Monday, August 28, 2006
I'm not sure what is going on with Votoms this year, but the licensing floodgates have seemed to open wider! I'm not complaining as I would love to see more Votoms figures released.
First up, we have this insane 1/18 Strikedog DX with Ypsilon Pilot action figure. Made by Takara, this monster will set you back around $143 without shipping and is due out in October just in time for your X-mas wishlist. I can only hope it looks this good with all the detailing and weathering as shown. Not to get off on a rant, but I was put off with the 1/12 Yamato versions because they look so....blah. No detailing or weathering to speak of. Maybe Takara has taken the hint, made one a bit smaller and put all the lovely weathering that us lazy bastards who can't paint, really like! As you can see, it's fully transformable into "Down" mode. I'm a bit curious as to the scale...I thought the Microman size pilots fit into the 1/12 version. Would that mean this pilot shown is smaller than a standard Microman? I'm sure one of you guys knows the answer. Please send in your comments.
Next up, we have two new 1/35 figures from the lovely Max Factory who definitely know how to make a good action figure. I already own CM's Corp Max Zerberus and am looking forward to adding the Bloodsucker when it arrives (pics below). To continue the line-up, because I've got so much shelf space to fill (not), we have the really amazing and wonderfully blue Strikedog. The color is half the reason to buy this guy. Won't be here until December and will set you back $42 before shipping. Then we have the 1/35 Crimson Brutish Dog. The color definitely sets it apart and I like the gattling gun arm as well! Will be out in October for around $42 before shipping.
Other recent Votoms releases worth mentioning here would include CM's Corporation Blue Knight Berserga Super Execution Limited Color which has this cool metallic pearl blue paint job plus CM's Corp. Shadow Flare Limited Edition with the same metallic pearl black paint job.
I wish I could own the entire set from both manufacturers!!! Not enough money nor shelf space! Where can you buy all these guys??? You can just click here to take you straight to the Votoms Index on Hobby Link Japan