Chogokin VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie

Bandai DX Chogokin VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Type was originally released on January 2009. Later, two add-on packs were released that’s available in the Bandai’s Tamashii shop in Japan only. One for the Super Pack and the other for the SMS display base. I didn’t get a chance to get it back at the beginning of 2009. Qhen I looked around at the prices later, they were high and so I gave up. Now as Macross Frontier movie is scheduled to be released, the VF-25F is released together with Super Pack as well as the SMS display base all in one single package. The paint color was slightly different to match the movie release, all the rest are otherwise the same as the original release. Best of all, I don’t have to pay extra for deputy service or fight in lines to get the add-on packs. It arrived before end of 2009 and it was sitting on my filing cabinet for a long time. Now finally I took some photo of it.

Bandai DX Chogokin VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Saotome Alto Custom (バンダイ DX超合金 VF-25F スーパーメサイアバルキリー 早乙女アルト機). Released on November 2009 with a MSRP of ¥16,800.

Here’s the box shot. It was a very nice box with colorful prints of the valkyrie in different forms.

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Goodsmile Alloy Tachikoma

Tachikoma is the spider shaped AI tank from the series Ghost In The Shell – Stand Alone Complex. I’ve got this for a long time now but never got chance to take photo of it. Since I’ve been taking photos of all my mecha toys lately, this Tachikoma finally got his debut. I had another alloy Tachikoma toy before and that was the EX Ally Tachikoma by Art Storm. Soon after Art Storm released their Tachikoma Good Smile Company announced that they will be making a even better version of Tachikoma. So naturally I placed order for that. The actual release was delayed and delayed some more, but finally it was released. So here after much delay…

Goodsmile Alloy Tachikoma by Good Smile Company (GOODSMILE合金 タチコマ). Original sculptor 山本洋平. Released in June 2008 with a MSRP of ¥17,800.

Front and back.

Tachikoma Tachikoma

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Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime

I have always wanted an Transformers Optimus Prime toys ever since I watched the Transformers animated series when I was little. However, I never got my hand on one, until now. When I say Takara Tomy’s Masterpiece MP-4 Optimus Prime is being re-released complete with the trailer, I was excited. Placed the order on and just arrived from Japan recently. Yes this is the Japanese version, a lot of die-cast metal parts are used in this and way better than any version released in the North America in terms of built quality. The package is really heavy, nearly 4kg, the shipping itself from Japan was a whopping ¥6,800.

Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-4 Optimus Prime (タカラトミー トランスフォーマー マスターピース MP-4 コンボイ 完全版). Released on October 2009 with a MSRP of ¥18,000.

Here’s the box, front and back.

Optimus Prime Optimus Prime

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Art Storm EX Alloy Tachikoma

EX Alloy Tachikoma 2nd GIG Version by Art Storm (Art Storm EX 合金 タチコマ 2nd GIG Version). Original sculptor 藤原 辰弘. Released on May 2007 with an MSRP of ¥14,800.


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Chogokin Eva-00

Soul Of Chogokin GX-16 Eva-00 by Bandai(バンダイ 超合金魂 GX-16 エヴァンゲリオン零号機改). Released on August 2003 with a MSRP of ¥5,775. This is a special version that comes with a acrylic plaque.

Here’s the full package with Eva-00 standing on the launch paltform.


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