Kabuto: Metal Insect Toys


Fans of meccano might enjoy this — a series of aluminium insect model kits to create your very own army of terror with which to send out and conquer the planet whilst you sit back stroking a luxurious cigar and smoking a fine white cat. Alas, these model kits don t feature motorised parts, but they do look rather menacing nonetheless. Japan has something of an obsession with large insects and a popular pastime for many elementary schoolchildren in Japan is collecting stag beetles in the forest and making them fight each other — which was the inspiration behind Pokemon. These metal renditions are a nice way for older generations to rekindle some of their childhood, and could definitely act as an attractive paperweight or bludgeoning tool.

Aluminium Insect Model Kits [Product Page]
Photo Gallery: Creating A Kabuto Beetle [Livedoor]