My Gundam Models and Anime

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Destiny Vs Series Clear Color Version

Over the this past weekend I celebrated my 4th year anniversary wih my fiancée. 4 wonderful years and hopefully there are more to come... Love you babe.... Anywho back on topic, she got me these nifty kits as my present (gotta love a girl who doesn't mind Gundam kits). They are the Vs. Series of the SEED Destiny 1/100 kits and they come in clear color version.

One pack includes the Strike Freedom vs Legend kits, they are both in clear color. The other kit is the Destiny vs Infinite Justice also in clear color version. Im not really sure what the story is behind these kits wether are limited editions or show exclusives, im not even sure how she got her hands on these.

I must say that the Strike Freedom and Destiny kits are hideous just like their regular 1/100 counterparts. On the other hand the Legend looks the best and the Infinite Justice doesn't look that bad either. Hopefully these are limited editions and that huge typo that you will see on the Destiny vs. Infinite Justice box make them worth even more LOL.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Gundam Unicorn

The new novel called Gundam UC Unicorn sports interesting mobile suit designs. As far as the story goes I cant tell much since the site is in Japanese. As far as the Gundam goes its a design that I really like. It reminds me of Shiro Amada's EZ-8 which strayed away from the traditional Gundam design.

The Unicorn Gundam boosts a horn on its head as opposed to the V fin of other Gundams. The official site also shows a Neo Zeon unit that looks like a mix between a Zaku and the Sazabi. It looks pretty cool as it looks bulky like the Sazabi. Hopefully this will be the next Gundam anime series since we need something new other than SEED.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

1/100 Akatsuki

Wow!! Long time no post. It has been crazy at work and I feel like I have no soul LOL. Anyway, for all those who don't know yet, the 100th MG will be the Turn A Gundam. This has created an uproar amongst Gundam fans but oh well. I personally didn't want the mustache as a MG since its not popular enough. If that was the case they could have done some Gundam Wing MG's such as the Epyon and Deathcythe.

In other news I have decided to put the Verde Buster build on hold for about a month. I started working on the Akatsuki in the meantime and so far I have completed the upper torso. I will be working on the rest over the memorial day weekend, more updates coming soon.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Revoltech Megatron

It was no surprise that after the Optimus Prime was released, the revoltech incarnation of Megatron was announced. Ditching the transformation, this figure closely resembles the animation version of Megatron. It is an outstanding figure, I am even capable of making the bold statement that it is way better than the Optimus Prime Revoltech. Its much more posable and the joints are not as loose as Optimus.

It comes with three sets of hands and two heads, one of the heads has Megatron with an evil smile. Overall I am quite satisfied with this revoltech. The only thing that I have noticed with Revoltechs though, is that some of the poses that you are supposed to be able to do are impossible. The Eva series are capable of many poses but when it comes to these robots possability is limited. It is however more posable than Optimus and that my fiends is a plus.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Early Release - Gundam Seed Destiny Vol 8

As I had stated before, I have not seen Gundam Seed Destiny completely. I am watching it as its being released in the US, the reason, because I saw SEED in English. When I watch an anime series in a certain language, I stick to that language be it Japanese or English.

So we are now at volume 8 of Destiny and the action is finally picking up. This DVD was not to be released until may 15th but I have access to anime distribution so I get an early crack at certain things. This volume covers from episodes 31 through 34, so far I am up to episode 32 when Stella get killed by Kira. Hopefully Bandai's quality assurance team did their job because so far volumes 6 and 7 have been defective and if this one is defective too i'm going off!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

MG Zeta Unit 3

I can at least sleep soundly at night. Afer a record 31 days in the postal services hands, I receive my share of the Limited Edition Zeta Unit 3. As far as the eye can tell, this is a carbon copy of the Zeta 2.0 MG. Im not sure if ill be building these as I am hoping that they go up in value since they are limited. The only thing that is disappointing on the kit is the stickers that make up the purple markings on the body. The problem is that they are stickers instead of decals. I would have preferred waterslides but oh well, I am just glad that they are finally home.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Camera Upgrade Sony Cybershot 10.1 Megapixel Camera

Before I started this blog, I had my digital camera but I rarely used it. It was a Sony Cybershot 4.1 Megapixel that I got from the pawnshop for about $100. It worked great until I really started using it in this blog. I noticed that the pics were a little blurry so now I thought it was time for an upgrade and I decided to get something good.

I love Sony electronics so it was a no brainer that I was gonna go for another Cybershot. I chose the Sony Cybershot 10.1 Megapixel camera beacuse of the high megapixels and the coolness factor. This camera doesn't sport any buttons, instead it has a huge 3.0" touch screen lcd in the back. Almost the entire back of the camera is pure screen! Its also lightweight and comfortable to hold.

Picture quality is amazing and the difference is noticeable from my old camera. Pictures come out cleaner and you can really zoom in alot. Overall I am very pleased and I look forward to updating my blog with my new camera.