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tekering

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  1. Sure is! It was the definitive YF-19 toy... until the Arcadia eclipsed it. And then the Bandai eclipsed the Arcadia. And now, it's just sort of quaint. With a pudgy little super-deformed pilot.
  2. tekering

    Hi-Metal R

    Well, not much money... ...but there isn't a Hi-Metal R alternative for the VF-25, and they display well with HMRs.
  3. You bought one Toynami Alpha, and FOUR Toynami Beta fighters?
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    Hi-Metal R

    Other users have had success reaching out to Bandai directly... and since they're obviously aware of the problem, they may be willing to provide replacement parts.
  5. tekering

    Hi-Metal R

    She scales a little large, but she fits in the seat... I must say, Bandai did a much better job with the helmet this time around. And, since you suggested using Plastic Cretins Minmay as well: There's not enough leg room in the back, unless you cut off her feet... ...but you could always let her sit up front. My hat's off to you, sir. What's that creepy goo you're using for masking?
  6. Well, I suppose that's what Bandai was going for... but it's not terribly convincing, to my eye.
  7. tekering

    Hi-Metal R

    I can't help but think you overdid it just a little on that bird, Lolicon... Did it come with the rainbow canopy?
  8. Looks more like an expression of disapproval to me... I'm honestly not sure what Bandai was thinking with that pose.
  9. tekering

    Hi-Metal R

    As if there were any doubt... Comparing shades of orange... Comparing pilots... ...and somebody mentioned comparing nosecones...?
  10. Well, "Ore" was much better than the earlier short; predictable, unoriginal, and ridden with clichés, but an improvement nonetheless. The acting was more naturalistic, the lighting more evocative, and the setting felt very real this time. I'd recommend "Ore," certainly over "Night Shift."
  11. Got another 1:48 Stealth VF-1J -- with Super/Strike parts -- so I could display the FAST packs on my Low-Vis VF-1A... I might just have to give this one the "Lolicon" treatment. It's mostly WAVE Hangar parts, yes... although it's built around the vintage "Macross Factory" model kit, and also includes some Zoids diorama sections: ...and NOVA "Ubiquitous" panels (for the ceiling).
  12. tekering

    Hi-Metal R

    Well, 30 seconds is about all I could take. There's nothing more annoying than watching disingenuous young actors pretending to be excited about something... ...and yet, 90% of Japanese TV is exactly that.
  13. Check your mailboxes, guys! It's true! The ball joints are awesome, Cap'n.
  14. I'd much prefer a DYRL Misa, myself... ...perhaps superimposed on a tactical display...?
  15. Make no mistake; @borgified and I have a great deal in common, including our tastes in anime, sci-fi, toys and action figures. However, we have fundamentally different ideas of what constitutes a "diorama." Isn't that a Pokémon?
  16. Damn, that TRON figure looks like it stepped right outta the movie screen! What do you estimate the scale to be?
  17. tekering

    Macross figures

    Some parts of it, sure... like the cockpit, which is why the Toynami figure doesn't fit. It's also awkwardly-proportioned and malformed -- like any MEP prototype -- so it's difficult to establish a definite scale.
  18. If you lack the skill or inclination to build model kits, getting the pre-built car has clear advantages... but if you're looking to save money, the model kit's considerably cheaper and more readily available. As it's molded in color, and the figures come pre-painted either way, there aren't any significant differences.
  19. I sought out the tie-in novels just to find out who the hell the "First Order" were, and where they'd come from... since JJ provided no exposition whatsoever. Star Wars: Bloodline provided some political backstory, but... it really wasn't worth the time to read.
  20. The original 7-part OAV series (otherwise known as "The Early Days"). Brilliant stuff, top-notch writing and direction.
  21. You guys are surprisingly generous with the prequels. Is there a good story to be found there? Probably, but it's buried under a mountain of dismal writing and miserable acting. Most of the performances are so distractingly bad, and the dialogue so inept, that it's impossible the appreciate the structure of the plot they're hung on. Liam Neeson and Ian McDiarmid do incredible work, but they're left adrift by the rest of the cast. Even reliable actors like Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Christopher Lee come off as bland and unconvincing, upstaged by CGI characters like Yoda and Jar Jar. Perhaps children of the '90s, who grew up with these films, have difficulty eyeing them critically (the same way children of the '80s accept the Ewoks unapologetically). The sequel trilogy is far more infuriating, I think, because the story and writing fails to support the stellar work of the cast. The performances are much better across the board, the principal characters are more engaging, and the dialogue is functional, but the characters have no agency. They are jerked around by the machinations of the plot, and the only influence they have on the story seems to be at the behest of The Force (or rather, The Mouse). The plot happens around them, not because of them. I consider both the Prequel Trilogy and the Sequel Trilogy to be failures, but -- ironically enough -- for completely different reasons.
  22. tekering

    Hi-Metal R

    This premise has always intrigued me, especially since my crappy digital camera died and I've been stuck with my cell phone... How much better would this look if I had photographed it with a decent DSLR?
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