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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:15 AM

I'm soooooooooooooo getting this kit!!!!!!!! Will be sold at Treasure Fest May 5!!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:35 AM

I want it but in 1/60 scale :rolleyes:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:40 AM

Yeah... gotta say, fighters smaller than 1/72 just don't grab my interest anymore.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

I can't read japanese... :(
Is there an estimated price for them?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

I can't read japanese... :(
Is there an estimated price for them?


¥39,000 for a teeny tiny 1/144? i wouldn't be half-surprised...

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

Whooo! Pricey but it does look nice. - MT

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

I can't read japanese... :(
Is there an estimated price for them?


Site says 4,000 yen.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

Wow, very cool! I much prefer 1/72 kits, but I'd still love to have one of those!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

Which Gundam series does it belong to? :P

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:06 PM

Which Gundam series does it belong to? :P

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Very true. It does have that look.
4.000 yen for that scale, hmm. I think I'll pass for now.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:11 PM

Never liked its fighter mode looks but that's a pretty neat kit.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:38 AM

Which Gundam series does it belong to? :P


:lol: Looks cool, but I think i'll pass

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:02 AM

Site says 4,000 yen.



that's more reasonable. still a Fugly bird, IMO...

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

I want one..!! can U get me one too ...pleeeease..?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:25 AM

that's more reasonable. still a Fugly bird, IMO...


Fighter looks way better without that huge Lance attached to the front. Battroid is awesome!!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

Fighter looks way better without that huge Lance attached to the front. Battroid is awesome!!


Is it?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:03 AM

Is it?


Here judge for yourself(courtesy of the Macross Mecha Manual):

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:50 AM

Interestingly, not my cup of tea... :D

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:06 AM

Interestingly, not my cup of tea... :D


I call it "Stumpy".

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:07 AM

I never noticed this before but that weird "scissor tail" on the back of the fighter is just there to cover the arms from above.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:09 AM

That Scissor tail would be a lot less weird if it was changed to be the forearm shield (like on every Kawamori design since the 11) which would do two things. Keep the fighter looking like a fighter and not some retarded space age hornet-nosed thing and would make the Battroid more in line with other Macross Valks because it would have a proper forearm shield. While it still have the derivative VF-1 transformation in Battroid it has the wings folded back like the 25 and would bring it far more in line with what Kawamori has designed now.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:20 AM

Is the head some kind of ornament or does it have any function at all?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:51 AM

Naw the head just does what most robot heads do. Makes it look not headless.

I don't know if it needs to brought closer in line with Kawamori Valkyires, but the scissor tail is such a weird addition to fix a problem that might not have needed addressing. It's clearly meant to be a Super Valkyrie with built in parts so the need to cover the arms isn't a priority.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:53 AM

I want one..!! can U get me one too ...pleeeease..?



i dunno... $50+shipping is an awful lot for a singularly ugly Valk kit that don't even transform...

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:50 AM

Is it?


I think it is. Metal Siren is far from the best Valkyrie designed, but I Like and the Battroid is its best mode IMO.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:05 AM

It's good to see the Metal Siren get some more attention, especially with the today's sculpting technology.

But 1/144 isn't my sorta scale. Built a few 1/144 kits back in the day and it was just too small for me.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

It's good to see the Metal Siren get some more attention, especially with the today's sculpting technology.

But 1/144 isn't my sorta scale. Built a few 1/144 kits back in the day and it was just too small for me.


Agreed, 1/144 is just way to small. If it were at least 1/72 I might go for it.... 1/48 and its a complete sale!!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:06 PM

Agreed, 1/144 is just way to small. If it were at least 1/72 I might go for it.... 1/48 and its a complete sale!!


Yeah you'd think for a valk with so many moving parts and detail they would go for a bigger scale.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:36 PM

I think a more expensive license would've come with a larger scale.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:22 PM

I could have sworn I thought someone said a 1/72 version will be available for Christmas

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:49 AM

Already up for auction.

I've seen a lot of this guy's auctions, and he always offers at double the price as the kit was sold for.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:08 AM

I could have sworn I thought someone said a 1/72 version will be available for Christmas


Yes you heard right. We talked to the guy who made the kit and he originally wanted to make it 1/72 scale but figured it wouldn't sell so he went with a smaller scale; which sold out. He already has something else planned for Wonder Festival but said he should have the 1/72 scale ready for Treasure Festa in December.

Another kit circle said somebody else is doing a resin kit of the Gloria as well.




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