Translated Shoji Kawamori Interview from MP-3 Instruction Booklet

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  1. Type-R

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  2. Carl

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    "Although this initially came from a conventional F-15, considering the amount of space occupied by the robot appendages, you can see ultimately it is a fairly exact F-15E Strike Eagle."

    Not quite, it's an F-15C with CFT's.

    F-15C: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:USAF_F-15C_fires_AIM-7_Sparrow_2.jpg

    F-15E: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:LAKENHEATH.JPG

    The F-15E is a much darker green than the green on MP-03. Another inaccuracy:

    "On an actual Strike Eagle the gatling gun is mounted on the right flank but as Starscream is a Transformer, we have mounted gatling guns on both sides. So now when Starscream is in robot mode both shoulders are armed with gatling cannons. "

    Further:

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    "I have mixed feelings about all the colours, but our priority was to replicate a Strike Eagle."

    Not even close, the F-15E is a much darker green.

    Not to :horse:  or anything :) 
     
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    I get the feeling from what I've read that the colour wasn't Kawamori's choice.
     
  4. Subotnik

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    Too me that basically answers most of the gripes about the mold/colours. That's a pretty good explanation for the colour they choose and why they didn't go with the standard grey.
     
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    Err… not really.

    It would be if it was anything like the colour of a real F-15. But as has been pointed out ad-infinatum by now, it's not, and not even close really. It's just bizarre.

    Phazer
     
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    More like ad nauseum...
     
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    oh shit not this again. issue the cartoon accurate one already haskaratomy!
     
  8. Phy

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    If only to shut up the Axis of Complainers.

    Anyone save the transcript? Geoshitties is already out of data transfer juice.
     
  9. Megatronwp38

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    Hmmm....so he made changes from the 1st design that came with THS 02 simply because he could. That kind of sucks. I think the original design was much nicer without the hip shit. Although, I still love this thing. I need to get another soon soon soon.
     
  10. Type-R

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    Here you go.

    I'm probably in the minority but I am actually looking forward to Kawamori having more input in TF designs. It's sad that his work om MP-3 has gone mostly unappreciated because people are hung up on G1 accuracies and playschool colours when Kawamori has offered something much better.
     
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    Sounds to me that TakaraTomy had already made a prototype, and then handed the reigns over to Kawamori. Weird, I thought he designed that early prototype as well...
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

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  13. Vangelus

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    You guys all get Fails for missing the main point of this interview.

    Don't you see?

    MP-10: DIACLONE BASE ROBO
    Designed by Shoji Kawamori (it'll take him this long because it'll be AWESOME and a BLOCK)

    I for one am stoked.
     
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    Now THAT is promising in all sorts of ways. I love the idea of bringing some classic cars into Binaltech (or Kiss-Play - whatever). Wildrider as a Ferrari F40? Kup as a Model T Ford? Wheelie as a Citroen 2CV?
     
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    We all understand that, buddy.

    But yeah... I think i tend to agree with Draven. I don't hink the final colours were totally Kawamori's decision. Other than that, he ['Screamer] seems pretty accurate to the F-15E... which is what he was going for.
     
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    ^In your opinion, maybe.
     
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    You suck. In my opinion, of course.:wink: 
     
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    Yup. That figure is ass. I'm not complaining mind you, as I wouldn't care, but I just find it funny how defensive some of you are over that thing.
     
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    We do, but it would be SO much easier if everyone just realized mine were the right ones. :drunk 
     

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