CDX toy news bulletin 7/11/2007
Nendoroid Tachikomas Silver
From Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex it is the Silver Tachikoma. Due November for 3,810¥. Produced by Good Smile Companu, the item is about 130mm long.
Soul of Hyper Figuration "Spider Man 3"
Spider-Man 3 Trading Figures from Bandai. Chozoukei Damashii (Soul of Hyper Figuration). 10 pcs per box, 7 figures and 1 secret. 380¥ each. Out NOW.
X-Plus King Joe
Completed non-scale PVC figure of King Joe from Ultraseven. Manufactured by X-Plus, due late August for 6,800¥
Nice vintage-style Red Baron (PVC?) due mid-July from Inspire. 3,667¥, 17cm tall
HCM Pro Gundam Dynames
From Bandai, 2,300¥ due October. #45 in the HCMPro line
Marmit Daigokin Jet Scrander
New from Marmit, a Jet Scrander for your Daigokin Mazinger Z! The wing will retail for 15,000¥ and will have a 38cm wingspan. The wing will be swappable so it can be displayed swept forward or swept back. Unfortunately, this is a Mail Order only item, with orders due in August 31. Also due is the 3rd version Daigokin Mazinger Z, 40cm tall, 2.5 kg for 50,000 yen. The only difference here seems to be a new shade of blue.
Marmit Megaton Hedorah
50cm tall, limited item from Hyper Hobby Magazine (on sale August 1st). Price TBD.
Fewture EX-Gokin Tachikoma naked color version.
155mm tall, 14,800¥. Large Diecast Tachikoma with rear light up LED! Limited to 500 pieces. Date TBD. More info.
Medicom 400% BE@RBRICK Paploo and VCD Royal Guard
280mm tall, 5,040¥. Sold at the Medicom Toy Exhibition 07. Limited to 2007 pieces.
210mm tall, 6,090¥. Sold at the Medicom Toy Exhibition 07. Limited to 2007 pieces.
Monster Japan BE@RBRICK
15th anniversary limited item for Monster Japan toy store in Ebisu. 3,000¥ Due August.
Transformers Diablock Convoy and Eva Unit-01
It fully transforms! Looks awesome! Convoy is a perfect transformation, with no leftover parts. Due August 2007. In addition - the toy uses only standard parts - no special parts were used. In addition, there will be a Diablock Eva-01 due October 2007.
West Kenji Mazinger Z (new version)
This new version of the West Kenji Swing Action Figure features Mazinger-Z as he looked later in the series. It now includes an improved Jet Scrander and large bronze and metal looking fists. It has some slight sculpting differences and an improved ankle joint. Price and Date TBD.
CM's ATM-03 Funny Devil from Votoms
Sunrise Mechanical Action Series - 130-140mm tall, PVC, ABS, date TBD 5,040¥
Comments5 comments posted
Ok, the Inspire Red Baron is a MUST.
X-Plus King Joe? So soon after the SoC? Mmm...dunno about that one.
Yet another Marmit Hedorah...I guess these things just keep selling...that's why they keep making 'em.
Daigokin Jet Scrander is pretty hot...but I don't have the Daigokin Mazinger Z and don't intend to get one. Nekrodave mentioned that this may, however, lead to a Double Spazer for the Daigokin Grendizer, which I would be ALL over!
Lego--I mean, "Diablock"--Convoy is pretty hot...and unlike real modern Lego's, the lack of specialty pieces is quite refreshing.
I'd be interested in seeing the full sculpt of the Hedorah. I never did get the Marusan giant one so maybe this will be the one. I think 50cm would be the biggest one out there right?
And fwiw, I didn't mean to suggest the Jet Scrander WOULD lead to a Double Spazer, just that it would be awesome (for Sanjeev. I ain't dropping 50,000 yen each on these things!) if it did.
"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Principal, Flatpoint High
Well, I've done some digging...and it appears that I was wrong! Well...at least vaguely incorrect. When I said "yet another", I meant just a larger size of an existing sculpt. I was specifically thinking of this one. Or even this goopier rendition of the oily bastard (which has been repainted over and over).
But if you look very carefully, the sculpt on this new one seems unique. I'm gonna try digging some more on ClubTokyo later today to see if I can find a previous sculpt that matches this...but it appears that this new toy seems genuinely NEW. (even if it is just another Hedorah...albeit a ginormous one!)
As for the Scrander, Mark, these should eventually hit eBay (that's how I got my Grendizer Daigokin). But if you have an agent in Japan (Celga, Rinkya, Masato...), you can have them check out Marmit's Scrander page to see if they can pick one up for ya. And while we're at it, here's a direct link to the "version 3" of the Daigokin Mazinger. I have no idea if this version 3 will be necessary for the Scrander (i.e., the Scrander won't fit v1 or 2)...
Ok...I feel somewhat vindicated...or like a total nerd--I'm not sure which.
The new Marmit Hedorah *IS* an existing sculpt blown up. Get a sweet, heapin' load of this'un.
Not too shabby, eh? I like it more than the Marusan giant Hedorah (which I thought you did get at last year's post-Summit NYC trip, Nekrodave...?). And, yes, I'm pretty dang sure this'll be the biggest Hedorah EVAR...could even challenge Jumbo Godzilla! ;)
OK, the vinyl red baron, gotta have.
But even more importantly, any ideas on how one could go about getting the jet scrander? Anyone have a contact they would be willing to share?