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August 14, 2010, 07:23:11 PM
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Its looking more and more like it's an upsized version of the HGUC kit. I am glad I have the resin version now. Kind of sad to read your write up Matt, had my hopes up on this one.  :(

August 14, 2010, 08:35:06 PM
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I'd say it's much better than the HGUC but it does seem more like Bandai engineered it 6-7 years ago and just held back on the kit for a rainy day or something. It has a lot of detail from what I can tell, but it has this pre-05 MG feel to it, back when full-body frames were relegated to like... the G-Gundam stuff and internal detailing was at most limbs and the upper body of the kit. I know it's a big kit and an inner-frame for it would skyrocket the price, but it's 12,000 yen... that's the most expensive regular-MG out.

Also, it does kind of let me down that there's no "gimmick" to it, which I think it should... a base or LEDs at least, considering what it lacks. It's just a big, heavy kit with old-MG detailing.

August 14, 2010, 08:46:39 PM
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I'd say it's much better than the HGUC but it does seem more like Bandai engineered it 6-7 years ago and just held back on the kit for a rainy day or something.


I'm pretty sure that's EXACTLY what they did.  I mean, look at how quick they announced it after the "votes" were tallied.  It takes over a YEAR to get a toy or model kit produced; with as long as people have been clamoring for that kit it really wouldn't surprise me that it's about as old as, say, the GP01/GP02 (that's what the "frame" reminded me of).

If they could have made it with Sinanju-like articulation, frame, and some LEDs or something like you said, I wouldn't have any trouble paying out the asking price (from AmiAmi anyway....  :P )  As it is, I think Bandai's going to shoot themselves and the fans in the feet with this...  "Oh, no, sorry customer-san.  We put out The O and no one buy because of plice, so no more big Gundamu kit for you, because you no really want!"  Whereas we DO want them, we just don't want to pay an arm and leg for a not-modern kit.  (Says me, who is going to be getting a HGUC Dendro here in a month or so)

August 15, 2010, 04:47:40 AM
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Its looking more and more like it's an upsized version of the HGUC kit. I am glad I have the resin version now. Kind of sad to read your write up Matt, had my hopes up on this one.  :(

I know I was a little disappointed.  This kit is great for those who like to do mods and add their own details.  But for OOB builders like me its disappointing.  I ended up buying a 1/144 B-Club The-O from another forum member.  It seems that the 1/144 is almost the same size at 23 cm tall.  Anyway I am glad I got it.  It was a very easy build and it will be pretty easy to paint.  I plan on giving it the same treatment as I did on my Kyshatryia.  Just a nice simple paint job with nice shading.  On the B-Club one I think I might dirty it up a little.
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August 15, 2010, 10:46:22 AM
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I was really looking forward to seeing The-O released, but after reading the comments here, I am a little disappointed. It looks like Bandai is taking the same route that many other model manufacturers around the world are doing, taking a existing design and creating a new kit out of it, which is a real disappointment to me.  :(

I was reading a number of commentaries over the past few months from various modeling blogs and websites covering the big model/toy manufacturer shows in Europe and Japan, because of the slow economy around the world; the one common theme in the industry right now is to save money. Many model makers are retool, modify, or redoing a existing product to create a new kit; in some cases they are finishing a existing project that has been in the works for a while.
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August 22, 2010, 08:52:27 PM
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Since I don't see it here, I'll make the post.

Next PG is the Strike Freedom. http://ngeekhiong.blogspot.com/2010/08/pg-strike-freedom.html

That is pretty cool.  I like the PG line but have not really been temped to buy too many (I only own one and would maybe one other) but I would purchase this one.  Just hope it isn't a ton of money like the 00 Raiser.

August 23, 2010, 12:50:31 AM
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Remember when PGs were rare kits based on the most important designs of a specific Gundam (and non-Gundam) series or OVA?

Strike Freedom? Seriously... isn't that like the 4th SEED/Destiny PG?  I know SEED is one of the most recent series but really, 4 SEED PGs are overkill. What about  G Gundam, ZZ, X, Turn A, heck I'd even settle for Unicorn; There are plenty of other designs and series that deserve PG treatment.

August 23, 2010, 03:46:28 AM
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Remember when PGs were rare kits based on the most important designs of a specific Gundam (and non-Gundam) series or OVA?

Strike Freedom? Seriously... isn't that like the 4th SEED/Destiny PG?  I know SEED is one of the most recent series but really, 4 SEED PGs are overkill. What about  G Gundam, ZZ, X, Turn A, heck I'd even settle for Unicorn; There are plenty of other designs and series that deserve PG treatment.

OOOOOOOOH!  A FAZZ would be an awesome PG.  It would be massive.
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August 23, 2010, 04:07:03 AM
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OOOOOOOOH!  A FAZZ would be an awesome PG.  It would be massive.
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August 23, 2010, 04:09:12 AM
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August 23, 2010, 10:27:53 AM
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So are they reusing the Strike frame again? That's why another seed most likely. Cheaper to produce.

August 23, 2010, 08:36:55 PM
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So are they reusing the Strike frame again? That's why another seed most likely. Cheaper to produce.

Cutting corners Bandai does not make me happy.

August 23, 2010, 09:22:14 PM
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So are they reusing the Strike frame again? That's why another seed most likely. Cheaper to produce.

Man, if that's what Bandai's doing it's...well, actually makes sense in a way. I suppose if nothing else it keeps the PG name out there and alive. Really was looking forward to an all new, NEW PG. Something non-SEED. Not a fan of any of the SEED designs except the Astray's.

Oh well, I'm sure there's a few happy SEED D fans that'll pick it up.
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August 24, 2010, 06:01:08 AM
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Well, apparently that's what was done for the Astray PG. I don't have one to compare, but I hear it's the same frame for the most part as the Strike. I assume it's the same which makes sense in this economy. I was hoping for the Exia though.

August 24, 2010, 06:50:36 AM
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Well, apparently that's what was done for the Astray PG. I don't have one to compare, but I hear it's the same frame for the most part as the Strike. I assume it's the same which makes sense in this economy. I was hoping for the Exia though.

The Red Astray's the exact same frame as the Strike. In fact in the Red Astray there are parts left over from the Strike that they just left in the box because it was easier to leave them then cut em off the sprue.

September 05, 2010, 11:45:31 PM
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I did not like Gundam Seed Destiny series or mech designs. The Strike Freedom is ok, but I would much rather have PG Buster with lots of weapons and gimics.

As for water slide decals: I'm pretty sure the MG Ball: Shark Mouth version has a set of water slides for at least the mouth graphics, in addition to the sticker type mouth graphics.
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September 22, 2010, 03:40:37 AM
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September 27, 2010, 04:15:29 AM
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September 27, 2010, 08:26:56 AM
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I want the 1/48 Zaku, the Qan[T] though.. I'll pass. I'm not a fan of either SEED or 00's designs (if I had to pick one though, I'd go with 00),

September 29, 2010, 10:59:36 PM
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Next Master Grade is going to be the 00 Qan[T]
http://ngeekhiong.blogspot.com/2010/09/mg-00-qant-november-release.html
November release, 4,725 Yen

The Qant is an OK design. The 00 movie versions Gundams are are like roided out versions of the series designs. :)  But the Seravee II looks WAY cool! I will get that!

I'm pretty much sticking to the 1/144's on most of the Gundam 00 kits. A few 1/100's and maybe an MG if I can get them on sale. Come to think of it. I did get a good deal on the Exia Rebuild(?) version with the extra damaged parts. I'll probably get the 1/60 Exia to put next to my PG 00Riser. :)
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