How do you like your gundam mouthpiece, vents or no vents?
Vents for sure.
I don't really have a preference, but since RX-78 set the standard, I guess vents.
Ventless should show up every once in a while, it's nice variety but shouldn't be the standard.
For what it's worth a lot of my favorites are ventless.
Tears are for fags. Whiskers are the way to go.
Huh. I should go catch up with G-Reco then.
What if we alternated vertical half-vents?
Does it? It just looks like horizontally-aligned vents to me.
>mechs don't need to have human looking heads
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SIEG ZEON, my friend!
Vents I'm okay with. It's those hideous, tumor-like red chins that need to go.
What if i love vents but my favorite Gundam doesn't have them?
They're just a funky alignment. They're a little more angled on the kit, but not outright vertical.
3 vents with blue chin. I love breaking traditions.
High-Nu has a nice color scheme going for it but it's still another fairly stable take on the standard looks.
Good-looking, but still standard.
Now, Hi-Streamer Nu, that's breaking traditions.
I just realized that most of my favorite Gundam designs are ventless.
I love the RX-78 head design including the vent, but I hate how every new gundam seems to copy it after ZZ Gundam and all throughout the 90's and Seed and Destiny stuff. It's just so overused. I'd prefer them to try something else like the Zeta and 00 Gundam did. I liked seeing it on the Gaeon and the Neodu though because it felt like they were subverting it. The Gaeon has an LED there's no reason for it to even have vents.
The Turn A's mustache is probably my favourite though. I hate how gunpla builders keep giving him a regular faceplate.
It's not copying, like the white/red/blue color combo, it's a symbol of a gundam. You see a robot with V-fin or faceplate in an anime then you can tell "Yep, this thing is from Gundam".
Christ mate, I love the Hi-Nu but it is NOT that different from the RX-78-2. That's the main reason I love it, since it's clearly Amuro's suit.
If you really want to say something that defies the traditional gundam face (or pisses at it, whatever), you go with this one.
I like that vents are the standard, but some ventless helps keep things fresh.
Ventless with another face underneath is the best, though.
>As far as I know, most lead Gundams follow RX-78-2's exact face.
But that point, the only other lead Gundams were the Zeta and ZZ, both had different faces from the RX-78. Only the mk2 was similar.
To be fair the Unicorn only resembles a Unicorn because of his horn. Unicorns and Lions are a UK symbol of royalty so it makes some sense.
The Banshee just looks like shit because it's a dumb recolour do nut steal.
Even so they still look so similar that I'm tired of it. Or at least I was until G Reco.
>complaining about SEED and Destiny using vents when only 1 out of every 4 Gundams had them
It's actually another one of those weird things where SEED is really what made not having vents a normal thing but 00 gets credit for it.
Well, 00 putting the focus on the ventless Gundam(s) probably helps it a lot. There's 4 of them, 7 if you count the Thrones, to one Strike/ one Freedom/ M1 Astray spam in the climax arc and no other vented Gundam-types to compete with in 00S1 apart from 0 Gundam in a handful of appearances.