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We wrap up our look at new winter model kit releases from Kotobukiya with a trio of cute sets from ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!! and PATLABOR. Be sure and check out our photo gallery at the bottom for even more images.
ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!! - INTERCEPTOR DOLL HOIHOI-SAN OBORO
Joining the line of 1:1 scale models of Interceptor Dolls is the first accessory kit straight out of the ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!! series, Pest-X's OBORO motorcycle. Increasing the Doll's fighting capabilities dramatically, the Oboro has two distinct modes. Pest-X can ride the device in motorcycle mode, and when you transform it into the "Daitetsuwan" ("large arms") mode the Interceptor can wear it behind her shoulders and take on Combat-San with her special "Zentaz Ryudaken (Mikazuchi)" move.
Pre-painted in dark blue and red parts to match its rider, the 6 ½ inch long (1/1 scale) Oboro even has synthetic rubber tires that feel real.
Available in November priced at a SRP of $39.99.
ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!! - INTERCEPTOR DOLL HOI HOI-SAN MINI W/ HOI HOI CARRY
Next up in the line of 1:1 scale models of Interceptor Dolls is ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!!'s main character’s diminutive assistant and support staff, HOI HOI-SAN MINI WITH HOI HOI CARRY. This little "doll" resembles her boss, with a cute maid's uniform complete with bowtie, puffy shoes, gloves, and a big bow in her hair. She may be small, but she's still an Interceptor Doll and comes armed with a special "Pumping Gun" in her size. She also brings an exclusive "Hand Gatling Gun" for her boss, and the fantastic Hoi Hoi Carry.
A portable armory, the Carry cart has hooks on its sides for weapon storage as well as a dividing plate and opening hatch for loading items big and small. Hoi Hoi-San Mini also comes with extra eye parts for customization, three sets of hands (closed, open, and weapon gripping), and special decals. At just over 3 ¼ inches tall she is in 1:1 scale along with the other One-Shot Bug Killer!! robots. Sculpted by Tsukuru Shirahige and Yuta Itoyama, the extermination assistant and her gear are comprised of approximately 200 pieces, and Mini has 30 points of articulation.
Available in January, 2011 priced at a SRP of $39.99.
PATLABOR THE MOBILE POLICE - GRIFFON D-STYLE
From the classic manga and anime franchise Patlabor comes the second robot in Koto's new D-Style, the GRIFFON. A heavy military Labor suited for combat, this super-deformed Griffon is the perfect complement to the D-Style Ingram 1
The Griffon D-Style model kit captures the look of the original mecha with stunning detail in a cute little package. With 60 pre-painted parts and easy snap-fit assembly, no glue or paint is necessary. In addition to the classic jet black color scheme, the Griffon also has several tampo print logos; there are also special pre-painted parts including the camera eye, red chest triangle, and hips. You can display the diminutive robot with various included parts like the flight unit or the aqua unit and multiple hands. Standing slightly over 4 ¼ inches tall, this little robot has approximately 15 points of articulation.
Available in December priced at a SRP of $19.99.
Source: Edited Koto PR