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  1. Whats next for Arcadia?

    I really hope they don't go this route. Arcadia prices for their standard releases are already at the high end of what I can afford to pay for a valk on a regular basis. If they get rid of those and only release premiums then it would have to be no more Arcadia toys for me.
  2. Arcadia 1/60 VF-0S Premium Finish

    Nope not gonna bite on this one. Arcadia already charges a premium price for their products. Adding an additional $100 for tampo on the VF-0 will put it over $400. It's one thing to pay that amount (or more) for a special one time piece like the SDF-1. Paying that amount of money for a valk is way too far out of my budget. At least this release will give my wallet a chance to recover from all the spending I am doing the first half of this year.
  3. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Thankfully, no.
  4. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Took the pin out of the neck and confirmed that there was some extra flashing on both sides of the piece with the neck post. Sanded that off and now the head can be posed and hold its position properly. Thank goodness for quick easy fixes.
  5. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Got my Max yesterday. So nice to finally have M & M side by side. Unfortunately it didn't arrive issue free. The left head laser is really loose. Should be an easy fix with some Future but until then I can't pose it in any mode without it falling down. Also have an issue with the neck part that flips around when going from fighter to battroid. It won't stay level when in battroid and keeps swiveling back so that the head is always looking up. I'm assuming it's just due to a little extra plastic around the joint that is pushing it out of position. I'm planning to remove the pin connecting the pieces to clean it out. Hopefully that resolves the issue. Both minor issues but no one likes to have to take apart and fix a $200 collectible as soon as it arrives. No regrets though. It wasn't that long ago that I thought there would be no way for me to afford this pair. Now I have them and couldn't be happier.
  6. Favourite Valks For Each Mode

    This ones tough. I could easily put the VF-1 in all three categories as it is my number one favorite. My number two favorite is the VF-2SS but no toy has really captured it for me. So leaving those two out I'd pick the following: Fighter - VF-4G (this was the easiest pick of them all) followed by VF-27 Gerwalk - VF-31 followed by VF-0 Battroid - SV-262 followed by YF-19
  7. Hi-Metal R

    Got my VF-2SS last night. Honestly, I was hoping for Bandai to do a better job than what we got so was a little disappointed. There is very little holding it together other than joint friction. For now, at least, those joints are nice and tight so it feels pretty solid. But if any of them get loose in the future it could become a floppy mess. Since things, especially the arms and legs, don't have a true locking point it also takes lots of futzing to position things in just the right place. It was pretty easy to get it from battroid to fighter but once in fighter it took at least an extra 10 minutes to get everything positioned just right. Adjust the leg, the backpack flap disconnects, reposition the flap, the chest untabs, re-tab the chest, the legs are out of position again, and on and on. Overall I still like it and would get any other variants if they released them. Maybe I was just expecting too much from this scale for something that required a lot of anime magic. Hopefully after messing around with it for a few days my opinion of it will improve.
  8. Bandai DX VF-31

    Droooooool. Love the clear orange canopy, among many other things. Hope the production release has that too.
  9. Yamato 1/60 VF-19S/F/P - All Variants

    I have a VF-19S that has been transformed several times without incident. With my 19K I have only transformed it twice and have the broken shoulder along with a broken elbow. I'm sure it's just bad luck but still makes me go :/ every time I look at it.
  10. Hi-Metal R

    Wholeheartedly. The end of the month can't get here fast enough.
  11. Hi-Metal R

    I don't see how it could be any worse. I like the ET VF-2SS for what it is but it would be a MASSIVE fail on Bandai's part if they weren't able to improve on it.
  12. Yamato 1/60 VF-19S/F/P - All Variants

    Mine also broke in almost the exact same place. The only difference was that it was the part in the shoulder where you have the pin inserted in your pic. I know the pain of trying to take that shoulder apart and put it back together. I was never able to get it fixed as any fix I would do (Plasti-Weld, pla plate reinforcement, etc...) would keep breaking. It's in perma-fighter mode now.
  13. Bandai DX VF-31

    I also got the preparation in progress email from NY on 10/19 and it shipped out with EMS early this morning. NY really needs to hire more warehouse staff, or at the very least prioritize shipping EMS over SAL. When people pay extra for EMS shipping they shouldn't have to wait a week for it to go out the door.
  14. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Opened up the packet with the instructions and stickers. Looks like the serial number is on a piece of paper in there. Or at least I'm assuming that's what it is since I cant read anything else on it. They also included a strip of extra screw cover stickers cuz you know they're awesome and stuff
  15. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    There aren't any plugs in the arms, they just covered the screws with stickers. The screws aren't deep enough in the arms to be covered with plugs.