Re: Model Question


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Mon, 28 Dec 1998 22:47:26 -0800


>I found a place selling a Zaku II High Mobility Type (1/60 scale) for $30.
>I thought that it was a great deal, but a little too cheap for a kit of that
>size.

        Not if you consider the kit sold for 2,500 yen before the mid-80s.
Back then, 2,500 yen was big bucks! Bandai has been good at keeping kit
prices the same without adjusting for inflation, since they made their
money back on the initial release, any reissues cost them only the
variable cost of manufacturing and distribution.

>Anyone have this model and recommend it? If so, I'm going to snag it
>without a second thought. ^_^
>
>Matt

        They can't compare with today's MG kits, but what they lack in the
wow factor they make up in sheer size. Unlike the original 1/60 Zaku II kits,
these are actually halfway decent and proportionally correct. Stay away from
the 1/60 Zaku II (both green & red) AT ALL COSTS! They are really awful and
not worth your money. For one, their mono-eyes are fixed! At least the
1/60 MSV Zion designs have movable mono-eyes and you can even stick in a LED
or tiny lightbulb in its place!

        There are 2 versions of the 1/60 MS-06R kits, the black and purple
one is the Black Trinary version. There's a red one which is later called
the MS-06R-2A, which is Johnny Ridden's Zaku with extra armor on the legs
and other technical details added on later (such as a different, larger
backpack) during the MG reinvention craze.

                                                                        Eddie

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