Gundam Astray Red Frame

Introduction Scale 1/100 Maker Bandai Completed 11/2004 Retail 2000yen The Astray Red Frame is one of the three prototypes of the Gundam Astray, the latter being the main grunt mech of the Orb Union. Each Astray prototypes has their own characteristics, with the Red having better power output. Obviously borrowed from the image of a…

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Strike Rouge

2770 Introduction Scale 1/100 Maker Bandai Completed 01/2005 Retail 4200yen Spolier alert! In another brave attempt to squeeze every last penny of fanboys, Gundam Seed introduced another variation of Strike during the final episodes – the Strike Rouge, piloted by Kagari. The concept was a bit abhorrent at first, since Strike is a pretty masculine…

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Blitz

Introduction Scale 1/100 Maker Bandai Completed 11/2004 Retail 2000yen Gundam Seed has gotten me into another round of robot obsession lately. The show does the “sentai” thing again with 5 initial Gundams to sell more toys, but the new designer they employed, Junichi Akutsu, cranked out some of the best designs. Strike was an instant…

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Akira from Viper V6

Introduction Scale 1/6 Sculptor 岩橋 ? Maker Sogna Completed 3/11/00 Parts 19 Retail 9500yen Sogna (Sonia) is a game company that makes a series of animated H games, and Viper V16 features the adventure of 3 waitresses, and Akira is the main character. I really don’t know why I wanted this kit so much, perhaps it’s…

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Mary Midorikawa 緑川マりー

Introduction Scale 1/6 Sculptor 近藤 貴之 Maker Apple Pie Completed 8/12/01 Parts 16 Retail 12800yen She’s green, she’s got nice body, and she’s Mary Midorikawa (that’s “Greenriver”)! Actually I don’t know about the “nice body” part, it’s just what the character description says. This bosomy 92-57-90 heroine is a half-Japanese and has a very cheerful…

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Shinji and Asuka

Introduction Scale 1/8 Sculptor Teraoka Kuniaki 寺岡邦明 Maker Kaiyodo Completed 2/13.01 Parts 27 Retail 18000yen This kit is the 3D representation of a watercolor painting by Sakamoto, the character designer of Evangelion. It appears in Volume 3 (?) of the Eva manga. Apparently the kit didn’t sell very well as HLJ used to sell this…

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