More Panzer stuff!

#1

First off, if you weren’t at GDC last week, Yukio Futatsugi and Kentaro Yoshida did a “postmortem” on Panzer Dragoon.

I haven’t found any videos yet, and the official GDC video when uploaded will require a subscription ($550 US, ouch!) BUT, I have found this:

A series of tweets that covers a number of the slides from the presentation.

Secondly, there were a couple of interviewers that met with the guys while they were in town, articles here:

Lastly, I Thought you’d like to see a couple newer Panzer Dragoon items I’ve acquired. Hopefully with the re-releases we’ll see a few more official Panzer products, too!

^ this is an imgur gallery, all pictures are in there.

Item 1: Made by a company called Smiral and sold exclusively through a partnership with SEGA at Tsutaya.
It’s an acrylic Panzer Dragoon diorama! 3 pictures: , front-on, angled with US penny for scale, and the packaging which some may find helpful to track down their own.

Item 2: Picture 4 is a handmade Azel sculpt I’ve been trying to get my hands on for about 5 years now. The artist has a deviant art page that I don’t think has been updated in quite a long time and I even managed to track down their ebay account but they never replied. Then one day I saw it for sale so I snatched it up right away. It’s hand made, hand painted and although the artist claims it’s “one of a kind” I’m 100% positive there are at least 2 on the planet. There’s just no way to tell how many he’s made, really. Unfortunate the way the artist acts, but the art itself is quite nice.

And item 3 is one I’ve been searching for a LONG time. Finally got my hands on a limited edition Orta Xbox! I cleaned it up a little bit after I took my picture, got rid of a lot of the scuff marks.

My collection is nearly complete!

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#2

Really interesting slides from GDC. I imagine there’s a lot of new details we can find buried in this talk to pick up further information about the history of the games. I liked the part about Futatsugi being traumatised whenever he sees a PSX controller.

I like your photos as well. It would be great to get these onto the site at some point (where there’s gaps in our collection).

#3

That acrylic Panzer Dragoon diorama…Is there anywhere else you can buy this? It’s so cool!

#4

The talk was covered in Famitsu:

#5

Legaia,

Unfortunately pretty much all the information I have about the little acrylic guys is already posted. I know there was also a Space Harrier acrylic thing made, too. I’ve got that, too so I can snap a picture if you want.

Solo,

I’m glad the stuff I’ve posted here made it onto the front page at PDL, kinda bummed I wasn’t mentioned for gathering all the info. :frowning:

#6

Normally we don’t credit for just sharing links, but full contributions, e.g. a full news entry or picture.

The time consuming part for me is putting all this content into a comprehensive, well edited news entry, and I would certainly welcome any contributions to the site like the update I posted (which would of course be linked to the contributor’s profile).

#7

The video of the presentation is now online and FREE.

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