ROBOTICK (jercar@aristotle.net)
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 18:29:42 -0600


Yikes, those GUNBOYs and the L-Mess are far out. Just thinking of the
models makes me urinate with excitement! (really!)
Does anyone know of plans to release the manga in English? If they don't,
I'm just going to have to meticulously translate the whole thing myself,
word by word, with my big, hefty Japanese dictionary (anything for the
barrel).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicholas Paufler" <echofox@wingzero.net>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 10:06 AM
Subject: [gundam] For the Barrel Update

> I don't think anyone's posted this yet, but Newtype has another FTB update
> on their site.
> http://www.newtype-net.com/topics/barrel1_1_01.html
> Along with some character art and descriptions (it's looking like there's
no
> Amuro..?), we finally get to see a picture of Machining Skin Gunboy
Orville,
> along with a little history. This is certainly a realistic robot in every
> sense of the word, and probably exactly what Tomino originally
visualized.
> It's lean, mean, decidedly not humanoid, and if anything, reminds me of
the
> battlepods from Macross. There's no flash to be found, and this is an even
> more revolutionary change than Turn A. As a mechanical design, I'm not
> overly fond of it, but I expect it will fit the story perfectly since it's
> not about the robots.
> I'm still quite happy with how the characters look. I dig the Nagano
> inspired look with its long graceful lines (but hey, I'm also a huge
Akitaka
> fan, big eyes and 80's style big hair and all!), so this is definately
going
> to be an interesting series to read.
>
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> Nicholas "Echo|Fox" Paufler
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