This is a WAVE issue of the MkIII Raptor, basically using the old SAFS Nitto molds plus injection version of the Modelkasten Raptor/Snake eye/Fireball SG parts together with new decals and camo card. There are two versions of the Raptor released by WAVE, one containing resin parts from Modelkasten (series 00.28), and the other cheaper version containing injection molded parts. This one reviewed here is the injection version (series 00.02). I've yet gotten my hands on the resin version, which is rare even on YAJ and reaches ridiculous (oops, no offence) prices.
I really wanted this kit when I started this Ma.K hobby and I was not disappointed by the contents even though it was quite expensive. With the recent rumor/news of new Hasegawa releases of the Snake eye and possibly the Raptor, this item has all but disappeared from YAJ.
Well, we shall see...
Sorry, no decal photos as I've misplaced mine for the moment. I will put it in once I find it! :)
Type of material : khaki injection molds
Number of parts: SAFS sprues + 2 new sprues
Overall quality: Very good
Overall accuracy: Accurate
Date of release: Sept2003
Release price: 2600 yen
Current Running price in YAJ: 4500 - 6650 yen
Raptor's two additional sprues, the one of the left is the same sprue as the Snake eye and Firecall SG released by WAVE as well at the same period of time, the one on the right holds the cool pilot head with visor, new leg parts, Raptor hatch and rear armor.