garrick lee (
Sat, 25 Sep 1999 23:06:37 -0700 (PDT)

actually, the reasons you state (turn A breaks away
from the mold, while the other alternate universe
gundams don't) are why some of us like the other
gundams and dislike the turn A. ;)

while we're talking strictly mechs, there are certain
designs and appearances that make a gundam a gundam.
just like there are certain designs that make a
valkyrie a valkyrie.

i guess there's a certain thing about tradition that i
like. turn A broke away from the mold, but it seems
like it did so, for the sheer sake of doing so. just
for the heck of it. that wasn't a good move, for me.


> Actually I don't own a Turn A model YET. Some
> people complain how ugly the
> gundam looks. But actually I'm glad that it looks
> different from its
> predecessors. Reason? Well let's just say the new
> spawns of gundam series
> ruined the whole gundam image. No offence to any
> alternate gundam fans out
> there, but I just can't appreciate the new series
> that has nothing to do
> with the UC timeline. But what really bothers me it
> how they take the basic
> gundam designs(the face, beam saber and etc..) and
> abuse it in these
> spinoffs. Now some might hate me by saying this but
> that's how I felt after
> watching these spinoffs. The only thing that can
> catch my attention is the
> UC timeline stories. Now Turn A, that's a very
> interesting subject. Yes we
> know that it's an alternative timeline spin off BUT
> it doesn't use the old
> gundam designs we see in the other spinoffs and that
> is why I respect this
> gundam design more. It's original,wacky and
> abstract. In a way this breaks
> off the typical gundam design we see all time. I'm
> glad to see this change.
> I like to see originality in a new series and not
> recycled contents. I
> guess that's how Tomino felt and decided to go for a
> non-gundam look for his
> new series. Well I must say he did a good move.
> And what if this new
> series doesn't sell as well as the older ones?
> Well, they can always go
> back to the UC timeline. The possibilities are
> endless. Now before I wrap
> up I know everyone is entitled to give their
> opinions and I respect that but
> I just hope I didn't offend anyone by saying what I
> had to say about the new
> gundam. Because I do like the new design.
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