Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Preview: TOYS McCOY 1/6 Ma.K S.A.F.S.

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Holy Machinen Krieger!! This upcoming 1/6 scale S.A.F.S. might be enough to get me into 12" figures! Wow. Spied on Hobby Link Japan:

An epic project three years in the making, Toys McCoy is pulling out all the stops to create the ultimate replica of the S.A.F.S.! Striving to complete that perfection, a Summer 2009 release is planned.

The photos in this article from "Daytona BROS" magazine give us a brief glimpse of the uncompromising nature of this fantastic item! Although details aren't yet firm, the article indicates the planned release will be sometime this summer, with the price being around 100,000 yen. Production is planned to be limited to 700 units.


"Maschinen Krieger" creator Kow Yokoyama has collaborated with Toys McCoy director Hiroshi Okamoto and Billiken Shokai's master sculptor Hiromoto Mihara to create the ultimate replica of the S.A.F.S., or Super Armored Fighting Suit, in impressive 1/6 scale! Slated for a Summer 2009 release, this massive 40cm-tall fully articulated S.A.F.S. will be a multi-media extravaganza, featuring ABS, PVC, and metal parts. Not only that, the set includes a fully articulated 1/6-scale female pilot figure created by Billiken Shokai's Hayao Hama. Of course, the pilot figure can realistically "wear" the fighting suit! All in all, this is undoubtedly the ultimate Ma.K. action figure!

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Top left photo: The front and rear armored sections separate, allowing the pilot figure to "put on" the S.A.F.S.

Top right block of photos: 1. The fully articulated pilot figure can "wear" the S.A.F.S.! 2. A fuel tank panel hatch, located on the rear. 3. This front panel is for access to the emergency ejection system, plus the external power jack and food and water input access for the pilot. 4. The 47mm Prg.56 Laser Cannon acts as a switch, lighting up the model when turned. 5. The red indicator light within the left front emergency inspection panel lights up. 6. The right manipulator hand is fully articulated. 7. The heat suppressor. 8. The Main Optical Seeker is movable. 9. The space between the upper section's inner cushion is lighted in blue, and the cockpit interior is finely recreated. The right front armored section's information lamp lights up. 10. The interior of the main hatch is well detailed, with the top pad and all vital sign sensors recreated. 11. A special decal on the upper rear section shows the collaboration between Toys McCoy and Maschinen Krieger. 12. The pilot's forward information panel is lit in green. *The photos shown are of a prototype model, so the colors of the lights (photos 9, 11, 12) may be slightly different in the production model.

Center row of photos: S.A.F.S. Facts: With its 7mm of Tungsten frontal armored bolstered by 15mm of Super Ceramic coating, the S.A.F.S. can withstand a direct hit from the Nutrocker's 60mm P.W.38 Laser Cannon. The HL375G engine gives the S.A.F.S. a speed of 52 kph. The shoulder and side armor sections are moveable. The paint and markings are for the 14 Armored Regiment's "Eggplant 6."

Boxed block of text: Release planned for Summer 2009
Planned to be limited to 700 units
Planned price: around 100,000 yen

Bottom right photo: The 1/6-scale female pilot figure shown here is just a prototype, but still shows the soft feminine lines that will be evident in the finished product.

Bottom left row of photos: 13. Toys McCoy's M51 Field Pants pattern, changed to a “low waist” design. 14. The fabric chosen for this figure includes "bio-construction." 15. The faithfully replicated US Army desert boots and hybrid US/German Army helmet and headset can be worn by the figure. 16, 17. The figure includes interchangeable gloved or non-gloved hands.

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