The figures are the size of their MG counterparts, and made from 24 karat gold. These don’t use the same molds as the Gunpla kits, however, and appear to be based off of the animation models instead, with the RX 78-2 having its weirder proportions from the original anime. In addition, it doesn’t look like they’re gonna be poseable, so don’t expect to make any incredible stop-motion flexes.
The RX 78-2 features two different models, with one of them featuring the iconic Gundam with its Beam Rifle and the other with its Beam Saber. Meanwhile, Char’s Zaku. The gold Beam Rifle Gundam and Char’s Zaku will be limited to a 20-unit run, while the Beam Saber version will be limited to 10 units.
Of course, a solid Gold Gundam comes with a matching price tag. The prices for these setpieces are as follows:
- RX 78-2 Gundam (Beam Rifle Ver.) – 26.4 Million Yen ( RM 997,205.99 / USD 260,492.96)
- RX 78-2 Gundam (Beam Saber Ver.) – 3.96 Million Yen (RM 149,564.82 / USD 36,141.61)
- Char’s Zaku – 26.4 Million Yen ( RM 997,205.99 / USD 260,492.96)
U Works has announced this is merely the first wave of a series of solid gold recreations of one of the most iconic anime in the mecha genre, with future waves to be announced down the line. You’ll be able to buy these when the website opens on April 20th.