Kotobukiya announces Tyrelbeetle model kit

29 07 2018

As previously teased, Kotobukiya has announced a new Medarot model kit based on KWG06-C Tyrelbeetle. The reveal came at the company’s 2018 Summer Wonder Festival booth, where it was naturally displayed alongside Kotobukiya’s upcoming KBT06-C Arcbeetle Dash kit.

Little information about Tyrelbeetle was announced, beyond it being in the same 1/6th scale the previous kits. A release window and pricing details weren’t shared. Nor was there any comment on if Tyrelbeetle and Arcbeetle Dash will be able to combine to form MasterBeetle.

Kotobukiya’s Medarot line started in 2011 with Gun-Nose. Tyrelbeetle marks the ninth release in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kotobukiya announces Arcbeetle Dash model kit, teases Tyrelbeetle

10 07 2018

Kotobukiya has announced its eighth Medarot model kit, KBT06-C Arcbeetle Dash. Due out in November for ¥5,500, the kit stands at 144mm tall, representing a 1/6 scale recreation. The kit was designed by Mitsunobu Tamura.

Like the other Medarot kits produced by the company, Arcbeetle Dash includes swappable fists and visors, as well as little replica medal and a stand for it. Kotobukiya is promising a great deal of accuracy, with attention to detail focused on the changes from the original Arcbeetle, including a number of completely redesigned back pieces. This also means support for Arcbeetle Dash’s Medachange functionality. While Dash will not feature shootable projectiles, the kit is physically larger than base Arcbeetle. Read the rest of this entry »





Denis Akiyama, the English voice of Mr. Referee, passes away at 66

1 07 2018

Canadian actor Denis Akiyama, who voiced Mr. Referee in the English dub of the Medabots anime, has passed away at 66 years of age. He lost his battle with cancer on Thursday morning.

The Toronto native began acting in the late 1980s and continued to work until the end. Through his many roles, his career spanned screen, voice and the stage.

Denis’ family are asking those interested to donate to the Canadian cancer society. Read the rest of this entry »





Star Trigger launches Medarot collaboration

18 04 2018

Rekoo Japan has partnered up with Imagineer to launch a Medarot collaboration event in their smartphone game Star Trigger. Done to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary, the campaign launched on April 17th and will end on May 8th. The game’s official Twitter account had been teasing the partnership since April 11th. Read the rest of this entry »





Medarot Classics patch 2 now available

7 03 2018

Imagineer has launched version 2.0 of Medarot Classics. The patch adds the previously announced multiplayer features and the gameplay Speed Feature for older Nintendo 3DS models. Additionally, the update fixes a number of bugs, including displaying the proper time spent play, slowdown issues that occured with long play times, a bug that prevented using the password system in Medarot 4, among others.

To update the game, launch your 3DS camera application by simultaneously pressing down on the L and R buttons. When there, click the QR code icon on the left side of the bottom screen. Scan the following code that’s right for the version of the game you own.

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Pre-orders open for Kotobukiya Arcbeetle model kit

20 02 2018

Following its showing at last weekend’s Wonder Festival, Kotobukiya’s Medarot KBT04-M Arcbeetle model kit is now available to pre-order. Due out in June, the 1/6 scale kit measures 135mm tall and includes three swappable visors, six energy bullets (which can be fired three at a time using all of Arcbeetle’s spring loaded barrels), three swappable pairs of hands and a replica Kabuto medal. Parts can also be swapped with earlier Kotobukiya Medarot models. The set retails for a ¥4800 MSRP.

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Kotobukiya Arcbeetle model kit due out in June

18 02 2018

Japanese model kit manufacturer Kotobukiya has revealed the release window and price for their upcoming Medarot Arcbeetle model kit. Originally announced during last summer’s Wonder Festival, the news comes from a pamphlet distributed at the winter edition of the show. The KBT-04M Arcbeetle kit will be due out sometime in June at an MSRP of ¥4800.

Like earlier entries in Kotobukiya’s lineup, the kit is 1/6 scale.

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