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The Gundam |OT| Destiny is something we all have to deal with

Oct 25, 2017
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ReRise Season 1 End was pretty amazing. Par was always my favorite design wise but then Kazami showed up and wow, instant love at first sight and his personality is perfect too. Never cared for his GBN design, which he stuck with his real self like Hiroto did.

Enjoying how this anime developed over time, just wished it reached this high quality and compelling leve six episodes ago then it would have grabbed me like Rise did from episode 1. (riku and yuki were just overall more likeable and intriguing at day 1).

 

Astral

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Oct 27, 2017
6,690
Is Build Fighters/Divers actually good? I’ve always gotten a silly yugioh vibe from it.
 

Strikerrr

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Oct 25, 2017
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HG RX-78-2 (THE ORIGIN ver) has finally been announced. I like its proportions way better than the MG version.
 

xEik

The Fallen
Nov 17, 2017
3,811
The Catalan Republic
For me, the Build series are at their best when they are about the actual building of gunpla and generally fail when they try to sell you some kind of forced drama. The problem is that the focus on the former has been on a decline since the first series while the latter has been on the rise so with each iteration I enjoy them less and less.
 

mrmoose

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Nov 13, 2017
8,382
For me, the Build series are at their best when they are about the actual building of gunpla and generally fail when they try to sell you some kind of forced drama. The problem is that the focus on the former has been on a decline since the first series while the latter has been on the rise so with each iteration I enjoy them less and less.
Which is weird, because you'd think pushing model kits would be what they'd be focusing on.
 

xEik

The Fallen
Nov 17, 2017
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The Catalan Republic
Which is weird, because you'd think pushing model kits would be what they'd be focusing on.
Definitely weird.
Although it's a slightly different matter, personally, there's no Re:Rise model so far that screams "instant get" even though I've bought several from vanilla Divers. I completed the GM III Beam Master not too long ago and I just bough the Jegan Blast Master.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Has there been any word on May's Wadom? Bandai showed a card for it, teasing a HG release a while back around the time the show started. But I haven't seen anything about since then. Seems kind of weird to make the full team and their upgrades, except for one of the main character's Suit.
 

xEik

The Fallen
Nov 17, 2017
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The Catalan Republic
If you are hoping for Bandai to release a Wodom kit, I wish the best luck to you. I think you are going to need it.
I cannot see neither the original nor the Pod version from Re:Rise selling much even though I'm sure it has its fans. Maybe an SD would be an option?
 
Oct 30, 2017
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I mean, they did tease it at the All Japan Hobby and Model show back in September. So, they were at least considering it. Considering it's one of the main Suits though, it just strikes me as odd to not make it. Why even choose to use it in the first place in a series whose sole purpose is to sell models, if you're not actually going to sell it?

Here's their teaser flyer from the hobby show.


This was in a display with the other kits, as I recall.
 

Neo0mj

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Oct 26, 2017
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Maybe give the MS for which they are not actually going to release a kit to the character that they were going to release a kit of as a Mobile Doll? Who knows?
Or they could have used a kit that would sell as well as the mobile doll. Fumina in Try got her GM which only showed up once, two SD kits, and a bunch of mobile dolls.
 

xEik

The Fallen
Nov 17, 2017
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The Catalan Republic
Or they could have used a kit that would sell as well as the mobile doll. Fumina in Try got her GM which only showed up once, two SD kits, and a bunch of mobile dolls.
I've built that GM.

I've also built the regular Powered GM it's based on, which in turn is based on the GM Kai (that I've also built).

I love Fumina's GM but it is obvious it was a quite low effort kit when those two already exist. The only new stuff is a pair of weapons, leg thrusters, extensible arms for the shields, shoulder armor for the beam sabers and maybe arm gattlings but even those look like they were lifted from an Alex.
Creating a Wodom from scratch looks like a much greater effort.
 

Neo0mj

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Oct 26, 2017
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Creating a Wodom from scratch looks like a much greater effort.
My point was more if they wanted to just maximize sales they could have given her a custom version of an already popular suit like Fumina in addition to the doll but they instead gave her something fully unique. I think they do (or at least, used to) have plans to make it.
 

Astral

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Oct 27, 2017
6,690
I have the PG Exia with the lighting system. It's a fantastic kit, not that difficult that you might expect. I heard it's a bit simpler to build than older PGs though.
Im seriously considering coughing up the money for Unicorn. It looks like it can be a lot of fun and it would look amazing on my shelf.
 

xEik

The Fallen
Nov 17, 2017
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The Catalan Republic
My point was more if they wanted to just maximize sales they could have given her a custom version of an already popular suit like Fumina in addition to the doll but they instead gave her something fully unique. I think they do (or at least, used to) have plans to make it.
It's hard to tell. Maybe the series creators wanted to gauge interest for a Wodom release (or they just really liked the MS) but said interest hasn't materialised in whatever metrics they obtain.
I mean, they released a fucking Nu-Zeon that hardly appears in the series simply because it's mostly a repurposed Nu Gundam kit and the G-Else that doesn't even appear in the series but a spin-off because it's a repurposed G-Self.
It's entirely possible that the cost of developing a Wodom isn't justified by the lack of general hype for it and they'll just milk May's popularity via dolls. Just hypothesizing. It's fun.
 

Neo0mj

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Oct 26, 2017
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For fun I like to imagine them making a MG Tryon 3, especially since we have both the Ver. KA ZZ and FAZZ

 

RRW

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Oct 26, 2017
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For me, the Build series are at their best when they are about the actual building of gunpla and generally fail when they try to sell you some kind of forced drama. The problem is that the focus on the former has been on a decline since the first series while the latter has been on the rise so with each iteration I enjoy them less and less.
Which is weird, because you'd think pushing model kits would be what they'd be focusing on.
Not that weird, Build Fighter and Gunpla Builders already cover most of "how to build gunpla". it's pretty weird if the repeating same thing over and over again. at most they can do "how to create custom gunpla to win gunpla competition" but that's harder to sell as anime I guess.

Anime version of this i mean
 

mrmoose

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Nov 13, 2017
8,382
I guess I grew up with Plamo Kyoshiro so I wanted them to continue the model building/customizing stuff.
 

mute

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Oct 25, 2017
7,038
Tryon-3 just feels like the great idea but too far out there for Bandai to make today. Maybe a decade/15 years ago when they were pumping out a new MG each month.
 

Neo0mj

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Oct 26, 2017
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They'd get my $100+ for the Gundam Base Exclusive Special Coating Ver. thats for sure haha. I freaking love the Tryon-3 but always held out for a MG so never bought the HG
Coating version of this will probably be at least $150 since coating are like double the cost of normal version and the regular ZZ is already $65.

Tryon-3 just feels like the great idea but too far out there for Bandai to make today. Maybe a decade/15 years ago when they were pumping out a new MG each month.
They really cut down on them. Even when counting RE as a secondary 1/100 scale we still get too little of them.
 

mute

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Oct 25, 2017
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They really cut down on them. Even when counting RE as a secondary 1/100 scale we still get too little of them.
I guess something to consider is this was during the period where there weren't many new TV shows or Movies to create lines of gunpla from. There were times where the HGUC and MG lines were the only things active at the time. We have new shows that get HG kits, the RG line, occasional HGUC still, etc. It is just more spread out.

I had a lot of hope at the time that eventually they would have to make <insert obscure kit here> because they would simply run out of other things to do. Unfortunately for me that hasn't worked out, and new versions of popular stuff still get made.
 

Astral

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Oct 27, 2017
6,690
Can anyone tell me if these are legit?


PG Unicorn

Daban LED kit

I’ve never heard of the first site and I’ve never ordered off eBay. I noticed the Daban is like a knock off of the official Bandai LED kit too.