Sunday, July 28, 2019
Additional Kotobukiya Max Armor and Hyper Armor Info
Hot on the heels of yesterday's big Wonder Festival reveal, Kotobukiya have added pre-order pages for both the Rockman X Max Armor and Hyper Armor model kits. The Hyper Armor is intended to be a Kotobukiya Online Store exclusive in Japan, but the Max Armor will be widely distributed. In fact, Ami Ami have follow suit with a pre-order page for the Max Armor. Additional listings from other retailers, such as Big Bad Toystore, are expected to appear in the coming days.
According to Kotobukiya's Online Store, the Max Armor will ship in December. The Hyper Armor kit will ship in January 2020 (the site says December but Koto said on Twitter that is a mistake). In terms of accessories, the Max Armor will include an optional face and Buster parts and a Z-Saber that actually lights up! The light-up effects require a MILIGHT 316 LED (sold separately). These are small LED lights manufactured by Hiromi Sangyo. Purchasing the Max Armor directly from Kotobukiya yields an exclusive Kaiser Sigma diorama display.
As for the Hyper Armor, it will ship with an optional face and Buster parts, a "Cross Charge Shot" special effect piece, and "dash" parts. The Z-Saber will not be included with the Hyper Armor but the completed kit will be fully capable of wielding it.
The Max Armor and Hyper Armor kits will retail for 7,480 yen or roughly$68.89. More images are available in the links above.