Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Fri, 8 Dec 2000 07:48:17 -0500


There's no company name.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
Behalf Of Graham Belmont
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 11:35 PM
To: gundam@aeug.org
Subject: Re: [gundam] Bootleg Airmaster Burst 1/60 toy

> >I picked this fellow up at a hobby show. It's...interesting. Poor
> >proportions, poor plastic and the parts either break or fall of really
> >easily. Good thing I only paid $10.00 for it. The upper legs are fixed to
>an
> >ugly-looking waist block, but there is a suprising amount of detail.
> >Overall, not as bad as some other bootlegs, but still pretty crappish.
> >Anybody else have this? Is it based on a real toy or a scaled up model?
>
>I dunno if yours is the same as the one I have, but mine can't even fully
>transform, which begs the question of why did they even give it the
>ability to do a truly half-assed "transformation". The plastic used was
>of very low quality - way brittle and really prone to breakage. It's
>safe to say that I treated this toy with more care than I've shown any
>other toy (except for maybe the Titanium Turn-A) out of fear of breaking
>it. It's been sitting in the box since I took it out the first time.
>
>At least it's a Bendi original, since there was no similar licensed toys
>released in Japan.
>
>Eddie
>

Is "Bendi" the actual company name? Sounds like a bootleg business, as well.

-G
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