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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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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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. Read the rest of this entry »


Friday Fun: Arcbeetle Papercraft

31 08 2012

After tackling the Medabot classics Metabee, and Rokusho in papercraft forum it’s obvious the next step is Arcbeetle! DeviantArt user StormL posted up this beaut with instructions for all to see in 1 PDF, 1 PDO and a text file. To download it check out the DeviantArt page, or click here.