Re: Gundam Books


Chris Beilby (cbeilby@earthlink.net)
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 20:48:57 -0800


Mark Simmons wrote:

> Ranma writes,
>
> > Do you guys know where I can find some gundam books?
> >Mark Simmons mentions a " MS Encyclopedia " and that is DEFINATLY
> >something I'd like to have.
>
> While my local branch of Books Kinokuniya has a pretty poor selection of
> Gundam books, they do at least have plenty of copies of the MS
> Encyclopedia. If you tell us where you live, we could probably recommend a
> nearby import book store; otherwise, you can call up a Japanese bookstore
> like Kinokuniya or Asahiya, or try an anime specialty store like Anime
> Crash or Nikaku (see <http://www.anipike.com/cometc.html> for Web site
> contact info for some such stores).
>
> Placing special orders is likely to be a bit tricky, though if you give
> 'em an ISBN number then they should be able to identify the right book.
> I've compiled ISBN numbers for all the books I've purchased or inspected at
> <http://gundam.anime.net/goods/>. In the meantime, you might just see what
> the store already has in stock.
>
> So what books should you grab? Mediaworks' MS Encyclopedia 98 is a
> must-have. You can't really go wrong with one of NewType's 100% Collection
> series. If you like Gundam 0083, I'd suggest the very snazzy MS WARS book.
> Otherwise, depends what you're looking for...
>
> Mark-II writes,
>
> >Me too, actually; I "only" have the old Ver 3.0... The new one's on my
> >wish list when I head to Japan in April, but if it's aprize, then
> >hey...? :) Mind you, who'd actually PAY for such a prize?
>
> I'd be prepared to shell out for a nice prize for somebody who can make
> the Zakrello look really good. It would be worth it for the entertainment
> value alone!
>
> And yeah, I don't think the MS Encyclopedia would be a sufficiently
> enticing reward for most mobile suit maniacs. Now Hobby Japan's Gundam
> Mechanics I & II, on the other hand, or a few selected volumes of the Data
> Collection series... ;-)
>
> -- Mark
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> Mark Simmons <mailto:scorpio@best.com>
> MacAddict: the magazine! <http://www.macaddict.com/>
> Gundam: the Project! <http://gundam.anime.net/>
>
> Collecting is for butterflies and stamps.
> And at least butterfly collectors take 'em out of the jar.

  Which edition, Mark?



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