Azusa, on 13 August 2010 - 05:28, said:
$1k for a model? and i thought my DYRL transformable valkyrie was expensive at $300 cdn! XD
i have a rx78 PG, a zaku 2 pg that i messed up on so i keep it in the box 1 a 1/60 NG strike and a 1/100 MG reGZ right now. i really prefer to build the PG kits, and want to get a gundam mk2 PG as it's one of my favourite mobile suits.
i started building gunpla when i was fresh out of highschool like 10 years ago and the gundam wing gunplas were in toys r us. they weren't all that great, but with in a couple years they were releasing kits from different UC time line series, such as 08th ms team, with much higher quality and the whole inner frame thing.
unfortunately i've run out of display space in my room, and the nearest shop that sells kits with a limited selection that i have to actually get there first to see what they have because their website is severely out of date, is a 4 hour drive just to the city, and then more driving once there. the online sites i've found that sell them are japanese and they're more expensive before shipping from there than they are in the stores here.
my favourite mobile suits are all from the UC shows, except unicorn and ZZ which i think look terrible or silly. the exception is wing zero from teh show, not endless waltz, which is an awesome looking gundam imho. too bad the PG is the endless waltz version unfortunately. as far as shows go 0079 is still my favourite followed by zeta, and the seed series i think are the worst in every way, although i couldn't get past the first few episodes due to the silly story telling and awful japanese and english dub voice actors.
what i would give for a remake of 0079 with the original english voice actors! they still do work on gundam games released in NA btw
here is a gundam review site i found http://gunpla-inochi.com/
although it seems he's put gunpla on hold to spam kamen rider figurines instead, which i don't like the look of. still lots of great gunplay reviews.