Another 1/100 kit, custom painted just like my previous NG 1/100 Duel Gundam. This time it’s the Wing; I nabbed this one off eBay for around $6; it was built and incomplete, so I figured it would make another good custom project.
I’ve never been a proponent or supporter of knock off toys and third party brands, so I usually stick to authentic products. Third parties can be useful for some spare accessories or missing parts and whatnot, but very rarely have I ever actually taken interest in actual non-brand items. Given those facts, it should be unsurprising that this is my first time experiencing a third-party Transformer toy.
This Hench figure from iGear (a very well-known third party Transformers producer) is basically Brawn from G1. I only got him in a big ‘ol Transformers bundle set recently that came with two third party figures and the actual Masterpieces in the batch that I wanted.
As a kid before the Master Grades came out, I’ve always coveted the NG 1/100 Gundam Seed kits. Unfortunately I never got around to them, but then I didn’t need to since I already have all the MG versions. However, when Robo Toy Fest rolled around last time, I couldn’t resist grabbing this nigh-complete built kit for a mere $5. I figured it would do well for some paint practice and and custom work.
The final day. Anime Expo 2014 is just about done, we’ve waited a year for this since last July and now it’s about to pass. The last day is always a half day; the Exhibit Hall closes at 3PM and the attendance dwindles a bit, along with the amount of panels and exhibits.
As surreal as the experience has been, we didn’t forget about our chance to finally grab a good load of merch today, since Day 4 is prime time for that. Usually the good stuff is all sold out and we’re left with the leftover goods, but hey ‘most everything is on sale so if we do find something nice, we won’t have to bust our wallets for it.
Day 3 – probably the most eventful and entertaining day yet. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Episode 7 screens today, so it’s finally time for our armor to live up to its purpose. Given that it is a three-hour panel, we won’t be doing much else other than the usual Exhibit Hall and cosplay oogling.