Monday, 31 December 2012

Dennis' Top Ten Toys (TTT) 2012

I had spent 3 nights on this project to save my yellowing toy gave me great satisfaction. Dedication to my passion of Macross as Macross still remains number one in my heart. 

 Highly sought Hikaru fixed pose figure in his flight suit, came with the pilot helmet. Great sharp sculpt and neat paint job by CMS.

Always wanted the original production that is closer to the anime. Aya Natsume from Tenhjo Tenge, drawing her katana in school uniform, in an original paint scheme was designed by sculptor/designer Bome.

For the versatility to switch between Full Armour and normal mode. Epic scene from OVA 'War In Pocket' U.C 0080, showing the mines detonated on FA (Full Armour) Gundam NT-1 and the MS walking out from the smoke with the extra armour dropping but MS still functioning.

Rare trading figure by Jade Dynasty that showcase what Hong Kong comic can achieve!

For the first time in my life I now owned a RC tank and first time on my blog I post about RC model tank. Because of the arrival of this new toy, I started watching a lot of WWII documentaries, especially on WWII tanks. T-34 medium tank 

An action figure which I bought back in 2007 and finally decided to open the toy to put it on display with extra effort to top-coat it with matt spray. Featured in 'Robotech Battlecry' game and YF-1R was the customised valkyrie when Jack Archer joined the wolf squadron.

I managed to save enough penny for a 1/8 figure of Kaname, I shall settle with this budget, Full Metal Panic! Kaname Chidori Trading Figure. My first toy on Full Metal Panic!

Figure of Izumi Konata from 'Lucky☆Star', in her grade 6th school swimsuit. Konata made her appearance in this swimsuit, in episode 6 of 'Lucky☆Star' anime when the gals went on a beach vacation. The gasaphon had brought out the kawaii...ness in Konata from her mole, her lips to the Jap wordings on her swimsuit. 

Compliment the toy for its articulation as the toy did pose well in Gerwalk mode as the legs can be spread nicely apart. Lose out because of fragile joints but good collection taking into considerate the low price. 

Time again to sum up what I had done this year for hobbies. I must say it has been another good year with more ups than downs. A year which I truly had sufficient time for hobbies and had managed to cover many significant events related to toys and model kits. Glad that I had exercised self-control when buying toys and being able to keep my toy room tidy till now. 

Most importantly, I had found new friends at my estate who share same interest such as Gunpla and those constructive occasional meet-ups. My new year resolution for 2013 would be building more model kits from my backlog and spending less. Without further a do, here's a recap of my Top Ten Toys reviews for 2012.

ps: Wishing all you guys & gals, an even better year ahead with lotz of love and prosperity! Good health and peace of mind! Play toys and no war : )

15 comments:

Ant Sized Man said...

Nice varied selection of collectibles.
Have a Happy New Year!
Ian

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Thank you for the constant support you have given to this blog. You have a wonderful 2013 too and keep dropping by... Cheers!

Om3ga062012 said...

Cool toy collection, so Macross is your favorite toy, nice...Happy New Year,bro :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Yup! Macross is my first love and sorry to say that I have slow down on review of Macross. Gundam toy and Gunpla really are in a faster pace. More easily available too!

chrismandesign said...

an overwhelming presence of anime collectibles here !!! very consistent pal LOL XD... the Aya Natsume, the T-34 tank and the YF-1R figure are my favorites of the bunch... so finally you decided to give a chance to your "dusted" kits ??? great !!!... in my case i have to wait a bit more since my "trainer" have not so much spare time, but i’m planning to do the same in the medium term... hopefully this new year will bring us some good moments to enjoy our hobby and the rest of our lifes ... =)

Andy said...

Wishing you another great "decultured" new year~!

LEon said...

Happy new year bro! Konata should be higher if it was for me to select this TTT. LOL

deSMOnd said...

Bro, I am glad that you still blog about TTT for the year..Keep it up and happy new year!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Anime is part of my life and they indeed has a great influence to my toys and model kit collection. It's so much easier to buy toys but some anime merchandises just come in model and that drove to buy. Building the model makes what's shown in the art box a reality and so I'm going to pursue it. I'm not a modeler so I will just make do with what I can and hopefully decent enough to show your guys. Thanx for the well wishes and I'm glad you have like some of these toys on my TTT. Cheers!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Andy
Thank you for the NY well wishes bro! Maybe I should also make more Marcross related review this 2013 like you suggested a more deculture year. Problem is Macross toys are so expensive these days. Hee! Hee!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> LEon
Bro, your TTT are really awesome too! Ha! Ha! You are more of an anime fan than I do. Konata is more like a figure I keep to remind me that I once watched the anime. She's really likeable voice over by Aya Hirano.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I was kind of busy on New Year Eve so the TTT was done later. Guess it has been a culture for members of blogger united to do this annually.

sl619 said...

Your dedication for the top spot is top draw! Nice work!

I have a couple of toys that are yellowing too. But then they are those power ranger zords from "those days". I wont be able to find replacement stickers even though I repaint. =(

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> sl619
Actually it was pretty rush when I spray the SDF-1. Understand that a lot of times, toys turned yellow and tendency on Power Ranger toys seems high. There are times I would try spraying or filing the yellow parts. At times, it's just impossible.

Adam smith said...

awesome collection, i really like this nice collection. i also have some toys collection but its all rc toys . .
Adam smith
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