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  1. I realize I might be barking up the wrong tree, seeing that most of the members here don't live in Japan, but... anyone know any other avenues for getting tickets? A friend and I entered the lottery but we were unsuccessful. Buying event tickets on the secondary market in Japan is difficult to say the least, and is generally frowned upon and will soon be illegal (as of June 8th of this year). Fingers crossed!
  2. The reason those armor pieces ended up splotchy is because of uneven application of the creme solution and/or inconsistent exposure to UV. My recommendation based on extensive attempts at de-yellowing is: don't do it If you insist, I would: Buy a container large enough to fit the parts; line it with tin foil Buy a UV lamp/bulb. UV light strips work even better since you can mount them inside the container easily If the parts are small enough to submerge easily, use liquid solution, and not the creme For larger parts, use a brush to apply the creme, then place the parts inside the container Turn on UV light, walk away for a few hours ??? Hopefully it comes out the way you expect
  3. kazuo

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    This is correct - that is standard practice for Amazon JP shipments. Also worth pointing out almost no third-party sellers on Amazon JP ship outside of Japan, so if you are buying directly from Amazon JP, you are either buying a product carried by Amazon JP, or you are buying a product supplied by a third-party seller which is fulfilled by Amazon JP.
  4. kazuo

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    His location says he is in Japan, so presumably he'll just walk into a local retailer and buy one.
  5. kazuo

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Not too bad, it's the usual bullshit that comes with the complexity of the design of some of the toys in this hobby. Not sure what that other guy was on about with the broken head laser, 'cause I haven't read that at all, but it ranges from broken tail fins / vertical stabilizers, issues with the wings, some shoulder and chest complaints... I feel some of it is not knowing how to properly transform the toy, but a lot of these guys seem to have the Advance as well, which makes me think it's an actual QC issue... we'll see. I wouldn't freak out just yet. Regarding returns... I think you're probably SOL, I don't think most vendors (aside from Amazon) would accept returns. I ended up purchasing a second one just in case I end up with a lemon out of the box.
  6. kazuo

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Lots of complaints on JP Twitter about various QC issues. You can currently buy through Amazon JP for around 31K yen, with 1200 yen shipping to the USA. Be sure to purchase from a seller offering Prime shipping / fulfilled by Amazon, as other offers will not ship to the USA.
  7. kazuo

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    If you have a credit card that has no FTF, pay N-Y in JPY, and use the slowest JP Post shipping option, you can get it for ~$285 USD delivered.
  8. kazuo

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Rakuten orders are being canceled because the sellers won't ship overseas. Your best bet is to use a forwarding service, such as Rinkya or Shopping Mall Japan if you are willing to pay the forwarding fees, on top of the reseller markup. Personally, I'm not willing to risk paying even more later if I'm not able to get one, so I bit the bullet and got one from Amazon JP using a forwarding service. Amazon orders can be canceled through the end of August, which I am comfortable with, just in case I end up finding one at retail.
  9. This is correct, the photo with Macross The First looks to be fake. The poster with BGC and Mospeada is genuine, as folks who were in attendance took photos of it at the booth, including Yacopu, who posted it to Twitter.
  10. No, I don't see anything like that in the tweets. Re: Sentinel's company name in Kanji, it's Ateji which is why it can be confusing to read.
  11. No indication that it is limited based on those tweets. Also no indication of a release date. He does say that this version transforms differently than the previous version (Beagle I guess?) in that the armor wraps around the rider from below like the anime. Should be interesting to learn more about this one!
  12. Why would you want to remove film grain from a film? Messing with the brightness to hide the grain is "better" than excessive DNR, but still garbage, in my view. At least they restored the censored scenes from the previous release.
  13. is not listening to Basara's song, because it triggers him

  14. Sure are a lot of people in here that seem to have very short memories about how awful Yamato's toys were in the early days. I'm happy we're getting a VF-2 at all. It's not even out yet and instead of being excited and providing constructive feedback, most of you are opting to crap on an unfinished product. NEWS FLASH: We're Macross fans. Beggars can't be choosers. If you want to crap on the finished product when it is available, by all means. Until then, I'll wait and see what happens. Personally, if Evolution announced that they would release a Metal Siren if the VF-2 sells out through preorders, I'd buy five. If they're out there and reading this, I want to thank them for this release, and I also urge them to read and consider the CONSTRUCTIVE feedback provided by fans. Honestly, I am sure they are reading 2ch and Twitter or whatever, so they're probably well aware of the common complaints thus far.
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