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  1. The Doctor Who Thread

    https://shop.bbc.com/video/shows/doctor-who/doctor-who-tom-baker-complete-first-season-21204.html Classic Doctor Who coming to Blu-Ray!!! Super pumped!
  2. PATLABOR

    Yeah...I know, lol.
  3. MOSPEADA

    Women's lib....or something, lol... Yes. Pretty good fit actually. The hips and crotch are not designed as well as Stick's for the Ride Armor (obviously) but it still works with a little positioning.
  4. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Sorry for confusion. Is this just a reissue? Didn't they do this valk already? Or am I thinking of the VF-19 Advance?
  5. PATLABOR

    Working through the TV series right now. I really wish we could move past recycles of the Ingrams and parts and get to...welll anything....pickel-kun, Phantom, Helldiver, Python, Peacemaker, Economy Ingrams, AV-02, roadrunner, Dauphin/Trainer, Atlas, Doshka, Type 98 Radha, Hannibal....agghghghgh...sooo many cool mechs in this series! Come on Bandai! Other than the web exclusives I've bought three of every piece so far, can't I have something new?!?!?
  6. MOSPEADA

    Alas poor Scott...err..I mean Stick ran afoul of a Knight Saber in a rush to commandeer a vehicle....
  7. MOSPEADA

    Received mine today. Box is old-school awesome. Figure has nice heft and weight and the bike is beautiful. Stuff pops off like a Robot Spirits toy. I'm torn. I LOVE my RIobot Detonator Orgun but it was half the price of this and way less fiddly. Very concerned about how this will hold up with time and even minimal reposing.
  8. Gundam Figure Thread - Newtype GN-002

    Came to post about BBTS. Really happy I found an option other than the crooks at nin-nin game. Almost caved last night as I forgot preorders were going up, then I reminded myself I'd rather pay an ebay seller $100 over retail than ever deal with nin-nin again. Very pleased I grabbed two units through BBTS.
  9. What is Arcadia smoking? Saw the Strike Garland, thought....I don't really buy toys much anymore but must have! Was clicking through the ordering process and realized it was nearly $600 USD....oh and the Strike Parts aren't even included. Those are another $200+. So ~$800 for white paint and some cheap plastic weapons!?!? Have they just lost their minds? The Japanese economy isn't exactly skyrocketing right now. This is so exploitative I honestly don't know if I can support anything else they make in the future. Please don't post the link to Mr. K. explaining why Arcadia is so much more on pricing than Yamato; because this is just completely nuts and insane for a flimsy, mostly plastic toy.
  10. PATLABOR

    Just FYI that is most likely the unpainted, unfinished model for that price. I have the completed, prepainted one and it is beautiful; main issue is Shinobu doesn't really stand on the car's rim like that and I had to position her on the base with the door open as if she was stepping out. Also Shinge slides off the back easily so I stuck him with the rear antenna between his legs and he stays on. Maybe I was supposed to glue them on but would rather not so I just use these work-arounds. Great set though, highly recommended for serious fans of the series.
  11. PATLABOR

    Nice custom work! Tyrant arrived today. I actually didn't want this one as I never found the construction-labors-committing-crimes aspect of the show all that interesting but it is quite sturdy and I rather like it "in person". Also with each new figure I am less impressed by how flimsy the Ingrams feel; the Tyrant feels much denser and more durable. He also looks better in virtually any position; the Ingrams take a lot of posing to get them to not look like a cheap toy; the Brocken, Saturn, and Tyrant look much nicer in any pose in my opinion. Only thing I would avoid is raising up the torso, the piece connecting the upper and lower segments doesn't feel like it will endure a lot of manipulation so I'm keeping mine squashed down. I bought two back when NY's preorder price was ~$90; kind of wish I'd gotten a third one like I usually do.
  12. PATLABOR

    Yeah, have to pass on the Zero kit also. Don't have the time or experience to make it turn out nice. Put my Saturn on the shelf with the others, will post some pics probably tomorrow. Had to wait for my little guy to "help" me "build" it. Saturn is pretty solid feeling, legs and knees work much better than the Ingrams which catch on themselves when trying to get them out of a bent position sometimes. Really darkly colored compared to all the other figures, needs to be in a well lit spot or you just about don't see detail. Also shield pops off real easy, so once you have it on solid don't touch that darned thing! But super cool looking.
  13. PATLABOR

    Woohoo! In hand!
  14. New Macross TV Series in 2018

    I couldn't agree more. Totally geeked out when Patlabor EZY was announced (and with it being presented by Headgear maybe Oshii is involved?!?!). Macross Delta-Scramble-Girly-Song-Force-2.0 or whatever this new project turns out to be???? Pass. Watched about 5 minutes of the first Delta episode and couldn't stand it....it was like Otomedius the anime....except that Otomedius was an intentionally silly parody of Konami's own also-silly Parodius shooter/shmup games...and yet Delta is supposed to be taken seriously. Barf. One of the worst examples ever of a company spitting on me as a consumer.
  15. So I have wanted to see Zero forever.....saw the first episode fansubbed years ago but couldn't find the others. Finally had a chance to watch it this past week and liked some things about it and disliked somethings about it. Shin kinda sucks as a main character, his motivations are hard to understand and he seems to waffle from episode to episode as to what his focus is. Zero Roy is a very interesting take and not what I expected based on his (Robotech) persona. Still thought he was probably the best character in the show. The show itself almost seemed like two separate series; it's basically kick-a**-tropical-Valkyrie-battle-show and then this almost separate "Macross-Island-Adventure", which makes me think of Evangelion for some reason. It's almost like the two aspects of the show don't really connect, at least not in the same way that they do in the original Macross, Plus, or Frontier. That said the Valkyrie battles were excellent. In fact while the show falls far below Plus the dogfights were actually much better in my opinion. The valks move in a much more believable manner than Plus where Isamu routinely flew his valk around in a manner that looked like a child playing with a toy. Also the more gritty, realistic, pre-SDF Macross designs and combat was really well done and that final face off between Shin/Nora and Roy/Ivanov was friggin awesome. I also liked that the series presented both the UN and Anti-UN forces in equally unfavorable light as things unfold. The original Macross tells us that the alien ship crashed and all humanity united; this version presents a slightly more realistic view of a more tumultuous transition prior to the Zentradi arrival. Overall a cool series though nowhere near as good as Plus or what I have seen thus far of Frontier which I also just started. That said some of my favorite mechs from the franchise now come from Zero after having finally seen it. In fact I was planning to clear out my Zero Valks but now they are probably my favorites.
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