David F (lioconvoy@home.com)
Fri, 8 Dec 2000 08:21:02 -0800

I bought 2 MG kits off of Ebay about 2 months ago. The Ebay user ID was
y2kanimation. Both of the kits lacked the bandai quality feel. I have 2 PG
kits and about 6 other MG kits and these 2 new ones were definatly
diffferent. Extra material on some of the parts and poor fit of some parts.
It was the ZZ and FAZZ Gundam kits BTW. I checked the boxes against my other
kits and they were identical, same bandai logo, same full color box art,
same type on instructions. I don't know how we are supposed to be able to
tell these Chinese ones apart from the others.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Franz Co" <ms_slasher@mail.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Bootleg Airmaster Burst 1/60 toy

> ------Original Message------
> From: Edward Ju <gundam@loop.com>
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Sent: December 8, 2000 9:18:46 AM GMT
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Bootleg Airmaster Burst 1/60 toy
> >>cool, as long as you can easily distinguish bootleg from the >real
> its
> >>fine with me. I don't want to mistakingly buy a bootleg >especially at
> the
> >>price of the real thing.
> What other things can be used to distinguish bootleg kits from original
> Bandai kits?
> >Well, that was just that one design from that one company. I >don't know
> >if there are other companies making identical copies of other >MG kits.
> >There are a lot of MG kits of the same designs being dumped on >eBay,
> >it kind of concerns me... does that mean these are MG >bootlegs? Or that
> >some Bandai-sanctioned MG kits are being cranked out in China >now as
> >>is the quality of the bootlegs good? or they are as bad as >>those
> >>kits?
> Is it true that Bendi kits wont take well to painting with certain paints?
> Someone (a friend) told me that the get brittle and even melt.
> >I wasn't about to waste my hard-earned money to find out. :) >Maybe I
> will
> >when I buy some as gifts for the snob friends, but then again >they look
> >down on MG kits to start with, hehehehehe.
> Huh? Why?
> >Eddie
> >New items added at least once a week! Check out my eBay >auctions at:
> &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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