|When Tamashii Nations announced that they’ll be doing a ROBOT Damashii Xi Gundam, it was only a matter of time before they eventually did the RX-104FF Penelope. It’s like these two mobile suit are always a packaged deal.
The Penelope also appears in the novel Mobile Suit Gundam —Hathawa’s Flash— and is the predecessor of the Xi Gundam as the RX-104 Odysseus Gundam, but is outfitted with the Fixed Flight (FF) unit to become this really convoluted mobile suit.
Aside from these CAD design images, no figure prototype has been revealed, but come Tamashii Nation 2014 and Bandai will most likely have this guy displayed on the show floor.
|Tamashii Nation 2014 is an annual event featuring current and upcoming releases from Bandai Collectors Division. It will be from October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Akihabara UDX 2F AKIBA_SQUARE / 4F Gallery. [Official Website]
In a somewhat expected move, Tamashii Nations has revealed that they are releasing the G-Self as it appeared in GUNDAM Reconguista in G as part of the ROBOT Damashii line.
Much like its High Grade counterpart, the figure also boats using clear parts to replicate the photon battery components of the mobile suit. Whether or not it will come with any of its option packs is still up in the air. But then again, there’s always the Tamashii Web Exclusive route to make things more difficult and expensive.
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|Four years after releasing the basic Victory Gundam, Bandai finally decided to cash in on the variations of this mobile suit. And no, they didn’t go to the Tamashii Web Exclusive route of just giving an option set, they’re releasing the whole thing on retail.
The main difference between the V-Dash Gundam and its base unit is the Overhang Pack which mounts a pair of high-powered beam cannons for additional firepower. The V-Dash also wields a mega beam rifle for even more firepower.
Hope it doesn’t take Bandai Hobby that long to do the same with the HGUC Victory Gundam.