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Matt Random

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  1. I always simply removed it from the VF-31F prior to transformation since those fins scare me. I was always worried about breaking it on the YF-29.
  2. Matt Random

    Hi-Metal R

    I got the same dubious answer from NY when I inquired about the DC Strike Packs that I should have had back in December if NY had their act together. The only difference is that the reply I got had 'ems' as opposed to 'sal'. Funny how things from Amazon Japan don't seem to be affected by this. And for China I still get shipping notices, but it just takes a long time to go from that first notice (label creation) to actually being scanned by the carrier. It seems to me that NY hasn't even created the shipping labels.
  3. Matt Random

    Hi-Metal R

    Me too. I just want VFs from across the saga.
  4. Matt Random

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    The 4G has been wonderful in it's role of work at home desk toy. Such a solid piece. Looks great in all modes and really fun to transform. Makes me miss my HM-R Ostrich that is stuck in the office all the more. I'd love to see a newly designed HM-R YF-19 with the same level of perfect transformation as the VF-1 & VF-4.
  5. Matt Random

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    Being stuck at home got the best of me and I ended up ordering the VF-4G from AMZ JP. Unfortunately, the VF-4 won't have a friend to play with since my only other HMR is stuck at the office.
  6. Again, I'm not trying to dissuade anyone from getting YetiStands. I'm not saying it is a bad product or implying it is inferior. I'm just relating my heart stopping experience. In fact, after putting the gerwalk on the Bandai stand I decided to skip the stand and not push my luck for the time being.
  7. I don't think I said it was junk. I just said I'm not trusting my stuff to it after this. This stuff is too expensive and too hard to replace. So I've decided that for me the safer route is best. Probably not use any stands except for maybe fighter mode. I've been collecting for over 25 years now and this first time I've had something plunge to the floor. Even having lived in earthquake country for 18 years. Silly me should have closed the cabinet door immediately, but my intention was to go back to it to tweak the missiles sitting around the base of the stand after I cleaned up my mess. This is not my first Yeti. I have an Alpha that is fine once you get all the balancing and tightening correct. I don't have any elbows in that setup - just three straight joints and generally configured with all the weight directly above the base joint in the center of the stand. The Beta has the base joint toward the back which means that it has to support the weight in a different way that I had always wondered about. That's why I went with the Alpha the first time around. The cool etched kite is why I decided to give the Beta a try. And yes, if my brand new car had a catastrophic failure that resulted in me crashing - yes, I would swear off the brand. Just like if I ever had any appliances and electronics that caught fire. Unfortunately, with something like a YetiStand most every failure can be catastrophic since each part is essential to the whole. And yes, it is not a life threatening failure, but it can be a costly one. I do have to commend Bandai on the durability. I had the strike packs and missiles on it with the gun+strap in hand. Nothing seemed to break. Things popped off, but they all came off in the ways intended. I would be absolutely !$&%! if the valkyrie had broken. Thankfully it seems OK so this is just a lesson learned. I didn't post this to try to keep people from buying YetiStand nor do I intend to post anything in that thread. I posted more to share my frightening experience of seeing what looked like a shattered DX that proved to be more durable than I expected when I first started looking at the scene. YetiStands make for beautiful displays. Maybe just some cautious advice to sit your new Yeti configuration on the floor or the middle of a table for a day or so to ensure that everything is stable. It does tend to take a couple of tries to get the tightness correct and a fall of a few inches is better than falling a few feet.
  8. Yup. Two metal washers and the rubber washer on all the joints. The break isn't in the joint. It's in the bend of the elbow.
  9. Yeah, it was the elbow. It broke right along the bend. The break was oriented perpendicular to the ground.
  10. After an hour of putting together my new YetiStand I put my Strike VF-1S gerwalk mode on it. I then went to clean up my mess only to have my VF-1 take a 3.5' plunge to the floor! It hadn't been on the shelf for more than 2 minutes when the elbow joint snapped cleanly in half. The thing went to pieces. Missiles, gun, leg armor and even the unattached legs themselves littered the debris field. Thankfully it doesn't look like anything got broken - at least nothing that I've found yet. As much as I like the look of YetiStands I will no longer be using it after this. The included stand may be ugly, but it is stable and durable.
  11. Had a great transaction with @nathans82. Great communication! Highly recommended!
  12. I listed my VF-1J in the sales section if anyone is interested.
  13. SOLD - DX VJ-1J Thank you
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