Martian Successor Nadesico HG 1/48 Aestivalis OG Battle Frame Model Kit + Akito Gashapon Figure

Assault rocket booster can be used as an aid to the rapid movement of mecha even when wearing a land warfare 

Caterpillar for roller - dash enabling high 
Speed movement in flat places. Maximum speed 120 km/hr.

Akito Tenkawa - Cook in Nadesico and pilot of Aestivalis

"You got to burning" I love Martian Successor Nadesico! It's one of the first mecha anime series I really got back into during the early 90s. Great series solid mix of humor, drama and action. The story - In 2196, mankind has terraformed Mars and everything seems fantastic! That is until the Jovian Lizards appear—a race of insectoid robots possessing dimensional jump technology. Humanity is outgunned and outmatched, being driven off of the planet. Years later, Nergal Heavy Industries launches a plan to take back Mars with a private battleship independent of Earth’s mightiest military forces. By accident, Yurika, the ship’s captain, runs into Akito Tenkawa, who she soon remembers to be her childhood sweetheart. He manages to find his way onto the ship and unwillingly becomes an Aestivalis robot pilot, joining the ragtag team on their journey to liberate Mars. 

If you wonder there are even any Nadesico Aestivalis model kit been produced, Bandai actually produce this nice Japanese robot kit in High Grade HG in 1/48 scale. Vintage! I built mine fully painted with panel lines. Apologies, I didn't fully followed the colour scheme to what shown on the packaging. The Aestivalis Ground Frame is the main robot that appears in Martian Successor Nadesico. It is an entirely new type of weapon developed by Nergal Heavy Industries to counter Jupiter. Aestivalis do not have a power source in the main body, succeed in reducing the size and weight and increasing the output by adopting an external power source system operated by receiving energy supply by the gravity wave focusing beam emitted from the mother ship, surpassing enemy mobile weapons resulting in astonishing exercise performance.

Those Distortion Field makes impossible for countermeasures against Martian enemy mobile weapons that are being protected by the beam weapons of modernity, direct attack by proximity battle being most effective. The cockpit part is also a major feature that it enables flexible operation by making the energy receiving part independent as an assault pit and by selecting various frames according to the strategy mode. For land battle frames, eliminate anti-gravity propulsion agencies to eliminate flight capability, strengthen armed weather, extend working hours without energy supply, have a high possibility of breaking contact with the mother ship specialized use for combat battle.

A wired fist is a device dedicated to a land frame for that purpose, a land battle frame that can not fly in the sky is a special weapon to capture highly mobile enemy weapons Assault rocket booster can be used as an aid to the rapid movement of mecha even when wearing a land warfare (However, since it is a rocket limited in the propellant, it is impossible to inject for a long time.) The Assault rocket booster is attached to the cockpit of Aestivalis and the gravity wave reception part and energy converter part which is a power source, and it can act as an independent body if it is short time.

Aestivalis can deal with various aspects as a general tactical weapon by combining this assault bit and various battle frames (for land battle, for gun battle and air battle). The legs move greatly according to the shock at the time of landing, absorbing the shocks that the mech receives as much as possible. Caterpillar for roller - dash enabling high - speed movement in flat places. Maximum speed 120 km/hr. Rapid rifle case-less type bullet shots is Aestivalis’ exclusive ultra large diameter rifle. Like a wired fist, armed with a primary purpose of proximity battle with enemy mobile weapons. The kneaded knife which is stored one by one in the root part of the joint of both feet.


Takashimaya Collectible Toys Fair Till 20th Mar 2018

Quick bulletin here on Takashimaya Collectible Toys Fair happening now till 20th Mar 2018. A good excuse for daddy to reward your children with toys this short one week school holiday and at the same time reward yourself to more toys! Very attractive pricing to entice toy collectors like you and I.  I was grabbing a few boxes of toys in my hands but eventually putting them back to stop my impulse buying. Well, I still have other toy spending online and seriously gotten streamline my collection a bit to plan for space constraints at new house in a few years time. 

For those in the mood of spending and still having the ambition to expand your toy kingdom, here we go! I have taken close-up pics of items which I really feel are very worth it and I hope them are still around when you are hunting. If I am to just pick one among all, I would surely get the Ultra Act Zoffy! The event is not all about toy sale as there are toy display so I kind of fulfil my mission taking pics and spreading the news. Cheers!

LMHG EVA-01 Type F New Evangelion

 Dual Chain Saw

A.W Masema -  N2 missile is in orange

The shoulder has compartment to holster the dagger

Gainax, the creators of Evangelion managed to urge Bandai on releasing this model kit of the F type Eva unit 01 variant used by Shinji Ikari, featured in the Neon Genesis Evangelion video game on Playstation 2, of the characters and machines from that unique universe, back in 2003. The video game's main machine, the purple Evangelion prototype, appears in a new incarnation with design concept is similar to Great Battroid Pack (GBP) in Macross or Full Armour (FA) in Gundam. Cool accessories include removable entry plug, umbilical chord, progressive dagger, Hybrid weapon Hybrid weapon (Rifle + Big Sword + N2 missile) named A.W Masema and Dual Chain Saw, Impact Volt. 

The chest armour seems to block the face nevertheless is sort of removable. Even comparing to other Bandai 1/100 model kits, this 20cm built EVA-01 Type F towered over them. The shoulder has compartment to holster the dagger. In comparison with other LMHG EVA, this kit can hold itself better attributed its wide foot. What makes this version so badass is that EVA-01 gets to wield a ridiculously huge Dual Chain Saw. The Dual Chain Saw is kind of heavy for the arm to lift it up without the aid of stand. The A.W Masema act as gun and blade weapon for melee attack, on the other hand is easier to handle. The N2 missiles are detachable from the A.W Masema. The Umbilical Cable can be attached and the armour at the back of the neck can be opened to reveal the Entry Plug. Since it's only HG and such an old kit, there is not much colour separation on the runners so prepare to do more painting or you can buy the toy version of this unit which I have would review in future.