Wednesday, December 29, 2010

U.S Kotobukiya Model Kits Now Available For Pre-Order

Last month, Kotobukiya's US subsidiary announced plans to bring all three 1/10 scale Rockman model kits outside of Japan under the Mega Man label. A release date wasn't discussed then, but now it seems we have ourselves that and more.

Online hobby retailer Entertainment Earth have begun accepting pre-orders for the English version Kotobukiya model kits --Mega Man, Roll, and Proto Man -- each priced at $27.99 and slated to ship out in June, 2011. Below, Entertainment Earth's product description for each model:

  • Mega Man Protoman Plastic Model Kit 
    • Proto Man is made up of pre-painted parts (approximately 200), Proto Man doesn't require any painting or glue. With 30 points of articulation for excellent posing he is 5 1/2-inches tall (1:10 scale). Customize him with included interchangeable parts like multiple faces with tampo-printed eyes, and additional hands and weapons!
    • Mega Man Roll Plastic Model Kit
      • Standing just over 5-inches tall (1:10 scale), the cute robot girl has 30 points of articulation and comes with multiple tampo-printed eye and face options as well as interchangeable clothing and hands!
      • Mega Man Rockman Plastic Model Kit
        • Mega Man, also known as "Rockman," is Capcom's world-renowned and beloved hero as a plastic model kit! Standing 5-inches tall (1:10 scale), the video game hero is comprised of approximately 200 pieces and has 30 points of articulation for excellent posing. Mega Man also comes with bonus parts so that you can display him as you choose. There are two interchangeable blasts for his Mega Blaster: standard and "charged." He also has three types of pre-applied tampo printed faces for a variety of facial expressions and even an in-scale "E" can!

        Notably, the June release is likely a tentative date, having not been confirmed by KotoUS themselves.

        If you haven't already imported one from Japan, this is a grand opportunity to easily snatch up one of these awesome models... and at a rather reasonable price too!

        Hoping to have the official confirmation from Kotobukiya soon!


        1. If It's coming to the US, Capcom will most likely get their hands on it and sell these at their own online store. They've done that with other RockMan figures in the past too, so I wouldn't be surprised if Capcom started selling these too. ;)

        2. Just a day after my Roll kit shipped, this is announced. On the upside, the price was about the same through Ami Ami, so only shipping was a loss.

        3. That's about the same price I paid for ordering them from Ami-Ami, my two kits cost about $72, so roughly $36 per kit including the shipping....Not a whole lot of incentive there if you're only saving a few bucks because you have to wait till June, unless you're worried about the branding (Rockman / Megaman)

        4. Hyper:

          For the record, the shipping really ads up with them.

        5. Yeah Hyper did u add the shipping?

        6. I think I'll wait until I see a few more prices. We've got until June, after all.

        7. @Anon
          Hyper did include shipping, I paid about the same.


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