Earlier today, Bandai Candy finally announced the upcoming Shokugan Modeling Project release for Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger’s Gao God! For those unaware, Gao God is the ancestor and the divine creator of all the Power Animals seen within the series. Whereas, when the character was adapted in Power Rangers Wild Force, the name was changed to Animus.
Now, the overall divine character is a sentient mecha that is thematically a royal and religious retool of Gao King. However, the difference between the two are mostly the aesthetic changes of the animals used, since they are relative species. For example, Gao King uses a generic shark, while Gao God uses the sawshark as both a sword and arrow. Ironically, while the base designs are similar, the SMP releases will feature minor engineering changes to Gao God’s shark arm. As a result, the changes will allow Gao God the articular required to do its signature poses and attacks. Nevertheless, below is the full gallery for the upcoming SMP Gao God as provided by Bandai:
Pre-orders for the Shokugan Modeling Project Gao God are currently available through Premium Bandai in Japan. Whereas, orders for the SMP Gao God are priced at 7700 yen, and they are scheduled to ship in September. For international fans interested in purchasing this item, they should contact their preferred middleman service for more details. However, North American fans they can currently pre-order this item through Tokullectibles, depending on how long supplies last.
Source: Bandai Candy