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About kaiotheforsaken

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  • Birthday 03/15/1986

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    Anaheim, CA
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    Macross, Super Robots, Lego, Star Trek, Star Wars, Mecha

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  1. kaiotheforsaken

    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    Was hoping that new PG would be something more interesting, something that makes me want build another kit of that size and complexity again. Oh well, means I can just stash the cash I might of spent for when something more exciting comes along.
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    Soul of Chogokin - part II

    So for those that have the Dragonzord, is there a way to collapse the chest closer to his body in fighting mode and I just missed it? Cause the front it looks pretty great, but from the side there is a big ass gap that looks pretty awful. As far as I can tell, the answer is no, especially since I haven't seen such a step covered in any videos. Still, it's really unsightly and pretty amateur hour for an SOC, even if it is still the best representation we are likely to ever get.
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    That front view of Unit 01 is enough to get me to give this a big fat pass. The head and neck look super doofy and remove any of the menace it should have. That said, I feel like plenty of releases don't get the head and neck quite right, not really sure why this one is so difficult.
  4. kaiotheforsaken

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Glad I happened to pop in to this thread in time to snag one. This looks so slick and I really do think I prefer a smaller collection of larger figures. Now my old 1/48 Roy will have a companion piece.
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    The Transformers Thread Next

    For what it's worth he's a pretty tremendous piece. I actually found him fun to transform and he has some really interesting/crazy engineering. I said on TFW that I'd recommend him despite the risk. Though mine isn't broken, so take that for what you will. If you like Beast Wars and are a fan of Dinobot, this is still the way to go. I doubt we'll see anything better, at least not anytime soon.
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    The Transformers Thread Next

    It's a weird situation with Dinobot. Without looking at mine (still at work), I couldn't come up with a reason why Takara would chose that plastic on that particular part. The softer, more flexible plastics throughout the figure make sense though. There's a lot of twisting and accordion...ing that needs to happen on this guy. I imagine we'd have people shearing their arms off and whatnot if something more rigid was used. I flipped mine back and forth a couple of times before reading the meltdown on TFW, but my ratchets are okay. I was gentle with it, but mostly because I went into the transformation blind (it's surprisingly intuitive believe it or not). I don't want to dismiss people's issues as this obviously is one to some degree, but it also isn't universal. I feel like the more expensive the figure, the more likely you'll have these kinds of issues. I shouldn't have to future hips or shoulders or worry about backpack tabs breaking or hips disintegrating or breaking the "neck" of my 19. But, iirc, all those issues have hit Macross releases in the past. High end, complex pieces can break, you're paying more for finish and engineering I'd imagine than durability. A problem, sure, but at least it's not a catastrophic one. He still can transform and can basically pose without issue from what I've seen of the broken ones.
  7. kaiotheforsaken

    The Transformers Thread Next

    I think if you sign up for an account with DHL, which doesn't cost anything, you can release packages that need a signature by going online. It's what I do since I'm never home when they deliver. You can also leave specific instructions (I've asked them to leave it in the shade on a hot day, for example) and I've always had a good experience with them. UPS and USPS or more likely to leave the slip without knocking and Amazon's delivery guys will just throw crap at my front door.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Well I missed the boat on this one. Amiami's new site doesn't run too hot on mobile, even before the madness started. Wound up with 2 in my cart when I only wanted one. By the time I fixed it and got back through checkout they were gone. The other places sold out quicker than I could get through checkout. Surprised I'm not more bummed about it, maybe cause this is par for the course for Bandai stuff these days.
  9. kaiotheforsaken

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Wasn't about to bother with the madness. But by chance I'm still awake...so what the hell. It's a really good looking Valk and it can hang out with my old Roy if I get lucky.
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    Arcadia 1/60 VF-1J 35th Anniversary

    I actually kind of like this scheme, perhaps more than any of the other anniversary ones. If all the anniversary markings are actually stickers and I can ignore them, it might be fun to have.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    This is a good looking piece. Somehow, I've managed to not have bought any version of a 1J in all my time collecting Macross stuff. This would be a good excuse to do so, but the Bandai pre-order insanity just isn't for me. I've tried that song and dance with the 31s and the process has been less than enjoyable. Might grab one if a non-crazy opportunity presents itself, otherwise it'll be living vicariously through pictures here.
  12. kaiotheforsaken

    Soul of Chogokin - part II

    This is super reassuring, thanks. I couldn't really photograph this particular issue, but I did describe it well and shoot a short video showing the problem. I also included all kinds of other images to documents to help prove I bought it where and when I said I did. Did they respond to your initial email to them or did a new part just show up? Just trying to gauge if I should keep my eyes on my email to see if they respond.
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    Soul of Chogokin - part II

    So does anyone have experience with bluefin's costumer service department? Got on of those slick SDCC black Megazord, but when I got home and was checking it out, one of the shoulders is missing ratchets. I'm gonna assume this is an error. I sent them an email with all the stuff they ask for and then some, but I've never had to deal with them directly for anything before. Just curious if anyone else has experience with them.
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    Gundam Figure Thread - Newtype GN-002

    Appreciate the replies all, gives me a bit more insight into the line. I don't expect them to last forever, heck I have SOCs with ratchets that have gone pretty floppy. I just have no experience with Gundam outside Gunpla and the occasional Robot Spirits or Fix. I've just had an itch to get a new robot lately and for as much as I like Gundam, I haven't gotten anything related to it in some time. These look really premium though so they definitely caught my eye.
  15. kaiotheforsaken

    Gundam Figure Thread - Newtype GN-002

    Well that's some consolation. I really like some of their Astray Red Frame releases and the Destiny, but they're expensive to begin with and aftermarket is no joke. So if I were to take the plunge, I'd want to be something that holds up reasonably well.