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  • Backstories don't matter at all

    4 30.77%
  • To some degree

    4 30.77%
  • I care about the stories, but I make exceptions

    5 38.46%
  • I don't buy unfamiliar gunpla

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    [Poll] How much does lore matter to your gunpla purchases?

    How much does familiarity in the backstory of a mech play a part in your purchase?

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    Re: [Poll] How much does lore matter to your gunpla purchases?

    I used to care, but if i like a design i don't hold the story against it, i.e. not huge into gundam seed but love the designs. Some kits i don't mind doing custom work, but some i feel its a bit sacrilegious to custom paint, like not keeping a blue destiny blue, etc.


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    Re: [Poll] How much does lore matter to your gunpla purchases?

    As a tech junkie, I know where every suit comes from, so that's not an issue. My determining purchase factors are if I like the design, and price. Honestly, they're models, and enjoying their appearances and engineering have nothing to do with storylines.
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    Re: [Poll] How much does lore matter to your gunpla purchases?

    I mostly stick to designs I know and love when making Gunpla purchases, but occasionally I will buy something from a series I haven't seen or dislike (Age, IBO, G-Reco).

    As Squee mentioned, it does feel weird and a bit "off" to custom paint certain Gunpla. For instance, the Strike Rouge or Blue Destiny or most of the Build Fighters stuff, since those are already customized Gunpla designs.

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    Re: [Poll] How much does lore matter to your gunpla purchases?

    I buy gunpla from timeline i'm familiar with, and in my case it's UC, from the Origin to Unicorn. Altough cool factor also played part as shown with my MG SF.

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    Re: [Poll] How much does lore matter to your gunpla purchases?

    I let my issue of “must have the complete set” get in the way at first. When I collect things I try to get the whole collection. So for example all the seed and seed destiny or all of “08th team. But I soon just started to just get what I like. I could really care less about the storyline it comes from. But I still like my sets. GP01,02, and 03 and the Dendrobium. But I have cut myself off for a bit.


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    Re: [Poll] How much does lore matter to your gunpla purchases?

    I just buy things that look good to me.




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    Re: [Poll] How much does lore matter to your gunpla purchases?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Tropen MS-09D View Post
    I just buy things that look good to me.
    X2 I buy kits based on design and person taste. How ever, there are some series that made me like certain MS designs.

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    Re: [Poll] How much does lore matter to your gunpla purchases?

    Shows that I have seen do have higher priority when it comes to buying Gunpla.

    However, whether I like a show or not has no bearing on if I buy its Gunpla. For example, as much as I disliked both G or SEED, I still bought a bunch of Gunpla from them because I liked the mobile suits on their own merit. This applies both ways as I adore 00 but I've bought very little Gunpla from that series as I thought it had some of the weakest mech design in the entire franchise.


 

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