Federico Makabenta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 20:57:30 +0800
I bought a copy of DC Comics JLA #37
There's an ad here of GWing near the last page
Interesting: Gundam Wing is available on Toysrus.com
It's also only available in "selected" stores within the Los Angeles,
Question: Why Los Angeles? Huge anime fan population? Large Asian
Other: The ad says and I quote:
* Easy to build, no glue required
* Each figure has a unique transformation mode or exciting weapon action
* Multi-colored snap together parts
* Builds a fully articulated action figure
Why are they using the terms "figure" and "action figure"? I think that's a
wrong way to advertise it. Knowing how easily these things fall apart after
a couple of thrashings by kids would make it disappointing and eventually
ruin the rep of Gundam as a whole. Imagine parents seeing it and buying for
their kids - thinking this is something like Voltron...
"Model" would have been a more appropriate term - but I DO understand that
the word "model" implies a sense of difficulty.
I really believe that if they wanted it to be an "action figure" why didn't
they think of starting out first with G Gundam - which has a ready line of
toys to be thrashed by kids.
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