Bandai HG 1/60 ARX-8 Laevatein version I.V.

Bandai HG 1/60 ARX-8 Laevatein box

ARX-8 Laevatein is the final upgrade for the MC in Full Metal Panic. It features lambda drive that the antagonist uses.

Bandai had made a good job for this kit. While alot of the parts are reused, yet some smart designs are used to make the reused part unique.

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Bandai HG 1/60 ARX-7 Arbalest version I.V.

Bandai HG 1/60 ARX-7 Arbalest version Invisible Victory package

The plastic model kit is the rendition of ARX-7 Arbalest in the Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory. Despite a 1/60 scale, it is just a small model after build. The impressive aspect of this kit is that it has good articulations and high detail, as what is expected from a modern model kit produced by Bandai.

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Unboxing Metal Build ARX-8 Laevatein Version I.V.

It has been ages waiting for this product to be released by Bandai. Icing on the cake, Bandai just release this figure in its highly detailed and high-quality line collectible the Metal Build. Laevatein for fans of Full Metal Panic series knows it is a major upgrade of ARX-7 Arbalest after Sousuke defeated by Leonard.

Front package Bandai Metal Build ARX-8 Laevatein Version I.V.

It has some heft to the box and package, not overly complicated box art.

Back package Bandai Metal Build ARX-8 Laevatein Version I.V.

Nothing too fancy, from the back of the package, just overview of the Laevatein with accessories and how the base can be used as a weapon storage and display stand.

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Bandai Robot Damashii ARX-7 Arbalest

Arbalest dodging with combat shotgun

Bandai Robot Damashii or Robot 魂 entry for the Full Metal Panic series arm slave ARX-7 Arbalest, perhaps is one of a solid action figure mecha and yet affordable compared to the Alter Mechanical Model ARX-7 from my previous entry.

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Alter ARX-7 Arbalest accessories review

Arbalest in front view close up

Let’s look at how much labor and love Alter has poured into this figure. Will show case its monoculer cutter, arm slave shotgun, grenade and an anti-tank knife. For the owner of this superb figure, you will notice that some part of the figure has small print, in which can be read if magnifying glass is used. Unfortunately, not all word from the small print can be read.

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Alter ARX-7 Arbalest Full Metal Panic review


Alter ARX-7 Arbalest from the anime Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid is a Generation 3 arm slave with an experimental Lambda Drive. In the story the Lamda drive gives supernatural ability to the arm slave, making it a 1-man army.

Alter has replicate this iconic mecha from the series with very high detailed in 15cm or about 5 inch action figure.

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Alter Mechanic Model Collection ARX-7 Arbalest

Package front

Finally after 10 days of waiting and worrying that it will lost in transit. Finally it arrived safe and sound without any damage on the parcel. I guess I’m lucky 😀

The newest addition is the long awaited ARX-7 Arbalest arm slave model from Alter. The model is scaled to 1/60 from its actual size in the anime series Full Metal Panic.

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