Saturday, August 31, 2013

Back to College Life...

I'm currently back at school.
I'm taking a computer-related degree. Again.


Lately, I've been preoccupied with school work...

Yes, I already took a college degree in the past. Back then, I wasn't dedicated enough to finish the program. I ended up quitting... It was one of the darkest times of my life. I'm pretty sure there are some of you out there that has a similar experience to mine. Some might have "darker" experiences. One thing's for sure, we're not proud of these experiences. I guess I'm trying to convince myself to move on when I say these things...

Yup, this is the reason why I haven't been able to post for a long time on my blog as of late. We're about to have our Final Examinations next week. I'm trying to get high grades (compared to just getting mediocre grades in the past) so I can compensate for all the mistakes I did before. I realized that I was always an under-achiever because of my own laziness. Again, I'm not really proud of that trait of mine... 

So, why suddenly enroll again for a college degree?

I realized that I wanted to do something better with my life. Before I die, even just once, I want to do something that I'll be proud of and contribute to our world.

Hopefully, I'll be able to post this September, since we're also going to have a break before the next semester starts.

See you guys on the next post!

Anime Overview: Mobile Suit Gundam 00

It's time for yet another Gundam Anime Overview! Yup.

This is one of the latest Gundam series I've watched. (Yes, I haven't watched Gundam Unicorn yet because I want to watch the English dub version and it's still not available here. For some reason, I don't like watching Gundam dubbed in Japanese... It just looks weird to me. Hmmm.. But I know that's just me.) Anyway, I've decided to do this one first because I can still remember this one pretty well. I don't want to write an article about an Anime that I've already forgotten. Initially, I was planning on writing an article about Gundam SEED. Unfortunately, last time I've watched that was, I dunno, 5-8 years ago? Anyway, I think I need to re-watch that again.. My memory of Gundam SEED is already a little hazy.

...Hmm? Oh, right. We're not here to talk about Gundam SEED.
Right now, we're going to take a look at "Mobile Suit Gundam 00"!

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and its logo (pictured above) are all trademarks and owned by Sunrise, Bandai, Sotsu Agency & other associated parties.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

No Posts?! "Super Slow Blog Pace"...


I'm sorry, it's been a while since I've posted anything on Jyuzou's Blog. I apologize for the "super slow pace" that the blog is currently in. I've been busy with school for the past couple of months because of the new things I need to adjust to. I have anticipated this, although I never thought that I won't be able to post this much.. Again, I apologize...

Next month, though, I'm going to try to post more stuff to compensate for the lack of content for the last couple of months. I'll also slip in some tidbits of what's currently happening in my almost uneventful life. LOL. In the meantime, please do bare with me. I know I still have a lot a lot of Gunpla Kits that I haven't reviewed yet...

Stay tuned for August, and I'll see you guys on the next post!

Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2: My First Anime Convention

Last July 7, I attended my very first Anime Convention ever!
I went to Oh-No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2 at SMX Hall 1! (My post is super late, I know.. Again, I'm sorry.. Please don't hurt me..)

The "Oh No! Manga: Cosplay Camp 2".
I went there with my friend, Ed. He's usually the one who informs me about these kinds of events. We also went to Yexel's Toy Musuem earlier this year, just in case you'd like to see that as well.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I Need More Time...

Hello, everyone!

I'm really sorry, I wasn't able to post anything for around 2 weeks. I'm currently getting the HG RX-78-2 Gundam Kit Review done, but it seems that this thing takes more time to build than usual... It's not that it's hard to build or anything (I'm guessing, I haven't really assembled the Gunpla yet), it's because it takes more time to clean the parts after you've separated them from the runners.

Really tiny parts.. Hard to remove nubs.. Like the one I'm holding right here, the red thingamajig for the v-fin..
Yeah, I moved my laptop to another table so that I'll have more space on my desk for other desk stuff. It wouldn't be so hard if some of the parts aren't super tiny... I guess that's one problem you'll have to face when building a 1:144 Scale Gundam Model Kit. Hmmm.. The thought of building a "Real Grade" now seems much scarier to me...

I'll post the Gunpla Review as soon as I can and I'll see you guys on the next post!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Knock-off Review: "Wing Gundam Ver. Tagaytay" Review

Hey, it's a Black Wing Gundam! That looks aweso... *gasp* (Cannot unsee!)
As we were walking around the stores in People's Park in the the Sky in Tagaytay City two weeks ago, I happen to stumble upon this not-so-rare gem. In the Philippines, this is already a common sight. But, really, this was just SO ridiculous that I just had to buy it! (Also because it was based on one of my favorite Gundams..)

So, here's a cheap toy I bought from Tagaytay: the "Cosmic Warrior", or, as I'd like to call it, "Wing Gundam Ver. Tagaytay"! It's like the "Ver. KA" that you've always never wanted!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"No Grade" XXXG-01W Wing Gundam Gunpla Unboxing & Review

"It transformed into a Mobile Suit!!"
To start off the month of June, here's a Retro Gunpla Review!

It's time for one of my favorite Gundams to make its grand entrance! This is the very first Gundam that I saw in my life (and, back then, it blew my tiny mind!) and I know that this is true to most Gunpla fans as well, especially to the Western folks.

Anyway, here's my first "No Grade" review. The "XXXG-01W Wing Gundam". As usual, all the information are past the break.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Preview: The RX-78-2 Gundam "High Grade [HG] Gunpla Starter Set Volume 2"

Alright, time to get back to Gundam-related posts. I still regret not being able to go to SM North Edsa for Toy Kingdom's event... Anyway, moving on.

Ah, June... My favorite month. (Because I don't get any presents in December! ...well, I did get gifts before. I think they stopped giving me gifts because I got older? Darn.)

It's time for some "High Grade" Gunpla Reviews!
...and as promised, we'll take a closer look at the "High Grade [HG]" line of Gundam Model Kits from Bandai this month. And what better kit to start with than the original Gundam, RX-78-2! This is the "Gunpla Starter Set Volume 2" and this is actually one of the first Gunpla that I bought for myself to review. (It's the third kit, specifically. I already bought this kit before I started blogging. I wanted this kit to be the first one that I review. It didn't work out the way I wanted to, though... I'm just really stubborn about making a video review for it, I guess. *sigh* One day, Jyuzou... One day.)

I'll have more High Grade Gundam Model Kits prepared for you guys this month. I think I'll be able to post at least 3 HG kit reviews this June. Actually, I already have 2 HG kits with me (including this kit) and I'm just waiting for the right opportunity to give it a proper Gunpla Review. Unfortunately, I'm going to be busy starting next month that I think I won't be able to post as often as I do in the past 2 months. But I'll still try.

I'm looking forward to the new Gunpla Reviews next month! I hope more of you guys can join me in my quest in Gunpla building and collecting. See you guys in the next post!

Going Places - People's Park in the Sky (Tagaytay)

Lots of tourists here at the "People's Park in the Sky". They'll be in for a very disappointing experience, and so was I. *sigh*
One of the famous tourist spots here at Tagaytay City is the "People's Park in the Sky". It was originally named "Palace in the Sky", I discovered after doing a little researched on the web. (I was initially calling it "Palace in the Sky" and I thought that I was wrong when I saw its Hollywood-like sign.) Since it was raining on the day we arrived in Tagaytay, we were only able to go around places the next day. This is our final destination before heading home.

If you're a tourist looking for beautiful places in the Philippines to visit, then look further! Yes, you read that right, LOOK ELSEWHERE. Because this is definitely not the place you're looking for.

Still not convinced? Fine. Let my post enlighten you.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Going Places - ViewPoint: Inn & Restaurant (Tagaytay)

Welcome to "ViewPont: Inn & Restaurant"!
There are tons of Hotels and Inns in Tagaytay City, if ever you wanted to spend the night on your visit there. Although I haven't lodged in any of the other Hotels and Inns, I can tell that ViewPoint is probably one of the best options around. I can even go so far as to say that to truely enjoy your visit to Tagaytay City, you must stay for one night in this inn. ...and I know everybody will be looking for pictures, so let's go and have a look around.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Regretting that I've missed Toy Kingdom's Gundam Model Kit Contest 2013...

Last weekend, I was supposed to go to the SM North Edsa Mall here in the Philippines for Toy Kingdom's Gundam Exhibit and Model Kit Contest but wasn't able to because of a conflict in schedule.. The reason is because my family and I went to Tagaytay City again last weekend (and I can't really say no since it's my family). I couldn't even make it to the awarding ceremony because we were in Tagaytay the entire weekend which is a bummer. Annoying..

No pictures, no videos, no nothing... I can't report anything. Crap!

Screenshot of "Gundam No Ou", a blog that has great coverage of Toy Kingdom's Gundam Model Kit Contest 2013. I hope he/she doesn't mind me posting a screenshot of his blog here..
On a positive note, other bloggers are able to take pictures of the event and upload pictures to their blogs for everyone to see! (And for everyone who missed the event!) ...On a negative note, it also showed me how freakin' awesome the event was that I'm regretting to not have gone there even more... Waaaaahhh!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gunpla Summary: Entry Grade Line Complete!

The Entry Grade line of kits completed!
First, I would like to apologize to everyone for not being able to post the last 2 Entry Grade Gunpla Reviews last week. I was a little busy preparing and organizing a few documents of mine. But I was able to post the last Entry Grade Gunpla Review a few hours ago. The Reviews Page has also been updated accordingly. Alright, enough excuses.

So, finally, I was able to collect and review all 4 Entry Grade Gundam Model Kits! Here's a link to all 4 Gunpla Reviews in case you haven't read them yet:

Also, jump past the break for a quick summary of the Entry Grade Kits for those of you who doesn't want to read through all the reviews.

Entry Grade GN-0000 00 Gundam Gunpla Unboxing & Review

"Quantum Brainwaves"? Yeah, that's Mobile Suit Gundam 00 for you.
The first Mobile Suit installed with a "Twin Drive System" makes its grand appearance in its Entry Grade form here in Jyuzou's Blog! I hope that I've saved the best for last, since this is the final Gundam Model Kit that I'll review from the Entry Grade line.

Jump past the break for the full details of this Unboxing & Review post! 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Entry Grade GAT-X105 Strike Gundam Gunpla Unboxing & Review

The Earth Alliance's "All-Purpose Multi-Mode" Prototype MS.
"General Unilateral Neuro-Link Dispersive Autonomic Maneuver", or "GUNDAM", which is the name the "GAT" Mobile Suits' OS uses and is not actually referring to the Mobile Suit itself. Yep.

But enough trivia that most Gundam fans are probably familiar with. It's time to take a look at another Entry Grade Gunpla, the EG Strike Gundam! So, head on past the break to check out the full details.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Preview: Dengeki Hobby bundled Gunpla "MSW-004 Gundam Kestrel"

In the last post, we took a sneak peak at a Dengeki Hobby Magazine. I also mentioned the reason why I purchased that particular magazine is because it comes with a free Gunpla kit. I also failed to mention that that particular Gundam kit is currently exclusive to that magazine, so you won't be able to get it anywhere else.

So today, I'm just going to show you the box of "MSW-004 Gundam Kestrel" that comes bundled with the magazine.

"MSW-004 Gundam Kestrel", a 1/144 Scale Gundam Model Kit bundled with 2012 Dengeki Hobby's Volume 5 Magazine.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Dengeki Hobby 2012 Magazine Volume 5 Review

I've mentioned before that I bought a few items from 2 online sources last month. I've already shown you what one of the packages contains (see my Preview: The Remaining 2 Entry Grade Gundam Model Kits post). I think I'll be able to post the review for one of them tomorrow, but for now I would like to post a review of the other package that I received. I bought this from WasabiToys (if you're interested, you can check their website, most of their items are discounted right now) and this is a famous hobby magazine from Japan: the Dengeki Hobby.

2012 Dengeki Hobby Magazine, Volume 5.

Already Damaged...

Ah, stupidity... I have plenty. Unfortunately.

While we were in tbe middle of getting the floor of my room repaired last weekend, I had to remove stuff from my room and place them temporarily in the living room. Of course, I had to move my Gunplas as well and guess what, I dropped one of them.

The shield's handle snapped off, and it's only been 2 weeks... Annoying.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Deformed, then Reconstructed...

Oh, sorry, I'm referring to my room.

Whew! That was a long weekend! There was actually an government election held here in our country this Monday, so almost all people had their day-off yesterday as well. But before the elections, our family spent the weekends fixing things in the house. They hired carpenters to fix some of the broken cabinets and other stuff. Also, my room's flooring got fixed as well. Yay! Here's my desk's current look. No drastic changes, mind you, but you can now check my tiny desk in its entirety.

My Desk, back to normal!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Preview: The Remaining 2 Entry Grade Gundam Model Kits

Time to get back on Gundam-related posts! I still have other Gunplas to review, including the ones from the package that I received last week. Alright! I'm gonna start with the first package that I received, the one that I bought from

Entry Grade GAT-X105 Strike Gundam

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Going Places - Sky Ranch (Tagaytay)

Tagaytay City's "Sky Eye" Ferris Wheel.
I've heard of news that SM built a Ferris Wheel in Tagaytay this year. Apparently, it's the tallest Ferris Wheel in the Philppines. Well, we're in Tagaytay just last Saturday and before we leave, of course, we'd like to see the Ferris Wheel first! So, here we are. Welcome to "Sky Ranch", home of the tallest Ferris Wheel in the country, the "Sky Eye".

After parking our vehicle, we went straight in!

More pictures can be viewed after the break, people!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Going Places - Puzzle Mansion: Bed & Breakfast (Tagaytay)

The Puzzle Mansion!
We went to Tagatay City last Saturday, but didn't really planned to visit a specific place there. So, we just drove around the place, looking for interesting stuff to see. Then, we saw a signboard of the Puzzle Mansion, so we decided to check it out.

Once we got there, I just took all the pictures that I can. The Puzzle Mansion is a Bed & Breakfast place, but you can also visit their puzzle exhibit. Apparently, they have the Guinness World Record of largest collection of jigsaw puzzles. The owner of the Puzzle Mansion is one Georgina Gil-Lacuna, and she received the achievement just last year, on November 29, 2012.

Alright, time for some pictures!

Going Places: The Pictures of My Travels

Where are we going? No, that's not a Dora the Exlorer reference.
From time to time, my family and I (or sometimes with my friends) go to places to relax, unwind, or just to get a quick change of pace. I'm sure almost all of you do, too.  Although we only do it very rarely since it takes time to plan, money to spend, and free time, and we only have a few days off in a year. On our day-offs, if ever we decide to go somewhere, it's usually just a trip to the mall. Mom does her usual grocery shopping, Dad checks if there are new interesting musical instruments or equipments, and my sister just usually accompanies my Mom... Me? I go to my favorite area in the mall, the electronics area and the toys section in the department store, and check if there's something new. Maybe there's a new gadget, an interesting toy/action figure, what Gundam kits are for sale... And if ever we decide to do something else, we just usually go to a swimming pool/hot springs.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


I bought something online! I actually received this last Monday and I just wasn't able to post it immediately.

I got 2 packages. The other one was delivered by LBC, but I got excited, opened it immediately and forgot to take a picture.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thoughts on 3D Printers & 3D Scanners: How it will affect Plastic Model Kits

As an Otaku, I love all sorts of things that come from Japan. Anime, Manga, Plamo, etc... But I also like gadgets. Of course, they're usually expensive, that's why I usually need to justify to myself (and my money) if I really need a certain gadget. But it doesn't hurt to just look at news of upcoming gadgets and drool at them. Uhmmm.. Yeah. That's why most of my time on the interweb is spent on blog sites like Engadget.

Engadget is a blog site for news, reviews, or just about anything related to gadgets and technology, but I guess you're probably already aware of this. It is one of the most popular tech sites around, after all. I visit this site almost daily, just browsing through all the articles at random. It's always interesting to see new gadgets because they're so COOL! I always read reviews from this site (and also tons of reviews from other sites) before I buy a certain gadget. Research, research, research! It's always best to compare products first before putting your hard-earned money on it. Of course, since I always frequent this site, I also get to see how technology has evolved over the years. It evolves very fast, by the way.

The "Replicator 2" from MakerBot. The sample picture above is from their website:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

G Generation-F Super Deformed No.227: RX-178 + FXA-05D Super Gundam

It's a Gundam. And it's Super. Hah!
Welcome, May 2013! Another month for random Gundam-related stuff and, hopefully, more Gunpla Reviews. And to start this month off, I present to you another Super Deformed Gunpla Review from the G Generation line of kits. (But I was really planning on putting this off for tomorrow.)

Today, we're going to take a look at "SD Super Gundam"! Jump past the break to check the full details.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Preview: G Generation-F Super Deformed No.227: RX-178 + FXA-05D Super Gundam

Whew! SD Gundam Physalis took more time to review than I thought! I'm starting to get a good idea of how long it will take me to review High Grades and Master Grades...

Anyway, I actually bought 2 SD kits to review while I'm preparing (stalling) for my "main" reviews. I was reviewing my reviews (what?) to check its format. I've decided to use my "improved" review format on SD Gundam Physalis' review. Nothing major, though. Just a few tweaks here and there to make the format more "uniform" or whatever. I hope that it's easier to read.

Am I stalling again? Wait. "Preparing". Sorry. So, here's the next kit that I'll be reviewing.

Super Deformed (RX-178 + FXA-05D) Super Gundam

Another G Generation kit! This time, it's "Super Gundam"! Must be Superman's Mobile Suit or somethings. Huh.

So, I'll see you in the next post!

Monday, April 29, 2013

G Generation-0 Super Deformed No.202: Gundam RX-78 GP02A "Physalis" Unboxing & Review

Big shield. Big Bazooka. Big thrusters. Big Gundam. (Well, big SD Gundam..) Be afraid.
Review time! This time, it' for SD Gundam Physalis from Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory. Although I haven't watched the Stardust Memory movie, I do remember Gundam Physalis from Gundam Battle Assault 2. It's one of the coolest Gundams I've ever seen. However, it's not one of the Mobile Suits that I'd regularly use in that game...

But we're not here to talk about the game, we're here for the kit! So jump past the break to check the full details on SD Gundam Physalis' unboxing and review.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Preview: G Generation-0 Super Deformed No.202: Gundam RX-78 GP02A "Physalis"

More "filler" unboxings and reviews while I prepare for my "main" Gunpla Reviews... I've just only started my blog and I'm already having problems. Annoying...

Anyway, I'd hate to call any of my reviews as "filler". I love all of my Gundam kits equally and I hate to degrade them by labeling their review as "filler". I mean, the only reason why I'm calling this a "filler" is because I still haven't prepared the gear for my review in order to do it in its "true" format. Huh. Anyway, I'll still do my best to give every kit that I own a proper and thorough review.

So... on to the preview of the review. Review preview. Right.

Super Deformed RX-78 GP02A Gundam Physalis

I think I'll be needing more time to get this done. Compared to the previous reviews that I've done, this one is the closest thing to a "proper" Gunpla. I mean, looking at the reviews that I've done so far... 2 Entry Grade kits, An old and already assembled SD Gunpla, and an SD Mobile Armor... Yeah.

Anyway, I'll post the review soon and I'll see you in the next post!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Anime Overview: After War Gundam X

Another Gundam Anime Overview! This is the third Gundam series that I've watched and I was very excited when this was about to be aired on television back in the day. I was really obsessed with anything Gundam-related after watching Gundam Wing, and after watching G Gundam, I was ready for my 3rd round. Again, during my Anime Overview posts, I'm not here to tell people if this Anime is good or crap. I'm just posting this so that I could share the Anime to others that are not familiar with it. However, I will obviously have some opinions somewhere in the post about the Anime's positive and negative sides (from my point of view), and this particular post (I think) will have me writing a lot of negative comments. This, however, doesn't mean that the overall Anime is crap. With that said, let's take a look at "After War Gundam X".

After War Gundam X and its logo (pictured above) are all trademarks and owned by Sunrise, Bandai, Sotsu Agency & other associated parties.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Reminiscing: Old Chibi Dragon Ball Z Figures

My oldest Dragon Ball Z toys! Good times...
More rummaging, more rummaging. More old stuff, more old stuff. Well, not really. I found these in one of my Dad's display cabinets. (Yes, he likes toys too. I guess it's hereditary.) These are my oldest Dragon Ball Z toys.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Plastic Model Kit Summer Workshop: A Starting Line for Gunpla Hobby Beginners

An interesting-looking banner...
Well, this is a really late post for this announcement. I actually saw this banner around 2 weeks ago.. Procrastination. It's great. (Not really.) Anyway... Check this out, Gunpla enthusiasts!

Are you planning on participating in this year's Toy Kingdom Gundam Model Kit Contest, but feel that you're not yet confident with your Gunpla building skills? Maybe you've just entered the world of Gunpla building and you're interested in modifying or painting your Gunplas and you don't know where to start? Maybe you're just looking for a new or different recreational activity this summer? Or maybe, like me, you just really like.. No. You're just OBSESSED about anything Gundam-related?

But, more importantly, are you in the Philippines as of the moment? Because that's important.

If your answer is YES, then the Plastic Model Kit Summer Workshop just might be for you!

I'm not sure yet if I could join, but I'm giving it much thought. If you're interested, you can get more information on their Facebook page:

Here are some basic information, too, if you want to contact them personally:

Address: 2574 Brookside Drive, Parkplace Executive Village, 1900 Cainta, Rizal
Contact No.: 0922-678-6006 / (02) 996-95-22
Look for 'Eric Capucion'

The workshop is 5 days long, 3 hours per daily session. If you have P2500 to spare, why not, right? Why not enroll your children this summer as well? This is a very awesome way to spend their summer vacation. Plus, they get a free Gunpla kit. Sweet! Why not join your kids as well? You could use a break. It's just 3 hours per day, so why not?

More Gundam-related stuff in the future. See you in the next post!

G Generation-F Super Deformed No. 57: MAN-08 Newtype's Mobile Armor "Elmeth" Unboxing & Review

The Newtype's Mobile Armor, "Elmeth".
The Blog's content is seriously lacking for the last few days. So, to remedy this, I'm going to occasionally post some Gunpla reviews until I finish preparing for the more interesting Gunpla Model Kits that I have bought. And with that said, let's go ahead with today's Gunpla review! The "SD MAN-08 Newtype's Mobile Armor" a.k.a "Elmeth".

Monday, April 15, 2013

Reminiscing: Old Hamma Hamma Model Kit (Construction Manual)

AMX-103 Hamma Hamma Construction Manual

I found another random stuff while rummaging in my cabinet. It's another Construction Manual. My Hamma Hamma Model Kit's. This kit was actually a birthday gift for me from one of my Dad's friends.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

G Generation-0 Super Deformed No. 18: RGM-79N GM Custom Review (Unofficial)

As I was looking for the 'successor' to my beloved SD Jegan, I found this.
A few months (I think) afterwards, after our vacation in Hongkong, I looked for toys similar to my beloved SD Jegan. I'm not really sure where I found this kit, but I still remember why I bought this particular Mobile Suit. Yup, it's because it almost looks exactly like my beloved SD Jegan. Actually, since I don't know SD Jegan's name back then (because it's written in Japanese, and I can't read it), I thought that this particular kit IS Jegan. Well, actually, it's vice-versa since I can read this kit's name. "Oh, so it's called GM Custom!" was probably my reaction when I first saw this kit. I bought it because I wanted to know how it differs from the one that I own. Seriously, I thought it only had a different box because it was a re-release or something.

Since this is a very old Gunpla of mine, I'll label it as an "unofficial" review.

Head on past the break to view the entire post!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Reminiscing: My First SD Gundam Model Kits (Old Construction Manuals)

I found more memories while rummaging in my pile of old stuff, old construction manuals from my first SD Gundam Model Kits. I think that these were the first Gundam Model Kits that I've bought, but I'm not sure. I just realized that there are no Gundams among the kits, which is kinda strange for me since I don't really like non-Gundam Mobile Suits. I think I bought these when I was still unaware of any Gundam Anime or model kits.

The very first BB Senshi SD Gundam that I've bought, "Jegan".

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Reminiscing: Old Gundam Wing SD Model Kits

While rummaging through my pile of old stuff, I found my old SD Gundam Wing model kits. I remembered that I was actually trying to restore them before but stopped midway when I realized that I was ruining it even more. They've been stored in my cabinet for a long time now and, obviously, they don't look too good because of that. 

My old Gundam Wing SD Model Kits. They've been stored in my dusty cabinet, so I dunked them all in warm water to remove some of the dust.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Rekindling the love for Gundam Plastic Model Kits

RX-78-2 Gundam displayed in Yexel's Toy Museum.
It's been a while since I watched another Gundam series... The word "Gundam" has not been on my mind since the last Gundam Anime I've watched, Gundam SEED. I haven't even watched Gundam SEED Destiny yet (because I prefer watching Gundam Anime in English dub and I'm still looking for a copy of the English dub version) and I know that there were already a couple of Gundam Anime series since then, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, which just finished airing last October. But really, I haven't been watching Anime shows in general for the past few years. After I was introduced to the Manga World (mainly, Shounen Jump), I read manga instead.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 + Yexel's Toy Museum + vegeta8259 (and Prime92)

This was the combination that made me look into Gundam again.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Yexel's Toy Museum: Anime Nostalgia Overload

Welcome to "Yexel's Toy Museum"!

Yexel's Toy Museum Entrance
This is a 3-story building that exhibits famous Cartoons, Anime, Manga, Comics, Video Games, and Movie character figurines, toys, statues, and dioramas. But what really interests people who come to visit is the Museum's last room, which is home to the largest Optimus Prime bust in the world!

The owner, Yexel Sebastian, opened the Toy Museum last August 26, 2012 and has costed him around ₱8 million to build it. Wow.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

What is an "ECOPLA"?

Ok. You go to your local hobby store. You buy a Gundam model kit. "It's kinda strange", you thought. The box is black & white for some reason. Unfortunately, you can't read Japanese. "Maybe it's a limited edition?" is what came to mind while you're staring at the box. But then you thought "If it's a limited edition, why is it this cheap?". It looks just like a normal Gunpla kit (except for the black & white box, that is) and the only thing that you see that's out of place is an "ECOPLA" text/logo that's printed around the box. Hmmm... "Eco.. Pla..?" As you open the box, you're surprised. But not really. This is my first impression when I bought an "ECOPLA" Gundam Model Kit. And if you've bought one in the past, this is probably what your reaction is like as well.

Have you bought a Gunpla that had this logo before?
So, what is an "ECOPLA"?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Anime Overview: Mobile Fighter G-Gundam

Now, let's take a look at another Gundam Anime, Mobile Fighter G-Gundam. This series is full with action-packed fight scenes. It is also heavily criticized by Gundam fans. Now, just like before, I'm not here to tell you if this Anime is good or not. I would just like to give an overview of the Anime to those who are not familiar to it. And so, head on past the break to check the full overview post of "Mobile Fighter G-Gundam", a fresh take on the Gundam franchise.

Mobile Fighter G-Gundam and its logo (pictured above) are all trademarks and owned by Sunrise, Bandai, Sotsu Agency & other associated parties.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Anime Overview: New Mobile Report Gundam W

I'm not really good at doing reviews, because I'm not generally good at critiquing stuff and I'm not really a critic. So I've decided, instead of doing a review for this, I'll just give the readers a brief overview of the Anime. I have fond memories of this Anime series, and I know that most of you have, too. I'm not here to tell you if this is good or bad. I would just like to share it to those who are not familiar with the Anime. So, read on for the overview of "New Mobile Report Gundam W".

New Mobile Report Gundam W and its logo (pictured above) are all trademarks and owned by Sunrise, Bandai, Sotsu Agency & other associated parties.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Shout out to vegeta8259!

April Fool's Day to everyone!
(Well, we don't really celebrate April Fool's here.. So.. Huh.)

Anyway, this post is not about April Fool's.
Another month is starting, and I'm looking forward to posting more Gunpla stuff! And I'd like to start this month by making a shout out to Henry of YouTube or more popularly known by his username, vegeta8259. I just heard him say his real name in some of his vids.

I enjoy watching all of his Gunpla videos and tutorials in YouTube. His plastic modeling skills are amazing! I wish I could paint as good as him... Thank you for sharing your masterpieces to us! I hope you continue to make more videos to inspire and help other Gunpla enthusiasts worldwide.

Yes, I was inspired by vegeta8259 to make this blog! Go and check his YouTube channel and videos so you can be inspired as well! (But if you like Gunpla, you most likely already know who Henry is.) Here's the link to his YouTube Channel:

vegeta8259's YouTube Channel

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Event: Toy Kingdom's Gundam Model Kit Contest 2013

If you're living in the Philippines and you love to build Gundam model kits, then you should definitely check this out!

That's right! A Gundam model kit building contest by Toy Kingdom and Ban Kee Trading, Inc. for Gundam enthusiasts here in the Philippines!

Preview: No Grade Gundam Model Kits

Now that I've done the first 2 Gunpla reviews, it's time for another "Review Preview"! Hah! That sounded more stupid than I thought. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find the Entry Grade GAT-X105 Strike Gundam. Oh well. Once I track one down, as usual, I'll post the unboxing & review details here. (Not really interested with the Entry Grade GN-0000 00 Gundam. But I'll track that down as well, for the sake of completing the Entry Grade series kits.)

But anyway. Enough of my blabbering. Let's see the next set of Gunpla model kits! I'm excited since these kits are from my favorite Gundam series!

No Grade XXXG-01W Wing Gundam

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Entry Grade GN-001 Gundam Exia Gunpla Unboxing & Review

Time for the Gundam Meisters to make their appearance!
Commencing intervention!
Now, it's time to review the EG Gundam Exia from the "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" series. (That's pronounced "Double O", by the way, if you're not familiar with the series.)

Alright! Head on past the break for the full unboxing and review details.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Entry Grade RX-78-2 Gundam Gunpla Unboxing & Review

The Gundam that started it all!
My first written Gunpla Review EVER!
*Ahem* Hmmm. Alright, let's get to the unboxing. But, first, let's take a look at the box.

Jump past the break for the full unboxing and review details!

Preparing Written Reviews

It took me 5 days before I realized that, disappointingly, I don't have the necessary tools right now to create a decent Gunpla review video...

My original plan was to upload my Gunpla unboxing and review videos on YouTube then simultaneously post its written review equivalent here on my blog. *sigh* And I was really looking forward to uploading that review... But it's just almost impossible with my current gear right now. I knew that making review videos were going to be hard, but I didn't expect it to be this tedious... or maybe that's just me?

So for now, I guess, I'm gonna stick with written reviews. The first Gunpla Model Kit review is actually done and will be posted within the day. Let me just do some finishing touches..

I'll review the Gunpla kits here.
For now, you can take a look at my review desk.

Review Pikachu will accompany me during reviews.
And here's Review Pikachu! (He's just on my desk. For some reason.)

Alright! See you on the next post!