Kotobukiya announces Arcbeetle model kit

30 07 2017

At the company’s summer 2017 Wonder Festival booth, Kotobukiya announced its seventh Medarot model kit, the first new one in years, KBT-04M Arcbeetle. While an unpainted prototype was showcased, pricing details and a release window have yet to be determined.

Kotobukiya’s Medarot line started in 2011 with Gun-Nose. Prior to Arcbeetle, the last kit was 2014’s release of Saikachis. Kotobukiya routinely reissued earlier entries due to fan demand.

The company has also announced that they’ll be doing another production run for their KBT 000-M Metabee kit. It’ll hit retailers in October and cost 3456 yen. Prior to this, Kotobukiya most recently reissued the kit in July 2016.

While Project Rising Beetle focuses on official merchandise, Wonder Festival plays host to a myriad of talented designers. Here’s a small sampling of the unofficial Medarot presence:

Yes, that first image is from Horuma Rin, the author and artist behind a number of official Medarot projects. It seems he was allowed to make some unofficial Brass, Maasai Moran and Beet figures.

Via: Kotobukiya, AmiAmi Hobby News, Kennel Industry, Nukokoko.




2 responses

27 11 2017
First painted Kotobukiya Arcbeetle model kit images surfaced | Project Rising Beetle

[…] announced their seventh Medarot model kit back in July with an unpainted prototype of KBT-04M Arcbeetle. At […]

18 02 2018
Kotobukiya Arcbeetle model kit due out in June | Project Rising Beetle

[…] 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 […]

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