Jeff Slobey (dufaeth2@hotmail.com)
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 19:07:31 -0600


Yea, that was me, I don't know how consistant they are, but Diamond
Collectibles often has Hobby Japans nowadays.
       jeff

> Ahh! What is the issue number? Did someone say diamond collectables offers
> HJ by the single issue?
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> From: <oom9@crosswinds.net>
> To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 12:33 AM
> Subject: [gundam] My thoughts on Hobby Japan/Summary(March issue)
>
>
> > I finally got my hands on the magazine every Gundam fan's been talking
> about-the
> > fabled Hobby Japan. I must say it's one cool magazine...
> > Here's a summary of all the Gundam-related goodies. The Cover is 0080
and
> it
> > delivers. We are given a few pictures of the new MG Kampfer, followed by
a
> cool
> > diorama of the 1/144 Hygog and Zugock-E models attacking the Antartic
base
> at
> > the beginning of 0080.
> > Then we have an interesting 'battle damaged' NT-1, showing it in
damaged
> Chobham(After
> > getting bombed by the Kampfer) and then armorless and with the damaged
> V-fin.
> > It shows it in two spreads showing it in action against the Kampfer and
> Zaku
> > II FZ.
> > Next up is a conversion of an MG Gelgoog into a Gelgoog Jaeger,
followed
> by
> > a mass-production Guncannon which appears to be built from scratch. Then
> we
> > get a Zaku II FZ built from the parts of the Zaku II and Gouf MG kits.
> > Next up we tread into HGUC territory as a Gelgoog Marine is changed
into
> Cima's
> > commander type. There's a short section on a GM Quell converted into the
> "Stark
> > Jegan" as well as the Geara Doga Psycommu test type, converted from a
Jagd
> Doga
> > kit(I have one question-is the Geara Doga test type Char's? It's red and
> the
> > legs have Sazabi all over them.
> > Next up is a diorama of the scene in which Garma's Gau is taken down by
> White
> > Base and it's MS. Char's Zaku II is a High Grade and First Grade bash,
the
> White
> > Base and Gau are the classic kits and the Guncannon and Guntank are
HGUCs.
> > There's an interesting diorama potraying the 'last shooting' which is
> apparentally
> > from a Banpresto stand.
> > Next up is Gundam Express, which previews new Gundam stuff. There's a
> preview
> > of MG Gouf Custom(Mostly pics we've seen before) and the HGUC Char's
> Zugock.
> > Other previews include MSIA Gelgoog and Gelgoog Char's version,
Shenlong,
> Heavyarms,
> > Tallgeese II and Hyaku Shiki. There are new Gashopon figures-O, slightly
> retconned
> > Bound Doc, Hammarabi, Magella Attack tank, what appears to be a dark
Zaku
> tank,
> > and Hyaku Shiki and Z Gundam. There's a preview of the new Gundam
> Wonderswan
> > game as well.
> > Next up is SD stuff. Coming out are keyholders of Quebeley, Z Gundam,
Nu
> Gundam,
> > Sazabi, Casval's Gundam, Victory Assault Buster Gundam, and Gundam F91.
> The
> > Elmeth and Big Zam SD kits are also previewed. Also new SD prizes
include
> a
> > 0083 set of GP-01, GP-02, Dom Tropen, Xammel, GM Kai, GP-01FB, GP-02A,
Val
> Varo
> > and Cima's Gelgoog. Prototypes are shown for GP-03D, GP-03s, GM-Cannon
II,
> Gerbera
> > Tetra, Neue Zeul and Sandrock custom.
> >
> > There's a feature on the new Gundam Acqualis kit, as well as it's
> "Brother"
> > Epyon. Plus there are previews of Tallgeese III, Serpent and Leo kits.
> > There's a nifty cut-out CG diorama for those 0083 Gashopns I meantioned
> earlier...than
> > a bit on the SD game Digiboard mission. Next up is an impressive spread
of
> the
> > new Full Armor Gundam toy, showing all the pieces and it with and
without
> armor.
> > There's also a preview of the new Perfect Gundam toy. Looks impressive.
> > Then there's some feature on getting the lighting for your
> model...nothing
> > real interesting here...
> > Skip ahead a few pages, and there's this rather eccentric feature
showing
> a
> > young lady working with Max Watanabe on the HGUC GP-01 model...If
anybody
> has
> > the issue and knows what they're saying, please tell me!
> > There's some nifty fanart...one's a very cool pic of the oft-neglected
> cold
> > climate GM from 0080, and two pics of Quess with the Alpha Azieru.
> > The "Next Issue" looks like there's some cool variations...one appears
to
> be
> > a Gouf with what appear to be Deathscythe's Buster shields, done Katoki
> style.
> > Another is a boosterless GP-02 variation.
> > Of course there are all sorts of other anime goodies, including
Patlabor,
> Gaiogigar,
> > Love Hina....etc....
> > Anybody know how to subscribe to the magazine? If so how much? I know
> www.gundamshop.com
> > now carries issues, including the one I have with me...
> >
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