Agnirage takes the form of a red dragon that serves as the protector of the Valiant Force’s Crystal Reactors.
The model is a third generation Hexa Gear developed independently by SANAT using Zoatex data copied from a stolen Voltrex unit. While the construction of Agnirage’s base frame shares many similarities with Voltrex, the capabilities of the unit have been transfigured to an extent that far surpasses the original Voltrex unit. In addition to flight capabilities that surpass Blockbuster and the defense force field that protects the unit, Agnirage boasts a number of features that distinguish the unit’s prowess on the battlefield compared to the other third generation Hexa Gear. One of Agnirage’s primary weapons is a long-range, chargeable beam known as the “Imperial Flame.” The powerful weapon is used by Agnirage to defend the Crystal Reactors from attackers by burning them to ash by harnessing the “flames of hell.”
Upon sensing enemy forces in its vicinity, Agnirage will immediately take off and fire the Imperial Flame at the enemy attackers from high in the sky. After unleashing total devastation on the enemy targets, which often lack defense from aerial attacks, Agnirage will deploy drones to take out the remaining enemies. In order to accommodate the unit’s inferior armor defense in close-range land battles, Agnirage is equipped with a defense force field, allowing it to stave off attacks from the enemy’s foot soldiers. Agnirage units are typically used individually or in small groups in order to conquer enemy forces over a wide area with rapid precision, and are considered to be one of the biggest threats to the Liberty Alliance along with Para-Pawn Expander.
The exact timeline for the unit’s development is unknown. The unit’s existence was unknown until the initial attacks on the Crystal Reactors, and it is said that the unit already existed at the time of Demolition Brute’s appearance.
As a unit designed to defend some of the most crucial facilities for both armies, SANAT has dedicated its utmost effort to the development of Agnirage and loading the unit with the most advanced technologies. This highly advanced Hexa Gear which takes the form of a gigantic red dragon circles the sky around the Crystal Reactors, unleashing its flame on any enemies that dare to approach and reducing them to ashes.
KOTOBUKIYA Company first began as a single toy store for dolls operated by Jusaburo Shimizu in 1947. In 1951, he re-created his sole proprietorship into a limited liability company, together with his two brothers.
While always continuing to focus on retail sales, KOTOBUKIYA first venture into original products as a model kit manufacturer began in 1983 with Armament, our first original model kit. This was followed in 1985 with King Godzilla, our very first licensed kit.
What really set apart KOTOBUKIYA from other model kit manufacturers was the acquisition of the model kit license for Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam THE-O mecha, the first time a company other than Bandai was able to release Gundam products!
Our first foray into the non-kit business was in May of 1989 with soft vinyl statues and the Active Styling Figures (today branded as ARTFX Statues). Since then, we have increased our lineup with fully assembled and painted resin statues (now known as KOTOBUKIYA Fine Art Statues), Action Figures, One Coin Mini Figures・nd more!
As a model kit manufacturer, we were always striving to further improve the material and detail and articulation of our kits. That level of commitment has continued throughout all product types that we have developed, and KOTOBUKIYA is renowned for our quality and dedication to craftsmanship.
In our retail stores, we hold annual sculpting and painting contests, which is judged by our in-house and other known sculptors and outside judges, including the editor-in-chief of Hobby Japan, the Japanese model magazine. The number of entries normally exceeds three hundred, with entrants from all over Japan. In fact, some of our in-house sculptors originated as entrants into the contest and other toy manufacturers have scouted many others!
Over the years, were attracted the attention of not only top artistic talents, but also the favor of publishers and licensors who wish to work with only the best the toy and collectible industry has to offer.
In October 2009, A highly capable USA team was formed to strengthen its marketing and product development capabilities for the US market. The team was named KOTOBUKIYA KREATIVE 3. K3’s members are well known as one of the most talented US sculptors and artists in the arena of collectible statues and toys.
Kotobukiya is a current manufacturer of licensed collectible products based on the following properties:
- Alien vs. Predator
- Anime Properties
- Dead or Alive
- Devil May Cry
- Indiana Jones
- Marvel Comics
- One Coin
- Pirates of the Carribbean
- Star Wars
- The Art of Shunya Yamashita