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  1. 12 points
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  4. 6 points
    Honk if you love two seaters (and rainbows)!
  5. 5 points
    I call this the Ground Pounder's Shelf..
  6. 5 points
    Finally getting back into taking photos. Here''s Milia and Max.
  7. 5 points
    Been playing with Gypsy Danger for a few days, definitely heavier than expected. Definitely, the best gypsy danger toy so far. Good: - Lots of metal - Awesome lights - Tons of detail - Good size Bad: - Articulation limited in some areas (like the head and waist) - No ratchet joints -Arm armor is fiddly and cannon armor pops off a lot.
  8. 4 points
    Hello. My name is Shizuka, and I am a Macross-holic. It has been an hour since my last purchase. Hee hee.... I am new here. This is my first post to the forums, in fact. I have been a long-time fan of Macross. As a child, I owned the Matchbox SDF-1 and a Takatoku 1/55 VF-1A Hikaru Ichijo valkyrie.... both of which my mom threw out when I went off to college. *sigh* Back when laserdiscs were a thing, I collected the Macross LD Memorial Box, as well as the "Ai Oboetemasu ka"/DYRL LD box and the "Flashback 2012" LD. Later, I got the DVD box set by Animeigo, and the Macross Frontier blu-rays as they were being released. Recently I come across the amazing Macross toy review videos by anymoon.com, and my desire for Macross mecha rekindled in a big way. I needed valkyries... badly. So earlier today, I decided to take the plunge and get my first valkyrie... or 13. First, I ordered 8 valkyries from Toynami's 1/100 Robotech line. Namely.... 1. VF-1S + GBP (Roy) 2. VF-1J + GBP (Rick) 3. VF-1J + GBP (Max) 4. VF-1J Super (Rick) 5. VF-1J Super (Max) 6. VF-1J Super (Miria) 7. VF-1A (Ben) 8. VF-1D (Comic-Con 2016 edition) I also ordered 3 Arcadia 1/60 scale valkyries... 9. VF-1S Strike Valkyrie (Roy) 10. VF-1J Super Valkyrie (Max) 11. VF-1J Super Valkyrie (Miria) I also ordere 2 Yamato 1/60 scale v.2 valkyries... 12. VF-1A (Max TV color) 13. VF-1A (Kakizaki TV color) Help.... I think I might have an addiction. I just spent like $1600 on toys in 1 day. But, but... this is my childhood... my nostalgia! I must collect more... maybe after I am no longer a poor grad student. *cough* Anyone got a Yamato v.2 Elintseeker they want to get rid of? Nice to meet you all, Shizuka
  9. 4 points
    I have a display space ready for this beauty in all three of her glorious modes!
  10. 4 points
    I'm confused as to why you think the hard points were special on Yamato's M&Ms. Other Yamato toys had them break and they're all the same toy from the same mold. There are several reports of broken Yamato hard points on several releases. Picking rare releases and saying "but I never heard about it" as if telling mw is an official way of registering a complaint is... An odd form of evidence. Any who, my point is that absent evidence, and the lack of evidence is not evidence, it's too soon to say things are worse.
  11. 4 points
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    Valkryries :3 the VF-2SS is quite big!
  13. 4 points
    More duplicates freed from their plastic prisons. Not sure why I took out the movie 1A since the off-white DYRL plastic is less prone to yellowing.
  14. 4 points
    Here's the reason which forced me to skip the latest VF-31S pre-order run:
  15. 4 points
    Bored, made this in a hurry: What it feels like for the macross junkies like us.
  16. 3 points
  17. 3 points
    Done with most of the airbrushing on my MG Jesta, tomorrow ill decal and should be done with the body and shield by the end of the week. Still will have the beam rifle to finish once everything else is done. I tried to remix the colors because i didnt like the stock colors of the MG Jesta.
  18. 3 points
    I meant more in the sense that dubs of music-heavy shows tend to be rather poorly received on the whole, since redoing songs usually isn't an option and it's pretty jarring to have characters suddenly switch voices. Macross 7 is one of the most music-heavy shows out there. That's been the rumor going around for ages... though I've never seen it actually attributed to any one individual or event. Something about, back in the 90's, JVC wanted potential licensees for the TV series to license Fire Bomber's entire discography instead of just the music that was actually in the Macross 7 series proper. With something like eight albums in the space of two years and four singles or so prior to Macross Dynamite 7, it would've been a monstrously expensive undertaking. You'll find relatively little disagreement... most of that filler being the first twenty or so episodes of the show's glacially slow run-up to the main plot, where Basara sings "Planet Dance" OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER until the audience goes quietly mad out of despair hoping for a new song.
  19. 3 points
    Box picture and the colored Stiq is a sample from the factory. So things are coming along.
  20. 3 points
    The Ranger! Because I can't afford the Kids Logic Cockpit Speaker. Those are the Jasmine PE parts for the screen.
  21. 3 points
    The pics with the mecha pretty much ruled this thing out for me......especially for the HM-Rs.....guess we keep waiting for Bandai or someone else to come up with something good....maybe someone can convince KitzConcept to come out with one for that new 1/72 VF-1 line... Can't beat what you can do with a set of chain bases for mecha..... But honestly.....we just want someone to make this one at different scales...all painted and ready for display.....now that would be worth $70+++...
  22. 3 points
    The confirmation bias in this thread is overwhelming. QC problems happen, no company is immune to it. A few people reporting a problem isn't nearly enough evidence to declare something like "the mold is degraded, RIP Arcadia vf-1s." Sure, mold degradation is a thing. It could even be a real thing that is happening, but drawing that conclusion from so little evidence is ridiculous. It could also just mean that the failure rate for the mold is going to increase from something like 1% to 3% (I'm totally making these numbers up, but you get the idea). Now we could argue forever about how the increased cost should be accompanied by an increase in quality control, and that horse has been beaten to death in more than one thread (and nearly everyone can agree to that). But it is what it is at this point; I think buying either Yamato or Arcadia valks is a bit of a gamble at this point, for different reasons, so it is up to you which you feel more comfortable gambling on.
  23. 3 points
    I originally black coated the wings so the leds dont go through the plastic. But it was not enough, if you review earlier images of the wings you can see. I ended up making a paint sandwhich of primer, metallic, then white gray to fully occlude the leds. Metallic was only necessary around the area of light seepage. I also thought I had balanced the resistors on the LEDs, but due to some properties of parallel resistors which I don't understand, I ended up with weaker lights on one wing. I can balance this a bit later in the Arduino by dimming the other wing. It's a bummer, but I am very lucky to get this far anyway. You don't want to burn those out by mistake.
  24. 3 points
    The liberation of the clones continues.
  25. 3 points
    Not really recent but I took the fleet down from the shelf to dust them off and decided to take a pic.
  26. 3 points
    I admit that I am a sucker for Winnie the Pooh and although it is only a teaser trailer the voice is perfect.
  27. 3 points
    Yamato went bankrupt so... That pricing isn't a good barometer.
  28. 3 points
    Tochiro and myself had first hand experience with what you're having a hard time believing. Even with the official English subtitles Kawamori was in the loop and signed off on things. And it wasn't just on the scripts being a native translation. He made sure that the nuance of dialogs and song lyrics were clear. I also spoke about it at last years SDcon panel.
  29. 3 points
    Love the look of the Pegasus even more than the nuGalactica! But as Han would say, "I've made few special modifications myself..." The head has been cut down and she has full size flight pods top and bottom (whereas the original kit has smaller pods on the bottom side), along with doubled-up Viper launchers sandwiched in between.
  30. 3 points
    I attended Emerald City Comic Con, saw these SD Valk decals by Jin Yung Kim, they were so cute I had to buy them.
  31. 3 points
    Nice Prophecy and great start on the Cat's Eye. I have one too that I have yet to finish. My current project is one that has been sitting on the shelf for a year, stalled at the paint stage. Back on it now! The Mercury class Battlestar Galactica.
  32. 3 points
    Can not wait to start the sinanju!!
  33. 3 points
    It’s been a while, took the Armored VF-25F from the display case to check the joints.
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    All of them! Here's how it's going down YMMV : HS: As soon as it hits 4:00:01pm watch screen freeze, go to order closed and waitlisted. AA: Go to order page and furiously click add to cart, make it to next page only to get frozen screen then shown order closed. HLJ: Try to search up the valk, find it, place an order, login info again, madly click through options, wait for confirmation email, wonder why order window is still open for x amount of time, panic if email didn't appear quickly NY: Look at site and see it not even up on the preorder page, refresh every minute, give up, go to sleep only to find out it opened when you left and was cheapest priced. CDJ: Look and see how much points you have and how many left in stock.
  36. 3 points
    Well probably they are no variable wings in fighter mode then, so they could be used to add an additional connection point for the legs to secure them in place. So I finally have been able to finalize the "rescue plan" of the wrapped chest piece. Working with BlueStuff has been very easy, I liked it, and worked very well with epoxy putty, just needed some time of sanding and the job was done. I also took the time to paint the pilot in a Roy fashion I also worked on the arms, adding some magnets that will connect with the body to lock them in place more securely. Mod not done finalized yet (needs some sanding and putty), I think about them as additional air intake/exhaust... Finally I had also time to work on the other VF-2ss to see if the concept works. Topline: 1 - Remove completely the plastic piece that makes the arms move from fighter to GW/BT mode, and instead use magnets to make them attach directly on the underside of the main body 2 - disconnect the legs from the metal swing bars, replace the leg connection with a ball joint housing (so snap on/off with the metal swing bars ball), and add magnets to make them attach to the main air intakes on the body (attachment points that will be sued for the arms in GW and BT mode) The concept works and the fighter mode looks slimmer already (the dorsal booster needs to be modded to be sitting on the wings). With this mod, however, the arms end coming out too much from the back of the plane, and it doesn´t look as compact as with the current modification I did. See comparison, left old, right new: Not sure what I think about it, but they look cool together! Also, had some fun trying the Roy paint schemes I had in mind
  37. 3 points
    just ...daayyyuuum!
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  39. 3 points
    *the “God” of Sha’Ka’Ree open his mouth, but Basara jumps into shot and elbows him into next week* ”It will take MAH SONG into every corner of Creation!!!”
  40. 3 points
    Really, any story arc in which Mirage is actually allowed to grow and develop as a character would be an improvement on what the Macross Delta series did with her... she's Hayate's instructor for a while and then she's just sort of hanging around out of focus. I'd have liked to see her come into her own as a pilot and become a worthy successor to the Jenius family tradition and the franchise's latest lady ace... a criminally underappreciated segment of the franchise's casting. The series kind of built it up like the Immelmann Dance was going to be how Mirage finally broke through into greatness, but it never paid off. I could kind of see singing as a alternate route for that tho...
  41. 2 points
    Really...Just google "free comics" or "read comics online" and puke to your hearts content. Can someone explain why Rick is wearing goggles under his face shield? And did Roy just de-age himself or something? Cuz that computer reconstruction of his "smile-you're-on-candid-camera"-moment removed the lines from his face.
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    What a beautiful profile! Can't wait for mine to arrive!
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    In hindsight, maybe that laughably halfhearted effort to memorialize Messer in Ep11 was a warning we all missed. Half an episode wasted trying to pretend a guy who did nothing but badmouth, and then avoid, his coworkers was a beloved friend and mentor figure strained believability well past its breaking point and left him hovering between Jerk Sue and Sympathetic Sue status. That sudden plummet in writing quality was just a sucker punch. Up to that point the show was so good I was thoroughly invested in all three main characters and was quite eager to see where they were going to take it. Then we got to Ep17, the bottom fell out, and watching the series became a chore. If he is getting burned out on Macross, I'd hope he has someone he can pass the torch to, if even only temporarily. Maybe Tenjin. As long as they don't use the same writers from Delta, he could probably do pretty well. The next series definitely needs a plot that can keep its momentum and avoid digressing into suspension-of-disbelief-puncturing BS like the "Walkure goes undercover" episodes. Maybe he was just giving the producers what they wanted - a platform to promote Walkure - and was just kinda halfassing the rest? (He didn't halfass the mechanical designs, for sure... the VF-31A's the most beautiful 5th Gen VF in my book. I'm hoping to see it come back as a NUNS VF in the future.)
  47. 2 points
    Picked up a Klingon Romulan Bird of Prey on sale.
  48. 2 points
    Mac7 is my favorite of all the shows.
  49. 2 points
    This is incredible.... The gap you see on the bottom is just the landing gear up replacement tab that is not all the way clicked in. The missiles, pilots, Tampo, cockpit, this thing is solid. even has clear and painted parts for the flir and TV pod on the nose
  50. 2 points
    DX VF-31J in some really cool poses https://twitter.com/juridget/status/966679881915379712