So, for the final part of the loot posts, I’ll be covering those coveted pieces of plastic that we call figures. Both of the Gundam Plastic Model (Gunpla) variety, and the regular variety.
The above picture, of the 1/1 scale Gundam statue, was taken in Odaiba in Tokyo, an artificial island connected to the mainland via the Rainbow Bridge, which contains many shopping centres, including what is called the Gundam Front.
So, that’s where I ended up buying some of the Gunpla. What about the figures? Well, most of them were purchased in Akihabara, in Mandarake and other stores, and also a few were acquired in China in a shopping centre that had a floor dedicated to anime-related goods.
- Miscellaneous goods
- Art books
- DVDs, Blu Rays and Music
- Figures and Gunpla
Continue reading My Anime Loot – Figures and Gunpla
Notabilities: Whenever a new Gundam series airs, its a big deal in its own right, but this new AU (Alternate Universe, meaning it has no relation to the existing Canon, UC) Gundam is a bit of an anomaly because of the key-staff helming it. Mari Okada and Nagai Tatsuyuki are quite big names in their own right, with many successful series to their name, but they’ve also worked together in the past with hits such as Toradora and AnoHana, and with that, you’ll probably see that this is kind of a big deal. A gritty Gundam series delivered by staff who’re more well-known for romantic-comedies and light-drama is well worth keeping an eye out for.
Continue reading Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans – Episode 1