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Poll: VF-4 Poll (330 member(s) have cast votes)

If you lived in Japan would you pre-order a VF-4?

  1. I would pre-order but I'm not sure I can afford it. (82 votes [24.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.85%

  2. Yes I would pre-order, but I would only buy it if it was under $300 (about 24000円). (161 votes [48.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 48.79%

  3. I would pre-order it and buy it at any price. (82 votes [24.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.85%

  4. I would pre-order it just to bump the numbers, but won't actually buy it. (5 votes [1.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.52%

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#1 Graham

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:22 PM

Yamato webshop exclusive :(

Will be fully assembled and painted.

Discuss here.

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#2 Shin Densetsu Kai 7.0

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:25 PM

Oh man. Hope this isn't too pricey(main thing I was worried about).

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:26 PM

heh!

does Yamato-Toys really wants to out-a-hole Bandai for going web-shitclusives with the VF-4?

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:36 PM

If it's a kit I'm out, I have always wanted a VF-4 but I'm not much of a kit builder, and I suck at painting, hopefully we'll get confirmation that this is a completed toy, or maybe a toy version and a kit version.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:38 PM

Hmmn. Depends on price. And is it more or less an unassembled plastic toy (as in, snip parts off sprues and glue/screw together) or is it more like a transformable resin kit, where you have to align and drill the holes and hinges yourself in a brittle material? The former would be easy for me, the latter a nightmare.

Regardless, whatever color it's molded in would be the final overall color, in my case. My 1/72 VF-25 taught me that painting a transforming anything is futile. Let's hope it's molded in DYRL-off-white.

So what schemes are out there? (quasi-canon ones, I mean, not "showed up in a magazine once") I can only think of Hikaru's 2012 one------there's also the blue-edged one that the SHE kit is always seen in---is that from anything, or just what SHE did for box-art?

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:39 PM

Graham, we NEED an assembled toy. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

P.S. The flyer says nothing about whether it's a kit or toy. It only says it's to be merchandized and news to be released on the home page in Feb.

Edited by ff95gj, 27 December 2011 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:41 PM

I'm in, obviously I prefer the assembled toy, but woohoo either way!

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:44 PM

I'm also hoping it's a toy and not a kit. It's a beautiful design, one that would look great next to my VF-1.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

Interesting......price will be the big issue as is if HLJ will carry it. I know they have carried other web exclusives but have they carried all of them once they got the rights to do so?

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

I'm all for a VF-4, but it being a web exclusive and possibly an un-assembled kit....

If it's a plastic kit, I can still hack it, but resin kits are WAY out of my league. Not exactly a maestro with kit painting, either.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:51 PM



cuz it's going to be a 600$ websclusive kit.


called it.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:51 PM

I forget was the large super expensive SDF-1 a resin kit? If this is a kit hopefully it will be like the VF-1 kits. Problem is, if it is a kit and it is a web shop exclusive that may not bode well for it being plastic....if the original SDF-1 was resin.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:06 PM

If it's fully painted and assembled as a toy, I think $300+ might be reasonable. If it's unpainted in kit form and HDP, I'm out.

However I have some hope that it's an assembled toy, since the flyer doesn't make a distinction between kit and toy.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:13 PM

The fact that the VF-4 is getting made by Yamato is very exciting
The pricing will certainly sting though, especially when one thinks of the much simpler Regult kit hitting the 38000 yen mark

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:14 PM

I hope to god it's assembled. I will save and pay the price but a kit of that magnitude I couldn't handle.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:27 PM

YES!!! I love VF-4.

Webshop exclusive is 'fine', but please don't make it as resin kit/unassembled kit...

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:33 PM

my oh my....and I still haven't bought the VF-17...

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:40 PM

The fact that the VF-4 is getting made by Yamato is very exciting
The pricing will certainly sting though, especially when one thinks of the much simpler Regult kit hitting the 38000 yen mark


Regult was HDP and quite big though. If the VF-4 is made as a toy, it should be substantially cheaper.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:41 PM

Holy smokes, please be an assembled toy!

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:50 PM

hooray!!can't wait to see it, great news after christmas.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:50 PM

called it.


You know, I hate it when you're right.

Definitely depressing news. :(

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:51 PM

Regult was HDP and quite big though. If the VF-4 is made as a toy, it should be substantially cheaper.


I do hope you're right, but regarding the latest prices of the normal released valks I seriously doubt it'll be cheaper than the Regult (HDP or not)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:52 PM

Very tempting... but let's wait for some more info and a price. If I have to assemble it myself but that makes it cheaper I'm okay with that. Painting probably won't happen though. If it's like the Regult where I have to do the work plus pay through my ass I'm not going for it though.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

so glad Im not in love with this plane! Hard to get and costs more than even a NORMAL Yamato jet? Yeah, Im good thanks! :)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:12 PM

Sadly this hobby is just getting too rich for me.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:20 PM

Wow. Was not expecting a new mold. Guess it doesn't cost them as much if they never get tooling going and it's HDP?

Wonder if that's a viable model for them to do a bunch of less popular designs? Mylene's VF-11 and the Protect Armor, for example.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:22 PM

A VF-4 for 2012 is not really surprising.....

But Yamato.....please remain a world-class "toy" producer on this one.....thanks!

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:33 PM

must be joking, I can not imagine the price now! :blink:

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:39 PM

You know, I hate it when you're right.

Definitely depressing news. :(

To be fair, he's only right about the "web exclusive" part..... so far. :ph34r:

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:05 PM

hope its a toy... my megaroad needs a valk next to it..

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:09 PM

Hmmn. Depends on price. And is it more or less an unassembled plastic toy (as in, snip parts off sprues and glue/screw together) or is it more like a transformable resin kit, where you have to align and drill the holes and hinges yourself in a brittle material? The former would be easy for me, the latter a nightmare.


It'd be more work for them to create something like the old SHE kit. I don't believe that HDP stuff they use is quite as versatile for a transforming toy so even if it is a kit I think it'd be just be like the VF-1 kits.

Regardless, whatever color it's molded in would be the final overall color, in my case. My 1/72 VF-25 taught me that painting a transforming anything is futile. Let's hope it's molded in DYRL-off-white.


http://macross2.net/...ck2012/vf-4.htm

Well the VF-4 is white and uh gray with a little red. Most of that could be done with color molding.


So what schemes are out there? (quasi-canon ones, I mean, not "showed up in a magazine once") I can only think of Hikaru's 2012 one------there's also the blue-edged one that the SHE kit is always seen in---is that from anything, or just what SHE did for box-art?


http://macross2.net/...ossga/vf-4g.htm

Oh you of all people should remember these :3

Even though in game they're those weird pastels. Moaramia's VF-4 is more the right color than Max's.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:20 PM

Yes please be a toy. And if you are going to make it expensive please give us a stand with 30th anniversary engraving on the base of the stand or something to make this toy feel more special as a limited edition thing.

I wonder how rare this will be and how many will be made?

Edited by 1/1 LowViz Lurker, 27 December 2011 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

Of course those, but I always recall them as being the "most pastel" of all the valks in the game. If people think their VF-22's were "pale", they haven't seen their VF-4's. And if it's molded in white to start with---nope.

(they were also extremely boring, having almost no accent color---like they were simply dumped in a big bucket of paint, and that was the entire paint job) M&M valks need stripes, preferably white ones.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:22 PM

I figured it was the VF-4. I'll probably pick it up even if it is a kit as long as it's not too expensive. If it is a kit I hope the build isn't too difficult. I only have experience with snap fit.



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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:23 PM

Does anyone know how to create a poll? I tried but must be doing something wrong......Yamato needs to know what we want from a VF-4G release....Toy or Kit....

I for one want a toy.............

We know they pay attention to this board (either directly or via Graham)...... :rolleyes:

Edited by jvmacross, 27 December 2011 - 11:13 PM.






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