Re: [Pre-Review] Brainpowerd Kits are LM with a vengeance

Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 09:02:02 -0700 (MST)

> >kits, this kit is a thinly veiled attempt to restart the crappiest line
> >model kits ever made, the LM line! That's right, the entire 1000Y kit
> >a total of _four_ polycapped joints! Can you believe it? Aaaaugh!
> Geez, it wasn't that long ago Tomino claimed this series would topple
> this kit is overpriced at 1000 yen then, eh? shame....

  No offense, but Tomino doesn't know what the hell he's talking about! Or
at the very least, he's _completely_ misunderstood what it was about EVA
that made it such a landmark show in the history of SF. As it's been said
by some other people on RAAM, Brainpowerd is basically a copy of the 'top
layer' of the EVA story, i.e., a rip-off of what the show appears to be at

  As for the model, sheesh... It's basically just a hair-better than the
LM Escaflowne kits which were abyssmal. At least it _has_ alot of joints
and pretty good detailing _in_places_. But 2/3rds of the joints are crappy
plastic-on-plastic joints and most of the cool detailing is in the plastic
joint area and behind the mech where you can't see it. And there's the
fact that the Brainpowered looks like a SD Escaflowne, similar styling but
goofy goofy proportions!


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