Daniel Beckham (danbeck@dealnews.com)
Thu, 24 Aug 2000 08:53:52 -0500


What on earth do the bootlegs look like? Are they just complete copies of
the real gundam wing kits? Or are they crap designs marketed with the
gundam name?

Daniel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Zhao Pan" <zhaopan@hotmail.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Difference between old and new Gundam Wings 1/144
Models

> I have never seen any Wing models with English printed on it.
Incidentally,
> I heard that there are a lot of bootleg models flowing on the market. Most
> of them have Chinese and Korean instructions printed on the boxes. So
> consumers better watch out!
>
>
> >From: Edward Ju <gundam@loop.com>
> >Reply-To: gundam@aeug.org
> >To: gundam@aeug.org
> >Subject: Re: [gundam] Difference between old and new Gundam Wings 1/144
> >Models
> >Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 00:25:36 -0700
> >
> > >Do anyone knows the difference between the old and new versions of the
> >1/144
> > >Gundam Wings models? I know the new ones comes with 1/35 pilot figures.
> >But
> > >i want to know the difference in terms of molding quality, colors, and
> > >structures of the models. Thanks a lot.
> >
> >The kits are identical, you paid another 100 yen for the figure and the
new
> >CG box art. The instruction manual has also been updated to include the
> >figure in the parts list and list the kit as from the "WF" series, but is
> >otherwise identical to the old version.
> >
> >Incidentally, there is yet another "new" version to the U.S. release of
> >the Wing model kits - the boxes are now all printed in English and there
> >is no Japanese or English stickers anywhere on it, however, still no
> >figures
> >as the box art is the same as the older version. Makes you wonder if
they
> >were planning to release the figure version kits here as if they were,
> >there
> >was no point in giving the old version's box a makeover. I wonder if the
> >mecha explanations on the assembly instruction sheet has been translated
as
> >well - there are tons of misspellings on the box though, like "BASTER
> >RIFLE",
> >"DOVER GUN", etc. Bandai of America must tried really hard to retain
that
> >badly dubbed Asian movie feel...
> >
> >Eddie
> >
> >
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>
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> >"sort=3"
> >
> >
> >
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