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  1. The Arcadia version only had one shield actually. I never owned any of the Yamato 1/60 19s, though I do own the 1/72 version, which also only had one shield. Did the Yamato 1/60 have two shields then?
  2. I wouldn't mind seeing a reappearance of a previous Valkyrie, but I'm really hoping we get at least a couple new designs. I'm not a huge fan of the YF-30 but I could see it being used in some capacity, I just hope we don't start seeing the VF-xx1 becoming a trend. It'd get awfully boring if every new Macross series just created cannon fodder versions of the previous hero Valk. VF-251, VF-301, etc.
  3. Just like how in the recent Thor movies our hero can summon lightning at a whim, and describes it as science and magic being the same thing to his people. Sorry, it's still magic. Or we could just pull out that ever so famous quote regarding highly advanced technology.
  4. I'm one of those few North Americans who discovered Macross back in the 80s, but only came upon Robotech later. My dad took me to a little video rental place where I saw Clash of the Bionoids sitting on the shelf, and being as I was really into airplanes, the box art drew me in. I rented it, then the next week I rented it again, and again, and again. I did that for years after that, my dad kept trying to ask the owner to buy the tape from him, but he wouldn't sell it (probably because he was making a fortune off of me!) Later I found Robotech on VHS and was actually able to buy the tapes t
  5. Probably the same white they've been using on their other Valkyries.
  6. Man you can really see in that latest shot how far the heat shield sits away from the canopy. I really want to like this thing, but I'm definitely going to have to wait until I see a final production shot before considering buying it.
  7. Ah, I hadn't even thought of that. I simply assumed that there's no way a company would release a VF-2SS without the option for a SAP pack. I was super excited about this, even though it's not up to par with its competitors, but I think I'm going to have to pass on it now.
  8. Hmm, very interesting. I just checked my DVD cover and it's not exactly the same as either of those images. Either way, I'm happy with it, DVD quality, English subs, that's about all I ask for.
  9. Hmm, the version I have, which I believe is the perfect version DVD, does have English subtitles. This is the one:
  10. It's one thing to edit your box art pics, it's borderline unethical to photoshop it to make it seem as if it can do things it can't, such as fit together tightly, or have a fighter mode without gaps between the shield and legs or legs and wings.
  11. Oh yeah, I thought we were talking about the bits labelled "HIBLID sensor unit", the other bits I always figured were verniers, especially considering at one point we see the 19 shoot some sort of exhaust from something around that area.
  12. Yeah I always thought they were cameras myself. I figured it was related to the see through cockpit, considering it was the first time we saw that cockpit design, and the first time we saw those diamonds.
  13. While Kawamori's designs have always had an element of kibble, the latest ones just seem to take it too far. The 19's hip kibble didn't bother me because it was sort of a focus point, the rest of the Battroid was nice and sleek. The 21 had the backpack, sure, but once again, it was used as a visually distinctive element. The 25 wasn't so bad, as the wings on the back sort of had an angelic appearance to them which served as a great aesthetic addon. Hell, even the VF-11's shield was kibble in a way, in that it kind of just hung off the arm and covered up a huge gap in fighter mode. Thankfu
  14. Yeah the prices are going down for sure, but they're still rather high and I was recently burned on buying FansToys Quakewave (a 3rd party transformer toy styled as the unofficial Masterpiece Shockwave) for quite a hefty price, and then 2 months later there's both a knockoff and new production run announced. So I think I'll wait for a bit, and even if they come down to the $300 or so price point, I'm still not painting a figure that expensive.
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