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  1. An interview was posted with Yoshiki Takaya, Max Watanabe and Yoshihito Kobayashi about the upcoming (very expensive) 1/6th scale Guyver 1 figure. https://animageplus.jp/articles/detail/54325/1/1/1 Nothing is said about the manga sadly. During the interview, even Takaya thinks it might be a bit too expensive... But the idea that Max Watanabe wants to make figures from Dark Hero of the Guyver and Guyver Zoanoid? That is a pretty neat!
  2. I know the author has mentioned it once on the Guyver facebook groups, but has long been pushed down from new posts. Will make more sense to talk about it when it has a release date or is out.
  3. Happy X-Day everyone! It is the anniversary of the day our great and beloved Leaders of Cronos brought down the corrupt World of the past, and shone their light upon us to show us the way! Truly, we have never been so blessed to have such Divine beings watch over and protect us from ourselves! Let's give praise to our glorious Leaders, who rid the world of Hunger, War and the differences in society that kept us from coming together, and finally show that we are of one people! - This statement is approved by the Cronos Corporation
  4. That is not a new images, that image is from 1987. It says so in the text just to the right of it. There is sadly no new images past 2016. The books states 1985-2023... But there literally is no art newer than the pages/cover from 2016.
  5. I think Onlyfans frowns on illegal public displays of nudity... Which she seems to do all the time.
  6. My Shonen Ace issues were a little delayed, but finally arrived, and I got my posters in very good condition. Thankfully monthly manga volumes are freaking THICC and sturdy as hell, so there was no damage. I hoped and prayed that there might be some more Guyver info, but sadly, it was all just promoting the Artbook... But I only bought it for the poster anyway. Here it is with the A4 paper sized artbook for reference.
  7. According to the book that is a cover from Shonen Captain Comics Volume 2/Cover from Dec 1986. That's one of the nice things about the book. It states where it was originally used.
  8. They're here! And honestly, it is what I expected... But I am still a bit disappointed. It's mostly all the manga covers and such over the years un-obstructed by the title text and the like, and some that got cut off to fit on a page or for a 2 page spread (there are no 2 page spreads here. They were flipped on their side to fit on one page) Beautiful to look at for sure. Just not a lot of substance. I know I shouldn't have expected something like the Visual Data Files book... But I am still glad I got it. Would have been even better with a HD digital scan. ...also, mine came slightly damaged. The top left corners are bent. Not happy about that at all.
  9. Mine are arriving on Friday. I also ordered the Sept issue of Shonen Ace just to get the poster.
  10. There are certainly a number of factors... But bad marketing certainly doesn't help it... As well as the content... And the hiatus' over the years... Guyver is a very old series, almost 40 years old... And yes, for those of us who have read and followed it, we love it... But Anime trends have come and gone... And the current trends do not mesh with the Guyver's old style, and they haven't for a while now. Today's anime demographic is focused on different kinds of series... And Shonen Ace is full of these other series that are basically trash, but trash people like because of various reasons (I have been known to read some of them... ). The simple facts that Kadokawa has kept Guyver alive, and that Max Factory is still releasing new figures doesn't make ANY logical sense... But here we are... And we are so very lucky. When the pre-order for the new Figma went up, I posted it in a Facebook group that is about 70's, 80's and 90's anime. Lots of positive feedback and over 1000 likes... but only about 50 or so people said they were pre-ordering it. People remember Guyver, yes. But most of them do not even know if they still like it... Or even like it enough to read almost 32 volumes of free manga to try and catch up. Hell, most don't even know all 3 animated versions can be found on just Youtube alone...
  11. The Visual Data Files book was not an art book! It was a Visual Data file book!
  12. That right folks! Kadokawa is releasing a new Guyver artbook, that is up for pre-order on their official site, with a release date in July. Their official site in purely in Japanese, so I will keep this updated if someone finds an easier place to pre-order.
  13. He was spotted again! Once again Max Watanabe took a picture together with him.
  14. Yeah, the shinyness of the figure is one of the complaints I have seen... But also the big one, is the weird seem line down the sides of the head. It makes no sense to be there.
  15. I bought 2 directly from the Goodsmile page, but I am not the type to keep figures in boxes. Always have to have one in the one smasher open with the blade out on the other arm... And the other can have the alt head/hand combo.
  16. Be careful with the sarcasm, m,kay. No one ever knows when someone doesn't or does know. And expect you might be corrected again, because you are literally wrong. M,kay.
  17. It's not a "damaged" head. The figure comes with the separate head and hand piece to recreate this classic image.
  18. The pre-orders are up! https://www.goodsmileus.com/product/figma-guyver-1-ultimate-edition-10337 Remember! Figures like this only go up in price on the secondary market, and places do run out of stock pretty quickly. If you want it, this will be the cheapest it will ever be!
  19. You should really be sketching out the basic body form and adding worrying about line art later. There are a million tutorials out there, but as long as you practice, you will find your own way of doing things. I can't stress this enough. I also remember pointing out the small tutorials from one of our old friends fan site in another topic, which does not look like you are using. Honestly, I really think you are trying to rush drawing... And you really can't. If you are trying to get a concept down, being a little lazy and tracing isn't neccisarily "bad", but per your title of "Getting back into drawing", it sounds like you want to DRAW and not TRACE. And in this case, your first images are still better, in my eyes, than the traced image. Drawing what you envision isn't easy, and if you're not understanding the fundamentals of drawing humanoid characters, you might as well be jumping into a lake without knowing how to swim. Yeah, you may get something that might somewhat resemble what you want... Or you will just drown and give up. So I will say this. I am very willing to help... But if you are not willing to put the effort in, there will be nothing I can help you with. On top of all of that... Part of things to worry about as well, considering you are using Guyver as a medium, is also learning about the Guyver, and how the armor works. For example, even on the traced image, currently, I have no idea what the sonic orbs on the face are doing in any of your images. They are just floating in the middle of a blank mass ( and in color, just a bright orange mass. Go look at the official Guyvers. On every Guyver but Guyver 1, there is armor plates being bent around them, with clear distinctions that show off some design... And even on Guyver 1, the armor around them is still distinct from the orbs, and you can see the bio material they are connected to. This one part is throwing off the design entirely for me, as I can't understand what is going on there, because it is not Guyver like at all. The amps on the arms, leg and calves are kind of weird-ish and could use fleshing out, but I've seen something like those before, so I can kind of guess what they are meant to be.
  20. Then follow the procedure and go to the proper section, and post the photo of the volume with your username in the photo. If you do not want to do that, then no. Access will not be provided. Unfortunately, those are the rules that everyone has to follow. https://www.japan-legend.com/forums/forum/130-access-request-area/
  21. So, the Archanphel and Exceed figures you've seen pictures of, are from the original Bio Fighter Collection from around 2005-2010. They were proto-types shown of figures to come. It is unknown if the non posable Archanphel was going to be a separate release under the non posable Bio Fighter Wars line, or just a painted proto-type for the BFC figure that is shown unpainted. Unfortunately the line stopped at Imakarum Here is a basic list of the officially released Guyver action figures, or figures that are supposed to be coming out, not including live action movie stuff, since they are clearly differently designed. I might miss something, but this is most of it. Manga Release: 1/6 Scale non posable Guyver 1 that came with vol 21 of the manga. Bio Fighter Collection: (Fully posable figures with changeable parts. Precursors to the creation of the entire Figma toy line) Guyver 1, Guyver 2, Guyver 3, Aptom ver 4, Murakami, Guyver Gigantic, Gigantic Dark, Zx'tole, Neo Zx'tole, Guyot, Purg'stall, Imakarum Bio Fighter Wars: (non posable but generally in the BFC scale) Vamore, Panadyne, Gergoile, Zerebubuth, Zancrebe, Ramotith, Enzyme 2, Test type(Malmot), Gaster, Darzerb, Thancrus, Elegan, Evil Aptom, Barcas w/ bio tube (was a limited special release) Figma: Guyver 1, Guyver 2 Female, Guyver 2 Female (OAV ver), Guyver 3, Guyver 1 2.0 (coming soon) Prime 1 Studios: Guyver 1, Guyver 1 bust, Guyver 3, Guyver 3 bust, Guyver 0, Aptom Omega Blast, Guyver Gigantic, Gigantic Dark, Female Guyver 2 (only teased so far) Max Factory Anniversary Figures: (not released yet, only proto-types shown) Guyver 1, Guyver 3 There was also 2 sets of smaller "trading figures" released during the 2005 Tv shows airing alongside the BFC figures. There have been various 3rd party/bootleg figures out there as well as people 3-d printing their own stuff now too. K-Soul is company that still exists releasing unofficial Guyver stuff. They have done at least a statue of Guyver 3, some chibi figures, and smaller busts of a lot of the Guyvers. They just released the bust of Guyver Gigantic I believe. Then there was Sanken, who managed to release 1/6th scale figures of the 2 Gigantic's, and teased 1/6th scale Guyver 1 and Murakami releases... but shut down soon after. But finally, all the old Max Factory 1/12 and 1/6 scale Garage Kits from the late 80's and 90's. They are still around, but have had knock off recasts sold by numerous companies. Yes, there it seems like there is a lot of Guyver stuff out there... But most of it is over 15 years old, some of it over 30 years!
  22. Just got Aptom ver IV.... And Updated the shelves... for now. So, as for the full collection itself... Added Zxtole, Guyver Gigantic, Gigantic Dark, Proto-Zoalord Murakami and now Aptom Ver IV since the last picture from August. I will be breaking these guys up eventually when I get more shelves. It's a bit cramped in there right now. I will always love how the BFC Gigantic Guyvers are basically in scale with the Figma Guyvers. Like it is almost done on purpose. At this point, if I do not get any other Bio Fighter Collection figures, I would be fine with that. I still new Neo-Zxtole, Guyot, Purgstall and Imakarum... But they are either too expensive or not a character I care too much about to spend the prices they are at anyway. IF I can find good deals on them, I'll still pick them up, but I am not hunting for them. I got the "good" guys, and that is good enough for me right now.
  23. Just added 3 more Bio Fighter Collection figures! And the best ones! Unfortunately Murakami is as he is shown... No box and no extra hands... But I can live with that. I got him cheap alongside the other 2. SPEAKING about the other 2... FINALLY got my hands on the BFC Gigantic figures. Sure, it's cool that I have the large Sanken figures... But the BFC figures have been grail level items for so long... And now I have them both. I also have the BFC Aptom ver IV on the way, but I ordered him not that long ago, so he is still in transit. But once I get him, I will only need Guyot, Purgstall and Imakarum... And I don't really care much for them... So it's good then that the prices they usually demand are so high that I would never spend it on them at all. Though Guyot can sometimes be found pretty low. but I'd consider all of them if their prices ever came down to reasonable numbers. *edit* Forgot about Neo Zxtole...
  24. It's funny... If they are after Miles because he doesn't "belong"... the Sony Video game Spider-man IS there... Who also knows a Miles who is also Spider-man... So it's not just being him that they are against... I guess I will just have to wait and see more. Can't wait.
  25. As you stated, that it was just a trace job of the old work, I won't comment on the proportions ect... As that was not the point of the piece. However, the second image certainly brings me back to the days of drawing in a sketchbook and scanning things... All the smudging of pencil lead and the yellowing of the paper... Ahhh such memories from over 20 years ago... I rarely ever draw non digitally now.
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