Bandai 1/100 MG WD-M01 Turn A Gundam
For the distinctive honour of being its 100th Master Grade release, Bandai has selected the every-bit-as-distinctive Turn A Gundam! Featured in Yoshiyuki Tomino's "Turn A Gundam" series, this "mustachioed" Mobile Suit was designed by Syd Mead (whose work can be seen in such movies as "Aliens," "Blade Runner," and "Tron") in a unique departure from the conventional Gundam designs in the franchise. This fantastically detailed kit is packed with abundant features that showcase the hallmarks of the Master Grade series. Every movement that Turn A Gundam can do in the show can be replicated in this kit, thanks to its flexible joints located throughout the body without any armour pieces getting in the way. As seen in the show, the cockpit can be turned into a Core Fighter, thruster vanes on the back of the legs are movable, hatches located on the back can be opened when executing its "Moonlight Butterfly" attack, and hatches located on the chest can be opened to reveal missiles with multipurpose missile silos--and if you're like me and have been aching to recreate the cow-transporting scene from episode 8, just remove those missile silos, insert the included 1/100-scale cow (molded in white).
Turn A Gundam comes armed with a beam rifle, two beam sabers, a Gundam hammer, and a shield. Both the beam rifle and shield can be mounted on its back. A foil sticker is included along with a sheet of decals for custom markings.