Gundam EZEight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 14 Feb 2001 08:49:05 -0800 (PST)
personally, all the other UC series could have done
just as well here in the states. consider first
Gundam, G Gundam, or Gundam X. Any could have done
well here if they gave these series air time. i
believe that there are better series than Wing, 08th
MS team, 0080, Z, ZZ, to name a few. it's all about
exposure. besides, people here are so caught up in
quality animations that they see a flashy wing
commercial and they went nuts. if the other series
could do well, we'd see more of those PG's....
--- Federico Makabenta <email@example.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: garrick lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 11:04 AM
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Next PG
> > curious question: how well did the pg wing zero
> > in comparison to the other pg? in comparison to
> > did it outsell the sazabi and fazz?
> The Sazabi from what I heard didn't do that well,
> neither did the FAZZ.
> Can't back this up - since I only heard it from some
> I got the last of the PG Wing Zero's locally Garr...
> it sold out within a
> week of touching down BEST. ^_^ Suffice to say Wing
> fans are a lot locally.
> > i suppose that's where the logic of releasing wing
> > gundam perfect grades stumps me.
> What do we expect from a Zaku? :)
> > aren't PG meant for the most hardcore modellers?
> > sheer price of one is enough to deter serious
> > hobbyists like me (the price of a perfect grade
> is an
> > entire army's worth in warhammer, so...heheh, i
> > my priorities :P). have we missed by a mile's
> > on the demographics of gundam wing fans?
> You forget - Gwing was released 1995 - 96 in Japan.
> That would make most
> teeners who watched the series then be 21 yrs. old
> now - the market for PGs.
> Add to that the growing disposable income of young
> people who are at that
> age due to the IT industry makes it feasable for
> them to get a PG kit.
> > it's generally held that an overwhelming majority
> > wing fans are kids, or female anime fans who
> > have gotten into gundam in the first place if not
> > wing's bishieness, with little interests (much
> > spending money) in scale modelling.
> That's only local perception here in the Philippines
> and internet presence.
> You forget that Wing also has male devotees as well
> who aren't as vocal as
> the females. Besides, they did buy kits to try them
> out too... Too bad that
> we don't have a serious support group to encourage
> modeling as a hobby like
> the US is going to soon have.
> With regards to the PG - well, Wing was the next big
> series to make serious
> Gundam fans out of people - so definitely
> sentimental value towards it rides
> high with the younger peeps.
> doesn't that
> > narrow down the already small number of people who
> > would buy perfect grades?
> Not really. The Zaku and the RX-78-2 are there for
> the older peeps. It'll
> only expand. Besides - can you name any single
> Gundam with a wider fanbase
> than First Gundam? It's Wing.
> > from a business point of view, perfect grades of
> > gundams don't strike me as a good idea. master
> > grades, maybe yes. pg, not really.
> I disagree. Wing has been Bandai's most successful
> mecha series in the last
> decade discounting G Gundam. As I said - the
> audience of the series is ripe
> for it. I think it was a solid move by Bandai.
> > that said...i was expecting the tallgeese or epyon
> > a perfect grade companion to the wing zero...not
> > deathscythe. yuck. i hope to the machine gods
> > not the endless waltz version. a giant bat with
> > sabaton feet from hell. ugh.
> It'll be the EW like the PG Wing Zero Custom.
> Wouldn't match well with the
> original and it'd make more sense for them to
> release one.
> As for choice? Hmm. Well, which Gundam did the HK
> group plate in metal
> independently from Japan? The Deathscythe. All
> things considered, I think
> the Deathscythe would be the best sell among all the
> other choices.
> Besides an Okawara Epyon and Tallgeese 1 or 2
> wouldn't make a good match
> beside a Katoki retconned Wing Zero. Neither would
> it be consistent too.
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