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  1. Hi everyone, I got my replacement legs from HLJ, and already swapped in the correct right foot I needed. I now have an extra LEFT foot for anyone who might need one. Not the entire leg, just the foot as pictured. This can be swapped with a little patience (it's how I did mine) Anyone who needs it, free of charge, just pay shipping. If you do want it, I just ask that you confirm you need the LEFT foot in Battroid mode.
  2. Wow...been a real long time since I posted here! It can be disassembled! It's not the easiest thing, and it's a little scary, but it can be done. Without opening the leg either. You need to utilize both ankle rockers, and angle the ankle as far to one side as you can. There are two screws on the ankle rocker, one easily accessible near the rear toes, and one up higher. It just BARELY peeks out from the leg. You gotta flex that inner leg shaft some, but you can get a screwdriver in there. The screwdriver will still be at a bit of an angle, so use a good one, and take it slow. If you don't want to try for an exchange, or hope replacement parts become available, you can mod the ankle joint to at least sit straight in fighter mode. You'll need to significantly file down the side of the ankle joint that rests against the arm cavity. The first picture shows how much I had to file away, about 1.5mm. And the part fully filed down and smoothed over. But that meant I was able to get the foot to sit straight in fighter mode. It's still the wrong foot, but using the ankle rockers in the legs allows it to sit properly in each mode. That's how I feel too. Even if I didn't file that part, I was just going to leave it. If I could walk into Target and exchange and inspect it on the spot, that would be a different story. I wonder if that's where all the confusion is coming from? Since the upper ankle joints are the same, perhaps the workers did not understand the foot was different?
  3. Hey everyone, Ijust got around to picking up this mold today (Wings ver). When transforming to Gerwalk, that big sliding joint that reveals the little machine gun, is it supposed to lock in the extended position? The whole upper body on mine just slowly slides back down. It seems to have a shallow lock in the retracted/ fighter mode position, which seems counter intuitive to me
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    Hi-Metal R

    Went to Tamashii Nations today, amd saw these in person. VF-4 amd VF-0A were early, fixed pose fighter mode only painted up resin samples. The VF-2 however appeared to be a fully transformable resin proto, and appeared to be perfect transformation. The hip bar transformation mechanism was visible, and looked sturdy. All the transfortion joints in the arms and chest/ back were visuble, as well as the sliders for the rear stabilizer pods. Landing gear appeared to be pop out and replace like the VF-1. Scuplt looked great, except the head, which was a little narrow, with very straight up antennas. Looked loads better than Evos attempt. Couldnt sneak any photos, since the employee was standing right there. And no relaese date on any of those, just the ambiguous " Display only"
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    Bandai 1/35 DX VF-1

    Haha, nope, there was an employee guarding it. Not that I saw, but at this stage, ot doesnt surpirse me there werent any...it didnt even have any joints at all, just a big fixed pose figure.
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    Bandai 1/35 DX VF-1

    Saw it in person today. Its huge, however, it was clearly a very early resin test sample: solid parts, no joints, etc. However, there were lights in the visor, shoulder light things, bay doors on the legs....and maybe the gunpod. No other info or pics were ar the event, other than it being listed as DX Chogokin. The scuplt did look very promising though!
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    Bandai 1/35 DX VF-1

    Saw it in person today. Its huge, however, it was clearly a very early resin test sample: solid parts, no joints, etc. However, there were lights in the visor, shoulder light things, bay doors on the legs....and maybe the gunpod. No other info or pics were ar the event, other than it being listed as DX Chogokin. The scuplt did look very promising though!
  8. And likewise, the VF-25G I got from SuperHobo was in excellent condition for a very reasonable price!
  9. Ok, Cool thanks. I knew I remembered something about a mix up, just couldn't remember the exact details.
  10. Hi guys, I just got a used Yamato 1/60 VF-1S Max Ver 2 and see that it has a black heat shield on it. Is this normal? I think I might remember that it mistakenly came with one a few years ago....but it's been a while and I'm not sure.
  11. While I already have mine, a US based retailer that could offer guaranteed pre-orders for Bandai's Macross stuff at reasonable prices would be something a welcome addition I'd say.
  12. Bought a G1 Hound from Jasonc, for a ridiculously good price. It arrived fast and in the condition exactly as described! Would definitely buy from him again.
  13. Purchased some VF-17 Super Packs from Kurisama. They arrived very well packed, and were in perfect condition.
  14. Have you tried the various Model Master purple pearls? There's Purple Pearl and Grape Pearl, they both have a metallic finish, and are semi-translucent. They are what I use when I need clear purple
  15. This same thing happened to my Alto's Gunpod. I was just opening it up one day, and it snapped pretty much in the exact same spot. I built a new clip end out of some styrene bits. It's not quite as snug as brand new, but it's secure, and works. Jarrod
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