Hot Toys AC 02 Kerberos Panzer Jäger : Protect Gear

Following the release of the incredible Samurai Predator Collectible Figure, the first ever collaboration with legendary artist Mr. Takayuki Takeya (竹谷隆之)*, Hot Toys is thrilled to join hands with Mr. Takeya again to bring you a collectible figure of the Protect Gear from Kerberos Panzer Jäger (ケルベロス 鋼鉄の猟犬) which is part of the classic Japanese franchise – Kerberos Saga**. Over the past few years, Hot Toys’ Production Director and Chief Painter, Mr. JC. Hong (홍진철), had been working closely with Mr. Takeya and his team to create the high quality articulated collectible figure.

The Kerberos Panzer Jäger: 1/6th scale Protect Gear Collectible Figure is the latest addition in the Hot Toys’ Artist Collection. It is based on the radio drama by Mr. Mamoru Oshii (押井守) in 2006 called Kerberos Panzer Jäger and the story is set in Germany during World War II before the events of the original Kerberos timeline.

The collectible figure features newly sculpted and uniquely painted black full body armor, a head with the iconic mask and light up function, an interchangeable head sculpt with face of a Panzer Company trooper, detailed weapons and accessories, and a specially designed debris diorama base.

The Kerberos Saga is a military sci-fi franchise originally created in the late 80s by Japanese writer and filmmaker, Mr. Mamoru Oshii, who has also directed the popular anime sci-fi film – Ghost in the Shell. One of the most iconic elements in the Kerberos Saga is the full body armor called Protect Gear that the characters wear and its amazingly cool design has even inspired many adaptations in video games and movies.

The 1/6th scale Protect Gear Collectible Figure’s special features:
– Original Protect Gear design
– Approximately 33 cm tall
– Body with 30 points of articulations
– One (1) head with mask and light-up function (red light, battery operated)
– One (1) sculpted head with coif and face of a Panzer Company trooper
– Six (6) interchangeable gloved palms including:
– One (1) pair of relaxed palms
– One (1) right palm for holding pistol
– One (1) right palm for holding machine gun
– One (1) left palm for holding machine gun
– One (1) left palm for supporting machine gun

Costume:
– One (1) black shirt
– One (1) pair of black pants
– One (1) upper-body chainmail-like netting
– One (1) uniquely painted black colored full body Protect Gear armor
– One (1) pair of black boots

Weapons:
– One (1) machine gun with bipod
– One (1) pistol with stock
– Two (2) pistol ammo clips

Accessories:
– One (1) helmet
– One (1) carrying frame
– One (1) radio gear with antenna
– One (1) ammunition pack with ammo belt
– One (1) debris diorama base with abandoned helmet, mask, and Kerberos Panzer Jäger logo

Artists:
– Original Drama & Supervision: Mamoru Oshii
– Original Designer: Jun Suemi***
– Original Sculptors: Takayuki Takeya & Eisaku Kito
– Original Sculpt Producer: Satoshi Koizumi
– Sculpted by:
– Takashi Yamaguchi
– Masaaki Koseki
– Yong Kyum, Kim
– Jong Hyuk, Park
– Seung Min, Kang
– Hyeong Seok, Koh
– Yu Mi, Kim
– Painted by Yoong Young, Lee & JC. Hong
– Costume Designed by Hai Lim
– Special Thanks to KAZ & Kazuyoshi Hirose (BARQUE INC.)

Release date: Q3-Q4, 2014

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice
**Battery included for collectible figure. Button cells are required

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