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Snapping Turtle (Ypsilon)

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Haha, cute scale pic

It's actually very interesting to look at these things, because you get a sense of how ridiculously huge Gundam mechs are. I think that maybe Tomino didn't quite know how long a "meter" was...

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Posted by RobotBastard on 13 November, 2009 - 19:48
It was actually the sponsors

It was actually the sponsors at Clover who wanted a larger robot. They wanted 50 meters so in the end Tomino compromised at 20 meters.

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Posted by VF5SS on 13 November, 2009 - 22:20
Question: what is the point

Question: what is the point of those panels that rest on the front of the shins, and then fold under the feet?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 November, 2009 - 21:08
They're the aquatic-use

They're the aquatic-use geared version of standard VOTOM land roller systems. This type works on land, but they work much better when submersed. Normal terrain types are the opposite, and don't work too well in the swampy/river environment that the arc they appear in takes place in. Which is why Chirico had to end up using a Marshydog instead of a Scopedog while on Kummen.

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Posted by Mike on 13 November, 2009 - 21:38
So-- wait, what are they

So-- wait, what are they for? I don't know VOTOMS terminology since I've never seen it before.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 November, 2009 - 22:23
they let it go vroom

they let it go vroom vroom

in water

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Posted by VF5SS on 14 November, 2009 - 00:00
Ohh. So, it's a

Ohh. So, it's a skating-across-water hovercraft-type effect?

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 14 November, 2009 - 00:51
IN water, actually. Unless

IN water, actually. Unless I'm having some major, unnoticed strokes, and I've lost the portion of my memory pertaining to VOTOMS.

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Posted by Mike on 14 November, 2009 - 02:31
The thing you use to post

The thing you use to post these messages is attached to the internet.

Why don't you try google.

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Posted by VF5SS on 14 November, 2009 - 07:44
Well, at first, I didn't

Well, at first, I didn't know what they were. No help there.

Then I searched "VOTOMS water", "VOTOMS battle", "VOTOMS fight", and "VOTOMS underwater". And all I get is the opening credits more-or-less each time.

I need to refine my search a little more, and then I'll have it.

Is that okay? ;)
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 14 November, 2009 - 14:31
ROLL

Try searching for Votoms rollerskates. Because that's basically the idea.

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 14 November, 2009 - 16:10
The side with the picture of

The side with the picture of Ypsilon is the side with the English VOTOMS logo.

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Posted by kidnicky on 14 November, 2009 - 07:49
Heavy Gear

In case anyone doesn't know, Dream Pod 9's "Heavy Gear" basically uses VOTOMS mechs as its central characters. I think someone described it as "the mecha from Votoms in the world from Dougram".

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Posted by RobotBastard on 14 November, 2009 - 18:15
Box Art

I definitely love the striking illustrations & text designs Shin Ueda had put into the box art of this toy. Ueda must've been influenced by the American pulp-style comics that was standarzied from the 1930s to 1950s.

It would've been interesting if he made a pulp American style Votoms mini-manga that came with the toy.

-R78

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Posted by Rodimus78 on 17 November, 2009 - 13:49
 
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