Re: [gundam] Gundam in the US!?!?!


MAck Mack (sanoske_sagara@yahoo.com)
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 08:58:08 -0800 (PST)


I'm in the process of doing my gouf custom form 08ms its a really good
model haven't had any problems and i'm already painting it
ja ne
mack

---Chien Ting Chin <chinc@sten.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 16 Feb 1999, Chris Beilby wrote:
> > Mark's right. Of course, with the MG kits, it's still a good
thing. This way,
> > we may not have to pay 50 to 75 dollars each for them if they do
sell them
>
> Good point! But here I suspect the prices won't come down. I've
wonder
> about this recently, in Japan a nice model kit (08MST Gouf Custom)
costs
> about a regular udon lunch (800 Yens). An upscale kit costs about a
> decent sushi diner minus sake (2500-4000 Yens). Here a shitty kit
(Star
> Wars AT-ST) costs about 3 Happy Meals. So a good capitalist will
tell you
> that a Master Grade model should retail at double or triple the
price of
> Enterprise-D no matter how cheap the import price is.
>
> Don't believe me? Think about the video prices, the OVAs cost more in
> Japan than in USA, despite the fact that American has to add
translation
> and remastering costs. Why? Because the prices are dictated by local
> video prices, an import video cannot (generally) cost more than
double the
> price of a Hollywood video. So $20-30 no matter how expensive the
import
> price is.
>
> Of course Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow Ten even things out a little
for us
> consumers, hurrah Internet.
>
> Any comments? Corrections? (wink wink Mark Simmons)
>
> [I wonder if Amuro can notice any difference between sushi and Happy
> Meal(tm)?]
>
> CHIN, Chien Ting
> Dept of Medical Biophysics, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
> ... o O *
> Man is a bubble
>
>

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