[Translate] Vinyl Toy Release Info

Posted by Prometheum5 
Kaiju Korner Andy posted some awesome SuFes coverage, and there's one figure in particular that's sticking out to me. It's a robutt, so it's not getting any play over on Skullbrain, so I figured I'd ask here if anyone can translate the release info for me:





Pretty please and thank you!

Introducing Prometheus Rising Studio.
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I make 3D printed mecha action figures.
The Animage was this Gundam style knockoff model kit line.

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Aoshima was pretty shiesty about just making knockoffs of popular brands
Prometheum5 Wrote:
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> so I figured I'd ask here if anyone can translate the
> release info for me

There you go. Anyone care to double-check me? I'm sure I made some little errors in there somewhere, but hopefully nothing that changes the information.

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Battle Suit Collection 001

Armoured Battle Suit Bisson

Accepting orders beginning May 15 2012. We are also accepting orders at this booth(?). Feel free to talk to us.

Selling price of 8000 yen (including tax)
Approximately 20cm tall (1/100 scale)
Pre-coloured (painted?) finished product. 16 Points of articulation.
Beam rifle, arm shield, and saber included.
First release version includes special "Bisson Smart Head"
Second product, Armoured Battle Suit Gaspar, currently in manufacturing!
Please look forward to more upcoming Battle Suit Collection releases!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/2012 12:56PM by MaidenLili.
Wow! I would be interested in that vinyl Bisson if it was in a neutral pose. The preposed action stance doesn't really do it for me.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
asterphage Wrote:
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> Wow! I would be interested in that vinyl Bisson if
> it was in a neutral pose. The preposed action
> stance doesn't really do it for me.


I'm sort of thinking it's just posable at the legs and they displayed it mid-action. I'm gonna ask Andy how good a look he got at it.

Lili- thank you very much!

Introducing Prometheus Rising Studio.
[prometheusrising.net]
I make 3D printed mecha action figures.
Prometheum5 Wrote:
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> I'm sort of thinking it's just posable at the legs
> and they displayed it mid-action. I'm gonna ask
> Andy how good a look he got at it.
>
> Lili- thank you very much!

No problem. Hopefully I got most of it right; my kanji are pretty rusty. I've finished adding the rest of it above. Actually, it claims to be articulated in 16 places. Not bad.
Er, on an unrelated note. Who the heck are Bisson and Gaspar? I've never even heard of these guys.
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Neutral pose confirmed. Looks like Gigabrain is gonna do the bug-headed guy too. Time to send the info to Tokyobuyers.

Introducing Prometheus Rising Studio.
[prometheusrising.net]
I make 3D printed mecha action figures.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/2012 01:31PM by Prometheum5.
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Butto still has his page on all the original The Animage kits
MaidenLili Wrote:
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> Actually, it claims to be articulated in 16 places.

Sweeeet.

Yup, it looks pretty great in these other pics. I forgot about that Atranger they did, too!

> Er, on an unrelated note. Who the heck are Bisson
> and Gaspar? I've never even heard of these guys.

Basically, they're one of many attempts by model kit companies to produce original characters that could be easily confused with popular anime robots. They only ever existed as kits, but nostalgia and the weirdness of some of the designs gave them a place in the hearts of some fans and collectors.

Bisson is clearly aiming for a Gundam look. In contrast, Aoshima's Atranger is one of the most interesting of the bunch, as it's aiming for the standard Dynamic Pro super robot aesthetic, but it really looks like nothing else. Imai's Megaro Zamac kits are also well-loved for their sort of Dougram/Xabungle aesthetic (more in this thread).

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
The most infamous Megaro Zamac kits are the Gerwalk Phantom and Gerwalk Harrier for obvious reasons :3
What was The Animage Part II based on? I've always felt that Battletech took a lot of it's cues from it on their non-licensed designs.

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Dougram mostly
Yeah, all those tank-headed guys look more like Combat Armors than anything else.

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