According to some speculation on Tag Hobby, Tamashii may be getting ready to announce a new line called "Metal Structure", which I believe would be the Metal Build equivalent of a Soul of Chogokin DX. If it's the same type of figure that was shown at Tamashii Nations 2017, they were 1/60 scale, and the line would start with Nu Gundam. Tamashii is announcing something new this weekend at the Tokyo Toy Fair, so this may be it.
*Funnels not included* Looks like a Tamashii web exclusive
Thought this was a joke, until I clicked the link and saw the pics and price.
Was excited for a brief moment, but then excitement subsided as I see more pics. While the sculpt is really detailed, I don't know if it is the best looking of Nu that I've seen. Feel like the MG Ver. Ka, or even the RG has a better sculpt, just not as big and ultra detailed as this. Also, when paying almost a grand and doesn't even come with the signature Fin Funnels, its not very encouraging. And I think my FormaniaEX Nu bust has better proportion than this, even if its not as detailed (probably similar or same scale). Still cool to see something like this made. Just not sure if I'll own one.
I think this will be great... I don't expect less articulation than the MB line. I'm pretty sure this will be a masterpiece but I'm priced out. Also it's a really bad scale to collect unless you have a lot of space or don't want to own many figures. As a gundam fan, and as a third world collector with little space, I'll stay with the MB line.
I'd be more excited if they went with a different aesthetic than the same tired Evolve/ver Ka that's been used on both the MG and upcoming RG. Of course, those are model kits, but I don't see much on this $1000 figure that substantially deviates from what we've already seen with this particular incarnation of the design. Do we really need another Nu Gundam with opening psychoframe panels? The LEDs are nice- but compared to recent PG efforts like Exia, it's nothing to write home about. And it doesn't even come with the signature funnels...
Upon closer look on the fin funnel set, it does come with 2 racks that forms the "wings" for Nu, one for left and one for right. I suppose Nu can wear them on the back afterall, otherwise they don't need to include those parts.
KumaStyle.com (TJ): It's a fair statement. The MP official line has been a q.c. dice roll for years and I feel like MP-44 was such a big release that no one could avoid that elephant in the room anymore after it turned out to be a mess but I'm glad the community is
May 4, 2020 16:41:22 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Isn't the Perfec Effect Leonidas have loose joint legs?
May 4, 2020 16:41:22 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): at a point where they are vocal about it... and the PerfectEffect Leonidases literally have a loose everything. Even if they're half decent out of the box they seem to just go to heck sitting on a shelf after a bit and unfortunately it's pretty universal.
May 4, 2020 16:42:48 GMT -5
getterjehuty: THis is my opinion but the issues of mp-44 are the knees and the paint. You have to be really careful or the paint will scratch. It is near the abdomen area side.
May 4, 2020 16:44:27 GMT -5
getterjehuty: I need to ask, KumaStyle. What is your favorite EX Gokin Fewture Robot?
May 4, 2020 16:45:29 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): I agree on the issues and those compounded with how incohesive the aesthetic is compared to the third party offerings that came out around the whole time was just.... ugh. Ref EX Gokin: That's a tough call and I honestly don't really think I have a
May 4, 2020 17:13:56 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): favorite in terms of look and quality because it was a very consistent line for me in that regard but if someone put a gun to my head and said choose now I'd probably go with the original release Getter Dragon. I think it has
May 4, 2020 17:15:11 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): the perfect mix of homaging the original design but having Sato's signature stylization while the build and articulation were pretty tops. I feel like it has the most crossover appeal to those wanting something more faithful while not having any
May 4, 2020 17:16:25 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): little finicky parts that will fall off during handling like some of the others do.
May 4, 2020 17:16:49 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Mine is Reideen or Shin Getter. I love their designs
May 4, 2020 17:31:07 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): Yea. Shin Getter is up there for me as well. Probably my favorite visually but it's definitely not one I like handling at all anymore.
May 4, 2020 17:40:17 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Happy Friday Folks
May 8, 2020 13:56:52 GMT -5