Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Sun, 25 Jun 2000 20:39:51 -0400


I wonder why they're only showing up at KBs so far....did you see any of the
Deluxe assortment, and also, were there any with gold parts(Seen them in
some pics)? Also, how do they compare to the 1/144 Wing kits?
----- Original Message -----
From: Tabby <tabby@psn.net>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2000 7:00 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Gundam Wing MSIA figures appearing in stores!

> > According to www.Gundamlounge.com URL www.planetnamek.com/skullmac
(A
> >new site with nifty video clips and stuff and original scans, I suggest
> >some of you check it out)which in turn got their info from ,the Wing
> >MSIAs(Or just plain action figures) have apparentally been showing up at
> >KB toystores on the West coast. Has anybody seen and or bought them yet?
> >If so, how are they?
>
> They hit the KBs in Arizona friday. These are the first MSIAs I've bought,
> and I was fairly impressed. The vinyl/plastic is quite sturdy despite it's
> softness, and the joints hold together fairly well. I got two Sandrocks
and
> a Heavyarms, and the only real problem seems to be the way the shields
> mount on the arms (just a small tab that can only be firmly pressed in,
not
> "clicked" in like the rest of joints). The Heavyarms surprised me with its
> opening chest and should mounts, although the large shoulder pieces on
both
> it and the Sandrock have a tendency to fall off in certain positions.
>
> Overall I was quite impressed with the two types I got, but I have to say
> its the Shen Long that's probably the most impressive out of the original
> five, since according to the package the Dragon Fang does actually unfold
> out of the shoulder. Unfortunately, the Shen Long may be "short-cased"
(not
> as many per case), since there was only one at the store I went to I
seemed
> to be the first customer to purchase any. On that note, the cardbacks do
> also show the Epyon and Tallgeese, but I suspect they'll come in larger
> packaging and in a late shipment (all that were available were the five
> heroes on standard cards).
>
> tby
>
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