Bandai Namco’s hobby business subsidiary, Bandai Spirits has announced the Gundam Side-F limited release of the RMS-116H Hobby Hi-Zack appearing in the High Grade Universal Century line of Gundam model kits. This version is based on the design from the Advance of Zeta Re-Boot: Gundam Inle – Black Rabbit Had a Dream manga.
The RMS-106 Hi-Zack first appeared in the 1985 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam series, designed by the legendary Kunio Okawara and Kazumi Fujita, as a mass-produced general purpose model fielded by the Titans.
The RMS-116H Hobby Hi-Zack was introduced in the 1988 Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack film, designed by Yutaka Izubuchi. The Hobby Hi-Zack has been converted from a military unit to a civilian unit, adapted for use in sports competitions. In the film, Neo Zeon possesses a Hobby Hi-Zack, which is briefly piloted by Gyunei Guss and Quess Paraya.
- Reproduces the distinctive high-visibility color scheme.
- Reproduces the unique silhouette of the “A.O.Z RE-BOOT” version.
- Various joints, including the hip joint and torso, are movable. The thruster nozzles on the backpack section are also movable, allowing for a variety of poses.
- The monoeye can be articulated by removing parts.
The HGUC 1/144 Hobby Hi-Zack(A.O.Z Re-Boot Ver.) is priced at 3,080 yen with a July 22, 2023 release date.
Source: The Gundam Base