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ArchieNov

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  1. ArchieNov

    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    @gochow Here you go
  2. ArchieNov

    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Too bad you weren’t born in the late 70’s or 80’s. The cartoons shown during the 80’s were some of the best, in terms of story, character designs, and animation. Themes were more mature and animation was mostly outsourced to Japanese studios. Unfortunately, today there seems to be a trend where they’re digging up these classics and bastardizing them IMO (Voltron, newest Thundercats, etc). I know there are a lot of fans of the new Voltron, but I honestly can’t imagine how someone can stand what they did to Coran or even Hunk. Turned them into annoying and unfunny comic reliefs. And don’t get me started on Thundercats. Not even sure why they’re doing this. Kids today don’t have any connection to these franchises and older fans like myself will not like what they’re doing to them. There’s no reason to revive these franchises. They should’ve just made a new original one instead.
  3. ArchieNov

    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    Okay, I’ll take a photo when I get home later.
  4. ArchieNov

    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    Mine just showed up at my doorstep. Very surprised as I wasn’t expecting it to be delivered straight to my home as opposed to having to pick it up at the post office. Wonder what shipping method they used. Anyways, got the 000 only and put it on my Messer. Looks good and came with a lot of stuff. They even threw in a $5 off coupon on my next purchase. Now contemplating if I want to get another set just for the shield and back cannon parts.
  5. ArchieNov

    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    I hope they provide a tracking number when they ship these out.
  6. ArchieNov

    The Transformers Thread Next

    How’d you end up turning them the wrong way? Were the feet backwards?
  7. ArchieNov

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    None of my HMR VF-1s have that issue... and I have all of the variants so far. Besides they all have swivels in the knees, so don’t see why anyone can’t adjust it to their liking.
  8. ArchieNov

    Bandai DX VF-31

    I feel like I’m the only one that doesn’t like the look of putting super parts on valkyries that don’t correspond to them (e.g. Hayate’s on Messer, Messer’s on the 31A, Mirage’s on Arad, etc). The color matching or layout just looks off to me. For thos that do like those looks, are you only doing that as a temporary thing? Or will you actually keep that look even if you have the official super parts?
  9. ArchieNov

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Your “S” collection is lacking a couple more valks. I don’t see the 17S, 19S, 22S, unless you have them displayed elsewhere. There’s also an Ozma YF-29 which doesn’t officially have the “S” designation, but it definitely looks like one. And if you really want to be a completionist at the 1/60 scale, maybe you’ll have to get the awful VF-2SS from Evolution Toys haha.
  10. ArchieNov

    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Thanks for the info @tekering
  11. ArchieNov

    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Wow that’s a Hasbro toy out of box with no modification? I wouldn’t have believed it. What else is in their Vintage Collection line?
  12. ArchieNov

    The Transformers Thread Next

    Oh wow. I check the TFW2005 forums today and guess what, other people are starting to report that their batteries have drained out too. Guess there’s something wrong with how they rigged the electronics that it drains the battery even when not in use.
  13. ArchieNov

    The Transformers Thread Next

    I honestly think that you just need to handle Dinobot with awareness and a gentle hand to avoid that shoulder issue. I don’t see the need to use oil, grease, or dish soap. This is assuming there was no factory defect or misassembly. I’ve transformed mine back and forth several times even before the first reported breakage and my ratchets are just fine. And though the reviewer from TFW2005 who captured the breakage live in his review doesn’t admit it, he was pretty rough with his handling from my point of view. You can clearly see his hands trembling at times from the amount of force he uses. He might not have been using that much force when the actual breakage occurred, but in general I think he handles Dinobot in the same way as a cheap Transformer. I am scared to think how Macross toys would hold up under him. EDIT: I found a flaw with my Dinobot. He totally discharged the 2 fresh LR44 batteries I placed in him 5 days ago. I don’t even light him up that often. Not sure if my batteries were faulty, but if not, it is concerning.
  14. ArchieNov

    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    MP-41 Dinobot. He's awesome!
  15. ArchieNov

    The Transformers Thread Next

    The parts that tab together, do so solidly. Nothing is floppy on my copy, but there are some parts that do not tab together (e.g. the neck, the tricep area). Overall I think he's one of the best MPs ever made. My only real nitpick is that when you bend his arms at the elbow, the dino feet start sticking out. And maybe sometimes his neck looks too wide that it makes him seem like he has a double chin. Anyway, here's a quick pic of mine. Pardon the crap quality. And here's the pose I always wanted to do with Dinobot... DINOBOT RIDER KICK!!! Just like he did on Megatron in Episdoe 5 hahaha
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