18 Jun 2015

One Piece Manga Get Guinness World Record

One Piece Guinness World Record


The pirate theme manga, One Piece get the Guinness World Record for the Most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.
The record sets from December 1997 to December 2014 issue of the Eiichiro Oda manga that has total 320,866,000 copies printed.

As we know, One Piece manga is also the best seller manga in Japan for the year of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
The announcement for the record also published on the official website for the One Piece manga.

Since 1997 until now, the manga has total 77 volume book and published in more than 30 countries.


Source: Guinness World Record , ANN 
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8 Jan 2015

Silvertongue 30xx: Space-Time District Attorney Review


Synopsis:
Silvertongue 30XX: Space-Time District Attorney follows the story of Silvertongue Hernandez and a rat-pack of time-travelling lawyers, specialised in revisiting (or more like crashing), so-called "Trials of the Century" throughout space-time. Silvertongue, a selfish, dark, ego-centric, womanizer and addict, will encounter the most bizarre of adventures in search of Reality 2; a parallel multi-verse he and his motley crew are carefully crafting, which will possibly mean salvation for us all. Or, will it?

When I read this indie manga, first impression is remember me to Nintendo game, Ace Attorney because the theme and drawing style is similar, about a lawyer.
This manga has own unique court system. The court conducted in a train which runs from one region to another region and equipped with some kind of snout which has functionality as a destroyer,  and because of that the train called Bulldozers in this manga. Each region in this manga, also has own law system.
I like the protagonist characters, they are space time attorney with each person having different character/personality and abilities.

Silvertongue 30XX: Space-Time District Attorney is not suitable if you are like with fighting/action scene although in volume 1 there are several fighting scene.
Because that is not the strength point of this manga. This manga is suitable for you who like a drama and justice talk story.


Thank you to Little Nando to send me a copy of first volume.
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6 Jan 2015

Top 15 Best Selling Plastic Model in 2014 by Hobby Search

At the end of 2014, Hobby Search blog posted a rank for the top 15 sales for plastic model and figures. The sales is for the items which has been released (or will be released) from January to December 2014 in Hobby Search.
This post is for top 15 sales plamo, while the figures rank category I made it in separate post.


Top 15 Best Selling Plastic Model in 2014 by Hobby Search














1. GN-001 Gundam Exia (RG)
Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : May 2014
Regular Price : 2,500 yen / 20.77 USD





2. Hi-Nu Gundam Ver.Ka (MG)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date :  August 2014
Regular Price : 7,000 yen / 58.15 USD




3. Gundam Exia Dark Matter (HGBF)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : March 2014
Regular Price : 1,800 yen / 14.95 USD 






4. GP Base (HGBC)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : November 2013
Regular Price : 600 yen / 4.98 USD






5. Star Build Strike Gundam Plavsky Wing (HGBF)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : January 2014
Regular Price : 1,500 yen / 12.46 USD







6. Build Burning Gundam (HGBF)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : October 2014
Regular Price : 1,400 yen / 11.63 USD






7. Nissan Sunny Truck (GB121) Long Body Deluxe

Manufacturer : Hasegawa
Release Date : November 2014
Regular Price : 3,200 yen / 26.58 USD






8. Wing Gundam Fenice (HGBF)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : December 2013
Regular Price : 1,600 yen / 13.29 USD







9. Gundam Fenice Rinascita (HGBF)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : September 2014
Regular Price : 1,800 yen / 14.95 USD






10. Gunpla LED Unit 2 pieces Set (Green)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : September 2011
Regular Price : 1,100 yen / 9.14 USD






11. MSN-04 Sazabi Ver.Ka (MG)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : December 2013
Regular Price : 9,000 yen / 74.76 USD






12. Volk Racing TE37RT

Manufacturer : Aoshima
Release Date : July 2014
Regular Price : 1,000 yen / 8.31 USD






13. ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam (RG)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : November 2013
Regular Price : 3,000 yen / 24.92 USD




14. Beargguy III (HGBF)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : December 2013
Regular Price : 1,800 yen / 14.95 USD


















15. MSN-04II Nightingale (RE/100)

Manufacturer : Bandai
Release Date : September 2014
Regular Price : 8,000 yen / 66.46 USD




Different from top 15 figures sales category, this palstic model rank dominate with Bandai with their gundam plastic model or known as gunpla. As you seen on the rank, only 2 plamo that has no relation with gundam, the rest is gunpla.
So, on the list above, are there any plamo you have build?


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Top 15 Best Selling Figures in 2014 by Hobby Search

Hobby Search, a famous japanese online store that sell figurine and other hobby related stuff make a rank to determine top 15 sales of figures which cover totals sales of the items which has been released (or will be released) from January to December 2014 in Hobby Search.
The rank is not reveal detail of total sales for each figure.

Top 15 Best Selling Figures in 2014 by Hobby Search


                  
   


















1. Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker ver.

    Manufacturer : Good Smile Company
    Release Date : October 2014
    Regular Price : 3,704 yen / 30.77 USD























2. Shiro 

   Manufacturer : Kotobukiya
   Release Date : October 2014
   Regular Price : 11,000 yen / 91.38 USD























3. Excellent Model Portrait.Of.Pirates One Piece `Sailing Again` Gladiator Rebecca

   Manufacturer : MegaHouse
   Release Date : August 2014
   Regular Price : 8,800 yen / 73.1 USD
























4. Sinon -Phantom Bullet-

   Manufacturer : Kotobukiya
   Release Date : December 2014
   Regular Price : 9,800 yen / 81.41 USD
























5. Excellent Model Portrait.Of.Pirates One Piece `Sailing Again` Trafalgar Law Ver.2

   Manufacturer : MegaHouse
   Release Date : October 2014
   Regular Price : 9,800 yen / 81.41 USD
























6. Figma Shimakaze

   Manufacturer : Max Factory
   Release Date : June 2014
   Regular Price : 5,370 yen / 44.61 USD
























7. Figma Racing Miku 2013: EV MIRAI ver

   Manufacturer : Max Factory
   Release Date : December 2014
   Regular Price : 4,444 yen / 36.92 USD
























8. Nendoroid Kinomoto Sakura

   Manufacturer : Good Smile Company
   Release Date : November 2014
   Regular Price : 4,444 yen / 36.92 USD
























9. Figma Matoi Ryuko
   Manufacturer : Max Factory
   Release Date : September 2014
   Regular Price : 4,444 yen / 36.92 USD
























10.Shimakaze
   Manufacturer : Good Smile Company
   Release Date : December 2014
   Regular Price : 13,704 yen / 113.84 USD
























11.Shikinami Asuka Langley Jersey Ver
   Manufacturer : Alter
   Release Date : October 2014
   Regular Price : 10,800 yen / 89.72 USD
























12.Nendoroid Kongo

   Manufacturer : Good Smile Company
   Release Date : August 2014
   Regular Price : 4,444 yen / 36.92 USD
























13.Nendoroid Matoi Ryuko

   Manufacturer : Good Smile Company
   Release Date : August 2014
   Regular Price : 3,611 yen / 30 USD

























14.Free! Tachibana Makoto

   Manufacturer : Hobby Stock
   Release Date : October 2014
   Regular Price : 7,800 yen / 64.79 USD

























15.Yuki Mikan

   Manufacturer : Alter
   Release Date : August 2014
   Regular Price: 9,800 yen / 81.41 USD




As we seen in the rank above, surprisingly there are no one famous figure line like SHFiguarts , Robor Damashi or Saint Cloth Myth on the top 15. Good Smile Company dominate the list especially with their famous chibi figure, nendoroid.

Hobby Search also make for Top 15 Sales for plastic model in 2014.
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27 Dec 2014

Revoltech Domo-Kun Review

Kaiyodo, figurine manufacturer that popular with revoltech line, in April 2014 was released figurine of mascot of japan public broadcaster NHK, Revoltech Domo-Kun.

revoltech domo box


Comes with height 10 cm and have retail cost for 3685 Yen, a set of Revoltech Domo-kun contain:
- Figure of Domo-kun
- Additional interchangeable eyes x 4
- Chopsticks
- Bowl of rice
- Microphone
- Television
- TV Remote
- Additional pair of hands

a set of revoltech domo


Revoltech Domo-kun look like do not have many articulation but surprisingly, this figure get many articulation especially on the hand and leg
One problem that I face is I get a little difficult to balance domo-kun in order to stand upright

This figure only have one part head, you can play with domo facial expressions with change his eyes
with the additional part of interchangeable domo eyes.

Video Review:







revoltech domo additional eyes
revoltech domo additional eyes


revoltech domo

revoltech domo cry

revoltech domo eat rice

revoltech domo watch tv

revoltech domo sing


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