Saturday 31 December 2016

Dennis' Top Ten Toys (TTT) 2016

1st - Langrisser II - 1/6 Sherry Variant Painted Resin Figure. I think Sherry remains gorgeous in this grey lavish armour and I'm sure it's one of the kind. Who says it's alway mecha taking TTT top spot. I was walking on the moon when I saw this and was so thankful that the store owner agreed to sell me. 

2nd - 1/100 Scale GM Cannon II Conversion Parts. I'm pretty proud with the overall finished product and welcomed GM Cannon II to the ranks of 1/100 scale GM in my collection.

3rd - Scale 1/100 Gundam Blue Destiny Unit-01 RX-79BD-1 Conversion Parts. G-System conversion parts from a sale tread on Gundam SG Forum which I think is quite a rare item.

4th - Armarauders‬: EF-JAT-47FG ‪‎Bellerophon‬ (Cam's Custom) Deluxe Edition. Deluxe Edition is really worth it as it came tons of accessories and some well made that IMHO, this is one of the best toy I had bought. The figure is heavy with plenty of die-cast. Moreover, the figure was so well painted and looked like air sprayed by pro modeller.

5th - Scale 1/100 PTX-0003C Alteisen SRW Super Robot Wars Origin. This red monster by Kotobukiya is one hard to catch item as Kotobukiya's kits are forever limited in quantity. The coolest move by Kotobukiya was throwing in a fully painted 12cm trading figure of Alteisen’s pilot, Kyosuke Nanbu.

6th - Super Robot Vifam Porcelain Sculpture. The nostalgic Galactic Drifter Vifam Super Robot Vifam in porcelain sculpture is a niche piece with very few circulating in the market. I personally chose this over the action figure, primarily for the sleeker appearance. It's like a kai version of the original Vifam.

7th - Full Metal Panic! : 1/48 Armslave Gernsback M9 Sosuke Sagara Version. A serious note on Full Metal Panic with one of the coolest grunt unit. My first attempt on Aoshima kit is Sosuke Sagara's personalized Armslave Gernsback M9 in 1/48-scale.

8th - POWER DoLLS 装歩兵 - 1/35 Power Loader X-4. Something nostalgic that takes us back to the 90s or do you remember the days us install PC games using floppy discs like my favourite genre turn-based strategy game 'POWER DoLLS'.

9th - Masei 1/1 Scale Macross DYRL Hikaru Pilot Helmet. I don't own a motorcycle, neither do I have a qualified motorcycle riding license! Yet, I'm a proud to own this Masei 1/1 Scale Macross DYRL Hikaru Pilot Helmet!

10th - 1/60 Scale Variable Fighter VF-2SS Silvie Gena. Before our memories of Macross II (Lovers Again) diminished into thin air, 'Evolution Toys' reignited the flame of deculture with a brand new toy design of 1/60 scale variable fighter VF-2SS Silvie Gena.

I kind of stopped doing TTT last year but no worries, I did a back schduled post for TTT 2015 and have continue doing TTT for this year to make up for it. Apologises for that! Taking this opportunity to wish all readers and friends a Happy New Year! Good health and may all new resolutions come true.

Just read the thoughts of a fellow blogger 'Open The Toy' and I do share some strong strong sentiments to what he had mentioned. I felt really honoured that I had known him through blogging toys as well as other bloggers/toy collectors like Desmond, Adrian and Shawn. Great genuine memories and experiences at the height of blogging from gatherings to toys outdoor photography.

It's not easy to continue pursuing our interests, sadness some had gone separate ways or move on to other things in life. Blogging and toy collecting is like a long marathon and may have obstacles such as financial difficulties, time commitments and space constraints.

Nonetheless, we have come a long way, my passion is still strong and it will continue to drive me. I really appreciate the support of readers and friends. I'm thankful for the honest comments and hope to improve further.

I have started publishing my blog posts on Facebook Katsuden page as well in 2016 to hoping to increase the accessibility with some extra random pics. I will be trying out doing short videoclips on my toys to put up on Youtube and link them to blog post.  


deSMOnd said...

Dennis, great to read your top ten toys and feel very happy that you continue blogging and review toys..keep it up!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
We have known each other so long through toy blogging. Yeah! Going to continue doing what we like. Cheers!

on_o said...

No. 1 is non-mecha but #2 to #10 are mecha or mecha related : )
You are undoubtedly still a mechaguy :p
Been awhile since I commented on ur blog and glad to be able to do so this time : )

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> on_o
An honor to receive a comment from the Guy... lolz ... I guess there still a lot of mecha tamashii within me. Too bad Mecha Guy had been taken lolz..

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