The winner goes to 1/100 Customized Powered GM
Made this my undisputed champion for 2011 because it's more than just a toy (In my context, giving model kits the same competition platform with toy). It's a combination of regular Gunpla with bash kit, plus a lot of my effort put in. My very own 1/100 Powered GM from Gundam 0083.
2nd Spot: Macross Frontier - VB-6 Konig Monster MKII
Definitely a well made heavy duty mecha toy that gave knockout punches to other toys below its ranking. Unique Macross toy other than just valkyries. High quality and the devilishly sexy nose art of Sheryl Nome melts me down.
3rd Placing: Robot Damashii GM Sniper II
Finally a figure of GM Sniper II that ended my long.... long.... wait. Before then, Bandai has never produced this mobile suit in toy, not even as model kit. This figure with great articulation came as a surprise.
4th: Macross - 1/6 Minmay Figure
A figure that stood against the advance technology of figurine these days. Brought back memories of the first Macross songstress and glory of the movie and OST "Do You Remember Love"
A must have for GM lover like me. For its ideal 1/00 scale for display and simplicity. Looks fabulous with touch-up and water slide decals.
6th: Evangelion - Rei Ayanami Figure (School Uniform)
Hard to resist this innocent look of Ayanami Rei in school uniform, kind of more girl-next-door image. The sculpt and the paint works are utmost impressive for a budget figure.
7th: Record of Lodoss War - Parn Figure
Though it's just a simple figure, this figure is an important memorabilia for me cos I love the anime dearly. The figure of parn was produced in limit quantity and this is rare find. Quality figure by Tomy.
8th: MG GM Version 1.0The original GM and one my first few MG kits which provided me a lot of fun experimenting with Gunpla.
In the top ten spot cos size does matter! The toy that became the centre of attraction on my display.
10th: Street Fighter - Nash/Charlie Figure
Managed to squeeze into the top ten spot not for its quality. It's more of a personal preference cos I like the character a lot and this is the only figure that's available in the market. Thank you Desmond again for sourcing the dog-tag for me. It really added more realism.
It's has been another great year for me having new toys, going to toy events, meeting up with toy enthusiasts and having the spare time to even do some model kits of my own. It's the time of the year to say goodbye to 2011 and my last post for 2011 will conclude with the top ten toys which I had reviewed this year. Thank you for all the support, you guys had given me and I wish you all a even better year ahead with blooming toy collection. Toast to 2012!