The worlds of Hello Kitty and Mobile Suit Gundam are about to collide thanks to Bluefin Brands. Bluefin's newest model kit places Sanrio's flagship model inside of a suit of armor inspired by the Cross Silhouette MS-06S Zaku II from the original series.
The kit comes with the MS-06S Zaku II holding its "Heat Hawk" ax and other weapons, and features a mobile eye. It also features a figure of Hello Kitty holding an apple. The Zaku II frame for Hello Kitty is sold separately. The kit will be available to purchase this December.
Hello Kitty x SD Gundam Cross Silhouette MS-06S Char's Zaku II Model Kit coming in Dec 2020. pic.twitter.com/0OFRuWtyHt— Bluefin Brands (@BluefinBrands) September 20, 2020
This is not the first time Hello Kitty has crossed over with an action anime franchise. A previous figure featured her sporting the armor of the original RX-78-2 Gundam, and a new line of Funko Pop!s will see her and her fellow Sanrio mascots dressing up as characters from My Hero Academia.
The Zaku II is the signature mobile suit of pilot Char Aznable, who serves the Principality of Zeon. In the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, Char was nicknamed "The Red Comet" for his prowess as a Mobile Suit pilot. He would eventually form a rivalry with series protagonist Amuro Ray, who piloted the RX-78-2 Gundam.