On the recently held 53th Shizuoka Hobby Show event last May 15 to 18, 2014 at Twin Messe, Shizuoka, Japan, Bandai has previewed its first look at the plastic model MG Patlabor Type 98 Ingram AV. This figure represents the mecha on the live-action The Next Generation Patlabor. Price has yet to be revealed but this is already marked for September 2014 release.
The Next Generation Patlabor project is helmed by Mamoru Oshii and will have a seven-part series (including episode 0) engagement with 12 full episodes starting this April 5th 2014 to January 1st 2015.
In addition, The Next Generation Patlabor will have a full length feature film that is set to premier in 2015. Mamoru Oshii is part of HEADGEAR who used to serve as the writer-director and one of the original creators of the Mobile Police Patlabor anime series.Graphics and audio studio, Omnibus Japan that is tied with TOHOKUSHINSHA, is co-producing the new project. Omnibus Japan's known works include doing graphics for Ghost in the Shell and the Evangelion movies.