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Gundam toys and model thread

Discussion in 'Toonami (Archived Forum)' started by HellCat, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. HellCat

    HellCat Lesser spotted Brit
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    From what I've seen on eBay, Mini Defenders based on the new anime are starting to appear. There are three sets so far and they contain a nice range of characters. In a suprising move, Knight Mercurius and Veyeate are in the same set. As for the ones based on older shows- it seems these were originally released in Japan as capsule toys.

    Bandai have started releasing MSiA that have missile firing gimmicks. I think the only two so far are GP02 and Wing Zero Custom. The missiles fire from the Atomic Bazooka/Twin Buster Rifle.
     
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    Since this thread is back, I'll pass this news along. Pictures of some new US items:

    Heavy Weapon System Captain: http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http%3a%2f%2ffun.poosan.net%2fpamela%2fetc%2fsd_hw_captain%2fmain.html

    "I'm sad that I'm armoured" Whilst the face might be off, I think the helmet is an improvement over the original. It now looks like Captain and not an SD RX-78-2.

    Baku and Entengo (Season 2 SPOILERS): http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http%3a%2f%2ffun.poosan.net%2fpamela%2fetc%2fsd_baku%26en%2fmain.html


    Lord Tallgeese and Griffon http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http%3a%2f%2ffun.poosan.net%2fpamela%2fetc%2fsd_tallgeese%2fmain.html

    I hope the interchangable armour will be part of the Japanese release too.

    Pawn Leo http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http%3a%2f%2ffun.poosan.net%2fpamela%2fetc%2fsd_pawn_leo%2fmain.html

    This guy has a Man-E-Faces going on. I also like that he's collector friendly, being interchangable between a Commander and just a standard grunt over making both seperate figures.


    On a seperate note, here's a question I've asked many times before- does anyone know any reliable, afordable US sites that ship toys internationally? It's kind of important.
     
  3. Rouge12

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    I got Freedom Gundam at Target the other day along with Astray Red and Strike Gundam Level 1 for my younger brothers. Is there a reason why the level one's legs don't bend? Are the level 2's like this too?
     
  4. HellCat

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    What Bandai US called 'Level 1 SEED kits' were the first SEED kits released in Japan. They're a low budget range designed to be painted and displayed, unlike the more expensive kits which can double as action figures for careful play.
     
  5. Duke

    Duke Truer Words Were Never Spoken

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    Yea, the Mini-Defenders released in the US have only been from Wing (sans the second-half upgrades and Endless Waltz) and G (sans Burning/God Gundam and Devil Gundam). There's 3 from Wing and 6 total from G.

    I'm glad the figure Tallgeese keeps his cape. Why can't the model keep it? :(
     
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    The ones I'm aware of are- The 3 Operation Meteor Sets, The Gundam Fight Sets, the 3 SDGF sets, SD Ra Cailum, SD Reowlola (I just know I spelt that wrong), SD Devil Gundam and the soon to come Ark playset/carry case.

    Speaking of the cape, I think it's a nicer sculpt then what we got on Zero. That cape was rather flat, whilst Tallgeese's has some nice folds.
     
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    Ah...
    Thanks.
    I think I'll be buying more of the upper level kits.
     
  8. HellCat

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    I don't really see why they brought them over. I doubt the kind of people who buy Gundam kits in the US are interested in a display piece. The ones I own are either because it's the only way to get that design (1/144 Sword Strike) or it was the only version available at the time (Astray Red, Blue and Gold Frame).
     
  9. Znath

    Znath Me'e'eeh We have a delivery

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    All the stores around where I am are being naturaly stupid as usual
    So I should see the first Seed stuff about, august or later :D

    I'd also like to see some better models, but that's not gonna happen in my area
    so next time I'm in a bigger area I'll have to check then
     
  10. HellCat

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    Rise from your grave...

    Ashuramaru has just been released in Japan. Pics can be seen here http://fun.poosan.net/pamela/etc/sd_ashura/main.html

    Not having seen Ashura in the show yet, I'm kinda underwhelmed. Hiding the extra arms doesn't work too well, I think having them in plain sight like the G version would of worked better. As for the battle face...It's like Ashuramaru is having a tantrum "I'm not speaking to you!" *doors close*
     
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    Sketch not like those other old guys

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    I saw an SD Deathscythe from the SDG line of chunky action figures. I want it. It's nifty looking. I didn't know they were using any real Gundams as well as the ones for Superior Defender. That was a good idea. I wouldn't have bought any Superior Defender characters but a SD Gundam Wing or G Gundam mechas I'd buy in a heart beat.
     
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    Yep, Bandai have wisely split the line between toys and kits based on the show and based on the existing Gundam stories.
    Speaking of which, according to HLJ the non-show figures will be getting a release in Japan starting from August. The only show items mixed in with these will be big Ark bad guy Kibaoumaru and the golden Captain repaint, which leaves me to wonder when the heck Japan will get Gundiver.
    There's also a mysterious Battle Ship Gundamusai listed. I'm gonna guess this is like the Magna-Musai, only with the Zaku heads replaced with Gundam ones or maybe just simply a salvaged and renamed Magna Musai.
     
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    Anyone know where I can find Hyper Captain or am I a little late.
     
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    Zeonic Freak Make MD Geist Great Again!

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    My HG Tallgeese i finished (minus where i need to paint some of the head and vents yellow).

    [​IMG]
     
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    <BumP>

    I think this thread needs to see some light again...
     
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    im getting exia 1/100 this week, wish me luck guys first tiime im going to use markers!
     

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