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Soul of Popynica Akira Toy Re-Release

 

Kaneda’s super-cool bike is an iconic part of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. In 2010, it got its own highly-detailed toy from Soul of Popynica — and now it’s back for a high-end re-release more than a decade later.

 

The 500mm reproduction has a weighty die-cast base with PVC and ABS panels:

 

Kaneda's bike

Kaneda's bike

Kaneda's bike

Kaneda's bike

Kaneda's bike

 

The panels can be removed, exposing the detailed internal mechanics of the bike:

 

Kaneda's bike (without panels)

Kaneda's bike (without panels)

 

The wheels, blinkers, and headlight also light up:

 

Kaneda's bike (lighting up)

Kaneda's bike (lighting up)

 

Moreover (yes, there’s more!), the bike has sound efffects: an engine sound when you press the accelerator, and a tire squeal when you press the brake.

 

Along with the Tamashii Nations re-release of the Soul of Popynica bike, Medicom will be pitching in with its “Revival Version” Kaneda figure — just the right size to pose with the bike.

 

Bike with Kaneda

 

The Soul of Popynica bike will go on sale in May for 54,000 yen (about $519).

 

Source: Anime! Anime!

 

Kara Dennison @RubyCosmos

 

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