Gus Jae (
Mon, 21 Feb 2000 00:16:58 -0500

Ha, Richie, good job. Beat me to it. Just put mine together. All in all,
not bad. A lot of fun to build.
Good stuff are expected, after all, this is suppose to be HG.
Few minor 'could be betters':
1. Wish they had put the same amount of panel line details on the kit as
they did with the MSIA figure, especially the segments on the arms and legs.
2. Not crazy about the way they decided to attach the head cover to the
tree. If not careful, you can really damage the piece while cutting it out.
3. The joint system is impressive, but not tight enough, especially on
the legs. For those whom have seen the original series dubbed in Cantonese,
you would know that the Zgok was call the "Demon Crab". Funny that
Cantonese also has and expression call "limb-legged crab". ( LOL to myself,
probably no one else got it :P )

Over all a pretty cool piece. Now... What the hell am I suppose to do with
the old OYW Zgok kits I have that took so long to find?!

Gus Jae
----- Original Message -----
From: Richie Ramos <>
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Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 2:42 PM
Subject: [gundam] the Z'Gok kit...a quick review

> The HGUC Z'gok 1/144 is one of the nicest surprises I got from bandai.
> 1) the arms and legs are really jointed. the plastic ball socket systems
> are made of the same material, it seems, as the skeleton of the original
> rx78...something like a cross between polycap and standard material.
> 2) the abdomen is very maneuverable, and allows it a freedomof movement
> that is very good for posing.
> 3) The claws, however are built in almost the same way as the 0080
> so no surprises here. the legs are very nice, and once again, shades of
> detailing are all over the place, like the internal frames for the joints
> and other such...this smells like another scaled down MG.the unique
> construction for the head is very nice.
> all in all, I am very impressed.
> ..silence is the language of the heart...
> Richard Ramos
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