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    Okayama, Japan
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  1. tekering

    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    The Vintage Collection releases are usually retailer exclusives -- Target, Amazon, TRU or Walmart. The new TIE is a Walmart exclusive. You guys really are out of the loop. Amazon exclusive, 2013. Also features the new cockpit module. That ship may have already sailed, I fear. TRU exclusive, 2011... and apart from a retooled cockpit and a new paint job, it's still the same old '80s crap. Having given up hope on an accurately-proportioned Hasbro Y-Wing, I've decided to make my own: The studio-scale Galactic Resin model kit is the perfect scale for 3.75" figures. Of course, as a limited-run garage kit, it's gonna cost you several hundred dollars... if you can find one. Or there's always the Master Replicas Y-Wing, but that one runs several thousand dollars... if you can find one!
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    It's here! And it's definitive. Remember the old Kenner toy? Look at what we have nowadays: That was then, this is now. Then... ...and now. What a time to be a Star Wars collector!
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    Soul of Chogokin - part II

    Look what I found in the clearance bin of my local Toys 'R' Us... ...for 70% off!
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    No Love for Southern Cross?

    Harmony Gold released "Masterpiece" toys from the Macross Saga and New Generation (and repainted them for Sentinels and Shadow Chronicles releases); Southern Cross toys were deemed unlikely sellers, presumably.
  5. Are we talking about the same joint? Put a little pressure between the shoulder halves, and you can split them apart to access the screw with minimal effort.
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    Bubblegum Crisis Toys

    Close, but no cigar... The details are wrong, the proportions are wrong, and there are too many straight lines. And the mufflers are all kinds of wrong.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Yeah, the HMR canopy is too flat and elongated, and the wingtips are much too bulbous. I may just repaint the orange myself.
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    Hi-Metal R

    You know I do. Even the beige is different!
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    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I feel your pain, man. If you've wanted a YF-19 for nearly two decades, then you never got any of the previous releases... and if you couldn't afford them, you won't be able to afford Bandai's, either. It's only going to increase in value. . . . Okay, I suppose I won't need my Yamato YF-19 once this Bandai comes out, so I'll sell it to you for $100. Just send me a PM if you want it; it's still in its box and everything.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Well, the problem clearly isn't universal, and shouldn't keep you from opening and enjoying your expensive toys! "Scary Movie butler hands"
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Why would the shoulders need replacing? I've never had problems with any of mine. I've only kept the bulk of mine unopened because I don't have the shelf space to display 'em all... I think you've been denying yourself without just cause.
  12. What a remarkably complex sequence! I sure hope it was shot on film, and the negatives have been properly stored. I've love to see it properly mastered in HD video. Thanks for sharing!
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    Hi-Metal R

    Actually, mine exhibits only a faint difference in color when photographed: ...but the difference looks more significant to my eye than it does in pictures.
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    Star Trek: Discovery

    This has nothing to do with ego -- at least, not the actors' egos. Hollywood is infested with parasitic leeches known as "agents," whose primary purpose is to artificially inflate a film's budget in order to secure a larger salary for their clients (and by extension, themselves), and often negotiate in bad faith with studios just to squeeze every dollar they can out of 'em. The process is usually kept out of the public eye, but there are some infamous (and well-documented) examples: Joe Chappelle wanted Danielle Harris back for Halloween 6, Harris wanted to return for Halloween 6, but her agent screwed up the negotiations. Joss Whedon wanted Edward Norton back for The Avengers, Norton wanted to return for The Avengers, but his agent screwed up the negotiations. Jon Favreau wanted Terrence Howard back for Iron Man 2, Howard wanted to return for Iron Man 2, but his agent screwed up the negotiations. Hiring the right agent (and keeping them reigned in) is of course the actor's responsibility, but things can quickly escalate out of the actor's control. We can't lay the blame entirely on the agents, but I doubt it's Chris & Chris causing the problem here. Creatively, it was a significant recovery; financially, it was not. Into Darkness grossed more than $120 million more than Beyond did.
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    Hi-Metal R VF-1A with Nova Rovel backdrop

    Great photography, clever Photoshop enhancements, and very imaginative use of NOVA's "Ubiquitous" set!