Nothing says "family bonding" like an HGUC series MSN-03 Jagd Doga
Sharp-eyed Gundam fans have spotted a little Easter egg in the 2nd episode of the 2nd season of HBO's True Detective: Colin Farrell's character, Detective Ray Velcoro, purchases a Gunpla model kit to build with his estranged son.
The Gunpla in question is the MSN-03 Jagd Doga from the HGUC series released in 2007, which is a model of the mobile suit piloted by Gyunei Guss in the 1988 theatrical film, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counter Attack. I wonder if this particular Gunpla model has some thematic significance within the show?
Special thanks go to James MacDonald for the news tip and Reddit user Anavel-Gato for the original post.
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