Monday, 21 May 2018

Heavy Gear Japan


Heavy Gear is big in Japan, which is like selling coal to Newcastle, given that Dream Pod 9s game was inspired by the VOTOMS show. Though modern Japanese mecha were  arguably inspired by Heinlein's Starship Troopers. And you know what, it's all good.

People who get uptight over cultural appropriation forget that cultural appropriation has led to such wonderful things like mecha, and of course the great British Indian curry tradition of Chicken Tikka Masala.

Anyway, I found this poster in Japanese for the game and just had to share. It's good to see that there's a growing community of modellers and players over there too.


  1. I like it ! As for cultural appropriation people mix and match and have been doing it since way B.C. , open a history book and you'll see that. On my dad's side, Welsh, Irish, and Cherokee, on my Mom's side, Dutch, English, Irish, and Iroquois...and my kids are all that and half Korean. I'm for cultural conglomeration....)

    1. Sounds like you have the best of all things. Love to you and yours.

  2. People who engineer outrage over things like cultural appropriation when there are real troubles in the world in most cases aren't worth worrying about IMO. I didn't know Chicken Tikka Masala was British Indian! Although I prefer the beef variant myself, the sauce is delicious.

    1. Made to satisfy the British palate by the Indian chefs.


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