Gundam NT-1 Proto 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 Yutaka Izubuchi, the RX-78NT-1 Gundam NT-1 “Alex” is piloted by Christina Mckenzie in Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket. The RX-78NT-1 Gundam NT-1 Proto was featured in the November 1989 No.61 issue of Model Graphix. This variant of the Gundam “Alex” was designed in cooperation with Mika Akitaka, sporting a red color scheme similar to that of the RGM-79 GM.
Credited as the first Gundam original video animation(OVA) series, beginning release on March 29, 1989 to VHS and Laser Disc, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Gundam franchise.
The six episode series was directed by Fumihiko Takayama and scripted by Gainax’s Hiroyuki Yamaga, with mechanical and character designs by Yutaka Izubuchi and Haruhiko Mikimoto respectively. The story takes place in the neutral colony Side 6 and follows Alfred Izuruha, a young boy with a fanciful view of the One Year War, as he gets embroiled in a covert Zeon military operation to destroy the experimental RX-78NT-1 Gundam NT-1 “Alex” that is being housed on the colony by the Earth Federation.
- Materials: PVC, ABS
- Approximately 125mm in height
- Exchangeable hands (left and right) x 4
- Hand storage deck
- Beam Rifle
- Bazooka for NT-1
- Gatling Unit x2
- Chobam Armor set
- Various joints
- Various effects
The ROBOT Spirits <SIDE MS> RX-78NT-1 Gundam NT-1 Proto ver. A.N.I.M.E. is priced at 8,250 yen with a February 2023 release date.
Source: Premium Bandai