Following the amazing NX Edge Style Hi-Nu Gundam from Beltorchika’s Children, Bandai has released its necessary companion, the beastly NX Edge Style Nightingale. This is a surprisingly lovely little toy and it’s amazing that it even exists at all.
To explain, Beltorchika’s Children was a novelisation of the movie Char’s Counterattack. With differing events and characters over the movie, it also had new mobile suits as well.
The first of these was Amuro Ray’s RX-93-ν2 Hi-Nu Gundam and unlike the RX-93 Nu Gundam from the movie, the Hi-Nu was the final completed form of the mobile suit. The second of the new mobile suits was Char’s Aznable’s MSN-04II Nightingale, which was a much larger and more powerful version of the MSN-04 Sazabi from the movie.
Both of these designs used to be relegated to insanely expensive garage kits but in recent years, Beltorchika’s Children has had somewhat of a resurgence in terms of its popularity, with the mobile suits ending up in various games as well as getting new model kits and actual toys.
While the Hi-Nu Gundam has received a fair few toys already, the Nightingale has only been given one very nice and massive 1/100 scale kit. Well, until now at least.
The toy itself is surprisingly detailed and nicely articulated with it. It’s also quite a bit larger than the Hi-Nu Gundam, as it should be, and is quite imposing despite its cuter proportions.
This is a lovely little toy, so keep an eye out for the review.