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Valkyrie Griffon

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  1. Ok thanks. I wasn't looking to buy from that specific seller anyways it just happened to be the first one I saw for comparison. Also I don't want Chinese KOs but I didn't know if sometimes the factories keep running without Lego's knowledge like many of the clothing factories do. Obviously those are unofficial and considered KOs but when they come from the same factory it's the same thing. Don't really want to buy something made in China anyways though. Thanks for the input everyone.
  2. Nice custom build. In the comparison pic in the top right I see what looks like the McFarlane Toys bike. What are the other two?
  3. My little guy has just gotten into Scooby Doo a bit and I have discovered that we missed out on the Scooby-Doo Lego sets a couple years ago since he wasn't into either at that time. I see ebay "reprints" like this are available at a fraction of the price of the originals: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Scooby-Doo-Mystery-Mansion-Building-Block-scoobydoo-shaggy-Velma-Fit-Lego-Figure/183222665636?epid=22023420227&hash=item2aa8ec01a4:g:t0QAAOSwQKla9yW5 Has anyone had experience with these? Are these just extras that the factories continued to run, as often happens with texti
  4. http://anymoon.com/blog/?p=9838 For $500 getting a 4/10 for durability is unacceptable. I hope they never release their Patlabors as this is shockingly bad quality control. Not to mention the work is probably being done by kids in China paid a nearly inhuman daily wage. Disgusting company.
  5. Oh forgot to say. Absolutely love it. I had the original Yamato release and sold it along with the Super Ostrich years ago to "make space". This was ~2013/2014 and they were both New in Box; suffice to say I've regretted that decision so I am thrilled to have this bird back in the collection. It seems to me that it looks much better than I recall the Yamato version looking. Super hopeful for an Ostrich now!
  6. They're connected, the whole thing still slides right off EDIT: Just checked, the boosters were pegged into the backpack but I didn't realize the backpack wasn't pegging into the Valkyrie itself. Seems like a really big piece to be held on by such little plastic pegs, but I guess that's Japanese toys for ya. Thanks.
  7. Anyone else having problems with the boosters sliding off? I haven't even tried anything other than jet mode and I want to put it on a stand at an upward angle but they're not going to stay in place if I do that. Am I missing something about securing them in place?
  8. Why are you doing this??? I was on an anime/toy sabbatical when these released and completely missed the Wave figures. I have looked off and on the last few years and literally never find them up for sale. I literally would trade a brand new Metal Build Eva-01 for a sealed one of these right now if I could. You are evil...lol...maybe...
  9. Wanting to get my little guy some diecast aircraft and needed some suggestions. He has a few ~2" jets that he loves so I want something a bit larger, say 6-9" with more detail. preferably $20-50 price range. Here are a couple examples I am looking at but literally I don't know anything about these, or other manufacturers, so any advice on which lines/manufacturers make better product would be appreciated: Amercom Blackbird: https://www.diecastairplane.com/store/p/126487-YF-12C-SR-71A-Blackbird-NASA-1971-1-144.html Daron/Postage Stamp Blackbird: https://www.flyingmule.com/produ
  10. Anyone pick up the Batman Ninja figure? I'm kind of disappointed with it. There's just not much to it; equipment, articulation, poseability. Also the cape is really fragile. My little guy wants to play with it and I usually let him but I don't think this one has much resiliency. Passed on Joker because Batman is really more like what I would expect from a $20 figure, not a $50+ one...
  11. Is this one of you guys? https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-12-SENTINEL-RIOBOT-Mospeada-VR052F-T-Accessories-kit-Robotech-Cyclone/292725088914?hash=item4427c66292:g:WjIAAOSwtVdbmagT Who here has accessories for sale?
  12. Man what a mess. Once again Bandai prove they are the most anti-consumer Japanese company out there. At this point they are as bad as Harmony Gold in my opinion, just with a few less convicted felons in the executive offices.
  13. The Revoltech is quite good, especially compared to the Revoltech Ingrams. Something about this one didn't look so great to me and I've yet to pick it up, What did you dislike about the -Side Labor- version?
  14. Sorry if asked an answered here before but wondering about the new Medicom Mafex figures like this Eva-01 coming out: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10545381 Looks exactly like this one but at half the size: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10191307 Are these just half size RAH reissues? I already have most of the RAH Evas but I would spring for them again in a smaller scale also.
  15. Looks like that fansub site did get a cease and desist. And looks like sentai has it all...except for Mellowlink. Really?!?! I can't stand American licensors anymore...Discotek just screwed everyone with the Dub-only Lupin release, Sentai just screwed LOGH fans with forcing it all into a single print uber box that is rather absurdly priced, now they have Votoms without Mellowlink...what a bunch of a-holes... Also look forward to a $800+ single box set only release because it doesn't have 12 year old panty shots in it so they have no idea how to sell it to modern pedo-an
  16. Talking Head is completely unrelated. Bandai just bundled it with the others for whatever reason. Funny that we have such opposite reactions. There is some very nice animation in the brief combat scenes and the dreams/nightmares. But the people just look awful to me now. Backgrounds are nicely detailed also, it's just the character faces especially that now bother me. My disappointment is that the character animation is usually soooo good in Oshii films. True he did not personally direct Jin-Roh but he wrote the script and gave one of his longtime subordinate animators permission to do th
  17. There are two previous live action films Stray Dog and Akai Megane (The Red Spectacles). Mamoru Oshii is hands down my favorite film director and I spent years looking for the Japanese LDs for the two films plus Talking Head...to severe disappointment. The problem is that almost nothing happens in them, due to the shoe string budgets the characters basically just sit around lamenting how things went wrong, this is the end of the Panzer Cops, etc all while chain smoking their way through the films. When you see the first flashback or two you start to think something is going to happen...but it
  18. On a side note does anyone here have contact info for Lupin Gang Anime? They were a fansub group a while back and they did a really nice translation on Mellowlink that I still have the VHS tapes for. I have found another version online but it is awful, the subtitler didn't even understand fundametals like how a word like "Taichou" is used. Everyone's rank is romanized but not translated and it makes for some very sloppy dialog. Also some of it is just plain wrong and he has a weird tirade in the credits of at least one episode where he rants about Mellowlink is ok because it isn't too religiou
  19. Huh...ok. Almost sounds like something character out of Doctor Who or what the Emperor did to a certain character in Escaflowne. I honestly would probably give the series another go when/if it releases here and I was fairly excited to have come across PF and Shining Heresy but man those first two PT episodes were just awful and stupid. Not sure how my list of shows that I like is fantastical and has continuity issues, sounds more like ATV has more of an issue with the latter than anything I listed. SDF and Macross Plus? They fit perfectly together and Plus is one of the more ground
  20. Thanks. Given the age of those sets the prices I'm seeing are pretty high for something to give my little guy but man this one is a steal.... https://www.amazon.com/Armored-Trooper-VOTOMS-DMZ-06-Scopedog/dp/B000TUR8PG I'll probably try these instead: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10103559 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10446816 I actually misspoke with the 50 episode comment, what I was thinking of is this blogpost I saw years ago here: https://www.bateszi.me/2009/06/17/the-scent-of-flames-armored-trooper-votoms/ In which the author opines his love for the Deadworld S
  21. Ok thanks. This E3, while not directly related to film, has pushed it over the top for me. For a example my most anticipated game for E3 was REMAKE 2. And I hate what they've done with it with the over emphasis on gore that was never present in the series before RE7. The gameplay vids from the show floor where Leo tries to pull the cop through the shutter and instead literally pulls him apart and we get to see all the gooey entrails....fun!!! For sickos that is...and Last of Us 2...torture porn but because it stars a lesbian main character it's completely ok that it is totally depraved and abs
  22. My Rey came in today from BBTS but I'm kinda meh on toys nowadays and thinking of returning it and selling my Sticks....there's a joke in there somewhere I think. Anyways has there been any talk of the other two bikes coming from Sentinel? If so I will keep to make the set but if we are only getting these two I kind of don't care anymore.
  23. I read an intriguing review of this a couple weeks ago. It's not a gore-fest right? I literally don't watch modern "horror" films because they have so little creativity and just rely on gore and demons as a crutch for their lack or creativity.
  24. So question here. My first exposure to Votoms was the amazing Armor Hunter Mellowlink...which falls apart a little towards the end but still kicks some serious rear-end. And then I watched the original TV series...which was completely awful in my opinion. Potentially worst protagonist ever in a mech series, and that's saying a lot with all the crybabies and other nonsense the genre forces viewers to endure. Awful side characters, a continuing series of wars that no one seems to be able to explain or are even justified by the show. I watched ~12 episodes of so and I just couldn't stomach it. I'
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