Re: [gundam] I have bad news about Bandai Japan

cliff boese (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 15:59:18 PDT

that sucks!

>Subject: [gundam] I have bad news about Bandai Japan
>Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 21:08:57 EDT
>I just went to Cool Japanese Toys' site and I found this in their news
>There's new blood at the number one toy maker in Japan. After recording a
>very large deficit in 1998, Bandai Japan forced its president to resign.
>Having previously worked for a large bank, the new president is all about
>numbers. He has been very vocal to his staff that if a series of toys does
>not show a profit, he will terminate it with great speed. The fate of
>numerous toy lines hangs in the balance. . .
>Ugh, I understand this from a business point of view, but this could be bad
>for us Gundam fans, but I doubt it will affect Gundam, unless the Turn A
>shows no profit, if the Turn A shows no profit, then its good bye Turn A
>kits, which wouldn't bother me much unless it affects all of Gundam, not just
>Turn A.
>This basically means, if a particular toy or kit makes no profit, its
>probably good bye for that product.
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