Bootleg Gundam: Dragon Momoko Taiwan vs TT Hongli China

Recently there is ruckus about this KNOCK OFF / BOOTLEG Gundam Deathscythe EW made by a company named “Dragon Momoko“. It appears that this company is from Taiwan. And rumors says that Dragon Momoko is a subsidiary of Bandai with the goal to eliminate the TT HONGLI knockoff in the Gunpla world. So in short, this is a fight of knock-offs! I wonder what will be the outcome of this…


**** Just to be clear, we do not support bootleg kits in general. ****


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I have here the pictures of the so-called Gundam Deathscythe EW of Dragon Momoko and I would say that they are indeed better than TT Hongli‘s MG version in general (nope TTH does not have this DS EW version).

Somebody who claims to already have built the kit says that the quality is better than TTH brand and that articulation, panel lines and frame are about 99%  Bandai-like. Nothing mentioned about the decals though…


Anyway, here are the pictures for your references… Let us just hope this is indeed BANDAI’s solution to the bootleg problem


Let us know what you think…..


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  • Gatling Undergun

    this is not impossible nowadays. dont based on both company ends. technology is very flexible to everyone! this means many manufacturer of plastic making machines is flexible to sell to everyone and specially these machine is capable to remold plastics as close with other gunpla products. its like “if you want to make cars we have machines that can create cars, if you want to create a book we also a machine for it, you to make gundam we also have that kind of machine.”

    for the issue of this DM brand is the alter company of “B brand”, this is a very dangerous move, if it is true. why? let us assume that the rumors is true “”B brand” has an alter ego of DM to bust the TTH”

    since most of here said it  has a good quality they will prefer to buy this DM brand (Dragon Momoko). granted they successfully bust out the TTH still B brand will loose because people will look for the DM instead of the B brand. and if the strategy is to pull out the DM to get back the market from the B brand this is impossible because TTH is still in the market.

    in market industry it is difficult if you are loosing to the ranking in the market but still you are in the market.

    • naleoning

      nice point of argument you have there sir… I have to agree with what you are saying….

  • dandycabrera

    time to get one of these to compare and discuss!

    • naleoning

      will only get this to practice my painting skills :p

  • Test

    looking accurate doesnt mean that it is made or its parent company is bandai, remember, when tt hongli first came out, it also sparked the same idea by many, that idea is just another excuse for bandai elitists in buying these chinese goods like the MC hinu brand.

    • naleoning

      owned/handled by bandai or not, this is still bootleg.. and they are pricey if you ask me… better to stick with original bandai products. But we cannot deny the fact that this Taiwanese version is nicely done. Besides, rumors will be rumors unless proven… 

  • Jet Peñafuerte

    But seriously though, if Bandai wants to solve their bootleg, they should drop the prices on their kits.

    • naleoning

      I agree… but the only thing that makes it expensive is import tax and shipping. besides, gundam kits are still cheaper than those marvel/DC figures (good ones)… 

      • urnamok

        i think this guy sees the root of all this discussion….may talino ka tsong hehehe

  • ‘Chabons Flores

    wow maybe ill buy one of this hehe just for the fun of it.. maybe it they complete the line would be nice LOL

    • naleoning

      haha I will try it too if my budget permits… but usually bootlegs are priced at 1k – 1.5k so adding a few more bucks can give you a Bandai DS EW for 1.8k the cheapest… If only they were priced below 1k….

  • naleoning

    if this is Dragon is under Bandai, then it feels like you bought Bandai with manufacturing defects (less quality materials) for half the price! don’t you agree?

    • Spiderbeef Natividad

      knockoff knockout

  • dandycabrera

    where in manila can I grab one of these?

    • naleoning

      i do not know yet… will update you when I find out….

  • Jet Peñafuerte

    Soooo Bandai started a company to make knock-offs of their products to compete with TT Hongli for the best knock-off maker. Sounds so Inception-y.

    • Spiderbeef Natividad

      need more layers! LOL

      • naleoning

        how many levels deep? hahah

  • Chum

    Looks good. Saan kayo nakakuha nito sir? :D

    • naleoning

      most probably sa divisoria, pero wala pa news about dito eh… will update you pag may nalaman ako….

  • shalala

    it looks indeed better that the TT HONGLI crap :))

    • naleoning

      yuh…. the panel lines were indeed clean…

      • Lifeforce17

        Correct..i hope you can get the info soon…hehehehehe!!