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SD Gundam Exia

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why should Turn A have looked like this

I dunno man, giant chest-death-block of doom seems more threatening than a bunch of swords

unless you're hatin' on moustache swagger

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Posted by Rankarana on 27 June, 2012 - 08:58
While the mustache is by far

While the mustache is by far the biggest offender (I haven't come across anyone yet who liked it who was already a Gundam fan at the time), I didn't like the exposed bits along the back of the legs, absence of a skirt in back when there were panels in front, super blocky high-heels, a quite phallic-looking cockpit on the crotch, and general lack of anything interesting along the back (i.e. backpack thrusters).

Don't get me wrong- the Turn-A Gundam a great giant robo designed by Syd Mead. It's just not good at being a Gundam.

Okay maybe I exaggerate a little above, but in contrast Exia deviates quite a bit from the traditional "Gundam" shapes and lines but looks enough like a "Gundam" not to be offensive. (All the extra blades is irrelevant to this point IMO.)

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 27 June, 2012 - 12:17
Well I like Turn A Gundam's

Well I like Turn A Gundam's design and have been a Gundam fan since Mobile Suit Gundam. I like it because it is so different and stands out while most Gundams from the last 20 years look all the same to me. It also fits well with the skewed Ghibli world and steam punk style story line, a Gundam that looks familiar yet somehow unrecognizable. It's nice somebody thought outside the box for once.

As I don't want to hijack this thread, these kits are excellent and I like all the small touches. I actually have a Turn A Gundam SD kit and its nice like this kit I love all the small details and clear parts included.

Great Review!
Leonardo

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Posted by Modcineaste on 27 June, 2012 - 12:48
 
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