January 27, 2015

The weird world of Japanese anime figures, 2

Mobile Suit Gundam...!

Nope, not even talking about these weird Gundams today. Why, G Gundam?

The art of Gunpla, or Gundam Plastic Models, is a popular hobby of building up cool plastic gundam models that's all the rage in Asia. On one hand these models are unique outlets of expression, but some of these models make me wonder if the Gunpla experts are taking out their strange frustrations on the poor models...

Mobile Suit: Gundam Ran Ran Rooo! (Ronald McDonald)

Mobile Suit: Moon Prism Power (Sailor Moon)

Mobile Suit: Cardcaptor (+ Ode to any Magical girl)

Plus some weirder figures!

Okay, so the last one isn't a gundam, but you get my drift

A lot of these models aren't available for purchase by any average otaku. My advice? If you want to transform Ronald McDonald into a mechanized warmachine, or recreate your childhood watching Sailor Moon on Toonami's after school block through plastic miniatures of large scale robots, then start small and buy some basic Gunpla kits that have you building the basic Gundams. Here are some additional helpful links:


No comments:

Post a Comment


Welcome to
The Otaku Reviewers

This blog, "The Otaku Reviewers", was started in February of 2010 on this very same platform, Blogger. At first, it was a venture into the informational and informal world of comics, anime, video games, and Japanese culture. In other words, just a random blog.

Over time, the founder of the blog credited with the pseudonym "RPGhero" was joined by two fellow bloggers and friends with the names "Chansu" and "Deretsun". Together the three bloggers looked up interesting Japanese culture facts, recommended new anime, talked about their own "otaku" interests, and traveled across the United States to various anime conventions.

There have been off periods when the blog ceased production of content and there have been times when there would be dozens of blog posts per week. The schedule varies depending on the lives of the people behind the alias'. However the pattern is that we always get back into the game with even newer information about Japanese culture, anime, video games, and other nerdy hobbies.

The motto of our blog is:
"A cure for your apathy and an inspiration for your dreams. ...Applies to Otaku, anime fans, J-pop junkies, and the like"

The purpose is to blog about cool stuff related solely to anime and otaku stuff. There's no other reason we're doing this.

If you like our blog, please support us in however small a way that you would like. We appreciate our readers!

Check it out on Amazon!

Read it for free on Wattpad too!!

Featured Posts