I almost forgot about the hairspray flamethower vs model kit. (it was the 80's everyone had spray)
Looks like the Gundam craze is catching. My Dad wants one for his birthday. Was telling him about the quality of the engineering and as an engineer himself it was too tempting for him to not have one of his own. The upside is now my neice can build hers with Grandpa while he builds his. Love it when a plan comes together!
And it will stop him playing C&C III on his computer which revs his heart up too much with all the adrenaline. If he has a heart attack at work and pops his clogs they will be at a loose end explaining why one of their cheif engineers had death by RTS when he should of been doing R&D.