Imagineer teases possible Medarot announcement for November 28th

3 10 2018

medarot 20th anniversary logo

In an interview with Famitsu, Imagineer’s Hiroyuki Hashida teases a Medarot-related announcement for November 28th. Commenting on the 20th Anniversary, he notes that the company started it off with the release of Medarot Classics and the redesigned website. He says that the company is making various arrangements to possibly announce something on November 28th, the day the original Medarot video game launched on the Game Boy in 1997. No other details were shared.

Throughout 2018, Imagineer has been celebrating the property’s 20th anniversary, through new model kits and the ongoing Weekly Medarot Broadcast, which serializes the Medarot Tepid and Medarot Re – Reloaded manga. The company recently issued a survey asking fans about their views regarding the franchise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Medarotters Fan Club issues survey about the franchise’s future

25 09 2018

Members of the Japan-only Medarotters Fan Club operated by Imagineer have received an email containing a survey regarding the future of the Medarot franchise. It starts with personal questions for demographic breakdown (age, gender, marital/parental status), your favourite hobbies (anime, music, games, sports, gambling, etc.), which video games and platforms you’ve recently played and where you get information about the latest games from. Read the rest of this entry »





Kotobukiya Tyrelbeetle due out in January, can form MasterBeetle

19 09 2018

Following its announcement at the Summer Wonder Festival, Kotobukiya has formally announced its latest Medarot model kit, KWG06-C Tyrelbeetle. Due out in January, the 1/6 scale 195mm tall model kit will retail for 5,500 yen (excluding tax). It was designed by designed by Mitsunobu Tamura.

Tyrelbeetle includes three swappable visors, three pairs of fists as well as four attachable beam spikes.  Like the other kits in the line, it also supports parts from the earlier releases. Tyrelbeetle also supports the Medachange transformation ability. More so, it can be combined with Kotobukiya’s upcoming Arcbeetle Dash kit to form MasterBeetle. Read the rest of this entry »





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 »





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 »