The Gundam Thread

HellCat

Pokémon Master
Gundamburger? Is that a really specific reference I'm not getting or did they just throw in any product they could slap a logo onto?

Nice selection of models though.
Hamburgers are a go to American stereotype in Japan. So they probably just hired a company that does corporate gift printings, saw the hamburger in the stress toy listings and went "Aha!'

Would love if we could an event like this over here. I know a few years back Bandai Namco sent their UK staff to a New Year's party adjacent to the 1/1 Unicorn but we haven't seen anything fan targeted here like the US continuously gets. Admittedly word from those in the know in Japan is that Brexit flatlined Bandai's interest in pushing Gundam here.
 

Vincentdante

Mad Scientist
Hamburgers are a go to American stereotype in Japan
Let's be honest. McDonalds the the stereotype American food the world over, even though we all know they don't actually eat McDonalds as much as the jokes go. And I'm 95% sure their happy meals don't come with free guns either :p

Admittedly word from those in the know in Japan is that Brexit flatlined Bandai's interest in pushing Gundam here.
Sorry but I really find that one hard to believe. Pressing X to doubt.
 

HellCat

Pokémon Master
Let's be honest. McDonalds the the stereotype American food the world over, even though we all know they don't actually eat McDonalds as much as the jokes go. And I'm 95% sure their happy meals don't come with free guns either :p


Sorry but I really find that one hard to believe. Pressing X to doubt.
It's what I've heard from trustworthy folks based in Japan. Of note, Bandai subcontracts their collector releases in Europe through a company based in Italy (Cosmic Group IIRC. If you buy a Bandai release from Gundam Mad or Forbidden Planet you'll almost certainly see their import stickers on the box.) Leaving the customs union damaged plans in that regard.
 

RadFemHedonist

Death Scythe
Hamburgers are a go to American stereotype in Japan. So they probably just hired a company that does corporate gift printings, saw the hamburger in the stress toy listings and went "Aha!'

Speaking as a member of the autistic community, I'm glad we could provide some inspiration for this :p (Yes I know that stress toys and fidget toys are not the exact same but I am gonna make this joke anyway! XP )

I have not watched masses of Gundam but I really enjoyed the 1981-1982 Movie Trilogy based on the original 0079 series, the Origin OVAs (so I agree with others that they are an excellent entry point, they are very well dubbed in English as well) and 0080: War in the Pocket, I also really liked the first season of Gundam 00 but not seen the second yet (mostly just added this bit to agree with others about Origin which I watched fairly recently) :)
 

HellCat

Pokémon Master
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