Friday, August 13, 2010

Rider Masked Collections : Vol. 8 (Secret)

Yes this is official, the secret masked for Vol. 8 is going to be a Villain mask and it is APOLLO GEIST. Never in a million years that it will be APOLLO, well after 2 villain secret masked release previously (Shocker & Rider Shocker) guess we could have see it coming, just not this soon.

The series was officially release last week in Japan and hopefully will reach our shore soon, cant wait to get this vol, all great masked to collects.

Counting down to days of release..........

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Gloomy Bear by Kaiyodo's Revoltech Yamaguchi is the #073 in line release for this series. For those that have no idea who or what is a Gloomy Bear, here are some of the background taken at Wikipedia.

Mori Chack (森チャック Mori Chakku, born on March 23, 1973) is the artist name of a Japanese graphic designer, who was born in Sakai, Osaka, Japan. He is famous for his Chax product line, and especially the character Gloomy Bear, a 2m tall, violent, pink bear that eats humans. The design is an antithesis to the excessively cute products produced by Disney, Sanrio's Hello Kitty, and other companies. Mori Chack believes that humans and animals are incompatible, and an animal is wild by nature. This is expressed most pronouncedly by the Gloomy Bear, which is often shown blood stained and attacking humans. Gloomy Bear is also available in different colors with slightly different designs. Gloomy, an abandoned little bear, is rescued by Pitty (the little boy). At first, he is cute and cuddly, but becomes more wild as he grows up. Since bears do not become attached to people like dogs by nature, Gloomy attacks Pitty even though he is the owner. So Gloomy has blood on him from biting and/or scratching Pitty. ""

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Not much accessories that came with Gloomy, in the packaging there is Pitty (Pity? i wonder if Mori chooses it because he pity the boy), an extra head of Pitty with difference facial expression, 2 base (1 each for Gloomy n Pitty), a mask for gloomy (similar like for canine to prevent biting or in this case eating.) a coin and a box. Kaiyodo also release an update and size up version of gloomy recently and more pricey too.

Both figure have great cut joint and revolt joint for all posing feature in packaging and more. Downside is, both can't stand on their own, they need the base to stand. Other then that, they looks cute and great .