- Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in different colors
- Snap together kit requires no glue
- Comes with various weapons
- Can pose in various positions and options
- Pictorical instructions written in Japanese
The MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type is a limited production space combat mobile suit. It was first featured in the original design series Mobile Suit Variations (MSV)
One of the last machines in the Zaku II High Mobility Type series, the MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type was Zeonic Company's entry in the competition for the Principality of Zeon's next generation space-use mainstay MS. It was a replacement for the beam weaponry equipped MS-11 (later the MS-14 Gelgoog) which was facing delays in development. The competition was one of Zeon's responses to the Earth Federation Forces' successful development of their own MS and their counter offenses.
Despite having better specifications, the R-2 lost the competition to the Zimmad Company’s MS-09R Rick Dom due to issues with cost and operating conditions. In the end, only four R-2 were produced, and they were deployed to ace pilots, such as Johnny Ridden.
Johnny Ridden (ジョニー・ライデン Jonī Raiden) was one of the many ace pilots who fought for the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War. His nickname was originally said to be the Red Blitz (赤い稲妻 Akai Inazuma), but this was later retconned into the Crimson Lightning (真紅の稲妻 Shinku no Inazuma). Ridden gained fame as a character from Mobile Suit Gundam 's variant line, MSV.
This Bandai RG model recreates the Crimson Lightning and features
- leg thrusters and backpacks with new shaping
- distinctive coloring reproduces the Crimson by separately using shades for each piece
The kit comes with the following accessories: Giant Buzz × 1, Zaku Machine Gun × 1, Zaku Bazooka × 1, Heat Hawk × 1
A great addition to your collection.