The Gundam Ez-8 joins the Tamashii Nations brand ROBOT Spirits 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 Kimitoshi Yamane, the RX-79(G)Ez-8 Gundam Ez-8 is protagonist Shiro Amada’s second mobile suit featured in the 1996 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team OVA series. After taking heavy damage from the Principality of Zeon’s Apsaras II, Shiro’s RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type was rebuilt and overhauled into the EZ-8(short for “extra zero-eight”). The new suit featured improved armor plating, with the most noticeable change being the traditional Gundam “V-fin” replaced for a more tactical communications antenna.
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?
- Additional left and right hands x 4
- Hand storage deck
- 100mm machine gun
- Beam Rifle
- Short Shield
- Descent equipment
- Various effects
The ROBOT Spirits RX-79(G)Ez-8 Gundam Ez-8 ver. A.N.I.M.E. is priced at 7,700 yen with a November 2022 release date.
Source: Tamashii Nations