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New Plamo Arrivals For August 12, 2022
2022-08-12 13:00
The highly-anticipated God Gundam has just hit shelves this week along with a pile of other new plamo! A FULL MECHANICS kit is here from Kyoukai Senki, too, along with new mecha girls from R… Read More
Smile Fest 2022 Tokyo
2022-08-06 13:00
Smile Fest has just begun! HLJ took a trip to Tokyo to check out the most anticipated figures coming soon from Good Smile and other amazing companies! We’ve gathered all of our show ph… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For August 5, 2022
2022-08-05 13:00
The first The Witch from Mercury kits are here this week: Beguir-Beu and Lfirth! Other new plamo arrivals include creative kits from Yu-Gi-Oh and Aliens — check them out below and get… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For July 29, 2022
2022-07-29 13:00
Bandai’s back this week with new 30MM, SDW Heroes, and a killer Mashin Hero Wataru kit! We’ve also got new & returning Muv-Luv, Frame Arms Girl, Ace Combat, and more. See all… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For July 22, 2022
2022-07-22 13:00
The big news in plamo this week is Meng’s beast of an Evangelion model kit! From Bandai, we’ve got new Kamen Rider, One Piece, and a dinosaur. An inventive new Megami Device is a… Read More
New Bandai Kits – The Witch From Mercury
2022-07-20 13:00
Preorders are open now on the recently-announced The Witch From Mercury kits! See them all below, and get your orders in ASAP! HG HG Gundam Aerial HG Dilanza (Guel Dedicated Machine) HG Dila… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For July 15, 2022
2022-07-15 13:00
We have an extra big helping of new plamo arrivals this week, including some kits we missed last week! Bandai presents new Kyoukai Senki, popular Xenoblade and Muv-Luv mechs return, an elect… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For July 1, 2022
2022-07-01 13:00
This week’s new plamo include kits from Maccross, Syokon-Ki, and Gatchaman! We’ve also got a few more sci-fi plane-type kits for aircraft fans, new highly-versatile Maruttoys, an… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For June 24, 2022
2022-06-24 13:00
It’s a great week for new plamo! We’ve got several new girlpla kits, including 30 Minutes Sisters, Frame Arms Girl, and Kotobukiy’s line of schoolgirl kits! Plus new Hexa G… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For June 17, 2022
2022-06-17 13:00
The newest plamo arrivals are all thanks to Bandai this week! We’ve got an exciting new HG Gundam, kits from Kyoukai Senki, and a new Figure-rise Kamen Rider. Plus, a special bundle ex… Read More
Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Cafes
2022-06-15 13:00
On June 11th, two Square Enix-run cafes in Tokyo started their special collaboration event for the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. The event includes special thematic menus, dé… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For June 10, 2022
2022-06-10 13:00
It’s a great week to be a plamo builder — we’ve got a pile of exciting new plamo arrivals today! From Bandai’s popular Digimon line to the innovative ATK Girl and MOD… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For June 3, 2022
2022-06-03 13:00
This week’s new plamo arrivals feature a fun assortment of mighty mechs! The Magic Knights Rayearth MODEROIDs are here, and so are new kits from Patlabor, Gradius, Crusher Joe, and R-T… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For May 27, 2022
2022-05-27 13:00
Our latest plamo arrivals include a brand-new 30 Minutes Sister! Plus, we’ve got new SDW Heroes kits from Bandai, Muv-Luv from Kotobukiya, Kuromukuro from Good Smile, and more! Check t… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For May 20, 2022
2022-05-20 13:00
Gundam makes a comeback this week as part of our new plamo arrivals, with a new Full Mechanics & HG kit! We’ve also got exciting new kits from 30 Minutes Missions, Kyoukai Senki, S… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For April 29, 2022
2022-04-29 13:00
This week Kotobukiya brings the bulk of the new plamo arrivals! We get two Frame Arms kits, two killer Hexa Gear accessory sets, a Frame Arms Girl, and a rare Da-Garn kit! To top it off, a v… Read More
Final Fantasy Shirts: A Complete Series
2022-04-28 13:00
Final Fantasy is a franchise that needs no introduction! Whether you’re an old fan or a new fan, we’ve got some exciting news for you! On April 29th (that’s tomorrow!), the… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For April 22, 2022
2022-04-22 13:00
It’s a good week for mecha! This week’s new plamo arrivals include Hexa Gear, Ling Cage, Dragonar, and Daitarn! Soul Vogue also presents Fire Shadow, an original robot kit in two… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For April 15, 2022
2022-04-15 13:00
This week the newest plamo includes Gundam Asmodeus! We’ve also got new Kyoukai Senki, Ultraman, and Mashin Hero Wataru kits on deck. Plus, two new Gundam prize figures – they ma… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For April 8, 2022
2022-04-08 13:00
It’s a good week for Bandai Plamo! The Entry Grade Nu Gundam has arrived, in addition to a new mecha each from 30 Minutes Missions and Kyoukai Senki! We’ve also got new accessory… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For April 1, 2022
2022-04-01 13:00
New plamo is here for the week! This time, we’ve got a new version of Madoka Yuki from Kotobukiya’s hit plamo schoolgirl line, plamo zombies(?!) from Kotobukiya, and more! Check… Read More
2022-03-29 13:00
Mecha Gaikotsu takes a look at another astounding High Grade release from the Kyoukai Senki line: the fast and agile Reiki! Get yours here:– HG MAILeS Reiki The post HG MAILeS Reiki Re… Read More
Hololive ID Generation 3 Is Here
2022-03-28 13:00
COVER Corp. is on a roll again! Their all-female VTuber group known as ‘hololive,’ arguably the biggest international VTuber line-up, debuted their newest additions from the Indo… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For March 25, 2022
2022-03-25 13:00
This week’s new plamo arrivals feature an assortment of kits from Kotobukiya and more. We’ve got new Hexa Gear, Frame Arms, and EZ Zoids, plus the return of a popular Muv-Luv kit… Read More
2022-03-24 13:00
A tiny horse for a tiny Gundam! Give your SD kits (or your Core Gundam) a steed perfect for its size – and join Mecha Gaikotsu for a closer look at the kit! Get yours here:– SDW… Read More
2022-03-23 13:00
From Nagoya’s long-established Japanese confectionery store, Aoyagi Sohonke, comes a collaboration with “Dragon Quest Walk” to bring us some brand new adorable Slime Uiro s… Read More
2022-03-22 13:00
Mecha Gaikotsu dives into another great kit from Kyoukai Senki / AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline! Check out the details in the full video above, and pick one up for yourself! Get yours here:… Read More
2022-03-21 01:00
“Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club” is only one of the sub-divisions of the ever-popular “Love Live” idol franchise, but it’s going stronger than ever… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For March 18, 2022
2022-03-18 13:00
It’s Batman week! The newest plamo arrivals include Bandai’s take on model kits for three iconic Batmobile designs! We’ve also got new accessories for your 30 Minutes Siste… Read More
Sadako Starts A YouTube Channel
2022-03-14 13:00
With YouTube and other content creating platforms so easily accessible these days, should we even be surprised that horror movie icon Sadako from “The Ring” franchise has her own… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For March 11, 2022
2022-03-11 13:00
It’s a BIG week for new plamo! From Gundam, we’ve got the MG Rick-Dom and Hi-Res Astray, and that’s only a fraction of what’s new! Bandai also offers new 30MM, Kyouka… Read More
Welcome To The Gundam Metaverse
2022-03-10 13:00
Have you ever wondered what a virtual “Mobile Suit Gundam” world would be like? Well, you won’t have to wonder for long, because Bandai Namco has announced that it has just… Read More
G.M.G. Char Aznable & Friends
2022-03-09 13:00
Mecha Gaikotsu takes a look at Megahouse’s Zeon action figures from the G.M.G. line — including Char himself! Get yours here:– G.M.G. Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeon Soldier 06 Ch… Read More
Gunpla Restocks For March 4, 2022
2022-03-04 13:00
This week, we’ve got something new to share with you — instead of new arrivals, we’re taking a look at our recent restock of popular Gundam kits! The kits in this post are… Read More
2022-03-02 13:00
The Entry Grade Gundam RX-78-2 is still the best bargain Gunpla money can buy — and now it comes with even more! Check out Mecha Gaikotsu’s full review above to see what to expec… Read More
Pokemon’s Generation 9 Is On The Way
2022-03-01 13:00
Pokemon Day, February 27th, has just passed but the hype about the biggest news of the day is still going strong! For those who haven’t heard, Game Freak has just announced the next ma… Read More
HG Nyuren Review
2022-02-28 13:00
A new Kyoukai Senki / AMAIM grunt kit with a whole lot going for it! This one’s more than worth picking up – check out why today with Mecha Gaikotsu! Get yours here:– HG Ny… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For February 25, 2022
2022-02-25 13:00
This week, we’ve got new Macross plamo in the form of the one-man battle pod Regult! Also on deck are a new mecha girl from the Fantasy Girls line, 30 Minutes Sisters accessories, Gund… Read More
2022-02-24 13:00
Most of you have probably seen, or at least heard of, one of the Japanese ‘Shin’ works that Hideaki Anno has directed or is in the process of directing; whether it be “Shin… Read More
2022-02-23 13:05
Gundam Port Yokohama, the place in Japan for all things Gundam-related at the Yokohama Bay Area, is celebrating an extension to its area with a limited time event full of exclusive opportuni… Read More
MGEX Metallic Strike Freedom Gundam
2022-02-22 13:00
Have you heard? There’s a new Master Grade Extreme Gundam in town — or there will be, in Spring 2022. Just the other day, Bandai put out a detailed announcement for the second-ev… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For February 18, 2022
2022-02-18 13:00
This week we’ve got new plamo arrivals from Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Kyoukai Senki — and that’s only from Bandai! NieR, Muv-Luv, Cyberbots, and an adorable new Danball Senki… Read More
2022-02-17 13:00
There’s a lot to say about “Uma Musume” these days, especially about how the one year Anniversary is basically here for this smartphone game that has hit #1 on the charts c… Read More
SINoALICE And Sanrio Come Together
2022-02-14 13:00
For those who haven’t tried it out, “SINoALICE” is a extremely popular smartphone game that utilizes global servers and multiple languages in order to let people have excit… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For February 11, 2022
2022-02-11 13:00
The big new plamo arrival this week is the MG Dom! Bandai also brings us new 30 Minutes Missions and Pokemon Plamo, plus we’ve got a new mecha girl kit with mecha motorbike, Number 57… Read More
1/20 Fujimi Williams FW14B
2022-02-10 13:00
The Williams FW14B is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful Formula One cars of all time. A classic livery, driver lineup, and incredible results on its 1992 debut season make i… Read More
Piplup Stars In Soup
2022-02-09 13:00
What’s better than a nice, warm bowl of miso soup? The answer is one full of Pokemon designs! And lucky for us, that exact product has been created featuring the adorable classic Sinno… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For February 4, 2022
2022-02-04 13:00
Square Enix brings the new plamo this week with mecha kits from Front Mission! We also get a new J-Decker kit, a returning Dunbine kit, and an assortment of Gundam-themed pens for your home… Read More
2022-02-01 13:00
Japan plans to bring the world of Ghibli to life this upcoming November with their new theme park project – ‘Ghibli Park.’ We’ve collected a plethora of the planning… Read More
Quick & Easy Hangar Displays – Part 2
2022-01-31 13:00
Hello there and happy new year! Welcome to the second part of this series! My name is Anthony and today I want to share with you some techniques and ideas on how to paint the walls for Kotob… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For January 28, 2022
2022-01-28 13:00
Bandai’s got two big new plamo arrivals this week: Beelzemon from Digimon and the new Full-Mechanics Kenbu from Kyoukai Senki / AMAIM! We’ve also got new Frame Arms from Kotobuki… Read More
A Gundam-Centric Entertainment Complex
2022-01-25 13:00
Fukuoka is the lucky place chosen to host an upcoming Gundam-themed entertainment center to be titled “Gundam Park!” The park will consist of three areas: Gundam Side-F where Gun… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For January 21, 2022
2022-01-21 13:00
This week’s new plamo includes SDW Heroes and AMAIM from Bandai, plus Zoids, chitocerium, Cyberbots, and… a new sushi model kit that will test your mettle as a builder! Check th… Read More
2022-01-18 13:00
Mecha Gaikotsu takes a look at the Toad Exoframe with the anti-artillery laser system, one of several mecha kits available from the Youtube Original Series Obsolete. Get your own MODEROID OB… Read More
A Ripple In Time: A Pokemon Art Project
2022-01-17 13:00
Artist Daniel Arsham will hold his third art project, “A Ripple in Time,” in collaboration with Pokemon, starting on February 5, 2022. G in Shibuya Parco and other venues in Toky… Read More
New Gunpla Arrivals For January 14, 2022
2022-01-14 13:00
Bandai presents a new haul of gunpla arrivals this week! Two new Gundam Breaker kits are here: the 00 Command Qan[T], and the quadrupedal Barbataurus! Plus, Entry Grade Strike Gundam drops i… Read More
Jujutsu Kaisen: The Movie Cafe
2022-01-13 13:00
“Jujutsu Kaisen 0” has been a hit film since its December 24th, 2021 theatrical release, so it should come as no shock that this beloved movie is getting an amazing cafe! The caf… Read More
Robot Damashii AMAIM Kenbu Review
2022-01-05 13:00
Kenbu from AMAIM Warrior on the Borderline rolls out as an action figure by Robot Spirits. This full review includes a comparison with the HG Model kit! Get yours here:– ROBOT Damashii… Read More
2022-01-04 13:00
Alteisen means “scrap iron” in German, but this kit is definitely NOT junk! Check out Mecha Gaikotsu’s review and consider picking this bad boy up for yourself! Get yours h… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For December 31, 2021
2021-12-31 13:05
We’re just a short ways away from the new year here in Japan, so it’s time for the final new plamo arrivals haul of 2021! An exciting new Mega Man kit is here, alongside a hot ne… Read More
HG Bunyip Boomerang Review
2021-12-30 13:00
Are you looking for a mecha model kit that feels different but still want that awesome Bandai quality? Then maybe you need a Bunyip! Check out Mecha Gaikotsu’s review and grab yours to… Read More
30MS Luluce Review
2021-12-29 13:00
Mecha Gaikotsu reviews the Luluce, and shows you how to upgrade her, too into a Gundam girl, too! Get yours here:– 30MS SIS-A00 Luluce [Color C]– 30MS Optional Parts Set 3 (Mecha… Read More
2021-12-27 13:00
Toshio Suzuki is a movie producer of animated films and a long-time colleague of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as the former president of Studio Ghibli itself. And now you can find a unique m… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For December 24, 2021
2021-12-24 13:00
We’ve got a lot of exciting new plamo this week from Macross, Hinabatchi-B.E.E., Zoids, and more! In addition to a pile of innovative new kits, we’re also pleased to present seve… Read More
2021-12-23 13:00
The Kyoto Evangelion Base attraction and site has been open for a little over a year now, and this year they’ve decided to celebrate the holidays properly with an enormous Christmas tr… Read More
Pop Up Parade Simon And Kamina Review
2021-12-22 16:00
Pop Up Parade Simon and Kamina – Get them at HobbyLink Japan By Cacophanus from Mecha Damashii Following the unboxing, here is the review for the Pop Up Parade figures of Simon and Kam… Read More
Pop Up Parade Simon And Kamina Unboxing
2021-12-22 13:00
Pop Up Parade Simon and Kamina – Get them at HobbyLink Japan By Cacophanus from Mecha Damashii While I normally cover mecha toys, I also love character figures and for fans of Gurren L… Read More
Pac-Man’s Game Museum In The Sky
2021-12-20 13:00
The Sky Garden, the 69th observation floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower, is hosting an event in collaboration with Pac-Man called “PAC-MAN x Sky Garden: Pac-Man’s Game Museum,&rdqu&hell…Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For December 17, 2021
2021-12-17 13:00
When it comes to new plamo, Bandai reigns this week with the EG Strike Gundam, plus a new MAILeS & Figure-rise Standard from AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline! Plus, five new sheets of Gun… Read More
2021-12-16 13:00
Mecha Gaikotsu presents part 2 of his MG Gundam Virtue review — it’s time to check out what Nadleeh can do when entombed in its gigantic armor as Gundam Virtue! (If you missed pa… Read More
Eeveelution Eyewear Is Here
2021-12-15 13:00
With a huge portion of Pokemon’s audience now being adults, it’s no surprise that the world is seeing products being developed for older demographics. And now, we can give a warm… Read More
2021-12-14 13:00
The MG Virture is finally here, and Mecha Gaikotsu is taking a deep dive into the kit in a two-video series, thanks to the build options available! First up is a review of the Nadleeh config… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For December 10, 2021
2021-12-10 13:00
Bandai brings the big guns this week — or at least a lot of guns! We’ve got 2 new Gundam Breaker kits, an RG Evangelion, 2 new SDW Heroes, and AMAIM! On top of all the glorious B… Read More
2021-12-09 13:00
“Project Sekai: Colorful Stage” is a rhythm game that has taken the otaku crowd by storm here in Japan! And, it’s no wonder – combining VOCALOID music and characters… Read More
The Greatest Model Kit Ever?!
2021-12-07 13:00
Bandai has done it; a masterpiece of plastic has made its way to our workbenches. MechaGaikotsu takes an in-depth look at this phenomenal new kit in the video above! Get one for yourself her… Read More
New Plamo Arrivals For December 3, 2021
2021-12-03 13:00
It’s a BIG week for plamo! New Bandai Gunpla are here, with sides of Digimon, Hexa Gear, Frame Arms, Evangelion, and more! From Gundam, the new anticipated HG Zaku II and the Full Weap… Read More
2021-12-02 13:00
In February 2019, Pokemon Inc. and Fukushima Prefecture signed a partnership agreement to promote tourism, increase the consumption of prefectural products, and support the recovery from the… Read More
Rude (Final Fantasy)
2021-12-02 03:54
Rude is a member of the Turks, a black ops team at the Shinra Electric Power Company in the Final Fantasy VII franchise. Often seen with his partner, Reno, Rude is involved with a number of… Read More
Reno (Final Fantasy)
2021-12-02 03:51
Reno is a member of the Turks, a black ops team at the Shinra Electric Power Company in the Final Fantasy VII franchise. Often seen with his partner, Rude, Reno is involved with a number of… Read More
Quick & Easy Hangar Displays
2021-12-01 13:00
Hello there! Welcome to a new guide, my name is Anthony, and today I want to show you how to build a hangar bay for your kits! Two years ago, I built the MG 1/100 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam HD colo… Read More
Hololive’s 6th JP Generation Is Here
2021-11-30 13:00
COVER Corp. announced just the other day that the newest group of hololive VTubers is here! Introducing the “Secret Society holoX,” a group consisting of five members who have al… Read More

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