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Wing Gundam Zero

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Great review and great

Great review and great pictures to go with it. I especially like the last photo of all your G-Wings together.

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Posted by NEOGETTER on 28 September, 2012 - 12:50
Good review, and I too like

Good review, and I too like the comparison picture at the end.

. . .

IMO, the Wing and Wing Zero are no better transformers than the ReGZ B.W.S. was in "Char's Counterattack"... and that one didn't transform at all; it used a disposable backpack which was completely discarded in order to reveal the robot within and then couldn't be reused again. (Disposable fuel tanks and rockets getting you out to the front lines, that's fine with me, but not an entire support unit which completely hinders performance of the MS! S Gundam "Deep Striker"... bad ass.) Aside from the oddly ZZ Gundam-inspired feet on the Wing Zero, transformable mobile suits in the AC multi-verses have been seriously lacking in complexity or anything interesting since "Wing" came out. Gundams Kyrios, Arios, and Harute from "OO" were obviously inspired by the Zeta Gundam, but lacked the presence and solidity of the Z's Waverider Mode. (And don't even get me started on the Hellion, Flag, and Enact grunt MSs from "OO".)

That being said, the Wing Zero was too over-powered and hippie for my tastes even back in 1995 when I first saw it. I actually liked the glamorous redesigns Katoki envisioned for "...Endless Waltz" much more than their TV counterparts (the sole exception being the Heavyarms, which is one of my favorite MS ever).

I'm still waiting for the day when Bandai and Sunrise put a multi-MS combining robot into the show. It's really the only place left for them to go gimmicks-wise, aside from maybe steampunk or magic. (And do NOT talk to me about "G Gundam's" Grand Master Gundam, which was nothing more than a badly-scaled kit-bash.)
O_o

/rant

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 28 September, 2012 - 16:05
I disagree. Overly complex

I disagree. Overly complex transformation like Zeta, Ex-S, or Gabthley may look interesting from technical standpoint, but it is totally unnecessary, universe-wise. The complicated transformation mechanism requires complex design and various specialized components that none of them should fail during transformation. And admit it, the end result is still as unaerodynamic as the one with simpler transformation (remember, transformable MS aren't like Macross VFs). Why bother? If one can achieve the same result with less parts and less chance to jam, then simple transformation is the way to go.
Remember that Gundam is a franchise that tries to ground in realism ('try' is the keyword here, don't start debate whether Gundam is super or real robot genre). Making the transformation believable is actually adding more charm to some machines. I love how they put limitation on Union Flag in Gundam 00; that it wasn't meant to transform in mid-air. And when someone do that, all the sparks flying from the joints show how much stress the frame received. It's just so cool.
If you want Sunrise to make combining robot shows again, it should be for Brave series not Gundam.

GTG's picture
Posted by GTG on 29 September, 2012 - 07:18
Thanks. I'm glad people liked

Thanks. I'm glad people liked my money shot. I had to practically rearrange my closet just to pull out all the old Wing Zero's.

ArshadAA's picture
Posted by ArshadAA on 28 September, 2012 - 16:45
Is that the old MSIA or the

Is that the old MSIA or the transformable 2.0 one in the last photo?

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Posted by VZMK2 on 28 September, 2012 - 18:08
Humble Request: About Picture 17...

Greetings ArshadAA,

I've been enjoying reading your reviews especially this one. Honestly, I was never an admirer of this particular Gundam design as far as it's bird mode is concerned, but I can appreciate it's appeal to fans.

I do have a humble question though. I'm a little bit confused about what you've described on Picture 17 in the article.

When you said that the right sabaton/foot's {got a nasty little 'seem'} in your action figure, were you referring to 'seem' as in "It seems that way.", or 'seam' as in a fissure between the white armor plate & the red armor plate of the sabaton(foot) ?

With your humble permission, I was wondering if you could clarify the information.

Have a great weekend.

Diakron's picture
Posted by Diakron on 28 September, 2012 - 23:46
EVA, I'd say the orange

EVA, I'd say the orange Gundams from 00 are an improvement over what we got in Seed and Destiny at least. Shame they never released the Rafael in the HCM Pro line before it went belly up.

The MSIA is the 2.0 version, VZ.

Sorry Diakron, I meant "seam". I'll get it fixed as soon as I get home.

ArshadAA's picture
Posted by ArshadAA on 29 September, 2012 - 02:12
Thank You For The Help

No sweat ArshadAA, these things happen to all of us...including me... I wasn't sure about Picture 17 at first, so I thought I should ask.

I'm very grateful for your contributions in this website as well as your passion for this hobby. 1st thing in the afternoon I'm gonna make me a light tent inspired by your trade. I really don't want to pay a lot of cash to buy one from a camera shop. : )

Diakron's picture
Posted by Diakron on 29 September, 2012 - 05:32
I'm glad they made this one!

I'm glad they made this one! I'm getting tired of the angelic Wing Zero Custom from the movie; they just spray that sucker all over the place in terms of toylines. You can always expect one. This, however, is a treat! It's nice to know they aren't completely ignoring that the designs on the TV show happened. Especially with the Leo! I'm still shocked that they actually paid attention to the poor Leo, FINALLY.

Alexx's picture
Posted by Alexx on 29 September, 2012 - 09:41
Wing Gundam Zero is awesome

The photos are awesome and by the way, I'm keeping my eyes and ears open for 2 Wing Gundam Zero sets incase I decide to keep one set in Bird form and the other in robot form for a glass display I'm setting up soon (as long as the price is afordable)

Kep it up and all the best from Optimus Convoy 1984

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Posted by Optimus Convoy 1984 on 17 November, 2012 - 11:49
 
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