Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 12:06:12 -0400


I believe one of the Episode Zero mangas state that Dr.J tampered with the
switch.

----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Harkavy <mogomra@yahoo.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 11:49 AM
Subject: [gundam] Suicide, Tallgeese, Action Figures, etc.

> Something that's been bugging me ever since the first
> Gundam Wing episode aired: when Heero runs into Relena
> on the beach, he triggers what I assumed was a suicide
> charge on his normal suit. It fails to kill him, and
> he looks surprised at this. Was there any explanation
> given (in the original anime, the manga, the novels,
> etc.) for why he wasn't successful? Did someone
> perhaps tamper with the charge so that it was
> non-lethal?
>
> Secondly, the new Tallgeese entry at The Gundam
> Project is probably the most impressive thing you've
> done so far, Mark. You gave the design some needed
> "bulk", while still keeping the original Roman styling
> that endears me to this suit. Can't wait to see the
> Leo, and I can't wait to find the action figure of
> this, which brings me to...
>
> The Gundam Wing action figures. Looks like the five
> heroes are hitting the racks, but I haven't seen any
> reports of people picking up the Epyon or Tallgeese.
> One thing I take issue with, though: the fact that
> everyone keeps referring to these as "MS In Action"
> figures when the packaging doesn't say anything to
> that effect. Are they, in fact, constructed and
> articulated the same way the Japanese MSIAs are? And
> has anyone read anything official that says that the
> figures other than the Wing are being released in
> Japan? I'm looking for a reference from a Japanese
> magazine or web site, gaijin news sources
> (Figures.com, Cool Japanese Toys, etc.) don't count.
>
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