Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 03:31:10 -0700

>> Sure, an Rick-Dom II or some type of variation may be in the works..
>>But I don't think we'd see a variation surface so soon.. I've only been into
>>these kits for about.. A year now, [30 something Gundam kits in a year, I
>>wonder if that's good or bad..] and I'm looking for someone who's been
>>keeping up with MG's for the start to answer this next one.. So if you know
>>the answer to the question, lemme hear an answer.. How much of a time
>>interval came between minor variations? Like.. A Mass Production Gelgoog,
>>Char's Gelgoog and a Gelgoog Cannon? Char's Zaku and a Mass Production Zaku?
>>You know what I mean.. Maybe with those figures in mind, we could figure out
>>a ballpark figure of how long it'll take for a Dom variant to surface. I'm
>>hoping soon, but then again.. Look how long it took 'em to do a Zaku I.
>> ~Gokou.. Three posts in a day, my all-time high!
>> *wondering if countless days of lurking has made him a
>>smarter fella..*
> Hmmm. I haven't kept track. but I remember when all these zaku
>came out at practically the same time.

First 3 MG kits to come out were:

RX-78-2 Gundam
MS-06F/J Zaku II
MS-06S Zaku II

They came out around late 1995 (Thanksgiving).

Then these came out in 1996:

RX-78-3 Gundam
Zeta Gundam
MS-06R-1 Shin Matsunaga
MS-06R-2 Johnny Ridden
Crystal kits of RX-78-2, MS-06S, and MS-06F/J
MS-14S Gelgoog came out towards the end of 1996

Early 1997 is really dead for MG kits, we only saw

MS-14B/C Gelgoog Cannon

cos Bandai was too busy cranking out Wing kits, then by late 1997:

MS-14A Gelgoog - this has a slightly different head, weapon, and body parts
        but was still no major departure from the original mold.
RX-78 GP-01
RX-78 GP-01Fb

In 1998 we got the GP-02A and the Mk-II kits (AEUG, Titan, Super). Also
the RX-78-2 and Zeta were plated.

Early 1999 - Zaku I kits (regular & Black)
Summer - MS-06R-1A and Dom
Late 1999? - NT1 - Alex

No annoucement of any Dom variants yet, but RickDom should be out in a year.
Don't hold your breath for a RickDom II, though.


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