Kotobukiya Plans to Import "Ghost in the Shell" Jigabachi Model

Seven inch model planned for October

Everyone loves Ghost in the Shell's Tachikoma AI spider-tanks. Everyone except their natural enemies, the Jigabachi AI digger wasp-helicopters. If you can put aside your Tachikoma affection long enough to appreciate the Jigabachi,  Kotobukiya has confirmed that they plan to import the 7 inch, 1/72 scale model of the mech to North America this October. 


A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Koto returns to the world of Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell, a futuristic police thriller dealing with the exploits of Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9, a covert group which specializes in fighting technology-related crime. Helping Section 9 in their exploits are AI-infused mecha and vehicles including the helicopter Jigabachi AV (“Digger Wasp” Advanced)! This new model kit of the Jigabachi is an anime-accurate recreation of the assault helicopter including its deadly Gatling gun that can be folded forward as seen in the show. This incredibly detailed kit requires easy snap-fit assembly, and does not need to be painted, although you may choose to customize or detail the standard gray chopper as you see fit. Measuring at 1/72 scale, the ship is approximately 7 inches long, and it includes a special base (with Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd Gig logo) so that the completed model can be displayed in flight. As a special bonus, each Jigabachi comes with three in-scale blue Tachikoma tanks so you can recreate the memorable action scenes when they face off in episodes 24 and 25 of the anime series!

Available October 2013.


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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