Tamashii Nations Announces Gundam SEED ROBOT SPIRITS ver. A.N.I.M.E. Figures for 20th Anniversary



 

Announced during Tamashii Nations’s “Gundam Figures Live” livestream, the Bandai figure company will be releasing Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ROBOT SPIRITS ver. A.N.I.M.E. figures to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series. The livestream was attended by Mobile Suit Gundam 00 director Seiji Mizushima and Kira Yamato actor(from SEED) Soichiro Hoshi.

Tamashii Nations launched the ROBOT SPIRITS ver. A.N.I.M.E(Action New Imagination Memory Emotion) line of high end Gundam action figures in 2016, featuring 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. During Gundam Figures Live, Tamashii Nations announced their “A.N.I.M.E of the New Generations” initiative to develop a wider range of figures within the line from Gundam works outside of the Universal Century timeline.

Designed by Junichi Akutsu(draft) and Kunio Okawara(clean up) the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam is piloted by Kira Yamato in the 2002 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series. The Strike was designed to operate in various environments and roles through the use different Striker packs.

Accessories

  • Additional left and right hands x 5
  • Beam Rifle
  • Beam Shield
  • Armor Schneider x 2
  • Vernier Effect x 2
  • Vulcan Effect left and right
  • Antenna(spare)
  • Hand storage deck

The GAT-X105 Strike Gundam ver. ANIME is priced at 4,950 yen with a September 2022 release date.

The GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Gundam is a variant of the Strike equipped with the AQM/E-X01 Aile Striker pack, allowing it increased mobility and flight.

  • Aile striker
  • Saber effects × 2
  • Saber curved effect
  • Explosion effect
  • Beam Rifle effect
  • Top vernier effect x 2
  • Bottom vernier effect x 2

The AQM / E-X01 Yale Striker & Effect Parts Set ver. ANIME is priced at 3,850 yen with a September 2022 release date.

Designed by Kunio Okawara, the ZGMF-1017 GINN is a mass-produced general purpose mobile suit deployed by ZAFT(Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty), the military force and political organization of the space-dwelling Coordinators residing in the PLANTS.

Accessories

  • Additional left and right hand x 4
  • 76mm heavy assault machine gun
  • Heavy sword
  • Leg triple missile pod
  • Rifle effect
  • Saber spark effect
  • Rifle suspension joint
  • Hand storage deck

The <SIDE MS> ZGMF-1017 GINN ver. A.N.I.M.E is priced at 7,480 yen with an October 2022 release date.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED aired from 2002-2003 directed by Mitsuo Fukuda and scripted by Chiaki Morosawa. The series features character designs by Hisashi Hirai, mechanical designs primarily by Kunio Okawara and Kimitoshi Yamane, chief mecha animation direction by Satoshi Shigeta, and music by Toshihiko Sahashi. The popular series was followed with a sequel series in 2004 titled, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. Both the SEED and SEED Destiny series received HD Remastered editions in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

Announced in May 2021, the SEED series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Mobile Suit Gundam SEED PROJECT ignited. The project includes the installation of the life-sized Freedom Gundam statue in Shanghai with a special video by director Mitsuo Fukuda to commemorate it, Gundam Docks at Shanghai event, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse manga, a new video game in development, and an anime theatrical film sequel to the SEED TV anime series. 

Story

Year 70 of the Cosmic Era. The Coordinators, a group of genetically enhanced humans, have moved into colonies orbiting the Earth. But that hasn’t quieted the tensions between them and regular humans; the conflict soon escalates into a full-scale war. On the neutral colony of Heliopolis, Kira Yamato, and his friends are going to school and just being kids. But when the ZAFT commando forces attack, Kira’s life changes forever.

Left with no choice, he and Federation officer Murrue Ramius are thrown into battle in a prototype mobile weapon, which Kira christens “GUNDAM.” Now, Kira must defend himself and his friends from his own people. For, unknown to anyone else, Kira is a Coordinator. And the enemy he faces on the battlefield is his childhood best friend, Athrun!

Source: Tamashii Nations (1), (2), (3)

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