The kit that kicked off Kotobukiya's Mega Man X line has been reissued at long last. Whether you're new to theKoto kits or a seasoned collector, this is the one you'll want to get.
After the break, I'll tell you exactly what X is all about, how to get the most out him, and what makes this line so special.
Review unit and cutting tool were provided by HobbyLink Japan. Go check 'em out!
Originally released in 2019 and recently re-issued in November 2021, Kotobukiya's Mega Man X kit is the perfect start to your Mega Man X series model kit collection. As if it leapt straight out of the concept art of the PlayStation era games, this kit is a perfect representation of X. It's a very beginner-friendly build and requires no glue or paint to be fully enjoyed.
Though the kit can be built right out of the box, I highly recommend using a good set of nippers to cut the plastic nubs off the pieces. The nippers I used were the HG Fine Nipper SP (for Gate Cutting) and are definitely the best and most precise nippers I have ever used on a kit. Seriously; it felt like cutting through butter.
While building this kit, you may just find yourself feeling as though you are Dr. Light, himself.
As stated earlier, this X is a relatively easy build, especially compared to the Fourth Armor kit; just set a few hours aside, take your time, and you'll get a beautiful Maverick Hunter for your shelf. With a simple internal skeleton, X can move in all the ways you could ever want him to. His ability to pose is very strong and is only limited by your imagination.
The blues on the kit are very vibrant, with both shades reflecting their original source art. The gems on X's helmet, feet, and X-Buster are transparent and reflect light in a unique way. There's no mistake that this is X.