According to some speculation on Tag Hobby, Tamashii may be getting ready to announce a new line called "Metal Structure", which I believe would be the Metal Build equivalent of a Soul of Chogokin DX. If it's the same type of figure that was shown at Tamashii Nations 2017, they were 1/60 scale, and the line would start with Nu Gundam. Tamashii is announcing something new this weekend at the Tokyo Toy Fair, so this may be it.
*Funnels not included* Looks like a Tamashii web exclusive
Thought this was a joke, until I clicked the link and saw the pics and price.
Was excited for a brief moment, but then excitement subsided as I see more pics. While the sculpt is really detailed, I don't know if it is the best looking of Nu that I've seen. Feel like the MG Ver. Ka, or even the RG has a better sculpt, just not as big and ultra detailed as this. Also, when paying almost a grand and doesn't even come with the signature Fin Funnels, its not very encouraging. And I think my FormaniaEX Nu bust has better proportion than this, even if its not as detailed (probably similar or same scale). Still cool to see something like this made. Just not sure if I'll own one.
I think this will be great... I don't expect less articulation than the MB line. I'm pretty sure this will be a masterpiece but I'm priced out. Also it's a really bad scale to collect unless you have a lot of space or don't want to own many figures. As a gundam fan, and as a third world collector with little space, I'll stay with the MB line.
I'd be more excited if they went with a different aesthetic than the same tired Evolve/ver Ka that's been used on both the MG and upcoming RG. Of course, those are model kits, but I don't see much on this $1000 figure that substantially deviates from what we've already seen with this particular incarnation of the design. Do we really need another Nu Gundam with opening psychoframe panels? The LEDs are nice- but compared to recent PG efforts like Exia, it's nothing to write home about. And it doesn't even come with the signature funnels...
Upon closer look on the fin funnel set, it does come with 2 racks that forms the "wings" for Nu, one for left and one for right. I suppose Nu can wear them on the back afterall, otherwise they don't need to include those parts.