For a cool $419 you could own Sideshow Collectibles new 1/6 scale replica of Kaneda's motorcycle from Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira. That price does not include Sideshow's awesome new 12" Kaneda action figure (which is an additional $199), which means this thing is for SERIOUS toy collectors. Time to start eating nothing but 10-cent ramen noodles. The die-cast metal bike has light-up LED headlights, taillights, blinkers, and a dashboard, and features five different engine sounds.
Sideshow is now taking pre-orders through their website for this premium collector's item, set to ship in the second quarter of 2010. Akira is Otomo's ground-breaking science-fiction manga series about a motorcycle hooligan who becomes part of a government experiment against his will, to force human beings into the next phase of evolution. The comic was adapted into a landmark anime feature film in 1988.