEROS PANZER COP from JIN-ROH (1991)
"天元突破グレンラガン" (Tegen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
"天元突破グレンラガン" (Tegen Toppa Gurren Lagann) is a futuristic sci-fi adventure animation by GAINAX. This Revoltech No.060 ENKI is the 3rd character but 4th figure to be released from the Tegen Toppa Gurren Lagann animation series. The other figures are: (1) REVOLTECH No.058 GURREN LAGANN FULL DRILLIZED, (2) REVOLTECH No. 050 GURREN LAGANN, (3) REVOLTECH No.052 LAZENGANN.
Images source: KAIYODO
Toys Revoltech Toy Kaiyodo Kerberos Saga Keberos Jin-Roh The Red Spectacles Tegen Toppa Gurren Lagann Enki
Thursday, July 24, 2008
After annoucing the release of "Batman" and "The Joker" (from the movie "The Dark Knight") in their Movie Masterpiece lineup of 1/6th action figures, Hot Toys is releasing "IRON MAN" featuring a very realistic Robert Downey Jr. headsculpt with an IRON MAN MK.III armour. The design is adapted from the movie "IRON MAN". Hot Toys IRON MAN feature 36 points of articulation with battery-operated light-up eyes and core. The armour is detailed with articulated flaps and weaponries, with an overall metallic finish. However, I find that the body armour is a tad to slender and could be better with a bit more bulk. Nevertheless, this is truely a masterpiece worth keeping!
Nope! This is not a speaking toy that you can find in department stalls!
Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece
Image source: Hot Toys
Toys 1/6th sixth toy HOT TOYS Iron Man Movie Masterpiece Tony Stark Robert Downey Jr.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
FACE OPEN Version
Legend of Daiku Maryu
23rd July 2008
Gaiking piloted by Daiya Tsuwabuki (in "Legend of Daiku Maryu", 2005-06), together with the crew of the transformable Daiku Maryu (Kargosaur) fought against the aliens from Zela. Daiku Maryu is a dinosaur-based carrier that provides support machines to form the Gaiking. One notable feature of the Gaiking that made it stand out among the rest of the anime robots, is its huge golden skull torso. Gaiking can shed its golden skull armour and battle in a "FACE OPEN" mode where its powers get elevated. "Legend of Daiku Maryu" is a re-make version of the Original TV version in 1976-77.
REVOLTECH No.039 GAIKING OPEN-FACE Version is the second Gaiking in the REVOLTECH line-up.
GAIKING FACE-CLOSE Version and GAIKING FACE-OPEN Version
Compared to REVOLTECH No.024 GAIKING
Catch Gaiking transform and fight in a "FACE-OPEN" mode.
Photography & Editing by William Tan
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Toys Revoltech Toy Kaiyodo Gaiking Gaiking Face Open Legend of Daiku Maryu