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 SSSS.Gridman

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; whereas, the second set announced will get its own follow up article shortly. Now, this Super Mini-Pla set will include Gridman and his assist weapons which can combine together to form Gridman’s various forms seen in the series. For those unaware, the assist weapons consist the Neon Genesis…

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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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Review: Super Mini-Pla Denji Sentai Megaranger Galaxy Mega & Delta Mega Set

Let’s rocket with the release of Bandai’s Super Mini-Pla Galaxy Mega and Delta Mega Set! These mecha originate from the 21st installment in the Super Sentai series, Denji Sentai Megaranger. However, western audiences will recognize these items as the Astro Megazord and Delta Megazord from Power Rangers In Space!   Now, these model kits transform between spaceship and robot mode, while being very reminiscent of the original deluxe toys. Yet, the designs are updated to feature multiple points of articulation. In addition, the two can combine to become Super Galaxy…

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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 Goshin Gattai Kakure Daishogun & Tsubasamaru Set

Whether it is “Hidden Style: Super Ninja Beast Jutsu!” or “We need Ninjazord power now!” this Super Mini-Pla set is going to meet fan expectations! First off, this Super Mini-Pla set features all five parts that form Kakure Daishogun/ Ninja Megazord, as well as it is sold alongside Tsubasamaru/ Ninja Falconzord. Secondly, with these two of the Three God Generals together their box art is double billed, having the same vintage homage like Muteki Shogun. The build while not shown is actually seems easier than previous Super Mini-Pla releases. Once…

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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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Review: Super Mini-Pla Ninja Gattai Muteki Shogun/ Shogun Megazord

Whether it is “Hidden Style: Giant Beast General Jutsu!” or “We need Shogunzord power now!” this Super Mini-Pla set is bound to deliver! First off, the box is based on the original Deluxe Muteki Shogun, so it gives off a nostalgic vibe. The build while not shown is actually very tedious and annoying, but somehow I found it enjoyable too. Now, once constructed the Giant General Beasts feature several points of articulation and have their signature weapons. Whereas, when combine as Muteki Shogun/ the Shogun Megazord it is stands magnificently,…

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Official Images: Super Mini-Pla Galaxy Mega & Delta Mega Set

Today, Bandai Candy revealed the official information regarding the next Super Sentai Super Mini-Pla release; the release is for none other than Galaxy Mega and Delta Mega from Denji Sentai Megaranger. The two will be sold together, as a set rather than being sold separate as some collectors expected. Power Rangers fans will easily recognize these mechas as the Astro Megaship/ Megazord and the Delta Megazord from Power Rangers in Space. In addition, both sets will be able to combine to form Super Galaxy Mega/ Astro Delta Megazord. Below is…

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Bandai Namco Acquires Bluefin; Bandai Namco Collectibles is Born

Interesting news has broke online regarding Bluefin Corp, otherwise referred to as Bluefin Tamashii, the Japanese toy distributor. On Wednesday, Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they acquired an 80% controlling stake in Nippon Imports, LLC, the company that owns and operates Bluefin. Now, with this transaction Bandai Namco will establish a new subsidiary, Bandai Namco Collectibles in October that will continue operations under Bluefin. However, Bandai Namco Collectibles will effectively commence operations in January 2019.   Nippon Imports, LLC founder and CEO Steve Fujimura will serve as Bandai Namco Collectibles’…

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