A figure model based on AIST’s female android is being manufactured by WAVE Corporation, a model company which previously sold kits based on Honda’s P2 and P3 humanoid robots. The 1/12 scale model kit (14 cm tall) requires assembly, but the parts are already painted and feature easy snap-fit construction. It is also fully posable, and comes with three heads for different expressions (“normal,” “surprised,” and “angry” ). The kit won’t be shipped until February of next year, but it can be pre-ordered online at stores like Ami Ami and Hobby Link Japan for around $28 USD (not including shipping).
Hopefully this kit will prove popular enough for WAVE that they’ll make more based on the other HRP series robots. I’d love to have them all! More photos follow after the break.