|Sen-Ti-Nel just continues these RIOBOT releases month after month as the RIOBOT line adds the iconic Orbital Frame Jehuty from Zone of The Enders.
Built from ABS, PVC and die-cast metal, this high-end figure was designed by Chemical Attack under the supervision of the original mechanical designer for the games, Yoji Shinkawa.
Like the previous RIOBOT releases, the figure will include a display stand as well as effect parts to replicate signature poses seen in the games. It will also include an attack ring to mount weapons though unlike the Revoltech version, it doesn’t have the "enemy" notification on the ring itself.
|Initially revealed (or rather, leaked) during a party of sorts at Hideo Kojima’s office, Kaiyodo has revealed clearer images of the upcoming Vic Viper release in the main Revoltech line.
With Vic Viper being a transformable unit, its conversion to flight mode will require some additional parts. Though unlike previous transforming Revoltech releases, Vic Viper only requires a single extended version of the hip assembly and most of the transformation process is achieved via movement of components.
It also helps that Vic Viper has this clean color palette that makes it fairly difficult to resist purchasing. Would this be the first Zone of the Enders Revoltech figure in the CATALOGUE?
[UPDATE] Not talking about that crotch section. Never.
|So Hideo Kojima and the guys were having some party of sorts, posting pics of pizzas and drinks when he suddenly tweets this pic of a Vic Viper figure using that all-too-familiar Revoltech stand.
That’s right, having just released the Naked Jehuty figure, it seems like Kaiyodo isn’t done with their Zone of the Enders kick and will be dishing out this guy next. Also, it’s a welcome treat that they’ll again do a figure outside of the Jehuty remolds and variations.
Kaiyodo hasn’t made an official announcement regarding this release as of yet.
|With the upcoming release of the Zone of the Enders HD Collection every company wants to take some profit from all the hype. This time around, Sen-Ti-Nel is calling the shots with their RIOBOT Jehuty and Anubis figures as they’re revealed in the recently concluded Wonder Festival Summer 2012.
As expected with any RIOBOT figure, both will come fully loaded with accessories as seen in the games, as well as a display stand for those dynamic poses.
And yeah, they also showed this guy having an accessory extending up to 82 freaking centimeters!
|Konami’s official YouTube channel has posted a 5-minute opening animation for Zone of the Enders HD Collection. This collection will feature the two classic games Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner in a fully-remastered, high resolution package.
The essential Zone of the Enders series features the engrossing storytelling of Hideo Kojima, paired with thrilling robot fights in a futuristic interplanetary setting. Players control fast and powerful mechs (robots) known as Orbital Frames to blast their enemies into oblivion. [Konami]
Zone of the Enders HD Collection will be available in Japan starting October 25 for both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
|While Kaiyodo and its Revoltech line are known for milking the Evangelion franchise by releasing 34,237 figures (LOL exaggeration), it seems like this particular mecha from Zone of the Enders will also follow this trend.
Revoltech No.120 will once more feature the Jehuty mold, but this time around, it comes with the Vector Cannon. It is one of the most powerful weapons that players had access to in the games.
To differentiate from previous releases, they’ve changed the overall color scheme of this set to a darker hue.