Shin SOC News Thread (untouched by the unwashed)

Posted by hillsy 
[robogeki.sakura.ne.jp]

And people say the art of origami is dead.

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
MSW
Vincent Z. Wrote:
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> And people say the art of origami is dead.


Looks pretty strait forward, if a little over engineered, to me.
I just dig the Jew-car and wish it turned into a robot as well, and was its own toy.

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I make 3D printed mecha action figures.
the daitarn 3 is really heavy. It's been a while since there has been a gokin that has heft so that was a nice surprise.
Prometheum5 Wrote:
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> I just dig the Jew-car and wish it turned into a
> robot as well, and was its own toy.


What's a "Jew-car"? Do you mean the Mach Patrol? It's suppose to be a Cop car.
chen Wrote:
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> Prometheum5 Wrote:
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> > I just dig the Jew-car and wish it turned into
> a
> > robot as well, and was its own toy.
>
>
> What's a "Jew-car"? Do you mean the Mach Patrol?
> It's suppose to be a Cop car.


I realize, but I couldn't help but crack up at the Star of David on the side... they oughta have added some police-emblem details to that.

Introducing Prometheus Rising Studio.
[prometheusrising.net]
I make 3D printed mecha action figures.
Prometheum5 Wrote:
> chen Wrote:
> >
> > What's a "Jew-car"? Do you mean the Mach Patrol?
> > It's suppose to be a Cop car.
>
> I realize, but I couldn't help but crack up at the
> Star of David on the side... they oughta have
> added some police-emblem details to that.

Or at least circles on the points and SHERIFF across the center, like a dollar store toy badge :q
So how big is the transforming car from the SoC set, anyway? It looks TINY. That factor may have limited its decoration.

Actually though, since it's just the solid shape, without the interlocking lines, it didn't register as a Star of David to me, much as an outline or silhouette of a 5-pointed star doesn't register as a pentagram.

But I'm still disappointed that Bandai chose to divest Satan Gundam of his Solomonic magical hexagram when they did the SDX figure.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
asterphage Wrote:
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> So how big is the transforming car from the SoC
> set, anyway? It looks TINY. That factor may have
> limited its decoration.

The car is about 3 inches long and it ever has a little diecast in it.
If not a Star or David, then maybe a magical symbol (because pretty much ALL anime that use a magic symbol, uses a six sided star). :D

Any word on when the other two Tobikage releases set for? I can't decide which one I want.

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Well the star looks like that in the show so there isn't much Bandai could do with it as for making it look like a Sheriffs star I'm pretty sure there are no Sheriffs divisions in Japan.

Anyways got mine today and it's a awesome piece and with Amiami's half price shipping and discount only paid a total of $180Cdn for it (although I did get hot with a $28 Custom fee though).
Many religions use hexagrams, as well as in the occult. I prefer to call it the Freemasonsmobile.

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Daitan 3 is too damn sexy for words. Astonishing engineering going on there.

Oh, Bandai, you're both God and the Devil.
MSW
Prometheum5 Wrote:
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> I just dig the Jew-car and wish it turned into a
> robot as well, and was its own toy.


I was thinking the same thing. The show drew much inspiration from Batman/Bruce Wayne and James Bond, seemed it would have been fitting to give the hero a car that could turn into a robot as well...And it doesn't seem that would have been hard to do, with some design tweeks you could have car mode, jet/ship mode, and a robot somewhat resembleing G1 Blitzwing from the same basic design the car/jet now has.

Damn...that gives me ideas! :D
Got my Daitarn today.
It kinda looks like a cross between Ideon with Zanbot 3. It feels old yet is new.
I love the car, its a welcome addition *cough* Big O *cough*.. The 3 tiny blobs of painted plastic that resemble the car in each of its modes, while okay with the tightness of those plastic trays, they gonna go flying if it unexpectingly gives way while openning. I don't know why there is an alternate face. What they did with Raideen was fine. The pelvic rocket should fire and the fake tank tracks should have been left off as they get hidden/covered in all modes.
This seems like a lot of negatives, but 'flaws' seem to stand out more on first impressions. The one thing that did blow my mind tho, and I tip my hat to the engineers, is the two cannon barrels. Just wow.
I've only just started handling the guy and haven't started on all the weapons yet, but if you own a few of the other big SOC's your collection will look strange without him.
more color shots:
I can't decide if I should get the lion or the birdy.

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Some new pics of the Tobikage sets.

[www.toy-world.com.hk]

[www.toy-world.com.hk]
Wow! Those Tobikage sets look nice! Thanks for sharing those links.
More Dragonar...

[ngeekhiong.blogspot.com]



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>More Dragonar..

My jaw dropped.

: D

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Dragonar 2 and 3. I hope they won't make that one frame with two armors sets...
thomas Wrote:
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> Dragonar 2 and 3. I hope they won't make that one
> frame with two armors sets...


I heard they're only going to be Web Exclusive sets of armor for theSPEC L-gaim, in an attempt to boost sales.

Introducing Prometheus Rising Studio.
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I make 3D printed mecha action figures.
Prometheum5 Wrote:
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> I heard they're only going to be Web Exclusive
> sets of armor for the SPEC L-gaim

HAHAHAHA.

(in before someone misses the joke and points out that the Spec LG doesn't have removable armor)

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
D-2 and D-3 are listed as XS-14 and XS-15.
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well, that's a bad sign. Now, I wonder what that designation might mean? Hmm...
It's pretty obvious that it means they'll be separate releases in the Soul Spec line. How is that a bad sign?

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
They sure seem more like SPEC line toys anyway...

More serious than thou
Well considering that the Spec line is up too XS-13, it's a pretty safe bet those will be the next two releases...
Marasai Wrote:
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> well, that's a bad sign. Now, I wonder what that
> designation might mean? Hmm...

XS is the designation used for the Soul Spec series. Were you thinking it would be GX? That designation's used for the normal Soul of Chogokin line.
I'm beginning to think Dragonar 2 and Dragonar 3 might be part of the SOC Spec line.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
asterphage Wrote:
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> I'm beginning to think Dragonar 2 and Dragonar 3
> might be part of the SOC Spec line.

you don't say
chunkypuff31 Wrote:
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> Marasai Wrote:
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> > well, that's a bad sign. Now, I wonder what
> that
> > designation might mean? Hmm...
>
> XS is the designation used for the Soul Spec
> series. Were you thinking it would be GX? That
> designation's used for the normal Soul of Chogokin
> line.

Do they use the X for the regular releases? Usually when X shows up in a designation like that, it means it'll be an exclusive. Well, if I'm wrong in my assumption, then I'll gladly retract my sarcasm at the idea of these being a web exclusive.
"XS" is indeed the designation for SOC SPEC. XS-01 was Evangelion Unit 01, XS-02 was Layzner, etc.
Marasai Wrote:
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> Do they use the X for the regular releases?
> Usually when X shows up in a designation like
> that, it means it'll be an exclusive.

Like what?
The only Tamashii Spec limited item I can think of, the Nadesico Yatenkou & Muzura set, apparently didn't have an alphanumeric code at all.
[tamashii.jp]
[tamashii.jp]

Oh, and the same goes for the Black Serena with clear armor:
[tamashiiwebshouten.jp]

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
Review of Manga colour SOC Mazinger Z. SOoooo pretty. [gamu-toys.info]
servbot30 Wrote:
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> Review of Manga colour SOC Mazinger Z. SOoooo
> pretty.
> [gamu-toys.info]
> l


Wow, that is nice. Is this still limited to 100?

Thanks,
--Ken-A
Well what do you know, the Dragonars are limited, just like I said they'd be.
Marasai Wrote:
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> Well what do you know, the Dragonars are limited,
> just like I said they'd be.


Not surprising in the least. Unfortunately as much as I love these designs I'll probably have to pass. The cost of the figures with proxy fees is just too much. :<
MattAlt (Admin)
>>Wow, that is nice. Is this still limited to 100?

It was a Tamashii Web exclusive and, if I recall, so popular that it actually crashed the server the first time they listed it.
as for the tobikage, its the lion all day for me. It just looks like you get so much more bulk for your dollar. Plus displaying the lion mode will be alot easier than that flying bird mode.
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