After being teased last week, Tamashii Nations has released more product information for the new ASW-G-66 Gundam Kimaris Vidar joining their METAL ROBOT Spirits line of high end mecha action figures. METAL ROBOT Spirits is a double name figure brand combining the elements of ROBOT Spirits with the Chogokin series to feature die-cast metal parts and joints.
Designed by mechanical designer Ippei Gyoubu, the ASW-G-66 Gundam Kimaris Vidar is piloted by Gaelio Bauduin in the 2016 second season of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans series. This Gundam-Frame mobile suit is the final evolution of Gaelio’s ASW-G-66 Gundam Kimaris. Along with adopting its predecessor’s name, ASW-G-XX Gundam Vidar, it retains its Alaya-Vijnana Type E, giving Gaelio all of the benefits of the system without the risk to his own brain.
The METAL ROBOT spirits Gundam Kimaris Vidar figure was sculpted under the supervision of Ippei Gyoubu to best capture the mobile suit as it appears in the series. Die-cast is used for the joints and other parts to give the figure a sense of weight. Along with weapon accessories, the figure will also include an eye-lighting effect and a gimmick to transform into a Dainsleif firing form.
- Exchangeable left and right hands x 4
- Drill Lance
- Special KEP Bullet x 2
- Drill Knee Drill x 2
- Lid parts for Drill Knee x 2
- Eye-lighting effect
- Dedicated pedestal set
- Joint for pedestal x2
The METAL ROBOT Spirits <SIDE MS> Gundam Kimaris Vidar is priced at 17,600 yen with a December 2022 release date.
Directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and scripted by Mari Okada, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans began airing October 2015 and ran for two seasons through 2017. Michinori Chiba and Yu Ito designed the characters for the series, with a mechanical design team consisting of Naohiro Washio, Ippei Gyōbu, Kanetake Ebikawa, Kenji Teraoka, and Tamotsu Shinohara. Masaru Yokoyama provided the music composition for the series. The series inspired a manga-spin off titled, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Gekkou and an upcoming mobile app named Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G, which will feature another spin-off, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans- Urdr-Hunt.
Set in the Post Disaster era, the series follows a group of child soldiers—Mikazuki Augus, Orga Itsuka, and several others as they are hired to protect a young aristocrat seeking to liberate the Martian colony from Earth’s rule. When the tyrannical Earth peacekeeping force Gjallarhorn threatens those involved, Mikazuki must head into battle using a Calamity War-era relic—the Gundam Barbatos.