By Vincent Sanchez
Welcome to Pickups & Pre-orders, an ongoing monthly feature where Vince recaps on some of the cool things he bought during the previous month and lists some new items that he’s looking forward to buying in the next four weeks.
Super Robot Chogokin Gunbuster - This is one really great figure. He comes with all the accessories you would need in a GB toy and is super pose-able. Definitely one of the better SRCs and I recommend this figure to anyone would wants a GB or can’t afford the larger Soul of Chogokin. Sure this one can’t transform but honestly were the separate buster machines all that special? If you want ot know more, check out my review here.
Transformers FOC Soundblaster - To be honest I wasn't at all interested in the this figure. As of late, retail transformers have been all been terrible if you ask me. So why did I buy it? Well, last month I made the decision to drop my pre-order for the Masterpiece Soundwave and heavily regretted it once reviews start to hit. Now I can’t find one for a decent price and this Fall of Cybertron Soundblaster was the closest thing I could find. At the time of this recording I still haven’t opened it and now I’m thinking I’ll just return this impulse purchase.
Figma Black Gold Saw - It’s always a treat to see Black Rock Shooter characters in toy form. Black Gold Saw is no exception and you can bet this is one I’m very much looking forward too. Let’s just hope Good Smile Company doesn't delay all this release.
Tomb Raider - I’m a closet Lara Croft fan. And by that I mean I actually enjoy the games, not just her looks. However, I will admit many of them haven’t been great and at this point the Uncharted series has become the benchmark for third person action adventure games. But this Tomb Raider seems different. A true reset for the franchise and one that includes a re-imagined Lara for the modern generation. I can’t be more excited for this game.
D-arts Mewtwo - With the releases of Figma Link & Samus, I got my Super Smash Brothers toy shelf started. Next in the line is D-arts Mewtwo. I’ll admit that this is one of the characters I’m less interested in because super articulated Pokemon just seem like a waste of time. Usually their designs don’t lend well to multiple joints and such. Mewtwo doesn’t look too bad though and he does come with a special Mew accessory!