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The Official Gundam Thread of Gunpla, Origins, and 35 Years of GUNDAMUUUU!

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Blader

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This was the first time I really felt like I'd missed some stuff by not having watched Zeta or ZZ. Mostly in that, I assume, I would've recognized most of the scenes of other Gundams that they showed during the weird time trip thing instead of just a few of them.
Only CCA and the original series were featured during that sequence. There was nothing from Zeta or ZZ there.
 

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Yesssss. I got it in after all. Took a bit of delicate filing to clear some of the extra rubber inside the ring, but it did the trick.

The RG Exia thanks those who believed in him:

 

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Did the final episode influence your decision? Also, how much did shipping cost you?
I was gonna get it anyway, but episode 7 pushed me over the edge. As for shipping, it hasn't been calculated yet, but I'm expecting over $50 for sure if not way more, haha.
 

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Grabbed MG Full Armor Unicorn off of Amazon. $83 shipped seemed like a good enough price for that monster. After episode 7, I need that guy in my life. Going to be a fun build. Cannot wait to make some custom stand work so he can really use his
shield funnels
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Holy cow Episode 7 was a ride. The battles were amazing although the final one was a bit anticlimactic. The narrative in this episode surprised me as it was more coherent and less boring than the previous episodes and I really enjoyed it.

Also, I will never understand how they can pull these giant superweapons out of nowhere all the time. Like seriously, how ridiculous was the
Neo-Zeong? Where did this magic technology that melts all weaponry come from?

I literally laughed out loud at the Unicorn
Build Knuckle
 

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Yesssss. I got it in after all. Took a bit of delicate filing to clear some of the extra rubber inside the ring, but it did the trick.

The RG Exia thanks those who believed in him:
Super repair mode I see.
 

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Holy cow Episode 7 was a ride. The battles were amazing although the final one was a bit anticlimactic. The narrative in this episode surprised me as it was more coherent and less boring than the previous episodes and I really enjoyed it.

Also, I will never understand how they can pull these giant superweapons out of nowhere all the time. Like seriously, how ridiculous was the
Neo-Zeong? Where did this magic technology that melts all weaponry come from?

I literally laughed out loud at the Unicorn
Build Knuckle
They were building the Neo Zeong aboard the Rewloola (which I'm really sad to see destroyed ;_;) in episode 6.

As for it's fate. It was implied that the same thing happened to the Neo Zeong that happened to the Nu Gundam. The psycho frame resonance became too much for it to bear, causing it to disintegrate.
 

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They were building the Neo Zeong aboard the Rewloola (which I'm really sad to see destroyed ;_;) in episode 6.

As for it's fate. It was implied that the same thing happened to the Neo Zeong that happened to the Nu Gundam. The psycho frame resonance became too much for it to bear, causing it to disintegrate.
I think he means where the
technology for the Psyco Shard (?) came from, not the Neo Zeong itself.
 

Blader

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They were building the Neo Zeong aboard the Rewloola (which I'm really sad to see destroyed ;_;) in episode 6.

As for it's fate. It was implied that the same thing happened to the Neo Zeong that happened to the Nu Gundam. The psycho frame resonance became too much for it to bear, causing it to disintegrate.
I think there was a psychological component to it too.
Frontal sees the end of time, realizes that nothing will change anyway and just gives up, so his psycowaves disintegrate the Sinanju. Banagher chooses to keep going, which is why the Unicorn stays intact.

I think he means where the
technology for the Psyco Shard (?) came from, not the Neo Zeong itself.
Technically, it's been there since Zeta Gundam, they just keep adding more and more of it to the suits.

Zeta introduces the psycommu, which is a sensor that feeds off the pilot's thoughts and feelings (psycowaves). CCA introduces the concept of the psycoframe, which is just thousands of those psycommus installed throughout the cockpit. Then in UC, we have the Unicorn and Banshee, whose pscyoframe is built in the entire body of the suit instead of just the cockpit -- so figure that's gotta be tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of psycommus. The more psycommus in a mobile suit, the greater the pilot's psycowaves become amplified -- and at a certain point, those waves are strong enough to actually manipulate minovsky particles and manifest physically.

So the equipment hasn't really changed, they just use more of it, resulting in weirder aftereffects.
 
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And man, that was a ride. Very tight, incredible action, great characters. I have a few quibbles but it's largely inconsequential to the bigger picture. Very fitting closure to the UC universe, I think.
Just finished the final episode. Yeah... was a great series.
Thought the whole newtype/humanity time trip thing was a bit over done and was hoping they would skip doing stuff like that for a more grounded ending, minus of course any main character dying like Mirida which always causes big psychological "woah" in Gundam UC.
Leaves you wanting to know what will happen next but not in the "this needs more episodes" kinda way which is perfect.

Love LOVE LOVE those Jesta spec-opsish dudes though. They should get a spin off show haha.
 

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Finished watching Unicorn 7 today, that last battle was such a let down. I enjoyed it overall, though I barely remember what happened in the other episodes, except 6 which I watched yesterday. So I'm not sure I understood the plot and the whole of the politics. Finally is
Full Frontal just some dude or is he a straight up Char clone?
 

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Finished watching Unicorn 7 today, that last battle was such a let down. I enjoyed it overall, though I barely remember what happened in the other episodes, except 6 which I watched yesterday. So I'm not sure I understood the plot and the whole of the politics. Finally is
Full Frontal just some dude or is he a straight up Char clone?
He's
a clone made from the data recovered from the Sazabi's cockpit, isn't he?
 

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In the novel, Full Frontal
is a cyber-newtype who has been surgically altered by the Republic of Zeon to look and sound like Char. The Zeons had a piece of psycoframe leftover from the Sazabi that contained an imprint of Char's personality/memories, and they force this into Frontal's mind so that he effectively becomes like Char.

The OVA isn't really clear, but the implication I got from the ending was that
Frontal actually is possessed by some piece of the real Char's ghost, presumably through psycoframe/newtype shenanigans.
 

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I loved that in the end there we heard
Lalah and Amuro. It's kind of weird to me though. Why would they give a shit about a Char clone?

Overall episode 7 was amazing and Unicorn is the tightest Gundam show. Just cool, solid, well produced and it understands what makes Gundam great. Also Full Frontal is an awesome antagonist. Every time he's on screen you don't know what he's up to. Maybe he really doesn't know it himself either, but in the final episode he definitely came off as a memorable villain and not just an attempt at trying to capture what made Char so good.
 

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I think the main reason I've avoided Gundam Unicron (You gotta touch, you gotta power!) is that besides wanting to sit down and watch it all at once that the name Full Frontal is just too goofy.

I know, I know, this series is full of goofy names.
 

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I still think that 00 holds the record for worst names with "Regen Regenne" and "Revive Revival" but UC was all numbers for names and shit.
 

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Just the idea of TRANS AM also cracks me up. Celestial Being must hang out with some rednecks.
 

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Just the idea of TRANS AM also cracks me up. Celestial Being must hang out with some rednecks.
Also naming their group "Celestial Being" was a weird move. Like, all the names in 00 were odd now that I think about it.

"My name is Saji, and I am from the very japanese family of Crossroads."
 
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Also naming their group "Celestial Being" was a weird move. Like, all the names in 00 were odd now that I think about it.

"My name is Saji, and I am from the very japanese family of Crossroads."
Same dude then has the audacity to say that Setsuna has a weird name.

I also consider it a plot hole that all the inovades have such obviously stupid names but nobody catches the spy working on their ship.
 

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I'm probably the worst gunpla builder of all time. I completed the shoulders of the Exia only to realize to my -horror- that the right arm actually had a nub catch which apparently got clipped off by mistake. This isn't a huge problem, can probably fix it up with clement if I really needed to, but since I'm going to be replacing the leg part anyway, I might as well just replace that arm part as well. For now the GN cable is just going to have to dangle there. Lol.

I'm definitely not ordering any parts until I finish the weapons as well later this week. Wanna make sure that I've broken everything I can possibly break before replacing stuff. Roflmao. >_<

Enjoy some poorly lit almost-completed RG Exia:

 
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