Initially announced in early March, Gundam Aerial Rebuild 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 mechanical designer JNTHED, the XVX-016RN Gundam Aerial Rebuild is piloted by protagonist Suletta Mercury in the Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury series. Gundam Aerial Rebuild is the successor to the XVX-016 Gundam Aerial, renovated after the extensive damages it suffered in the duel between Earth House and Grassley House.
Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury is directed by Kiznaiver‘s Hiroshi Koyabashi, and penned by Code Geass scribe, Ichiro Ohkouchi. The tagline of the series is “This witch…rides a Gundam”. The series began broadcast October 2, 2022 on twenty-eight of MBS and TBS TV networks on their 5pm “Nichigo” anime block, as well as simulcasted internationally.
The Witch from Mercury completed its twelve episode first season in January and will resume with Season 2 in April 9, 2023.
- 4 additional hands (left and right)
- Clear parts for additional shell unit
- Beam Saber effect x2
- Beam Rifle
- Beam Rifle Transformation Parts
- GUND-Bit display set
- Hand storage deck
- Joint parts for Soul STAGE
The ROBOT Spirits <SIDE MS> XVX-016RN Gundam Aerial Rebuild ver. A.N.I.M.E is priced at 8,800 yen with an October 2023 release date.
Source: Premium Bandai