It's been a while since we heard from Kotobukiya's Second Armor X kit. November 2020, to be exact. And now, nine months later, we finally have something to chew on...
皆様お待たせ致しました。— コトブキヤ_プラモデル総合 (@kotobukiya_p) July 27, 2021
Second Armor X will reportedly ship with Zero's Buster from Mega Man X2 and an alternate "struggle" face part. The Buster is backwards compatible with Kotobukiya's previous Zero kit, too. Neat!
Second Armor X is slated to hit shelves this December. Pre-orders should be opening up any minute now. Ami Ami is live, by the way. Other retailers are soon to follow. Keep your eyes peeled to the usual places! UPDATE: Big Bad Toystore is live!
With Second Armor X due at the end of the year, there's no doubt that MegaMan.EXE will miss 2021. But with all things Battle Network pretty much delayed until whenever, 2022 is looking more and more likely.
I'm so happy to finally see this in its full glory. The struggle face is really great, and the X2 Z-Buster was a huge surprise!ReplyDelete
And you know they are gonna do a weapon recolor. Calling Sonic Slicer.
my money is on the next one being black zero with the X2 arm cannon, that or a speed burner variant of the X2 armor. we usually get two kinds of each kit, and I can't imagine them being able to anything interesting with the other weapons, speed burner is really the only one with some sort of energy shot they could make.ReplyDelete
I wonder if next year we'll get X1 armor and Zero, or if they'll go with X5 or X6 armors.
I'd imagine we'd get vile at some point, as they can easily give us two variants for him and re-use the parts easily.
It would be nice to have another Vile since I doubt the D-arts one will be re-released any time soon.Delete
Alia and Iris kits would be nice too.Delete
This X2 model kit is for sure awesome like usual. I really like the wounded pose and the special Zero buster part.ReplyDelete
Kotobukiya really made fantastic job with all the X-armor release, hoping for X6 Blade armor now!!
Cool. I suppose you could use the Rising Fire fists to create the Shoryuken too. If you wanted.ReplyDelete
Protodude, FYI it looks like Kotobukiya is re-issuing older models. BigBadToystore has pre-orders for even the Hyper Armor and the Premium Finish X, as well as the new 2nd Armor.ReplyDelete
Ami ami took over a year and a half to get me my pre-ordered Falcon armor X so I’ll shall be going with an alternative idc if it costs more. 😂ReplyDelete
Ami ami took a year and a half to get me my pre-ordered Falcon armor X so I shall be using an alternative I don’t care if it’s 50$ more or 200$ I ain’t waiting that long again. 😅😂ReplyDelete
The Rising Fire 4th armor has been out in Japan for weeks now, and my pre-order over here has yet to ship. There is an inherent delay between east and west releases.Delete
I've been noticing that a lot lately... The boat must be stuck.
Big Bad Toy Store now has it available for pre-orderReplyDelete
I'm torn on this because I think these Kotobukiya kits have been generally disappointing to build in terms of their engineering and color separation, but on the other hand the only representation of the 2nd armor I have in my collection is that poorly-painted P-Bandai statue. Kotobukiya is so overpriced, too. If those green shoulder parts were clear I'd maybe be more excited...ReplyDelete
My favorite armor from the SNES trilogy :DReplyDelete
Love this armor. My money is on Crystal Hunter variants. Best color scheme of the lot. Maybe comes with a see through ice effect that can contain other figures.ReplyDelete
Remember when they were looking into more possible characters? Good times, good times...ReplyDelete
Keep them coming!!! So many more armors to go!ReplyDelete
I'm excited to get a gaea armor, that one is my favDelete
Despite X7 sucking ass, I always thought the Glide Armor looked interesting. It's power set was stupid. But it looked cool.Delete
ooh, they should make that one with all super heavy metallic pieces so you can really feel the weight of that little fucker. Ok, that's too much to ask, model kits will be model kits. Light-weighted and all.Delete
glide armor is okay, but for me, it's not all that interesting, since it is very much inline with the standard gundam red white and blue colored armors.Delete
glide, blade and falcon armors are the ones I'm least interested in. sure, I'd still pre-order them day 1, but I'd be far more excited for the gaea, shadow, X fire and neutral armors.
speaking of X fire, imagine an absolute zero model kit! that'd be boss!
I'd take the entire armor gallery if it gets that far. But I would like to see an Alia, just for once.Delete
Neutral Armor would be a good kit, because then you can repaint it into four different base forms: Neutral, Icarus, Hermes or Ultimate.
I'm kinda surprised they haven't released a Black Zero variant yet. Well, not really. They are slow as molasses and production is really handicapped worldwide. They will. Probably. At some point.
no shoryuken effect parts?ReplyDelete
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If we see it: they'll pack it in with a black Zero variant, or some other figure so you'll have to buy two kits.Delete
of course not! just look at prior releases. my money is on us getting a speed burner variant that comes with fire effects and a shoryuken part. they need something to bait us into double dipping for recolors y'know?Delete
Saw it on one of my hobby store sites, was about to buy Rising Fire 4th Armor, stopped looking at it and pre-ordered the 2nd armor instead. I think I made the right choice. They do come color accurate to the point painting those spots are completely optional. On the Hyper Armor(3rd), I used a yellow Gundam marker to enhance the yellow and then green for those smaller bits on the buster. Kotibukiya kits are still around since they are at the top with Bandai.ReplyDelete
Tomiya German Grey (I think) is good for coloring those shoulder arm bands on X. Pretty much spot on.Delete
Even if what you're saying is true - that Kotobukiya is "at the top" wih Bandai - there's a huge quality gap. When I spend $60-$80 on a model kit from Bandai I know it's going to be awesome, and they are not cutting any corners. Kotobukiya cuts corners, and their kits are overpriced. Even $10 kits from Bandai come with color-correcting stickers when they can't mold everything in the right colors, but step-up to the $40-$50 range, and a lot of those kits don't need color correction at all. Every single one of these Rockman kits has (small) parts in the wrong colors, and the engineering is lazy. Kotobukiya only posts photos of professionally-painted kits, so you don't know what you're really getting, whereas Bandai has no problems showcasing builds completely out-of-box. Compare the less expensive RG Zeong or RX93 to any of these Kotobukiya kits and there's no contest with regards to quality. I love Mega Man too, but Kotobukiya isn't putting their best foot forward with this license.Delete