Last night, Bandai revealed the newest additions to the Super Mini-Pla line which come from the anime series, SSSS.Gridman based on the Tsuburaya Productions’ hero/ series, Denkou Choujin Gridman. The first set to be announced is the basic Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman set, which we previously covered. Then as for the second set announced, it is a Premium Bandai release for GridKnight and Gridman (Initial Fighter), his first form in the series.
For those unaware, the GridKnight is the evolved form of the kaiju, Anti, who is based on Shinobilar from the original tokusatsu series. The character starts off as an antagonist before reforming as an anti-hero when he became Gridknight. As Gridknight, he is able to work with the assist weapons and join with Calibur who forms the Gridknight Calibur, a slimmer and red variant of himself. In this form, Calibur is wield in a reverse-sword grip. The figure will also include one of GridKnight’s signature attacks the GridKnight Circular a reference to the Ultra Slash. Whereas, Gridman (Initial Fighter) is the first form seen in the series before begin upgraded into Primal Fighter. The figure for the character will feature the optional effect parts to recreate Gridman’s signature attacks, the Grid Beam or the Grid Light Saber Slash.
Pre-Orders for Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman GridKnight & Gridman (Initial Fighter) Set are currently open on Premium Bandai’s website. The set is scheduled to release this September and its priced at 5,400 yen (roughly $54 USD). For fans interested in purchasing this set, they will either have to contact a middleman service, or locate an online distributor of Premium Bandai exclusive products.
Fans of the original tokusatsu series, Denkou Choujin Gridman, can view the show on the TokuHD subscription service. Whereas, people interested in seeing the anime can currently view it on FunimationNow in dual audio, or just in Japanese on Crunchyroll.
Source: Premium Bandai