Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Sat, 15 Jul 2000 10:02:02 -0400


Not to mention the model kit box art...it's basically the same as Wings...

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From: fsjmk <fsjmk@uaf.edu>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2000 3:59 AM
Subject: RE: [gundam] New kits, X shock

> >X SELLS!
> >
> >So I was looking over my site stats the other day, and I realized that
> >the page views in all my series-specific sections - Works, Story,
> >Characters, Mechanics - revealed a consistent order of popularity. No
> >shock that Gundam Wing is the top draw, followed by Endless Waltz and
> >original Gundam (Endless Waltz overtook "First Gundam" this month), but
> >who woulda guessed that Gundam X and Turn A would be the fourth and fifth
> >in the list? Even the legendary Z Gundam is mired in a multi-way dead
> >heat for sixth place with 0080, 0083, 08th MS Team, F91, G Gundam, et al.
>
> While I can't explain the popularity of Turn-A Gundam (other than it's the
> most recent series and the fact that the Turn-A is so different from other
> Gundams might account for the interest in it), I'm fairly certain that
Gundam
> X's popularity may be due in part to the fact that encoded fansubs of the
> entire series are available on the Internet for anyone to download.
>
> Also, the fact that it isn't a bad show doesn't hurt. ;) I know it takes
its
> lumps here on the list but having watched most of the episodes, I think
it's
> fine entertainment even it is derivative of other Gundam shows. In
particular,
> the designs for some of the Gundams resemble those in Gundam Wing and I
think
> that may have caught the eyes of a few of the Wing fans.
>
> If you look at the online poll results at http://www.gundamlounge.com/
you'll
> notice that, after Wing, Gundam X is the favorite of most of the poll
> respondents with the original MS Gundam nipping at it's heels.
>
>
>
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