Anime Collectibles

Though the vast majority of my collection is Robotech related, I've also picked up bits and pieces from other anime shows. I've also attached a section here for places to look for anime items for your own collection....


Super Dimension Century Orguss
Mobile Suit Gundam
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Ranma 1/2
Urusei Yatsura
Ghost in the Shell
The Wings of Honneasime
Slayers
Nausicaš of the Valley of the Winds
Lensman
Gall Force
Crusher Joe
Princess Mononoke
Ultraman
Rockman (aka. Megaman)
Cowboy Bebop
Serial Experiemnts lain
Gunbuster

Anime Shopping Mini-Guide


Super Dimension Century Orguss

Takatoku 1/60 scale M-Lover Leeia - a small fighter ship with arms, one of my favorite vehicles from the series. I bought it complete with box, intact sticker sheet, and half a dozen different hands.

Cheram Gerwalk - I picked this one up for cheap... it isn't in great condition, has no stickers or box, and is missing a few pieces. I assume it is made by Takatoku like the M-Lover Leeia, but I'm not absolutely sure.

Videos

Sourcebooks



Mobile Suit Gundam

Gundam Archive - The ultimate Gundam art book. This hardback collection is 390 pages of detailed design sketches from the various Gundam series.

Standby OK Art of Gundam 0080 War In The Pocket - a hardback collection with color artwork and black and white comic art.

Gundam Side Story 0079 (Dreamcast) - a Gundam mech combat game for the Sega Dreamcast, American version.

Bandai High Complete HiZack - a very cool toy built for collectors. The HiZack is a fancier version of the Zaku mech, which is one of my favorite Gundam mechs. Came complete with box and sticker sheet.

Small Gundam Figures - 3 vinyl posed Gundam mechs, each about 2 1/2 inches tall.

Zaku action figure - a plastic articulated Zaku mech the same size as the vinal posed mechs above.

Bandai Gundam Perfect Grade Model Kits - the Perfect Grade kits are the ultimate model kits ever created. They require no glue or paint, instead using stap-together parts and small screws. The kits include lights, moving panels and pistons, and once built are extremely posable, right down to the individual joints of each finger. I've built three of the five Perfect Grade kits Bandai has produced (4 Gundam, and on Evangelion kit), which now stand above my computer at work.


Neon Genesis Evangelion

Real Model EVA-01 - a highly detailed Japanese import action figure, about 9 inches tall with accesories.

Perfect Grade Evangelion - Bandai's first Perfect Grade kit was this complex Eva kit. I've only partially built the kit so fat.

Neon Genesis Evangelion, Iron Maiden - Visual Book - a Japanese import trade paperback that includes pictures from the anime, sketches and watercolors of the characters and mechs, information about Evangelion software, and some 3D models of the Evas.

Videos - all 26 episodes, on 13 tapes, translated by ADV films.

Neon Genesis Evangelion N64 - a highly cinematic Nintendo 64 game that follows many of the events of the television series.


Ranma 1/2

Ranma Animation Cels - I now have a number of cels from Ranma, most focusing on Akane Tendo....

Shonen-Sunday Graphic Ranma 1/2 Memorial Book - a Japanese import guidebook with details about the manga series, as well as cover art and watercolors.

P-Chan Plush Toy - its a stuffed P-Chan!

Videos

Video Games


Urusei Yatsura

Lum Stay With You (PC Engine SCD) - a digital comic book game for the PC Engine SCD (Turbo Duo).


Ghost in the Shell

Offical Art Book for the Playstation game - a Japanese import guidebook with artwork and design notes about the Playstation game.

Ghost in the Shell for the Sony Playstation - the English version of the PSX game based on the movie and manga. The cinematic cut-scenes were done by the same team that did the movie. The game itself has the player piloting a walking min-tank that can climb walls and ceilings... though its not the best game I've played, it is fun.

Video

Intron Depot 1 - a collection of Shirow Masamune artwork, including some Ghost In The Shell prints.


Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise

Videos

Sourcebooks



Slayers

Dragon Magazine Special - Slayers Dra-mata - bunches of artwork based on the characters from the Slayers anime.

Videos


Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaš is a beautiful piece of manga by Hayao Miyazaki, with an almost Tolkein-esk flair of storytelling and amazing artwork. In America, the animated version of the story was mangled into a cartoon called "Warriors of the Winds" in the early eighties, which managed to remove much of the depth of the Japanese version in an attempt to mke the animation "kid-safe." I've never seen the original Japanese version of this wonderful anime, but even the torn up American dub shows some beautiful animation.

The Art of Nausicaš - a gorgeous anime sourcebook, which includes watercolors, sketches, and tons of pictures from the animation.

Viz Graphic Novel Perfect Collection: Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind

Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Note - not actually Nausicaš related, this is a collection of Miyazaki artwork and short comics related to fanciful World War II craft.


Lensman

Lensman Movie Program - a thin movie book contianing shots from the animated movie, as well as text (in Japanese).

Videos

Cycroader - an import toy version of the cycle vehicle the main character flies early in the movie.

Britania II - an elaborate import toy version of the main capital ship from the anime.


Gall Force

Model Graphix Star Front Gall Force - an interesting art book about the Gall Force cartoons, focusing on model kits and spaceship designs. It even includes a 20 or so page comic book using models as the panel artwork.

Videos


Crusher Joe

Crusher Joe Movie Program - a thin movie book contianing shots from the animated movie, as well as text (in Japanese).


Princess Mononoke

This is the biggest movie of all time in Japan. It has also been translated by Disney, under the direction of the original Japanese creator with script by Neil Gaiman, and released in America for a limited run in the theaters.

This is an animated film that is both beautiful and thought provoking....

Sourcebooks


Ultraman

Bandai Ultra Mecha Gallery Ultra Hawk-001 - when I decided to buy this toy, I didn't know what series it was from... I just thought it looked cool. In actuality I haven't seen any Ultraman since I was about seven years old. The toy splits apart into three seperate crafts, and comes with a nice display box.


Rockman (aka. MegaMan)

One of the more popular video game characters, Rockman's name was changed to MegaMan in America. The first Rockman game was on the orignal 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, but he has appeared since in sequel games on the Super Nintendo, Gameboy, and Playstation.

Bandai 10th Anniversary Rockman 8 Ironbuster - a small import snap-together toy kit of the Rockman main character (in blue). It comes complete with three small silver plastic balls he can shoot from his arm cannon.

Video Games


Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop Characters Collection

Cowboy Bebop The After


Serial Experiments lain

Visual Experiments lain


Gunbuster

Gunbuster 2 (PC Engine SCD)


Anime Shopping Mini-Guide

Kimono My House - a sci-fi toy and model store here in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing mostly on anime related items... one of the best places to find anime toys.

Super Collector - a Los Angeles sci-fi store, which has a lot of anime items as well as other sci-fi memorabilia.

ebay.com - an auction website where individuals post items they are looking to sell, and people place bids. The person who has the highest bid when the specific auction ends wins the item, and then it is up to the seller and the high bidder to exchange the money and the item. There is always plenty of anime stuff here... just type in a keyword (like "Robotech" or "Ranma") in the search field, and you will get tons of related items to bid on.

Heroes Club - a small store here in San Francisco devoted mostly to import model kits (both plastic and resin) and action figures.

NewType Hobbies - another small shop in San Francisco specializing in imported plastic and resin model kits. They don't have a webpage, but their address is 1414 9th Ave., near Judah. Phone number: (415) 731-3077.


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