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Batty
07-15-2009, 09:23 PM
I know Kaneda was mentioned in another thread, but it looks like his bike is coming too.

From Toy World:

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/6275/20090716e29b76b7b6fe2c5.jpg (http://img441.imageshack.us/i/20090716e29b76b7b6fe2c5.jpg/)

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/407/medicomex09akira02thumb.jpg (http://img119.imageshack.us/i/medicomex09akira02thumb.jpg/)

Shai
07-15-2009, 09:29 PM
looks like its going to be a great collectible.

Indiana Fett
07-15-2009, 09:30 PM
That's super cool news! :rock

plasmid303
07-15-2009, 09:44 PM
It's going to be pricey. But...yay!

The Mike
07-15-2009, 09:46 PM
I will own this set. A really good 1:6 Immigrant bike will be worth the funds.

Centrocal
07-15-2009, 09:46 PM
NO WAY!! Everythings happening sooo fast!! :google

piccolodaimaoh
07-15-2009, 10:57 PM
Good News, Cigarette Juice!!

This is great, one of the most iconic vehicles ever will finally be in 1/6 scale. It just keeps gettin' better.

The ill Jedi
07-15-2009, 11:16 PM
I was already sold on the Kaneda figure, but that bike is a MUST have.

plasmid303
07-15-2009, 11:20 PM
So many of my 1/6 dreams coming true within the span of 1 day. :monkey2

Cap'n Cook
07-15-2009, 11:59 PM
You gots to be kidding!!!

More of my money accounted for.

W.G
07-16-2009, 01:28 AM
I need more pics to be sure but kaneda's face doesn't look so good (too much triangular). I hope they'll do Tetsuo too. He would be great on motorbike.


http://www.electricpig.org/wp-content/downloads/Images/Soundtrackvol1/Kaneda.jpg

Darthy
07-16-2009, 01:59 AM
I am sold.

wookster
07-16-2009, 02:29 AM
Cheers Batty!

I think I just did somehing childish in my pants.... nayce!

Cowboy76
07-16-2009, 05:12 AM
Sweet Jeebus, I am so happy.

I'm guessing a price tag of at least $225.00 for the bike. Unfortunately that may be a gracious estimate. I would say Kaneda hits at around $165.00 to $179.00 for US mark up. Maybe $145.00 if you are buying in Asia. We will see.

I didn't think it was possible to top 2008 in terms of 1/6 glory, and then 2009 did. Now 2010 is looking very dangerous indeed.

minivader
07-16-2009, 05:55 AM
FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!

thanks for the news. That set is mine!!!!

galactiboy
07-16-2009, 06:17 AM
Well crap... I was a bit iffy on a Kaneda (just not digging the head), but the bike might be too much to resist.

And if they release others I'll probably unable to say no.

sladesuperagent
07-16-2009, 06:36 AM
Yep, I wasn't as interested until I saw the bike--but now it'll be well over $200+.

And I'm still not happy with the smirk on his face.

Batty
07-16-2009, 07:20 AM
More pics from Toy World:

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/4687/2009071694fdd856061d3d2.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/2009071694fdd856061d3d2.jpg/)

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/127/200907164a652b719a39817.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/200907164a652b719a39817.jpg/)

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6954/2009071606075c5c1ba367e.jpg (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/2009071606075c5c1ba367e.jpg/)

W.G
07-16-2009, 07:33 AM
Thanks Batty. Kaneda looks a bit better here.

But what do you think of a crossover hot toys zombie Michael Jackson with the bike ?!:D Maybe Jackson was an inspiration for Kaneda's clothes after all.

wookster
07-16-2009, 07:36 AM
Looks like it may be the old Medicom hand sculpted/glued to the gun... hope not!

Still loving it though!

Centrocal
07-16-2009, 07:58 AM
Looks like it may be the old Medicom hand sculpted/glued to the gun... hope not!

Still loving it though!


GOD I hate when they do that! D k move! Also I like the old head sculpt better.

kazukijun
07-16-2009, 08:01 AM
WOO HOOO!!!!
Judging what Masked Rider No.1 Ver.3.5 with Cyclone Bike cost me.....I estimate this to be around 300+ USD....

Damn expensive......but not sure If I could resist it.

Cap'n Cook
07-16-2009, 08:57 AM
So you guys think he will come packaged with the bike then?

Not two separate pieces?

minivader
07-16-2009, 09:30 AM
I hope so, save me the trouble to buy 2 items instead of a complete set. Then again, medi is not a saint when it comes to maximizing their profits, the worst would be if they made the bike an exclusive to japan only or something similar. Like you get the chance to buy the bike once you buy kaneda, and only works if you have a japan address. They do that very often with their kamen rider figures. And often the scalpers gets big bucks off ebay for them.

Alice Adrenochrome
07-16-2009, 09:35 AM
I'm Sold! Sold! Sold!

p!tu
07-16-2009, 09:38 AM
Holy Crap!!!!!!:horror:horror:horror:horror:horror

nash
07-16-2009, 09:39 AM
Damn that looks really good!

Batty
07-16-2009, 12:55 PM
That bike is going to look sweet.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5922/20090717b9ed8355ff0f37e.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/20090717b9ed8355ff0f37e.jpg/)

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7850/20090717d34d0022000d541.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/i/20090717d34d0022000d541.jpg/)

The ill Jedi
07-16-2009, 12:57 PM
Sweetness!! :rock

plasmid303
07-16-2009, 01:02 PM
I hope there are lots of articulated parts on the bike.

screamingmetal
07-16-2009, 01:41 PM
Man that's awesome! I'll hate the price tag on these two but I have to get them.
I hope Tetsuo is next.

Cap'n Cook
07-16-2009, 01:42 PM
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/127/200907164a652b719a39817.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/200907164a652b719a39817.jpg/)

So is he going to come with two heads? :confused:

As I notice the goggles are under the fringe, unless they flare out a fair bit.

Darth Waller
07-16-2009, 01:46 PM
That bike is going to look sweet.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5922/20090717b9ed8355ff0f37e.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/20090717b9ed8355ff0f37e.jpg/)

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7850/20090717d34d0022000d541.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/i/20090717d34d0022000d541.jpg/)

"Project BM!"

I just had one in my pants. :lol

I'm trying to avoid 1/6 figures now, but that looks too sweet to pass up.

screamingmetal
07-16-2009, 01:46 PM
So is he going to come with two heads? :confused:

As I notice the goggles are under the fringe, unless they flare out a fair bit.

It's another head, the expression is different.
Too me, the smile personifies Kaneda perfectly.
Edit:
Actually I'm not so sure now, the smile is there on the original head too.
Maybe the hair is removable so you can slip on the goggles?

dhampir46
07-16-2009, 05:29 PM
This is great news I wonder if the line will expand *crosses fingers*

kazukijun
07-17-2009, 07:23 AM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20090717_d34d0022000d54199fe5CXFYtP.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20090717_b9ed8355ff0f37ea02d9klBNKy.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20090717_b01cded00e525365ddfcza1XC2.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20090716_4a652b719a39817de1a4wZIm1n.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20090717_86c81f44eeaa0bea849a5qoXYY.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20090717_88a602d1b07a78661b6cy1S7MS.jpg

Karaduin
07-17-2009, 07:33 AM
Yup, that last set of pics has me hook, line n sinker - cha-ching!

I thought I'd be done with collectibles for this year after Dutch, P1, Vader and Luke & Han trooper disguises but now this! My poor wallet!

Just when my coil was about to reach the green line! (this line was in a dubbed version I saw about 15 yrs ago - is it techno babble or is there some real life meaning to it? I know nothing about bikes!)

Crimsonbob
07-17-2009, 07:39 AM
I wonder what other anime/manga licenses they might pick up :monkey1

galactiboy
07-17-2009, 07:40 AM
Man they are definitely ramping up this figure... not usually one for vehicles, but this is fairly small and so very cool :rock

the angry orc
07-17-2009, 07:42 AM
omg, this looks great. those last pics are sweet.

Mighty_Jabba
07-17-2009, 07:44 AM
So when is this coming out?

Siona
07-17-2009, 08:19 AM
This is just perfect !

kazukijun
07-19-2009, 03:02 AM
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo150/bingbing199/01/bandai1.jpg
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo150/bingbing199/01/bandai2.jpg
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo150/bingbing199/01/bandai3.jpg
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo150/bingbing199/01/bandai4.jpg
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo150/bingbing199/01/bandai5.jpg
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo150/bingbing199/01/bandai6.jpg
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo150/bingbing199/01/bandai7.jpg

Credits to 小冰冰 of toy-world.com.hk

The ill Jedi
07-19-2009, 03:05 AM
Crap that is awesome.

Cap'n Cook
07-19-2009, 05:36 AM
Is the gun actually lit up?!?

PsychoCenobite
07-19-2009, 05:45 AM
I wonder if they will have the advertisements on the bike and logo on the back of his coat?

Looks good though.

PsychoCenobite

Siona
07-19-2009, 05:51 AM
;)

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p269/RedZarn/KanedaRAH03.jpg

PsychoCenobite
07-19-2009, 05:55 AM
:lol :cool:

Looking good! :banana

PsychoCenobite :monkey5

bloodgear
07-19-2009, 06:50 AM
Really does look amazing. Probably be too much for me though.

Wanderer
07-19-2009, 06:54 AM
Oh man ... i'm screwed ... too much awesomeness being shown ... will my habit ever die?!

Btw never realised how much the bike looks like a Sinclair C5 ... might get one of those, and re spray it red instead, its bound to be cheaper!

Cap'n Cook
08-15-2009, 09:22 AM
Any word on when this guy may be out?

breakersrevenge
08-15-2009, 12:28 PM
This will be my 1st Medicom that I will have for sale!

Before you ask, I dont know when available, but it will be on the top of the supplier order list!

I have been waiting for a premium Akira fig for a long time:D

Cap'n Cook
08-16-2009, 11:02 AM
That's great news Wai. I know where I will be ordering from then. :D

Darth Snoopy
08-16-2009, 11:33 AM
This figure is looking good! I'm a big fan of the anime!

Batty
08-22-2009, 10:26 AM
Looks like it'll be out in March.

From Toy World:

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6302/20090822f407ff7685ec5a5.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/20090822f407ff7685ec5a5.jpg/)

Darthgothikus
08-22-2009, 03:45 PM
I totally have to own this figure... and bike, OMG... I'm broke.

WEAPON X
08-22-2009, 04:17 PM
Looks like it'll be out in March.

From Toy World:

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6302/20090822f407ff7685ec5a5.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/20090822f407ff7685ec5a5.jpg/)

Translation (English):
PROJECT BM! Shotaro AKIRA Kanada Manufacturer: [medeikomu] [toisaizu]: Total height approximately 300mm details: Coloration being completed finished product action figure sale day: 2010 March sale schedule Price: 18,690 Yen selling price: 14,952 Yen The ©1988 mushroom/[akira] production commission * indicatory price is consumption price including tax. From immortal masterpiece “AKIRA” of Ootomo 克 ocean Shotaro protagonist and Kanada at 12 inch figure perfection reappearance!! As for PVC make head normal type + goggle type with head part difference substitution real reappearance!! PVC make private glove various attachments!! Name scene reappearance possibility in play!! At the soft part make boots it corresponds to various [pojingu]!! As for feature motorcycle suit at combination leather make top and bottom separate type perfection reappearance!! Symbolic it prints “the capsule & logograph” on the rear of the coat!! As for ABS make laser gun detail of detail perfection reappearance!! As for aim machine according to setting mobility!! As for battery pack at precise cord/code laser gun and connected possibility!! The slanted per seat business belt it is attached!! The RAH301 reforming body to use the private part for the base in the prime field, reappearance of proportion mobility compatibility. Figure stand attachment!!
(Kanada figure only)

Sing Out All...
(Sound Off...)

DeadLeaves
08-22-2009, 07:27 PM
200 hundred bucks eh? Then the bike could easily come in at 3 - 400. Expensive little purchase, not unexpected though.

karamazov80
08-22-2009, 08:05 PM
Cool as it would be, I'm not sure I could justify paying $200 for a Real Action Hero. Maybe if it were Hot Toys. As Deadleaves says, not totally unexpected, but I figured it would be a bit less.

plasmid303
08-22-2009, 10:32 PM
I have no problem paying ~$200 for this (and probably only this) particular Real Action Hero. Look at it this way, it's better than $500+ for the original Medicom Kaneda.

I don't see the need to bring HT into the value proposition of this figure. This figure exists, it looks good, comes with some cool accessories, and you can buy the ultimate accessory for it later on. I don't care who made it. It is possible with HT that this figure may have been priced a bit lower, but that's not a given. As it stands, I'm happy for what it is.

karamazov80
08-22-2009, 10:42 PM
'Tis true that this is what we are getting, and I'm sure it will at least maintain its value. But my issue is with quality of the figure itself. A Hot Toys figure, to me, could be worth $200, but not a Medicom figure. That's why I personally am not sure I can justify the cost.

plasmid303
08-22-2009, 10:58 PM
What about this figure raises questions of quality to you? The RAH body is frail, no doubt, but aside from that, this figure does compare to the best of Medicom's offerings and perhaps even HT's.

Medicom figures have always been good. There was a time when they were at the top, but HT has surpassed them since, but I find that Medicom's anime based figures are still tops, and the tailoring on their outfits rival HT.

You're right, $200 is quite high, but I love Akira and I'd kick myself if I missed this chance to own a figure of this sort. It'll only go up in value in time, undoubtedly.

DeadLeaves
08-22-2009, 11:19 PM
I'd like to hear about a possible Tetsuo fig. Then the bike would be a pass & I'd get him as a companion piece. Right now I don't know if I can justify it until I see the bike's price and/or if Tetsuo is a possibility.

Cap'n Cook
08-23-2009, 03:51 AM
Looks AWESOME. Probably the figure I am most looking forward too. Wish it was releasing this year, but as long as it stays on track for March I will be happy. Just in time for my birthday. :D

Two heads option is cool and I REALLY hope they do a Tetsuo.

karamazov80
08-23-2009, 06:15 AM
What about this figure raises questions of quality to you? The RAH body is frail, no doubt, but aside from that, this figure does compare to the best of Medicom's offerings and perhaps even HT's.

Medicom figures have always been good. There was a time when they were at the top, but HT has surpassed them since, but I find that Medicom's anime based figures are still tops, and the tailoring on their outfits rival HT.

That's just it. Medicom figures are just too easily breakable, and feel light and cheap. I'm still strongly considering one of the Metal Gear re-releases, but I just don't feel like I am getting my money's worth paying $150+ for one of these things.

We agree the figure looks great, and will be a great addition to anyone's collection. But $200 for a RAH, to me, is way too much.

WEAPON X
08-23-2009, 09:28 AM
Looks like it'll be out in March.

From Toy World:

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6302/20090822f407ff7685ec5a5.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/20090822f407ff7685ec5a5.jpg/)

Hello Gang,

The offical announcement is now on Medicom Toy's web site!

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp

WEAPON X
08-24-2009, 12:53 PM
All photos credit: toy-world.com.hk/
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/10093251a.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda7.jpg
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda8.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda11.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda1.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda3.jpghttp://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda4.jpg



http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda5.jpghttp://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda6.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda2.jpg

Sound-Off, Fellow Freaks!
Photos from: http://www.toy-world.com.hk/ (http://www.toy-world.com.hk/)

Cap'n Cook
08-24-2009, 12:57 PM
Thanks for sharing those! :drool

Think I have my figure of 2010 already right there.

EDIT: Just noticed that it is part of a new line-up too. Magical Toy?

minivader
08-24-2009, 01:06 PM
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7213/10093251a.jpg



:drool:drool:drool

Batty
08-24-2009, 01:19 PM
This will be one to own. I like that there's two heads... And the pelvic thrust. :lol

SpawnFan
08-24-2009, 01:24 PM
Hmm $200 is a bit much for Kaneda but as long as the set does not go over $500 I guess I'll have to get it. Otherwise I'll have to shop around and seek a cheaper price.

Wanderer
08-24-2009, 02:06 PM
Awesome...$200 awesome?...dunno...
I hate to think how much the bike will cost. I also doubt it'll be in the same league as HT Batpod. Medicom please prove me wrong coz as a set, its a MUST buy

plasmid303
08-24-2009, 06:50 PM
Thanks for sharing those! :drool

Think I have my figure of 2010 already right there.

EDIT: Just noticed that it is part of a new line-up too. Magical Toy?

I think there have been previous Medicom figures that have been featured in Japanese hobby magazines under "Magical Toy". Don't ask me why. It's been going for a while now (in Hobby Japan, Dengeki Hobby, etc).

Cap'n Cook
08-24-2009, 11:47 PM
Oh rite, cheers for clarifying. :)

Can't freakin wait anyways!!

screamingmetal
08-25-2009, 01:39 PM
$200 for Kaneda and probably $200+ for the bike.
Not going to be cheap but definitely worth it.
I hope Sideshow Imports these.

WEAPON X
08-28-2009, 07:54 AM
March 2010 - Release Date
Bandi/Medicom
PROJECT BM! (No.30)
¥18,690

"Sing Out Freaks!"

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/10093251a.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda7.jpghttp://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda8.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda3.jpg http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda4.jpghttp://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda5.jpghttp://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda6.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda1.jpghttp://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda2.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Kaneda11.jpg

"Sing Out, Freaks!"

Cap'n Cook
08-28-2009, 12:18 PM
Any reason for the new thread?

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1934043&postcount=67

lcummins
08-28-2009, 12:21 PM
Any retailers selling it yet?

minivader
08-28-2009, 01:07 PM
haven't seen any , only medi's own online shop is taking pre-o at the moment.

WEAPON X
08-29-2009, 06:16 AM
Still no official word yet regarding a combo set or selling separately!

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20090829_3df4696fb9413cf9869fvcWvL2.jpg

My fellow Freak collectors please sing out your observations regarding this photo!

Cap'n Cook
08-29-2009, 07:17 AM
:drool :drool

Beautiful. I think they will be sold separately.

DeadLeaves
08-29-2009, 07:18 AM
I guess Kenada dropped the corporate sponsorship.

Man, I was trying to convince myself this one was a "NO"..... Fkn irresistible! :monkey5

minivader
08-31-2009, 07:58 AM
damn, nearly $400 for the bike. both come out march 2010.


■ 商品名:「PROJECT BM! AKIRA KANEDA'S BIKE」
■ サイズ:1/6スケール
■ 価格:税込39,900円
■ 発売:2010年3月


■ 商品名:「PROJECT BM! 金田正太郎」(AA)(AM)
■ 仕様:アクションフィギュア
■ サイズ:全高約300mm
■ 原型制作:澤田啓介氏
■ 価格:税込18,690円
■ 発売:2010年3月

Centrocal
08-31-2009, 08:01 AM
So its sold separately? good!:banana

plasmid303
08-31-2009, 10:25 AM
damn, nearly $400 for the bike. both come out march 2010.


■ 商品名:「PROJECT BM! AKIRA KANEDA'S BIKE」
■ サイズ:1/6スケール
■ 価格:税込39,900円
■ 発売:2010年3月


■ 商品名:「PROJECT BM! 金田正太郎」(AA)(AM)
■ 仕様:アクションフィギュア
■ サイズ:全高約300mm
■ 原型制作:澤田啓介氏
■ 価格:税込18,690円
■ 発売:2010年3月

$400 for the bike! Holy cow, that's ridiculous! We're paying Tumbler prices for the equivalent of a Batpod, essentially.

minivader
08-31-2009, 10:33 AM
$400 for the bike! Holy cow, that's ridiculous! We're paying Tumbler prices for the equivalent of a Batpod, essentially.

yeah, it might just priced me out of buying. Though it has been known akira is an expensive license. This might be the only 1/6 kaneda's bike for a long long time.

Darth Waller
08-31-2009, 11:51 AM
Those prices may be way too much for me. :horror

piccolodaimaoh
08-31-2009, 11:56 AM
Damn this looks good but damn this is expensive. If this was the centerpiece of my collection it would not be a problem, but it is hard to look at that bike and not want it.

WEAPON X
09-02-2009, 07:56 AM
damn, nearly $400 for the bike. both come out march 2010.


■ 商品名:「PROJECT BM! AKIRA KANEDA'S BIKE」
■ サイズ:1/6スケール
■ 価格:税込39,900円
■ 発売:2010年3月


■ 商品名:「PROJECT BM! 金田正太郎」(AA)(AM)
■ 仕様:アクションフィギュア
■ サイズ:全高約300mm
■ 原型制作:澤田啓介氏
■ 価格:税込18,690円
■ 発売:2010年3月

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20090831_533a65fe36b1cb8b2916nUK3Mp.jpg

galactiboy
09-02-2009, 08:57 AM
$400 is a load of crap for the bike... I'm not digging the head sculpt on him anyway, so sadly I think the whole shebang will be a pass.

Cap'n Cook
09-02-2009, 11:07 AM
Whoah. Just Kaneda for me then.

DeadLeaves
09-03-2009, 02:55 AM
$400 is a load of crap for the bike... I'm not digging the head sculpt on him anyway, so sadly I think the whole shebang will be a pass.

I feel exactly the same way.... Wanted this so much when it was announced, now knowing the price tag, I just can't bring myself to drop that much cash when I can get a ^^^^ load of other cool stuff for the $$$.

SpawnFan
09-03-2009, 02:58 AM
^^^^ Medicom!

$600 for Kaneda + bike is just moronic!

EVILFACE
09-03-2009, 03:12 AM
$400 for that bike? What a rip off compared to HT's Tumbler being $400ish.

Shai
09-03-2009, 03:37 AM
:sick:sick:sick

Crimsonbob
09-03-2009, 07:00 AM
I love Akira but that bike is silly expensive, i will pass.

lcummins
09-03-2009, 07:53 AM
I don't know if it's that expensive... it is about twice the price of the figure... it is just the weak dollar to yen exchange rate that is making it look overly expensive. If we were buying this two years ago, it would be $100 less just because of the exchange rate.

galactiboy
09-03-2009, 09:18 AM
I'd say even $300 for this is too much... while its a cool and fairly large piece. I just don't see anything about it that would demand that kind of price.

lcummins
09-03-2009, 09:24 AM
I'd say even $300 for this is too much... while its a cool and fairly large piece. I just don't see anything about it that would demand that kind of price.


Good point... it may not be, but it is Medicom after all! :rotfl

galactiboy
09-03-2009, 09:25 AM
Yep, that's the truth. They really do have their own pricing structure... Kaneda, while a nice looking figure just doesn't seem to compare to what you could get from HT for $50 less.

Cap'n Cook
09-03-2009, 09:27 AM
Defininitely going to be just Kaneda, unless I sell some stuff to fund the bike.

He would look great sat on it. :(

SpawnFan
09-03-2009, 01:55 PM
I'd say even $300 for this is too much... while its a cool and fairly large piece. I just don't see anything about it that would demand that kind of price.

Definitely not worth it! These things are not going to hold their value so I'll just buy one in the aftermarket in a few years.

screamingmetal
09-03-2009, 10:14 PM
Medicom's prices continue to get out of hand. No way in hell I'm spending $400 on a freaking 1:6 motorbike. The Tumbler is 3X the amount of vehicle so $400 for that makes sense.
I'll most likely just get Kaneda, but that bike would've been awesome to own.

crasis
09-06-2009, 12:09 PM
I just saw this thread for the first time a few minutes ago. I drooled! I cheered! And then I boo'd. Sorry Medicom, no way am I spending that, no matter how much I've longed for 1:6 AKIRA stuff.

I'm perfectly happy with my PX-03 Soul of Popynica Kaneda’s Bike. Diecast and removable panels for the win!

Khev
09-06-2009, 02:26 PM
But is $400 really what we'd pay or would dealers be able to shave off 50 or 60 bucks?

kazukijun
10-01-2009, 10:42 AM
http://blog.hobbystock.jp/report/images/tp0226/029.jpg

In full colour!!!

p!tu
10-01-2009, 11:50 AM
http://blog.hobbystock.jp/report/images/tp0226/029.jpg

In full colour!!!

no stickers yet! :monkey2:monkey2:monkey2

minivader
10-01-2009, 11:53 AM
http://blog.hobbystock.jp/report/images/tp0226/029.jpg

In full colour!!!

DAMN YOU medicom and Katsuhiro Otomo!!!

kazukijun
10-01-2009, 12:01 PM
DAMN YOU medicom and Katsuhiro Otomo!!!

U forgot Bandai!

minivader
10-01-2009, 12:05 PM
DAMN YOU medicom, bandai, and Katsuhiro Otomo!!!!!!!!

Cap'n Cook
10-01-2009, 12:06 PM
Can't believe I am not going to be able to afford that bike. :(

Cheers for sharing though Jun.

minivader
10-01-2009, 12:09 PM
http://blog.hobbystock.jp/report/images/tp0226/029.jpg

In full colour!!!

just notice that there doesn't seem to be a seam between kaneda's head and neck, is it a one piece head sculpt with neck? if so that's something I have not seen medicom do before.

Anyways, any chance SSC will import this?

ArmoredFoe
10-01-2009, 12:10 PM
No way would I pay for that. Personally I dont think it Kaneda even looks that good. The bike on the other hand looks pretty awesome...but where are all the logos/stickers?

WEAPON X
10-01-2009, 12:13 PM
kazukiJuN, Nice photo find! Please share if you have any other new/ updated photos. http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r120/mediworld/Smileys/thumbsupip3.gif

Preshea
10-01-2009, 12:36 PM
Ok this is WAY too expensive and actually it doesnt even look like that nice of a piece (the Bike that is). Is it just me or does taking a closer look make it seem accurate and all but kinda cheaply made and easily breakable? Plastic tires? Plastic seat? Are there any moving parts at all?

I mean if their figure bodies are so fragile I can only imagine what will happen to this thing if not during shipping in your hands and for $400...... lame.

kazukijun
10-01-2009, 12:49 PM
This is a project BM collaboration, which means its Bandai + Medicom. Usually, Project BM stuffs has much better QC than Medicom's usual release. Also, the bike is mainly manufactured by Bandai, Medicom is just doing the figure. Bandai's QC are usually top notch, so dont worry. Previously it was stated that there will be lights and sound for the bike.

So lets just be patient and will for more pics & hopefully videos to be released.

Cap'n Cook
10-01-2009, 12:51 PM
Previously it was stated that there will be lights and sound for the bike.

That could be very cool.

Lord Piper
10-01-2009, 02:27 PM
give the bike rubber tires and a leather seat and i will have a hard time saying no.

plasmid303
10-01-2009, 11:57 PM
Does the bike have any led lights? For the high price, one should expect some fancy features.

WEAPON X
10-02-2009, 05:13 AM
Does the bike have any led lights? For the high price, one should expect some fancy features.
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20090831_533a65fe36b1cb8b2916nUK3Mp.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Somelightingfeatures.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Somemorelighting.jpg

kazukijun
10-02-2009, 09:46 AM
It should have! the promotion board clearly states light & sound!

Preshea
10-02-2009, 09:48 AM
This is a project BM collaboration, which means its Bandai + Medicom. Usually, Project BM stuffs has much better QC than Medicom's usual release. Also, the bike is mainly manufactured by Bandai, Medicom is just doing the figure. Bandai's QC are usually top notch, so dont worry. Previously it was stated that there will be lights and sound for the bike.

So lets just be patient and will for more pics & hopefully videos to be released.

Thats cool, good point and makes me feel a little better but even with the lights and sound I still think $400 is a stretch. The tumbler in comparision was bigger, more detailed, had lights, working cockpit, rubber tires, and was expensive but I felt like got my moneys worth. Bandai is really gonna have to wow us for that price, especially if Kaneda is another $200 or so... man, having one really doesnt make to much sense with out the other(not to me at least). Don't get me wrong folks Im only complaining cuz I'd hate to have to pass on these.... heres hoping!

minivader
10-02-2009, 12:27 PM
Thats cool, good point and makes me feel a little better but even with the lights and sound I still think $400 is a stretch. The tumbler in comparision was bigger, more detailed, had lights, working cockpit, rubber tires, and was expensive but I felt like got my moneys worth. Bandai is really gonna have to wow us for that price, especially if Kaneda is another $200 or so... man, having one really doesnt make to much sense with out the other(not to me at least). Don't get me wrong folks Im only complaining cuz I'd hate to have to pass on these.... heres hoping!

$400 is totally crazy for a 1/6 bike, but we have yet to see the finished version of it. So who knows, perhaps this thing can have its panels removed and have working pistons and shocks like Bandai's kaneda bike. If the final product is better than what we have seen so far, I might just break down and buy it. I mean, its freaking kaneda's bike!!!!

Ven
10-02-2009, 12:41 PM
ive never seen this movie.. lol

minivader
10-02-2009, 01:00 PM
ive never seen this movie.. lol

you should check it out. Even by the current standard its still very well done. And the bike is featured heavily in the film. That's why a kaneda figure is not complete without his bike. (Like Han Solo just needs to have his chewie or FMA edward got to be paired with Alphones.)

Preshea
10-02-2009, 01:12 PM
$400 is totally crazy for a 1/6 bike, but we have yet to see the finished version of it. So who knows, perhaps this thing can have its panels removed and have working pistons and shocks like Bandai's kaneda bike. If the final product is better than what we have seen so far, I might just break down and buy it. I mean, its freaking kaneda's bike!!!!

Exactly friend, I just wanna put all thoughts out now so hopefully they can make the changes before its to late or revisit the price point. The way I see it as it stands rubber tires and a leather or even quality pleather seat is a must for $400 on top of other features they have planned... because yes, you AND I mean, it is Kaneda's bike!!!!:cool:

kazukijun
10-06-2009, 06:35 AM
Working LIGHTS!!!!!

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20091006_f9bbdcc18ead58c664e7epjhCN.jpg
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20091006_776397136ace7277f72ePSvlgv.jpg

They look freaking cool!!! Can't wait to see what the sound feature is like.

WEAPON X
10-06-2009, 06:43 AM
kazukijun, The PX-03 is beginning to look better and better!

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59985&page=12

kazukijun
10-06-2009, 06:47 AM
kazukijun, The PX-03 is beginning to looking better and better!

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59985&page=12

It sure is....this is getting very tempting and I know the price will be crazy...but but but......arghhhh

Centrocal
10-06-2009, 07:02 AM
What is the bike made out of ?



ive never seen this movie.. lol

Yeah you should see it as soon as you can. Akira is like one of the greatest animated films of all time. Although even with sub titles, your probably not gonna understand whats going on, I've seen it like six times and I still can't really explain what its about :monkey5 Its one of those movies you just have to watch and it doesn't matter if you understand whats happening.

If you like Blade Runner you'll like Akira

WEAPON X
10-06-2009, 07:06 AM
It sure is....this is getting very tempting and I know the price will be crazy...but but but......arghhhh

Kazukijun, my friend, I agree about the PX-03 becoming a bit tempting. Time will tell! :wave

eighthsamurai
10-06-2009, 10:59 AM
ive never seen this movie.. lol

if you're really ambitious, read the comics. the movie is awesome but the comics are just incredible.

the bike looks insane all lit up like that. i hope it's not out anytime soon. my well is dry.

Lord Piper
10-06-2009, 11:58 AM
Ok so i found this on ebay. What is the difference between the Japanese version of the figure and the American counterpart?

http://cgi.ebay.com/MEDICOM-BANDAI-AKIRA-SHOTARO-KANEDA-RAH-30CM-1-6-JP-LTD_W0QQitemZ280404051384QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item41496245b8

WEAPON X
10-06-2009, 01:12 PM
Ok so i found this on ebay. What is the difference between the Japanese version of the figure and the American counterpart?

http://cgi.ebay.com/MEDICOM-BANDAI-AKIRA-SHOTARO-KANEDA-RAH-30CM-1-6-JP-LTD_W0QQitemZ280404051384QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item41496245b8

I'm not sure but I don't think there is any difference! I could be wrong but I believe that's just 'hype'.

Fel9
10-14-2009, 09:34 AM
So do we know if Sideshow is going to carry the 1/6th Kaneda? He is up for preorder in other places, but Id rather buy from Ss...hey if Im going to spend the $$ then I might as well get the points for him....

Cap'n Cook
10-14-2009, 11:52 AM
Ok so i found this on ebay. What is the difference between the Japanese version of the figure and the American counterpart?

http://cgi.ebay.com/MEDICOM-BANDAI-AKIRA-SHOTARO-KANEDA-RAH-30CM-1-6-JP-LTD_W0QQitemZ280404051384QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item41496245b8

Usually nothing. A lot of Medicom MGS3 Snakes had 'JAPANESE VERSION' in the eBay listing titles. No difference there though.

Lord Piper
10-19-2009, 02:15 PM
BBTS has Kaneda on pre-order for $225. What's the chance that this price gets reduced???

p!tu
10-19-2009, 03:18 PM
BBTS has Kaneda on pre-order for $225. What's the chance that this price gets reduced???

I would wait till the bike is officially released since BBTS likes to put prices on ^^^^ they have no clue how much it will be! for example: the Power Loader they had it for $160 less and then they emailed everybody who preordered it saying the price was going up.

WEAPON X
10-19-2009, 03:40 PM
BBTS has Kaneda on pre-order for $225. What's the chance that this price gets reduced???

Also note that Hooby Link Japan (www.hlj.com (http://www.hlj.com)) has a "Early Bird Special" preorder price at $183.54 (¥16,910) unitl Nov. 10th 2009.

p!tu
10-19-2009, 03:53 PM
holy Crap!!! so it may be cheaper for real!!! wooho!!!:chew:chew:chew:chew:chew

WEAPON X
10-19-2009, 09:22 PM
A slightly different view angel...

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/Copyoftamnatc58s.jpg

Fel9
10-20-2009, 07:53 AM
Be careful the HLJ price is great until you factor in the EMS shipping from Japan which will run around 2800 yen based on similar items...That makes Kaneda 19710 yen which at today's exchange rate is $217.63...I am willing to bet that BBTS gets their wholesale from HLJ.

Don't get me wrong I love HLJ and have had nothing but great buying experiences with them, but when shopping there it is always best to remember to calculate shipping into the final price...not to mention exchange rate....

WEAPON X
10-20-2009, 08:09 AM
Be careful the HLJ price is great until you factor in the EMS shipping from Japan which will run around 2800 yen based on similar items...That makes Kaneda 19710 yen which at today's exchange rate is $217.63...I am willing to bet that BBTS gets their wholesale from HLJ.

Don't get me wrong I love HLJ and have had nothing but great buying experiences with them, but when shopping there it is always best to remember to calculate shipping into the final price...not to mention exchange rate....

Fel9,
Excellent point and I've also had great buying experiences from HLJ.

Again as Fel9 has stated, " when shopping there (HLJ) it is always best to remember to calculate shipping into the final price...not to mention exchange rate...."

minivader
10-28-2009, 08:53 AM
some new images I found on toy world. You can take the panels off just like the bandai's bike made a few years ago. Its getting really hard for me to say no to this piece...

Posted by tom.com

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss171/minivader/4051896689_d73da61e46_b.jpg

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss171/minivader/4051896797_f03bec081c_b.jpg

Cap'n Cook
10-28-2009, 10:32 AM
So, are there not going to be any decals on this?

At first I thought it was just because it was still being worked on, but the amount of promo pics so far seem to suggest this is how it will come.

minivader
10-28-2009, 11:38 AM
dont know if it will have the decals or not. But they (BM) seem to release new images in stages. first was the all grey proto, then a colored version, then with the lights on, and now showing us the removable panels and the mechanical parts underneath, perhaps when they do release the next round of images it would have the decals? I do hope they do. Though a better questions, where can I PO one?

breakersrevenge
10-28-2009, 12:13 PM
Cant wait to get this (http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/medicom-13-c.asp)...

Due March/April 2010!!!

galactiboy
10-28-2009, 12:15 PM
Didn't realize it would have lights...

Must resist urge to spend money... must be strong... :lol

So will Kaneda come with the bike, or are they just sold separate?

WEAPON X
10-28-2009, 12:26 PM
Didn't realize it would have lights...

Must resist urge to spend money... must be strong... :lol

So will Kaneda come with the bike, or are they just sold separate?

"So will Kaneda come with the bike, or are they just sold separate"?... That's the big question.

But here's a note regarding it's multimedia composition; ABS and Die-cast (pastic and metal).

Cap'n Cook
10-28-2009, 12:27 PM
I have a hunch separate, but I just know I am going to have to get the bike to. Just looks far too awesome with him on it.

minivader
10-28-2009, 12:42 PM
yeah, I am thinking separate as well. You can order kaneda in various sites already, though still no word on where you can order the bike. And what's up with SSC? Don't tell me they have no plans on importing this set.

minivader
10-28-2009, 12:44 PM
Didn't realize it would have lights...

Must resist urge to spend money... must be strong... :lol

So will Kaneda come with the bike, or are they just sold separate?

if I recall correctly, the laser weapon kaneda carries also has lights.

galactiboy
10-28-2009, 12:46 PM
Crap... well, I guess if you get one you have to have the other.

Still not sold on the price, but the set looks pretty slick :rock

eighthsamurai
10-28-2009, 01:43 PM
So, are there not going to be any decals on this?

At first I thought it was just because it was still being worked on, but the amount of promo pics so far seem to suggest this is how it will come.

i hear you dude. i hope it's not a licensing issue of some kind preventing them from using those company logos. i could imagine it increasing the cost somewhat. if it does get released without the stickers, it shouldn't be too hard to work a few of them up on photoshop and some quality sticker paper.

breakersrevenge
10-28-2009, 02:01 PM
Decals are easy to get hold of in HK

Where Enterbay are opening the flagship store there are numerous RC shops around the area for decals.

if not, I can get some made!!

WEAPON X
10-29-2009, 05:43 AM
PX-03's Main Console

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20091029_190231ed73ab021ad306EiYQnb.jpg

DeadLeaves
10-29-2009, 07:03 AM
lol, that speedo needs a calibration.

Looks good though - too good. Damn, I was convinced I didn't want this...

jackyonfire
10-29-2009, 09:31 AM
Damm. Why you have this lovely bike.:emperor

kazukijun
10-29-2009, 10:24 AM
resistance is futile!!!!!!

ARRRGHHHHHH

Cap'n Cook
10-29-2009, 10:32 AM
i hear you dude. i hope it's not a licensing issue of some kind preventing them from using those company logos. i could imagine it increasing the cost somewhat. if it does get released without the stickers, it shouldn't be too hard to work a few of them up on photoshop and some quality sticker paper.

That's what worried me. Licensing issue. :(


PX-03's Main Console

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20091029_190231ed73ab021ad306EiYQnb.jpg

:monkey2

Going to have to afford this.

fantasymaker
10-29-2009, 10:35 AM
Wow , amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Preshea
10-29-2009, 02:42 PM
Damn, a leather seat would have pushed it over the top but, I think Im getting it anyways.:naughty

Batty
11-01-2009, 02:27 PM
i hear you dude. i hope it's not a licensing issue of some kind preventing them from using those company logos. i could imagine it increasing the cost somewhat. if it does get released without the stickers, it shouldn't be too hard to work a few of them up on photoshop and some quality sticker paper.

Besides Canon and Citizen, what other company logos were there? Looking at my McFarlane bike I noticed they didn't use any of them.

the id
11-01-2009, 02:43 PM
Shoei and Arai (motorcycle helmet makers) are the other ones I see on mine.

kazukijun
11-02-2009, 09:02 AM
Price has been announced......39,800 yen for the bike which converts to about 440USD.

Bike is about 50 cm long.....
Who the hell can afford this?

WEAPON X
11-02-2009, 09:21 AM
A rough (english) translation on Kaneda's Bike (PX-03) from the toy-world.com.hk
posted by toy-world.com member, tom.com

“That masterpiece Kanada motorcycle”, appears as an ultimate [popinika] soul.

In order that ultimate the “Kanada motorcycle” is produced, this commodity where Ootomo and Bandai united the tag, raised mechanism and material feeling, and reproducibility to ultimate and developed just unique. Until detail you adhere and pull out, “the latest Kanada is made to complete without never compromising motorcycle” which is shot to world as the ultimate motorcycle figure which actualizes the fusion of the world and the actual world of animation.

Preponderant heavy appearance and precision. Actualizing the similar reality in the play with Ootomo 克 ocean person supervision.

* All the 5 places radiate.
Front and back wheel wheel
Turn signal
Tail lamp
[hurontoraito]
[sentakonsorupaneru]

* Material
You use die-cast to the frame mainly, actualizing the heavy appearance of motorcycle model highest class. As for front suspension plated specification.

* Mobility
Mobility and suspension etc of the play medium similar machine front section, hiding, movable mechanism is included to every nook and cranny without never compromising even at the place where it is not visible.

* Sound
Reproducing the similar motorcycle sound in the play. The accelerator (the right) with travelling sound, the brake (the left) with moving [sukiru] sound. External speaker connected possibility. Clearing it can enjoy sound with the high sound quality.

Switch loading
OFF/LIGHT (luminous gimmick motion) /LIGHT-SOUND (luminous gimmick audio gimmick motion)
Audio gimmick
Motorcycle front movable sound/engine sound/[sukiru] sound/travelling sound

Supervision: Ootomo 克 ocean



* Sale: 2010 March * object age: 15 years old or more
* Size: Total length approximately 500mm & material: ABS, die-cast and other things
* Electric battery: Single 4×3 book (selling separately)

39,900 Yen
2010 March

The ill Jedi
11-02-2009, 09:35 AM
I have Kaneda on order (for now) through BBTS. If Sideshow imports these (I hope), that will be a Godsend, 'cause you could put these on Flexpay and it won't be that huge of a hit to the wallet all at once.

p!tu
11-02-2009, 09:44 AM
Price has been announced......39,800 yen for the bike which converts to about 440USD.

Bike is about 50 cm long.....
Who the hell can afford this?

:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2

Cap'n Cook
11-02-2009, 10:31 AM
DAYAM! Going to have to do some serious saving for that bike.

Has sounds too!

WEAPON X
11-02-2009, 09:55 PM
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/ref2-136741.jpg
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/ref3-136741.jpg
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/ref4-136741.jpg
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/ref5-136741.jpg

Photo source from Rundboard.com member, UNDICI

minivader
11-02-2009, 10:04 PM
that looks damn sweet!

thanks for posting the pictures.

plasmid303
11-02-2009, 10:16 PM
Dammit it looks so nice. Too damn expensive, but looks SO NICE.

Khev
11-02-2009, 11:01 PM
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/ref3-136741.jpg

http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/images_graphicnovel/akira_club06.jpg

Not very accurate without the "hood" but I can't imagine many people displaying it that way anyway. Awesome collectible.

Cap'n Cook
11-03-2009, 06:55 AM
Looks fantastic.

kazukijun
11-03-2009, 10:57 AM
It looks too cool to not get this........arghhhhhh

Cap'n Cook
11-03-2009, 11:23 AM
Better value than the Tumbler/Bat Pod for me.

kazukijun
11-03-2009, 11:27 AM
Better value than the Tumbler/Bat Pod for me.

I agree!
The lights alone has more fun/play/cool/display factor as compare to the Tumbler/Batpod.

I'm still waiting for an official video showing off the sound feature of the bike.

tys1977
11-03-2009, 12:36 PM
Hi all,
Please forgive my ignorance but,am I right in thinking that the Medicom bike is NOT a kit it's an actual pre built item like the Batpod or the Tumbler,
I keep seeing images of a kit, but can't seem to sort out which is which LOL
Kindest regards
Tys

minivader
11-03-2009, 08:31 PM
its not a kit as far as I know.

minivader
11-03-2009, 08:54 PM
COME ON SSC, are you getting this for the US or NOT?

Batty
11-03-2009, 09:30 PM
The bike looks fantastic, but like others have said, the price kills it for me. :(

Eli26
11-03-2009, 09:31 PM
How much is this?

plasmid303
11-03-2009, 10:40 PM
How much is this?

Back 2 pages, post #165.

Well, to save you time, it's about $440 for the bike alone.

daikkenaurora
11-04-2009, 09:00 AM
I might get the Kaneda figure as long as it stays under $200 but there is no way I'm paying $400 for the bike. Medicom is losing there mind.

kazukijun
11-04-2009, 09:45 AM
Our Prayers have been answered!!!
Decals are included!!!!!!!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20091104_8d939e0a65099129fbfaWi7vQV.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20091104_f3dd3c08e25664c93c15FwVuCH.jpg

More pictures here (http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/viewthread.php?tid=17245&extra=page%3D1&page=13)

^^^^...I am seriously contemplating to buy this now!

minivader
11-04-2009, 10:14 AM
ARGGGGGGG!!!!!! Okay, I know many will disagree with me, but to me, that bike is totally worth the price now. Time to seriously save some $$$, and SSC, what's going on with you? at the very least let people know if you gonna get this over to the US or not!

thanks for posting the link and the pix, kazukijun!

breakersrevenge
11-04-2009, 10:29 AM
Cant Wait!!!:D

kazukijun
11-04-2009, 10:32 AM
ARGGGGGGG!!!!!! Okay, I know many will disagree with me, but to me, that bike is totally worth the price now. Time to seriously save some $$$, and SSC, what's going on with you? at the very least let people know if you gonna get this over to the US or not!

thanks for posting the link and the pix, kazukijun!

Your not the only one, I definitely feel that it is worth it now. You got lights,sounds an a combination of die-cast metal + plastic!

Guess I gotta sell a few stuffs to afford this.

plasmid303
11-04-2009, 11:15 AM
I still don't see the value in it, but I will begrudgingly buy it out of love for Akira. I just hope some places will have it for a bit less than $440.

Cap'n Cook
11-04-2009, 11:16 AM
Are we going to have to apply the decals ourselves? I have no experience with such things.

Still a definite buy though.

breakersrevenge
11-04-2009, 11:22 AM
Are we going to have to apply the decals ourselves? I have no experience with such things.

Still a definite buy though.


You must of put together a Airfix kit back in the day, same thing:D:D

Cap'n Cook
11-04-2009, 11:25 AM
I guess I have..possibly once.

But if the decals go wrong on this it is a little more expensive than an airfix!! :D

daikkenaurora
11-04-2009, 03:08 PM
WOW they give us decal.. that definitely makes it worth $440...NOT!!!! The bike is still only worth $250 to $300 TOPS. But I know it will sell out quickly.

The ill Jedi
11-04-2009, 03:14 PM
COME ON SSC, are you getting this for the US or NOT?
:lecture

Waiting on you Sideshow! :tap



Our Prayers have been answered!!!
Decals are included!!!!!!!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20091104_8d939e0a65099129fbfaWi7vQV.jpg
WOW!! :google

WEAPON X
11-04-2009, 04:11 PM
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20091104_b0575dcb7dc9c6524a3dIpS6sf.jpghttp://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20091104_312310b3529c066ec91aLwAzus.jpg

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20091104_6948d7c03b4c7eebf9beKjKqiX.jpghttp://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20091104_d7112aba91e1e182e3b9xe3XJg.jpg

:bow :winner

p!tu
11-04-2009, 04:13 PM
:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2 so much awesomness!!

Eli26
11-04-2009, 04:16 PM
It is isn't it P!tu?

daikkenaurora
11-04-2009, 04:23 PM
:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2 so much awesomness!!

are you going to buy it Pitu? If so, buy me one.

plasmid303
11-04-2009, 04:40 PM
Why the need for two separate boxes?

p!tu
11-04-2009, 04:52 PM
are you going to buy it Pitu? If so, buy me one.

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

daikkenaurora
11-04-2009, 06:10 PM
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

Is that a strong yes?

Khev
11-04-2009, 08:16 PM
Our Prayers have been answered!!!
Decals are included!!!!!!!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20091104_8d939e0a65099129fbfaWi7vQV.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/DeathJuN/20091104_f3dd3c08e25664c93c15FwVuCH.jpg

More pictures here (http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/viewthread.php?tid=17245&extra=page%3D1&page=13)

^^^^...I am seriously contemplating to buy this now!

Overpriced or not, these now appear to be the best Akira collectibles ever made bar none. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see these selling for well over $400 a few years from now.

plasmid303
11-04-2009, 08:18 PM
The original Medicom Kaneda figure went for an average of $500 on ebay for quite a while. For most of us who never got a chance the first time around, this new Medicom Kaneda is like a gift from some sort of 1/6 figure heaven.

crasis
11-04-2009, 11:00 PM
Stickers are tacky, a pain to apply if you've got a bit of a shaky hand, and they peel with age. Your $440+ collectible will look like arse in 10 years or so. They should have went with tampo printing. I'm shocked that they didn't, in fact. :monkey2

Cap'n Cook
11-05-2009, 12:00 PM
The original Medicom Kaneda figure went for an average of $500 on ebay for quite a while. For most of us who never got a chance the first time around, this new Medicom Kaneda is like a gift from some sort of 1/6 figure heaven.

There are a couple of originals on eBay right now at about $2,500, due to the appearance of the new one of course.

PsychoCenobite
11-05-2009, 12:05 PM
Good to see that you'll get the sponsers logos to go on the bike. They are a big part of the design for me... but a shame they are stickers.

This reminds me... I should pick this up on Blu-Ray!

PsychoCenobite :monkey5

karamazov80
11-05-2009, 12:08 PM
Stickers are tacky, a pain to apply if you've got a bit of a shaky hand, and they peel with age. Your $440+ collectible will look like arse in 10 years or so. They should have went with tampo printing. I'm shocked that they didn't, in fact. :monkey2
High quality Waterslide decals would be a nice middle ground, but people not familiar with them might ruin their sheets trying to apply them correctly.

gallianoboy
11-05-2009, 12:33 PM
looks like this will be possibly imported as a recent question in the sideshow questions section had this (www.sideshowtoy.com):

Is there any interest or plans to create Premium Formats based on any anime, like Dragon Ball, Naruto, or Akira?

We are likely to bring you some new Akira product out of Japan, but we are not currently considering any of the anime properties for Premium Format.

Batty
11-05-2009, 01:49 PM
looks like this will be possibly imported as a recent question in the sideshow questions section had this (www.sideshowtoy.com):

Is there any interest or plans to create Premium Formats based on any anime, like Dragon Ball, Naruto, or Akira?

We are likely to bring you some new Akira product out of Japan, but we are not currently considering any of the anime properties for Premium Format.

Good to hear. I do have a few rewards points stacked up I could use on this.

Batty
11-05-2009, 06:54 PM
$420 for the bike. (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=9007691)

$200 for Kaneda. (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=900768)

It looks amazing.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3591/screencapture1h.png (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/screencapture1h.png/)

The ill Jedi
11-05-2009, 06:59 PM
Just ordered both on Flexpay!! :rock

Bike is Limited guys, so get your orders in!

minivader
11-05-2009, 07:29 PM
ordered both!!!

The ill Jedi
11-05-2009, 07:50 PM
ordered both!!!
Flexpay is gonna be a lifesaver for me on this one! :rock

Alice Adrenochrome
11-05-2009, 07:55 PM
Same here, ordered both. It will be a long wait 'till 2Q 2010!

The ill Jedi
11-05-2009, 07:58 PM
Same here, ordered both. It will be a long wait 'till 2Q 2010!
Better for us, we can actually save some money for this thing! :D

Alice Adrenochrome
11-05-2009, 08:03 PM
Better for us, we can actually save some money for this thing! :D
Good point... BUT I WANT IT SOOOOOO BAD!!!! Good that I have the smaller Bandai Soul of Popynica 1/9 scale version around.

WEAPON X
11-05-2009, 08:04 PM
ordered both!!!

Ditto, ordered both... SWEET!

Khev
11-05-2009, 08:06 PM
$420 for the bike. (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=9007691)

$200 for Kaneda. (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=900768)

It looks amazing.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3591/screencapture1h.png (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/screencapture1h.png/)

Oh man, I was such a diehard Akira fan from '89 to '95. Had the entire Epic comic book series and I don't know how many times I watched the movie on VHS. My interests have been focused on other properties since then but it still almost feels wrong not to be getting something like this.

Alice Adrenochrome
11-05-2009, 08:37 PM
Oh man, I was such a diehard Akira fan from '89 to '95. Had the entire Epic comic book series and I don't know how many times I watched the movie on VHS. My interests have been focused on other properties since then but it still almost feels wrong not to be getting something like this.

It IS wrong not to get something like this, especially in your case. :D I'm just like you, except I never lost interest. Akira was the beginning of my love for anime & manga, and, it's only gotten stronger over the years. Kaneda & his bike... wow, just WOW! Buy it!

daikkenaurora
11-05-2009, 09:30 PM
Sigh.... I had no choose but to order both. I like Akira too much and Kaneda and his bike was always something that I liked. Damn you Medicom and your inflated price.

Darklord Dave
11-05-2009, 09:51 PM
<a class="affiliatestyle" href="http://affiliates.sideshowtoy.com/Tracker.aspx?aid=11&href=https%3a%2f%2fwww.sideshowtoy.com%2f%3fpage_i d%3d4489%26sku%3d9007691" target="_blank">Buy it Now! - Medicom Kaneda bike</a>


<a class="affiliatestyle" href="http://affiliates.sideshowtoy.com/Tracker.aspx?aid=11&href=https%3a%2f%2fwww.sideshowtoy.com%2f%3fpage_i d%3d4489%26sku%3d900768" target="_blank">Buy Now! - Medicom Kaneda </a>

jinroh75
11-05-2009, 09:53 PM
definitely getting one of these! i was outbid on ebay for the daman resin kit at $400!! :lol

Eli26
11-05-2009, 10:11 PM
The entire thing is die-cast right? Is the seat cloth?

DeadLeaves
11-06-2009, 01:46 AM
Sold - just too damn cool to pass up.

Darthgothikus
11-06-2009, 04:44 AM
Ordered Kaneda and Bike.








Now just need to find £500GBP from somewhere :horror

galactiboy
11-06-2009, 07:06 AM
I really like this set... but the price tag is just too much. I can even understand the cost of the bike, but not really Kaneda. No way does he seem like a $200 figure... and a combined $620 is just painful.

plasmid303
11-06-2009, 11:42 AM
Yeah, they're both overpriced, and I'm not sure which one is more apparent of that than the other. But, doesn't Medicom make fairly limited production runs? If so, that softens the sticker shock a bit.

I pre-ordered both from SS, but I'm hoping another online seller pops up with these at a lower price.

Legion
11-06-2009, 12:07 PM
I really like this set... but the price tag is just too much. I can even understand the cost of the bike, but not really Kaneda. No way does he seem like a $200 figure... and a combined $620 is just painful.

I have to agree with that, its a cool piece and I've been a fan of Akira since the early nineties Manga/Anime boom over here, but its way too much to ask for something like this IMO. The fig in particular seems very overpriced. Of course if I was as in love with this as I am with some other licences that wouldnt matter a jot so I say if you like it go for it!

galactiboy
11-06-2009, 12:09 PM
Akira is easily my favorite Anime... and one I've always loved. But the idea of dropping $620 just doesn't work out in my mind. I could see jumping if it was around $400-$450.

Reliquary
11-06-2009, 12:34 PM
I recall the original Medicom RAH Kaneda that was sold exclusively via a lottery system at a convention in Japan closing out for around $1,000 a few years back.
Given that, $200, though not a bargain by any reasonable means, is better than the previous alternative to acquiring a 12" Kaneda figure.
Hopefully, Medicom is also looking at revisiting the two military/ police figures that were released in conjunction at that convention.

Penn
11-06-2009, 01:08 PM
Now just need to find £500GBP from somewhere :horror

You could start your own tollgate on the M5 at the river for a couple days, why not?:wacky

daikkenaurora
11-06-2009, 02:22 PM
I have to agree with that, its a cool piece and I've been a fan of Akira since the early nineties Manga/Anime boom over here, but its way too much to ask for something like this IMO. The fig in particular seems very overpriced. Of course if I was as in love with this as I am with some other licences that wouldnt matter a jot so I say if you like it go for it!

Both are overpriced and Medicom knows it. lol The Kaneda figure should be $150 like the DBZ figures and the Bike should be $300 to $350. And maybe even a special edition that comes with both in a box for $____.

Hopefully I can find them both cheaper and cancel my order.

galactiboy
11-06-2009, 02:23 PM
I'm really hoping to find them on the cheap later on... Medicom is hard to guess. Their SW stuff seems to tank in value, but other stuff (especially the oddball like this) is hard to predict.

eighthsamurai
11-06-2009, 03:24 PM
nice to see everyone blaming medicom as usual for these high prices. and yet i can find a ton of stores in japan selling this for around the ¥14,000 for Kaneda, and ¥33,000 mark for the bike. that makes kaneda about the same price as a Hot Toys fig. why sideshow has hiked the price up so high is beyond me.

i guess you could argue it's something to do with import fees etc. in which case it's not medicom's fault. i'd still rather pay $200 for kaneda in the US than the whopping ¥18,500 (about $205) that the latest sideshow figs fetch in Japan.

Legion
11-06-2009, 04:43 PM
nice to see everyone blaming medicom as usual for these high prices. and yet i can find a ton of stores in japan selling this for around the ¥14,000 for Kaneda, and ¥33,000 mark for the bike. that makes kaneda about the same price as a Hot Toys fig. why sideshow has hiked the price up so high is beyond me.

i guess you could argue it's something to do with import fees etc. in which case it's not medicom's fault. i'd still rather pay $200 for kaneda in the US than the whopping ¥18,500 (about $205) that the latest sideshow figs fetch in Japan.

I just had to say that avatar is cool! I'll be leaving now :D

minivader
11-06-2009, 07:00 PM
BBTS has them up

bike $374.99
kaneda $189.99

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=199&company=38

The ill Jedi
11-06-2009, 07:11 PM
BBTS has them up

bike $374.99
kaneda $189.99

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=199&company=38
I'll take Flexpay and the Reward Points. :)

daikkenaurora
11-06-2009, 07:48 PM
BBTS has them up

bike $374.99
kaneda $189.99

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=199&company=38

Good price for the bike. I might cancel my SS order.

canuck_spartan
11-06-2009, 11:51 PM
Hey guys
Can someone answer me what the big difference is between the "regular" and "limited" bikes on the Sideshow website. Is it just a sheet of stickers? I mean, that seems kind of, well, lame...

DeadLeaves
11-06-2009, 11:59 PM
Is there a regular on SS? I thought they only had the one with "LE" in the corner.

canuck_spartan
11-07-2009, 12:42 AM
Is there a regular on SS? I thought they only had the one with "LE" in the corner.

Oh my bad, never bought from SS before. You're right, one is full payment, and one is flex pay. Still, is the LE one from sideshow an exclusive, or is that the same version everyone is getting (ie BBTS etc.)?

jrice73
11-07-2009, 01:58 AM
Just ordered from SS and flex pay'd both of them. This is a dream come true! I first saw Akira from a bootleg vhs tape when I was a junior in high school back in 1990. No subtitles; completely raw. But DAMN! That film changed me and launched me as it did so many into the world of anime. It was the first true anime that I had ever seen that had not been tampered with by Americans like Mach Go, Go, Go (Speed Racer), Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets), or Macross (Robotech). Akira sent me on a path to Gundam, original Macross, Miyazaki, and so many other wonderful series and films. I've always wanted a 1/6 scale Kaneda with bike. Now it's going to happen. Now all we need is...TETSUO!!!!

DeadLeaves
11-07-2009, 07:40 AM
Oh my bad, never bought from SS before. You're right, one is full payment, and one is flex pay. Still, is the LE one from sideshow an exclusive, or is that the same version everyone is getting (ie BBTS etc.)?

I don't know - but I'd expect it's the same, I don't know what the deal is with SS stating it's a limited edition. Isn't everything they sell? Like I said, don't know.

WEAPON X
11-07-2009, 07:52 AM
Oh my bad, never bought from SS before. You're right, one is full payment, and one is flex pay. Still, is the LE one from sideshow an exclusive, or is that the same version everyone is getting (ie BBTS etc.)?

The Limited Edition (LE) that is being offered from Sideshow comes with an addtional white box which contains an extra plain/sticker-free cowl, stickers and an art/illustration DVD (small print was not very legible).

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/20091104_d7112aba91e1e182e3b9xe3-1.jpg

Alice Adrenochrome
11-07-2009, 07:58 AM
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3591/screencapture1h.png (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/screencapture1h.png/)I can't stop looking at this.

WEAPON X
11-07-2009, 08:11 AM
FYI can be connected to an external speakers! :lol

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/WithText20091105_d4babaaf9924e7c717.jpg
Sound effects, including engine start, rev, tires, drift and drive.

daikkenaurora
11-07-2009, 08:18 AM
FYI can be connected to an external speakers! :lol

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/Kaneda/WithText20091105_d4babaaf9924e7c717.jpg

does the bike have sound?

Penn
11-07-2009, 08:40 AM
does the bike have sound?

oh yes, lights, sounds, the whole shebang. Ha ha!...bang.

Check out Sideshow's product page, it tells you all about it:

This die-cast metal vehicle replica is complete with LED light-up features, including front and back wheels, headlights, taillights, blinker, and dashboard, as well as sound effects, including engine start, rev, tires, drift and drive. The headlights can be adjusted to move up and down, and the front can be raised and lowered to simulate park and drive modes. The model has three power levels - off, lights only, and lights with sound, and has full, workable suspension created under cowling. (Requires 4 AAA batteries, not included.)

Penn
11-07-2009, 08:42 AM
I can't stop looking at this.

And I can't stop looking at his wango leg...:D

minivader
11-07-2009, 09:35 AM
PO sold out at BBTS, that was quicker than I thought.