Kotobukiya Launching a Zone of the Enders Vic Viper Model

It's Leap Year Day and that has nothing to do with Vic Viper! Before Gradius' Vic Viper transformed into weird tiny girl armor in Busou Shinki, it transformed into an awesome Orbital Frame mecha in Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, piloted by a more grown-up Leo from the first game. Kotobukiya is bringing out a model of this amazing Vic Viper variant this June, just in time for the upcoming Z.O.E. HD Collection later this Fall. Once completed, the model is fully transformable into Vic Viper or Orbital Frame mode. What's cool is that Yoji Shinkawa, Kojima's main designer and designer of the Vic Viper Orbital Frame, supervised the production of this model, so it's as accurate as it can get. For those that aren't good with modeling, here's hoping a fully transformable Revoltech version is also on the way. Check out more photos (and pre-order) at AmiAmi or Hobby Link Japan.

This Vic Viper looks a little different because it transforms into an awesome Orbital Frame.

The requisite Orbital Frame cockpit looks a lot bigger on Vic Viper.

- Shawn - 2/29/12