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suiton629 2011-09-27 09:37

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3782048)
you cant win, anyway. as far as i know you are not from one of the few countries that can take part in the contest :P

What do you mean I'm not from a country that can take part in the contest?

o_O

http://www.bandai-asia.com/gundaminf...andai_code.php

"3. This campaign is only available for below countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, USA, Canada, Italy"

If I did not live in a country that did this, why would I have gone to Gundam Guy and purchased quite a few kits from him that had those serial numbers on the cards?

BAKA!!!

Appel 2011-09-27 09:41

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3782081)
What do you mean I'm not from a country that can take part in the contest?

o_O

http://www.bandai-asia.com/gundaminf...andai_code.php

"3. This campaign is only available for below countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, USA, Canada, Italy"

oh i didnt know that it works for the USA, too! :O
i feel left out... i still dont get why italy is the only european country in that list.

suiton629 2011-09-27 09:44

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3782085)
oh i didnt know that it works for the USA, too! :O
i feel left out... i still dont get why italy is the only european country in that list.

Why? Well that's because that's what they wanted to do? They don't have to hold this contest thing at all you know... But they did, and they made it special for whatever countries they wanted to...or maybe felt that those countries would be more profitable to them in the long run.

:heh::heh::heh:

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-27 09:48

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3782081)
"3. This campaign is only available for below countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, USA, Canada, Italy"

Wow, I'm kinda surprised that they mention Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines. Southeast Asia must be a great market for Bandai. :D

@Appel
Yeah, it seems that the folks in Europe are left out though. Hei App, how exactly popular is Bandai's product (specially Gunpla) in your country?

suiton629 2011-09-27 09:51

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3782092)
Wow, I'm kinda surprised that they mention Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines. Southeast Asia must be a great market for Bandai. :D

Hm... I'm not too surprised. Go snoop around on YouTube and you will find a lot of people from Southeast Asia doing GunPla unboxings, reviews, etc. I've seen some video recording their shopping trip to a GunPla store.

A lot of times, Southeastern Asian countries somehow get Bandai GunPla kits before Japan does.... Who knows, eh? LOL

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-27 09:59

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3782095)
Hm... I'm not too surprised. Go snoop around on YouTube and you will find a lot of people from Southeast Asia doing GunPla unboxings, reviews, etc. I've seen some video recording their shopping trip to a GunPla store.

A lot of times, Southeastern Asian countries somehow get Bandai GunPla kits before Japan does.... Who knows, eh? LOL

Yeah, but I thought those things are not exclusively done by Southeast Asia people. I thought many gunpla modellers around the world are doin' that too, or was I wrong? So yeah, when Bandai specially mention the big 4 countries of SE Asia and only mention few other countries, I surprised a little. :D

I mean, they don't even mention China, right?

Appel 2011-09-27 10:02

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3782092)
Hei App, how exactly popular is Bandai's product (specially Gunpla) in your country?

their regular products that they actually sell here themselves are moderately popular. they are a toy maker like any other over here :P
but gunpla isnt popular here at all. you barely see any kits in stores, i have found ONE store that had a hand full of HGs, thats it.
you dont find a lot on ebay, too for example. and i dont know anyone who actively collects it.
there is a german gundam forum but its pretty much deserted :P

Skane 2011-09-27 10:03

Although a niche market, Gundam does thrive in Singapore. We do actually have dedicated shops that sell nothing but Gundam (and the accessories) over here.

Cheers.

suiton629 2011-09-27 10:03

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3782102)
Yeah, but I thought those things are not exclusively done by Southeast Asia people. I thought many gunpla modellers around the world are doin' that too, or was I wrong? So yeah, when Bandai specially mention the big 4 countries of SE Asia and only mention few other countries, I surprised a little. :D

lolololo

:heh::heh::heh::heh:

I don't really care thought since the US is part of this promotion/contest thing and I entered a bunch of codes.

;)

Maybe I will win...maybe not. But either way, I have a few chances to win.

I think I might hold my own contest if I get these kits from this contest...and do it on YouTube.

=P

I wonder if people will actually submit a video.
I'd probably do like a video asking you to show me your GunPla Fan spirit (for lack of a better term) and convince me why I should give away a kit or 2 to you.

Something along those lines...

And then maybe trade a few kits for others with Gundam Guy or just sell on Amazon....bwahahahahah!

Oh the choices~

But I gotta win first so uh... FML :frustrated::frustrated::frustrated::frustrated:

suiton629 2011-09-27 10:05

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Originally Posted by Skane (Post 3782104)
Although a niche market, Gundam does thrive in Singapore. We do actually have dedicated shops that sell nothing but Gundam (and the accessories) over here.

Cheers.

Lucky~ There are a lot of places that do that, but being me... I shop exclusively online for basically everything.

I guess Amazon spoiled me with their no tax and the free 2 day shipping on as many things I want on eligible items through Amazon's "Prime" series which I pay $79 per year. :heh::heh:

And I've saved quite a bit of money, even though I had to deal with some issues with items arriving damaged, customer service being shitty, and people lying about the condition of the items they sold...

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-27 10:14

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3782108)
even though I had to deal with some issues with items arriving damaged, customer service being shitty, and people lying about the condition of the items they sold...

Isn't that kinda bad? :heh:.Still, considering the amount of money that you manage to save, those are not really matters I guess. :)

suiton629 2011-09-27 10:23

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3782116)
Isn't that kinda bad? :heh:.Still, considering the amount of money that you manage to save, those are not really matters I guess. :)

Yea. It is bad. Which is why each time I actually experience this annoyance, I contact Amazon about it and let them know about it.

So like if it's damaged, and I decide to keep it (i.e. not damage beyond the point of use), they will give me a small refund. But this is only if it's sold directly by Amazon.

And then if it's from a seller, and they (for example) sell me something "new" but it's not new when I receive it and maybe sometimes damage, I can file an "A-Z Claim" against that seller and get a 100% refund back, and I can keep the item too. =P

But I try not to abuse this customer service system too much since it's mean... But the thing that ticks me off is how I've noticed a huge trend where the customer service reps on Amazon usually suck ass... And I'm not kidding.

Some don't understand English, some just give me automated style responses, etc.

But I deal with it and do what I can.

pumpkins 2011-09-27 10:41

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3782081)
What do you mean I'm not from a country that can take part in the contest?

o_O

http://www.bandai-asia.com/gundaminf...andai_code.php

"3. This campaign is only available for below countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, USA, Canada, Italy"

If I did not live in a country that did this, why would I have gone to Gundam Guy and purchased quite a few kits from him that had those serial numbers on the cards?

BAKA!!!

the only thing you cant win is the gundam.info document folder.. lol, not as if you're just aiming for that. :)

i was walking past this store the other day and i saw stacks of kits with the lucky draw sticker on the box with the card inside. such a pity that those cards will be useless in a days time. :eyespin::eyespin::eyespin:

suiton629 2011-09-27 10:42

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Originally Posted by pumpkins (Post 3782153)
the only thing you cant win is the gundam.info document folder.. lol, not as if you're just aiming for that. :)

i was walking past this store the other day and i saw stacks of kits with the lucky draw sticker on the box with the card inside. such a pity that those cards will be useless in a days time. :eyespin::eyespin::eyespin:

Yup~ And why the heck would I want that? LOLOLOLOL

GameraBaenre 2011-09-27 12:29

Hmm give away cards... like these?


:P

suiton629 2011-09-27 12:32

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Originally Posted by GameraBaenre (Post 3782288)

YESSSS

Give me the codes, please o_O

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-27 12:44

WOW! With that amount of cards, I think you'll definitely gonna win something. Maybe even not just one price (is that even possible?).

Appel 2011-09-27 12:46

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3782305)
WOW! With that amount of cards, I think you'll definitely gonna win something. Maybe even not just one price (is that even possible?).

why shouldnt it be possible? ever ticket is eligible to win so if you have two cards that give you the PG prize pack then you should be able to get it twice (and give one to me)^^

edit: HA! one of the shops where you can TT Hongli knock offs got their paypal account suspended^^ what did they do about it? make a new website with a slightly different logo... why is this so amusing to me? :P

pumpkins 2011-09-27 21:21

http://www.gunjap.net/site/wp-conten...11/09/2357.jpg
http://www.gunjap.net/site/?p=31273

looks pretty cute! i'm sure bandai will make an official version of this soon. :)

GN0010 Nosferatu 2011-09-27 21:25

I think they already are. I could of sworn I've seen an official AGE-1 and Gafran before.

maknaedik 2011-09-27 22:41

Coming from a southeast Asian country, I can pretty much testify how popular gunpla is. There local contests, not official and not Bandai's, which are held about every quarter, in my estimate.

When a new kit gets released, we can get that by about 4 days, based on my experience. I can smell the freshness of it, lovely :)

bio9205 2011-09-28 00:45

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3782894)
When a new kit gets released, we can get that by about 4 days, based on my experience. I can smell the freshness of it, lovely :)

Heh. Singapore usually gets them on that day or a couple of days early. I got my Exia R2 a week early, simply because the retailers don't give a damn about release dates. :heh:

maknaedik 2011-09-28 02:05

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Originally Posted by bio9205 (Post 3782991)
Heh. Singapore usually gets them on that day or a couple of days early. I got my Exia R2 a week early, simply because the retailers don't give a damn about release dates. :heh:

For some odd reason, I really don't get why does it take 4 days before a shipment arrives in our country :( I'm guessing that the reason is our customs. Most likely yours is good. I envy you.

Anyway, I've made a review of a kit, which I think is rare to see. Presenting, HGUC 1/144 Bawoo (Glemy Toto) review: http://redblondemean.wordpress.com/2...y-toto-review/

Bonta Kun 2011-09-28 05:08

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3783040)
For some odd reason, I really don't get why does it take 4 days before a shipment arrives in our country :( I'm guessing that the reason is our customs. Most likely yours is good. I envy you.

Anyway, I've made a review of a kit, which I think is rare to see. Presenting, HGUC 1/144 Bawoo (Glemy Toto) review: http://redblondemean.wordpress.com/2...y-toto-review/

Awesome, I was actually thinking of getting that model but never could find any reviews for it.
Most places only ever showed images of it, never a write up.

Great review btw, certainly did alot to show me if it's worth it or not and I think I'll pick it up before the end of the year:D

pumpkins 2011-09-28 05:19

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3783040)
For some odd reason, I really don't get why does it take 4 days before a shipment arrives in our country :( I'm guessing that the reason is our customs. Most likely yours is good. I envy you.

Anyway, I've made a review of a kit, which I think is rare to see. Presenting, HGUC 1/144 Bawoo (Glemy Toto) review: http://redblondemean.wordpress.com/2...y-toto-review/

nice and detailed review! i've snapfitted the green variant recently. the age of the kit really shows, not sure about yours but mine have a few parts with flash and some parts don't seem to align very well.

Appel 2011-09-28 05:38

yup, very nice review indeed!^^ many photos and very informative!

maknaedik 2011-09-28 06:10

I'm glad that my review was able to help. I was looking all over the net for its review, but had no luck. So I thought, why not make mine? And there it is. Now I'm thinking of what to review next, I have like 7 unbuilt kits here, but two are MGs which I want to review for later and there are already tons of reviews for them. Anyway, I thank you all for visiting :)

@pumpkins I don't remember about the flashes because I really don't find them not until I sand the nubmarks . For misaligned parts, I think I only experienced it in the head area. The seamline just screams to me, "SEAL ME UP!". But, I'm still enjoy playing with it. I transform it back and forth whenever I had nothing to do, LOL!

suiton629 2011-09-28 09:51

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3783153)
I'm glad that my review was able to help. I was looking all over the net for its review, but had no luck. So I thought, why not make mine? And there it is. Now I'm thinking of what to review next, I have like 7 unbuilt kits here, but two are MGs which I want to review for later and there are already tons of reviews for them. Anyway, I thank you all for visiting :)

@pumpkins I don't remember about the flashes because I really don't find them not until I sand the nubmarks . For misaligned parts, I think I only experienced it in the head area. The seamline just screams to me, "SEAL ME UP!". But, I'm still enjoy playing with it. I transform it back and forth whenever I had nothing to do, LOL!

LOL

I have these unbuilt...

SD Exia
SD 00 Raiser
SD 00 Qan[T]
SD Exia R2
SD 00 7 Sword G (coming from Gundam Guy)
SD 0 Gundam (Type ACD) --> I had 2, but I made one for Gundam Guy's G-Shot thingy...

MG Exia
MG Exia Ignition Mode
MG 00 Raiser
MG 00 Qan[T]
MG 00 7 Sword G (coming from Gundam Guy)

NG Astraea


:heh::heh::heh::heh:

Appel 2011-09-28 10:49

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3783371)
LOL

I have these unbuilt...

SD Exia
SD 00 Raiser
SD 00 Qan[T]
SD Exia R2
SD 00 7 Sword G (coming from Gundam Guy)
SD 0 Gundam (Type ACD) --> I had 2, but I made one for Gundam Guy's G-Shot thingy...

MG Exia
MG Exia Ignition Mode
MG 00 Raiser
MG 00 Qan[T]
MG 00 7 Sword G (coming from Gundam Guy)

NG Astraea


:heh::heh::heh::heh:

yould finally build one of them XD like the NG astraea or an SD kit. even if you dont have a lot of time, those can be completed in like an hour at most.
did you even ever build a model kit like that before?
and if you dont have time at all then you might want to ask yourself if this is the right hobby for you. because otherwise you just pay a lot of money for unfinished kits that will collect dust but never get built!

personally i have one armored core model lying around unfinished right now :P and i dont see myself finishing it any time soon^^

suiton629 2011-09-28 11:39

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3783444)
yould finally build one of them XD like the NG astraea or an SD kit. even if you dont have a lot of time, those can be completed in like an hour at most.
did you even ever build a model kit like that before?
and if you dont have time at all then you might want to ask yourself if this is the right hobby for you. because otherwise you just pay a lot of money for unfinished kits that will collect dust but never get built!

personally i have one armored core model lying around unfinished right now :P and i dont see myself finishing it any time soon^^

I made the SD O Gundam like I mentioned.

=P

I had purchased 2 of them.

And yea I know that I don't have much time, but I sometimes get a day or 2 off during the week. I usually work 7 days a week, 12 hours a week.... :frustrated::frustrated:

Tiring, but whatever money I can get, ya know? I'm looking for a better job though.

ANYWAY~~

=P

I will finish them one day. I'm sure. I don't plan on GunPla'ing for that much longer. The 00 series of kits is pretty much all I wanted. I might get from the AGE series, and maybe the Unicorn ones, but that's it.

I have made model kits before...

I used to have:

SD Freedom
SD Justice
SD Exia
SD 00 Gundam
MG Exia
MG Exia Ignition Mode
MG God
HG Exia R2
HG O Gundam (Type ACD)

I made those, built it, tried painting but failed horribly, and sold them after I got mad...LOL

So as you can see from the list of kits I currently have, I did re-buy a lot of them.

Appel 2011-09-28 11:44

ah ok^^
its a shame that you sold them because of a failed paintjob. how did you try to do it?

suiton629 2011-09-28 11:44

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3783499)
ah ok^^
its a shame that you sold them because of a failed paintjob. how did you try to do it?

Gundam Marker only... no masking tape, no primer, no top coat... >_>

Appel 2011-09-28 12:26

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3783500)
Gundam Marker only... no masking tape, no primer, no top coat... >_>

yeah, i can see how that went wrong :T painting stuff with a marker only is a giant pain in the butt for me as well, especially without a primer. the paint just doesnt stay on in an even manner.
this DOES work well with metallic markers though! metallic paint has real metal pigments in it and metal doesnt let through any light. thats why metal paints are usually pretty easy to apply and they stick very well even to smooth surfaces^^
thats why i was able to paint my HG avalanche exia' in gold, silver and copper without using a primer. i also love to use fine gold, silver and copper markers to apply some details to kits. works like a treat!

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-28 12:29

Ahh. I finally finished my NT-1 Alex with some minor painting. :)


I love those gatling arms. They're little but deadly. :D

suiton629 2011-09-28 13:11

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3783540)
Ahh. I finally finished my NT-1 Alex with some minor painting. :)


I love those gatling arms. They're little but deadly. :D

I'd rather have Gundams that have ridiculously huge haxorz weapons & abilities that are equally deadly and broken in balance...

Example?

Quantum Bust Mode - GN Buster Sword (Trans-Am Mode)
Wing Zero Custom's - Twin Buster Rifle
Strike Freedom - mega rainbow beam haxorz

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-28 13:23

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3783563)
Quantum Bust Mode - GN Buster Sword (Trans-Am Mode)
Wing Zero Custom's - Twin Buster Rifle
Strike Freedom - mega rainbow beam haxorz

Yeah, but those weapons are near fantastical :uhoh:.

Alex is a UC Gundam that took more real approach in its weapons (beam sabers notwithstanding). :D

Appel 2011-09-28 13:34

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3783577)
Yeah, but those weapons are near fantastical :uhoh:.

Alex is a UC Gundam that took more real approach in its weapons (beam sabers notwithstanding). :D

exactly, and thats what i love about the early UC gundams and the UC grunt suits so much. they actually have a militaristic feel to them because their weapons arent that insanely overpowered!
i really like the ReZEL for example. or the RX-79(G) ground type gundam.

you also did an awesome job on that alex by the way!^^ thats how its supposed to look!

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-28 14:04

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3783587)
you also did an awesome job on that alex by the way!^^ thats how its supposed to look!

Thanks. It’s really been a while since I assemble an MG. Oh yeah, Alex comes with its armor too. I haven’t build it coz it seems like once you put the armor on, it’ll be kinda difficult to take off. Alex looks good this way, but it also look good with its armor on. Damn, I really hope that Bandai would make Ver. 2.0 of Alex with better articulation so that I can put the armor on this one! :(

Ok, my next assembling victim is.... I don’t know what to choose. 1/100 Chaos Gundam, MG Ingram 1 ‘Alphonse’ or HG Gundam Aesculapius?

Yup, UC mechas are the most real of them all. They have LOOoong history and the newer mecha designs looks cool (even the grunts and cannon-fodders). I love’em. :)

maknaedik 2011-09-28 17:35

@xxnike629xx Your kits didn't surprise me knowing that you're a 00 die hard fan :)

As for me, my unbuilt kits are:
MG Sinanju ver KA
MG Zaku II 2.0 (Char's)
HG 1/144 Sinanju
HG 1/100 Leopard-D
HG 1/100 Virsago
HG 1/100 Maxter
NG 1/100 Nebular Blitz

And next month, I'll be getting the limited version Trans-Raiser MG and HG Genoace. That's why I think I should start and build 2 kits per month so at least they'll be lesser.

It's true, UC is the universe that tried to be as real as possible. Unfortunately, it doesn't appeal me that much. I like weapons that are far from the real thing.

About the Alex, I actually haven't watched that OVA yet, even the MG IGLOO. I'm planning on watching them, but have no such time at the moment. I think that Duel's Assault Shroud was based on Alex's armor right?

suiton629 2011-09-28 17:42

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3783868)
@xxnike629xx Your kits didn't surprise me knowing that you're a 00 die hard fan :)

As for me, my unbuilt kits are:
MG Sinanju ver KA
MG Zaku II 2.0 (Char's)
HG 1/144 Sinanju
HG 1/100 Leopard-D
HG 1/100 Virsago
HG 1/100 Maxter
NG 1/100 Nebular Blitz

And next month, I'll be getting the limited version Trans-Raiser MG and HG Genoace. That's why I think I should start and build 2 kits per month so at least they'll be lesser.

It's true, UC is the universe that tried to be as real as possible. Unfortunately, it doesn't appeal me that much. I like weapons that are far from the real thing.

About the Alex, I actually haven't watched that OVA yet, even the MG IGLOO. I'm planning on watching them, but have no such time at the moment. I think that Duel's Assault Shroud was based on Alex's armor right?

LOL

My back log is pretty bad isn't it... :heh:

And to think that Bandai might (I hope) get us a MG Exia R2, MG Astraea, SD Astraea, etc.

>_<

I hope they give us a few more 00 series kits.


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