Skull Spartan is finally out. Preorder for Asian Giant Hornet should start soon.Items with no update to release date are indicated with * and could change. >JUNEWonder WomanAB Nexus Skull Spartan (by Yasuhiro Nightow and Yutaka Minowa)>JULYTigger (Winnie the Pooh)Jizai Okimono Tolmekian Armored Soldier - Kushana's Imperial Guard ver.(Nausicaa)Jizai Okimono Tolmekian Armored Soldier - Vai Emperor's Imperial Guard ver.(Nausicaa)>AUGUSTMidoriya Izuku (My Hero Academia)Spider-Man (Reissue)Revo Geo Ohsuzumebachi - Asian Giant Hornet -Jizai Okimono Skeleton Gladiator - Murmillo*Jizai Okimono Skeleton Gladiator - Secutor*>SEPTEMBERAll Might (My Hero Academia)Venom (Reissue)Cable*Shinkalion 500 Type Eva*Revo Geo Tagame - Giant Water Bug -*>OCTOBERDeadpool (Reissue)Evangelion New Unit-02*>TBAEvangelion EUROII HeurtebizeRevo Geo Giraffa Nokogirikuwagata - Giraffe Stag-Beetle-Revo Geo Zarigani? - Crayfish -Revo Geo Tyrannosaurus Skeleton?Revo Geo Praying Mantis?Revo Geo Mantis Shrimp?AB Nexus Skull Spartan - Shadows from Outer Space ver.AB Nexus (Color Variation)AB Nexus 1.5 (by Yasuhiro Nightow)AB Nexus Pixy Armor (by Yutaka Minowa)AB Nexus Dragon Knight (by Noriyuki Jinguji)AB Nexus Revo Inu/DogAB Nexus Giant ArmoroidAB Nexus Giant Nexus>MIA?Underwater Knee SocksFraulein Zwei seriesG3 Gamera (Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris)Iris (Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris)http://kaiyodo.co.jp/http://tokusatsurevoltech.com/http://kt-jizai.com/For old Revoltechs listing, checkhttp://www.revoltech.fr/liste.htmlWhy not know more about who made what?https://www.kyd-store.jp/fs/figure/c/creatorprevious: >>8193774
Evangelion WonFes will be carried out online sometime end of July. We should see some new Eva Evo information or sculpts there.
Revos that nobody talked about for a while, Gladiator skeletons still have no preorders or updated release schedule.
Still hasn't shipped. REEEEEEEEEE intensifies.
>>8218643Kaiyodo needs to get on this shit.
>>8218628Hopefully we will see this in color and with a release date.
>>8218628Hopefully someone shows pilot figures, I want my 1/12 Shinji
I really watch stitch but cheapest I see it for usually is about 250+Any hope for a reissue ?
>>8219312I'm gonna say probably not/chances are very slim. The Legacy of Revo reissue train sorta dried up a long time ago, and there are no Lilo & Stitch hype or milestones on the horizon. MAYBE you could hope for one on the 20th anniversary, in 2022, but I really doubt it, it's not that hot of a property for Disney to begin with.
>>8218933is this amazon japan? because they straight up cancelled my orders for it so I had to go through HLJ.
>>8220059Out of stockhttps://www.amazon.co.jp//dp/B083XXRWPH/
>>8219177I kinda want Yamaguchi to come out of nowhere and make them AY style for the EE line. But I know the most Kaiyodo will do for them are some small figurines. Maybe the best hope now are Figure-rise Standard kits from Bandai. That's in an expansion stage more so than any other brands.
>>8220059No cancellation notice yet for me, but no shipping notice either. Might have to send them an email if they don't let me know one way or another soon.
Calling all IM chads to report in. War machine chads also permitted. I'm years late but shit y'all weren't lying, this is great.
Got some assemble borgs in. Wholly unoriginal I know, but the juices aren't flowing yet.
>>8220540where'd you order the btd jarkroid?
>>8220546Hobby search a few months back
>>8220540Nice. I think I'm getting mine tomorrow. But my Jarkroids are in a box somewhere at the back of the room. I might have to dig them out.
>>8220540Mine are coming.I'm going to combine it with Hades Pod and Doom Diver.
Army men are 1/35 if that gives you a sense of size.
>>8220594>>8220596>>8220598>>8220600Where can i buy this, is the preorder up?
>>8220247I got mine sitting in HLJ warehouse. Waiting for Hush Batman to ship everything.
>>8220642No, they keep saying soon.
>>8220247Is War Machine worth the regular retail price?
>>8220710Not him but yes. 4mm joint holes are pretty loose though so you might want to fix them. But on his own the bulky yet highly poseable mechsuit is a treat since 99% of them are bricks.
>>8220600dunno how to feel about thisas an irishman, wasps are my natural enemy
>>8220247Get the Harley and Carnage as well anon. You won't regret it.
>>8220540mad jelly mine hasn't arrived yet. I asked the amazon seller and got this in response"thank you for the message.The product has arrived.We are currently inquiring if we can ship to the United States.I wish it could be shippedIf you can not ship, we are sorryIt will be canceled and refunded.Please wait for a while."I've got 3 waiting for monthly shipment over on Amiami as well.
>>8220540Whats your opinion on him, compared to others in the line?
>>8220572I have nexusman on hand so I'll probably try how it looks with those parts to do the humanoid forms.
>>8221088My seller told me this:"サーバ屋です。ご注文の商品ですが新型コロナウイルス感染症の世界的まん延による国際郵便物の一時引受停止国・地域に指定されたため配達不可となります。今回のお取引につきましては、誠に残念ですがキャンセルさせていただきたく存じます。ご理解いただき何卒、ご了承お願い申し上げます。早急にキャンセル返金の手配させていただきます。どうぞ宜しくお願い致します。"
>>8221466So no DHL/FedEx option huh?
>>8221322Too expensive for what’s basically an accessory pack. But also pretty amazing with others. Very top heavy in this configuration. Might want to mod in support for the legs.
Yet to see any AB TriStriker and Hades Pod equivalent after the reboot.I wonder how big and expensive they will be.
>>8221494No idea. The guy seems to be an independent seller, but had it listed as prime. It wasn't the Kaiyodo listing that's up now.
>>8221570Sounds about right. I wonder what the cost is from? Maybe the different kinds of plastic? The clear red for flesh, metallic, bone etc. Its about on par with the Jarkroid with complexity.
>>8221841>I wonder what the cost is from?Being niche. That's it. They can't sell as many as a revo of comic book or movie characters so the price per item is higher even though the cost is similar or maybe lower. Think about it, painting process is probably cheaper not having that many small detailing to worry about, and assembly process is cheaper being packaged mostly in parts.
Skull Spartan probably would benefit immensely as a stand alone toy if it included the some AB wave 1 body parts like Doom Diver. Especially the crotch piece. Without bringing in another AB, SS feels one or two pieces short. I do like the bone color more than I thought so might grab another one instead of getting the different color Shadows from Outer Space version.
Of course not getting alt color means not pulling this off in the asymmetrical manner.
>>8223829>AB wave 1 body partsI would love to have a bunch of those too but sadly Kaiyodo no longer makes those due to reasons.
>>8221494it was DHL when I ordered it. It was supposed to ship with normal Amazon Japan Global which is DHL.
>>8223832how many skull spartans make that? Is that just 1 of each color?
>>8223829Yeah, looking at it that's what I felt like too. Like it just needs....basically just the waist, and feet honestly. He's in a really odd place; more unique pieces than a wave 2, not as many as the hades pod, and lacking the "Generic" body parts the wave 2 had. Doesn't bother me because I have plenty of bodies to play with but for anyone who buys him alone, they're gonna have a hard time.
>>8223901It looks like 1 of each, yes. Unless there are some sneaky cheating pieces hidden in the "Skirt" or something.
>>8223894WTF no reason they should cancel it then, so strange.>>8223901Should be made up of 2 spartans. These "examples" type builds are usually straight forward.
>>8221348Sorry for shit quality picture. But I think you can get the idea.
>>8223996I tried to get as close to this as possible. I wish it came with a human skull type head too.
>>8223832Where/when can I get that alt skull spartan?
>>8224069If it wasn't for COVID it should've been out in May.
I still have no idea how one can handle that many ss
>>8224079Guys like that are the ones keeping Assembleborgs alive.
>>8224079My hands hurt looking at that assembly.
>>8224079Geez. I have 1 row worth of preorders and even that is a lot.
>>8224093Heat gun, man. Its a must for these things.
>>8224076You mean up for preorder? Or is it already up somewhere?
>>8224079He's got enough to make a body proportional to the head configuration with some to spare.
>>8224108No not even up yet, when normal one was delayed from March release PO for alt color never happened.
>>8224120Where did the blood one go up for po? Was it a web exclusive?
>>8224124It was WF exclusive back in Feb.
>>8224127>>8224128Fuck there goes my dream of having 1 of each colorThanks for the info guys
>>8224124It was a web exclusive for 4 minutes.
>>8223999>I wish it came with a human skull type head too.The Jason and the Argonauts set has two skulls, but I suppose it's pretty expensive on the aftermarket?
>>8224182I’ve seen them fairly low on Mandy, but shipping is murder atm, so I wouldn’t recommend it.
>>8224182I have pretty much all the skeletons Kaiyodo released. They don't use 3mm peg joints. I'll need to make a workaround part. Maybe one of those hobby joints had a way of making of different peg sizes. But a normal skull is too boring, what I wanted was a skull themed AB design head.
>>8223829crotch would be nice, but I feel what he really needs are feet. All the promo shots with just Skull Spartan parts look weird because he doesn't have dedicated feet pieces
>>8224486IIRC the skeleton's skull thats attached to the base that comes with the Argonauts skeleton is also removeable and has a 3mm peg hole.
>>8224666That sounds familiar. The base...hmm...no idea where that went.And there are hobby joints that can have both 2mm and 3mm pegs on same joint. Colors of the bones are very different though.
There's a small dark spot on my Menace's thigh. I can't tell if it's just a stain from the toy being 11 years old or if it could be mold. Has anyone had mold grow on their older Revos?
>>8224883I doubt it's mold. The skin on the QB Revos are unpainted PVC so impurities, stains, paint spills all stand out or get there without noticing how.
>>8224890Thanks, I got her secondhand (though I think unused) so I'm not really sure what kind of life she's had. I know I've never had issues with mold though. She's one of my favorite figures so it'd suck to have to find replacement parts over something like mold.
Made some weirdos with the spare bits.
>>8220594>>8220596>>8220598>>8220600nicemakes me want to rewatch pic related
>>8220706Similar to what happened with Tolmekian soldier, they tease the PO like a month ahead of time. Why? I guess Jizai Okimono and RevoGeo are pure Kaiyodo releases, no UC no KE involved, so they are free to announce anything anytime?
>>8220710retail, yes. somewhat. there is a minor but widespread annoying paint qc on the face and you'll definitely want to have pledge or transparent nail polish to tighten the pegs for the miniguns. same as this anon said, base body is where the worth is, the fucker is thick and can pose like mad. him and wolvie are my fav AY capestuff.
>>8220594Is there a go to brand for plastic army men? Those ones like relatively high-quality, not a shit ton of excess plastic hanging off them.
>>8226373Those are Kaiyodo gashapons. So are the smaller hornets in the background. Yamaguchi designed some swivel articulation in them so they can take different poses instead of being a fixed pose figurines.
https://twitter.com/HobbyLobbyTokyo/status/1274252639463587841>お問い合わせが多いので改めて…ガチャガチャのスズメバチは海洋堂の商品ではありません。よって当店でも取り扱いはありません。Hahaha Bandai's FU product is harassing Kaiyodo beyond the eating away of sales. Imagine getting calls after calls about the product by your rival that came out faster and cheaper.(pic of Bandai's capsule hornet)
>>8226760There's no doubt that Kaiyodo's looks better, but it's also over 10x more expensive, sooo....Bandai's gacha division is really putting a lot of people on the spot lately with the quality they're putting out. Same deal with their recent Dango Crab, which put Kaiyodo's much pricier one to shame.
Just got my first revoltechs of Batman, Deathstroke, and Harley (did not set her up yet).I absolutely love how easy it is to pose them.
>>8228360Awesome. Carnage and Iron Man next anon.
>>8228360>>8228407Or War Machine.
>>8229805>>8229808>>8229810>>8229815>>8229821>>8229822>>8229825These are wild and i while I appreciate the configurations, aren't revos known for being stylistically dynamic? What's witj all the vanilla poses? (I know they likely aren't your pics, just speaking in general)Even so, makes me excited for the two I ordered.
>>8229836There are more dynamic poses out there. I think most people just like showing off their unique configurations though. (Also a fair number of the configurations shown probably don't move too well)
>>8229836>vanilla posesI think it's because the main purpose of the photos are to show the configuration of parts, so others could recreate them. Plus we tend to see the same people posting multiple configuration of Skull Spartan personal preference stands out. If the pic has other purpose then the posing tends to reflect that purpose.
>>8229836>aren't revos known for being stylistically dynamic?Also that's false information since only the one sculptor, Katsuhisa Yamaguchi is the one doing the dynamical revos. He's the main sculptor and worked on most revos especially right now. But revos not made by him or jointed by him usually have no dynamic element.
Kaiyodo brand has been sold to MSD Investment to get extra funding.https://www.msdi.jp/newsrelease/2020/06/15/newsrelease.html
>>8230511Interesting. I guess that makes sense, that Kaiyodo Visa card was Mitsui Sumitomo iirc.I wonder if this will stop Senmu from wasting money on personal projects nobody cares about?
>>8230815Or will it be worse that he has more money?>https://twitter.com/sennmusann/status/1275065021106515970>基本的に海洋堂のセンムは 名称も権限も立場も変わる事はないです>Basically, nothing changedUhh...
>>8229877Whose got the crows feet? I need them for stability and style.
>>8230957>>8230989Yeah, its Xo. Unfortunately he's a bitch to find. Yeeg and Zain are oddly common but Xo is far harder to get. Mr. Assemble also has giant feet though, if you're ok with them being mechanical. And he's quite common.
>>8230511>>8232090It's interesting how MSD says stock acquisition but Senmu insists that it's nothing more than them investing (capital and business alliance) in Kaiyodo. Man, the ego-stroking they must have done to him (the way Senmu described it probably is only the tip of an iceberg) to get there. From a business point it makes sense to want to bring this old and well known toy company to a higher level than this sorta indie, for the niche, garage kit maker mentality Kaiyodo still has. For both sides.I hope this would somehow result in more Revoltechs, more sublines, more IP's. Maybe get back to non-mainstream IP's like they used to do. Personally I'm hoping to see more ABS plastic robot action figures like the AY Convoy and Shinkalion Eva.
PO should start tonight. >https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%82%B8%E3%82%AA-%E3%82%AA%E3%82%AA%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BA%E3%83%A1%E3%83%90%E3%83%81-%E5%85%A8%E9%95%B7%E7%B4%84180mm-ABS%E8%A3%BD-%E5%8F%AF%E5%8B%95%E3%83%95%E3%82%A3%E3%82%AE%E3%83%A5%E3%82%A2/dp/B08BJM5RZW/ref=sr_1_4?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&dchild=1&keywords=%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%82%B8%E3%82%AA&qid=1592928386&sr=8-4I love this pic with the other two. They know this one will sell better so trying to trick newcomers to get the partially articulated old ones.
>>8232987Wait, official PO start date is 25th.
>>8232987I still want the emperor scorpion, even though it's an over-priced, under-articulated pile.
this is cool as fuck
>>8234899>this takes at least 3 to makeDamn i only ordered 2
>>8234969Do you have two Legions?
>>8234899Legion x 2Jackroid x 2Doom Diver x 1Can't see the back so I don't know what I miss
>>8234997Feet could be done with anyone, cables mmm I wouldn't say is necessary (structurally better with them). 2 Legions would be the real barrier.
got my first AB today, pretty fun, definitely gonna get skull spartan now.And I need to get used to how the hips work
>>8232987I'm real tempted to PO this boy but I'm not sure it'll be worth the retail price
>>8236841It looks real good, yeah. Does it look 10x as good as Bandai' gacha wasps, to offset that 10x higher price? Hell nah.
>>8236855Yeah you're right, maybe of it goes on sale I might get a revo one.Where can you order the Bandai wasp from?I mainly just want a big wasp for my Turtles to fight.
>>8236863Go to Gachapon General. Rakuten Global closed recently so you need to go through their Japanese site, there is a signup guide in the current thread
>>8236871Will do, thanks anon.
Got my first AB, Sonic Slasher. Shoutout to the anon(s) that pushed me down the AB rabbit hole by providing so much information the last few threads
>>8237264Coincidentally relevant to the thread, had to order a ¥3500 Iron Man to offset the cost. Mandy described it as>Opened, used , Package heavily damaged , tears , there collapsed, feet and legs loose
>>8237270And the figure's fineGood thing i'm not a mintfag
>>8237275Sonic Slasher is pretty cool, tooCan't wait to combine it with the Skull Spartans or Jarknoid
Really trying to move those failures.
And the value pack (in store points) just like Tolmekian soldiers.
Reactive paint feature for WW confirmed.
And lastly preview of hornet, plus what's to follow.>https://kaiyodo.co.jp/k-blog/revogeo/b=2162/
>>8237520>>8237520>286.70 >16 figures>single figure for 70 bucksAm I missing something here? Because this seems like an outrageously good deal all things considered. >>8237264Nice. Hope you enjoy them!
Storytime:>aware of AB since back in the day. 08-09ish>advertised on thebpaperslips included with old Revos>"hot-damn that shits coool. Too bad its super-exclusive-japan-only-nogaijinallowed>many years pass and AB Nexus starts being something thats actually possible to get hands on.>get nexus bot, get nexusguy and motorcycle>pose them for a few years, swap a limb now and then>see this thread, decide im actually gonna build something>dissassemble my assembles>spend an hour or two trying to fit things together and realizing that there isnt a hole /there/>whole hand has glyos thumbGuys, i dont think i like building with Assembleborg
Have withstood Pain to create many KnightsYet those Hands will never hold Anything.So, as I Pray--Unlimited Tolmekian Soldiers
>>8237812The big numbers are kaiyodo store points. 16 wasps cost 128k yen.
>>8237915>>8237520Lads I'm seriously considering getting the 5pack golden Tolmekian. However I'm struggling to wade through the moonrunes and had no experience with forwarding service. Can somebody handhold me give me step by step instructions. I swear I'm not just looking for attention.
>>8237922>>8237812It basically says that if you buy 16 of the wasps you get 30,720 yen worth of store rebates
>>8237928Afe the knights (silver) even coming to non jp shops?
>>8237531I am waiting on the Mantis they have behind their backs.
>>8237928Problem is that the benefit of army building only pertains to kaiyodo store points. So it is kinda pointless to use a forwarding service, because the store points will go towards the forwarding service rather than to (You)>>8237941Doesn't seem like it
>>8237941>>8237947Nevermind they (the individual ones) are amiami.
>>8237964amiami is not a non jp shop. BBTS usually carry everything and the silver tolmekian were not on BBTS
>>8237873Nah, you just need MORE
Senmu apparently just learned about uploading videos to twitter and been doing it quite a bit. What I thought was funny was when he talked about the cape of the Tolmekian Soldier being PVC, that "using cloth on figures is a violation." Well, sorry guys who perhaps thought maybe one day AY will start using cloth capes even though they show no signs of doing so. It's against company policy apparently.
Is there any easy way to get gold in the west?Or do i gotta go through middlemen or whatnot?
>>8238121>Is there any easy way to get gold in the west?I imagine some sort of metal/gold trader will be the easiest way to buy gold.
>>8238121Yeah middleman is probably the easiest. Nippon Yasan might have it but their shipping rate tends to be higher and it'll probably take longer to get to you. I'm not familiar with other stores like them that carry exclusives.
Imagine a revoltech arsène.
Now that Kaiyodo has some extra money, not that it might affect Revoltechs as far as we know, could just mean more WF overseas, which is more likely to happen? I'm going with a Nightow theme here. Fair number of AY of Blood Blockade Battlefront? OR faster and improved lineup in Assembleborg Nexus?I like to bring up BBB every once in a while because what we got felt lacking in terms of lineup. The Mini pair were odd because Klaus and Zapp rarely works together and the gag of Zapp attacking Klaus only happens like 3 times in the 16 volumes I read. Figma pair was odd too, Leo is usually paired with Zapp. Klaus usually has Steven by his side. I get why each toy line did only two and picked those two but overall feels very lacking.With the close relationship Kaiyodo and Nightow has AY is probably the only platform to have 1/12ish action figures of 3~4 characters. Looking at the design and fighting style I think a good lineup would be Klaus, Zapp, Zed, K.K. and Steven, in order of priority and demand. They have good potential for fun action figures with all the blood and elemental powers effect parts. Downside is it's not a big hit series like BnHA.
>>8238269The extra money is going to the Kaiyodo museums and events. I doubt it will have anything to do with figure lineups.
>>8238285Yeah that's what I fear. And their new factory in Kochi. But the improvements in Revo Geo could've been from this funding I imagine without it they would've cancelled or release as they were to not waste further.
>>8237515Fuck that, I'll gladly buy when the discount hits a reasonable amount. Like 50%.>>8237525Helllll yeah, this is cool as fuck.>>8237873Time to use an old Glyos trick then. Keep a heat gun or hairdryer handy and blast the holes before you try inserting joints. This makes it way easier and cuts down on Glyos thumb by a lot.
Wonder Woman is shipping!
>>8237873I usually have my 3mm drill set sitting beside me while playing with my AB toys.
>>8237873Cool, i'll buy them
Yamaguchi went from 0 to a 100 with Wonder Woman photos a day before official release.
>>8239326>>8239330made for cum
>>8239326He jokingly tweeted he wants to make Black Panther but mentioning that means there's no plans to or was considered but rejected. I'd buy one since I want more simplistic body tights type of heroes and heroines like AM and Gwen. Male one but in a normal body figure would be great to have. Like Spidey but done right.
>>8236841>>8237944Oh man, I want both for a mega-deathmatch. Why they gotta cost more than AYs though?
>>8239326>>8239330This is great. Wish I cared enough about WW to buy itMakes me excited for how an AY rogue would look
>>8239326>>8239330Some of the last good photos we'll ever see of it before the tards start getting her in
>>8239502Paint process is like twice or more complicated, and thanks to the outcry for joints assembly is just as or more involved than AY. And these will not sell as many as an Ironman. And don't start the bs of no licensing fee, because the cost of paying for a popular IP is so worth it when that allows them to sell so many more figures. The Revo Geo price is very reasonable. That's why it won't last.
>>8239502Whoa. I hate wasps, but that was still kinda brutal to watch.
>>8238075He isn't wrong, cloth capes are cancer.
>>8239326>her only pair of fist alt hands have ugly pegholeswell that's disappointing
Hmm, I was hoping she'd be taller. This is about eye level to AY Batman?
>>8241903The sizing on his female figures is honestly one of my biggest disappointments in the line? Especially considering his guys are a pretty tall even for american 6" figures. There's no time where wonder woman is a head shorter than batman, which is what this is looking like.
>>8242158I think it's a flaw in the joint sizes. Even with the new additions there isn't a good middle ground variation in size that looks right or provide the necessary range for a taller but skinny build AY. Or in Yamaguchi's mind males are bigger and females are petite overall. Kind of like Bruce Timm's style. As long as it's not someone like She-Hulk ending up this small I'm okay. This WW height is like borderline for me.
>>8241903I wish she was at least similar in size to AY Spidey.
>>8241903Can't wait to put the choker from my second Harley on Wonder Woman
Hopefully there will be reissues of Rei and Asuka announced at Wonderfest.The bug figures look great (except for the scorpion.) They would make good opponents for NECAs Kong to fight.
>>8245312>reissues of Rei and AsukaFrauleins? I highly doubt that they're pretty rough especially looking at them now. They're making tiny figurines anyways and they know those will sell compared to articulated figures.I hope there's a big reveal from them.
Not sure if you guys saw this one.https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/review?gcode=FIGURE-060388
>>8245519Thanks for the heads up.Preordered.
>>8245519noooooo no more ABs
I'm in a love hate relationship with AB's. I love the concept and design of these guys, have a few sets but hate that the quality control for these aren't very good so some holes are super tight or super lose, and often time I'm not creative enough to make anything cool.
>>8245569Swamping around the joints, even flipping the pegs at the same joint is surprisingly effective sometimes. And with tight PVC heating is always effective.>>8245562Nooooo not enough. We barely get a new one each year.
Does anyone have or know where I can find breakdown images of AY figures? For joints and such.
>>8245569Heat gun is practically a requirement if you intend to do a lot with them. The issue is that they're made of a softer, more pliable plastic than most things to prevent them from breaking or being damaged by all the swapping of joints. If its too loose, heat it up a bit and then squish it in a bit, trying to squeeze it uniformly from all angles. If its too tight, heat it up and insert a joint or peg and then let it cool. >>8245519I have 8 skull spartans. Maybe I'll get 2 of the ghosts just to have an even 10. Lord help me.
>>8245669@BLeiToys has them, but not for every AY afaik.
>>8225683Who's the half armoured dude in the back?
>>8246262Mythic legions figure. Not sure which. They have a general on here you could ask. Overpriced if you ask me though.
I do appreciate them showing different examples for the repaint.
>>8246340>>8246343stop making me want this
>>8245306there's a quarantine thread for coomers. please stay in it.
>>8246340>>8246343So these are Japanese Bionicles or what?
Quick thoughts after 30 minutes with wonder woman: she might be the best 6" female toy I've owned, but she's absolutely too fucking short, yamaguchi plz>batman's chin hits her forehead, they almost look like they're from different lines>articulation is nuts, I did a double take the first time I crunched her torso forward>stands alright, but dainty lil feet don't help things>neck can indeed look long, but the head is supposed to collapse in on it like harley's. more articulation=longer neck, pic is with it extended>the hair being split in half might actually be genius, I'm not sure yet but I've had zero problems with it getting in the way or looking disjointed>knees look fine up to a little past 90 degrees, start looking jacked up real fast after that. as usual, I'd rather have the range than not>shield grip isn't as firm as the sword handle so it likes to slip out
>>8246838She also comes with a second neck piece for use with the cape, and I have no idea what's different about it aside from the peghole. I'm probably gonna get a wired one, so whatever. Anyway, she's real good but good lord I really wish she were even a half inch taller.
>>8246838>>8246846yikes that looks worse than i thought
>>8246353Where's the quarantine thread for spergs so you can go there?
I know i'm late but this guy is greatAnd i'm not even talking about the accessories; the base body is fun as hell to pose and mess around withAre other AY like this? I have most of the marvel males, but I don't remember Spider-Man being this fluid
>>8246846The alternate neck has less sculpt around the joint so the red loop of the cape doesn't block articulation.>>8246838Yeah I'm wondering if the fist/lasso hand was meant to be used with the shield. Somewhere along development sizes changed or miscalculating paint thickness of the shield handle made it kind of impossible.
>>8247160IM was like the first male AY with zero ratcheting joints. And him, WM and Bats have actual butterfly joint shoulders which seems more intuitive than the typical method for AY.
>>8246838>>8246846great that looks better than i thought
>>8246353grow up, baby
There's like 5 goddamn hades pods in there. I'm a crazed AB fan and I only have...4....hmm.
>>8247186>jacks off to toys>grow up
>>8247517there's six Hades Pods in there, the legs use three of his disks each. It's damn impressive
>>8246838I'm not fussed about the scale to Batman or whatever. It's finally a proper super-poseable Diana, that's all I care about.
>>8247160wolverine still has the revo shoulders but wolverine, venom and WM are my favorite regardless. I don't own IM but I imagine WM and him has a similar joint set up.
>>8246838>that neck>that bald spot at the back of the hairfukn yikes yamaguchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6XPMCqMjbo
>>8239341>there's no plans to or was considered but rejected.>No sicko mode Tachala to pose with bugmenI mean the MCU SHFs sold kinda bad so i can see why Kaiyodo would be hesitant but that's still lame.
>>8248196Why are the headsculpts always so fucking bad? Someone's gonna put out a custom one, right?
>>8248200I think the problem is the design is really simple and boring. Basically black spandex with cat ears and 2 white eyes. It's hard to make an interesting toy out of what's essentially a body buck like SHF Body-kun but with the extra licensing fee.
>>8248196Holy shit how do niggas think this looks good fucking kek
>>8248280Put all the joints into the wrong place in a specific angle, then said it's looking bad.Really smart isn't?
>>8248296What? Did you have a stroke while writing this?Try it again in english, paco
>>8248280By not posing it like that?
>>8248626Those thighs are yummy. I can't wait for mine to come in. EMS is still delayed and I really don't want to pay the extra for DHL so it seems like it's another 2 month wait time like my previous package. Fucking kill me.Are the lassos flexible or are they stiff plastic?
>>8248626>>8248726Thighs look nice, but how is the ass?
Assemble Borgs are really fun.But I have a feeling this is deep rabbit hole I just fell in...
>>8248726>Are the lassos flexible or are they stiff plastic?They're both pretty stiff, but the golden one is softer. Still not soft enough I'd be comfortable bending it over on itself, but enough to pose easily with.>>8248014You'll like her then, she's extremely fun aside from that.
>>8248280It's not a problem if you know how to pose.So it's obviously a problem for mutts who only put their figures in static poses so that they can line as many on one shelf as possible.
>>8248779What's ironic is that revoltechs are totally capable of good "vanilla" poses most of the time, the people making that complaint are just not good at posing
>>8248738I have 2 skull spartans coming today. They're out for delivery. Just trying hard to kill time.
Is there a recommendation for a replacement stand for the Yamaguchi Venom? His fat ass broke the peg off in his back and I don't want to have to keep a closet full of stands just for him.
>>8248738Only when they decide to release parts to build a base.Right now it's nothing.
>>8248831>not building a base out of assemble borg bodies
>>8248839It will take a lot of dead AB bodies to build a base.
>>8248815use the claw part instead of just the peg.
>>8248881That doesn't really solve the problem if it's a standard revoltech stand though, it still puts all of the weight onto that tiny little peg. Are there stands with the little claws that are tougher than the included ones?
>>8248856Get to buying then
Not as bad as I thought it'd look. Might just have to pick her up
Yeah I'm definitely picking her up. Then I'll need to grab Batman too, fuck
>>8246838>>batman's chin hits her forehead, they almost look like they're from different linesAre you retarded? You know women and men are going to be slightly different heights, right? A head of variance isn't that much.
>>8248968are you? wonder woman is huge. shes not your classmate in school pal
>>8248968Isn't WW an Amazonian? She should at least be as tall as Batman. It's pretty obvious these are sculpted in isolation when you look at her next to Harley >>8241903
>>8248782It always was possible, even back in the early days. I've been collecting Revos since the line started, and it was pretty much never a problem to put them in vanilla standing poses. Every time someone would claim Yamaguchi sculpts just couldn't do it, I would look over at my shelf where I had Ingrams, Gainer, Starscream, GL, etc. etc. just casually standing around having a chat. Casual posing has of course gotten easier as Kaiyodo's joint placement and types evolved, but yeah, people always blew this issue out of proportion.
>>8248986Yeah, people do actually have different head sizes, but Diana's head is so much smaller than Harley's that they almost feel like they came from different lines.Their actual height difference is about right (Harley is 5'7", Diana is 6") but I guess Yamaguchi made her head smaller to push that super leggy heroic look. Whereas Harley's bigger head sort of fits her goofier, fun look.
>>8249012Are all the yamaguchis supposed to be in scale with each other? Her tiny head could just mean her scale is different.
>>8249026No, they're not, the scale is all over the place through the line. I think people just feel it's jarring because Diana is literally the next release right after Harley and they're from the same universe/franchise.
>>8249012>super leggy heroic lookThat would make sense. I'd be interested to see a photoshop of WW scaled up like 15-20%, I think it could look good. >>8249026This isn't like complaining they don't scale with Legends or some shit, they're literally part of the same line, property, and sculptor.
>>8249005>It always was possible, even back in the early daysWell it was case by case. The ones Yamaguchi made that had monoshaft hip articulation, the two pares of cut swivels, were likely to not have the freedom of standing "straight." And a lot of times the arms could not go perfectly down but on an angle. That's what the meme answer came from, and it was very early day memory and these anons don't look at the entire line, just their one or two favorite character and drop judgements.Ingram was sculpted by another person (Tani Akira? the mecha guy) so that's more atypical than a complete Yamaguchi Revo. And it doesn't help that the promo picturesm posed by Yamaguchi, are always in dynamic poses even when standing, so idiots thinks anything they don't see in those 10 pictures the figure must be incapable of...
>>8249026They try to when they can or care, might be the best answer. But by scale you mean exactly 1/12 off of official stats, then no. It's more of a relative scaling, like Wolverine being shorter or All Might being bigger. Probably has more consistency than Figuarts and Figma, but those two have made far more figures than AY.The limitation also comes from using a fix set of joints. Same goes for the other two lines I guess, but it's hard to match certain heights if that requires making new joints slightly bigger or smaller.
The first 2 of 8 of my Skull Spartans arrived today. First impressions1. This definitely feels a lot like Hades pod; very different from your standard figure in the line. Somewhere between vehicle and character. 2. They've definitely adjusted their plastic. Its much softer than before. Old ABs were always more "Gummy" than many figures but he's even softer than that. Because of this its easier to get pegs in and I didn't have to break out the heatgun once! They are looser of a fit than their older counterparts, but not so loose as to be useless or flimsy. 3. The array of parts is actually quite good with that core piece being quite a stand out. It seems custom made for enabling larger than normal constructions by giving you a TON of peg holes and looking good from basically every angle. I was surprised that the silver topped jaw piece actually has 3 peg holes in it, all very close together. Allows for a lot of flexibility in its use. Overall, I think its quite a good figure and will provide a lot of nice variety in terms of pieces. Its quite the evolution of earlier concepts and I'm now very excited to see what the next figure they announce will be. I mean, I always was...but I'm even more excited now.
>>8249202No idea what this is for.
>>8248626you need to POSE revoltechs?!
>>8249207Point stamp for exchange freebies at Kaiyodo shops when there is a campaign.
>>8249232Oh man, I know. posing figures is to complex, I feel like I spent my whole life in posing a figure. Statues are easier to use because these come posed, this is disappointed :/
>>8249213This is great.>>8249197Thanks for the rundown. Looking forward to receiving mine
>>8248280>the figure is capable of being posed poorly, therefore it's shit
>>8248968Are you the mong who tried making the same argument in the Coomer thread about Psylocke?Women in general may be smaller than men, but Wonder Woman specifically is an Amazon, known for their height. Psylocke for that matter is also decently tall for a girl, and her figure doesn't reflect that.
>>8249365Just buy the McFarlane one
>>8249387Mcfarlane really fucking hates that he has to make articulated figures, doesn't he?
>>8249197>Its quite the evolution of earlier conceptsApparently this was designed with mostly completed prototype way back in 2007 but didn't get the chance of release till now. AB development stories are wild.
>>8237531Revo Geo should really give up before loosing more money. Or stay away from bugs? Skip to T-Rex skeleton? Bandai has Ichiban Kuji of bugs, not articulated but looks really good.Normally Kaiyodo makes something unique and sells and by the time other companies do something similar they quit. Not sure if this expensive high-end product road they're taking with bugs will do well compared to some IP.
>>8248896post more of your pose photos please, its pretty cool
Do AssembleBorgs work nicely as generic Kaijin for Toku figures or are they too small by themselves and I'd have to buy multiples to build a 1/12-ish monster
>>8249575They're roughly the height of an shfiguarts or marvel legends figure, maybe a head shorter. Depends on the figure really.
>>8249569Not mine, look up sugar_pack on Instagram. Be prepared for lots of hand though
>>8248885I used my spare revo stand that has the claw on my venom, because of that. It helps because when you're balancing and adjusting, the claw arms are what moves instead of a straight peg in a hole being bent.
>>8249512i preordered the hornet because it's one of my fav bugs and i love how the revo looks vs the gacha but im sure im a niche case willing to spend on a realistic poseable insect. do hope they wont quit it entirely but certainly needs to pick their battles.
>>8249512>Skip to T-Rex skeleton?Bandai, stop! Kaiyodo can't take it anymore!Starting to wonder if Bandai did see the Revo Geo lineup and intentionally pick what to do to fuck with them? Yo can make the argument that these are just popular stuff to go after, but at the same time Bandai releasing them beforehand is suspicious. Don't announce them and do nothing for a year I guess.
>>8250892Yeah, I just saw that today, I think it looks really good for a model kit that comes with children's magazine.
>>8250892Bandai's arguably outdoing them too. Who wants to pay $55 for a crab that doesn't even have poseable legs when you can get a fully poseable one for $5? Anyone paying an extra $50 for what essentially amounts to a snazzy paintjob and slightly larger size is a fool.I don't want Revo to quit though. I want this animal arms race to rage on. I have been waiting over 10 years for good super-poseable animals, and I need this trend to continue.
>>8251810yeah it's a game of niches and the number really thins down when the gacha option is so excellent. In my case, I actually do want a "giant" hornet figure and the paintjob and materials on it, especially the clear compound eyes is right up my alley but definitely understand how the bandai option is much more feasible, especially considering most people collect and buy more expensive toys with more "emotional" attachment due to being based on shows.
what are the best places to buy assemble borgs stuff
>>8252032Assemble borg anon here. Right now...https://www.1999.co.jp/engThey have the largest in stock variety of figures for good retail prices and have just opened up DHL shipping. You can also do surface shipping if you want to go cheap; I just received a package via surface shipping and it took exactly 2 months (may 1st to july 1st)Alternatively amazon japan; though their prices are more varied, to say the least. Otherwise, yahoo auctions and mandarake.
>>8248280Imagine the low life that plays with toys and calls people niggas.
Does anyone have this yoko?How does it's size compare to a typical figma?
>>8252327Much bigger. Frauleins are about 1/10 scale.
>>8253369Here's a comparison of the skull spartan and hades pod. The hades pod is 30 bucks cheaper of course.
>>8253379which box is heavier
>>8253381 Hades pod is 510g, skull spartan is 303g. I will say though, I find the skull spartan easier to build with. I can just find combinations easier, despite the smaller part count. Maybe thats just me though.
I wonder if AY Spider-Man 2099 is feasible? I think the design works well with Yamaguchi's sculpt and action prowess. Downside is he's a who? to the main Japanese target. However with Spider-verse movies that's a matter of time and we know Mafex is going to make one eventually. AY likes to make certain characters before others have their chance. I'm thinking how could we get a better engineered Spider-Man because they will never remake the same character. Alternate costume beyond a simple color swap is unlikely too.
>>8253560We got Gwen well before the Spiderverse movie right? So I feel like it's possible.
>>8253568I think that was a gamble that they lost, only salvaged once that movie hit Japan. Pretty sure he made that before a hint of knowledge she would be in a upcoming film. I feel like the line hasn't done anything that bold since, movie appearance, MVC nostalgia, iconic robot, and one of the most successful manga at the moment. Maybe Deathstroke was more adventurous but he's an amalgam of everythin Yamaguchi loves. It's like they learned they shouldn't make characters only comic book readers will know and that kind of killed the fun of them revealing something totally unexpected.
>>8253560If they do this we need a new spider-man sculpt with the butterfly system they used on IM and WM
>>8253667Don't forget Batman, he did it first. With tight suit + no armor I think Yamaguchi would do the same thing as All Might, the usual side segments on ball joints. Easier to move the entire shoulder joints forwards and down for that one spidey pose.
>>8253683You know this one
Has anyone got tigger?
>>8253818You can't say that word it's 2020 come on now. Also it's illegal to own them so...
>>8253945he been funny man cause tigger rhyme with racist term begin with N.
>>8253954you mean trigger?
>>8254804For a second this looked like an assembleborg promo stylistically and confused me. I guess AY never did a silhouette tease like this when AB did a number of times.I thought they would start Cable PO sooner right after Deadpool reissue.
>>8253954But man he's my favorite figger.
"I can't write the details yet, but I will announce it soon. Everyone please wait a little longer."https://twitter.com/sennmusann/status/1278732073788862464
>>8255299Please be this AND Pixy or something. I'm not really interested in just this. I'll still buy one of each but still.
>>8255333He wrote he can't go into it yet, showing the dog on its own, so I assume there are more parts. But I doubt it's the whole Pixy figure, they'd show her instead.
>>8255299What is this
>>8255333I don't think Pixy will come with everything we see in the background, otherwise she'll be a 10k plus AB set. It's possible, but casual fans won't bite and a female action figure like this they want more casual buyers onboard. So if she's going to be separate with some weapons and small body parts, maybe that 4 legged tank thing will be included with the dog? A bundle of support units, around 5k yen. Unless they're really pushing for a cute mascot toy for cheap and saying FU to AB fans, you got your Spartans already.
>>8255687I just want pixy dang it. I want ANY more assemble borgs. I cannot stop.
>>8255946Welcome to the club
>>8255946It's been like this since series 2 ended. Pretty much all of Nexus run when it started beginning of 2013. After Armoroid things really slowed down. They fill the gap with reissues, and putting old stock onto the general market. Fully new sculpt comes along with 1~2 years gap. New bike was a year after Armoroid, Jarkroid about 2 years later, IO sisters a year later, Skull Spartan 2.5 years after that.
>>8256099>it started beginning of 2013I mean end of 2013. Time gaps are still valid.
>>8256099You think if I kidnap nightow's kids we'd get them faster?
>>8256215It's probably not him. If it was up to him there would be tons, the guy loves his toys.I think it's poor distribution, not enough buyers so they don't spare that much funds for assembleborgs. So they only budget a new mold every year or so. Only solution is to increase the fan base, but to do that they need to invest heavily with ads, promotions, hell some narrative media? Actual paper books sold at regular stores could do wonders. Only people finding these are people who knew they exist. That's shitty business. Nightow can help there if there's a manga, one volume is fine, of Assembleborgs. But that's a lot of work. Stop motion animation, short videos shown where it matters, might be the best way. When a mangaka on TV was shown to be using Mr. Assemble as a pose reference, that figure immediately sold out after Kaiyodo's phones kept ringing.
>>8256215It's never his problem.Remember we are getting toys with designs from many years ago?I'll say it is mostly Kaiyodo's scheduling problem and funding problem.
>>8256274>>8256279Ok, who should I kidnap then?
>>8256274>mangaka on TVWanted to make sure so I looked, it was Fujita Kazuhiro. Picture of store going "oh shit people are buying this now, hey buy these too!">>8256328Senmu?
>>8256328>>8256368But he's ready for you.
>>8256328Just tell them to stop wasting money on building museums, and have their online shop accepting foreign orders.
>>8256551This dude is such a stereotypical 80s akiba nerd.
>>8256762That's Bome, right? He's the ultimate akiba nerd.
>>8255425super freaking cute
What God do I need to pray to to get a new Alucard figure.
>>8257526Nah all of those old revos that were decent and are more niche IP than major brand popular are hopeless. Best we can get are reissues but that depends on the IP, or if they still have the molds.Ones that potentially could happen if the stars are aligned, are Capcom characters like Dante or from SF (Ryu, Chun-Li, Zangief, etc). For the MvC theme of AY if they really want to go there. Then maybe Kinnikuman if we get an anime or movie out of the new manga arcs.
If any anons are still looking for an Acid Worm:Keep an eye on Hobby Jungle, they seem to have no idea what he goes for. I bought a used grade A one from them about two months ago for 2400 yen and I’m pretty damn sure this guy has never even been opened.
Usual OP here, if anyone is wondering I'm waiting for Cable photos to drop for next thread when preorder starts. If it's not like another week but Monday or so.
Get it today and just play it causally so I hold it by my hand, it's fun and gorgeous for a muscle female but has some small flaw, although still good in general.
>>8259857>has some small flawThe one small flaw for me is that she's small. It kinda works if you ignore how tall she should be, and accept that AY males are all giants where as females are all petite women. Not quite there yet where they look like different scales. Can't wait to see what happens when All Might (or Cable?) joins the ranks.
>>8255687Whatever happened to the teaser poster we saw years ago that had an outline that looked like a Werewolf of a sort. Anybody else remember that?
>>8260546That's the Dragon Knight it turns out. I thought werewolf too. It should be close to reveal, in that AB sense of time.
>>8260584>>8260588Oh its a Dragon, Alright still pretty cool.Thank you for sharing these. I thought this guy might have been cancelled
>>8258314Hobby jungle?Explain please.
>>8261330https://jungle-scs.co.jp/sale_en/they work very similar to Mandarake
>>8261380Neat!>no dhl or fedex, only japan postDamn it corona!
>>8262233yeah, the current shipping situation is a real mess. I was able to use EMS and the actual shipping process was super fast, but I had to wait weeks for my package to get out of Osaka first.
Fuck it. No updates but here's the next one>>8262566