Exclusive Gundam Model to be Bundled with Album Release

Gunpla collectors should keep an eye out for Gundam Song Covers 3 album, which will be bundled with an exclusive model kit of one of the series' most iconic mobile suits.

As reported by Comic Natalie, the new album features songs from throughout Gundam's 40 year history, ranging from the original Mobile Suit Gundam theme to the a song from 1999's continuity redefining Turn A Gundam. The covers on the album are all performed by Japanese pop star Hiroko Moriguchi, who Gundam fans may recognize as the voice behind the original themes for 1985's Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and 1991's Mobile Suit Gundam F91. She is also known for performing the original Japanese theme song to Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers, also known as Ronin Warriors. As the title implies, this is Moriguchi's third Gundam cover album, the first two were released in 2019 and 2020 respectively.


The album will pay respects to Moriguchi's original Zeta Gundam theme with a special edition bundle that includes an exclusive new variant of that show's flagship mobile suit. The new kit features Kamille Bidan's MSZ-006 in a new teal, dark blue and green color scheme. The model is based on the 1/144th High Grade Revive Version Gunpla that was first released in 2017.

The new Zeta Gundam kit is just one of several limited-edition Gundam variants that Bandai has released this year. The company recently announced a new transparent red variant of the original RX-78-2 Gundam, which was sold by the streetwear brand Supreme. Bandai also teamed up with Nike to not only produce a pair of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn inspired sneakers, but to also release newly repainted model kits of the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam and its sister unit, the Banshee Gundam. These limited edition Gunpla kits sold out quickly and are now going for several times their original MSRP on online auction sites such as eBay.

Fans of Zeta Gundam and the other series within the franchise's Universal Century continuity may have been sad to hear that the second part of the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway trilogy wouldn't be released until 2024 at the earliest, but Gundam fans still have plenty to look forward to before then. A new anime series, entitled Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, is still scheduled to premiere sometime during 2022, though neither Bandai or the series' dedicated animation studio, Sunrise, have yet to release any information about the show's characters or mecha. Netflix, on the other hand, has released the first image for its upcoming live-action adaptation of the series, which is being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who is also helming the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie.

Source: Comic Natalie

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