Re: [gundam] ...and next MG is...!


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 19:33:46 -0800


>Updated nostalgia was what the MG STOOD for, early on, to me. Giving
>the RX-78 and Zaku a new look, but still recognizable. Katoki's take
>on the Zeta is another example, and the 0083 MG kits were not exactly
>nostalgia.

Perhaps the core buyers of MG kits saw Zeta and went... "WHAT? I want
0079 classic mobile suits!" and by the time the 0083 MG kits came out it
was like "Oh well, I'll have these to tide me over until something CLASSY
comes out..." and their prayers just got answered with the GM and the Zaku I!

>But now it just seems a matter of making MG versions of the anime
>designs, or the original 70's and 80's 1/100 kits. Less updating,
>less suprises. It narrows the market.

The GM was not really the same as the original design. You think there was
less updating and surprises because its additions and changes were
basically hand-me-downs from the MG Gundam kit.

>Recycling kits over and over is a slow death too. Don't get me wrong,
>I happy for the long-time fans that thought they would never see these
>kits. I just get the feeling the younger collecters are really start-
>ing to get the "been there, done that" feeling and are ready to move
>on...maybe from Gundam...

Thus the PG series...

>It would be nice to get a few variants of the RX-78 MG yet; the RX-78
>Perfect Gundam MG variant from Gundam Weapons 5 would be a incredible
>kit, as would the FA-78 kit of the same book.

Dunno about the Perfect Gundam (not very canonical), but the Prototype
Gundam and FA Gundam should be very likely to come out.

Eddie

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