"Disperse or you will be dispersed by force!" From the anime Patlabor come the law enforcement labor, MPL-97S Python, manufactured by Manabe Heavy Industries. Undisputedly, one of the best labor in terms of mecha design from the first few episodes of the TV series. Taking the basic outlook of a riot police, this law enforcement unit, equipped with pistol and a rectangle riot shield. I'm surprised that Bandai didn't include any riot baton. Still, I'm grateful to have this half breed between toy and model kit because merchandised related to Patlabor Python is really niche ranging from soft vinyl to this 1/60 scale exoskeleton figure.
The metallic endoskeleton frame contributed to the weight. The weapon and armour cloth are plastic parts on tree alike model lot hence simple assembly is required. The emblem on the center of the chest is chromed plastic. I have applied the stickers but maybe due to its age, they didn't hold very well. The Python is used by Division 1 of the Tokyo police's Special Vehicles Section 2. When Division 2 upgrades to Shinohara's new AV-98 Ingram, Division 1 is left with the aging Python.