Tuesday, January 4, 2011


To those who follow the roman calendar, happy new year guys (and girls). I had a busy year end, trying to submit a Building Submission for a 30 units Semi-D housing scheme in Puchong. The Malaysian team won the Suzuki Cup, and thanks to that, I had to rush out to complete the submission, and succeeded in glory..For that, I can take a deep breath this week. 

Let me start the calendar with a toy review. It's not a new toy, but I just bought it. For reasons unknown, I felt compelled to just go out and but this sucker yesterday. It's a Jin-Roh 12" figure. In case some of you are wondering WTF is Jin-Roh, well, Jin-Roh is a 1999 Japanese animated feature film directed by Hiroyuki Okiura. The film is the third adaptation of Mamoru Oshii's Kerberos saga manga, Ken-Roh Densetsu, after The Red Spectacles released in 1987 and StrayDog: Kerberos Panzer Cops released in 1991 in Japanese theaters.(taken from wikipedia) You can read more about it in Wikipedia if you are interested.

There are a few toy companies that produce 12" figures, and they come in a few designs. The one I bought was from Dragon, based on the movie, not the anime. Well, here's what I think of it...

The packaging
Well, it's not that great, but it holds it's purpose. The cardboard box has a window opening to show what's inside. Not much effort was put for the graphics, but then again, it's from Dragon.

Sculpt and Paintwork
Firstly, let me remind you, it's not a bloody Hot Toys. But for me, the sculpting is good. Don't really like the face, but then again, I won't be displaying it WITHOUT the mask anyways, so, fuck it. The guns are superbly crafted, and so is the armor. The helmet and bullets are real metal, these alone can give you a hard on for a couple of hours. And get this, the bullets are individual! You can take each one out! Beat that shit out, Hot Toys! The rest are plastic. Ok, I'm not much of a 12" or 1/6 scale model collector, but so far, this seems like a good buy to me. In terms of paintwork, since it's mostly matt black, it's clean and crisp. I'm cool in that department.
Well, enough of the good things. The shitty thing about this figure is the joints. Sure, it's fuckin' articulated, but what good is that if the bloody thing can't hold himself. It's like a fucking limp dick. 'nuff said. But the good thing a bout a 12" is, you can change the body...but you gotta buy a new one. Oh well, can't win 'em all.

All in all, it's still a good buy, considering the price. 

That's that for my so called "review"...my eyes are sleepy..



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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Wouldn't really call myself a proper sculptor, an aspiring one, maybe. giving my best to be a pro. But I do custom toys and props, paint a lotta model kits, design buildings and interiors, and doodle some graphicworks for work & fun.