Some of the recent stuff added to my collection.
On the 28th of September 2007 (in before Slowpoke, etc), a bunch of stuff I ordered from XL-Shop had arrived.
1. Revoltech 2nd Generation Yotsuba (Yotsuba&!)
2. Zacca Bazooka Set Series 2 (Box of 5)
Total Spending (item + RM12 shipping)
RM201.90 or USD60.36
Yotsuba&! is a light-hearted, slice of life comedy manga by Kiyohiko Azuma, who also created the successful Azumanga Daioh series. The story focuses on the everyday adventures of a young girl named Yotsuba as she learns about the world around her. On text, the earlier explanation sure doesn’t make it sound as fun as kicking alien ass and taking names with dual machine pistols in Halo 2, but believe me, its laid-back storyline and clean art is all that it needs to convince you to read the manga and be mesmerized with its mind comforting simplicity.
Revoltech Yotsuba is the second Revoltech figure produced under the new 2nd Generation series after Revoltech Saber (see my previous post), made in close cooperation with Kiyohiko Azuma himself. The figure comes with a stand, spare head, set of hands, water pistol, ice-cream and a god-knows-what thing that looks like a spare joint. If you had read through a few chapters of Yotsuba&!, I’m sure you’ll feel the uncontrolled urge to exploit the flexibility of Revoltech’s joints to full extent, in ways that truly emulates Yotsuba’s chaotic sense of enthusiasm as I have demonstrated below.
Playing with ‘real’ firearms and swapping heads.
Taking hostages! Where’s Mr Koiwai when you really need him?
ZACCA BAZOOKA SET SERIES 2
Zacca is known to manufacture randomly boxed 1/6 scale firearms that are seldom or never been made by other companies. Their choice of rare, least or yet to be produced 1/6 firearms sets them apart from other 1/6 manufacturers out there who are often preoccupied with churning out plain vanilla, dime-a-dozen tacticool M4 SOPMODs, making them one of my favourite companies out there. Zacca’s Bazooka set came with five different kinds of anti-vehicle launchers (overall: 4 anti-tank, 2 anti-air), one of which may be a “secret weapon”. Based on the image above, from top to bottom:
Not pictured: SA-18 Grouse aka 9K38 Igla.
Quality is mixed bag: while most of the bazookas have acceptable level of details (markings, coloring, scale accuracy, etc), their shortcomings vary from uninteractive parts (moveable in real life) to rough seamlines with jagged edges. Overall quality is pretty good, but falls short of other more top notch companies like Hot Toys. In one way of summarizing its level of quality, it’s somewhere between Dragon Models and BBI.
I happen to got lucky with randomly boxed weapon sets this time as I received the secret weapon: the FGM-148 Javelin. In return, I didn’t get the SA-18, which is one of my favourite MANPADS. If you’re from Malaysia (no Paypal, sorry) and wanted to sell your SA-18 (unassembled in box with weapon hanger), drop me a comment with your e-mail and I shall reply it. Further instructions shall be given.
I have another haul from XL-Shop that just arrived on the 24th of October. Stay tuned for the pantsu goodness of Part 2. Till’ then, have another random Youtube video.
Holy crap Cybercop! Nostalgia GET.