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    Macross figures

    I think Bandai's HMR prototype is much more accurate than that 3D-printed fan sculpt is.
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    Max Factory 1/20(!) VF-1S/A Hikaru

    Suspended from the ceiling is my only option. Something like this... ...but it's hardly ideal.
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    Glass by M. Night Shyamalan

    Witness the birth of the M. Night Shyamalan Cinematic Universe... The MNSCU.
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    Macross figures

    And thanks to borgified's gracious heads-up (and Mandarake's prompt service), they're here already! The secret* figure of the set is an Ishtar in civilian garb. *Not much of a secret, I know.
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    The Transformers Thread Next

    I fell in love with the original Transformers cartoon as a kid, but always hated the toys for how poorly they represented the onscreen characters. Scale, proportion, articulation, likeness -- they failed every criteria I had for action figures and character merchandise alike. With historical perspective, I realize this was entirely Sunbow's fault (talk about false advertising!), but I still don't see the appeal of G1 reissues. Masterpiece, on the other hand...
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Nice, but I'm sure it wasn't as "supercheap" as it claims to be... I finally found the perfect skateboard for Revoltech Mikey!
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    A lot of mine have to be displayed with landing gear deployed; it's a simple matter of real estate. They take up more shelf space in fighter mode, but the ones in front have to be in fighter for the battroids at the back to be visible. I wouldn't know how else to make it work.
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    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I get multiple shipments from Amazon.jp every week, and they're always shrink-wrapped to a cardboard spacer glued to the bottom of the box. That wasn't a fellow fan, that's just how they ship everything. That bar code sticker on the YF-19 box is a dead giveaway.
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    The Official Moscato Hobby Models Thread

    That would make it about... 1:350 scale? Even among Southern Cross fans, I can't see this selling enough to justify your time... but if it's something you enjoy doing, that's the most important thing.
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    Yamato 2202

    You must not have seen any of the "daimakura" pillows:
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    The Third Party Transformers Thread

    Oh, I ran out of room long ago. Doesn't mean I wouldn't buy a properly-scaled Sky-Lynx if they made one, though! Yeah, the Reformatted line has always been aimed at CHUG collectors, since they don't suit the style or the scale of Masterpiece figures. Fair enough. Much of the season 3 cast doesn't appear on any existing scale charts, so conjecture based on individual episodes is all we have... and at least The Return of Optimus Prime wasn't animated by AKOM.
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    The Third Party Transformers Thread

    MMC's Sky-Lynx looks promising, but it's most definitely not Masterpiece-scaled. Okay, I admit I've been steadily losing interest in Transformers over the past couple years, but I was deeply into the third-party scene back when "Hoodlum" was announced... like, three years ago. Are you seriously telling me it's STILL not out? Nor is XTB's "Virtus," or MMC's "Saltus" (both announced back in 2016)? Sheesh. Somebody wake me when Zeta finally finishes their Bruticus.
  13. Yes, they do. The issue is explored in Star Wars: Bloodline, which (despite the title) is mostly a political allegory about Leia trying to hold the New Republic together. According to the novel, a significant number of member worlds would've actively supported a military dictatorship like the First Order... and several do, in secret (particularly politicians who had benefitted from Palpatine's reign). It's the most deathly boring thing to ever carry the Star Wars name, but it's a lot more plausible than anything that happens in the new trilogy.
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    The Third Party Transformers Thread

    Well, I'm not entirely sold on "Koot" -- like you, I'm wary of FansToys products these days -- but "Jabber" looks a whole lot better than "Buzzing" does. Thankfully, we already have a definitive Masterpiece Wreck-Gar with KFC's "Crash Hog." The design, the engineering, the die-cast heft, the quality of the paint... I couldn't believe what KFC was capable of! Honestly, TakaraTomy couldn't possibly do any better.
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    It's a current trend in action figure marketing. Mego's "Classic 8 Inch Figure" line and Super7's "ReAction" figures are freakin' horrible BY DESIGN. It's supposed to appeal to older collectors who fondly remember the aesthetics of late '70s toy production... and presumably, it's a lot cheaper and easier than getting decent sculpts, accurate proportions, or likeness rights. Have you seen ReAction's Robotech line?
  16. The rest of the names are correct. I'd use "Kujou" rather than "Kujyou," but it's not wrong. [ . . . ] Man, what a compendium of godawful anime names. It's as bad as Gundam!
  17. I suppose "Aimee," "Eimee," or even "Eimii" is also possible... but "Amie" is definitely wrong. It doesn't correspond to Japanese or English spelling conventions. Looks like an easy fix, though. Just print a new sticker. But what spelling would be most appropriate? Traditional Western European (Amy Locke)? Fashionably North American (Aimee Rock)? Nihon-shiki Romanji (Eimii Rokku)?
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    Star Wars Resistance

    Upcoming action figures displayed at NYCC. They're only 5POA, but at least they come with removable helmets...
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    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Hmm... I would've thought most of us got the 1/55 Valks first, then got the 1/60, then got the 1/48, then got the 1/60 v.2, then got the HMRs later on. But maybe most of us aren't as old as I am...