Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Fri, 1 Oct 1999 01:46:24 -0700


>> Hmm... I'd say, "international shame" suits it better.
>
>When I made my weekly visit to the huge Sakuraya hobby store in Tokyo last
>week, I was surprised to find a stack of the 1/100 Turn A kits on clearance
>for 980 yen. This is probably the most trafficked hobby store in downtown
>Tokyo, and their gundam kits never go on clearance. I didn't know the
>Turn-A was that unpopular here, and although I don't like the Turn-A myself,
>I caved in and bought one just to supplement my collection.

Well there you have it folks... facts speak for themselves better than our
guesses. At over 50% off, this cannot be a sign of popularity or acceptance.

What really makes laugh is how people seem to think that the fact Tomino had
final say in the Turn A's appearance makes it okay. Three words:

JAR JAR BINKS

People aren't so hesitant on giving their 2 cents when it comes to the poor
creature who had its creator's stamp of approval...

Eddie

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