In 2010 Project BM released a 1/6th scale version of Kaneda’s bike from Akira, and it was amazing. Sadly, this was in the middle of the recession, so dropping a few hundred dollars on a toy was out of the question.
Good things come to those who wait, apparently. After 11 years, the bike is back. This is a direct re-release of the original complete with lights, sounds, and a huge amount of detail. We caught sight of those over at the Big Bad Toy Store.
The front end is removable to reveal the highly detailed suspension system and wheel detail. Not only do we get to see under the cowl, but the sound effects are also activated via pressing the accelerator and brake pedals.
If you were looking for the accompanying Kaneda figure, he hasn’t been listed yet.
Kaneda’s bike, from the global anime film AKIRA, is about to explode into collections worldwide! This renewed edition comes 11 years after the first release: an incredibly accurate, heavy weight, and highly detailed portrayal of this iconic high-tech motorcycle. The front suspension, which is accentuated with chrome detailing, accurately flexes; pressing the accelerator pedal triggers an engine sound, while pressing the brake pedal triggers a tire-squealing effect. You can even connect it to external speakers for immersive, high-quality audio playback!
The product has the following features and accessories:
- 19.5 inches (50cm)
- 1/6 Scale
- Pressing the accelerator pedal triggers an engine sound
- Connect to external speakers for immersive, high-quality audio playback
- Front cowl
- Light cover
- Front-wheel covers (L/R)
- Side covers (L/R)
- Rear-wheel covers (L/R)
- Rear-wheel frame cover
- Tail cover
- Side undercover (L/R)
- Stand support
Kaneda is not included. The original figure and bike can still be found on eBay but can get pretty pricy.
Click here to order. The bike is currently in stock and is priced at $649.99.
[Source: Big Bad Toy Store]
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