Update 06/03/2010: English Translated Construction Manual of the Gundam Astray Mirage Frame 2nd Issue can be found here.
I used to think that there would never be a Gundam Astray Frame that I didn’t like, but that was before I met the Gundam Astray Mirage Frame Second Issue. To me its Ugly with a capital “U”. I wasn’t that much fond of its predecessor either, the Gundam Astray Mirage Frame. Then again, aside from the design, the color scheme of purple and pink is just painful to my eyes. I don’t want to insult the designer of this but dammit man!, what were you drinking?
The Mirage Frame belongs to the Librarian group who also have the Van Saviour and the Nebula Blitz in the Gundam Seed vs Astray series. Its piloted by Rondo Gina Sahaku and has the unique feature of transforming from Tyrant mode (human) to Brute mode (animal). I have no info on this type of MS but to me it looks like a melee mobile suit because of the claws, not to mention the Katana it has in its arsenal.
The Gundam Astray Mirage Frame is selling for 1832 yen at Amiami, 1750 yen at HWJapan, 2500 yen at Hobby Link Japan. Its going for 2000 yen right now at Hobby Search because of the sale but its original price is 2500 yen.
Color Guide was translated to English from the manual posted at Dalong.
Just realized with this picture below that if you add an additional hip joint extender and bulk up the shoulders you can create the semblance of a larger mobile suit without having to modify the size of the arms or legs.