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#1 peter

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

I did a quick search, didn't find anything on this, so apologies if it's been posted before:

http://sankei.jp.msn...12240001-n1.htm

http://www.youtube.c...im1to-alnw#t=0s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm71XMaC2Ik&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxhyqiy9IBI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Rxa5wTQGA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuT4P70jNNk&feature=related

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:36 PM

Christ man, you'd have to be wealthy like Kevin Flynn just to buy it...

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:20 AM

Do the 55k include your personal chiropractor?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:08 AM

kinda cook, in that ooh-like-right-out-of-the-movie kind of way.

looks damned uncomfortable, though.

ed: LOL, "now just relax, Mr. Anderson, and try to breathe deeply..."

Edited by reddsun1, 28 February 2012 - 05:09 AM.


#5 Graham

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:13 PM

It's actually pretty hideous IMO. I far prefer the designs from the orginal movie.

And I bet it can't turn for shit.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

honestly, it gets a lot of the details, but it completely misses the fundamental shape of the legacy light cycle.

btw, the new light cycles are also much truer to Syd Mead's original design than the final version used in the 1982 movie.

http://filmsketchr.b...lped-shape.html

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:14 PM

honestly, it gets a lot of the details, but it completely misses the fundamental shape of the legacy light cycle.

btw, the new light cycles are also much truer to Syd Mead's original design than the final version used in the 1982 movie.

http://filmsketchr.b...lped-shape.html


Syd Mead....is he still credited as the guy who single-handedly almost derailed the entire Gundam franchise?

Edited by reddsun1, 29 February 2012 - 01:14 PM.


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:28 PM

Reminds me of a double-headed ratchet spanner.........LOL!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:55 PM

Syd Mead....is he still credited as the guy who single-handedly almost derailed the entire Gundam franchise?


Sorry for the OT, but I've never heard this before. Can you fill me in as to why he almost derailed the whole franchise, I'd like to know!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:03 PM

Sorry for the OT, but I've never heard this before. Can you fill me in as to why he almost derailed the whole franchise, I'd like to know!

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He did mecha design for Turn-A Gundam. Specifically, the title mech.

Apparently, making a Gundam with a moustache counts as derailing the franchise.
As opposed to making a bunch of vapid prettyboys driving super robots and playing war while spouting a bunch of inane, hopelessly naive, pseudo-philosophical drivel, which is A-OK!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

Syd Mead....is he still credited as the guy who single-handedly almost derailed the entire Gundam franchise?


by derail you mean contributing the most striking and original piece of design work ever associated with the Gundam franchise, then yes, that was him.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

Man, I'm not really into Gundam, but that has got to be one of the the ugliest mechs I have ever seen, haha! The moustache, haha, does it move when the pilot speaks through the loudspeakers?

Anyway, back to the bikes...they look pretty cool. Probably super uncomfortable to ride, but hey, at least there's a company that's making these dreams come true.

Kaneda's bike has been "in the making" for so long and there still hasn't been a decent replica out there yet. Some have come close, but there are so few out there trying. Maybe this bike will spark an interest in making more tv/movie/anime replicas?

Edited by peter, 01 March 2012 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

Man, I'm not really into Gundam, but that has got to be one of the the ugliest mechs I have ever seen, haha! The moustache, haha, does it move when the pilot speaks through the loudspeakers?


No, but when the pilot turns evil, he uses the Gundam's finger to twirl the mustache............really!

(No, just kidding).

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:13 PM

Isnt hot toys releasing one later this month

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:23 PM

Apparently, making a Gundam with a moustache counts as derailing the franchise.

So he also did g-gundam?

As opposed to making a bunch of vapid prettyboys driving super robots and playing war while spouting a bunch of inane, hopelessly naive, pseudo-philosophical drivel, which is A-OK!

You just described just about every gundam series made after 1998.

on topic. looks awesome but probably rides like crap. also how do you service it and how expensive are the tires.

Edited by BeyondTheGrave, 02 March 2012 - 10:25 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

A guy I know got to ride one of these. Said the bike was total garbage. He said he wouldn't trade his Yamaha Raider or his new Vmax for one ever.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:02 AM

Yeah, I don't think these things were designed to compete with established road bikes that are in production. These are a rich person's novelty toy, nothing more. I seriously doubt anyone who shells out $50,000 is thinking they're gonna get much performance out of these.

Still, if I had wads of money, I'd get one. I'd also commission a life size Valk to put in my backyard.....like the Gundam in Odaiba.

Edited by peter, 05 March 2012 - 12:03 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:44 AM

You just described just about every gundam series made after 1998.

Did I? Funny coincidence there. ;)


On-topic, I really do like the aesthetics of Tron: Legacy. Though I wouldn't be caught dead driving that bike.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:15 AM

. I'd also commission a life size Valk to put in my backyard.....like the Gundam in Odaiba.


Oh yeah,,, but the bike,, id commission a more accurate one

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:40 AM

They'll have my attention when someone builds a decent looking MOSPEADA Cyclone. Until then.... <_<

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:24 PM

They'll have my attention when someone builds a decent looking MOSPEADA Cyclone. Until then.... <_<


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