RGM-79[G] GM Sniper 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 renowned mechanical designer Kunio Okawara, as the name implies, the RGM-79[G] GM Sniper is a mass production, long-range, ground combat mobile suit, featured in the 1996 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team OVA series
The series was directed by Takeyuki Kanda, followed by Umanosuke Iida, with character designs by Bones Inc. founder Toshihiro Kawamoto, and a mechanical design team consisting of Kunio Okawara, Hajime Katoki, and Kimitoshi Yamane.
The 08th MS Team inspired a compilation film in 1998 titled Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team- Miller’s Report, as well as a new anime short in 2013 titled, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team- Battle in Three Dimensions.
The year is Universal Century 0079. The Federation has begun mass production of prototype Gundams for use by its ground forces. Shiro Amada, commander of the 08th MS Team, must lead his soldiers through fierce fighting on the ground. However, the Zeons are developing a secret project which could tip the balance of power! Can Shiro and his ragtag team of castoffs, rejects, and bad attitudes save the Federation?
- Interchangeable hands x 4 (Left and Right)
- 100mm Machine gun
- Large long range beam rifle
- Short shield
- 2 sets of cooling cables x 2
- Hand storage deck
- 100mm machine gun mounting joint
- Various effects
The ROBOT Spirits GM Sniper ver. A.N.I.M.E. is priced at 8,250 yen with a March 2023 release date through Premium Bandai.
Source: Premium Bandai