Thu, 7 Dec 2000 22:24:33 -0800
----- Original Message -----
From: "Char Aznable" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Bootleg Airmaster Burst 1/60 toy
> On Thu, 7 Dec 2000 21:42:08 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
> > Yeah, it's a Chinese bootleg company that rips Bandai model kits. They
> > got huge enough to a point where Bandai legitimized them by taking over
> > their facilities (it's not like they could have sued them for money in
> > China, anyway) to make Bandai kits for a lower cost (though quality
> > suffers, too).
> > Eddie
> really? no way! I don't think Bandai will let its quality suffer. this
> will just turn off their customers.
> I know Bendi is a bootleg kit, quality is awful. parts don't fit, quality
> of plastic is poor, everything is so bad, you're better of scratchbuilding
But it is cheap, I often buy a few kits from them to test out some ideas
before applying them to the Bandai kits. And if you are missing parts, you
can always take it from your Bendi kits without a second thought.
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