C3AFA Tokyo 2017 Part II

September 5, 2017 at 20:53 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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So here’s the rest of the photos I took during the C3 AFA inTokyo. Nothing much to write about here, but I notice there’s a lot of thicc figures this time. Anyway enjoy the pics

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C3AFA Tokyo 2017 Part I

September 4, 2017 at 22:21 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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I arrived at Makuhari Messe on a Sunday morning for the C3AFA hobby show, and was greeted with a long queue. No doubt most of them (and myself included) were headed to the Marketplace to buy resin kits.
Some of the kits were the same as last year’s, but there’s also plenty of new ones. As expected, the popular kits were the first to be sold out, so I took my time browsing at the leftovers.

I eventually purchased these two bricks: 1/144 HiZack Vanargand and a 1/100 Jegan.

After that I went to have a look at other exhibits, starting with the Bandai section. There’s several new HG kits, including a Zaku Half Cannon, Kycilia’s Zaku I, and Blue Destiny Unit 2. The next RG kit is Johnny Ridden’s Zaku. On the MG side, there’s the upcoming ZZ ver.Ka and the GM Sniper Custom. The frame looks like the RX-78 ver.2 and follows the old-school MSV look. And then there’s several P-Bandai stuff like the MG Hazel, MG GM Command and MG Sandrock Custom.

There wasn’t too many interesting gunpla-related stuff, other than the Hobby Japan section. There’s some really nice custom builds, including the Thunderbolt version Acguy.

I took plenty of non-gunpla photos, but to prevent overloading this post with pics, I’ll upload them in the follow-up post.

56th All Japan Model & Hobby Show

September 26, 2016 at 22:18 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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Rather than staying indoors all weekend due to rainy weather, I decided to have a look at this year’s All Japan Model & Hobby Show. Instead of heading straight to the Bandai section like always, I detoured towards the Junk City section to look for gunpla spare parts. Then I navigated towards the Hasegawa section to buy some aircraft spare parts and waterslide decals. Also managed to grab a 1/72 scale VF-1 Valkyrie Battroid kit. Now that shopping’s done, I could finally take a leisurely stroll with my camera.

The Kotobukiya section was dominated by Frame Arms Girls, with some Zoids kits as well.  At the Max Factory section, there’s the 1/350 scale Cherno Alpha and Gipsy Danger from Pacific Rim. It’s gonna be a plastic model kit instead of a ready-made figure so I’m looking forward to its release. The Little Armory section has the upcoming MP7A2 and M134 minigun kits on display, which will be followed by MP5 SD6 and M4A1+M203 kits. Still no release date for the KLX250 motorbike though.

And then finally I made my way to the Bandai section. I was greeted by a plethora of Iron Blooded Orphans (IBO) kits, possibly to coincide with the 2nd season of the anime. Also there were the same stuff seen during the previous C3Hobby show, namely the RG Build Strike, HG Guncannon, HG Zaku I Origin (Char), HG Bugu, HGUC GM Ground Type, RE/100 Bawoo and MG Psycho Zaku.
Then there’s the pleasant suprise which was the MG GM Sniper II. I would’ve been happy with a RE/100 version, but an MG kit is even better.
Finally there’s the Premium Bandai stuff: HG Sword Impulse, MG Nu H.W.S pack, and extra armor & weapons for the MG Fullarmor Thunderbolt Gundam.  Someone should tell Bandai they managed to misspell ‘hangar’ twice: ‘hanger’ on the background art, and ‘hunger’ on the boxart. It’d be hilarious if they kept the spelling error on the official box art.

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