Friday, February 25, 2011

S.I.C. Kiwami Kamen Rider Blade Review

Price: 1200 Yen

Sadly, it isn't the next part of the Nobell Gundam review, not yet. I did this in-between the ongoing photo-shoot of said Gunpla review. Since I already did a photo-shoot on it, here is the review on the SIC Kiwami Kamen Rider Blade I bought at Sabah last year.

About the Rider
Kazuma Kenzaki henshins into Kamen Rider Blade in order to fight the Undead, the enemy of the series, under BOARD. Blade is one of the four main riders which the others are Garren, Leangle and Chalice. More here.

Note: The photos might be a little brighter than usual since I just changed my ceiling lights. Tell me if they are too bright if you think they are and I'll adjust accordingly for the coming reviews.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

2 Dreams Coming at You

Sorry for the lack of long posts. With my new title, I'm quite busy even for the first week as I want things to proceed as hoped. I have lots of hopes pushed onto me for the club. @_@ Nonetheless, I'll do my best!

Even though I'm late to say this but, MG 00 Raiser and MG Gundam Epyon are confirmed!

To be released on May 2011 for 6500 Yen!

Sources: Gundam Guy & GuNjap

The best part is that the MG 00 Raiser costs only 1500 Yen more than its NG counterpart (5000 Yen -> 6500 Yen)! Plus it comes with LEDs and the Condenser Tanks in the movie. When you think about it, Bandai may skimp on the LEDs and make you order it separately like the MG 00 Qan[T]. >_>;

As for MG Epyon, it will be an Endless Waltz version (assumption). I think I'll get this along with MG Wing EW (I only have a PG WZC technically) and MG Deathscythe Hell Custom (like most people, I wantz it), eventually. I'll wait for other versions of the other Wing boys. XP

Monday, February 21, 2011

Responsibilities Upgrade


I became the president of...

Looks like I'll definitely be busier this year. So... less blog content or maybe even more stuff to share other than Gunpla? We'll see.

Until the next post~

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Before the End of the Semester Break

I had, well need, to do a few stuff before the next semester begins again which delayed the next part of the Nobel Gundam review. Sorry about that. I wanted to do the post this week but I got preoccupied with the other things I wanted to do. ^^; (Hope I can do it next week since I'm yet to be busy for the first few weeks of class. Class will begin next week.)

Anyways, what have I been doing?
Some bits of relaxing and especially gaming. I recently "got" Marvel VS Capcom 3 on the Xbox 360 and will later on get a real copy on the PS3 in order to play online. Played it a bit and spent a good part of the day playing. Used Zero as my main for the "quick" playthrough to get a quick feel of the game. XD
Anyone else playing this or plan to play? :3

Other than that, I continued playing Tales of Vesperia, just to get stuck on Secret Mission 17. I actually stopped close to that and now I'm in my head with the hardest, most annoying actually, secret mission in the game. I'll get back to this when I feel like it since I got the boss "memorized" (who is actually easy to beat unless you want to get the secret mission).

This is the oldest PC in the house that is still in used. The third computer to be ever bought in the house and it runs a second generation AMD Sempron. The monitor and mouse are quite new though while the keyboard and speakers are almost 10 years old. Monitor is 20" FYI.

Then, after discovering RemoteJoyLite, though late of me, I played with my PSP some more after quite the neglect (due to staying at home most of the holiday and if you're staying home, better play with the home consoles, yep). Using just a compatible USB cable (easily obtained), you can output your PSP screen to a larger monitor through your computer. The only bad thing is that, the larger your screen, the more pixelated it will be. Not a big problem for me even though it can be quite visible at times.

Note: Go to Youtube and find a good visual instruction on this. The video details should have links to the required files.

Oh yes, you do need to be running a custom firmware to run the plugin. A vanilla PSP can't do this unfortunately.

A few good things come with this setup;
  • You get a larger screen.
  • You can have a more comfortable grip using almost any PC usable controller.*
  • You can output your PSP to PC speakers to allow better sound and range.
  • You can record gameplay videos with it.**
  • Battery barely, doesn't seem to, decrease if you leave USB charging on.***
*You can use a PS3 controller by getting the PC drivers for them.
**To record sound, you need to do something which I'm not so sure what. Search up through Google about that one.
***May cause the battery to degrade faster since it will be constantly charging. Not so sure on this though.

So, if you're at home and want to use a bigger screen, forget the composite/component cable for the PSP and just use RemoteJoyLite instead. Saves money and you can use the whole screen. If your PC is connected to a LCD TV or a projector, even better.

Okay, enough with the "advertisement". I'm currently finishing up Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep right now on it. Only Aqua's story and some of the Xehanort Reports left to go... I have to say rushing in doesn't work so well in this game, which makes the game less of a simple button smasher which KH2 felt like. After completing Ventus and Terra's story so far, it... *SPOILERS* T_T

That's it for this filler post. If you have a hacked PSP, try it out and enjoy a larger screen at home without needing to buy any special cables at all.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Even though it isn't a "proper" sketch/drawing, I wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! For those people who are still trying to form a relationship, gun for it today! And maybe it will work out! XD
(Characters are OC, side characters for Alternate Spark.)

A bit late to post over this side but I just got home and will still be busy until tomorrow. So, enjoy the evening everyone!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Slight Delays

Just making this note post as I might not be able to do the next part of the Nobell review in time for Valentine's (my intended date) since I have some stuff to do for the house tomorrow, well, since yesterday. Yes, I'm suddenly busy and this is the best time to do the stuff for the house so I will need to delay this review. ^^;

At any rate, I wish anyone who's gonna enjoy their time with their special someones tomorrow a Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

HGFC 1/144 Nobell Gundam Review - Part 1

Price: 1500 Yen

This review will be relatively short as it only covers the box, box open, runners and building process. You may read the quick comic strip I made yesterday as well.

Ever since the announcement of this model kit, no, ever since God Gundam was released under the HGFC line, I told myself to get one and I did. Amazingly, this is the second release under the HGFC line which I thought will be given to Master Gundam instead! This is a rather good move on Bandai's part as Nobell Gundam pairs well with God Gundam (even though they didn't get together in the end).

MS/MF Specs

About the MS/MF
This Mobile Fighter is piloted by a Swedish teenage (?) girl named Allenby/Alenbie (as per manual). I can easily say the design motive of the Gundam is very not Swedish but it was technically the only female shaped Gundam during the 13th Gundam Fight. She meets the main character Domon Kasshu and they basically got close, although just good friends. It uses beam ribbons as the main weapons and can fight hand-to-hand as well as shown by how it fought the God Gundam during their official fight. It also has a Berserk Mode whereby it increases in strength similar to Shining/God/Master Gundam's Hyper Mode. If you want to know more about the unique Gundam, watch the second half of G Gundam. :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Random (Silent) Comic: Fishing 2

If you don't understand the title, read up this post beforehand. I admit it came out rather funny even though I thought of it suddenly on the spot. XD

Okay, on with the sudden comic. The review hasn't even started yet!

"Not even my father has ever hit me!"

Poor Amuro, he had no chance with Allenby. Better luck next time?

Okay, that's all for now and the first part of the review should be up tomorrow if nothing comes up.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Nobel February

Nobell Gundam GET-OH! Plus another bootleg.
I can see a bad PS edit on Arios's "wing" there. XD

Before the 14th hits, I'm hoping I can do an omake with the Nobell Gundam involving God Gundam. For now, here's a quickie.

Domon runs off for some reason. What could it be? Lucky for him Allenby is still in the box.

Until the next post which should involve a Swedish Japanese-school-girl-esque Gundam.

Oh yes, another thing I like to put up.
China Gundam (Guantam?) is oddly/weirdly AWESOME!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year! (2011 Edition)

Due to lack of time to allocate to the blog for a bit, I'm wishing you all a simple Happy Chinese New Year as we soon will officially enter the year of the rabbit.

I know I still have quite a bit of stuff un-reviewed and still mint in the box thus so but I'll be gaming on with a few RPGs which some of you know what they are. I'll be doing a few RPG runs before the end of my break so I might not squish in a review unless the mood bug bites in. Other than that I'll be going around visiting some houses this week so there goes some time as well. ^^;
And Plants VS Zombies on the NDS is hell'a fun even though I'm playing this for a 2nd time. I just don't know how those Pop Cap people do it but their games are captivating, no matter how "simple" them seem.

I'm feeling that the next review will be on a certain winged figure with a possible angst attacker for an omake. Then a sudden nendorific entrance...

Oh, did you guys know that the UDON Mega Man Tribute has extended the deadline to 4th February? If you have the time or thought you didn't have enough to finish before, take this chance! I've ended my turn with my entry already.

That's it, enjoy the holiday and until the next post.


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