Bandai Namco’s hobby business subsidiary, Bandai Spirits has announced the release of the RX-93 Nu Gundam’s Booster Bed appearing in the High Grade Universal Century line of Gundam model kits.
Introduced in the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack film, the Booster Bed is a sub-flight system used by Anaheim Electronics for long-distance mobile suit transport. During the Second Neo Zeon War(Char’s Rebellion), Amuro Ray and Chan Agi used a Booster Bed to travel from Anaheim’s Lunar factory and transport the RX-93 v Gundam to the Ra Cailum.
Set fourteen years after the One Year War in U.C. 0093, Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack serves as the final confrontation between legendary rivals Amuro Ray and Char Aznable. Char has risen to power as leader of Neo Zeon and plans an all-out assault to decimate the Earth’s population to revive the planet. Released to theaters in 1988, Char’s Counterattack grossed 1.16 billion yen at the box office.
The HGUC 1/144 Booster Bed can be used to mount mobile suits such as the RX-93 Nu Gundam and be connected to the HGUC 1/144 Type 89 Base Jabber. The model will include MS connection parts and be used with action bases to achieve a variety of different forms and poses.
The HGUC 1/144 Booster Bed for Nu Gundam is priced at 1,320 yen with a May 21, 2022 release date. The model kit will be sold at Gundam Park Fukuoka‘s Gundam Side-F in advance, then release to the official Bandai Namco Group mail order site, The Gundam Base stores, and overseas at a later date.
Source: The Gundam Base