Now available for pre-order is one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of Japanese animation: KANEDA’S BIKE
Sideshow is proud to present the Kaneda’s Bike Die-cast Model by PROJECT BM! from Katsuhiro Otomo’s acclaimed manga, AKIRA, and created under Otomo’s direct supervision. This die-cast metal vehicle replica is complete with LED light-up features, including front and back wheels, headlights, taillights, blinker, and dashboard, as well as sound effects, including engine start, rev, tires, drift and drive. The headlights can be adjusted to move up and down, and the front can be raised and lowered to simulate park and drive modes. The model has three power levels – off, lights only, and lights with sound, and has full, workable suspension created under cowling. (Requires 4 AAA batteries, not included.)
Kaneda’s Bike, fire-engine red and emblazoned with the marks of sponsors, is a companion piece to Sideshow’s Shotaro Kaneda 12-inch figure and completes the look, bringing the film to vivid life all these years later. Released in 1988, the film brought anime to the world stage and represented not only a landmark for foreign cinema, but something that would remain a cult hit for decades to come.
Fans of the film will definitely want to pre-order this one, guaranteeing their shipment when the bike comes in in February of this year.