Pacific Rim: Uprising’s New Gipsy Avenger Jaeger Design Teased at Tamashii Toy Show
While we've seen a number of the actors in Pacific Rim: Uprising on set, Legendary Pictures has managed to keep the new Jaeger designs under wraps rather successfully. Pacific Rim Uprising wrapped up filming last month, but isn't due out until early 2018. That means there’s nearly a year of post-production work do be done. It’s probably safe to assume the bulk of that work is bringing the new skyscraper mechs to life. It’ll still be some time until we get a proper look at the Jaegers in action, but thanks to this weekend’s Tamashii 10th Anniversary World Tour, we do know what the Gipsy Danger successor will look like, and what it's going to be called.
The new Gipsy Avenger Mark VI Jaeger will be the successor to the Mark III Gipsy Danger. This new Jaeger is likely the one John Boyega will pilot in the upcoming sequel. The influence of Gipsy Danger on the Gipsy Avenger design is quite obvious, as the blueprint design for Tamashii Nations’ Chogokin (die-cast) action figure reveals. It’s got the same placement of the turbine engine, however instead of a singular nuclear vortex, the Avenger will have a dual-vortex turbine.
The signature chain swords also return in a 2.0 iteration, though the imagery doesn’t reveal them in an extended view so we can’t properly tell what makes them an improvement over the original design. Elbow rockets are back, too, with the Avenger being able to host up to six in each arm. Aside from some streamline architectural differences, the Gipsy Avenger has a flight system built in, which means the new Jaeger won’t need to rely on a winged Kaiju to get airborne.
In addition to the teaser for the new Jaeger toy, Tamashii also had the prototype for the Chogokin Gipsy Danger figure on hand. Though it was only cast in black, you can get a glimpse of all the impressive detail and articulation the hefty metal figure will have when it arrives sometime in the next year. As for the Gipsy Avenger, since the movie isn’t even out until next year, it'll be a while until we get to see it in physical form. At least this Gipsy Danger gives us some sense of how Tamashii's approach to the figural version.
Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters February 23, 2018.