Kotobukiya sent Major Spoilers galleries and solicitation information of upcoming model kits and Lost Planet 2 action figures arriving in stores over the next couple of months.

ARMORED CORE SILENT LINE PORTABLE CREST ASSAULT TYPE VER. FINE SCALE MODEL KIT

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! One of the most powerful robots from Crest Industrial Enterprises, the CREST ASSAULT TYPE VERSION makes a dynamic appearance in the opening movie of Silent Line Series with Impact. This version includes newly sculpted parts on the legs, booster engines, and stealth equipment, along with the unit’s heavy armor and deadly weapons! The new parts make the Assault Type Version unique, but can also be used on any Variable Infinity Armored Core. Standing almost 8 ½ inches tall (1/72nd scale), and has 20 points of articulation. AC kits require easy snap fit assembly with included pictorial assembly instructions and do not need to be painted.

srp $44.99
Available OCTOBER

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BROKEN BLADE FAFNIR STANDARD GOLEM FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Next up in the Broken Blade robots series joining the Frame Arms multi assemble mechanical unit model kits is the FAFNIR STANDARD GOLEM, a heavy front line fighting unit. 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 Standard Golem has thick and bulky armor plating over its Cross Frame, with a distinctive collar and stout robotic helmet. The basic frame features approximately 30 points of articulation, fully functional even with the added components. The Standard Golem comes equipped with a Press Gun, “Giallar Sigma Type 4” Heavy Lance, “Gande Type 2” Sword, and “Scutum Theta” Shield! Standing almost 6 ½ inches tall, the robot is comprised of approximately 200 parts.

srp $34.99
Available in OCTOBER

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BROKEN BLADE ELTEMUS FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The second robot from Broken Blade to join the new Frame Arms line of multi assemble mechanical unit model kits (after the main hero robot Delphine) is the ELTEMUS. A bright yellow lightweight Golem used by the invading Athens army, the Eltemus appears in the hit manga and upcoming anime film series that tells the story of two kingdoms at war and their mighty Golem machines.

With an interior core robot “Cross Frame,” this fighting unit has universal attachment points which connect to multiple armor and weapon parts. All of the Frame Arms robots share interchangeable parts, and can also connect to and use the M.S.G. (Modeling Support Goods) series of support units as well as the Border Break robots for unparalleled customization. The Eltemus, like the Delphine, resembles a robotic knight in heavy armor and helmet. The basic frame features approximately 30 points of articulation, fully functional even with the added components. The Eltemus is ready to lead the invasion forces with its mighty “Press Gun” equipped with a wicked bayonet and a “Kite Shield.” Standing almost 7 inches tall, the robot is comprised of approximately 200 parts.

srp $34.99
Available in SEPTEMBER

© Yunosuke Yoshinaga – Flex Comix / BBPC

SUPER ROBOT TAISEN: GUARLION TRONBE FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! A familiar mecha from Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation has returned, blasting back into the line of elite Fine Scale Model Kits with a new color scheme. An advanced aerial superiority unit equipped with powerful weapons, the GUARLION TRONBE was the personal, customized unit of Elzam V. Branstein. The robot is striking in black, purple, and gold, and it even comes with an exclusive Branstein family emblem decal that can be placed on its chest!

The Guarlion Tronbe is composed of approximately 200 pieces cast in different colors, eliminating the need for painting. The fighting unit stands 6 ½ inches tall (1/144 scale). The aerodynamic robot comes with its signature weapons, the Burst Rail Gun, Assault Blade, and “Divine Arm.” Display the Guarlion Tronbe in any pose you prefer, flying or fighting, atop the included display stand.

srp $49.99
Available in AUGUST

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SUPER ROBOT TAISEN: LALDABAOTH FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The next member of the elite Super Robot Taisen Fine Scale Model Kits is the LALDABAOTH, an incredibly advanced fighting unit known for its martial arts attacks and unique design complete with huge mane and stylized armor. The glorious robot is resplendent in white, red, blue, and yellow, and all parts are cast in different colors, eliminating the need for painting!

Standing nearly 7 ½ inches tall (1/144 scale), the Laldabaoth is comprised of approximately 250 parts that can be put together without any glue. The mecha engineers at Kotobukiya have revolutionized the articulation system for this model, taking advantage of the many armor pieces to come up with the highest possible degree of poseability. With over 30 points of articulation, the robot has independently moving shoulder armor plates, poseable shoulders, elbows that move 180 degrees, extra joints in the chest and hips, and advanced ankle joints that assist in recreating “flying kick” poses! The Laldabaoth comes with special parts to enact the “Goha Kishin Ken” Fist attack as well as three sets of hands (gripping, flat, and open fists with first two fingers open).

srp $49.99
Available in NOVEMBER

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KOTOBUKIYA FRAME ARMS MULTI ASSEMBLE MECHANICAL UNIT MODEL KITS
SA-16D KHANJA & TYPE32 MODEL5 ZENNRAI

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Continuing the hit line of original robot model kits, the Frame Arms series has two new members. These never before seen robots are based on a core concept: every unit has a basic robot skeleton, or “Frame,” which is highly articulated and covered in universal 3mm attachment points. Incredible armor pieces and weapons differentiate each robot, while all parts are fully interchangeable between all units. The Frame Arms multi assemble mechanical units are even compatible with Koto’s M.S.G. (Modeling Support Goods) series of support units and Border Break robots, opening up a huge amount of easy customization!

In 2019, under the auspices of the international military alliance NATIA (North Atlantic Ocean Tactics Evolution Aggregate), the United States Armed Forces unveiled the “Human Type Multi Purpose Standard Frame Drive,” a universal robot body that each allied country could develop with various external weapons and armor.

The next robot in the Frame Arms series is the SA-16D KHANJA, an advanced version of the SA-16 Stylet that takes the aerial combat attacker to a whole new level! The Khanja is comprised of approximately 180 parts, with 30 points of articulation. The robot stands almost 7 inches tall and comes with its own unique armor and upgraded weaponry including the MSG/MW-04 “Machine Gun and Missile Launcher,” FA/MG-04 “Medium Machine Gun,” and the FA/ML-04 “Multi Missile Launcher!”

Continuing the “main battle tank” motif, the TYPE32 MODEL5 ZENNRAI, a special “booster pack” version of the original Gou-Rai robot, mounts imposing heavy armor and tank treads. The frame features approximately 30 points of articulation, even with the added components. The Zennrai’s upgraded and expanded arsenal includes the FA/CH-13 “Chainsaw Unit”, LN-13 “Laser Bayonet”, DBG-13 “Double Barrel Balkan,” and an exclusive bonus head. Standing over 6 inches tall, the robot is comprised of approximately 180 parts.

srp $34.99 each
Available in SEPTEMBER

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LOST PLANET 2 PTX-140R HARDBALLER ACTION FIGURE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Blasting your way out of Capcom’s upcoming sci-fi third-person shooter Lost Planet 2 (sequel to the hit Lost Planet: Extreme Condition) are two Vital Suits appearing for the first time in Kotobukiya’s new action figure line! The first in the new lineup is the heavy combat PTX-140R HARDBALLER. Based on the prototype for the famous “Ivan” suit, the Hardballer has been upgraded to the current R Type with additional components and cutting edge technology. Covered in thick armor plates, the Hardballer mounts heavy weapons and a rear power pack for bursts of speed.

The hard-fighting Hardballer Vital Suit is 6 inches of destructive capability. Pose yours for combat with 20 points of articulation, and an exclusive ball-jointed system that lets you interchange weapons with other Lost Planet 2 releases. The Hardballer comes fully equipped with a rocket launcher, laser rifle, and a heavy-duty chain gun for maximum destruction focused against pirates and the alien Akrid!

srp $39.99
Available in May

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LOST PLANET 2 GTF-11 DRIO ACTION FIGURE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The second Vital Suit action figure from Capcom’s upcoming sci-fi third-person shooter Lost Planet 2 (sequel to the hit Lost Planet: Extreme Condition) is the aerial combat unit GTF-11 DRIO. Originally developed for zero-G operations, the current Drio model features a multi-jointed body for full attachment capabilities of weapons as well as cutting edge attitude control technology. With an open cockpit for full visibility of the battlefield and a humanoid shape streamlined for aerial combat, the Drio is a deadly unit utilized by pirate forces as well as NEVEC.

Standing at approximately 5 ½ inches tall, the Drio Vital Suit is the perfect weapon against opposing aerial combatants and the agile Akrid. With 20 points of articulation and the exclusive ball-jointed system that lets you interchange weapons with other Lost Planet 2 action figures, the Drio gives you many display options. No pushover on its own, the Vital Suit comes equipped with both chain gun and gatling gun, and it includes a miniature Mountain Pirate pilot figure!

srp $39.99
Available in May

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LOST PLANET 2 PTX-140 HARDBALLER EARLY MODEL ACTION FIGURE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Next up in the amazing line of Vital Suits from Capcom’s sci-fi third-person shooter Lost Planet 2 (sequel to the hit Lost Planet: Extreme Condition) are two variant versions of the amazing mecha designs. The first is the PTX-140 HARDBALLER EARLY MODEL, a preliminary design for a heavy combat unit that would later see the “R” upgrade. Based on the prototype for the famous “Ivan” suit, the original Hardballer featured an incredibly powerful and heavy frame that hampered its power and thrust ratio. Covered in thick armor plates and standing on ski-like feet, the Hardballer mounts heavy weapons and features an antique brown paint scheme.

The hard-fighting Hardballer Vital Suit is 6 inches of destructive capability. Pose yours for combat with 20 points of articulation, and an exclusive ball-jointed system that lets you interchange weapons with other Lost Planet 2 releases. The Hardballer comes fully equipped with a rocket launcher, laser rifle, and a heavy-duty chain gun for maximum destruction focused against pirates and the alien Akrid!

srp $39.99
Available in May 2010

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  1. Mike Keller
    June 19, 2010 at 10:28 am — Reply

    Wow those are nice. I only have so much room on the shelf though, and I’m not sure if I can get any more mechs. Gotta love the detail though.

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