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News: Gundam Breaker 2 Boss UpdateNews: Gundam Breaker 2 Boss Update In a recent update covering the forthcoming Gundam Breaker 2, we get to see all manner of new bosses. Such as the Adrastrea from Victory Gundam (as shown above). Bandai...

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News: Gundam licensed by Right StufNews: Gundam licensed by Right Stuf In a surprising turn of events, it looks like Right Stuf have brokered a deal with Sunrise to bring Gundam to the West. The first series of which being Turn A Gundam,...

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Toys: Robot Damashii God GundamToys: Robot Damashii God Gundam Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan, we’ve been sent a toy from Mobile Fighter G Gundam to review. Specifically, the Robot Damashii God Gundam that’s on...

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Toys: Robot Damashii Dragonar 1 CustomToys: Robot Damashii Dragonar 1 Custom Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan, we’ve been sent a toy from Metal Armor Dragonar to review. Specifically, the Robot Damashii Dragonar 1 Custom that’s...

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Toys: Soul of Chogokin Spec Layzner Mark II ReviewToys: Soul of Chogokin Spec Layzner Mark II Review Over at HobbyLink.tv we've reviewed the recent webshop exclusive Soul of Chogokin Spec Layzner Mark II. It's a glorious good toy and likely the nicest one we'll ever get...

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News: Macross 30 Story Update

Posted on : 07-11-2012 | By : | In : News

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4Gamer has an update on the forthcoming Macross 30. Whilst the screens are pretty much the same as what Famitsu revealed recently, albeit bigger and shinier, there are some other interesting aspects. Notable of which are that both Shoji Kawamori and Ukyo Kodachi are working on the game’s narrative. Whilst Kawamori is a pretty obvious person to have on board, it’s interesting that Kodachi is also present. For those unaware, he wrote not only the Macross Frontier novelisations but also Macross The Ride. The latter featured all manner of various variable fighters from across the Macross timeline, so it makes sense he’s doing something similar here. No news on an exact release date or price for the game but it is being touted as a “flight action RPG”, whatever that may mean.

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Kits: Miyazawa Model Exhibition Update

Posted on : 07-11-2012 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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At this Winter’s Miyazawa Model Exhibition, all manner of kits (and a few toys too) have been revealed to the public. Above is the Riobot toy of Jehuty that Sentinel have been pimping for a while now. As with all the Riobot releases, this does look genuinely impressive and on a par (in terms of detailing) with Kotobukiya’s kits of the design. No word on a price or release date as yet for this though.

Talking of ZOE, we did receive and play a fair bit of the recent HD remake and for those that aren’t following us on Twitter; the framerate and performance is utterly terrible (worse than the PS2 originals). As such we’re in half a mind to review the new release. So if you’re interested in seeing us eviscerate High Voltage Software and Konami for a job badly done, then let us know and a review will be forthcoming. Funcationality-wise though the games are still as flawed as they always have been.

Anyway, if you want to see more of these lovely kits and toys then AmiAmi has coverage here, here and here (be warned, there’s a high level of moe and bewbs).

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Videos: 2nd Super Robot Wars OG 4th Promo

Posted on : 29-10-2012 | By : | In : Videos

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We now have a new 11 minute or so promo 2nd Super Robot Wars OG, full of new jiggling boobage as well as the Lord of Elemental mecha reveal. Though we did practically expire with joy at seeing RaiOh from Super Robot Wars Alpha 3. Anyway, the full promo is shown below and it is indeed glorious.

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Toys: Fire Valkyrie

Posted on : 28-10-2012 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Our good friends at HobbyLink Japan have sent us the 1/60 VF-19 Custom Fire Valkyrie from the wonderful Macross 7. This is also the first of a two part review, as the next installment will also feature the Sound Booster add-on. In addition, we’ve also included some game and animation footage at the end of the review.

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Toys: Tamashii Nations 2012 Coverage

Posted on : 25-10-2012 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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The current Tamashii Nations is now in full swing, celebrating its fifth year to boot. There are lots of very cool reveals this year as well. Such as the Xi Gundam (above), which makes sense as it will be added to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost. In addition, a possible Robot Damashii Kshatriya not to mention the serious love Dunbine seems to be getting, with the Virunvee figure filling us with joy. One of the nicest additions though was the Gundam DX and G Falcon set. We so want that. If you want to see all the photos then Dengeki Online has a pretty exhaustive collection. Finally, Bandai are also in the process of polling what 80’s mecha show should get more toys (we voted for Layzner, obviously).

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News: 2nd Super Robot Wars OG New Rival and Screenshots Update

Posted on : 25-10-2012 | By : | In : News

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Famitsu has a piece on a new rival in 2nd Super Robot Wars OG. Whilst it looks pretty cool, the name does sound a bit too close to the word “Fabulous” (which is pretty funny really). Bar that there are all manner of new screenshots for some of the combined attacks in the game. This is still scheduled for its November 29th release and you can pre-order you copy here here.

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News: Macross 30 Update

Posted on : 24-10-2012 | By : | In : News

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We now have some new information on Macross 30, courtesy of Famitsu, which is now fully called “Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe” or “Macross 30: The Voice that Connects The Galaxy”. The big news is that this is indeed developed by Artdink and it leans toward an action RPG of sorts, though this likely means it has an Academy Mode bent as per Macross Triangle Frontier. The other interesting thing is that the game is set on the planet Ouroboros after a fold incident that has warped in the various characters from their respective parts in the timeline into one place (a tad Super Robot wars that). For those that know their mythology, the Ouroboros is a symbol of a snake eating its own tail that represents eternal return. Likely this is nod to the fact that a lot of the various Macross characters have found themselves in a shared predicament. The release date for Macross 30 has also been set for February of next year.

Update: We also forgot to mention that the variable fighter silhouette seen in the game’s logo appears to be an entirely new design.

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News: Battle Robot Damashii Announced

Posted on : 24-10-2012 | By : | In : News

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Over at Famitsu it’s been announced that Bandai Namco are going to release a new Artdink developed PSP mecha action game called Battle Robot Damashii. What’s interesting about this is that it features mecha exclusively from the Robot Damashii toyline and it totally encroaches on From Software’s Another Century Episode games. The fact it’s on PSP is also a pretty good thing, as Artdink’s tech and processes are pretty matured for the handheld. So in that regard we’re expecting something functionally pretty tight and polished. The game will be released in February of next year.

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News: Jehuty Bust for Zone of the Enders HD Collection Release

Posted on : 24-10-2012 | By : | In : News

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As part of the marketing drive for the Zone of the Enders HD Collection released tomorrow in Japan, they’re will be a large bust of Jehuty placed in Akihabara on the Shimura Musen building. If followers of the KojiPro twitter account send the hashtag “#ZOE再起動” (the kanji basically says “restart” in case you’re at all curious) attached to photos of the bust they’ll be in with a chance of having a ZOE poster signed by Yoji Shinkawa.

Whilst we get why all this promotion is kicking off, the ZOE games were never all that popular when they were released on the (far more widespread) PS2. So all this feels very odd. We’ll be posting our review of the HD edition when we’ve given it a good playthrough over the next week or so.

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News: Gundam Mk.II added to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost

Posted on : 22-10-2012 | By : | In : News, Videos

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In an update slated for tomorrow, the wondrous RX-178 Gundam Mk.II will be added to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost. If that wasn’t cool enough, the Super Gundam variant of the Mk.II will also playable (as your upgrade most likely). The unit only costs 2000 points too, which is a great bargain. Following that we’ll have a new Extreme Gundam to play with, as well as a daylight stage from G Gundam. Anyway, gameplay videos of the two new units are linked below.

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