Re: HCM #25


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 21:58:42 -0800


>At 20:14 1/11/99 -0700, you wrote:
>>> with the acquisition of HCM #25: RX-93 Nu-Gundam.
>>> Probe has panned this critter on a number of occasions.
>>
>> I think you're confusing me with Eddie or someone else Dyar! I don't
>>have the Nu-Gundam HCM myself, I've only heard (from several people) that
>>it's by far the worst toy in the series. (Though I've heard bad stuff
>>about the Zeta as well.)
>
>Hmmm. If it wasn't you, then Eddie is the next most likely. Will the real
>HCM #25 critic please stand up?

Not me dude, my only real complaint was the one-piece fin funnel itself,
even though construction-wise this HCM does not feel consistent with the
quality of previous mobie suit entries in the HCM series. I guess the
1/100 scale Nu Gundam kit raised the bar too much, whereas the older
designs benefited from only having to be compared to crappier kits. Anyway,
the one-piece fin funnel just felt very out of place with the mobile suit
due to the material used and its appearance (shiny surface vs. flat)

>It always seemed perfectly proportioned to me, but then I tend to judge
>each toy or model on its own merits, not how well it matches the anime. I
>expect the transition from 2D to 3D to take its toll, but I also expect the
>people who make the transition to compensate.

That's interesting, I thought the transition was from 3D to 2D, since the
animators needed to use scaled models (not the commercial Bandai ones)
besides the design files to help them draw the cels.

Eddie

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