Re: The savage replies


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 22:45:35 -0800


>On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Mark Simmons wrote:
>> I wouldn't. The MG Gundam is really stiff and un-poseable, and frankly
>> kinda ugly to boot. Really a shame they did such a lame job on what should
>> have been the flagship kit, but I guess they didn't get the hang of it
>> until later in the series.
>
>Really? Could you please clarify a little bit? You mean you don't like
>the MG RX-78-2 compared to the later Gundams (Mk.II etc) in the MG series?
>That's too bad, because I am not (yet) interested in collecting the myriad
>of later Gundams.

        It's been a few years since the first Master Grade kit was released,
and Bandai has been improving a lot in the designs of the MG kits. The MG
RX-78-2, being the first of the series, suffers because the later kits
benefitted from customer feedback and lessons in mistakes made. When the MG
RX-78-2 was released, it was a major leap in kit design and technology since
the HG kits were becoming rather lame. Its crazy details also helped impress
people who don't know any better. Now that modelers are more spoiled, Bandai
has been spending more time on the actual joints and articulation designs
rather than fooling around with panel lines and exterior details, easy stuff
that can be customized easily.

                                                                        Eddie

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