Re: [gundam] MG GM at the new HLJ

Mark Simmons (
Sat, 6 Feb 1999 22:41:05 -0800

Probe writes,

> Hey, did anyone notice how much of the MG GM is inspired by the 8MST GM?
>The backpack (with those little side-blocks) is IDENTICAL to the 8MST one,
>and the skirt armors also look identical to the 8MST GM. Note the chest
>vents and the new looking cockpit area are also very evocative of the 8MST
>GM as well. A pity they couldn't have given it more modern looking feet.

  Well, all those parts are holdovers from the MG Gundam, which pre-dates
the 08th MS Team designs. Hence, the 08th MS Team GM inherits its
backpack and whatnot from the MG Gundam. As per the kit manual, the 08th
GM's backpack is a standard GM/Gundam type, but the beam saber gear was
relocated to the legs to make room extra cooling systems in the backpack.

> Oh, as for the whole GM ECAP controversy... it looks like the new MG GM
>has a beam spray gun with a retoconned ECAP! (Note the little 'magazine'
>thing on the gun!)

  Sorry, Probe, that was always there. The MG kit's beam spray gun is
identical to the 1979 classic. Maybe the kit manual will shed some light
on the workings of this mystery weapon...

-- Mark

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