Bandai Namco’s hobby business subsidiary, Bandai Spirits has announced the release of the RGM-89 Jegan(Axis Shock Image Color) appearing in the High Grade Universal Century line of Gundam model kits.
Designed by Yutaka Izubuchi, this version of the RGM-89 Jegan depicts the climactic scene from the Char’s Counterattack film, when multiple Jegans, along with AMS-119 Geara Dogas and Amuro Ray in his RX-93 Nu Gundam are trying to push back the Neo Zeon asteroid base Axis, and are enveloped in the aura of the Axis Shock.
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.
This version of HGUC 1/144 Jegan is reproduced in a golden hue inspired by the aforementioned scene in the film where Jegans join the Nu Gundam and tries to push back Axis. The gunpla’s poly caps and clear visor parts have also been molded with new colors. Marking stickers are included, such as the Federation Forces mark, the Londo Bell mark, and the numbering of the mobile suit.
The HGUC 1/144 Jegan(Axis Shock Image Color) is priced at 1,650 yen with a July 16, 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