Monday, September 24, 2012

Transformers Masterpiece MP-10 Convoy / Optimus Prime

Just arrived today. All time favorite Transformers Masterpiece MP-10 Convoy / Optimus Prime.
The Masterpiece line and several 3rd Party Transformers are the newest additions to the Gundam Franchise at Morgenroete Inc.
So if you are looking for the hard to find MP-10, check out Morgenroete Inc. Gundam webshop!

The MP is less bulky and smaller than it's predecessor. It also comes with less DieCast metal. But in terms of articulation it's far more superior than the MP-01/MP-04. Besides, it also comes with the famous trailer including Roller and a Spike minifigure. The Laser Rifle is foldable and can be stored at the back of Optimus. An Energon Axe is also included.

In altmode, the Semi Trailer Cab-combi is reallly awesome. Both Bot and Alt mode have striking rescemblance with the original cartoon version. The Takara Tomy version is in my opinion better than the US Hasbro version, which has a slight lighter blue color scheme.

Futhermore, a Bio-Tech card of OP and an in-depth instruction manual.

For more info, do not hesitate to contact us.
MP-10 & MP-12!
At the end of October we are receiving the MP-12 Lambor/ Sideswipe, which is now open for pre-order. Don't miss it if you're a G1 Transformer fan!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

10th anniversary Gundam Seed: New Seed MG 1/100 kits

2012 is the 10th anniversary of Gundam Seed. To celebrate this happening Bandai announced a whole bunch of releases in addition to their HD Remastering of the series. February of this year saw the release of the MG 1/100 GAT-X102 Duel Gundam Assault Shroud. At the end of 2011 I was a bit suprised because there wasn't any news from the Seed line for a while.
But the announcement was a welcome, especially for the Duel because over the years I started to appreciate this model by it's simple design and in the series the Duel has been pushed to the limit by it's pilot Yzak Joule. Next month (June 2012) will be the release of the GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam which I'm also looking forward to it. Simply because the design and possibilities are way better than it's NG 1/100 counterpart. September will see the release of the GAT-X103 Buster Gundam and the GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam will probably following in November or December this year.

At this moment the prototype of the Buster is ready and shown at the Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan. 
Hopefully Bandai will continue MG 1/100 releases of the Seed series. Some of the wishes are the Justice, Providence and the 2nd generation G-units: Raider, Calamity and Forbidden, whereas the latter one would be really awesome.

Although the first MG Seed models, GAT-X105 Strike (+ all Striker variants and sister unit Strike Rouge) and the ZGMF-X10A Freedom marked the 2.0 frames era way back in November 2003, the frames of those are a little outdated in comparison with, for example the GAT-X102 Duel.
The community including myself demands a 2.0 version of both the Strike/Rouge and the Freedom.

Hereafter are some pics of the Shizuoka Hobby Show.

Are you looking forward to the Gundam Seed MG 1/100 releases?

Sunday, April 01, 2012

A week in Singapore (conclusion)

The last day I spent on walking around in the Central Business District of Singapore.
The area is very busy and buildings are built very near to each other. On a strip of reclamated land lies the newest landmark of Singapore: Marina Bay Sands resorts.
This hotel consists 3 towers of 200 meters high above sea level. Upon the roof lies a 'boatlike' 340 m spanning skyterrace. I wasn't able to get a reservation in time and the next day I was flying back to The Netherlands. So at the end of this month I'm going to visit again and I will take time to enjoy the magnificent view over Singapore.
During a walk alo
ng the Singapore river and the well-known Quays I spotted the statue of the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Thomas Raffles. Due to the connections of the nearby Dutch East Indian, there are also Dutch influences. The economic models of both countries are similar, since both Singapore and The Netherlands do not have many production industries of their own. Export, trading and service are the keys.

Former prime-minister Lee Kwan Yew had Dutchman Albert Winsemius in charge to reform the economic model of Singapore into a modern economy.
Like in Hong Kon
g, there are many walking routes to travel throughout the district by foot.
There are some pede
strian subways to cross busy traffic sections. The Aqueen Hotel Lavender is situated in Little India. A district in the east of Singapore and directly on the route to Changi International Airport. My flight back to Amsterdam was very smooth and comfortable. Within a half an hour I arrived at the airport from the hotel.

Hereafter are som
e more pictures. I hope you like it!
On April the 28th I'll visit Singapore a
nd Hong Kong in a multiple city trip with a friend.

It features also my first flight with Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380-800. Looking forward to it!!

Have you ever flown with the Airbus A380?
The Quays, MBS Skyterrace & pedetrain subway

Central Business District, Remarkable (2) & Speak
er's Corner

Singapore Airlines, Aqueen Hotel Lavender & Singapore Flyer

Lucky 'bastard', Changi Airport & Airbus A380

Thursday, March 01, 2012

A week in Singapore (part 2)

After a very long time a continuation of my trip to Singapore last year. Ironically...I will visit Singapore agian next month with a friend of mine. It's been almost a year now.....
The Science centre is a lovely attraction like every SC in other cities in the world. It's interactive and many groups of pupils of primary schools are visiting the centre daily. Unlike our government in The Netherlands, the Singaporeans are investing in education and try to stay on world's top on knowledge and technology. There was also the biggest Tesla Coil of South-East Asia, which generates a massive 3.5 million Volts. Next to the centre, there is also the Omni Theater to watch Imax movies. At that time the movie 'Legends of Flight' was running. It was all about the efficient flying techniques and the forthcoming development of the brandly new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
I also visited Sentosa Island. This is a kind of island resorts, which is partly reclamated land. With 5 million visitors a year it is a cash-generating entertainment machine. Nice for one day I guess. I bought a combined ticket which gave me a ride on the Jewel Box (a cable car ride), an admission to Underwater World and a 3D movie called 'Extreme Log Ride'. It is actually 4D, since the seat was a moving rollercoasterseat. Very funny!
At the end of the
week I went to the famous Orchard Road. This is a busy retail & entertainment area. The Orchard Ion Sky towers 218 meters above sealevel. To be honest...I was a little disappointed when reaching the top. The top level was a sterile room with a very few facilities and possibilities, especially when compared to the Cosmo Tower in Osaka (JPN).
The mall wa
sn't that impressive either, the road itself did impress me. It's comparable with Nathan Road in Hong Kong. Very busy and a lot of activities during the day. a small retailer I found a piece of youthsentiment. A perfect re-issue of the transformer 'Mighty Megatron' Generation 1. The issue is No. 2 of the Transformer Encore series. Just for SG$ 119,00 (= € 64,00). A bargain knowing the internetthugs are asking about US$ 220,00 at the moment!
With no hesitation I
picked it up, I may never have this chance again....

Next time, and I promise it will be soon: Last part about Central Business District, and the flight back to Amsterdam.

Hereafter some more impressions.

Science centre & voting for best equation ever

Hot-sour soup & Durians

Jewel Box & Sentosa Island

Remarkable (1).......