Daniel Beckham (danbeck@dealnews.com)
Thu, 24 Aug 2000 14:34:15 -0500


I buy them from places like etoys.com, toysrus.com, gundamshop.com. The
local shops in town are trying squeeze water out of a dry rock when selling
those kits.. Why should I pay 2x as much for a kit when I can get them
online?

And on top of that, I would rather buy them from hlj.com and pay a large
shipping cost than give my money to the greedy bastards who own local
collectable shops. They see something popular and they mark it up, whether
or not the market demands it...

Daniel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fuller, Bill" <bill.fuller@eds.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 2:07 PM
Subject: RE: [gundam] Difference between old and new Gundam Wings 1/144
Models

> Oh belive me, I wouldn't buy one of these kits instead of a real one.
> But I'm going to do a major kitbash where you wouldn't be able to
recognize
> the original kit anyway. And the way I figure it, if I botch the job on a
> kit that cost me half as much, it won't hurt as much.
> I don't know about you, but getting 1/144 EW kits in Ottawa costs about
$30
> if you can find them.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richie Ramos [mailto:gaijin@i-manila.com.ph]
> Sent: Thursday, 24 August, 2000 12:42
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: RE: [gundam] Difference between old and new Gundam Wings 1/144
> Models
>
>
> At 10:11 AM 8/24/00 -0400, you wrote:
> >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.
>
> DO NOT BUY. I bought one -- a gundam Hydra, just to replace the head gear
> which was missing, and damn...IT IS HORRIBLE. Just don't buy it, trust
me.
>
>
>
> If I wanted to rage against the dying of the light, I would have brought a
> flashlight.
>
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