Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
This event changes the location every year so if you live nearby, don't miss the chance.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
These Maus and E-100 are Dragon Cando - Cyberhobby specials. I skipped the regular ones as I decided if I bought, it's already too much compared to the actual numbers of these experimental tanks. As you may know, Panzer Korps has released these items for a long time. There is no question these tanks are from the same mold. Instead of just a tank in a display box, you do get some bonuses from these specials. For example, one Maus is posed as shown in a tank museum. One is displayed in a plain field. One has an additional broken turrent (I think it is posed to be in a picture which the turrnet was captured by Russian),...etc. In addition, you get a numbered card which does give you a better value. If you haven't got one, please consider these as much better alternatives than regular Cando releases.
Monday, March 20, 2006
Overall, this one looks nice but I think will be pricey. Since Yujin will come out with the same tank in 1/150, many of us may wait for the Yujin Brummbar.
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Friday, March 17, 2006
You may also know I add a chatter box to the right on the menu bar. If you just want to give me 1 or 2 sentences of comment, I think it's easier to do it in the chatter box. You can even just try it out and let me know how you feel about this function.
Tomorrow is Saturday. So nice.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The second series are the buildings in a rural residentail area. Most are small buildings you can find anywhere in Japan. There are also a small hospital or clinic and small convinience stores around the corner.
The third series are a small street with all kind of shops such as fruit shop or coffee shop. There are a couple shop keepers and the coffee shop is very nice with glass windows and interior decorations.
The fourth series are buildings around the train station but I didn't pay attention last year then I missed that. The fifth version (to the right) is coming up in late March. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
I have just loaded the pictures to my web. These deep-sea submarines are pretty big. I did compare it with a HMV from F-Toys. I think it will be a nice if you can put them in a diorama.
The blogger of Obake blog has just updated his site with a trip report of Tokyo. If you know Chinese, it's an interesting article. In summary, it talks about the Pro-hobby figures as well as the future releases of Preiser 1/144 figures. There is also a map of Akihabara indicating where you can find trading kits.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Second, there are some pictures of JASDF from F-Toys from Obake blog. Click here to access.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
If you collect 1/144 planes and is expecting the Big Bird from Cafereo, you may be interested in this as well. The B-29 from Dragon in its Dragon Wings series. This is the second B-29 rfom Dragon Wings and you can find more in Dragon USA.
Friday, March 10, 2006
First, I created a new page for my Metal Troops Creation resin kits. These are expensive so I'm not going to collect them all. I do have a couples more I think is on the way so I think it worths to have their own page.
Second, more pictures were loaded for the Force of Valor T-72. I also have a M4, a Churchill and a Challenger. Will post them later.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
These Force of Valor tanks were issued late last year I think was due to the success of Dragon Armor so FOV wanted to share the profit with Dragon. Quality-wise is acceptable. They may not be sculpted or painted as good as Dragon's, but the good thing is you can get something different. For example, the T-72 as shown in the pictures as well as a M4 or a Churchill. I didn't buy them all as I found I have too many Tiger Is or King Tigers from Dragon already. The price of these I think it's around the same or lower than Dragon's so it's great and they are easily accessible too as you can find them in Walmart, Target as well as the local toy shop where I live.
FOV also releases some 1/72 figures but it's not recommended. You can read the review in Plastic Soldier Review.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
I have loaded some pictures to my web recently. The first one is pretty nice, the F-Toys Twin Engine Series. I didn't buy all of them but I like this series very much. Especially the Mosquito shown in the picture and the HS-129 special.
The second series are the Hummvee from Dragon Armor and Cando. Both of them are 1/72. Yes, it's weird as Cando normally represents 1/144. I think both of these were from the same mold. The only difference is the one from Dragon Armor has a die cast body and the Cando one came with an plastic body. Quality-wise, I don't see much differences between these 2.
Friday, March 03, 2006
Robert K, I think you are asking these Cando Hummvees. They were released many months ago but I didn't see too many of them. I think they were sold out in the local shop here very soon. I think you can still find them available in the web. Let me know if you need any help.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Release Date & Title
TBA - Doyusha 1/100 Wing Collection #8 Fw190A-5
TBA - Dragon 1/144 Cando Stug III Series
Aug 2006 - TakaraTomy - Japan Since - DX
8/12/2006 - TakaraTomy - Japan Sinks - Operation D-2
7/24/2006 - TakaraTomy - Japan Sinks - Operation D-1
6/19/2006 - Takara 1/144 Famous Planes of the World Series #3
5/29/2006 - Takara Ships of the World Series #5
5/29/2006 - F-toys 1/144 War Bird
4/26/2006 - Dragon 1/144 Cando Jadgpanzer Series in the US
Apr 2006 - Yujin 1/144 Combat Vehicles
Apr 2006 - Cafereo 1/144 Big Bird VOL.1
Apr 2006 - Tomytec 1/150 Bus Collection #8
4/24/2006 - Konami Discontinued Famous Car Collection - The BEST
4/17/2006 - Takara World Tank Museum #9
4/17/2006 - F-Toys JASDF Collection
Mar 2006 - 1/150 Nippon Express Set
Mar 2006 - Tomytec 1/150 The Railway Collection #2
3/28/2006 - Bandai 1/144 Wing Club Collection L4
3/14/2006 - Doyusha 1/144 Stealth F-117A NIGHT HAWK
3/30/2006 - Tomytec 1/150 The Machinami Collection #5
3/27/2006 - World Wing Museum Zero
Updated : 4/15/2006