Bandai Namco’s hobby business subsidiary, Bandai Spirits has announced the Gundam Side-F limited release of the RGM-89 Jegan(Yuu Kajima Custom) appearing in the High Grade Universal Century line of Gundam model kits.
Originally designed by Yutaka Izubuchi for the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack film, this RGM-89 Jegan is a custom version piloted by Earth Federation ace pilot Yuu Kajima. Yuu Kajima is best known as the protagonist of the 1996 Sega Saturn Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny game series. For his exploits piloting the RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1 and RX-79BD-3 Blue Destiny Unit 3, Yuu earned the moniker “Blue Death”. Since then, he has adopted blue as his personal color for his mobile suits.
The Blue Destiny subsequently received two manga adaptations and a remake of the game was featured in the 2014 Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories on PlayStation 3.
Set fourteen years after the One Year War in U.C. 0093, Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack serves as the final confrontation between legendary rivals Amuro Ray and Char Aznable. Char has risen to power as leader of Neo Zeon and plans an all-out assault to decimate the Earth’s population to revive the planet. Released to theaters in 1988, Char’s Counterattack grossed 1.16 billion yen at the box office.
This version of HGUC 1/144 Jegan features Yuu Kajima’s signature blue custom colors for the chest, the elbow joints are made of ABS material to ensure strength, and the shoulders are equipped with a forward and backward swing mechanism to allow for a variety of poses. The gunpla will also include Earth Federation marking stickers.
The HGUC 1/144 The Gundam Side-F Limited Jegan(Yuu Kajima Custom) is priced at 1,980 yen with an October 8, 2022 release date.
Source: The Gundam Base