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And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby Mobius » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:27 pm

Wow it's been a long time since I've been here. Was pulling images from here to my new computer when I saw this thread and I started bouncing up and down with a silly grin on my face.

I remember at least a year ago I put in a thread that the line was probably done for given how Konami seemed to completely neglect it after the anime, and then Konami went and pulled a Konami on everything else. At that point I pretty much wrote everything off.

But Kotobukiya's handling Shinkis now? And according to Caterwaul, Arnval's due for release Sept. 28th? I'm willing to throw down, but I can't find anywhere to pre-order; hell, I can't find anywhere on a Kotobukiya site that's advertising Busou Shinki. Anyone have links?
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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby Caterwaul » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:00 pm

Arent you a Debbie Downer?
But yes, I'd take that release date with a huge grain of salt. Previews has to go with advanced information due to how they operate, and things are often pushed back. The Shinki kits arent available for preorder on the Kot. US site yet, which would be my benchmark for actually ordering the thing
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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby Poor collector » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:21 pm

http://metzotza.blogspot.co.il - Toy reviews in Hebrew, one may use google translate.
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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby star » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:58 pm

Honestly a kit would be pretty fun. Kotobukiya really does a decent job with making them require almost no paint, really just a bit of clean up work with an exacto knife but that's just common parts runner stuff. From my experience with the line they look pretty good straight built but they photograph a bit better painted. The last kit I made from them even had carved edges on the parts that required paint making it very easy to know where to put it, the hardest part is finding quality paint that matches but if you translate the instructions, they list the paint color and type for you. Some people also do air brush their kits for soft blending and smooth gradients but honestly the kits look fine without that, honestly they look fine with no paint at all(as I haven't painted mine at all)l, and they are roughly shinki size if you wanted to pose them for photos together.

As for being fragile, I'd say they aren't really any more fragile than a normal busou shinki figure, just take care of them and don't throw them around and it should be fine. Occasionally parts fall off in posing but shinki do that too sometimes. Nothing really new. I will say they are much lighter though, the weight is probably 1/2 or even 1/3 that of a shinki depending on the kit. Just take care of them and don't apply unnecessary force when assembling of posing.
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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby halconfenix » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:18 pm

maybe Koto decided to turn shinkis into action figs instead of kits? . . . ok i'm expecting too much...

but its possible that the problem lies in the licence to the franchise, because of Konami's "mood swings" so to speak...

on a somewhat related or unrelated note, CHOCO has been retweeting shinki stuff as of late...

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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby Poor collector » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:53 pm

http://metzotza.blogspot.co.il - Toy reviews in Hebrew, one may use google translate.
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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

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