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by FZeroOne
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Japanese Pilot
Replies: 24
Views: 5895

Re: Japanese Pilot

An intriguing possibility. For those who might be unaware of the problems that have been caused by song licensing, two famous examples are the anime "Childs Toy", which had a very distinctive opening theme in the first season that was used as incidental music during the show. Due to an issue with th...
by FZeroOne
Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Japanese Pilot
Replies: 24
Views: 5895

Re: Japanese Pilot

Dai-X is a bit of a hybrid - you're right it does look dinged up and has a lot of detailing that makes it look more realistic, but at the same time its overall design aesthetic harks back to a slighter earlier pre-Gundam time. It can be a very fine line at times; Gundam itself had a little bit of a ...
by FZeroOne
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Japanese Pilot
Replies: 24
Views: 5895

Re: Japanese Pilot

Its also worth bearing in mind that at the time "X-Bomber" was being broadcast in Japan, "Mobile SUIT GUNDAM" had quietly torn up the rulebook on giant robot shows. The "Super Robot" (e.g. Mazinger Z) style of mecha show persisted for a while yet, and if you look at similar works from the time (such...
by FZeroOne
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: The Merchandise
Topic: Japanese poster?
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

Re: Japanese poster?

Those are really cool finds, its amazing what turns up!
by FZeroOne
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: The Merchandise
Topic: Die cast Dai x query
Replies: 16
Views: 3316

Re: Die cast Dai x query

Hi, Vanessa, glad to know you're feeling better! I have the same toy - the yellow plastic piece plugs into the connector on the back of the toy. You can then slot the two blue, baseball-bat shaped missiles into the back of the yellow piece, in an "X" shape. If you're missing the missiles (er... no p...
by FZeroOne
Fri May 08, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: The Merchandise
Topic: Japanese card game
Replies: 5
Views: 1901

Re: Japanese card game

Wow, thats an interesting find. I'd love to know how the game was played - I know a popular card-based tie-in in Japan is language learning cards for young children, but this doesn't appear to be one of those. Edit: ah, theres a clue in the listing header, these are apparently "menko" cards: http://...
by FZeroOne
Thu May 07, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thunderbirds are...
Replies: 21
Views: 4807

Re: Thunderbirds are...

I think I know the ones you mean; the gunship ones that fire the rockets at the first angel in the first episode. VTOLs are canon to the original Thunderbirds anyway. It practically coined the idea and I think it had a major influence on VTOLs like the epic ISSCV from Space Above and Beyond. They j...
by FZeroOne
Sun May 03, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thunderbirds are...
Replies: 21
Views: 4807

Re: Thunderbirds are...

I thought that! I wondered if it was just me. I can't seem to find a decent image on-line to compare the two; many images are of the much more detailed types from the recent Evangelion movies, which bear only a passing resemblance - the VTOL fighters from the original T.V. series are a closer match...
by FZeroOne
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thunderbirds are...
Replies: 21
Views: 4807

Re: Thunderbirds are...

Asides from Kawamoris "guest" mecha, there may be another anime tribute in the show - the Global Defence Forces VTOL aircraft is similar in design to the NERV "heavy VTOL fighters" from "Neon Genesis Evangelion"...
by FZeroOne
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Other 80s Stuff
Topic: Axel F
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

Re: Axel F

Let me put it this way, regards the frog: nuke the site from orbit, its the only way to be sure. :)

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