[Official Images] Super Mini-Pla Spider-Man (Toei 1978) Leopardon

Recently, Bandai made an explosive announcement in regards to release new merchandise for Toei’s adaptation of Marvel’s iconic hero, Spider-Man. Among the Spider-Man products announced to be released by Bandai in Fall 2020 is the Super Mini-Pla Leopardon! In the series, motorcyclist Takuya Yamashiro given the powers to become Spider-Man by an alien to combat the Cross Army. In addition, Takuya is giving the alien warship known as the Marveller, which transforms into the giant robot, Leopardon; the mecha itself became a valuable resource in Takuya’s arsenal. Whereas in reality,…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Spider-Man & Soul of Chogokin Leopardon (Toei 1978)

Fans of Toei’s Spider-Man series have long awaited for today’s news! As today, Tamashii Nations has solicited a pair of items based on the series; a S.H.Figuarts of the titular hero and a renewal Soul of Chogokin of the mighty Leopardon.   Toei’s interpretation of Spider-Man is classic and legendary among tokusatsu and comic book fans. Whereas, the toy collectors of these fandoms have been asking for years to have any company make Toei’s Spider-Man as an articulated action figure. Bandai’s Tamashii Nations has now taken the title of being…

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[Official Images] Super Mini-Pla Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive Grand Liner

Following the announcement of Super Mini-Pla Victory Robo, Bandai continued to tease that the carrier mecha, Grand Liner was on the horizon. Yet, Bandai overshot expectations as the company announced Super Mini-Pla Grand Liner will release alongside Victory Robo. However, due to its massive size the set is unfortunately a Premium Bandai exclusive. Now, as seen in the series, Grand Liner/ Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue’s Supertrain Megazord, the Super Mini-Pla will allow owners to store Victory Robo within it. In addition, the combined form will feature multiple points of articulation,…

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[Official Images] Super Mini-Pla Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive Victory Robo

For months, Bandai began teasing that the next Super Mini-Pla Super Sentai releases would be based on mecha from the 23rd installment, KyuKyu Sentai GoGoFive. However, international fans may know the series as its American adaptation, Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue. The first Super Mini-Pla release for GoGoFive will feature the main mecha, Victory Robo/ Lightspeed Megazord. The set consists of the five individual rescue vehicles, the 99 Machines, that form the giant robot. For its accessory count, the Victory Robo set will include the Hover Gyro tow-cables, ladder arm extensions,…

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Review: Super Mini-Pla Chōjin Sentai Jetman Jet Garuda

Today’s review will have Super Sentai fans taking to the sky again as I, Wheelchair21, look at Super Mini-Pla Jet Garuda from Chōjin Sentai Jetman! For those unaware, Jetman is the 15 entry in the Super Sentai series preceding Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger which was adapted in Power Rangers. Chōjin Sentai Jetman is loosely inspired and a tribute to Gatchaman with the team’s theme based on birds and jets. Now, this Super Mini-Pla release easily replicates the team’s secondary mecha, that they received from the Back Dimension Dimensian Soldiers. Jet Garuda…

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Review: Super Mini-Pla Chōjin Sentai Jetman Jet Icarus

Today’s review will have Super Sentai fans taking to the sky as I, Wheelchair21, look at Super Mini-Pla Jet Icarus from Chōjin Sentai Jetman! For those unaware, Jetman is the 15 entry in the Super Sentai series preceding Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger which was adapted in Power Rangers. Chōjin Sentai Jetman is loosely inspired and a tribute to Gatchaman with the team’s theme based on birds and jets. Now, this Super Mini-Pla release easily replicates the team’s mecha, the Jet Machines, as well as both combinations, the Icarus Haken and Jet…

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Official Images: Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman GridKnight & Gridman (Initial Fighter) Set

Last night, Bandai revealed the newest additions to the Super Mini-Pla line which come from the anime series, SSSS.Gridman based on the Tsuburaya Productions’ hero/ series, Denkou Choujin Gridman. The first set to be announced is the basic Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman set, which we previously covered. Then as for the second set announced, it is a Premium Bandai release for GridKnight and Gridman (Initial Fighter), his first form in the series.   For those unaware, the GridKnight is the evolved form of the kaiju, Anti, who is based on Shinobilar…

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Official Images: Super Mini-Pla Genesic GaoGaiGar

Bandai recently unveiled the next King of Braves GaoGaiGar Super Mini-Pla release, which is none other than the titular mecha in its original form, Genesic GaoGaiGar. This version of the mecha can only be seen in the conclusion of the series, the seven part OVA, King of Braves GaoGaiGar FINAL. Genesic GaoGaiGar is the combination of Evoluder Guy and Galeon with ProtectGao, BrokenGao, SpiralGao, StriaghtGao and GadgetGao. These were all designed by Cain, Mamoru’s/ Latio’s father in a last ditch effort to defend their home world, Planet Green. Now, as…

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Official Images: Super Mini-Pla Choujin Sentai Jetman Jet Icarus & Jet Garuda

Today, Bandai revealed the official information for the next Super Sentai Super Mini-Pla releases; these releases are of course for the long awaited mecha from Choujin Sentai Jetman, Jet Icarus and Jet Garuda. However, their third mecha and weapon unit Tetra Boy seems to be omitted from the information. Nevertheless, the news comes from Bandai via Premium Bandai as the order pages have appeared and will soon be activated. In addition, unlike the recently released Super Mini-Pla Galaxy Mega & Delta Mega Set, the mecha will be sold separately.   First…

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Review: Super Mini-Pla Gridman the Hyper Agent Set

It is time to “Access Flash!” with Bandai’s Super Mini-Pla release for Tsuburaya Productions’ Gridman the Hyper Agent! However, North American fans should recognize the character due to DIC Entertainment’s adaptation as Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. Now, the Super Mini-Pla set encompasses our hero Gridman alongside his support vehicles: Thunder Jet, Twin Driller and God Tank. With the inclusion of the support vehicles they can combine together to form the support mecha, God Zenon, or with Gridman to become Thunder Gridman. Furthermore, Gridman features optional parts for display purposes like additional…

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