2 6-episode volumes in July, September
6 new monthly Robot Girls Z shorts to debut in Japan on Wednesday
Voiced by Mamiko Noto, designed by Fate/Zero's Hirokazu Koyama
Unique Toys has posted images to Weibo of a testshot of their latest figure, Y-02 Runman! Based on Blurr and including his Targetmaster partner Haywire, Runman is also presumably the arch-nemesis of Donkey Kong-era Mario, back when his name was Jumpman. Or maybe his sidekick. Keep reading to see the figure!
Hasbro’s new Transformers: Combiner Wars Devastator is on Amazon.com* and the pics make me think many of us will be very happy when this toy is released. Looks awesome!
Robots In Disguise Art Director Jose Lopez has posted some RID concept art to his Instagram! Included are paintings of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, both of whom are reasonably similar to their final forms though Bumblebee is moreso. And Lopez also posted a page of face studies for Windblade, who we learned previously will be making an appearance on RID in the future. Keep reading to see it all!
Rei Hiroe, Hisasi, Tony, more contribute character designs for Hobby Japan/Megahouse figure line
受到許多玩具人所喜愛的新銳1/6 比例人偶品牌「Black 13 Park」，其最火紅的「BLACK LABORARY」系列又將要推出最新的作品了，這次是來自BLACK LABORARY 空軍部隊秘密的「暗夜空降組部隊」，這款角色為「麻雀」（Irene）。 於2012 年時，「Black 13 Park」工作室推出首款的作品，其設計師畢鈞瑞（John）擅長使用獨特的黑色詭異解剖造型、虛構的二戰偽科學風格以及廣受許多人喜愛的蒸汽龐克風格打造出令玩具人大受好評的作品。其獨樹一格的創作風格也為1/6 比例人偶市場注入了不一樣的元素。 這次，Black 13 Park 工作室所要推出的「麻雀」作品，主要是採用了亞洲人的面孔作為角色設定。而為何是選用空軍部隊呢？也是設計師為了圓了一個自己對於飛行員題材迷戀的憧憬，有興趣的玩具人不要錯過了。 ▼ 先來看一下精采的影片介紹吧！ Airborne – Irene 個人資料簡介 實驗編號：009 實驗員姓名：麻雀 效力部隊：BLACK LABORARY 空軍 暗夜空降組部隊 動物雛形與屬性優勢： 以麻雀與優秀的暗殺組隊員進行改造，麻雀的敏銳與飛行能力。 負責任務： 暗夜空降組，主要負責執行戰爭中空中偵查與戰鬥物資補給的緊急運送。屬於大範圍，陸空兩棲部隊。 裝備配置： 武裝為「重型戰鬥裝備級別」，全身配備高精密飛行器在空中進行飛行與滑翔空降，作為空軍中負責大範圍勘測地形與敵軍情況與運送物資的緊急部隊，以及首次飛行部隊雛形技術上的限制，目前沒有配備對地面鎮壓的武器。而唯一武器就是飛行器內的裝置帶有高爆炸燃料，在必要情況下，連同飛行員一同撞擊毀滅地面大型坦克與戰艦。屬於空軍部隊中的先遣部隊。 Black 13 Park BLACK LABORARY Airborne – Irene 建議售價：尚未公佈；商品大小：1/6 比例；限定數量：399 體；預計發售日期：尚未公佈。
A recent WordPress update has wiped out the commenting feature. I have no idea how to fix this, so for the moment it is impossible for anyone — including me — to comment on posts. I am very sorry for this. The loss of comments is going to cause problems for the site. You are very welcome to send me... Read more →
The July, 1987 issue of Computer & Video Games magazine offers up two fun treats for the GoBots fans out there. A double-page spread GoBots painting (which I’ve rotated) and an ad for the video game. Enjoy! Related articles GoBots Monogram Model Kits Ad from 1985 (battlegrip.com) Spotted Online – GoBots Staks Transport Review at CollectionDX (battlegrip.com) Spotted Online –... Read more →
Hasbro released their IDW-inspired Transformers Generations Skids* a few years ago, and now we see a black repaint of the toy is coming together . . . for unknown reasons. See the Tformers.com post for more pics of this unidentified repaint. Great color design! “In these more detailed shots we can see the deco includes some subtle gold shading in... Read more →
DVD adapts "Yōsei-tachi no Batsu Game" manga spinoff as main manga prints volume 50
6 main cast members to perform opening theme for series premiering in July
The June, 1983 issue of Electronic Games Magazine brings us this awesome companion to a Blip Magazine article that I shared last month. Not quite as fun as the Zaxxon boardgame I reviewed a few years ago, this full-page ad for the home computer version of Zaxxon looks gorgeous. Staring at this ad makes me want a modern version of... Read more →
Over the last few days I’ve posted two different TSR ads for their series of “Choose Your Own Adventure-style game books. The Endless Quest line (Amazon.com search*) is one of those series of books that I kinda want to collect; I read several of these as a kid, and ads like this one (from the July, 1984 issue of Dragon... Read more →
Back when I was a kid, comic books were a great way to reach kids. Toys, model kits, money-making schemes, gum, and candymakers all ran ads in comic books in an attempt to separate more change and dollars from us kids . . . and we loved it! As just one more example of these awesome advertisements, I present to... Read more →
Story centers on 2 boys living in underground world after Mt. Fuji eruption
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD opens today in Singapore, and while we've seen the trailers and plenty of moving visual promos, one of the key things from the 4th film in the Mad Max series which tugged at my toy-loving heart, were the "vehicles"! The pimp-my-ride-on-crack by-way-of post-apocalyse-splendour truly revvs up me engine, ya know?! Check out vehicleshowcase.madmaxmovie.com for full images, plus a
Main manga's final chapters retold in theaters on Saturday
White Ash, Angry Rock Rebirth perform; Hulu to stream "#0 inbound" on June 20