Series : PatlaborScale : 1/35Grade : Master Grade
I have wanted an accurate kit of the mechs from Patlabor from the first time I saw the series. Bandai finally delivers the first really accurate Patlabor kits in their second series of Master Grade kits outside the Gundam Universe. The results of course are incredible with all the bells and whistles we expect from a MG kit. Detailed cockpit with lifting chest armor to see the detail. Both standing and seated pilot figures. Weapons set of baton, long baton, shotgun and revolver (the revolver actually is stored in the right leg just like the "real" one). Three sets of interchangeable hands for different poses and weapons. And of course, like all Master Grade kits, it snaps together and is pre-colored, although painting will definitely improve the finished results. The center section of the instruction book is a complete painting guide with color mixtures. Front section is a history of the labors (all text in Japanese) with line drawings. And the final bonus is that it is in 1/35 military scale so that building dioramas and adding details is much easier. A real treat for fans of Patlabor and mecha in general.
1/48 AV-98 Ingram 'The Next Generation -Patlabor-'
This is the Type-J9 Griffon Flight Type model kit from the Master Grade Patlabor series. The Griffon is easily posed in a variety of stances. The kit comes with multiple hands and weapons as well as an unpainted pilot figure. Its cockpit opens and closes for easy display of the inner mechanisms and the pilot figure. Transfer decals are included for added details.
This is an injection-plastic kit of a science-fiction/anime item.