Sunday, August 31, 2008

Figures @ C3xHobby Chara Hobby 2008

There are quite a lot of announcements on upcoming limited edition figures at the show. I'll cover them individually in separate postings. Here's a brief look at some of the limited edition figures.

MegaHouse Queen's Blade Reina Alternative - Hobby Japan November 2008 issue mail order exclusive. The 2P color version will be a regular general market release.

Clayz Ink Nijihara Queen's Gate ver. - more info.

Alter Queen's Blade Alice Boost ver. - more info.

Volks Mai Shiranui Queen's Gate ver. - scheduled to be a Hobby Japan mail order exclusive.

MegaHouse Queen's Blade Melona 2P Chara Hobby 2008 exclusive - more info. She comes with a bucket o' green slime. Yes, actual green gooey slime that you can pour onto the figure!

Atelier-Sai's 1/6 Meer Campbell beach concert ver. resin kit at a pricey 13,000 yen!

Another one of Atelier-Sai's event-only release. 1/6 Lacus Clyne captain uniform ver. PVC limited to 200 pieces - 16,000 yen!

Girl from Choukousennin Haruka. Forgot her name.

Another girl from Choukousennin Haruka whom I don't know the name of. Gomen! ^^; Both this and above figure are from Volks.

Volks 1/7 Kaguya Nanbu - more info.

Two other characters from Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga announced for the M.O.E. Collection Plus lineup. Each will come with a custom display base that can be combined with two other bases from the series to form one complete display base.

Prototype of the combined display bases as mentioned above.

Volks Miku Hatsune PVC coming in September. More info.

Volks Rin & Len Kagamine

MegaHouse Queen's Blade Nanael 2P color ver. - more info.

MegaHouse Lacus Clyne doll - Megatre Shop exclusive. It will retail for 15,000 yen. Pre-order begins in September 2008.

MegaHouse Art Works Monsters Momotaros - exclusive to Amazon Japan,, and Dejitamin online stores. Pre-order begins on 1 September 2008.

Another Art Works Monsters release. Deneb is also exclusive to Amazon Japan,, and Dejitamin online stores.

Art Works Monsters Kintaros. Same as above.

Nendoroid Shana Dengeki Daiou ver. - more info.

Nendoroid Tsukasa & Miyuki Comptiq mail order exclusives. Still kicking myself that I missed out on the first Comptiq sets but I'm not gonna make the same mistake again! Must get!

MegaHouse Djibril damaged ver. - more info.

Wave Lena Sayers - more info.

Our savior Kamen Rider X crucified by G.O.D. (The Government of Darkness)!

Busou Shinki Ach & Yda Dengeki Hobby original color ver. - coming this November.

Check out more photos in the gallery linked below:

C3xHobby Chara Hobby 2008 gallery

Gundam @ C3xHobby Chara Hobby 2008

Here's a look at some of the Gundams and mechas at C3xHobby Chara Hobby 2008.

Love the glossy finish on this Qubeley kit. Mono-eye lights up!

RC Berg's impressive 1/144 RGZ-91 B Re-GZ Gundam resin kit. One of their many new releases for sale at the show. More info on the kit and other releases here.

1/60 Gundam Exia Trans-Am mode - more info. First one of Bandai's event-limited kit to sell out on the first day before noon.

1/100 MG G3 Gundam ONE YEAR WAR ver. - more info.

DX Versal Knight Gundam full color mekki ver. - more info. I was so close to getting one for myself. Waited in line for nearly 45 minutes and was sold out by around noon time on the first day. :-(

1/60 PG Zaku anime color ver. with weapon set - more info.

'lil Zaku II's first tricycle.

Basket O' Doms!

Custom Strike Noir Gundam by Seira Masuo as featured in Hobby Japan.

Samurai duo Shin Musha Gundam & Musha Gundam Mk-II

I want a kit of this!

One of many impressive custom dioramas on display at Hobby Japan's booth.

0 Gundam from Gundam 00. Oooo~!

Gundam Rasiel from Gundam 00P.

Now let's move on to other mechas. Here's a "live-action movie version" of Ingram from Patlabor. Was there ever a live-action movie made for the series?

Guren Nishiki gets a shiny new coating! More info.

Volks Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann resin kit - painted and unpainted version on display. The unpainted resin kit will be made avaialble through Volks retail stores throughout Japan from 1 September 2008 onwards.

Chara Hobby was the last chance fans get to pre-order the 1/144 PVC action figure. More info. One of the most highly-detailed upcoming action figure release of the mecha that I've seen thus far! Ordered one for my own collection and an extra piece for auction when it is released sometime in Fall 2008.

Super-bloody battle.

IMO, the mechas of Muv-Luv look nearly identical to one another but this definitely stands out!

So does this bright yellow mecha!

Check out more photos in the gallery linked below:

C3xHobby Chara Hobby 2008 gallery