Hyperkin Retron 1 HD NES

If you missed out on Nintendo’s NES Classic Mini (and many people did given how poorly the demand was met) this may be a great alternative option. Hyperkin is known for making clone systems that play retro games, but rather than the games being built-in like the NES Classic, this system lets you play your…

Band-Maid Daydreaming/Choose me

  Band-Maid quickly became one of my favorite bands since I discovered them. It seems they’ve been very busy lately between touring and releasing their first full-length album Just Bring It earlier this year. If you haven’t heard it yet, definitely check it out because it’s amazing! Their entire discography thus far is quite good,…

Kimi no Na wa/Your Name DVD/Blu-ray English Subs!

Kimi no Na wa or Your Name is a mega-popular anime movie based on the Makoto Shinkai novel of the same title. The movie became the highest grossing anime film of all time, raking in a total of over $353 million! Your Name tells the fantastic tale of a high school boy in Tokyo and girl…

Kotobukiya Velvet Crowe 1/8 Figure Photo Review

Many of the figures I write about here on Hobby Scratch are figures I have purchased for myself. I have a difficult time being enthusiastic about products I don’t personally support, so due to this, sometimes there are gaps in my posts. Since anime figures tend to sell out and go out of production, I…

Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Zero 1/7 Scale Figure

“Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho” or Grimoire of Zero as it has been dubbed in English, is a recent anime series that’s adapted from its light novel series counterpart that has been running since 2014. It’s an interesting story about a half-beast mercenary that desires to be human and a witch named Zero who…

KonoSuba Aqua Nendoroid Re-Run

KonoSuba is an anime that I unfortunately have only watched a handful of episodes of, but I enjoyed what I saw. With so many good shows lately, it’s been difficult to keep up, but this is one I intend to watch all the way through. Coming October 31st of 2017, KonoSuba’s Aqua gets another run…

Re:Creators Original Soundtrack

Re:Creators is an interesting anime about what would happen if Author’s imaginations actually manifested into alternate realities where the heroes and villains of their stories were real, and the characters find themselves crossing over into our world. You can check out my first impression here, and definitely check it out when you get a chance…

figma METROID PRIME 3 CORRUPTION Samus Aran: PRIME 3 Ver.

Based on Samus Aran from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption comes this figma of Samus in her trademark Power Suit. My personal favorite Metroid game is Super Metroid, so I never really got into the Prime series, but this figure is amazing! Good Smile has really captured the look and feel of Samus’s Power Suit with…

Seiken Densetsu Collection – Nintendo Switch – Secret of Mana

Coming to the Nintendo Switch on June 1st, 2017 is Seiken Densetsu Collection, or as the series is more commonly known in the West, Secret of Mana (which is actually the U.S. name of the first SNES installment) or the Mana series. The collection features the first three games in the series: Seiken Densetsu (Final…

Re:Creators First Impression + gravityWall SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]Gemie & Tielle

Re:Creators is a new anime series that started on April 8th, 2017. It’s produced by TROYCA and written by Rei Hiroe (Black Lagoon) and Ei Aoki. The premise is the opposite of the usual “swept away to a fantasy world” because in Re:Creators, the fantasy characters are brought to Earth. The show’s protagonist, Sōta Mizushino is your ordinary…

Re:Zero Rem and Ram Figma

Lately Hobbyscratch is looking like a Re:Zero fan site, but there are just so many great Re:Zero figures coming out. The latest, and honestly an announcement I’ve been hoping for, is Re:Zero figmas of Rem & Ram! Here’s to hoping they make some other characters, too. If you’re unaware, figma are great super articulated figures…