RX-79 [G] Gundam Ground Type(Desert Type) is the latest to join the Tamashii Nations brand ROBOT SPIRITS <SIDE MS> ver. A.N.I.M.E line of high end Gundam action figures. The “ver. A.N.I.M.E.”(Action New Imagination Memory Emotion) series features dynamic anime proportions and dense sculpting, as well as a state-of-the-art articulation system that allows fans to recreate the impressive action scenes from the figures’ respective anime works.
Prominently featured in 1996-1999 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, the Gundam Ground Type is a limited produced ground-use mobile suit deployed to the 04th, 06th, and 08th MS Teams of the Far Eastern Front Mechanized Composite Battalion, commonly known as the Kojima Battalion, developed using surplus parts from the RX-78. The unit was designed by the prolific original Gundam mechanical designer, Kunio Okawara.
This version of the mobile suit appears in the series when the 08th MS Team lies in ambush in the desert waiting to carry out an Apsaras II raid and is exposed to scorching hot rays from the sun.
The figure will include:
- Exchangeable hand left/right x 4
- Hand storage deck
- Net gun
- 100mm machine gun
- Beam Rifle
- Short shield
- Shield mount joint
- Effects parts set
The ROBOT Damashii ＜SIDE MS > RX-79(G) Gundam Ground Type(Desert Type) ver. A.N.I.M.E. is priced at 7,150 yen with an April 2022 release date.
Tamashii Nations has also announced they will be releasing a Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Option Parts Set 02, which is a collection of additional equipment and effect parts that can be used with the aforementioned Gundam Ground Type figure. More details will be announced at a later date, presently the set appears to include mini figures for Shiro Amada, Michel Ninorich, and Kiki Rosita, Shield Parts, GM Head, Gundam V-Fin, Dopp, and Hover Truck.
Source: Tamashii Nations (1), (2)