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#981 Chewie

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

That looks really, really nice. Wish the prices weren't skyrocketing with every release. =\

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

*sigh* I really, really want this. And I even prefer the alto version over the cannon fodder or luca variants. I guess I'll just have to wait until July, when all the scalpers put up sales on eBay....

I'll just convince myself that this is the same as the Yamato Vf-17 (as prices most likely will be similar at that stage)...

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

i'll wait for a second release.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

So are these things sold out for good then? (O_o)

I was hoping for a non-preorder listing at some point.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

Non-preorder listings will exist. On eBay. :ph34r:

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

Non-preorder listings will exist. On eBay. :ph34r:


Well said. Don't forget sketchy dealers that list it for 2x MSRP months down the line though *looks at Anime Export*

Edited by Archer, 23 April 2012 - 02:49 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

While I do like this model, the price point atm is a bit out of reach for me. Also the availability seems equally scarce. Most websites were already sold out the minute they were posted for pre-order.

This is another reason I wish bandai weren't so stingy with their production runs. At least with yamato you know there will enough available upon release. Which strikes me as odd because bandai is a much bigger company with all the other properties and merchandise they have already. They should realise by now that the macross brand is profitable and does sell, maybe not as much as gundam sales per say but they can still make considerable profit from this franchise.

I know Japanese companies don't like to take risks but this trend has been getting on the extreme end of things lately and not just for the toy industry...

Edited by transfan52, 23 April 2012 - 05:25 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:02 AM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:12 AM

Wow! Didn't think it was possible but the new stock photos make it look even more badass than before.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:23 AM

Wow! Didn't think it was possible but the new stock photos make it look even more badass than before.


Conversely it made me think that the nose section is a bit too long.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:15 AM

Conversely it made me think that the nose section is a bit too long.


That's what she said

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:32 AM

That's what she said


Too bad it wasn't about yours...

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

That's a sexy valk.

You can see the hardpoint attachments in the battroid pictures.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

So awesome. It's gonna look even better all dressed up in armour.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

Very excited for this release. Thanks for the scans!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

Let's just hope that everyone get's their pre-orders. :mellow:

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

I love that battroid mode.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:29 AM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

I'm also interested in that 1/1 scale VF-25 that is mentioned at the bottom of the second scan.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

I'm also interested in that 1/1 scale VF-25 that is mentioned at the bottom of the second scan.

Chris


Bandai would :D

Also, great pics, but it makes the arms look a lot more spindly than in previous pics. I do prefer the beefier arms of the regular -17...

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

I am really hoping my Bigbadtoystore preorder comes through! Also, IF Bandai comes out with armor for the Vf 171ex, will it be the super armor found here http://macross2.net/...171ex-super.htm or just the beam gun and the micro missle launcher found here http://macross2.net/...sf/vf-171ex.htm? Personally, I hope for the super armor.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:59 PM

Bandai, please make the cannon fodder NUNS VF-171. You know they will sell out before release. So please do it!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:36 PM

Bandai, please make the cannon fodder NUNS VF-171. You know they will sell out before release. So please do it!


Copy that.

Can't wait for the release of this. I'm not a big fan of the Frontier, but this looks incredibly sleek.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:46 PM

Bandai, please make the cannon fodder NUNS VF-171. You know they will sell out before release. So please do it!


Yes please, would prefer a VF, low-vis or black/dark blue to this.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

I am really hoping my Bigbadtoystore preorder comes through! Also, IF Bandai comes out with armor for the Vf 171ex, will it be the super armor found here http://macross2.net/...171ex-super.htm or just the beam gun and the micro missle launcher found here http://macross2.net/...sf/vf-171ex.htm? Personally, I hope for the super armor.


Considering the cannons on the version with extra armor are the same as the version without the armor if they do release this stuff (separately, as an overpriced Tamashii exclusive) I'd imagine they would have the armor, guns and all.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

Considering the cannons on the version with extra armor are the same as the version without the armor if they do release this stuff (separately, as an overpriced Tamashii exclusive) I'd imagine they would have the armor, guns and all.


Let's hope so.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

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Lower page with Super 1S: is it an AD for a new artbook?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

No that's the SDF Macross blu ray boxset. It has box art by Tenjin.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

Randomly poking around on ebay bored at work just now, saw a pre-order for one of these, grabbed it... not too bad of a price as far as I can tell from other sites that were taking pre-orders.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

Some new pics (if they haven't been posted yet) curtosy of Mecha Guy Blog:

http://mecha-guy.blo...f-171ex_24.html

Shows the ventral section of the fighter as well as some transformation mechanism stuff.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

Too late ^_^

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

Thanks Archer, didn't know the FAST/Armor pack has it own landing gear!!!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:21 PM

Thanks Archer, didn't know the FAST/Armor pack has it own landing gear!!!


Which fast pack? It hasn’t even been announced and it certainly isn’t in the pictures? :huh:

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

Which fast pack? It hasn’t even been announced and it certainly isn’t in the pictures? :huh:


Its on the 2nd picture....middle right.....
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

Ah... yes... missed that picture





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