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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cool Figures

[News by Scott Green of AICN.com]
Kotobukiya has announced its upcoming slate of mecha kit imports
PATLABOR THE MOBILE POLICE ~ AV-98 INGRAM 2 PATROL LABOR D-STYLE MODEL KIT
The Ingram 2 Patrol Labor D-Style model kit upgrades the original robot with a unique head sculpt and tons of cool new accessories. With 60 pre-painted parts and easy snap-fit assembly, no glue or paint is necessary. In addition to the classic black and white color scheme, the new unit has its “2” prominently painted on the head. The Ingram 2 comes armed with a 6-round 37mm Revolver Cannon, 90mm Riot Cannon Shotgun, Forearm-Mounted Riot Shield, and Stun Gun.
Also included is a special bonus accessory: a Type 98 Command Car in the same scale. Standing just over 4 inches tall, the diminutive Ingram 2 has approximately 15 points of articulation
srp $19.99
Available in MARCH
© 1989 HEADGEAR / BANDAI VISUAL / TOHOKUSHINSHA
KOTOBUKIYA FRAME ARMS SA-17 RAPIERE MULTI ASSEMBLE MECHANICAL UNIT MODEL KIT
The Rapiere upgrades the original Stylet with an amazing new sculpt created by 3D modeler Naoki. In addition to its sleek combat plane-inspired armor and rear thruster, the new robot has two interchangeable head units, one incorporating an attractive “Twin Tail” accessory. The Rapiere doesn’t just look pretty; it’s also deadly in combat where it wields its MW-09 Spiral Rifle Naginata. Standing XXX inches tall, the robot is comprised of approximately 200 parts with 30 points of articulation.
srp $34.99
Available in FEBRUARY
© KOTOBUKIYA Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
BORDER BREAK SHRIKE TYPE-V FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
Each Border Break robot is built on the universal core “Cross Frame” outfitted with additional armor, weapons, and accessories. The robots are fully articulated and poseable, and you can combine and interchange parts from different units to create your own original Blast Runner! Standing 6 inches tall, the Shrike Type-V is comprised of approximately 300 parts and has an outstanding 30 points of articulation.
srp $34.99
Available in MARCH
© Yunosuke Yoshinaga - Flex Comix / BBPC
MUV-LUV ALTERNATIVE TOTAL ECLIPSE ~ TAKEMIKAZUCHI TYPE-00F YUKI
TAKAMURA VER. FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
The robot stands nearly 7 inches
tall and comes with a wide variety of accessories and weapons. Comprised of about 350 parts, the Type-00F has 40 points of articulation for excellent poseability, and translucent plastic was used on its eyes and other key locations.
srp $49.99
Available in MARCH
© 1989 HEADGEAR / BANDAI VISUAL / TOHOKUSHINSHA
SUPER ROBOT TAISEN ~ COMPATIBLE KAISER FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
The Compatible Kaiser is composed of approximately 300 pieces cast in different colors, eliminating the need for painting. The flashy robot comes with its signature weapons, the Over Kaiser Sword, Kaiser Boomerang, and Spiral Knuckles. Fully poseable, the Compatible Kaiser looks great atop Kotobukiya’s original M.S.G. Flying Base 3 (sold separately), and as a special bonus includes a mini figure of pilot Fighter Roa!
srp $49.99
Available in MAY
© 1989 HEADGEAR / BANDAI VISUAL / TOHOKUSHINSHA
CYBER TROOPERS VIRTUAL-ON SVR-07 BELGDOR VER. 1P FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
Comprised of approximately 500 parts, the Belgdor has 30 points of articulation for maximum poseability and comes with a special attachment part to mount it on the Kotobukiya M.S.G. Flying Base 3 (sold separately). The formidable combat mecha stands 7 1/10” inches tall and is in 1/100 scale (the same as the other Virtual-On model kits). Construction of your Belgdor is literally a snap with snap-fit assembly, and the multi- colored parts reflect the original character paint colors with clear parts for the sensors!
srp $79.99
Available in June
© SEGA CHARACTER DESIGN: KATOKI HAJIME
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Awards and Recognition

Summer Wars received the Audience Award for Best Animation Feature at The Anaheim International Film Festival
On that subject, FUNimation has indicated plans to submit Summer Wars for Best Animated Geature nomination.
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Manga artist Leiji Matsumoto, best known for his sci-fi melodramas such as Captain Herlock has been recognized with Japan's The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
GeGeGe no Kitaro manga creator Shigeru Mizuki was recognized as a Person of Culutral Merit.
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Manga creator Jiro Taniguchi was recognized with La Giuria dei Premi Gran Guinigi 2010 assegna il riconoscimento come Maestro del fumetto at Italy's Lucca Comics and Game festival
Tokyo Arts University was recognized for The 2010 Best Animation School Showreel and Fumiko no Kokuhaku (Fumiko’s Confession) by Ishida Hiroyasu received a special mention at the 2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival
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Publishers Weekly's top 10 graphic graphic novels of 2010 included AX: Alternative Manga
X’Ed Out
Charles Burns (Pantheon)
Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites
Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson(Dark Horse)
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
Sarah Glidden (Vertigo)
Duncan the Wonder Dog
Adam Hines (AdHouse Books)??
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty
G. Neri and Randy DuBurke (Lee & Low)
Batwoman: Elegy
Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams (DC)
Bodyworld
Dash Shaw (Pantheon)
Acme Novelty Library: Lint
F.C. Ware (Drawn & Quarterly)
AX: Alternative Manga
Edited by Sean Michael Wilson and Mitsuhiru Asakawa (Top Shelf)
Weathercraft: A Frank Comic

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