I am a huge fan of the Mecha Anime that comes out of Japan, not the super-robot stuff, but the realistic mecha anime like the Police procedure Patlabor, the UC0079 Gundam and Armored Suit Votoms. There is something about the genre I really like, maybe because it is more grounded and the situations are much more realistic because of it.
Now the most grounded of these anime is Patlabor, which is the story of the Mobile Police Patrol Labor Special Vehicles Second Division that is used to combat rogue Labor units. And I’ve just learned via Bleeding Cool News that they are making a live action Patlabor movie! Continue reading
Over the years I became an ardent Gundam fan and a Mobile Suit In Action collector starting with the USA blister card sets and then moving onto Japanese imports always trying to concentrate more on the non-Gundam suits. Enjoy the collection below.
Going back to my Gundam roots here with a showcase of my RX-79 (G) Gundam Ground Type socked up for desert use – inspired by Gundam 08 team. Note the ports are covered with sand filters, and has covers on its major joints too, these were created using modelling putty. Continue reading
When I first came to the USA I discovered the Gundam Anime via 08 MS Team and amassed a huge collection of Mobile Suits in Action toys, along with DVD’s of most of the North American releases. After the demise of The Gundam Project I took the gift of the beautifully drawn Gundams/Mobile Suit of Mark Simmons and put together a Mobile Suit Gundam Reference Data website; determined to keep his work alive and give something to the community. I even had a little fun putting together a Gunpla gallery which you can check out after the jump (in full lo-res glory). Continue reading