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  1. auberondreaming

    Quiet times leave me reflecting

    Reading a lot of negativity here, or at least perceiving it. You can go ahead and disregard the original post, thank you.
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    Quiet times leave me reflecting

    From my perspective it is a pretty quiet time in Macross toys as far as what the next year or two holds. We have Arcadia releasing premium versions of toys that many of us already have. We haven't heard much on the SV-51, I assume it is coming within the next two years. Things seem to be slowing down on the Bandai Delta front, and from a personal perspective my dislike of the show means that I have no interest in any toys beyond the vf-31f and the sv-262 I picked up. The Hi-Metal R line continues but I have very little interest in collecting a full set of vf-1 valks from it. As cool as the mecha are the Tomahawk seems to be MIA for a while longer; with that and the Phalanx UN mecha will soon be done. The enemy mecha have been awesome, but beyond a Queadluun-Rau I see that line being done as well. Of course this post will slightly devolve into a wish list, but I find my wish list becoming smaller and smaller lately as well. I would love to see a modern Yf-21. I would love for Arcadia specifically to tackle a 1/60 vf-2ss. I would love a modern version of the TV SDF. All the non canon or non screen time stuff would be neat, but this is my core instant buy list and it's 3 items long. I can't imagine what kind of improvements a 1/60 vf-1 toy would have to have for me to start a whole new vf-1 collection. If the next Macross show is good I'll of course get into it, but given the direction the series has taken, not holding my breath. For me, in my opinion, at this date in time there is nothing announced that has me lit up or excited. These lulls in the hype train always make me reflect on where we are in the state of Macross toys, and my focus being primarily on SDFM and Plus, I wonder if everything sans what I mentioned above has already been released. Perhaps the core of my collection, the things I really love and care about, is near completion for me. Something to think on anyway.
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    Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Yay, finally filled the M&M hole in my collection of vf-1 valks!
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    Hi-Metal R

    Any schedule update on the tomahawk? I'm not finding anything...
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    Hi-Metal R

    I'm curious to see if they can improve valk execution in this scale that have the head behind the cockpit in fighter, such as the vf-19 or vf-4.
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    Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    Man I had a hell of a time getting one of the missile packs on the leg. I had one that would not go on the "bottom" when in fighter, but only on the top. The other missile pack snapped into either slot. Handling this thing again reminded me of how little it locks together. The missile packs are the first "armor" design that feels like intentional paid DLC, they should not be removable at all, should just be a part of the valk.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I really do like these Hi-Metals, but they don't compare at all to the Yamcadias. Can't disagree more with the build critiques being thrown around at them in this thread after the shoulder pin issue was addressed. The 1/60's lock together better in all three modes, and the scale shows off the details better. I also prefer the Yamcadias shoulder design as the hinge allows for some really dynamic posing. The 1/100s are fun, but no substitute for the 1/60's. I have a few 1/48's as well, and I feel like the 1/60 is a better scale for display and playability (though the big guys are pretty awesome!).
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    Arcadia Premium Finish Max and Miria 1/60 Super VF-1J

    Maybe this should be it's own topic, but I am interested in peoples opinions who have bought the premium finish arcadia toys. I decided to opt out, I don't need a 4th Roy and I have no interest in collecting DYRL so they were easy to pass for my collection. After reading and watching Jenius's reviews, it sounds like the tampo is delicate. As he said, it seems like unless you are right on top of them the new tampo doesn't have much impact visually. Is that worth an extra $40 to $50? Will that price increase hold true for the M&M or do you expect it to be higher? For $40 it interests me to go for it, but not if it increases the worry when handling.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Picked up a second at AE myself. Not staying up late for a bandai pre-order. What is the world coming to?
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    Hi-Metal R

    Put in for one at kurama (bandai online) Paying a little extra is worth avoiding the PO nightmares.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I'm unfamiliar with Loopaza. Any experiences anyone can share? I might spend a bit more to avoid late night PO.
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    Hi-Metal R

    That's the way you do a vf-2! I hope this has a ton of interest so one of the two companies who know what they are doing take a shot at a 1/60th version with this engineering.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Wow! I want to see the underside as well, but this looks SOOO much better than the EVO. The SAP looks great!
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    Most playable Macross transforming toys?

    For that price point the HMR line is for you. However I find it easier to transform the 1/60 v2 vf-1 yamcadias. They hold great poses, and any v2 vf-1 arcadia will be sturdy as heck. They are perfect transformation as well, where as the HMR is very slightly partsforming (canopy shield and landing gear). Gotta say the HMR vf takes falling off a shelf like a champ though!
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Got my 31F and have been enjoying it. Feels much more substantial than the 262. And WAY less gappie. This is my first and will be my last 31 (minus a crazy sell on a shelf warmer, fat chance). Kind of feels a bit like the VF-0D, in that handling it I always feel like I'm moving a fin or some other piece that doesn't lock into place. Happy to be done with Bandai pre-order craziness for a while and Delta in general. Question: I have one of the cuffs around the ankles standing up, any idea how to get it to lay flat in fighter mode?
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