Usually, new robot figures advertise their detail and mobility — but two new Gundam figures from Premium Bandai are taking it back to basics with soft vinyl reimaginings.
The new figures — the original RX-78-2 and a mass-production Zaku — are jumbo-sized reproductions of the 2004 Sofubi Suit Gundam line, which focused on lines and colors rather than high detail. The figures are fully posable and come with their respective weapons.
The Gundam stands 18 cm tall, with the Zaku kist under at 17.5 cm.
Preorders are now open for the figures, which are 2,700 yen each and expected to ship out this October. Supplies are limited, and orders will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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