Friday 30 December 2011

Dennis' Top Ten Toys (TTT) 2011

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. 

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. 

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. 

The 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!


chrismandesign said...

hi there pal!... i find this TTT more balanced than usual, i mean, you provided us with a variety of figures, not necessarily Gundam related and that shows an open minded collector, i think so... however, for me the jewel of the crown is that König... what could i say... MONSTER!!! that’s right!!! not only for the quality in manufacturing but for the mecha design and decoration... =D

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

It's really a close fight between Konig Monster and Powered GM. The reason that Konig was placed second contributed to the fact that Bandai was second to producing a transformable Konig after Yamato. Powered GM was something I still long for and the customizing made it possible. So it won due to the hardship I put in, making it more sentimental. You are kind of right to highlight the balance in this year's TTT as I began to open up to toys besides mecha. I too like figurines of character from anime and games.

deSMOnd said...

Bro, happy new year to you and your family :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Thanx bro! You have great 2012 and keep blogging. Looking forward to inviting new place the coming week.

jeroprime said...

Happy new year to you bro. Ur collection really awesome and grow drastically throughout the year of 2011.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Thanx bro! I'm sure your collection are also growing, guess you are a bit busy to blog about them. Thanx for the support and keeping connecting.

LEon said...

The lotus war is a gem bro.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Certainly is bro. Vintage figurine even before Tomy became TakaraTomy.

chubbybots said...

Better late then never, happy new year to you and another great year of blogging. Great post to finishing off 2011.

I thought the konig would get the top spot haha.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Ha! Ha! It's like the ranking btw 1st & 2nd has some controversy. Bet the fans of Macross will be disappointed. Nevertheless, please respect the verdict. Lol. Promise to have more Macross post this year.

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