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 »

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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 »





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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LINE Akindo Sei no Little Peso launches Medarot event

21 12 2017

To celebrate Medarot’s 20th Anniversary, Imagineer and SoWhat have launched a themed event in the latter’s LINE Akindo Sei no Little Peso smartphone game. From December 21st to December 28th, players can get avatars based on the franchise.

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Medarot stickers launch on LINE

27 11 2017

Earlier this morning, Imagineer launched a set of digital Medarot stickers on Naver’s popular messaging app LINE. Retailing for about a dollar, the collection features 40 new images from Tyuga that were inspired by the original Game Boy generation of games. The stickers’ release is meant to celebrate the franchise’s 20th Anniversary. The stickers appear to be region-free and feature a rare sighting of the “Medabots” name in the English version. Though it is important to note that the text in the images is still in Japanese. Read the rest of this entry »





First painted Kotobukiya Arcbeetle model kit images surface

21 11 2017

Kotobukiya announced their seventh Medarot model kit back in July with an unpainted prototype of KBT-04M Arcbeetle. At this weekend’s Miyazawa Model Exhibition 2017 Autumn trade show, the company revealed the paint scheme for the first time:


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