Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Fri, 6 Aug 1999 11:55:08 -0700


>question: when bandai releases a "perfect grade" kit, is it necessarily a
>rerelease of an old classic kit? and if it's a rerelease, will the lesser
>grades (mg, hg) of the same kit see a release also?

Well, so far that's been the pattern, hasn't it? A PG kit almost by
definition has to be popular enough to warrant releases in other grades,
especially MG. Proven sales track record is what justifies its release as
a PG kit. If they release a PG Sumo it wouldn't make any business sense
at all.

>also, why does bandai release certain mobile suits only in 1/144 kits, while
>the others are available in 1/100 and 1/144? (g-wing kits, for example...)

Again it's a matter of market potential. OVAs and movies usually get only
kits in 1 scale, while kits based on designs from a TV series come in more
scales - a matter of exposure. Endless Waltz was popular enough so we get
kits in 2 scales instead.

>anyway...i think i'd like perfect grade f90, f91, and sf91 :P
>(but i really want a die-cast macross classic valkyrie...i'd probably soil
>my pants if i see one.)
>
>-ddd

I'd love to see them all, but only the F-91 has a real chance of becoming
a PG kit. As for the diecast Valkyrie, they probably don't have the mold
anymore (there's no excuse of not milking the mold for the 15th Anniversary,
if they didn't release it, chances are they don't have the mold anymore).

Eddie

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