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  1. Actar

    Hi-Metal R

    Just got my VF-4 and I'm blown away. Solid, fun to play and pose this really is a great way to experience this Valk. Pity they didn't engineer the intake covers and trapdoors into it as that would pretty much make it a perfect transformer. While I'm really satisfied with the toy, I have some questions: - For the grey shoulder flaps/covers, how should they be positioned? Should the bottom panel be lined up with the top? Or should it sit at an angle? The line art looks to have them in different positions for Battroid and Gerwalk modes. - Which are the true elbow joints? For that matter, how should the forearms be aligned? If the line art/stock photo is to be followed, the elbow joints are super limited.
  2. Well, considering the fact that the YF-21/VF-22 is my favorite Valk design ever, I'm so glad that everyone else is also looking forward to a new DX toy from Bandai. Seriously, as a fan of the design, it's a crying shame to see it get so little love. Not to mention, the Yammie YF-21 has aged so darn poorly. The thing is, how likely are they going to do it? I know they had plans for a Hi-Metal YF-21, but scrapped it. Are fans in Japan also clamoring for one? Heck, at this point, if they wanted to tie it into Delta, I wouldn't mind if they did a VF-22 Immelmann version first. Seriously, if they ever come out with a DX YF-21, I will go out of my way to save up for two, if not three. Imagine if they implemented the ratcheting hip joints + detachable limbs with a press of a button. When and how often does Bandai usually announce new Macross products anyway?
  3. Actar

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Thanks for the suggestion! Yeah, that did help some, though what I was originally worried about is the metal joints becoming loose over time, like what happened with the other DX Bandais. Did anyone else's YF-19s come with gouges on the side of the waist? I was actually afraid that they were from my mishandling of the figure's waist joints and legs, but some of them seem to have been there already when I got the figure...
  4. Actar

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Finally sold my original 10-year-old Yammie and just busted this guy open. Absolutley loving it, but it does feel somewhat thinner than the original animation model. Mine was fortunately QC issue free and transforming it back into fighter mode eliminated all the gaps. As many have mentioned, the wings do get a little floppy and I do fear for the longevity of the metal ball joints. (Not sure why Bandai doesn't use the same super-solid and durable metal ball joints they use in their Digivolving Spitits figures, which are essentially a metal ball with a PVC/POM socket.) Poseabilty is phenomenal as expected. Out of curiosity, is there such a thing as a canon or default loadout configuration? This bird comes with so many bits and bobs that I'm spoiled for choice...
  5. Of course. There is nothing obstructing it in either mode.
  6. Are you guys talking about this? For those who are having trouble with the swing bar, don't forget to tab the grey piece into the back of the nose cone. I find that locks the entire assembly in place rather solidly.
  7. Amazon Japan to the rescue! No fuss, no muss!
  8. GAH! I edited my cart...
  9. Fortunately, not everyone is affected. Unfortunately, I'm one of those who are affected... This is particularly problematic because it means I won't be able to secure any preorders until this is fixed. Might have to move to another retailer after 10 years of being a loyal amiami customer.
  10. Fantastic... amiami, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to update their website that didn't need to be updated. Now, I can't log in to my account...
  11. Aye... was planning on waiting for a 1S, but don't think I'll be able to resist this one.
  12. Actar

    Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    Can someone help me? When transforming back into fighter mode, it seems that I can't get the legs to peg together all the way, leaving a gap in the feet/thrusters... is there something I'm doing wrong?
  13. Actar

    Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    Did you guys know that you can extend the ankle joint for added articulation? I'm not sure if they mention it in the instructions. Thus far, the only thing I had issues with is the scratching of the (non-painted) wingroot when trying to position the wing during the transformation.
  14. Has anyone seen/posted about this before?
  15. Actar

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Some trepidation regarding several points after owning it for a couple of days: - Is it just me or is it really hard to get the cockpit section to stay pushed against the rest of the fuselage? There always seems to be a split. No matter how I try to collapse the two blue metal bars in, they come back out. - I really hate the fact that the arms scrape the sharp points on the back panel whenever they are rotated out or in unless you're exceedingly careful. The paint on the points on mine is already gone after 2 transformations. - Lastly, I've very afraid that the hinge supporting the container will eventually become loose.
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