Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Sat, 21 Aug 1999 03:34:23 -0700


>At 23:13 8/19/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>>>The RX-78 Gundam has an overall height of 18.5 meters (60.7 feet),
>>
>>Where did you get that from? It's been 18.0 meters since the show
>>started, unless someone tampered with the stats recently.
>
>Burke Rukes' Big List O' Gundam Mecha.
>
>RX-78-2 GUNDAM
>Type: Prototype close combat mobile suit
>Overall height: 18.5 meters
>Head height: 18.0 meters
>Base weight: 43.4 tons
>Full weight: 60.0 tons

Recently released The Gundam PalmTop Series I #1 RX-78-2 Gundam says 18.0
meters tall, so does the diecast Gundam toy made by Popy (catalog #
C-12520-88-2700) dating back to the late 70s/early 80s. Heck, even the
licensed pencil case I had back in 1981 said 18.0 meters.

Merchandise aside, Dengeki Comic #2 (OYW Part I) also lists the RX-78-2
at 18.0 meters, and does not mention 18.5 meters anywhere. You can also
go back to the Entertainment Bibles upon which they were based on and
find the same thing. Even the 1998 edition of MS Encyclopedia says 18.0
meters and does not mention 18.5 meters anywhere.

Now I am really intrigued where Burke got the 18.5m from.

Eddie

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