It’s best if you’ve seen episode 10 of SSSS.Gridman before reading this post, or you may spoil yourself on it.
Goodsmile has been showing off some updates recently on their upcoming Figma Gridman, a totally separate release from their 2019 releasing DX Gridman Assist Weapon set. Figma Gridman looks to be a bit more of stylized take on the character as a single action figure, is a bit larger than the one from the DX set, and doesn’t appear to be compatible with that. It’s still a gorgeous figure, but now it looks like a new companion piece is coming to go with it.
Making his debut in episode 10, Grid Knight is yet another new imagining of previously unused elements from the Gridman franchise. Twitter user @Mach_Dent has by far been proving to be one of the best resources for breaking down references and homages in SSSS.Gridman since it began. And this week he gives a fantastic breakdown of the elements that have led to Grid Knight’s origin. The Figma Grid Knight prototype is still hidden in shadow, very likely to conceal some of the more obvious spoilers about the character, but we can expect more updates soon.
It’s pretty wild that SSSS.Gridman now has 4 individual Figma’s in development with Akane, Rikka, Gridman, and Grid Knight simultaneously being teased out. Could these recent developments bode well for any more of the cast like Yuta, Anti, or Alexis? Let’s hope!