Kotobukiya has sent along a ton of new photos and info for some upcoming Anime and Mecha figures. Included are Armored Core Sunshine, Border Break Zebra 41, Border Break Cougar Type-S Class-S, Broken Blade Fafnir General Baldr’s Golem, Frame Arms Type 38 Model 1 Ryura (Kai), One Shot Bug Killer Oboro, One Shot Bug Killer Hoihoi-San and Patlabor D-Style Griffon Type J9.
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BORDER BREAK ZEBRA 41 FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Border Break: Sega Network Robot Wars is revolutionizing the world of giant robot fighting with its incredible action and Sega’s new RingEdge arcade board. Kotobukiya is the first to bring the amazing fighting mecha of this new game to life with a brand new series of Fine Scale Model Kits from this high-speed team battle arcade game. The next fighting robot is another unit in the medium weight class like the Cougar before it, the fast and deadly ZEBRA 41!
Powerful and sleek, the Zebra 41 has medium armor that doesn’t get in the way of its maneuverability and speed, and is further assisted by hip boosters that can be extended or retracted with additional parts. The blue and white robot utilizes an advanced Optical Camouflage system, and takes on enemy units with an “LZ-Triad,” “Sentry Gun,” and “Leveler MP20.” All of these additional parts can be mounted on the Zebra’s back for storage just like in the game!
Each robot in the Border Break series is built on the universal core “Cross Frame” outfitted with additional armor, weapons, and accessories. The robots are fully articulated and poseable, and you can combine and interchange parts from different units to create your own original Blast Runner! Standing 6 inches tall, the Zebra 41 is comprised of approximately 300 parts and has an outstanding 30 points of articulation.
Available in NOVEMBER
BORDER BREAK COUGAR TYPE S FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The next amazing robot in the Fine Scale Model Kit series from Border Break: Sega Network Robot Wars is a powerful upgrade to the very first unit, the COUGAR TYPE S. That’s right, the ultra mobile Assault Blast Runner is back, and this time it bristles with updated armor and new heavy weaponry! Still relying on its great speed, the “S” version of the Cougar Assault Blast Runner features additional weapon systems and armor, including great new guns and a heavy trident for fierce melee combat. Not only can you outfit your Cougar with any combination of weapons, but the hip boosters open up and by swapping out the parts you can shrink or extend their nozzles! Just like in the game, the robot’s weapons can be mounted on its back for storage.
Each robot in the Border Break series is built on the universal core “Cross Frame” outfitted with additional armor, weapons, and accessories. The robots are fully articulated and poseable, and you can combine and interchange parts from different units to create your own original Blast Runner! Standing over 6 inches tall, the Cougar Type S is comprised of approximately 500 parts of articulation.
Available in JANUARY
KOTOBUKIYA FRAME ARMS TYPE 38 MODEL 1 REMODELING RYURAI MULTI ASSEMBLE MECHANICAL UNIT KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Next up in Frame Arms, the hit line of original robot model kits based on a core “Frame” skeleton with universal 3mm attachment points is an upgraded version of the Zennrai, the TYPE 38 MODEL 1 REMODELING RYURAI! All of the Frame Arms robots share interchangeable parts with each other and the Border Break line of robots, and can also connect to and use the M.S.G. (Modeling Support Goods) series of support units for unparalleled customization.
While the Zennrai featured a booster pack and heavy armor, the Ryurai goes even further with massive weaponry and advanced systems. It also continues the “main battle tank” motif with tank treads and alternate heavily armored legs. The Ryurai features all-new components like the S5 Optical Visor, Long Range Plasma Solid Cannon, and Type 65 Shield in addition to its standard complement of weapons. Standing almost 6 1/2 inches tall, the robot is comprised of approximately 300 parts providing nearly 30 points of articulation.
Available in November
ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!! INTERCEPTOR DOLL HOIHOI-SAN OBORO PLASTIC MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Hoi Hoi-San cannot be stopped! Joining the line of 1:1 scale models of Interceptor Dolls is the first accessory kit straight out of the hit series, Pest-X’s awesome OBORO motorcycle! Increasing the Doll’s fighting capabilities dramatically, the Oboro has two distinct modes. Pest-X can ride the device in motorcycle mode, and when you transform it into the “Daitetsuwan” (“large arms”) mode the Interceptor can wear it behind her shoulders and take on Combat-San with her special “Zentaz Ryudaken (Mikazuchi)” move! You’ll be hard-pressed to choose how to display this model, with its sleek and stylish vehicle mode and the powerful exo-skeleton form with huge arms and hands! Pre-painted in dark blue and red parts to match its rider, the 6 ½ inch long (1/1 scale!) Oboro even has synthetic rubber tires that feel real.
Available in NOVEMBER
ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!! INTERCEPTOR DOLL HOI HOI-SAN MINI WITH HOI HOI CARRY
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Next up in the line of 1:1 scale models of Interceptor Dolls from One-Shot Bug Killer!! Interceptor Doll Hoi Hoi-San is the main character’s diminutive assistant and support staff, HOI HOI-SAN MINI WITH HOI HOI CARRY! This little “doll” resembles her boss, with a cute maid’s uniform complete with bowtie, puffy shoes, gloves, and a big bow in her hair. She may be small, but she’s still an Interceptor Doll and comes armed with a special “Pumping Gun” in her size. She also brings an exclusive “Hand Gatling Gun” for her boss, and the fantastic Hoi Hoi Carry. A portable armory, the Carry cart has hooks on its sides for weapon storage as well as a dividing plate and opening hatch for loading items big and small. Hoi Hoi-San Mini also comes with extra eye parts for customization, three sets of hands (closed, open, and weapon gripping), and special decals. At just over 3 ¼ inches tall she is in 1:1 scale along with the other One-Shot Bug Killer!! robots. Sculpted by Tsukuru Shirahige and Yuta Itoyama, the extermination assistant and her gear are comprised of approximately 200 pieces, and Mini has 30 points of articulation.
Available in JANUARY
PATLABOR THE MOBILE POLICE ~ GRIFFON D-STYLE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! From the world-renowned classic manga and anime franchise Patlabor comes the second iconic robot in Koto’s new D-Style, the GRIFFON! A heavy military Labor suited for combat, this super-deformed Griffon is the perfect complement to the D-Style Ingram 1.
The Griffon D-Style model kit captures the look of the original mecha with stunning detail in a cute little package. With 60 pre-painted parts and easy snap-fit assembly, no glue or paint is necessary! In addition to the classic jet black color scheme, the Griffon also has several tampo print logos; there are also special pre-painted parts including the camera eye, red chest triangle, and hips. You can display the diminutive robot with various included parts like the flight unit or the aqua unit and multiple hands. Standing slightly over 4 ¼ inches tall, this little robot has approximately 15 points of articulation.
Available in DECEMBER
ARMORED CORE GA GAN01-SUNSHINE-L FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The next robot in the Variable Infinity Series from Armored Core For Answer is the highly anticipated GA GAN01-SUNSHINE-L! The long-awaited flagship model of GA, the Sunshine is one of the player’s default corporate Armored Cores and a fan favorite with its heavy armor and weapons. Resembling a main battle tank, the robot is made up of blocky armored sections built to withstand incredible punishment. Able to mete out quite a bit of destruction on its own, the Sunshine is equipped with twin handheld GAN01-SS-WB bazookas and shoulder-mounted CHEYENNE02 missile launchers. Standing 7 inches tall (1/72 scale), this powerful unit is comprised of approximately 600 parts and when fully assembled it has 20 points of articulation for extreme poseability! AC kits require easy snap fit assembly with included pictorial assembly instructions and do not need to be painted.
BROKEN BLADE FAFNIR GENERAL BALDR’S GOLEM FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Ready to lead your Fafnir Standard Golem units into battle comes the next Frame Arms multi assemble mechanical unit model kit from Broken Blade, FAFNIR GENERAL BALDR’S GOLEM! With an interior core robot “Cross Frame,” this fighting unit has universal attachment points which connect to multiple armor and weapon parts, and shares interchangeable parts with the M.S.G. support series and the Border Break robots. The heroic General Baldr’s Golem has the same basic body as the standard heavy front line fighting unit with its thick and bulky armor plating, distinctive collar, and stout robotic helmet. The interior frame features approximately 30 points of articulation, fully functional even with the added components. General Baldr’s Golem comes equipped with a Press Gun, “Giallar Sigma,” “Gande Type 2” Sword, “Scutum Iota” Shield, and prototype Heavy Grand Sword! To differentiate it from the standard units, Baldr’s features special custom colors, a new head sculpt, bonus parts, and logos for the head, arms, chest, and sword. There are even “Kingdom of Krisna” logos included if you prefer the character’s original appearance. Standing almost 6 ½ inches tall, the robot is comprised of approximately 200 parts.
Available in JANUARY