Toy Fair 2001 News

Toy Fair 2001 News

Post by Da Mack3 » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 01:39:17



Just got this month's issue of Toyfare w/ coverage of the 2001 Toy Fair in New
York.  There's quite a few Gundam announcements here that I hadn't heard
before, so I thought I'd share them.

In the U.S. Bandai will be releasing figures from MSG, 08th MS Team, War in the
Pocket, and Stardust Memory in Spring or Summer.
        First up is 'The Hero Collection' which will consist of 4 1/2-inch figures of
pilots from Gundam Wing and Mobile Suit Gundam.  On the GW side, there'll be
the five pilots, along with Zechs and Relina.  For MSG, there will be Char,
Amuro and four characters I don't recognize(haven't seen MSG).  Two are Feds
and two are Zeon.  None appear to be articulated.
        Next there's a bunch of MSIA announcements.  I've never been too interested in
MSIAs before, so I'm not sure if all of these are new.  MSIAs of G-Fighter, a
Zaku, a Gelgoog, a Zeong, a "Kempfer"(which I take to mean Kampfer), a Mazera
Attack Tank, the RX-78-NT-1, and a GM are listed.  They're not mentioned, but I
also see MSIAs of a Dom, a Gogg, three different RX-78-2s, and a GunCannon.
All of the RX-78-2s appear to be the same figure, but each with minor
variations.  Two are in the standard RX-78-2 colors.  Of these two, one has
it's panel lines inked(along with what looks like a piece of gum holding the
shield onto the arm.  Not good.) while the other is not inked, but seems to
have decals the other lacks.  The other RX-78-2 is painted red, black and
white. The caption for this one simply reads "RX-78 with Transport Ship."  I
can't say that I like how the RX-78 looks with these colors, but the transport
looks pretty intricate w/ a large opening cargo section and what appear to be
removable missiles.
        And lastly, two interesting(and also confusing) announcements:  11-inch
transforming(?) figures of the "DGP01Fb"(again, I assume they mean GP01Fb) and
the GP02 from Stardust Memory will be released.  I own the anime of 0083 and I
don't remember too much transforming going on.  I can only guess that they
consider a removable core fighter for the GP01Fb and those movable extra large
shoulder boosters for the GP02 to be "transforming."  Both are pictured, but
only the GP02 gets a close-up shot.  In the shot by itself, the GP02 looks
really nice.  It desperately needs it's lines inked, but other than that it's
quite excellent.  The other photo shows both MSs side by side, but at a
distance from the camera.  I can't make out a lot of details on the GP01, but
it looks to be a good bit out of proportion(going by my memory of the anime and
my MG version).  First off, the GP01's legs look way too large.  Also, the Full
Vernions are HUGE.  They have to be way out of proportion.  And, the shield
seems too tall.  The bottom is touching the ground, and yet the top of the
shield lines up with the top of the GP01's head.
        I'll also mention that there's one shot of the Gundam booth that shows most of
the things I've mentioned displayed in little groupings.  In this shot there is
a group of vehicles/ships that I can't make out too clearly, but right above
them is a foot-long Albion that looks sweet.  Hopefully we'll be getting those
too.  Also, manning the booth are a guy dressed as Amuro and a woman dressed as
Char sans mask and helmet.  Pretty weird.

Damack363

 
 
 

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Post by BlazeEag » Tue, 03 Apr 2001 12:38:37


 Um, thanks for the scoop, but some of us know this already when ToyBoxDX was
covering the show this year.

I don't mean to sound rude or ungrateful, it's just that this stuff was just
hard to miss, as several folks, me included, posted links to pics and stuff.

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Post by Da Mack3 » Wed, 04 Apr 2001 08:50:49


Yeah, I just returned to the newsgroup after several months of absence, so I
must have missed that.  Any idea why the one RX-78 is black, red and white?
I've never seen that particular pattern myself.

Damack363

 
 
 

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Post by Christopher Beilb » Wed, 04 Apr 2001 09:03:42



Quote:
> Yeah, I just returned to the newsgroup after several months of absence, so
I
> must have missed that.  Any idea why the one RX-78 is black, red and
white?
> I've never seen that particular pattern myself.

> Damack363

That's probably the Gundam G-1, the first of the three RX-78 prototypes
(Amuro's was G-2)
 
 
 

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Post by James E. 'ZEE' Doyl » Wed, 04 Apr 2001 10:04:33




Quote:
> Yeah, I just returned to the newsgroup after several months of absence, so I
> must have missed that.  Any idea why the one RX-78 is black, red and white?
> I've never seen that particular pattern myself.

Those are the prototype (RX-78-1) colors. This version showed up as a
model kit in 1984, but it never appeared in the show. Odd that they'd
paint it that way for the GUNPERRY playset (for I'm assuming that's what
it is), especially as there are small but noticeable structural
differences between the RX-78-1 and the one we see in MSG.

But what the hell... if GUNDAM toys get really popular over here,
gratuitous MSV will be just the ticket, methinks....

J.E.D.

--
"Never believe anything until it has been officially denied."

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Post by BlazeEag » Wed, 04 Apr 2001 14:25:03


Quote:
>Yeah, I just returned to the newsgroup after several months of absence, so I
>must have missed that.  Any idea why the one RX-78 is black, red and white?
>I've never seen that particular pattern myself.

Oh, I understand now, sorry. Welcome back. Probe left BTW. A lot of us hated to
see him go.

Um, have the URL for the pic? I'd have to see it to know.

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Post by Da Mack3 » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 09:09:55


Quote:
>>Oh, I understand now, sorry. Welcome back. Probe left BTW. A lot of us hated

to
see him go.<<

Crazy Probe left?!  Dammit.  It's always a shame to see a fellow GM fantatic
go.

Quote:
>>Um, have the URL for the pic? I'd have to see it to know. <<

Well, I got it out of a magazine and haven't had any luck finding a URL of it.
The best I can do is a description.  It's a mostly black RX-78-2.  The only
variations in color are the white head, upper arms, upper legs and tops of the
feet.  The soles of the feet, chest vents, and midsection of the torso are red.

Damack363

 
 
 

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Post by Christopher Beilb » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 10:47:30


Quote:
> Well, I got it out of a magazine and haven't had any luck finding a URL of
it.
> The best I can do is a description.  It's a mostly black RX-78-2.  The
only
> variations in color are the white head, upper arms, upper legs and tops of
the
> feet.  The soles of the feet, chest vents, and midsection of the torso are

red.

That's the RX-78-1 Gundam G-1 First Prototype.

The appropriate page on The Gundam Project:
http://www.gundamproject.com/mecha/msv_gundam781.html

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Wilso » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 11:46:04



Quote:
>>>Oh, I understand now, sorry. Welcome back. Probe left BTW. A lot of us hated
>to
>see him go.<<

>Crazy Probe left?!  Dammit.  It's always a shame to see a fellow GM fantatic
>go.

>>>Um, have the URL for the pic? I'd have to see it to know. <<

>Well, I got it out of a magazine and haven't had any luck finding a URL of it.
>The best I can do is a description.  It's a mostly black RX-78-2.  The only
>variations in color are the white head, upper arms, upper legs and tops of the
>feet.  The soles of the feet, chest vents, and midsection of the torso are red.

>Damack363

Is this it?

http://www.animehgk.com/test/gundumhtml/gundamr02.htm

Mark Wilson

Bathe her...and bring her to me....

http://home.earthlink.net/~mmwilson2/Models.htm

RAAM FAQ:
http://home.earthlink.net/~mmwilson2/RAAMFAQ/index.html

 
 
 

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Post by Ramblin' Ramb » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 12:24:26


I thought it was the Okawara's version RX-78. You know the one from the MSiA
two pack with the Zaku II.


Quote:

> > Well, I got it out of a magazine and haven't had any luck finding a URL
of
> it.
> > The best I can do is a description.  It's a mostly black RX-78-2.  The
> only
> > variations in color are the white head, upper arms, upper legs and tops
of
> the
> > feet.  The soles of the feet, chest vents, and midsection of the torso
are
> red.

> That's the RX-78-1 Gundam G-1 First Prototype.

> The appropriate page on The Gundam Project:
> http://www.gundamproject.com/mecha/msv_gundam781.html

 
 
 

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Post by Christopher Beilb » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 13:06:28



Quote:
> I thought it was the Okawara's version RX-78. You know the one from the
MSiA
> two pack with the Zaku II.

One and the same.  The design comes from Okawara's MSV series, and it is the
one that was used in the Limited Edition set...
 
 
 

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Post by Ramblin' Ramb » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 14:36:12


I suspected as much.

Quote:
> One and the same.  The design comes from Okawara's MSV series, and it is
the
> one that was used in the Limited Edition set...

 
 
 

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Post by BlazeEag » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 15:03:34


Quote:
>Crazy Probe left?!  Dammit.  It's always a shame to see a fellow GM fantatic
>go.

Yep. Although, after I wrote that, I found a new post by him.

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Post by Da Mack3 » Fri, 06 Apr 2001 09:20:16


Quote:
>>http://www.animehgk.com/test/gundumhtml/gundamr02.htm<<

Yep.  That's the mech.  Although, it looks halfway decent in that kit.  The
MSIA looked pretty horrendous to me.

Damack363