MG RGM-96X Jesta

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The RGM-96X Jesta is a development of the RGM-89 Jegan by Anaheim Electronics to serve as the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam‘s escort while in Unicorn Mode. The Jestas also sought to fend off standard Mobile Suits so the Unicorn could face off against more powerful Newtype targets, a tactic seen since the inception of Newtype-Use Mobile Suits. The RGM-96X features vastly improved thrust capabilities, enabling the Mobile Suit to escort the speedy Unicorn Gundam. Only a dozen RGM-96X Jesta units would see production, with at least one of them becoming the RGM-96X Jesta Cannon.

Included alongside the MG RGM-96X Jesta for accessories:

  • Beam Rifle
  • Beam Saber
  • Shield
  • 1/100 Federation Pilot Figure
  • Action Base Adapter


The MG Jesta is a fully featured Master Grade with a complete inner frame and a functioning cockpit. The model features double-jointed limbs and swiveling thighs, providing a wide range of motion to create dynamic poses. The MG Jesta’s Shield comes attached to an articulated sub-arm that allows the Mobile Suit to unequip the shield without disposing of it. This model supports Bandai’s preassembled LED units, with a recommended color choice for the MG Jesta of red. The Mobile Suit’s backpack features two ball-jointed thrusters, further improving the model’s posability.

Weapons and Other Notable Attributes 

The Jesta includes a custom Beam Rifle designed to fit their specific combat role. This weapon features a removable magazine with three spares stored inside the Mobile Suits forearms for some awesome reloading action! The forward grip on the Beam Rifle is articulated, making it much easier to create poses with both hands on the weapon. Like its predecessor, the Jesta also sorties with a single Beam Saber for close-quarters combat. The Beam Saber will slot into the left forearm when not in use. The Jesta’s handheld weapons feature an unfolding tab, ensuring a secure hold in either hand.

This kit includes:

16 Runners total (A, B, C, D, E, F1, F2, G[x2], H1, H2, I1, I2, MP1, SB1, PC130B)
Total Piece Count – 317 with 19 Unused Parts
Foil + Marking Stickers and Dry Transfer Decals
Materials – PS, PE, ABS, PP
Japanese Instructions

Additional Fun information

Pilot(s): Watts Stepney, Daryl McGuinness, Nigel Garrett
Unit Type: Prototype General Purpose Escort Mobile Suit
Model number: RGM-96X
Code name: Jesta
Overall Height: 19.3m(63.3ft)
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics

Scale: 1/100
Grade: Master Grade
Completed Model Height:
Original Release Date: Apr 2013
Gundam Series: Mobile Suit Unicorn Gundam
Mechanical Designer: Hajime Katoki

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By implementing the technique of Top Coating, you can do a great deal to help preserve the longevity of your models. This process will protect the original plastic of your model kit and prepare it for any additional modeling techniques to follow.

You can drastically improve your results by making the details pop on the RGM-96X Jesta with Panel Lining. The simplest solution for this is Gundam Markers or Tamiya Panel Line Fluid. Making your own panel wash is always a great option too! It is always recommended to Topcoat with clear gloss beforehand, as some of the products commonly used for Panel Lining will degrade the untreated plastics over time.

Another way to keep adding detail is by applying Stickers/Marking DecalsTop Coating before application will help decals stick to the surface much better. Using Top Coat after application will help hide the seams on traditional sticker decals as well as waterslides. This additional step will also keep them from peeling over time. Using Decals is a great way to add an even greater level of detail to your scale models.

General Safety Warning:

Suitable Age: 8+

Assembly required. Snap together, no glue needed.

Products shown in photos may have been professionally painted or computer rendered images. They may differ from the actual product.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD, Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

3 reviews for MG RGM-96X Jesta

  1. jmc (verified owner)

    It’s just an absolutely brilliant grunt suit design, ranking up there with top tier mecha designs like the Helldiver, and the utilitarian aesthetic is matched perfectly by the highly functional and efficient build of this kit. It is, without question, one of the most enjoyable Master Grades that you can put together as of this review’s posted date. I have to keep talking myself out of buying more of them to make a squad. Of course, I’m already on the hook for P-Bandai’s Jesta Cannon release… But you cannot go wrong buying a Jesta. And I feel as though, above most every other UC suit out there, it fits the best when holding either customized gear or flat out borrowing guns from other non-Gundam lines. Usually it just feels so… wrong, to put a modern slick machine gun in the hands of a well known GM derivative suit because of the iconography that they hold. But these Jestas just exude this feeling of made-for-mission load-outs of gear where special ops guys have their own unique preferences that they apply. So there’s really nothing visually conflicting if you slap on some Kotobukiya gear or whatever to spruce it up. In other words, it could be a great base kit for first time customizers to let loose and expand their horizons.

  2. Daniel Zarozny (verified owner)

    I’ve heard many good things from the MG Jesta, so I decided to get it as my first Master Grade. After building all it has to offer, it certainly lives up to the hype. A very simple build when compared to other master grades, but it gets the job done.

  3. Ian Stewart (verified owner)

    The king of grunt suit designs for the EFSF, a solid, militarized version of classic GM and Jegan designs with a sleek black and dark blue special forces aesthetic.

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