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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

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    I always thought P-Bandai was just rehashes.

    I get fan boys get defensive with their obsessions. But this topic is LITERALLY, What do YOU think was the biggest mistake Bandai did.

    Not, B**** about what people don't like about Bandai topic.

    Bandai will continue to abuse the P-Bandai line because of narrow minded fans will continue to support them regardless.
    Settle down scooter no reason to get defensive. It's your own fault that you don't understand the reason behind p-bandai, but I guess people like you would prefer they didn't make certain kits at all. Simply because your to cheap to pay a few extra bucks to a 3rd party seller.

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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

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    Garbage bags for joint covers and tubing on some kits.
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    Aslo for some variants id greatly prefer to see parts kits instead of whole kits. like the water slide decals and just the parts you need to make the stock unit into the custom. and id like to see 1/100 weapons kits released to. but i know its a pipe dream.

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    bandai kits are awesome quality and cutting edge tech when it comes to the kits themselves. my problem with with the marketing department and who ever calls the shots on what kits are being ame and when reprints happen. also i got a PC and typeing this is killing me. lol first PC ive had sense highschool.

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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    It is really hard to narrow it down to the BIGGEST mistake that Bandai EVER made. I keep thinking of stuff, but it sounds more like, "something I don't like, or something I want, or don't understand why they do this or that." Those are not mistakes those are personal reasons and feelings. As for a big mistake. (I look at this from a business stand point) I think business wise the big mistake they did was the way they released or introduced Gundam to the west. They started with Wing! WTF. Then went to G-Fighter Gundam. Now as much as I personally like both shows, G-Fighter Gundam better than wing, but after G-Fighter Gundam we got nothing. I think they let toon-nami show "The 008th Team" but if I remember right it was late at night, so the younger kids missed out on that one. And they wonder why the sales of the wing kits were dismal. The US had no real background of the origins of Gundam or what it really was. It was just a cool giant robot show for some kids at the time, and a relatively boring one at times as well.
    So the bad initial foot print on the US at the start was a snafu for Bandai.


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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    Quote Originally Posted by gundammonkey View Post
    It is really hard to narrow it down to the BIGGEST mistake that Bandai EVER made. I keep thinking of stuff, but it sounds more like, "something I don't like, or something I want, or don't understand why they do this or that." Those are not mistakes those are personal reasons and feelings. As for a big mistake. (I look at this from a business stand point) I think business wise the big mistake they did was the way they released or introduced Gundam to the west. They started with Wing! WTF. Then went to G-Fighter Gundam. Now as much as I personally like both shows, G-Fighter Gundam better than wing, but after G-Fighter Gundam we got nothing. I think they let toon-nami show "The 008th Team" but if I remember right it was late at night, so the younger kids missed out on that one. And they wonder why the sales of the wing kits were dismal. The US had no real background of the origins of Gundam or what it really was. It was just a cool giant robot show for some kids at the time, and a relatively boring one at times as well.
    So the bad initial foot print on the US at the start was a snafu for Bandai.
    But then again, this was how Bandai was initially going to introduce Gundam to the west...


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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    I finally got the bleach out of my eyes from seeing that a few months ago and here you are bringing that pile of crap out again. BTW that was going to be released after Wing had already aired, but either way ...MY EYES MY GOD MY EYES! I'M BLIND AGAIN!


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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    Um no it was Bandai forcing the airing of 0079 that killed Gundam on Toonami. It made the week day ratings tank, and forced Toonami to become a Saturday evening only line up. This only hurt the viewership even more because most people weren't home, or watching TV at the time. Which lead to the death of Toonami, and severely hurt the airing of Gundam Seed which was a hit in Canada by comparison.

    Add in the popular kits were hard to find, while they'd have ten Z'goks in every Walmart, and it was clear the marketing department, and the manufacturing side had no idea what they were doing.
    "What do you mean it's OUT OF STOCK/BACK-ORDERED!?!?!"

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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWhiteWolfofSolomon View Post
    Um no it was Bandai forcing the airing of 0079 that killed Gundam on Toonami. It made the week day ratings tank, and forced Toonami to become a Saturday evening only line up. This only hurt the viewership even more because most people weren't home, or watching TV at the time. Which lead to the death of Toonami, and severely hurt the airing of Gundam Seed which was a hit in Canada by comparison.

    Add in the popular kits were hard to find, while they'd have ten Z'goks in every Walmart, and it was clear the marketing department, and the manufacturing side had no idea what they were doing.
    True I forgot about Seed. Sorry. I remember seeing tons of the toys in Walmart, hell I bought every one I could find. But as for Model kits I found the HG Tall Geese and that was it.(And that kit SUCKED!!!!) But like I said it was a bad business decision, it was like they went into it only half halfheartedly and did not think it thru. Either way THAT was what I think was their BIG F**ing mistake. Yet again Japan underestimated the sleeping Giant that is the US, they didn't learn the first time around. LOL


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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    I concur with both gundammonkey and TheWhiteWolfofSolomon, Bandai's and Sunrise's biggest mistake was introducing their new and young American Gundam fanbase to the old and dated Mobile Suit Gundam. Another miscue were the Gundam video games Bandai and Sunrise had released in the West. There were some good titles (Federation vs. Zeon, Zeonic Front), sure, but a lot of them were shovel-ware crap.
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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    The games were fine, except they were pushing 3+ years from there Japanese release dates, so they looked like current cheap games, versus the quality they had with there original competition. It was like launching final fantasy 8 for the PS1, after having released FF10 on the PS2.
    "What do you mean it's OUT OF STOCK/BACK-ORDERED!?!?!"

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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    I'm in the small boat where i was glad that Bandai pulled out of America lol Most of the "community" is just toxic.


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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squee View Post
    I'm in the small boat where i was glad that Bandai pulled out of America lol Most of the "community" is just toxic.
    While I do agree with you (to a point) some of the people are a little to high and mighty in this community, I'm still glad that we do get something. Like we got OO, The Origins, Thunderbolt, and Orphans. So I'm happy for the little we do get.


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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    The Japanese Anime Community is hands down the most toxic thing for anime in general.

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    Re: What do you think was the biggest mistake ever made by Bandai?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squee View Post
    I'm in the small boat where i was glad that Bandai pulled out of America lol Most of the "community" is just toxic.

    Can you explain? Where are you based?

    Gundams having a come back in the USA regardless. It's been very slow coming, but I for one now have two comic shops and b&n stocking kits near me, so there's obviously some demand.


 

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