Gundam EZEight (rx_79g_ez_8@yahoo.com)
Sun, 4 Mar 2001 23:52:26 -0800 (PST)


i dunno man... i hope it has proportions of the PG. i
liked the FG for that reason, it's not hard to do a
little convertin', and i'm sure the GM will have the
codpiece thing. other wise the poseability is shot.
--- garrick lee <goner4sure@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> --- "Richard Ramos - Crouching Tiger, Hidden
> Gundam!"
> <gaijin@i-manila.com.ph> wrote:
> >
> > > Is it just me or does Katoki just not have
> enough
> > creative input into this
> > > line as he does with the MGs? With the MGs
> > sometimes the mech are really
> > > distant from the animation...take for example
> > Katoki's take on the Gundam
> > > and the GP-series. It seems almost like he's
> > recreating the mech in his
> > > image.
>
> well, katoki is, imo, far more capable than okawara
> in
> making a totally fictitious bogus thing as a giant
> robot into a feasible machine. especially if you
> compare the oldschool 0079 designs to, say,
> sentinel.
>
>
> then again, i don't suppose it's fair to compare
> design aesthetics that are more than a decade apart,
> but that's precisely the point. the mechanical
> fetish
> among the gundam fandom has, i think, far exceeded
> the
> original intentions of tomino over the years, no?
>
> when katoki is spreading his, er, midas touch to the
> classic designs, it's not so much as he's recreating
> the design in his own image, but upgrading them into
> something a mecha fan can actually take seriously
> (as
> opposed to zakrellos and zeongs...).
>
>
> >However with HGUC it seems to be a
> > different case-that Katoki's
> > > redesign is very minimal, and looks fairly close
> > to the way it's potrayed
> > in
> > > the animation-looking at the new linearts of the
> > GM and Gundam seems to
> > > affirm that. We also stuff like the Gog...
> > > So I'm wondering what's the deal with HGUC and
> > Katoki?
> >
> > it's probably because the HGUC is meant to be
> > updates, not remakes. I
> > suppose that's the limiting factor...
> >
>
> there are a handful of hguc's that are more than
> just
> plain ol' updates. the gelgoog, the gp01, gp01fb,
> shiki. as you said, they were either scaled down
> mg's
> or mg prototypes.
>
> that said, i do hope the hguc gm is a scaled down
> version of the mg. the mg is preeeeeetty. :)
>
> and i kinda liked the two piece skirt with codpiece.
>
> :P a whole slab of skirt armor doesn't make too
> much
> sense.
>
> -garr
>
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