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Re: All Things Gundam

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:58 pm

I thought so to, but nope, Funimation does indeed have IBO.

The fact that Gundam Wing gets some spiffy box and goodies (like an art book) is insulting to the good Gundam shows like Zeta, ZZ, and Turn A. Those ones should have had special releases first.
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Re: All Things Gundam

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:25 am

^I've never been a fan of Special/Novelty Releases. I mean I did break down and get the Zeta Gundam set from Bandai when it was first released back in 2004, because that was the ONLY way to get it (If anyone wants the set of Pencil Sharpeners let me know LOL!) .

But I noticed that Funimation is also releasing a super-deluxe Ultimate Speed-Racer Mach-GO-GO-GO set. All of the content on the discs I want, just not the novelty head and all the other stuff it comes with. I hope Funimation will in time just release a standard set.
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Re: All Things Gundam

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:27 am

For that, it's just Speed Racer, so I don't see the big deal. In fact, I think it is kind of insulting that they sold Speed Racer on its own first, with a typo on the packaging saying it included the Japanese version, and then they decide to do some overpriced box set for Mach Go Go that also includes Speed Racer. They are punishing people who bought the series expecting that they were already getting Mach Go Go on the set that came out or those that bought Speed Racer in hopes that the sales would be enough for them to release MGG.

I don't know what has been going on with Funimation lately, but it's kind of dirty.

Speaking of which, I want the artbox for IBO Season 1, but I don't want the model kit it comes with.
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Re: All Things Gundam

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:36 pm

Dr Kain wrote:For that, it's just Speed Racer, so I don't see the big deal. In fact, I think it is kind of insulting that they sold Speed Racer on its own first, with a typo on the packaging saying it included the Japanese version


I know we are getting a bit OT. But I almost jumped on the Speed racer Blu Ray. $20 for the whole series was/is a great deal, but, without ever looking at the packaging I knew it did not have the original Japanese Mach GoGoGo, so I decided to wait. That is a shame if its true what you said about the misleading description...The set they are offering now is exactly what I would have wanted sans the big goofy head. The same goes for S!F & Power Rangers. I *might* have gone for that super-deluxe set they released a couple of years back, just for the novelty of getting the whole series (up to that point)-at-once if it had not come with the Giant Red-Ranger head. I mean I know fans of the series probably loved it but....Even if some company offered a super-cool *ultimate* box set of every Transformers series ever, or every Godzilla film, if it has some big goofy novelty item I am out.... I guess its just my OCD...but I like all my DVD's/Blu Rays looking orderly on my shelves.
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Re: All Things Gundam

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:17 pm

I actually loved the red ranger helmet head. Well, I bought it pretty much for the series and extras, so I would have bought it whether it was in special packaging or not.

I would totally buy a Godzilla Complete Collection BD set regardless of how the packaging style was. Hell, I also love my Breaking Bad cannister collection. It beats having the discs put into paper sleeves.
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Re: All Things Gundam

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:13 am

Well this is cool. Looks like someone really knows how to cross promote. I wondered why, of all the Gundam series, Unicorn was recently added to Netflix, which successfully sparked my sons interest. Looks like the follow up film (Gundam Narrative) is getting a single day US release:

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/gundam-nt

February 19th. Thankfully this is a day I can go. I never thought I'd see anything Gundam in the theater. This will be an awesome experience.
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Re: Gundam v Hello Kitty: Dawn of Justice

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:27 pm

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Move Over Avengers: Endgame, the Ultimate Crossover of 2019 Is Gundam vs Hello Kitty
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Re: Gundam v Hello Kitty: Dawn of Justice

Postby mr.negativity » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:47 am

Gundam vs Hello Kitty
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Re: All Things Gundam

Postby mr.negativity » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:53 am

FORBES Apr 7, 2019:
'Mobile Suit Gundam' Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary Today
Ollie Barder wrote:Forty years ago today, Mobile Suit Gundam aired its first episode and in the decades since has gone on to become a cultural phenomenon.

As of today, the Gundam saga celebrates its 40th anniversary from when it was first broadcast in Japan on Nagoya TV.

The original series was set in the future of the Universal Century during the One Year War, where orbiting colonies around the Earth were fighting for their supposed independence.

Thrown into this was the possibility that humanity could be evolving into a “new type” of human, due to the bulk of the populace now living in space.

What kept all of this relatable was how the mecha were treated more as vehicles and ciphers for the very warm and flawed characters.

Much of the appeal of the original Mobile Suit Gundam was also the rivalry between Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, as they battled one another on either side of the war while grappling with the knowledge that both were becoming Newtypes.

While the initial broadcast of the TV series didn’t do all that well, the compilation movie trilogy released a few years later cemented the Gundam saga’s place in popular culture.

In the decades since the original Mobile Suit Gundam was aired, all manner of follow-on and spin-off series and movies have been created. Not to mention various alternative timelines to boot.

However, it’s the original Universal Century timeline that seems to resonate the most amongst fans, as we are continuing to receive new installments based in this setting even today.

If you are curious about the original Mobile Suit Gundam and have yet to watch any of it, then my advice would be to start with the compilation movie trilogy and ideally watch it one sitting.

Alternatively, if you want a bit more background on the Gundam saga and how it started then, by all means, check out my interviews with both Yoshiyuki Tomino and Kunio Okawara.

In any case, Gundam is now forty years old and it doesn’t look like the saga will be slowing down anytime soon.

FORBES Jun 6, 2017:
'Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy' Blu-Ray Review: If You Are New To 'Gundam' Then Start Here
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Re: All Things Gundam

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:16 pm

A great accomplishment to say the least. Also one thing I really like about Gundam is that as it continues to expand into different continuities and Universes, they still continue to add to the original UC timeline with new stories. Hasbro should really take a page from them concerning Transformers... But I digress...

I remember first reading about Gundam in a fanzine in 1990. I saw my first anime (F91...I know an odd place to start) in 93/94. I then saw Chars Counterattack, 0080, 0083, and then the original series movie trilogy all before Gundam Wing made it's huge US debut in 2000. It took me a while to sort it out, but needless to say I'm definitely a fan.
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