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  1. You are going to feel this way every time another shop opens up their pre-orders. I have personally not be screwed by any of these shops yet, including the shop that will not be named... I have bought from BiJ in the past without issues so you should be OK. Unfortunately, this item will be popular, based on the feedback from this forum alone. Even though it is web exclusive, Bandai does have limited manufacturing capacity so there is still a chance that the item will not be available. BiJ, AE and others that are jumping the gun are expecting to be able to get orders in, but there is no gu
  2. Got my shipping notice from Hobby-Genki for the TV parts, first run. Took a risk ordering from them since they were relatively new when they listed them but they have delivered. Nice that they joined the forum as well. @Hobby Genki thanks for supporting this community.
  3. Some of the "ornaments" I've made for my kids over the years:
  4. Technically, the Gundam Figures are all non-scale. Bandai is aiming for consistent size versus accuracy. The Metal Build series is around 1/100 while the Metal Damashii series is closer to 1/144. The Robot Damashii series is closer to 1/150. I think only the Metal Structure series is officially at 1/60 scale. At least, this is what they look like to me.
  5. ugh...exchange rates sucks right now. HLJ is asking the same for the Ironman MK-VII that I paid for the Ironman MK-VII with the hall of armour. Finally completed that thing, unfortunately, it will most likely be displayed on top of my display cabinet, due to the size. Back to the Avengers set. it is interesting, but at over $400 CDN before shipping, it will be a hard pass.
  6. The Knight of Gold is available for preorder. Delivery in January 2021: https://volksusastore.com/webstores/hobby/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=12293
  7. Same here. I want to support Hasbro, but have never bought into the line. I did pick up one of the GI Joe Classified Snake Eyes figures and the QC was terrible. It was the stiffest, loosest figure I have every owned. The waist was completely floppy and the knees required herculean efforts to bend. Excited by the Mafex figures and the Sentinel one looks interesting.
  8. When I first saw this scene, I thought: That would make a great diorama. Just waiting for Bandai's 1/144 Razor Crest. I don't mind the walk ons, as long as they fit within the narrative. While some of guests are instantly recognizable, they also have some big names put on a ton of makeup or play CGI characters (Nick Nolte, Taika Waititi, John Leguizamo, Clancy Brown, Richard Ayoade). I think a lot of actors in Hollywood just want to be a small part of the Star Wars universe and the producers try to fit them in. The producers of the show hold a deep reverence for the source material,
  9. Interesting... I wonder how this will compare with the MAFEX one (which was delayed until Feb 2021). The Mafex one has soft goods jacket in pants but this sculpt looks a bit better. I like that MAFEX is looking to have the whole spider squad from into the spider-verse in their line-up. Any speculation on this line?
  10. Fantastic work! This is probably one of the best renditions of this kit I have seen. This is making me want to start building this kit, but the amount of colours on this thing always makes me put it back in the box.
  11. It will be the same breakdown with a crap-ton of stickers, like the other Delta kits...
  12. I think he mentioned he was offered the kit directly from Volks because he built some of the other IMS kits. Wish I can get on the IMS preview program. Gold has always been tricky. I like the finish Bandai did on the updated Hyaki Shiki, which was a flat dull gold. With the Knight of Gold, it is tricky to get the right finish.
  13. I like it. It has the right presence, for lack of a better term. The details look sharp, for a 1/100 scale kit, much better than the old Wave kits. I am hoping this will be generally available. Kind of sad I missed out on a Volks Mighty Series set on Mandarake. I've been eying these kits for years but couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger. Hopefully it went to a good home where someone will actually build the kits.
  14. Those were released in the 1999 and they are tiny, maybe 5 inches tall, max. There were three released, the knight of gold above, the empress flame, and the Led Mirage. They are supposed to be 1/144 scale, but they feel smaller than that. The are "poseable", but don't expect anything other than basic moving or arms and legs (think Kenner Star Wars action figures from the 80s, maybe less articulation). These designs are so intricate there really is not a lot of room for joints on these things. The images below are from Mandarake, so you can still find these available ont he secondary m
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