Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 13:39:40 -0700


>My Mazinger Z is about 7 inches tall. I don't know his size relatative to
>1/144 scale though. So, the chogokin is about 4 - 5 inches tall, then? How
>fragile is the chogokin Gundam? Does anyone know? I heard its kind of fragile
>and breaks easy, is this true?

There's an old Bandai kit of the Mazinger Z which was reissued recently.
The box is the same as the 1:144 FG kit, and on the box I think it did say
the kit was in 1:144 too.

The new chogokin Gundam is over 5 inches tall, although a true 1:144 scale
Gundam should stand slightly under 5 inches.

The only fragile part that I can see on the chogokin Gundam I can say is
the waist (Core Module) area. These were clip-on parts to the torso
because of concessions made for it to bend the uppertorso around. If you
twist the torso too much these clip-on red parts for the Core Module may
pop off. They could have also used a polycap recepticle on the backpack
where the shield connects, but the toy is otherwise durable and incredibly
posable (more posable than any MG Gundam kit, and less loose joints, too!).
They even made some parts with soft rubber instead of hard plastic so they
wouldn't break even if you dropped the toy. How can someone say this is
fragile I do not know.

>> anyway..the Chogoking gundam looks worth the money for its weapons, not for
>> the gundam itslef, I will have to admit.
>
>I noticed that, too. Its head doesn't look as cool or something that I can't
>put my finger on, compared to the other kits or pictures of the RX-78. The
>V-fin's slightly smaller then usual and the new chogokin doesn't look as
>"don't mess with me" as the other kits or pics of the RX-78. I'm still buying
>one. It will probably look fine once I hold it in my hands. I think the
>chogokin Gundam's proportions are supposed to be accurate, though.

This toy is completely old school as far as design and details go. It is
an accurate replica of the original design, and contains none of the non-
sense details and redesigns introduced by Katoki and Okawara for the HG, MG,
and PG kits. The tradeoff is the head doesn't has the new cool look anymore.
A true nostalgic piece, that doesn't try to get an "updated cool look" to
attract the kiddies who weren't even born when the original series aired.

Eddie

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