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.


 

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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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