Back in 2010, Medicom and Bandai teamed up to release a few figures based on Akira, one of the most popular and influential anime films ever released. They are teaming up again to reissue both the Kaneda 1/6 Scale Figure, as well as Kaneda’s Motorcycle under the Project BM label. Akira is based on a manga of the same name. It follows a teenage biker gang, led by Kaneda, trying to survive in Neo Tokyo. When Tetsuo, one of the bikers, gets into an accident, it awakens dormant powers. as he struggles to maintain his sanity, it’s up to Kaneda and to face his long time friend in the hopes of preventing a worldwide catastrophe.
The Shotaro Kaneda 1/6 Scale Figure is being re-released by Medicom. It will stand just under 12″ tall. Kaneda includes removable goggles, a faux leather outfit, multiple interchangeable hands, an ABS Laser Cannon, and an attachable battery pack for the laser cannon. The figure is priced at 24,800 Yen (about $239), and is due for release in June 2021.
The Soul of Popynica Kaneda’s 1/6 Scale Motorcycle is being re-released by Tamashii Nations. The motorcycle measures over 19.5″ front-to-back. It features diecast metal parts, a working suspension, removable plating, and multiple light up features. The motorcycle also has built-in sound effects. It makes a running sound when the gas pedal is pressed, and a braking sound when the brake pedal is pressed. You can attach a speaker to the bike for higher quality audio. Kaneda’s Motorcycle is priced at 59,400 Yen (about $573 USD). It is due out in May 2021.
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