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>------Original Message------
>From: Mark Simmons <>
>To: Gundam List <>
>Sent: October 23, 2000 5:16:48 PM GMT
>Subject: [gundam] Mark's Counterattack!

>* I did get to plunder the shelves of Shibuya's legendary >Mandarake used-
>comics store for the complete first year of B-CLUB magazine, and
>elsewhere scammed all the latest Gundam publications (including >some
>sweet G-Saviour and G-Generation F guidebooks).

How are they 9the guidebooks) any hope that we'll be seeing some scans soon.

>* In Osaka, I battled my fellow fans to grab the last Master >Grade Gouf
>from a toy store's shelves.

How rough was it? Was the demand for the MG Gouf really that high?

>* And I found a really awesome toy store in Kowloon, where we >stocked up
>on "Super Robot in Action!!" toys - Gaiking's my favorite.

What other SRiA did ya get? How are they compared to MSiA and ABiA.

>* Speaking of Hong Kong, the Gundam presence is much more
>obvious there.
>For starters, you see hobby mags on sale at street-corner >magazine
>stands, which you don't in Japan. Wish I'd picked up a copy of >Toybox -
>if only I'd know that was the issue with the Newtype Asylum >plug!

Newtype Asylum? The website?

>A bit of news, too. Starting today, I'm now going to be doing >Gundam-
>related stuff pretty much full time.... *snip* We'll see where >this goes,
but it's
>likely you'll see a lot more stuff happening on the Gundam >Project now.
>Especially as we enter 2001, the official American Year of >First Gundam...

YAY! (^o^)

>-- Mark

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