BLOG: Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN MSD – RX-78-01[N] Gundam
|Looks like Bandai will eventually release the RX-78-02 Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN in High Grade form though they’ll do this one first. The Mobile Suit Discovery design variations has now expanded their mobile suit genealogy to EFF machines, starting with the RX-78-01[N] Gundam "Local Type" (Google translated, will probably have a better name as more information comes).
Information on the official site suggests that this, together with an RX-78-01[L] Gundam-type. are the predecessors of the Gundam Ground Type. It does have several design cues to its descendant mobile suit, including the shoulder armors, shield, and rifle.