Daniel Beckham (danbeck@dealnews.com)
Thu, 24 Aug 2000 09:09:21 -0500


Heh, same here... pick one up and see how it looks. If anything, it could
be a test model to try out to finishes and weathering on. =)

Daniel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fuller, Bill" <bill.fuller@eds.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 9:11 AM
Subject: RE: [gundam] Difference between old and new Gundam Wings 1/144
Models

> I've seen some of them.
> A little place in chine town sells some, and this is what I've noticed for
> this particular bootleg:
> The box images are deformed. They seem to have the EW 1/100 covers
altered
> for the 1/144 models boxes
> They company name is BENDAI, and it's in a red diamond instead of a square
> I didn't have a chance to look inside, but it appears that someone got
ahold
> of the molds, or remolded the plastic to recreate the kit. I can only
assume
> that it's a cheap copy of the original.
> It was about half the price, and I'm tempted to get on to see how bad it
> really is.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Beckham [mailto:danbeck@dealnews.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 24 August, 2000 09:54
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Difference between old and new Gundam Wings 1/144
> Models
>
>
> 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
> > >
> > >
> > >New items added at least once a week! Check out my eBay auctions at:
> >
>
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> ort=3
> > >&since=-1&page=1&rows=0
> > >Please note the URL exceeds 80 characters and ends with "rows=0" not
> > >"sort=3"
> > >
> > >
> > >
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