Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Thu, 11 Nov 1999 02:33:46 -0800


>Has anyone noticed the trend of the newer Gundam Weapons becoming more and
>more mediocre all the time?

Gundam Weapons has been reduced to MG kit commercial / recycled pages from
previous issues of Hobby Japan... pretty sad.

>I remember those incredible early works in Gundam Weapons 1-6 but after the
>Zaku special they just keep going downhill. Seems like now they're
>concentrating on making incredibly implausible looking stuff the the strike
>gp-02, etc.
>
>Anyone still remember the Gundam Wars Z and ZZ series by Model Graphix? I
>wish they'd release a compilation of their newer stuff alongside with HJ's
>Gundam Weapons..that should give them a run for their money.

Model Graphix tends to stay away from Gundam these days. Degenki Hobby
would be the next decade's shining hope, if they are so inclined to release
Gundam Weapon-styled special issues on top of the other Gundam publications
they already have.

It will be very interesting to see how things will pan out between HJ and
Dengeki Hobby. I've heard people complaining how HJ has been reduced to
Bandai Gundam kit commercials (when was the last time they had a NON-Gundam
cover?) but apparently Dengeki Hobby is Bandai's new favorite now, forcing
HJ to give Bandai numerous concessions, including the final say on this year's
JAF-CON licensing committee. It's no surprise that there's a major lack of
Gundam GKs at JAF-CON this year, especially the ones that are conversion
parts for MG or PG kits...

Eddie

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