RX-78GP04G Gundam “Gerbera” joins 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.
Designed by mechanical designer Mika Akitaka, the RX-78GP04G Gundam “Gerbera” was a mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics as a part of the “Gundam Development Project”. Since it was not approved by the Earth Federation Forces due to its redundancy with the RX-78GP01 Gundam GP01 “Zephyranthes”, the prototype was redesigned as a Principality of Zeon-style mobile suit by a division of former Zeonic Company employees working under Anaheim. It was then renamed AGX-04 Gerbera Tetra and given to Cima Garahau of Zeon’s Delaz Fleet, as seen in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.
Though the Gundam “Gerbera” did not appear in the 0083 anime series, it does make minor cameo appearances in Gundam Build Divers and Gundam Build Divers Re: RISE. The unit is also featured more prominently in the Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. ENGAGE mobile game, piloted by Peche Montagne.
Releasing from 1991 to 1992, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory is a 13-episode OVA series directed by Mitsuko Kase and Takashi Imanishi. The series featured character designs and chief animation direction by studio Bones founder Toshihiro Kawamoto, with Shoji Kawamori, Hajime Katoki, and Mika Akitaka serving as mechanical designers. The series received a theatrical compilation film titled Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Afterglow of Zeon in 1992.
Universal Century 0083. Having triumphed in the One-Year War, the Earth Federation has grown complacent, while the last remnants of Zeon forces have been planning one final stand. It all hinges on ace Zeon pilot Anavel Gato stealing one of the new prototype Gundams out from under the Federation’s nose. With a nuclear-equipped Gundam missing and their pride wounded, the Federation ship Albion and rookie pilot Kou Uraki set out in pursuit of the Zeon thieves and the stolen Gundam GP02A.
- Interchangeable hands (4 each left and right)
- Interchangeable hand deck
- Three types of Sturm Boosters (center, left, and right)
- Long range rifle
- 2 spare cartridges
- Shield joint set
- Various effects
The ROBOT Spirits <SIDE MS> RX-78GP04G Gundam GP04G ver. A.N.I.M.E. is priced 8,250 yen with a March 2023 release date.
Source: Tamashii Nations