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Everything posted by ScrambledValkyrie

  1. Arcadia 1/60 VF-1J 35th Anniversary

    I think you're onto something there, @Chronocidal. I also think the VF-1 is such a classic, beautiful design that "busy" paint jobs like this one, the 30th VF-1J, and the recent anniversary HM-R VF-1S hide its naturally good-looking design and make it hard to appreciate. That's why the simple original "canon" schemes work so much better, in my opinion.
  2. Hi-Metal R

    For some reason, someone's been downvoting almost every post with a photo over the last 2 pages. Not sure what's up with that; since they're on topic with HMR, and I personally always love seeing new pics. I decided to pass on the VE-1, so it's great seeing all the shots from others here.
  3. New Macross TV Series in 2018

    So, I've never seen 7 or Delta (partly due to opinions I've read here on MW) but I will say that I think Zero is the weakest of the ones I have seen, save maybe Macross II. The main things that make Zero interesting for me are the connections back to SDFM (and now forward to Frontier) meaning it doesn't hold as much value on its own. And the psychic/supernatural elements in Zero got a little far out there for me. If a new series comes anywhere close to Frontier (which honestly owes a lot to SDFM) then I'll be very interested.
  4. The Transformers Thread Next

    That's encouraging (or at least refreshing) to hear that the movies are apparently getting a reboot. I saw the first Bay movie in the theater in 2007, and never bothered with any of the rest. I enjoyed almost almost of the TV series (especially G1, Beast Wars, and Prime) and would be interested to see what they could do in live action that was more faithful to classic canon and characters, with TF designs that were actually recognizeable instead of a mass of various pieces. Case in point: I thought TF Prime was an excellent modern interpretation. Bottom line is that it's got to be more about the robots than the humans.
  5. Hi-Metal R

    Great use of the trident, @sh9000! Is Roy on a separate stand? Or an extra arm branching off the front? The trident is such a fun piece. Here's what's on mine currently:
  6. Hi-Metal R

    @sh9000 - Those armored valks are looking sweet. Looking forward to seeing the red one for Milia. When it comes to the CF color, I think I prefer the VF-1A you did over the 1J.
  7. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Congrats on getting the HM Super Parts. Those seem to be getting scarce. And the books look pretty cool.
  8. Hi-Metal R

    Yeah, that's a lot of ELINT Seekers. Not sure if even @sh9000 is getting that many. @amptor -- Are you just a really big fan of this and the VT-1? Speaking of VT-1, I'd also really love to see a PO soon. But with the last HMR releases being VF-1 variants, I'm guessing Bandai will mix it up and announce something else, like a destroid maybe (hopefully the Tomahawk).
  9. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Cool. Did you happen to notice that this figure combination is exactly how Bandai teased the HMR VT-1 a few weeks ago? By the way, here are some goodies that arrived this past week:
  10. Hi-Metal R

    There's really no way that the current super parts fighter mode adapter would work. I also think they'd sculpt another one. I can't see them leaving that out, given that fighter mode is likely how most would display this. Wasn't there a photo of it on a stand at a recent show a few pages back? And that's a good price for the VE-1 at NY.
  11. Hi-Metal R

    Because of the exclusive release and the uniqueness of the design, I would expect the Regult missile set to climb in price into the future, even on the secondary market, similar to the first couple of HMR releases. I'm glad I decided to get a set on PO. Now Bandai, how about that Tomahawk?
  12. Hi-Metal R

    Mine was Prep in Progress that date as well but made it out about 3-4 days later. I think Nippon Yasan was closed all last week for a Japanese holiday. My Regults have apparently been sitting in customs in New York for almost a week at this point. And @tekering, those are some really cool light effects! Great job with those.
  13. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Awesome. Cool to see that they come in brown shipper boxes. Being a Tamashii exclusive, I should have expected that, but still good to have visual confirmation.
  14. Hi-Metal R

    I think we discussed the Regult markings back around PO time but I can't remember any conclusions. Thinking it was about that time of the month for another HMR PO, I noticed that Bandai is releasing a Blader from Technopolis 21C for May, so I'm guessing no new Macross HMR until next month, likely for a June release.
  15. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Box art notwithstanding, Max is looking good! Almost makes me wish I'd gotten one. Though with limited space at this point, I'm going to stick mainly with HMR. Just wish Bandai had used the same color scheme on the HMR. For the toys themselves, is Arcadia's blue and red for Max and Milia essentially the same as Yamato's?
  16. Hi-Metal R

    Sorry to hear that. Thankfully mine just made it out yesterday. Though I did use SAL, so it will still be a while before I get them.
  17. Hi-Metal R

    And while NY typically does that (offer items at much higher prices after the initial PO is over and regular stock has come in) they have very little competition on these since there were exclusives. Speaking of PO, the HMR Elint Seeker seems to still be available for Y7990 at MyKombini. https://mykombini.com/en/january-2018/8561-hi-metal-r-ve-1-elintseeker-macross-do-you-remember-love-bandai-4549660192923.html
  18. Obscure valk drawing (VF-G1A?)

    Not sure if this is right place for this, but I ran across this line art image randomly online today. It seems to be a drawing of a variant of the VF-1, called the VF-G1A (or perhaps VF-GIA?). Has anyone seen this before, or know where it might be from? Looks a lot like a super VF-1, but there are differences. The Japanese makes me think it's not some kind of R-tech thing.
  19. Hi-Metal R

    Preparation in progress from NY on my missile regults! And @sh9000's armored CF 1A is incredible. Agreed that Bandai should eventually do this one.
  20. Hi-Metal R

    Thanks. And for some reason, I read your post as referring to VT-1, which I didn't think had been formally announced yet. Must not have been awake enough earlier. I do remember the VE-1 PO back a few months ago.
  21. Hi-Metal R

    By coming out, you mean PO date? If so, that would be awesome! You happen to have a link for that news? And @sh9000 -- I'll just say that your collection is an inspiration to me, I'm impressed at the deals you find, and I really like where you're going with that custom CF armor. Looking forward to seeing it complete.
  22. 1:1 SDF-1 MACROSS in Minecraft PS4 (kind of...)

    I don't know that much about Minecraft, but this appears to be an incredibly ambitious project. Very impressive!
  23. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    I'm reasonably impressed with what I'm seeing so far on this, especially if the price ends up below $100. The sculpt looks good to me. I think I could do wothout the light gimmicks, and the 1/72 scale is a bit odd, but I'll be curious to see how this plays out.
  24. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Merry Christmas to me! I finally got my hands on some VF-1 armored goodness. (And my CF is wondering how he can get his hands on some too. )
  25. Hi-Metal R

    So does NY tend to ship out in sequence based on when the preorder was placed? I haven't seen anything yet from them on the missile Regults, but I also placed my PO a couple weeks after many of you likely did.