By Rrobbert184 from GundamReviews.net
1/60 ARX-8 Laevatein by Kotobukiya (Available From HobbyLink Japan – HLJ.com)
ARX-8 is the Arm Slave piloted by Sousuke in Full Metal Panic. Let’s see what’s inside this scale kit from Kotoubukiya.
Catchy cover art with a great pose. Looking very Buster Gundamish.
The box itself is both a bit longer and deeper than the MG Universe Booster.
Manufacturer information, and you can see in the bottom right the MSRP of 5800 JPY. Don’t forget you can get 20% off at HLJ.com!
For the kit itself, you can see that you can change it into Λ-Driver Canceller Fairy’s Feather by optional parts.
Some other gimmicks are shown off, such as a sub-arm, clear effect parts and folding gun.
3 main colors will greet you when you crack open the box.
And if you unfold the manual, you’ll see a sharp looking view of the whole ARX-8.
Information and lineart is included beside the parts layout.
And the manual is not a booklet, but instead folds out.
You can see the official color guide on the right.
And here are the plates in alphabetical order.
The effect parts and sensor comes in a separate plastic bag.
For some final thoughts, Kotobukiya and other manufacturers have already made a few Arm Slaves in different styles, and you can even get it in D-style. But this really feels like it’s going to be an acccurate representation of the strongest and most popular AS. From the box to the plates, things look promising, to stick around to see what it’s like when it’s all put together! Thanks for checking this out.
“Shall we dual weapons duel?”