Initially announced in October during Bandai Namco’s “GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE” event, Bandai Namco’s hobby business subsidiary, Bandai Spirits will be releasing Egba’s MS-06GD Zaku High Mobility (Surface Type) appearing in the High Grade Universal Century line of Gundam model kits.
Originally designed by legendary mechanical designer Kunio Okawara, this version of the MS-06GD Zaku High Mobility (Surface Type), appears in the Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island film, designed by the renowned Hajime Katoki. This Zaku High Mobility (Surface Type) is piloted by Principality of Zeon Southern Cross leader, Egba Atler.
Cucuruz Doan’s Island is a recent anime film directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the character designer and chief animation director of the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam series, as well as chief director of the 2015-2018 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin series. The film is a remake and new perspective on the fifteenth episode of the same name from the original series. Since its release on June 3, 2022, the film has grossed 1.08 billion yen with 550,000 attendees.
The model kit features 90% of newly sculpted molding with the Zaku‘s signature camouflage from Cucuruz Doan’s Island reproduced through color molds and water transfer decals.
- Machine Gun with Bayonet
- Heat Sword
- Water Transfer decals
The HGUC 1/144 MS-06GD Zaku High Mobility (Surface Type)(Egba Unit) is priced at 2,970 yen with an April 2023 release date through Premium Bandai.
Source: Premium Bandai