>Sunrise never cares if an anime flops in sales, all that matters are the gunpla sales.
Exactly. Because they are retarded. That's precisely what I'm complaining about.
Gundam - real Gundam - prints money. Let's leave the quality of SEED aside for now and look at the sales of Gundam series from the last decade (averages):
SEED - 68,734 (#5th best selling anime of all time)
SEED Destiny - 58,589 (#8th best selling anime of all time)
00 S1 - 39,352 (#23rd best selling anime of all time)
00 S2 - 34,601 (#32nd best selling anime of all time)
These results are outrageously good. Not to mention Unicorn sells over 150,000 units per volume (at a pretty high price, not to mention those 150k refer to Japan only and Unicorn is relased simultaneously all over the world, really).
What happens next? Sunrise makes AGE, it flops and they proceed to complain 'IT'S OVER, GUNDAM IS FINISHED, LET'S JUST FUCKING SELL GUNPLA'. How can they be so retarded?
I don't know how much they make thanks to gunpla sales but it's pocket change compared to what they could make with new UC series (and again, there's so much to adapt it's not even funny, I think CDA would sell like hotcakes by the sole virtue of having 'Char' in it's title).