Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bandai: Large Scale Godzilla 1991 Figure Review

#1 is by far my most favorite Kaiju figure made: Bandai's 1991 Large Scale Godzilla figure!

Bandai: Large Scale Godzilla '91
Bandai made some large scale figures since 1984. Some of the monsters made before were: Godzilla '64 (reissued twice), King Ghidorah (Showa), and Mothra Larva '61. Godzilla 1991 version was the 6th large scale figure to be made from Bandai. Honestly, I never thought that I would own one of these figures because they're pricey and figuring out where to put him was tough. In fact, large scale figures had a short run because Japanese homes are usually smaller than ours, and finding some extra space to display them may not be so easy. After losing an online auction for this toy (with a low starting bid), I was determined to own one someday. After some careful planning and luck, I finally bought another one and was thrilled to see this toy in person!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bandai: Standard 8" Godzilla 1991 Korean Figure Review

#2 in my top 10 Kaiju figures of 2011 is believe it or not: Bandai's standard 8" Godzilla 1991 made from KOREA!

Bandai: Standard 8" Godzilla 1991 Korean

Okay, some of you are probably wondering why did I pick this or what's the difference from the one made in Japan? Although Godzilla's looks are the same as Godzilla 1991 from Japan, there are a good amount of differences that makes this figure stand out to me.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Transformers: Generation One Shockwave

On the fateful day, when Megatron, Optimus Prime, and their crew left the battle-scarred planet of Cybertron and suddenly disappeared from all contacts, for 4 million years Cybertron was under the care of the Decepticon's military operations commander, Shockwave.
"Clarity of thought before rashness of action." ~ Shockwave

James Storm: NEW TNA World Heavyweight Champion

It's Mr. 4.0 HIMSELF; The PreZ, bringing you the LATEST in wrestling news...

Introductions and Graves

Hello all, AsianHK finally making her debut on The Rave Corner!

First time blogging with the crew and felt a bit obligated to give you a little heads up about myself and what you'll be seeing in the upcoming posts from me. Most of my interests are in video games, computer games, sci-fi (especially movies), and music. I especially try to keep on top of upcoming video games that are being released and also new updates with the popular online game League of Legends. I do share a love for Korean artists with my partners here, and I hope you do too. ^_^

So first topic??? The new champion released to Summoner's Rift, Graves the Outlaw.

New Raver: The Prez

Greetings! Once again I have another announcement to make. The Rave Corner has another new member joining the team....ThePrez! Look forward to his columns as he will cover professional wrestling, K-Pop, and much more! You can follow this blog or "like" us through our facebook page:

Check back for more updates!

Bandai: Standard Mecha-King Ghidorah 1991 Figure Review

#4 on the countdown of 2011 happens to be one of my favorite rivals of Godzilla: Bandai's standard Mecha-King Ghidorah 1991 figure.

Mecha-King Ghidorah 1991 figure

Godzilla and Anguirus were once my only favorite Kaiju monsters of all time since I was a kid. I used to think King Ghidorah (Showa version) was nothing more than Godzilla's punching bag, until I saw "Godzilla vs King Ghidorah." Seeing Mecha-King Ghidorah for the first time in that movie gave me goose bumps. That cyborg is one of the most coolest monsters in the Godzilla movie franchise, and the toy is no exception.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

K-Pop Thoughts: Invincible Youth Season 2 Cast Revealed! Girl's Generation (SNSD) and Secret's Newest Singles!

Greetings everyone, WimpLo is back! Sorry been out for a while, but I've finally gotten myself a display board to give you guys good quality toy reviews. However, let's do something new in this blogsite and talk about a couple things happening in the K-pop industry.

First off, if you haven't heard the news yet, KBS is releasing a second season of their beloved reality show Invincible Youth sometime later this year. For those of you who are not familiar with this program, I'll give you a short history of it: Invincible Youth is a variety show that debuted in October of 2009 and was hosted by veteran actor Noh Joo-hyun, comedian Kim Shin Young, and singer Kim Tae Woo. This show featured 7 female K-pop idols from 6 different groups, Sunny and Yuri of Girl's Generation, Narsha of Brown Eyed Girls, Hara of Kara, Sunhwa of Secret, Hyuna of 4Minute, and (my personal favorite) Hyomin of T-ara.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Godzilla Forever Series: Meltdown Godzilla Review

#5 on my top 10 countdown of 2011 is the ever so popular "Godzilla Forever Series:" 9" Meltdown Godzilla figure.

Godzilla Forever: Meltdown Godzilla

You're probably wondering, "What....another Meltdown Godzilla?!" That's right baby! This version is a lot more special to me than the Theater Exclusive version for a good reason. In 1996 (1 year after Godzilla vs Destoroyah), the Godzilla Movie franchise was temporarily retired. Bandai took on a new project to release 6 reissued figures from their previous runs with spectacular repaints. These toys are supposed to display a more accurate portrayal from the films those monsters starred in. This series still remains as one of the most aesthetically pleasing toys today, and Meltdown Godzilla is one of them.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bandai: Standard 8" Godzilla Figure '91 Japan Review

#6 in my top 10 countdown of 2011 is the Standard Godzilla figure from 1991.

This figure is made in Japan and in conjunction with one of my favorite movies and Godzilla suits of all time, "Godzilla vs King Ghidorah." The origin of this monster from this movie is a little complicated to explain, but here it goes....

Bandai: 8" Godzilla (Japan) 1991


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bandai: Theater Exclusive Metldown Godzilla Review

#7 in my top 10 countdown of 2011 is a toy based on a monster you wouldn't want near your neighborhood because you could die with him: Bandai's Theater Exclusive 9" Meltdown Godzilla!

Theater Exclusive Meltdown Godzilla
This guy is made in 1995 in conjunction with one of Godzilla's last films, "Godzilla vs Destoroyah." Yes I did say "one of" because Godzilla's movie run was supposed to end in 1995 forever or at least a long period of time. I read somewhere that the next Godzilla movie wasn't expected to come out until 2004 or 2005. I cannot remember the source of this info so don't quote me on that. Anyways after Tristar's terrible remake in 1998, Toho decided to make Godzilla movies again in late 1999.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bandai: Standard 8" Godzilla Figure 1992 Review

#8 in my top 10 countdown (for 2011) is the first figure produced of this sculpt: Bandai's standard 8" Godzilla figure made in 1992.

Godzilla 8" 1992 Figure
Just like Battra, Godzilla '92 was made in conjunction with "Godzilla vs Mothra: The Battle For Earth."

In the movie, Godzilla awakens because a meteorite fell into the bottom of the ocean where he rested. This disturbance caused Godzilla to rampage through Japan again because he's cranky!

His powers/abilities (displayed in the Heisei era only) includes emitting atomic pulses from his body, tail whips, high resistance to injury, regenerative ability, and of course his powerful atomic breath.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Stun - "WimpLo's Debut!"

Greetings fellow ravers! I am WimpLo, Aaron (aka AT543)'s counterpart and co-founder of this blog website. While Aaron covers kaijus, Japanese wrestlers, and whatever else he decides, I will be dealing with the likes of Transformers, Star Wars, G.I. Joes, anime, K-pop, etc. But enough about me, it is time for my first toy review: The Cobra Stun w/ Motor Viper!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Members & New Articles Coming Soon!

Hello readers! I am proud to announce that there will be new members that will contribute to this site.

Look out for my counterpart WimpLo! I mean way to describe our friendship is yin yang. We may be opposites but he's one of the best friends I ever had.

Also, joining the team is another good friend, AsianHK covering anime or whatever her fave rave is at the moment.

This site will continue to expand and improve to satisfy your viewing pleasure! Also, there will be more kaiju monsters to cover in my top 10 every weekend this month. Subscribe, follow, or like us through our facebook page: for more updates!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bandai: Standard 8" Baragon Review

#9 on my top 10 countdown for 2011 is Bandai standard 8" Baragon figure!

Bandai: Baragon
Actually Baragon is 6 1/2". tall. He was released in a series with other 8" toys which is why we say Baragon came from the standard 8" line. With that intro out the way I'll talk about the monster...

Baragon debuted in Toho's "Frankenstein Conquers the World" in 1965.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bandai: 9" Theater Edition Kiryu Figure Review

Starting the countdown for best Kaiju figure of 2011 as #10 is Bandai's Theater Exclusive Kiryu 9" figure with battle pack!

Theater Edition Kiryu
I'm usually not a Kiryu (Mechagodzilla III), Mechagodzilla II, or Mechagodzilla fan because they are enemies of my favorite monster Godzilla. But man this toy is cool! This figure has the colors reversed meaning the silver parts are now black and black parts are now silver. The color of Kiryu's battle pack on the shoulders are original. The toy was created in 2003, but released in 2004 in conjunction to "Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S." This figure is considered an exclusive because you could only buy this version inside a movie theater that had a special screening/movie premiere event of "Tokyo S.O.S." And now a short intro....

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