Monday, September 27, 2010

my mom keeps a charm shrine by the entrance of our house to invite good spirits. the cat is there to welcome good luck, Godzilla is there to crush all our enemies and send them into ruin.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

a new show to talk about

I've always been a fan of the works of Genndy Tartakovsky, Dexter's Laboratory, The Clone Wars (2D) animated shorts, Samurai Jack and now this:

now his new show, Sym-Bionic Titan is chock-full of nods to the classic animation of the mecha genre, as well as the old toku shows (the look of Lance Lunis, the male protagonist is reminiscent of so many of the male leads of shows like Daimos, Voltes V or Mazinger Z). inserted in between is the story of three refugees from a lost planet trying to blend into Earth culture, evading the local Alien hunting agency, the local military, and the monster army that took over their home planet, and now are set on eliminating the only link to the royal family of that planet (princess Ilana Lunis) one of the main characters. then of course there's Tartakovsky's trademark cinematic action sequences that I love about his work. it's mainly a  fresh take on old robot cartoons, it's nostalgia-fueled, fun and cheeky in some parts and i'm looking forward to more.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


another welcome addition to my microman collection and 1/18 stuff:

Wreckers: Whirl

Thursday, September 16, 2010


dumping some current projects:

CHUG Whirl:


Sunday, September 12, 2010

from the next to THE FIRST

so yeah, i repainted my Motion Revive Ichigo from his colors in The Next to how he was portrayed in The First

i'm pretty satisfied with it, though now i want a Nigo and another Ichigo (NEXT colors).  

for the meantime, WOOOOO.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

the rider has arrived.

from the bike i talked about yesterday, i got the rider today! (though some modding was necessary to fit him on the bike, but i don't care, i'm never gonna give away this guy.

i got him for  a deal too! i'll probably have more to say about him once i get some deadlines out of the way but damn! the only thing better was if he was done in his 2005 "The First" colors. i may do that if i get a spare , but for now, i'm satisfied. hooray for 1:18 scale wonders!

Friday, September 10, 2010

a cyclone (or something like it) head this way

crossing my fingers and hoping i bag that Motion Revive Kamen Rider Ichigo from Wilvin tomorrow. I already scouted out a good ride for him, a 1/18 scale Honda NSR (1990) decked out in white, red and some blue. 

the model i bought  feels off but it's because of personal preference. when i saw it for sale it was already in the  colors and looked way retro with the rounded and wide curves of the shell not unlike the old cyclone:

well i figure it's a happy compromise, until i'm bugged enough to repaint it myself but that's gonna be a lot of paint masking. hmmm, maybe a weekend project i could do.

Monday, September 6, 2010

bye bye income

Just got paid for my Bob commish and immediately I lost it when I found Microman Material Force figures in the mall.

and one for Raj.

Godammit i need to save my money :(

Sunday, September 5, 2010

S.I.C.ness begins.

okay i was in the market for getting SIC KT Wild Chalice (which was in stock at the store) but they also had Faiz.

do not be fooled by the packaging.
he's not Momotaros IMAGIN.

i was not expecting to find this guy since i checked the store's online inventory earlier and he was not on the list but wow. instabuy. and i was not disappointed. he is my first foray into the SIC mini dudes and maybe my last (i'll explain why in a bit)

this is what killed him to me.

good articulation, fairly detailed and well done paintjob, very intricate sculpt. he'd be an instant 10 if he wasn't so damn huge compared to the rest of my 1:18 collection. eeh. i probably might have been better off with chalice and justify him as a monster rider. 

but i still love you, Faiz.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

just dropping this. had fun doodling George Takei, and I LOVE his voice!

gattack is aaalriiiight

got a sparring partner for my R.M. punchhopper, was lucky to get a complete Gattack figure, and he's really snazzy too.

this may be as close as i'll ever get to owning a cat: