Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 01:52:27 -0800

>Eddie writes,
>>Just so Bandai could reissue some old MSV kits in Zeta boxes to milk fans
>>for all their worth. Too bad these kits were never reissued in Zeta boxes,
>>even though each took up a specific number in the 1/144 scale release.
> Yep... they were only released as Zeta kits the first time round,
>making these editions soooper collectible!

Do you know which ones correspond to which numbers? I haven't checked with
my Gundam Shop CDs yet.

> The old MSV books & kit manuals maintained that the Black Trinary
>didn't adopt their familiar colors until the Battle of Ruum, when they
>piloted C type Zaku IIs. The Zaku I units they used in their training
>battalion days were, it was said, painted blue-green.

As in the regular colors or a special configuration? Or the one depicted
in http://gundam.anime.net/msclassics/msclassics.004.html ?

> However, since the Black Trinary are identified with the Zaku I, some
>folks have since depicted them as using this classic mobile suit at Ruum
>(in their black-and-purple colors) - as in the G Generation cut scene.
>While the Giren's Greed game itself makes the same mistake, the cut scene
>animation for the game - which was vetted by the Sunrise staff -
>correctly has them using the black-and-purple C type Zaku II. In a
>concession to Zaku I fans, however, these are shown as having Zaku I
>heads - which could "explain" the confusion.

Probably just adds to the confusion... you no longer know which version
to go with anymore!

> So, what's the excuse for the MG kit - a black-and-purple Zaku I? The
>manual explains that a few months into the war, the Black Trinary's Zaku
>IIs were in the shop, so they pulled their old blue-green Zaku Is out of
>storage and _repainted_ them for a week-long stint as piloting
>instructors. A week later, the repainted Zaku Is went back in the closet.

Yet it still outsold the regular MG Zaku I kit. Amazing.


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