Re: do you have the Gundam Figures?


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 20:37:44 -0800


>Can somone give a mini-review of the 1/20 figures of 0079? (see
>http://www.iac.co.jp/~hlj/pages/bandai/ban61670.html
>
>Is it a good kit? Are the characters casted in translucent plastic? Is
>it hard to paint the figures?

Get it. Those are limited edition kits, Legends jacked it up to about $60
(the kit retailed for 2,000 yen in Japan, which is under $20) and once they
are gone, Bandai probably won't reissue it for at least another decade.
They are re-issues of the 1/20 character kits from the early 80s, so you
shouldn't expect too much quality in terms of what you are used to in
today's kits.

Since these molds were created in the early 80s, gluing is required and the
detailing is not quite on par to the figure resin kits today (but then
again, these never tried to be resin figure kits). The reissues are cast in
translucent plastic, so I guess priming is needed if you want to paint the
figures.

Eddie

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