henwee (henwee@yahoo.com)
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 02:49:16 -0700 (PDT)


i think many people are just prejudiced . .. the turn-a
isn't all that bad . .. it's kinda unique for a gundam

--- Master Asia <MasterAsia@MailAndNews.com> wrote:
> >===== Original Message From gundam@aeug.org =====
> >>A while back I remember reading on this ML that Bandai
> thinks of the 1/100
> >>Turn-A models non-profitable is this true? I also
> notice how all the Turn-A
> >>models are mostly 1/144 now.
> >
> >The gold Sumo came out in 1/100 scale. I doubt Bandai
> would refuse to put
> >out a silver one given their propensity to recycle
> molds.
> >
> >>I would just like to say that the success of the
> reflects the popularity of
> >>the Designs.
> >
> >The 1/100 Turn A kit was at clearance price in Japan for
> less than 50% of
> >the retail price Bandai has set. Clearly, 2,000 yen for
> a 1/100 kit that
> >wasn't even label HG was too much for most people, and
> stores had to get rid
> >of them at a loss to get some cash back.
> >
> >Eddie
> >
>
> In Japanese newsgroups as well as in this ML we see that
> there is much
> criticism towards Syd Mead and Turn A. I agree that he
> HAS done some good
> designs but the fact is Turn A is really ugly, well to me
> at least.
>
> Well in that case think about the MG series labeled as
> 1/100, why didn't they
> just get dismissed as a more expensive HG? Because the
> design was at least
> mediocre if not very good ( I thought it was real good!).
> There was also the
> fact that MG's were labeled and sold as Pro's-only models
> yet they sold like
> hotcakes. The Turn A model (1/100) is very very detailed
> and the series is
> quite popular I hear, but a teenage boy like me with 4000
> yen would rather buy
> a dom rather than a whole bunch of Turn A models even
> though 0079 was a long
> time ago, It makes you wonder about Syd Mead designs.
>
> Oh yeah and the crotch core fighter-like thing, does it
> seem to look like a...
> well... you know, The plane is long, cylindrical and it
> comes off and goes up.
>
> - Roger
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