Well that puts me in a bind. I have the original Robot Spirits RX-79 already, but honestly it's not up to the quality of the later figures in the line and this one looks much better. It's so hard to justify buying something that I already have, though.
Because it's three times faster!
In all seriousness, I can think of a few possible explanations:
A. It's got more accessories, and therefore more plastic in it.
B. Red plastic is notoriously problematic, which could cause production problems.
C. They thought that people would be willing to pay more because Char, and therefore they'll charge more.
I still prefer the old one in terms of looks. The new may be more "anime accurate", but that doesn't mean much in a series notorious for its QUALITY.
Its idea of anime accurate is weird anyways.
>chest vents are fucking flat even though one of the few things they were able to draw pretty consistently was the depth of the vents
>relatively fat legs
>big obvious armour gaps
I mean I wouldn't even say it's more anime accurate than like HG Revive aside from flat knee pads and not having the stupid notch in the skirt armour.
Zaku has some weird choices too, the way they handled the skirt armour articulation just sort of sucks.
Should call it L.I.N.E.A.R.T.
The animation quality is so inconstant in the original, you literally can find screenshot that can find whatever toy version of the MS you want in the show.
The old RD Zaku2 is a perfect example.
But fuck Bandai for rehashing OYW again. Same with revive.
>But fuck Bandai for rehashing OYW again
That's the stupidest thing I've seen someone get pissed off over all day.
The Zaku torso is copying HG Origin, it turns out. I was impressed for like a day though.
MG Gundam ver.Origin can do some really silly shit, dumb as fuck as it looks in the process.
They've been advertising these for months OP, where have you been?