Bandai Lifestyle bath-products brand Bikkuri? Tamago is collaborating with the Gunpla series to release two new sets to their “Dramatic Bath Series” to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the brand. Bikkuri? Tamago launched in 2002 as a new line of bath additives which featured a toy inside once the bath capsule had dissolved in the water.
The new bath sets are themed after the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series. Both priced at 1,540 yen and releasing in July 2022, one set includes the Entry Grade 1/144 Strike Gundam (Deactive Mode) and either Mobile GOOnH (Sand Yellow) or Mobile ZnO (Light Gray) mini Gundam models, while the Entry Grade 1/144 Strike Gundam (Grand Slam Equipped Type) includes either the Mobile GOOnH (Brown) or Mobile ZnO (Green) mini Gundam models. The two colors of the mini gunpla can be combined to recreate the accurate colors seen in the SEED series. The mini model kits will appear in a capsule once the bath bomb has dissolved.
Designed by renowned mechanical designer Kunio Okawara, the UMF-4A GOOhN and UMF-5 ZnO are both amphibious, transformable mobile suits fielded by ZAFT(Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty) in the 2002 Gundam SEED series.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED aired from 2002-2003 directed by Mitsuo Fukuda and scripted by Chiaki Morosawa. The series features character designs by Hisashi Hirai, mechanical designs by Kunio Okawara and Kimitoshi Yamane, chief mecha animation direction by Satoshi Shigeta, and music by Toshihiko Sahashi. The popular series was followed with a sequel series in 2004 titled, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. Both the SEED and SEED Destiny series received HD Remastered editions in 2011 and 2013 respectively.
Year 70 of the Cosmic Era. The Coordinators, a group of genetically enhanced humans, have moved into colonies orbiting the Earth. But that hasn’t quieted the tensions between them and regular humans; the conflict soon escalates into a full-scale war. On the neutral colony of Heliopolis, Kira Yamato, and his friends are going to school and just being kids. But when the ZAFT commando forces attack, Kira’s life changes forever.
Left with no choice, he and Federation officer Murrue Ramius are thrown into battle in a prototype mobile weapon, which Kira christens “GUNDAM.” Now, Kira must defend himself and his friends from his own people. For, unknown to anyone else, Kira is a Coordinator. And the enemy he faces on the battlefield is his childhood best friend, Athrun!
Announced in May 2021, the SEED series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Mobile Suit Gundam SEED PROJECT ignited. The project includes the installation of the life-sized Freedom Gundam statue in Shanghai with a special video by director Mitsuo Fukuda to commemorate it, Gundam Docks at Shanghai event, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse manga, a new video game in development, and an anime theatrical film sequel to the SEED TV anime series.
Source: Bandai Lifestyle