Revealed at “Tamashii Nations World Tour Tokyo,” GAT-X103 Buster Gundam joins the Tamashii Nations brand ROBOT Spirits <SIDE MS> ver. A.N.I.M.E line of high end Gundam action figures. The “ver. A.N.I.M.E.”(Action New Imagination Memory Emotion) series features dynamic anime proportions and dense sculpting, as well as a state-of-the-art articulation system that allows fans to recreate the impressive action scenes from the figures’ respective anime works.
Designed by legendary mechanical designer Kunio Okawara, the GAT-X103 Buster Gundam is piloted by Dearka Elsman of ZAFT’s Le Crueset team in the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series. It is one of the four “G Project” mobile suits secretly developed by Morgenroete, Inc. for the Earth Alliance, that were stolen by ZAFT at the beginning of the anime series. Equipped with the Hyper Impulse Rifle, the Buster Gundam is an artillery mobile suit designed for long-range combat.
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!
- Four types of interchangeable left and right hands
- Hand storage deck
- 4 types of 220mm 6-twin missile effects
- Anti-armor shotgun effect
- 350mm gun launcher/ultra high impulse long range sniper rifle combined effect
- 94mm high energy convergent fire rifle effect
- Adapter parts for 350mm gun launcher
The ROBOT Spirits <SIDE MS> GAT-X103 Buster Gundam ver. A.N.I.M.E. is priced at 11,550 yen with a July 2024 release date.
Source: Tamashii Nations