Mobile Suit Breakdown is creating Podcasts
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patrons

$665
per month
Hi! We're Nina and Thom, and we want you to watch Gundam with us.

Mobile Suit Breakdown is a weekly podcast analyzing Gundam - from 1979 to today. One new fan and one lifelong fanatic provide an episode-by-episode companion guide to the sprawling franchise that is both accessible to new fans watching Gundam for the first time AND deep enough to help long-time Gundam fans see their favorite show in a new light. We are going to cover every single episode, movie, and short (more than 400 solid hours of anime!) in the order they were made.

But we don't just talk about the episodes. We research the real-world science, history, culture, series lore, and production staff drama from the mega-franchise's humble beginnings 40 years ago through to the present day. We dive deep into colonies and characterizations, film influences and fashion trends, sponsor interference, artistic rivalries, gender, war, and much much more. We share what we find and the questions that still keep us up at night. Plus we bring in special guest hosts like physicists, combat choreographers, voice actors, and Gundam lore experts to share their unique perspectives on Gundam.

We want your ideas and perspectives, too. We want to be a place where Gundam fans new, old, and not-yet can share their deep thoughts and ask their hard questions. 

The work we do is time consuming and it's just the two of us. We do all the research, writing, recording, editing, publishing, and promotion for Mobile Suit Breakdown ourselves, and a single episode can take thirty hours or more of work from each of us. We love it, but we need your help to keep doing it.  

Gundam is not all good, but it's wild, deep, and vast - and worth exploring! Let us be your guide, and let's get lost together. 


Tiers
Haro (Haro! Haro!)
$1 or more per month

You're friendly, kind, 40cm in diameter, and you just want everyone to be genki. You want to support Mobile Suit Breakdown and keep us rolling along happily. 


What you get:

  •  Our endless gratitude, plus a "thank you" shout out on the podcast!
  • Eligible for all our incredible seasonal Gundam giveaways!
  • Priority when submitting questions for bonus Q&A episodes!
  • Suggest your own Wrong Gundam Opinions. If they're bad enough, we'll read them on the podcast! 
Fraw Bow
$5 or more per month
You're considerate and responsible, you know your way around a neckerchief, you front a punk rock band with three orphans, and you want to make sure we eat and sleep so you help us pay for food and rent! You'd make the podcast for us if you could, and you want to be there for Mobile Suit Breakdown when we need you.


 

What you get:

  • All the Haro-tier rewards!
  • Your name listed on our website!
  • Access to the MSB Team discord where Nina, Thom, and other guest hosts hang out!
  • Monthly patrons-only bonus content, including MSB After Dark, Times We Were Wrong, and MSB Plays (our Actual Play Gundam RPG podcast)!
  •  Behind the scenes updates!
Includes Discord rewards
Mr. Mmnyeah!
$10 or more per month

Good heart? Check. Fast mouth? Double check. We don't think you're just a coward, but we all know you've got to get a snappy comeback in before you save the day. 


What you get:

  • All Haro-tier rewards!
  • All Fraw Bow-tier rewards!
  • Early access to patrons-only content!
  • After 3 months of support, a personal thank you card from us!
  • After 1 year of support, a one-time One Year Patron merch pack with art prints, stickers, and our latest MSB t-shirt!
Includes Discord rewards
Lt. Mattilda
$25 or more per month

Tough as nails and beautiful, too. You are delivering a ship full of supplies right when we need it most.


 

What you get:

  • All Haro-tier rewards!
  • All Fraw Bow-tier rewards!
  • All Mr. Mmnyeah-tier rewards! (Except for the one-time One Year Patron pack, those benefits are included in the seasonal reward described below)
  • After 6 months of support, you will start receiving a special, unique seasonal reward. Scenic New Yark City merch? Original piece of Gundam calligraphy? The worst Gundam fanfiction Thom can write? The possibilities are endless, but the rewards will only be available to our most generous supporters!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$665 of $1,000 per month
At $1000 per month, we will be able to buy some much-needed upgrades to our audio equipment, streamlining our process for recording with guests, and making post-production easier!
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Hi! We're Nina and Thom, and we want you to watch Gundam with us.

Mobile Suit Breakdown is a weekly podcast analyzing Gundam - from 1979 to today. One new fan and one lifelong fanatic provide an episode-by-episode companion guide to the sprawling franchise that is both accessible to new fans watching Gundam for the first time AND deep enough to help long-time Gundam fans see their favorite show in a new light. We are going to cover every single episode, movie, and short (more than 400 solid hours of anime!) in the order they were made.

But we don't just talk about the episodes. We research the real-world science, history, culture, series lore, and production staff drama from the mega-franchise's humble beginnings 40 years ago through to the present day. We dive deep into colonies and characterizations, film influences and fashion trends, sponsor interference, artistic rivalries, gender, war, and much much more. We share what we find and the questions that still keep us up at night. Plus we bring in special guest hosts like physicists, combat choreographers, voice actors, and Gundam lore experts to share their unique perspectives on Gundam.

We want your ideas and perspectives, too. We want to be a place where Gundam fans new, old, and not-yet can share their deep thoughts and ask their hard questions. 

The work we do is time consuming and it's just the two of us. We do all the research, writing, recording, editing, publishing, and promotion for Mobile Suit Breakdown ourselves, and a single episode can take thirty hours or more of work from each of us. We love it, but we need your help to keep doing it.  

Gundam is not all good, but it's wild, deep, and vast - and worth exploring! Let us be your guide, and let's get lost together. 


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Tiers
Haro (Haro! Haro!)
$1 or more per month

You're friendly, kind, 40cm in diameter, and you just want everyone to be genki. You want to support Mobile Suit Breakdown and keep us rolling along happily. 


What you get:

  •  Our endless gratitude, plus a "thank you" shout out on the podcast!
  • Eligible for all our incredible seasonal Gundam giveaways!
  • Priority when submitting questions for bonus Q&A episodes!
  • Suggest your own Wrong Gundam Opinions. If they're bad enough, we'll read them on the podcast! 
Fraw Bow
$5 or more per month
You're considerate and responsible, you know your way around a neckerchief, you front a punk rock band with three orphans, and you want to make sure we eat and sleep so you help us pay for food and rent! You'd make the podcast for us if you could, and you want to be there for Mobile Suit Breakdown when we need you.


 

What you get:

  • All the Haro-tier rewards!
  • Your name listed on our website!
  • Access to the MSB Team discord where Nina, Thom, and other guest hosts hang out!
  • Monthly patrons-only bonus content, including MSB After Dark, Times We Were Wrong, and MSB Plays (our Actual Play Gundam RPG podcast)!
  •  Behind the scenes updates!
Includes Discord rewards
Mr. Mmnyeah!
$10 or more per month

Good heart? Check. Fast mouth? Double check. We don't think you're just a coward, but we all know you've got to get a snappy comeback in before you save the day. 


What you get:

  • All Haro-tier rewards!
  • All Fraw Bow-tier rewards!
  • Early access to patrons-only content!
  • After 3 months of support, a personal thank you card from us!
  • After 1 year of support, a one-time One Year Patron merch pack with art prints, stickers, and our latest MSB t-shirt!
Includes Discord rewards
Lt. Mattilda
$25 or more per month

Tough as nails and beautiful, too. You are delivering a ship full of supplies right when we need it most.


 

What you get:

  • All Haro-tier rewards!
  • All Fraw Bow-tier rewards!
  • All Mr. Mmnyeah-tier rewards! (Except for the one-time One Year Patron pack, those benefits are included in the seasonal reward described below)
  • After 6 months of support, you will start receiving a special, unique seasonal reward. Scenic New Yark City merch? Original piece of Gundam calligraphy? The worst Gundam fanfiction Thom can write? The possibilities are endless, but the rewards will only be available to our most generous supporters!
Includes Discord rewards