To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Turn A Gundam series and “Syd Mead: PROGRESSIONS TYO 2019” Bandai Spirits will be releasing Master Grade nanoskin model kits of Turn A Gundam and Turn X.
The models have a metallic gloss finish and will include “Nanoskin” water transfer decals. They are priced at 12,420 yen will begin selling May 8th. The sales method will be announced later on the official Syd Mead: PROGRESSIONS TYO 2019 website, but they are also scheduled be sold on Premium Bandai when the event concludes.
What is “Nanoskin”?
In the Turn A Gundam series, “nanoskin” is a substance that covers the surface of the SYSTEM ∀-99 ∀ Gundam and CONCEPT-X 6-1-2 Turn X mobile suits. It is a self-healing nano-machine armor that affects mobile suits at the molecular level, yielding the possibility of complete regeneration.
Syd Mead: PROGRESSIONS TYO 2019 honors the work of the famed, world-class industrial designer and “visual futurist” Syd Mead, known for his design works on popular Hollywood films such as Aliens, Tron, and Blade Runner. Syd Mead also served as the mechanical designer for the Turn A Gundam series, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The exhibition is being held at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo from April 27 – May 19, 2019.
Source: Bandai Hobby