Tags: macross, Shizuoka Hobby Show
Okay, so here’s the final batch of pics from the 51st Shizuoka Hobby Show. Apart from gunpla, there were various other genres that were just as amazing. Plenty of Macross, military and various sci-fi models but not so much on figurines.
There was something else at the hobby show that I only realized this year, and that was a hobby-related flea market. There was a 500-yen entrance fee, oddly. Inside this flea market area were a lot of old model kits, mostly military and cars. Some were so old that the boxes were yellowing. Sadly, the prices were not dirt cheap, but I guess it’s because they were kinda rare. But most disappointingly, there wasn’t much choice of gunpla. But I did eventually buy several sheets of water-slide decals and several 1/6 scale military weapons which I hope would suit my future MG kits. I also bought a hobby book featuring photos of really awesome Gunpla dioramas.
That was my haul from the hobby show and on my way back, I stopped by my local gunpla store and bought a HGUC GM Quell (it’s for a future project). And as I passed by the bookstore, I bought the Gundam Unicorn Ace comic which had a 1/100 scale Sinanju Bazooka as a free gift. So in the end, I actually bought quite a lot of stuff. But enough of that, here’s the pics:
Tags: Frame Arms, hasegawa, Kotobukiya, macross, Votoms, Zoids
Here’s more photos from the 51st All Japan Model & Hobby Show. I already covered all the gunpla-related stuff in Part 1, so now I’ll just post a gallery of pics from other booths and dealers like Kotobukiya, Hasegawa etc. Enjoy the pics…
Tags: anime figurines, armored core, Black Rock Shooter, cosplay, evangelion, Figma, Hoihoi-san, Jehuty, K-On, Kotobukiya, macross, Panty & Stocking, Predator, Revoltech, Robocop, Sunred, yamato, Zoids
Finally, an excuse to go out for an excursion. Unlike previous years, I came hoping to buy something, having developed a recent interest in Revoltech figures. I arrived at noon on a cold, gloomy Sunday and headed for the vendor booths. First stop was Kotobukiya, with some Zoids:
And then there’s an assortment of mechas, including Super Robot Wars, Armored Core, Patlabor & Frame Arms:
There’s also these Hoi Hoi san figures:
And some other figures:
Next up is the Revoltech section. At the Tokusatsu (特撮) series section, they had several already released and soon-to-be released lineups on display, including Ironman & Jack Sparrow. I wanted to get my hands on the Skeleton Warrior but as luck would have it, it was sold out. They also had this promo where you buy a Tokusatsu series figure for 3000yen and you get the chance to win another random one with a spin of the dice. But having already bought Alien Warrior and Gamera recently, there wasn’t anything that I was interested in (except the Skeleton Warrior which was sold out).
For the Yamaguchi lineup there was the Jehuty from Zone of the Enders:
And several Gainax-related figures:
Some pics from the Yamato Macross series:
These are some pics from the Figma section. I’m curious how the Robocop figure will turn out.
Some Marvel & DC Comic characters:
And some Panty & Stocking figures, including Pantymus and Stockingtron from the Transformers parody episode.
The very few Gunplas that were on display that day:
Mechs from Full Metal Panic and The Big O:
Some finely detailed monster figures:
And creepy heads:
Some random figures:
Some other stuff in and around the area. The pic on the right is a scale model of the Tower of the Sun in Banpaku Kouen, Osaka.
Remember the boob mousepads I showed some while back? Well they came up with another variation: ass mouspads
And if you’re expecting some cosplay pics, sorry to disappoint. I just couldn’t bother queuing up to take their photos, especially those ladies with more skin on show. Here’s just some random shots I took:
It seems Dom and Gyan lost their inner frames:
As a consolation, here’s some pictures of proper models (race queens maybe?) at the Evangelion section. There was a race car and bike painted in Eva unit-01 colors there as well.
And that’s it for this years Winter Wonfes. I was walking around looking for some stuff to buy, and was quite tempted to buy the Peacewalker by Playarts at 5000yen. But in the end I decided against it. Tried looking for some rare gunlpa kits as well, but as expected most were sold at a premium price. In the end, I bought a 1/6 scale sniper rifle from Yellow Submarine. I figured it would fit my MG Dom which I plan to build (someday).