Re: [gundam] **1:48** Gundam Mk.II!


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 00:14:57 -0800


>Today I received the long-awaited Korean-made Academy "1:60" RX-178 Gundam
>Mk.II toy. Ve-r-r-y nice! Much better than I'd expected. It's now the
>centerpiece of my collection, standing head and shoulders above the rest
>... literally! I can only imaginw what the original Japanese toy, with
>it's plug-on Musha/Sengoku samurai armor, must've been like.

There is no "original Japanese toy" for the big 1/60 or 1/48 Mk II.
They only made a 1/100 diecast toy with samurai armor, a mostly plastic
1/100 plastic toy, and a vinyl toy. The big Mk-II you have is, I suspect,
a Korean original.

>The toy measures 395 mm from head to foot. Since the RX-178 Gundam Mk.II
>is supposed to be 18.5 meters tall, a fact confirmed by the specifications
>printed on the front of the box, the toy is actual 1:48 scale, not 1:60. A
>1:60 scale toy would only be 300 mm tall.
>
>The second-tallest Gundam in my collection is the 1:48 V Gundam, which
>stands 320 mm tall It's also much less detailed the Mk.II, but compensates
>with transparent bladed beam saber and a functional Core Block System.

It's the most blocky and butt-ugly toy I've ever seen. And you had to
assemble about half of it just like the 1/60 F-91 toy/model.

>You guys can keep your stinkin' PG Gundam model.
>
>I'll take one of **these** any day!

Poor guy just doesn't know what he's been missing...

Eddie

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