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MG Banshee Ver Ka; Regular Release
Topic Started: Dec 25 2017, 02:10 AM (1,106 Views)
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Now this is a headscratcher.

http://www.taghobby.com/archives/248376
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ZEE
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I can't even be bothered to keep track of all these Unicorn variants anymore.
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tetsujin
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Dec 25 2017, 02:10 AM
Now this is a headscratcher.

http://www.taghobby.com/archives/248376
Absence of "Armed Armor" and inclusion of decals seems like a win to me...
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kajnrig
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Wouldn't all of these same parts be included on the Banshee Norn MG? (If there is one. I similarly can't be bothered to remember all the variants, regular or P-Bandai.)
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tetsujin
Dec 25 2017, 01:21 PM
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Dec 25 2017, 02:10 AM
Now this is a headscratcher.

http://www.taghobby.com/archives/248376
Absence of "Armed Armor" and inclusion of decals seems like a win to me...
This is the exact same as the previous (Bandai Online Shop) Ver.KA Banshee... except a yellow frame instead of green.
http://dalong.net/review/mg/m155b/m155b_p.htm


edit. The only regular release for Banshee is the MG with the Armed Armor BS/VC (as it appear in it's OVA debut.) The Ver KA Final Battle, Banshee Norn and Banshee Norn Final Battle Version are all online exclusives.
Personally I Don't see why anyone would buy this when the Norn includes all the parts, markings + parts for the 'lion mane' and the Armed DE shield.
Edited by Kiske, Dec 25 2017, 08:08 PM.
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I see its main selling point being cheaper than the other MG Banshee kits. It's significantly cheaper than buying the Norn. This is pretty much a p-bandai item though, I can't imagine that many people that are even aware the Novel version is just a recolored Unicorn with a different V-Fin. hmmmah I wonder if they will add a purple decal for the goatee.
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I'm honestly surprised there isn't a retail option for MG Banshee Norn.
I can get it in all other scales but its P-Bandai in MG for some reason.
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Dec 25 2017, 08:04 PM
Personally I Don't see why anyone would buy this when the Norn includes all the parts, markings + parts for the 'lion mane' and the Armed DE shield.


For me personally, it's kind of like the situation with the Astrays. They made all these variants with flight packs and giant transforming buster swords and so on, stuff that might do well in GBWC if it weren't an official design, but really all I want is the beam rifle and shield. The extra junk isn't a bad thing if it really is just extra junk, but if they leave out the fundamentals (as they did with the regular-release MG Banshee) that'd be a problem for me.

So on the one hand it's even more of "just a recolor" than the OVA version that comes with Big Action Figure Claw Hand Thingy and Fin Funnel For Some Reason... On the other hand, if I were to build a Banshee, this is the version I'd want to build.
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Dec 25 2017, 09:11 PM
It's significantly cheaper than buying the Norn.
By a measly 500 yen. Even less when you add in the usual 20% off online retailer discounts.
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MG Banshee is 5500 Yen
MG Banshee Norn is 6480 Yen (because it's through the P-bandai shop you end up having to pay JP 8% sales tax)

MG Banshee Ver. Ka is 5000 yen.

It's cheaper by over 1000.
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Why was the norn a p bandai, and this isn't?
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Dec 26 2017, 12:00 AM
MG Banshee is 5500 Yen
MG Banshee Norn is 6480 Yen (because it's through the P-bandai shop you end up having to pay JP 8% sales tax)
My bad, I was referring to the original Banshee. This is the exact same kit with the unique accessories swapped out for those that already existing on the Unicorn. You could literally make this kit as is if you already have an old Unicorn and Banshee, with the only thing missing being the decals.

I don't see how this is more worthy of selling than the Norn when it comes with nothing new.
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Dec 26 2017, 06:28 PM
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Dec 26 2017, 12:00 AM
MG Banshee is 5500 Yen
MG Banshee Norn is 6480 Yen (because it's through the P-bandai shop you end up having to pay JP 8% sales tax)
My bad, I was referring to the original Banshee. This is the exact same kit with the unique accessories swapped out for those that already existing on the Unicorn. You could literally make this kit as is if you already have an old Unicorn and Banshee, with the only thing missing being the decals.
So, this kit is, what, 5500 yen cheaper than the alternate solution you suggest?
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^You would have a point, if the MG Banshee wasn't already released almost 6 years ago, giving people plenty of time and opportunities to buy that particular design.

Not to mention the countless P-Bandai variants released since that make this kit already redundant as-is.
Edited by Zip, Dec 26 2017, 08:49 PM.
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Why now though?
Now you see, what you did wrong there was read the comment section on GG.
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Dec 26 2017, 08:48 PM
^You would have a point, if the MG Banshee wasn't already released almost 6 years ago, giving people plenty of time and opportunities to buy that particular design.
The OVA version that ripped off Shen Long EW's awful claw gimmick? I guess it'd do until they come up with a version that includes Blue Frame's Tactical Arms, or a Build Fighters version. Maybe they could include the Chair Striker and put a Petitgguy on its back.

I'm not saying this is the most exciting release ever, but with all this GBWC-bait floating around I appreciate a release with slightly more restraint.

..."restraint" I guess means it transforms to reveal its glowing inner frame, but an unfolding lion mane or a big claw hand is clearly crossing the line. :)
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Hmmmah doesn't seem like it will have purple chin or under eye :(
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Dec 27 2017, 03:58 AM
Hmmmah doesn't seem like it will have purple chin or under eye :(
The gold bit above the eyes are the incorrect, undersized shape still too.

Is is using the earlier Ver. KA leg pieces that caused everyone to complain when it couldn't bend it's knee?

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Dec 27 2017, 01:02 PM
Is is using the earlier Ver. KA leg pieces that caused everyone to complain when it couldn't bend it's knee?
I was wondering that, too. I'm not quite familiar enough with the parts to eyeball it. But they didn't use the old leg parts on the Full Armor Unicorn ver. Ka, right? So I figured probably they wouldn't be using them here either. I don't think they dared look back after that decision was made.

Taking a look... I'm pretty sure it's the newer parts. Can't say for sure though.
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I think the previously released kits included the old leg parts in the box but don't call for them to be used. Could very well be wrong, though. There's a lot of confusing what comes with what going on with the Unicorns.
Edited by kajnrig, Dec 27 2017, 06:24 PM.
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oh I know why the chin isn't purple anymore. Katoki retconned his own artwork. The Banshee lineart in the Ver. Ka manual no longer has it purple
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