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  1. Waiting on the extra scene as I write this. Enjoyable, but the dialogue was disappointing. Of all the Marvel universes, Thor needs a specific cadence to its dialogue, to how especially the main character speaks and acts. The first movie is still the best at getting this classical, mythic dialogue right, and even the second movie had its share of Shakespearean speech. This one was too Guardians of the Galaxy about it. Otherwise, really enjoyable movie.
  2. Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    Are you sure the waterslides aren't actually stickers? I haven't built the Red Frame, but Bandai doesn't often package waterslides with their kits.
  3. YF-25 Prophecy with customized Tornado Pack

    Very nice colors. Did you strip everything and start from bare plastic? If so, where did you get the decals for all the markings? Or did you mask off areas and "just" paint over the original paint scheme? Either way, that's a really pretty design.
  4. The Third Party Gundam Thread

    Whoops, my bad. Thanks for that.
  5. The Third Party Gundam Thread

    If Bandai suddenly releases a MG Avalanche Exia Dash and it builds up exactly like the DM one, then those rumors from way back when that one of the bootleggers are actually Bandai incognito will suddenly gain some teeth... maybe. I dunno. It sure would be some conspicuous timing, at any rate. What I'm going to say might sound smart, but PLEASE wait for someone who actually knows what they're talking about. I'm just making assumptions based on vague memories of what others have said. Many grains of salt, please. Anyway, it's not so much that China doesn't respect international copyright law, it's that their legal system has historically sided with native Chinese groups over international ones without regard to strengths of case. Bandai either hasn't had a Chinese subsidiary until recent-ish, or said subsidiary hasn't had enough strength/desire to take these companies through Chinese courts. China's also begun to relax above nativist attitude in certain ways, in order to better attract international corporations. Giving Bandai a fairer legal shot at tackling bootleggers would certainly be of economic interest to both the Chinese government and Bandai. DM, not so much, but that's apparently a sacrifice the Chinese government are willing to make. I don't believe there's a premium figure at all of the 0 Gundam, much less a knockoff. There's probably a Robot Damashii figure, but I don't think there's a lot of RD bootlegging going on. Unless you're talking about the 00, in which case I'm sure there are PLENTY of knockoffs out there.
  6. I don't know why you've worded that so gingerly. "A bit" too far? Too fast? They blew past too far from the get-go, all the way back in Dead Space 3. The moment they started giving people the "option" to pay real money for in-game currency, the AAA gaming industry became a perverse joke. Everyone's up in arms about Battlefront, meanwhile I'm here swimming in vindication for having abandoned the industry writ large long ago.
  7. Decals library

    Done converting. I even managed to correct the mirrored lettering on some of the "NUNS" logos, and added detail to the emblems lost on the original stickers. I'll have to get some white decal paper, and a new inkjet/laser printer as well since the AIO I'm using to scan images can't print... :/ Then it's time to test these out, and if the results are good, I'll move onto tackling something more complex and relevant. I'd still like to learn how to make these using vector graphics instead (I mistakenly said "raster" images last post) so as to avoid aliasing and so I can resize stuff like the logos and emblems without losing any details. Still, this was fun. (Image at 1200ppi/dpi, reduce it as necessary to suit your printer.)
  8. Bandai DX VF-31

    I wouldn't call the Reaper an evolution of the Jolly Roger, that's more fitting to Arad's ride(s). That's part of the reason why I dislike the J Kai, actually. I was already wary of the big fat emblem on the back when Frontier did it, and there it was smart enough to relegate it to only Ozma's 25S. Commanders getting specialized markings, that's fine. Messer... isn't a commander, he's just (ostensibly) really good at flying, and Hayate is even less qualified. There have been plenty of aces in Macross history that didn't get or "deserve" a fancy-pants personalized emblem. The emblem itself isn't even all that great, the paint scheme that goes with it is still off-putting as often as it is appealing... Bah. I'm being grumpy. Bit of both, I'd say. Hayate's the "hero" of the show, and they push hero merch because either those tend to sell better or they think those tend to sell better. And it's an exclusive because, yes, it almost assuredly would not sell well if they gave it the same mass production that they gave the J/F/C. This, on both statements. Given how many DX Valks are out there, they could even just repackage the VF-171 ordnance as a general purpose weapons pack, and they'd still rake in the dough.
  9. Gundam Figure Thread - Newtype GN-002

    I thought P-Bandai was "made to order," so to speak? Unlike the regular DX releases which are mass-produced and sold normally through retailers? With the VF-31A, my impression is that they're leaving the preorder window open for a certain amount of time (started August-ish and ending two weeks from now-ish), and once that closes they'll only be making enough toys to meet that demand (maybe plus some for redundancy's sake).
  10. Gundam Figure Thread - Newtype GN-002

    If this is a P-Bandai exclusive, shouldn't the preorder window be pretty generous? How is this situation different from, say, the VF-31A preorder, also a web exclusive, which is still open?
  11. WIP: Alternate Weapons Pods for VF-31

    If the model kit's anything to go by, the articulating arm should have enough range so that the missiles can face up and slightly forward in all three modes, in either fore-to-aft (front-to-back) or port-to-starboard (side-to-side) configurations. (EDIT: Hm... maybe even be able to launch missiles downward from the stowed position?) That was some impressively fast work from start 'til now. Super looking forward to this. Speaking of the model kit, any intent to bring this to 1/72 scale?
  12. DX VF-171EX from Macross Frontier

    OHHHH. Thanks very much, you two. Wow, the details are even worse on those stickers than I originally thought.
  13. DX VF-171EX from Macross Frontier

    Would anyone who has one of these be willing to take close-up shots of the three diamonds on either side of the nose cone? I'm trying to convert the Mecha Colle kit's sticker sheet to a high-quality decal sheet, and the details on the sticker covering the nose are terrible. I have a feeling they're just innocuous sensors, but the RVF toy seems to have some white around there (or maybe its just the light). Anyway, I just wanted to be sure. Thanks for any help.
  14. The Nintendo Switch

    Oh yeah, I forgot all about that. Was too stuck on the PC/console talk.
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