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Archive for September, 2010

GARwaii desu ne?

The PO for a trio of Nendoroids has surfaced today at various online stores… Looks like GSC has gone all out with their cutesy action figures lately… XDc

Coming this January at 3,333 yen is the ever dependable little sister of the main girl from the fan favourite anime series K-On! (Which ends just a couple of days ago… T^T But fear not a movie has been announced! ^_^), Hirasawa Ui!!!

To Infinity and Beyond!

It appears Windows Live Spaces, my previous buroggu host will systematically shutting down their buroggu support and us buroggas had been given the time until March next year to decide to either migrate to WordPress (Their partner-in-crime) or let it stay on the former as read only buroggu (Meaning no more updates can be made when the dateline hits), or even choose to delete the buroggu all together…



Preorder for the upcoming PSP game, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, is upped today! Already had mine preordered due to its awesome limited first release furoku! ^_^

Coming this April priced at 8,980 yen, a Figma of the ever eager yuri Shirai Kuroko will be included alongside the text based galge type PSP game…


A Certain Hentai and Kuudere Imouto

More Railgun goodness, in Figma form to boot!!! And so our imagination will be broken with such exciting news!

Looks like the ever popular Misaka Imouto will get herself a Figma treatment… She’ll be a Dengekiya exclusive merchandise of which her PO will start this 8th of October…

Only 20,000 pieces of her will be cloned (In accordance to her numbers in the anime…), each of her Figma base will be serial-numbered too!


Till All Are One with the Dark Side

After surviving the bombardments of comrade mGlacius and Crimotaku‘s joint military exercise, I’ve finally surrendered my will and grabbed myself the one true holy crown of my childhood yume, a Transformers Masterpiece Convoy (Optimus Prime to the West) Black ver. by Takara Tomy!

MP Convoy Black is actually a limited release of the very same mould used on the 1st MP Convoy (In its original red-blue colour scheme) from half a decade ago, with the Japanese version bundled with an e-Hobby exclusive comic book while the Hong Kong version bundled with a die-cast name plate…

The one I got is actually from eBay with a fraction of its original price sans any of the extras mentioned… Quite a bargain I say as it only costs me about 7,991 (LOL The number of my previous car licence plate… Coincidence? ^^;) yen including shipping as contrast to its original price which is about 12,000 yen!!! :Dc

Obligatory box shots… The first thing I noticed when I pick up this beast is the very heaviness of the danbooru! Didn’t expect it to be this solid in weight! ^^;

The front side features Convoy Black as the centre attraction (Obviously!) with his vehicle mode by his calves in a simple design while the back is littered with various information and features you can expect from those standard figurine packaging design…

A smaller image of Convoy Black and warning labels, legal stuffs and such are printed on the top and bottom portion of the danbooru respectively…


Gallant Royal Knight

New scans of this month’s Hobby Japan magazine reveal many future merchandise and products, a couple of them model kits caught my very eyes…

Announced just some time ago is a new line of PlaMo featuring my old time favourite series Digimon! The new Digimon Reboot line will feature fan favourite Digital Monsters in a revamped appearance skilfully moulded in plastic ala Gunpla! The first in line will be Omegamon (Omnimon to the West) from Digimon the Movie…

Coming from Bandai themselves, you can expect fine quality PlaMo with lotsa fine details on the kit, so far the prototype looks very good to me… ^_^ Coming this November at 3,800 yen… Its PO is upped since quite a while ago… ^^;

However, Omegamon isn’t the one that intrigues me in the first place… What got my attention is the production sketch of the next in line which is Dukemon (Gallantmon)! In case you don’t know, Dukemon hails from the 3rd Digimon series, the card-slash battle Digimon Tamers… It is an Ultimate (Mega) level Digimon created after the Matrix Evolution (Digivolution) of the protagonist and his partner Guilmon…

The one on the left is Dukemon in its original form while the one in centre is its Gurren (Crimson) Mode form… The last one is Dukemon X from the 3D animated movie Digimon X-Evolution… It seems the Reboot PlaMo version will be based upon these three forms… Can’t wait… ^_^ I hope (Black)WarGreymon will get a Reboot too!

While on the subject of PlaMo, the next MG Gunpla has been announced and it will be the poster MS Gundam 00 Qan[T] of the recently premiered Gundam 00 Movie… It seems it will be based upon the existing inner frames of Exia, which I’m slightly disappointed at its weak leg design

Coming this November as well, retailing at 4,725 yen… Won’t be picking this up or any future MGs unless Nobell Gundam gets herself MGed… :3c

The Misadventure of Noel and Aria

Meet Noel, the Arsenal Gear of my Gadget Army, faithfully serving me for many years, striving herself to entertain me everywhere from Din Dins to Lunch Hours to Toilets (A-ha!!) to Trips… ^_~

Perhaps due to my constant slave-driving, her once shiny armour now don with chipped paints and cracks here and there…

I believe it’s time to get her a new one… ^_^ Horo Plushie gave me a thumbs up for a go as well… XDc

Got hold myself a set of third party outer armour pieces for Noel, in sexy clear pink overall… :3c

Also got her a special Memory Stick adapter that allows her to bust up her rack-I-mean-memory by assimilating the less expensive Micro SD Card…

Works like a charm!!

Commencing Operation: Naked Noel…

Gutting in progress…

Took me quite some time as I’m not familiar with her internal systems…

Done! She lives again!

I can sense Noel overjoyed at her new outfit… XDc

Being a third party armour, it seems there’re a couple of minor issues at hand…

There’s a gap underneath her breastplate… >,<

No matter how much I try to close the gap, it always pops out from its intended slot…

The Circle Button also feels stiff…

Alas the old button was stiff as well but it gets worse after the installation of Noel’s armour…

Brought Noel to visit the local doctor, successfully fixing the stiff button issue but even the man is helpless against the gap…

No matter, at least Noel can still keep me entertained from now on… XDc

Remember Aria? She’ll be getting an ITAttoo! XDc

Sandwiched between her touch screen and LCD display is a layer of Macross F Ranka screen protector!

While you can’t see the outlines normally, you can briefly catch Ranka’s full form when the screen’s in white… :D

I had Aria’s back went thru some ITAtoo as well at a kiosk in my local mall…

However to my dismay disaster strikes when I returned to her after the commissioned project is done…

No, your eyes do not deceive you, nor does my camera settings’ going haywire or shaky hand or outta focus… The ITAtoo is THAT blurry… >,<;

Even the ITAttoo failed to stay onto Aria’s skin… ^^;

Yes, bad printing quality causes the miscolouring and double vision… ^^;

My heart’s broken upon laying my eyes upon Aria… T^T

Oh well, what’s done is done… Blame my constant Otaku Jinx… >,<

This is supposed to be the lovely Caster aka Tamamo no Mae (Fate/Extra) that’s ITAtoo-ed onto Aria…

100% not the image’s fault…

Anyways, after the incident I half-heartedly randomly search for online decal/skin printer.

Found this magnificent looking site called MyTego

It allows you to design your own ITAttoo by providing templates and such!

Customised and ordered one already, awaiting its arrival which should be rite about early next month… ^_^

Chose a different image for the ITAttoo this time…

This is actually a scan of the box art of the Fate/Extra Type Moon Box I got some time back…

Very raburi illus desu no!


The officials finally announced the juicy details of AFAX, causing Twitter abuzzing with heated discussions amongst comrades since yesternoon! ^_^ 

The upcoming Anime Festival Asia 2010, aka AFAX, which will be held in Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore on 13th and 14th this November, is considered one of the largest ever Anime x Manga x Otakuism event around Asia. Similar to last year’s AFA (Please see my reports on Day 00, Day 01, Day 02 and End of Days… ^o^), many awesome guests from the AniManga industry and wonderful merchandises will be available for your consumption!

Exactly my reaction upon hearing the juicy details whilst still at work yesternoon… ^^;

I’ll be highlighting several topics that I caught my attention… You can read the rest of the details such as the I Love AniSong concert (Featuring returning giants like May’N, Aniki and newcomers Scandal and JAM!), ticketing details, Butler Cafe and Regional Cosplay Competition at the official site 

First and foremost, the lovely voice behind (Mostly loli) some of the top ranked Anime charas like Kobato (Kobato), Nadeko (Bake Monogatari) and more will grace the event as a special guest! Last year we have the K-On! girls minus Mio on the panel, which was an awesome experience! ^_^ I believe it will be a roar as well this time as I know many comrades are enthusiastic fans of her (Voice)…

Mr Choo will be back as well! Had the honour of meeting him face-to-face last year… I’ll be sure to greet him this time around too! 


According to him, he’ll be there running random errands for the organisers, from sweeping floors to cleaning toilets to buying lunches for the crews… XDc 

Best of the news is… We get to see the Gundam 00 movie as well as The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi movie during the event! This is outrageously wonderful!!! 


Doki doki waku waku~!!! 

Two months away until the big bang! Otanoshimi~!!! Looking forward to the event special limited items as well!!

Sisterly Love… Kuro Ishi Ite

It took quite a while but finally my most anticipated package has arrived!!!

Everyone else around the globe must have already got their hands on the ever popular FigNendo Black Rock Shooter by now… XDc

Before introducing the latest acquisitions, here’s another serving of Sisterly Love to kick-start it off! ^_^

As you can probably notice, my package this time contains FigNendo BRS, as well as Kawamura Yuu from SeKirara! ^_^

Black x 2 + Pink = Moe! ^o^

I must admit, Figma BRS is probably the most badass and coolest of them all Figma to date…

The included chains (2 of them so to speak…) are quite heavy in their own rights… Took quite a while to set up the di:stage featuring Rock Shooter in its sealed form chained to the base… ^_~

Love BRS’s transparent flaming blue eye thingie… :Dc

My preciiiioooouuuuusssssssssss!!! ^^;

Coming up next is the pink battle chef ranger and her lovely kitchen army… X3c Wan-chan paw mark apron chou kawaii desu no~!

What’s up with that Wonderful Hobby Life For You!! 12 di:stage cover you ask? ^_~ Just received a letter from GSC on my entry to the WonFes Photo Contest that’s why… :3c

Yandere tendency growing…

Just be careful when you let Yuu handle those knives… ^^;

Chibi BRS looking bored in my den…

Rock Cannon berry kewt desu! >w<

The flaming eye, chibi version…


Nendo BRS: Jiiiiiiii… 0.#

Horo Plushie: Jiiiiiiii… =D

Remember Darth Vader’s ChopSabre I got from the last Earth cycle? Got myself another pair! This time it’s Darth Maul’s!

Saber: No stealing my gohan, goshuujin sama! XDc

Being Darth Maul’s ChopSabre and all, you can actually attach the twin lightsabres to form the signature double-bladed lightsabre as seen in the movie!

The connection is done via magnets located inside each ends of the ChopSabre… ^_^

Shin Unicorn Gundam

Saw this over at Ngee Khiong‘s and it totally blew my mind apart with a huge pew pew Death Star laser! 0_0 

Built by a talented modeller from Area 11, this is perhaps the most original kit bash of a Gunpla I’ve ever seen! *Applause in unison*

Sisterly Love… Master

Long time no Sisterly Love! ^^; Anyways been busy with many things but I’ve finally got some time off doing another instalment of my 4koma series…

It’s another couple of back-to-back panels; Featuring my recent obsession Fate/Extra… XDc

Based upon a certain event in the PSP game Fate/Extra! XDc

If only we can choose Saber’s personality in the game… ^^;

This couple of 4koma is partly dedicated to comrade lightningsabre, a rare breed of Saber ethusiast! Xdc


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