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38502 - Dennis Trident/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - news of this model was announced on 31st December 2010 and it was released on 2nd January 2011. It features 'Astro Boy' all advertising.

The following is extracted from Wikipedia.

Astro Boy is a Japanese manga series first published in 1952 and television program first broadcast in Japan in 1963. The story follows the adventures of a robot named Astro Boy and a selection of other characters along the way.

Astro Boy is the first Japanese television series that embodied the aesthetic that later became familiar worldwide as anime. It originated as a manga in 1952 by Osamu Tezuka, revered in Japan as the "God of Manga." After enjoying success abroad, Astro Boy was remade in the 1980s as Shin Tetsuwan Atomu, known as Astroboy in other countries, and again in 2003. In November 2007, he was named Japan's envoy for overseas safety. An American computer-animated 3-D film based on the original manga series by Tezuka was released on October 23, 2009.

The bus - ATR172 is one of almost four-hundred 12 metre Dennis Tridents that entered service with KMB between 1998 and 2003. The ATR class included both Alexander and Duple Metsec bodied examples. ATR172 was first registered on 12th August 1999.

 
 Manufacturer of model  80M Bus Model Shop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Trident III
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander ALX500 
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  ATR172
 Registration number  JE1364
 Route number  182
 Destination  Central (Macau Ferry)
 Quantity  1,200
 Date released - Hong Kong  2nd January 2011

 
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