BLOG: Kotobukiya – Non-Scale Earth Engine Impacter

Kotobukiya - Non-Scale Earth Engine Impacter Haven’t watched Captain Earth as of yet though it is one of those shows that many anticipated… and were disappointed in the end. Regarless of how the story went, one thing is for sure. The titular machine, Earth Engine Impacter, looks awesome and Kotobukiya is making a kit of it.

The kit stands at 180mm to the top of the shoulder pylons and comes with a bunch of accessories. These include optional manipulators, replacement torso parts for the activated cannons/vulcans, an in-scale Earth Engine Ordinary unit, and a display base.

AmiAmi currently has the kit on pre-order at 32% discount, bringing the price down to just ¥4,960 or roughly $42.

  • Earth Engine Impacter
    Release Information: May 2015 · ¥7,344
    Pre-order via AmiAmi
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4 responses

  1. I’m really new to the world of replica buying. The Earth Engine just might be my first buy in this realm ever. I apologize if it’s a burden to explain, but just what is the difference between Kotobukiya’s and MegaHouse’s Earth Engine Impacters? The former is ‘buildable’ while the latter is more of a figure, and I shouldn’t disregard the greater detail of Kotobukiya and the cleaner look of MegaHouse, but functionally are they the same post-build then?

    2015.04.10 at 7:13 PM

  2. First and foremost, thanks for reading the blog and asking this great question. But you’re spot on that one is a model kit while the other is a figure. As for differences, first and foremost is the price tag as model kits tend to be cheaper than pre-painted/pre-assembled action figures. That said, Kotobukiya tends to do stuff differently for their model kits than let’s say Bandai. Some Kotobukiya kits come with pre-painted parts and have great part separation. This allows you to build a model kit with minimum to no additional work needed.

    On the other hand, MegaHouse does a good job in releasing figures with great detail. However, coming from a personal experience, these figures tend to be a hit or miss when it comes to quality control. Also since they’re pre-assembled, they cost a lot more than model kits. So at the end of the day, it all comes down to how much you’re willing to spend. Hopefully this answer has given you some perspectives on the pros and cons of each.

    2015.04.11 at 1:59 AM

  3. First of all, thank you for the swift response. I’m glad to see I was able to decipher the basic differences thanks to your two articles, but I’m also glad for your additional personal insight on the companies as well! All in all, I’m convinced Kotobukiya is the better deal here, if only because due to having to build it I can complete it by reenacting the delightful combination sequence.

    Now then, thank you so much for helping me make a meaningful purchase, as I not only enjoyed this related anime greatly, but that was also due to it being the first anime I watched when I began watching anime seasonally :)

    2015.04.11 at 8:33 PM

  4. Awesome! Hopefully this starts your path as a bonafide mecha afficionado! Cheers!

    2015.04.12 at 12:13 AM

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