Monday, January 23, 2006

AoZ Vol 4 and March DHM

The cover of the new Advance of Zeta Vol. 4 is now shown on the Dengeki Hobby Magazine website. As with the other covers, it's a really great piece. In the background you can see the Advanced Hazel on the right, and another MS on the left. Could it be the mysterious TR-6?

UPDATE! Not the TR-6 most likely. Good friend Darkstar thinks it's the TTT Gaplant and I agree. He has shaper eyes than I do because he also picked out the rabbits sitting on the Hazel Custom's finger. The Gaplant was also on the cover of Volume 3, but lets home it finally makes more of an appearance in this volume, and not just inside the Fiver!

I also grabbed the cover of the March Dengeki Hobyy Magazine and a pic of the AoZ figure that comes with it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Hazel-Rah Second Form with Booster By Sandrum

Wow. Sandrum of Anaheim Machines blog has finished his Hazel-Rah Second Form with Gaplant Booster and it looks fantastic! Be sure to check out the rest of his work!

Monday, January 09, 2006

January '06 Wiki Updates

Here's some recent updates from the AoZ Wiki. A while back I uploaded lots of new images for the TR-4 Dandelion, and profile info for the Hazel-Rah, and the Hrududu. Now I've also got brand spankin' new Hazel-Rah Second Form, Hazel-Rah Second Form with Booster and the Hrududu Second Form profile info.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Advance of Zeta Vol. 4

My fellow AoZ fan, Deacon Blues, tipped me off yesterday to the release date of the Advance of Zeta Vol. 4 book. All I could find in terms of an announcement was a single sentence entry on the Media Works Calendar page. Keep your eyes peeled here for more news on this new book.

The book will contain photonovel episodes 4.5-5.2, a review of the HGUC Hazel Custom kit, as well as information on the Galbaldy Beta, Icarus Unit, Hrududu and Hazel-Rah.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

More February DHM Scans

Deacon Blues of kindly scanned all the AoZ pages from the February issue of Dengeki Hobby Magazine. Some of the images I've already posted here. The new ones are very cool. I've put them all in my flickr account but here's my two favs.

This two page spread shows the evolution of the Hazel series of Mobile Suits.

On the bottom left hand corner is the 'Next Generation Mass Productive Prototype MS'.
Further up the page, on the left edge, the development lines leads to 'TR-6'. This is the first mention I've seen of a TR-6. The lines to it lead from the Hazel-Rah Second Form and from the Mass Productive Prototype MS. Perhaps it's a mass produced Hazel-Rah Second Form? Or, because it has a new TR designation, it's a very different kind of MS based off of some concepts from those suits? Only time will tell!