Year 2009 was non productive. I did not fix much gundam plastic models because I told myself I shall spend more time for studies. But instead, I bought a lot more of those which are fixed, completed models.
Now it's time to summarise all the stuffs that I've bought throughout the year.
February - Perfect Grade Skygrasper - RM185, Mr. Hobby Flat coat - RM35
May - Gundam Fix Figuration #0013 Deep Striker - RM350
June - Revoltech Yamaguchi #67, #68, #69 - RM285
July - Revoltech Encyclopedia with Eva 03 - RM105
August - Master Grade Gundam Exia Ignition Mode - RM218, Artenity Nissan GTR/Convoy - RM150
September - Hobby Japan Octover - RM75
November - High Grade Universal Century Unicorn Gundams - RM128, Action Base stand - RM19
One year worth of HK/TW version of Dengeki Hobby magazines and 2 HK ver Hobby Japan magazines - RM 180
Grand total - RM 1,730
Great. This is totally out of my expectation. No wonder I'll never have enough of money to buy a new electric guitar and new effect processor pedals.
Not that I don't like them though, I really hoped that I didn't buy some of them. Not only I need to cut down my spending, I also need to invest on something more rewarding, like a new guitar mentioned.
I bought the PG Strike Gundam last year, but only bought the PG Skygrasper and completed them this year. It's great. But I only display it with the stand outside the glass cabinet when I'm at home during the holidays. It's usually placed in the cabinet with Katoki stance.
The second gunpla of the year was the MG Gundam Exia. I have the 1/100 scale ones but this MG version of it is worth getting. I've to say it's one of those non UC MG models that I really like. But somehow its instability and light weight really put me down.
The Gundam Fix Figuration Deep Striker has to be my favourite of 2009. It's one of those "Suddenly acquired figurine" where I didn't expect to encounter. I went to lowyat for computer stuff but because of fate I spotted this GFF which was out of market for years and the price offered was before the rise of japanese yen.
My second and yet biggest Fix Figuration (this thing is really huge), as well as the second most model I've bought so far. But yet, it worth the money.
I'm not a huge fan of trasnformers, which do more good than bad since being a gundam fan is already malignant enough. But anyway I'm a die hard fan for Nissan GTR. This Nissan GTR/Convoy from Takara caught my attention long ago but I didn't get it during its first release, so I missed the silver version.
The second batch release was this black version, which turned out to be muscular too so I smuggled it when I bought the MG Gundam Exia after my End of Semester 7 exam. Initially the PG Astray Red Frame was on top of my list but still, spending RM800 for another Perfect Grade in less than a year's time is kind of difficult for me...
The revoltechs for Evangelion 2.0, Eva 01, Eva 02, Provisional Eva 05. New sleekly design, improved articulations, close to perfect metallic paint finish, and a bigger, cooler box. I already have the Evangelion 1.0 version but these new ones are quite a good purchase.
But unfortunately, the one which I liked the most, the Eva unit 01's shoulder blade peg was broken when I was playing around with it. Not even 24 hours since open box. Eva 03 was a tough get where it only came with a book, which I travelled down to KLCC's Kinokuniya after class, by train! I have even written a quick review for it, before I write one for the rest.
The HGUC Unicorn Gundam and Destroy Mode Unicorn Gundam are my most recent loots. I actually wanted to buy the MG Astray Blue Frame Second Revise or the HG 00 Raiser with GN sword III but both of them were out of stock. So I had to pick up the third choice which were these 2 HGUC.
I liked the MG Unicorn but it is too fragile and too complex so I thought having it in both HGUC format would be a good choice but heck, it turned out to be a disappointment, the worst purchase of year 2009. I shall quite up a review for them since I have already done the shots.
2010 would be a good start, because there are so many to get. I might get some, or all of these;
1. MG Gundam Astray Red Frame Kai - 5,250 yen
2. HGUC ReZel - 2,100 yen
3. HG00 Gundam 00 7 Sword/G - 1,800 yen
4. HG00 00 Raiser + GN Sword III - 2,100 yen
5. MG Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second Revise - 5,250 yen
6. MG Unicorn Gundam OVA version / SP pack - 5,250 yen / 7,350 yen
Okay, there's a hell long of list. But the first 3 are compulsory.