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  1. Overall, I think it looks pretty nice. But I'm still disappointed by the lack of an open left hand. I wonder how the open hand from the build fighter option set would look...

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    1. And the open hands from HD Gunpla Builder Part EFSF Hands kit too.

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    2. I think it'll look way better. The detailed style of the Builders Parts would mesh pretty well with the Origin aesthetic.

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  2. Why Bandai? You could make more money by making it regular release

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    1. No, they wouldn't. For those unaware, the MG GM Sniper Custom performed horridly at Japanese retail with shops having to put significant discounts in order to make the product move. With their fingers burnt on the previous iteration, the supply chain is going to be very wary of an HG.

      In general, I should add that Bandai actually have a very good idea about how well P-Bandai kits move. Customers, after all, are ordering directly from them. Despite how you may feel differently, your argument doesn't hold much water in the face of solid, direct customer data.

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    2. I'd argue that this is an HG and by design is considerably cheaper to produce than a MG kit- even with its P-Bandai price tag its half the price of the MG kit, and it shares 80% of its parts with the GM Guard Custom unlike the MG kit which deviated quite a bit from the MG GM 2.0.

      Regardless, its kinda moot at this point. I just feel the GM Sniper deserves better.

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    3. In all fairness, as cool as the kit is, the MG GM Sniper Custom was.... kinda unexpected.

      The only release that's making me side-eye Bandai right now is the Pixie. That thing is on its fourth batch of preorders already!

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    4. The Zaku Cannon Test Type and Gyan Krieger went to four as well. The Nacht was only two. But part of what drives this is FOMO. Customers are more inclined to hold back on their purchases and wait for sales without incentives.

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    5. I'm gonna be honest though the hg gm sniper custom (origin ver.) look better than the MG, and a lot didn't get it because the design was ugly (which in my opinion isn't, but I still prefer the many redesigns), so there probably was a higher chance of people getting this instead

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  3. I think Bandai's loguc goes like this. "P-Bandai uses two tone print on boxes and manual. Regular ones has full color and adverts in the sides as well as a halfly full/collored manual. That is more expensive".

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    1. Actually, if you saw the Derringer leak with respect to the Woundwort, you'd see the stated reasons are often that having something Limited Edition in Japan drives additional sales and that having direct order information from customers allows them to avoid retail overstock.

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  4. I think the reason Bandai releases this kit as a p-bandai simply because it doesn't have many (or any) appearances in Origin MSD manga. GM guard custom on the other hand, featured on the latest chapter hence released as retail kit.

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  5. Man, if that's true, I think Japanese Gundam fan (or maybe just the overall market) should appreciate this design and any other msv design way more.

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    1. Well, they certainly appreciated it a lot more on the P-Bandai store. First run sold out in two days.

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