Woo, love it, it's like Beyblades from the 80s. Or maybe more like spinning top from the dawn of time. Which is probably what Beyblades are based on. But they didn't have anime at the dawn of time. Too bad for them.
Yes we will!!
In my insane quest for glow in the dark stuff, I came across these little fellows in a local department store. Having a look at the package I spied a bit of jibber-jabber about glow in the dark erasers. Now having a bit of a thing for stationery, and combining that with my thing for glow in the dark, how could I resist?
Aarh, but all is not well For there be a catch.
In the paper this little erm, expo I guess of sorts was advertised and it was about anime and manga characters from just after the end of the war until now. So being a fan of many of the characters from those times, I headed off to have a look see.
It is held at the Gallery Central, Central Institute of Technology which is on 12 Aberdeen St Perth. It’s open from 10-4.45pm on weekdays, 2pm-4.45pm on Saturdays. Closed on Anzac day and Sundays. It’s on now and finishes on the 3rd of May 2011. Entry is free, so get over there to have a look!
It has a good coverage of major characters from the 1950s until the 2000s. The cool thing is they have some wall pieces to read, and although not all-inclusive it manages a to cover a broad selection. They also have some free standing statues kicking around the place. A ‘life’ sized Ultraman ( !! ), Hello Kitty, Rei Ayanami (which is freaky when you see her proportions…) and a large but not life sized Gundam.
I was trying to avoid putting up my gets post coz it could be boring. But here is something that I am too excited about. Transformers awesomeness and Masters of the Universe greatness!
Firstly the good one!
After my Transmetal Megatron broke while I was preparing him for photos, I found out he is prone to the dreaded GPS (Gold Plastic Syndrome), which means crumbly weak plastic. What I didn’t realise is that it’s not only metallic colours that are prone to GPS, so I was thinking the metallic plates that form the Dinosaur were fragile.
No, it turns out the GPS plastic is the BROWN plastic that only happens to consist of, oh I don’t know, about 80% OF HIS ROBOT BODY!!!!! So the Japanese one doesn’t suffer this, to get one cheap, I had to go onto Yahoo auctions Japan for a nice cheap one. Which, as anyone new to eBay will know, auction sites are deadly, but I’ll get into that later.
I ended up finding a lovely “Kettou Beast Wars” for the GBA and more importantly, a MISB Headmasters for the Nintendo Famidisk system. From 1987. Yes, MISB! I thought the auction was telling me furfies, but blow me down, it i, with original seal and all.
More on them in greater detail later.
Next up, MOTUC joys.
Panthor for my Skeletor to ride against He-Man and Battlecat. It’s HUGE! and Fearless Photog! Being a projectionist, I couldn’t resist this guy. Love it! The best part is, the story behind the character creation and he is silly enough to fit into the MOTU universe quite happily!
One Happy chappy I be!
The San Diego Comic-con, not only produced a furry Sonic the Hedgehog, it also produced a glow in the dark Raiden figure. Ever since Scareglow, I have made it a little mission of mine to get my dirty little hands on any Glow in the dark action figures I can find. And now I have Raiden from Mortal Kombat in a 6 inch sizing and made by Jazwares, who also do Sonic the Hedgehog figures. So, beware, for I have now finished the introduction for
LIGHTNING FURY RAIDEN!!!