Master Asia (
Fri, 12 Nov 1999 20:42:57 -0500

>===== Original Message From =====
>They should be banned... they're fooling innocent buyers wit their cheap,
>pathetic quality models... and they insult the bandai name... Maybe I've seen
>gundams that are fake and made in cheap dinner plate quality plastic... but
>Nadesico models? they've far enough!
>Thanks for the warning!
>Federico Makabenta wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Has anyone heard about these Fake Gundams coming out of Hong Kong?
>> I have one in my possession - out of curiosity - I bought it but found the
>> parts would fall off repeatedly - makes excellent damaged mech scenery
>> though with a black retouch and styrofoam stuffing inside painted in silver
>> and gold for exposed internals...
>> They cost around $4 - and are labeled Ben Dei on the cover at the lower
>> right. The packaging is identical save for the instructions written in
>> Chinese...
>> Most of the stuff I've seen are Gundam Wing models - but I've seen a Zero-G
>> frame Aestivalis of the Nadesico series as well...
>> Anyway, just as a warning...
Ben Di counterfiet models don't look that bad, the surface lost some detail
but the model itself is no bad, but what makes these suck is the hard plastic
polycap replacementsthe models will not stay together at the joints...

- Roger


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