The Formania MSN-04 Sazabi is a sight to behold. I've already read plenty of reviews of this toy on the internet, but the actual sight of it on my desk really takes my breath away. Here is my little photo gallery review:
The Story behind the MSN-04 Sazabi From MAHQ (all italicized text below):
"When the presumed-dead Char Aznable made a surprise reappearance in the early UC 0090s, many surviving Zeon remnants and spacenoid civilians still desiring independence from the Earth Federation welcomed him with open arms. Thus, a second Neo Zeon movement was started at the colony of Sweetwater, with Char as its leader. A new revolution against the Federation was now brewing, and as the new Neo Zeon military began building its forces, Char commissioned his engineers to design him a custom mobile suit to take advantage of his Newtype abilities and superb piloting skills."
(Char figure not included)
"This design was the MSN-04 Sazabi, and it was constructed by the Luna-based contractor Anaheim Electronics. Despite its large size and heavy armor, the Sazabi was equipped with enough thrusters and verniers to make it extremely maneuverable compared to mass-produced frontline mobile suits. It was equipped with a relatively high-output generator, but most of its power was used to fire its abdomen-mounted mega particle gun, whose beam was wide enough and powerful enough to destroy several mobile suits with a single shot. The Sazabi's armament was rounded out by a pair of beam sabers, a large shield carrying three missiles and a large, hand-carried beam tomahawk, and a beam shotrifle, which operated like a beam rifle version of a shotgun. "
"However, the Sazabi was also designed as a Newtype's weapon. Armed with six remote funnel units, Char could mentally control these weapons at great distances and without the disadvantage of Minovsky particle interference. His funnels were controlled via a fairly standard psycommu (short for "PSYchic COMMUnicator") system, but the Sazabi was also the first mobile suit to feature a revolutionary new piece of Newtype-use technology. This feature was called the "psycoframe", and it involved constructing the cockpit's frame with a material composed of microscopic psycommu receptors, thus increasing the pilot's Newtype sensitivity and responsiveness. Strangely enough, Char - for reasons known only to himself - would authorize Anaheim to pass along the psycoframe technology to the Earth Federation Forces' Londo Bell taskforce, who had also contracted Anaheim to construct a new Gundam mobile suit to be used by Char's old rival, Amuro Ray."