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Asrialys



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:01 pm Reply with quote
Haha, wow. 1984 suddenly popped into my head.

Are they denying that it still exists or that it ever existed?
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Sunday Silence



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:18 pm Reply with quote
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However, the representative acknowledged, "Since there are reports of similarities, we are currently working on modifications."


Translation: Taking a hacksaw to the base and letting it topple to the ground and cleaning it up before the park opens the next day.

Right now, the scrap is probably in a steel mill ladle in Shenyang.
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TheAncientOne



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:20 pm Reply with quote
I think we have found where the old Iraqi Information Minister is working now. Very Happy

This is getting downright comical.
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Animerican14



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:51 pm Reply with quote
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I think we have found where the old Iraqi Information Minister is working now.

This is getting downright comical.


Good sir, what drivel are you spewing that dare contradict that man? It was only one of Saddam's secret doubles that was found in a rabbit hole, and Saddam is now posing as al-Maliki, ready to pounce with the revival of the Ba'athist Party as soon as occupation forces leave! Wink

Anyway, back to the joke I was going to make on the article at hand:
In Communist China, Gundams own you.
err...
In Communist China, Orange Gundams build you?
In Communist China, Angsty Teens watch you?

Drat, can't think of any really good Russian Reversal-type jokes here...
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matrixdude



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:06 pm Reply with quote
We all know they didn't take it down, they just told news agencies to stop reporting that it's there.
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Jaymie



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:19 pm Reply with quote
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Park officials also denied the existence of the statue to the news agency Agence France-Presse.


What the hell? This is 2010. You can't just... pull stuff like that.
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John Casey



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:24 pm Reply with quote
"Nonsense! We never had a 50-foot Gundam statue located anywhere on the premises of our relatively flat-park area. These false accusations are confounded, baseless, and frankly offensive!"
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ikillchicken



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:48 pm Reply with quote
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Park officials also denied the existence of the statue to the news agency Agence France-Presse.


Continued the park officials: "What 50 ft statue? There's never been any statues! STATUES ARE A MYTH!!!"
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Sailor S





PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:03 am Reply with quote
Silly China and their inferiority complex. First it's 15 meters, then I suppose someone mentioned how Japan's was 18, so naturally they changed the listing to 20 meters. I'm surprised they took it down. China has never given a damn about copyright law, so I'm not sure what Sotsu would have been able to do even if China had copied the Gundam down to the smallest detail.
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Emerje



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:05 am Reply with quote
ikillchicken wrote:
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Park officials also denied the existence of the statue to the news agency Agence France-Presse.


Continued the park officials: "What 50 ft statue? There's never been any statues! STATUES ARE A MYTH!!!"


i.e. China rejects our reality and substitutes their own.

You just had to bring up "myths"...

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DuelLadyS



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:08 am Reply with quote
Note to self: Visit Bootleg-Land if I ever go to China.

Preferably more than once, becuase anything I saw the first time will likely 'never have been there' the second. Laughing
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The Xenos



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:00 pm Reply with quote
Wow. That is the largest Chinese bootleg figure ever!
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Cheesecracker



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:27 pm Reply with quote
When did they start caring about infringement?

Intellectual Property? What's that?

Maybe they are learning? No cookie yet.
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Nerv1



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:30 pm Reply with quote
"Its an original design" I couldn't stop laughing after I read that.
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stryker65



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:26 pm Reply with quote
Technically IT IS AN ORIGINAL DESIGN. They just forgot to mention it wasn't theirs and they didn't come up with it. Twisted Evil
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