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

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JadedWriter

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I know it's impossible for opinions to be wrong, but man I have to say that this is flat out wrong. Exia is so awesome.
Some probably think of it as a Gundam with anorexia, but it's design makes sense due to the fact that it's a quick cqc suit. I probably liked Kyrios the most in 00, but Exia and Dynames, especially with its shield bits were pretty cool looking as well.
 

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Some probably think of it as a Gundam with anorexia, but it's design makes sense due to the fact that it's a quick cqc suit. I probably liked Kyrios the most in 00, but Exia and Dynames, especially with its shield bits were pretty cool looking as well.
I'm one of the few people that likes most of the main 00 suits, even the S2 and movie ones. Too bad those were stuck in such a piece of crap. Only main suit I can say I hate is Rafael, because putting that weird thing on its head sucked, especially when it turned out not really to have a use. I'm also one of the few that prefers the S2 suits over the S1 ones, Exia non withstanding. Cheridum is awesome and I especially like the way it feels capable of both mid range and sniping. Also like Arios over Kyrios, but that's mostly because I think it's combination stuff with the GN Archer is cool. Also like it's shoulder spikes.

It has some ugly legs.
This is also incorrect. The legs look like something made to close the gap, both in space and under gravity, and operate with swords. Exia's defining feature.

It's the head that makes it super ugly.
I didn't think you could get more wrong, but then you did. The head is the best part of Exia. Next you're going to tell me G-Self's head is ugly.
 

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I'm one of the few people that likes most of the main 00 suits, even the S2 and movie ones. Too bad those were stuck in such a piece of crap. Only main suit I can say I hate is Rafael, because putting that weird thing on its head sucked, especially when it turned out not really to have a use. I'm also one of the few that prefers the S2 suits over the S1 ones, Exia non withstanding. Cheridum is awesome and I especially like the way it feels capable of both mid range and sniping. Also like Arios over Kyrios, but that's mostly because I think it's combination stuff with the GN Archer is cool. Also like it's shoulder spikes.



This is also incorrect. The legs look like something made to close the gap, both in space and under gravity, and operate with swords. Exia's defining feature.



I didn't think you could get more wrong, but then you did. The head is the best part of Exia. Next you're going to tell me G-Self's head is ugly.
I do want to rewatch 00, but I don't want to deal with season 2 and that Smirnoff douche, Louise and her issues, Marina being turned into a nanny, the Innovades and God only wants to know what else...Mr. Bushido being a downgrade from plain old Graham Acker, Ali Al Sarchez being less cool as well...ugh god that season.
 

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I do want to rewatch 00, but I don't want to deal with season 2 and that Smirnoff douche, Louise and her issues, Marina being turned into a nanny, the Innovades and God only wants to know what else...Mr. Bushido being a downgrade from plain old Graham Acker, Ali Al Sarchez being less cool as well...ugh god that season.
The drop from Season 1 of 00 to Season 2 is so insane. I remember being so excited for S2, getting that amazing Setsuna escape scene with the Exia Repair and it all being downhill from there. I don't think any other Gundam has had near the dropoff 00 did. Yet, somehow the film is even worse.
 

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Halfway through 08th. Michel and Kiki kinda suck, Michel especially. I like everyone else though and the jungle, guerilla nature of the combat is awesome.
So let me ask you a question:

Do you think love can bloom on a battlefield?
 

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Halfway through 08th. Michel and Kiki kinda suck, Michel especially. I like everyone else though and the jungle, guerilla nature of the combat is awesome.
Michel needed the testosterone infusion that is the Bright Slap. Kiki is just the privileged guerrilla girl. No different from Cagali as far as I'm concerned, just less significant to the story.
The drop from Season 1 of 00 to Season 2 is so insane. I remember being so excited for S2, getting that amazing Setsuna escape scene with the Exia Repair and it all being downhill from there. I don't think any other Gundam has had near the dropoff 00 did. Yet, somehow the film is even worse.
It's worse than Code Geass R2.
 

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So let me ask you a question:

Do you think love can bloom on a battlefield?
It already did. Aina saw Shiro in that Ball and the rest will(probably) be history.

Michel needed the testosterone infusion that is the Bright Slap. Kiki is just the privileged guerrilla girl. No different from Cagali as far as I'm concerned, just less significant to the story.
Yeah, Kiki is fine really. I just don't find the unrequited love story with her all that interesting.
 

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It's worse than Code Geass R2.
Stardust Memory is probably still the biggest waste of potential, though. That great animation, those awesome prototype suits. The concept is so cool as well. A nuclear prototype MS on the loose? Could have made for an amazing Cold War in space espionage thing. Instead, we got 0083. Ugh.
 

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Stardust Memory is probably still the biggest waste of potential, though. That great animation, those awesome prototype suits. The concept is so cool as well. A nuclear prototype MS on the loose? Could have made for an amazing Cold War in space espionage thing. Instead, we got 0083. Ugh.
Fights were cool at least and gave us one of the only good mobile armor designs with the Nieu Ziel. Characters were shit on a stick yes, I can't even try to argue with that nonsense. Kou with his carrot phobia, Nina being...Nina, Keith trying to be Maximilian Jenus. I think it only exists to show why the Titans supposedly existed and that's just an extended cameo at the end. Really should've just been about that.
 

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The idea is sound, let's show the events that lead up to this catastrophic event...that ends up showing the Feddies as the most incompetent force to ever exist in the UC. It's also the real piece everyone points to for turning Zeon into cool, misunderstood freedom fighters from their former, wait no these guys are space Nazis persona.
 

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Oh man, the RG Zeta of all things? Be real careful with that thing. Honestly surprised you're having less trouble than with the Exia. You've only done the easiest part, though That thing is gorgeous, but fragile as hell. Be extra careful with the chest assembly and the shoulders. The joint that allows the cockpit to pull up and over the head and the sliding shoulder extension pieces on the inner frame are super, super fragile. Also just be extra careful if you ever transform it. The pieces I mentioned as well as the ones in the hip that allow the legs to swing around all seem (or from experience, are) easy to break. It's not doomed to break like, say, the PG Strike Freedom, but it's real easy to snap.
Thanks for the advice. I don't think I'm going to transform it (probably once, for fun), but the main reason I think it's much easier than the Exia is because it actually feels engineered for the scale it is produced for. Not sure if it makes a lot of sense, but the biggest complaints I have with the Exia is not the fragility (STOP THE LEG JOKES GUYS, IT'S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE!!!) but rather what a pain in the ass the kit itself is. Breaking the leg piece was my fault because I was a bit impatient, but the larger problem with the entire kit was that they basically took a lot of cues from the MG Exia in the engineering, but at RG scale it's just hard to put together. Too many small parts. Too many loose small parts which have to be held in position before securing with another part, etc.

When I put the pieces of the Zeta together, it feels like they fit and it can be done with 2 hands. When I put the pieces of the Exia together, it felt like it was designed for someone with 4 arms to put together. Lol.
 

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I bet duckroll's gonna intentionally break the Zeta to try (and fail) to recreate the Exia Duckroll custom jokes and art.
 

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US shares the same Blu-Ray region as Japan. People started reverse importing from the US because Japanese prices were too damn high (and you can't really sell dub only anime in the US)
Ah I never knew this was the reason.

Anyone know of a dvd vs bluray comparison of Unicorn? Just wondering how much worse the dvd looks compared to the bluray. Couldnt find anything via Google.
 

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The companies that have a Japanese parent company are the ones that raise the US prices to ridiculous levels. Funimation doesn't have a situation like that so they don't. Viz kinda does, which is why their prices are kinda like that, though not nearly as bad as, oh, let's say Aniplex.
 

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Guess I can post my impressions in here.

Gundam unicorn 1
Im liking it so far, very beautiful looking show, and the tease of the gundam at the end got me hype, sawano's music sounds the best Ive heard here aswell.



I felt inspired to watch some mecha anime because of my hype for xenoblade X
 

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Gineas is crazy but at least he doesn't have test tubes full of naked little girls.
I watched up through 11 yesterday and wow Gineas is a crazy motherfucker. Pretty awesome villain.

Also the Gouf fight was really fucking cool. MG Ez8 and Gouf Custom added to gunpla wishlist.

Poor Shiro at the end.
 

JadedWriter

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Guess I can post my impressions in here.

Gundam unicorn 1
Im liking it so far, very beautiful looking show, and the tease of the gundam at the end got me hype, sawano's music sounds the best Ive heard here aswell.



I felt inspired to watch some mecha anime because of my hype for xenoblade X
Be prepared for all the mecha porn in ep 4.
I watched up through 11 yesterday and wow Gineas is a crazy motherfucker. Pretty awesome villain.

Also the Gouf fight was really fucking cool. MG Ez8 and Gouf Custom added to gunpla wishlist.

Poor Shiro at the end.
That's probably the best fight scene that doesn't involve a bunch of OP super suits. Nothing bet planning and Norris being a straight up bad ass. That shot were he walks side by side with the Gouf is still godly.
 

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Guess I can post my impressions in here.

Gundam unicorn 1
Im liking it so far, very beautiful looking show, and the tease of the gundam at the end got me hype, sawano's music sounds the best Ive heard here aswell.



I felt inspired to watch some mecha anime because of my hype for xenoblade X
Prepare to be duckrolled.
 

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Someone summoned me and I had to put down the RG Zeta and come here and say...

SAWANO SUCKS HAIRY BALLS! SHIT-TIER COMPOSER!!! BOOOOO!!!!
 

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Be prepared for all the mecha porn in ep 4.


That's probably the best fight scene that doesn't involve a bunch of OP super suits. Nothing bet planning and Norris being a straight up bad ass. That shot were he walks side by side with the Gouf is still godly.
It's the best animated Mecha fight...ever.
 
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I watched up through 11 yesterday and wow Gineas is a crazy motherfucker. Pretty awesome villain.

Also the Gouf fight was really fucking cool. MG Ez8 and Gouf Custom added to gunpla wishlist.

Poor Shiro at the end.
Holy shit! I'm sorry you had to go all these years without experiencing that godly fight.

Be prepared for all the mecha porn in ep 4.


That's probably the best fight scene that doesn't involve a bunch of OP super suits. Nothing bet planning and Norris being a straight up bad ass. That shot were he walks side by side with the Gouf is still godly.
Episode 4 of Unicorn is the best. Also Norris Packard is my Favorite Zeon.

It's the best animated Mecha fight...ever.
Thismanknow.gif
 

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Ral-san>Ramba Ral
Ral is better in homage and in non canon material.

There's one Zeon campaign in a game where you can give him better and better suits and his famous line changes accordingly.

This is no Dom boy, no Dom!
 

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Damn yami4ct was right about the body framework of the Zeta. Some really weird stuff. Tricky sliding, some connections which are kinda loose, some stuff which are tight fits. Definitely more challenging. Pretty fun though. If it didn't transform, this would probably be a much tighter kit, but alas they really want the transforming without reassembly gimmick. :p

Some of my favorite parts of putting together detailed kits is seeing 3-4 different color combinations finally fit together in a single part. Like the yellow gates around the exhausts on the chest and the legs, and fitting the red thrusters into the back skirt parts. it just looks so cool, lol.

Only got the shoulders and arm armor stuff left I think. I... don't think I want to even transform this kit once. Lololol.
 
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