Let's see your Gundams

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by agesthreeandup, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Revoticus

    Revoticus Still a Big Combaticon fan

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    I'm so glad that RG Tallgeese doesn't stray much from the TV design.
     
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    Gabriel Contreras After 5 years of lurking I finally made an account

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    THE MAD LADS DID IT!!
     
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    well, that is some fortunate timing... I've been thinking of redoing my MK II 2.0 and along comes a Daban set with the G-Defenser....
     
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    There are some 3rd party water slides out there (samuel decal has them) but it doesn't have the metallic sticker/backers for the reflectors.
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    Breaker kits are being found in the US at Targets now.
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    https://twitter.com/Mechagaikotsu/status/1444314063492816900/photo/1
     
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  5. Hadlen_Weltall

    Hadlen_Weltall Whiskey Powered Mad Genius Gunpla and Cow Master

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    Wow.. that was unexpectly fast. Not even a Japanese sample review and already in US Target stores.
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    Been in a hayfield tossing square bales with the grappler loader (I call it POWERED RED!!!), so not much to show since the night before last.

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    Primed parts for white paint, red in the thrusters.
     
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    Just found this nonsense 009CF913-D132-4B2F-BE22-8349CACBD70B.jpeg
     
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    Gabriel Contreras After 5 years of lurking I finally made an account

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    OH SHIT!!! Need to start going to target more often now.
     
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    Heard those were going for $25.. too much for that kit, frankly.
     
  9. Megablah

    Megablah Likes Universe Galvatron but dislikes TR Galvatron Veteran

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    It was $10 when I picked it up from my local Target just now.
     
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    It’s 10
     
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    Why can't we have Gunpla and action figures in normal shops...
     
  12. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    In fairness it is time for Bandai to come with the 3.0
     
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  13. Hadlen_Weltall

    Hadlen_Weltall Whiskey Powered Mad Genius Gunpla and Cow Master

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    Because.... America. Back when I had this conversation with someone in Toys R Us when they started carrying gunpla after Gundam Wing. The moment they heard me say "these are model kits," they put the models back on the shelf and left.

    Now we've got Gundam Universe figures and they're still collecting dust in my part of the world.
     
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    That's good to hear; it rang up $25 at one of my local stores which I assumed was a mistake.
     
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    I feel as if it's probably 1 of the 2: the casual consumer has a general idea as to what they want but don't want to shell out the money for it because they're cheap/arent used to paying more than 20-25 dollars for a basic figure or they just don't know what they want when it comes to gundam toys period. The Gundam Universe line is clearly aimed towards the casual consumer but it's collecting dust everywhere so what's the issue now?
     
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    Hadlen_Weltall Whiskey Powered Mad Genius Gunpla and Cow Master

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    I'd say now the problem is brand awareness. Gundam still doesn't have a foothold in America to garner the appeal with a general audiences.
    Also I'm in south Georgia... I'm in a county close to the border between the "hold my beer" state and the "hey watch this" state.

    In the meantime keeping up with the trend of Target sightings! I figured I'd take a look tonight while I was out in town doing errands and picking up takeout dinner for myself and my parents.

    No sign of "Merica Gundam, but they did add this.

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    .... and I ended up buying the Heavyarms.
     
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    Completely lost track of time tonight on the MkV, catching back up from where I left off. Painting white indents and stripes to break up the blue, and gray highlights throughout.

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    I can at least complete the toes so it can stand on its own.

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    Getting the mega beam cannon/beam sabers assembled and painted as cleanly as I can.

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    Using Gunship Gray to fill in the panel gaps without any accent liner.

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    Back to the feet, or rather back *of the feet. I just felt compelled to paint the indented end of the heel struts.

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    The painted footpads need a little ink and touch ups but the colors filled in.

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    Last bit of work tonight is the beam rifle. Painted the tip of the barrel and a white stripe too helps break up the monotone look. Adding more as the weapon gets closer to finishing.

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    Speaking of weapons... I'm checking out USA Gundam Store for bad ideas and an Imaginary Skeleton Tyrannosaurus and came across.... THIS.

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    https://www.usagundamstore.com/collections/rg-kits/products/hyper-mega-launcher-for-rg-hi-nu-gundam

    A third-party take on the Hyper Mega Launcher based on the Metal Spirits version. The price looks good for what it's worth, and they have two color options for either the Nu or Hi-Nu RGs.

    And it even comes with Fin Funnel effects parts.
     
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