So here's my 10 'To-get' Toys and Kits list for 2011, a smattering of what I missed last year and things to come this year:
|3x more awesome than any 1/144|
1. RG 1/144 Char's Zaku - is on top of my list since I want this paired up with my RG 1/144 RX-78 Gundam. In my humble opinion, I think this is the cooler of the 2 Real Grades released thus far, as it is the Red Comet's personal Zaku II. What can you or me want more?
|See? It can do THE POSE|
2. Revoltech #101 - Gunbuster - I have been waiting for a kit or figure of Gunbuster to roll out for the longest time and the last one saw light in the late '90's as is already a rare one. Now Revoltech has finally come up with this, I'm definitely going to get it. It has all the bells and whistles that any Gunbuster fan can ever wish for: combining gimmick for the 2 Buster machines, effect parts and the ability to do 'THE POSE'. And that's all in one affordable package.
|Been waiting forever for this|
3. Yamaguchi Revoltech #8 - Jehuty - same with Revoltech Gunbuster, I have been waiting for a kit or figure of Jehuty forever (and any Zone of the Enders fan for that matter). There was never a word of it until now. Thanks Kaiyodo.
|Nendoroid Stocking is still moe' even as a prototype|
4. Panty and Stocking Nendoroid - Every fan of the WTF-you're-thinking-Gainax-this-is-effin-awesome anime Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt has anticipated this. I bet no one's gonna be content with just Panty or Stocking alone. I know I'm buying a pair :D
|Guess I don't have to look up the ceiling anymore for these guys|
5. Alien Revoltechs - I love H.R. Geiger's xenomorphs since they appeared on-screen and I have scoured far and wide for the old Kenner toys, which I have but a couple. And now that they are part of the Revoltech line, I wouldn't have to look any further.
|Now if I can also find one of those early Escaflowne plamos|
6. Kotobukiya Dirfringe/Delphine - Broken/Break Blade is today's L-Gaim/Escaflowne/Dunbine, all of which I loved because of the 'ancient mecha' concept behind the said series. Dirfringe/Delphine is a must get for me then by default.
|Do you remember this?|
7. Bandai VF-25 Messiah - The VF-25 may not be the most original VF design to come out but I loved the modularity of the Messiah so I'm sold on this one.
|Another dash of moe'|
8. Hoi-hoi sans - Yeah, a break from my usual mecha acquisitions. 'To-get' for me because of sheer moe' 'nuff said.
|The sword is enough reason to get this.|
9. HG 1/144 Gundam 00 Qan[T] - I've heard the Gundam 00 movie was awesome, and the Gundam 00 Qan[T] more so. Definitely a must get for me, along with the other movie kits.
|Where for art thou TRON figures?|
10.Any TRON figure - but most importantly the ones with the animated faces, as that particular gimmick impressed me much. Never seen one on any of the local stores and as such these are going to be a hard find.
There. It's a long list but it's my job (and pleasure!) to get these by year's end. Or most of them anyway. Stay tuned!