PREORDER SHIPS 2023
From the science-fiction anime ‘Future GPX Cyber Formula,’ threezero and Megahouse are thrilled to announce VARIABLE ACTION Hi-SPEC UNITED FUTURE GPX CYBER FORMULA ASURADA G.S.X, which is available for pre-order starting on Friday, Feb 4, 2022 at noon (HKT)!
VA Hi-SPEC ASURADA G.S.X is threezero’s first groundbreaking vehicle model developed under threeMega, which is a collaboration brand between threezero and MegaHouse. It is redesigned by threezero's creative director Kelvin Sau, retaining the traditional shape of Asurada G.S.X with added mechanical details on the surface. This high-end car model has enhanced playability with many moveable features, and a deliberate sophisticated approach introduces the racecar with a striking and innovative new presentation.
VA Hi-SPEC ASURADA G.S.X is a 1/18 scale collectible die-cast model, with approximate dimensions of 24.3cm L x 12.5cm W x 5.6cm H (9.5”L x 5”W x 2”H). Its advanced moveable parts include hinged side doors and openable roof, a boost pod lift feature, a pair of rear wings that can be folded/unfolded, a pair of rear hatches that flips open to reveal the interior turbine fans, an opening fuel cover, all four wheels that can revolve, and front wheels that can turn directions.
LED functions are located in both the headlights and tail lights, control panel, and boost pod. VA Hi-SPEC ASURADA G.S.X includes a model display base that accurately replicates the racing track from the anime. When the model is placed on the base, different modes of lighting effects can be selected with the available buttons.
The body of VA Hi-SPEC ASURADA G.S.X is mainly made of zinc alloy (die-cast), POM, and ABS, and is painted with metallic coating. The die-cast enhances the weight and durability of the vehicle model and is combined with engineering plastic at the movable joints in order to increase the functionality of moving parts. The wheels are made of a soft PVC material to replicate a realistic rubber tire texture. A Hayato Kazami figure, with helmet, articulation, and detailed paint, is also included; which can be placed inside the vehicle model.
[Kelvin Sau’s concept of Asurada G.S.X: (The designer)]
When I first watched the anime Cyber Formula, Asurada G.S.X impressed me and became my favorite racecar design, so it was my honor to have the opportunity to redesign this beautiful work by Kawamori-sensei and make this model in collaboration with ‘Megahouse,’ who I am a big fan of. And Sunrise was also very generous in accepting my redesign with almost no retakes. In redesigning it, I have kept the original design of Asurada G.S.X while incorporating some modern elements, such as sharpness, angles, curves, and layers of mechanical details on the surface. As for the color scheme, where the anime's design was in a tricolor, since this design has details and panel lines added, the coloring of the white areas and the grey areas were given slightly different colors per different panels to make it more realistic. Due to the help and effort of the development team, and also due to the precious advice from both MegaHouse and Sunrise, we were able to make a contemporary new presentation of the car design, honoring the original design that has been loved by the Cyber Formula fans for 30 years.