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  1. Bandai DX VF-31

    I missed (or really passed on) the first vf-31f. I'll be passing on this one as well, I'm only interested in the vf-31S, and that is largely due to the potential armor. At this point everyone should know (unless you are brand new) that macross toy production is all about milking molds to the point of saturation, and getting the same suckers whales, enthusiasts to buy essentially the same thing over and over again. That is just the nature of this particular beast. If you don't like that the companies do it, don't support them by buying their merch. Or just pass on the releases that you feel are overly abusive/money-grubbing, and I wager you'll be a lot less upset about them in the long run. You'll live, I promise. Just something I learned from the video game hobby; I don't really get pissed off at all the crappy things video game publishers do if I just don't engage with those particular products. As always, let your wallet do the talking.
  2. What's next for Bandai? (Wish List)

    It runs the whole weekend, so let's not call anything too early. But I'm not getting my hopes up.
  3. Arcadia 1/60 VF-0S Premium Finish

    Yeah, that is part of the reason I'm inclined to believe the rumor. It fits entirely with Arcadia's MO. I do wish we had more than "I know a guy," but sometimes you can't be specific on sources.
  4. Arcadia 1/60 VF-0S Premium Finish

    This is what I've been holding out for, that is great news for me. Can you say anything about the reliability of your "source?" (I understand if you can't)?
  5. Macross Collection Display Thread

    Little hangar scene
  6. Macross Collection Display Thread

    Not to derail the thread, but aren't those prices reaching a point where someone could just make one (3D printing etc.) for less than that? I know for some collectors, only the genuine article will do, but you would think the fact that someone could actually make one of those for cheaper would put a ceiling on the price. Or maybe those prices aren't grounded in any sort of current market reality. Edit: I just noticed they are graded, so this is definitely in the realm of the MISB type collector, not the person that is going to open and enjoy the plastic itself, so that makes more "sense," I guess.
  7. Hi-Metal R

    The whims of Bandai are not for us mere mortals to understand, so there is no really saying if or what will get announced this year. Also keep in mind that HMR isn't exclusively a Macross line, so there are things like this that take up production space in the HMR line: https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/24264-hi-metal-r-brockary.html
  8. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I've never done business with any of those retailers, but it sounds like either they can't take any more orders (but for some reason have left the listing open), or they might be cancelling your order based on your shipping address. That is just a guess, though.
  9. Arcadia SDF-1 Movie version 1/3000 reissue

    Super quick and dirty:
  10. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    That's less than the HLJ pre-order price on opening night, so I wouldn't feel to bad about that. Where is it still available at that price?
  11. What's next for Bandai? (Wish List)

    http://tamashii.jp/special/tamashii_comic-con/exhibition.html It says "and more," but what that could be is anyone's guess. Macross obviously isn't big enough to get its own Tamashii Nations event, but shoe-horning it into this comic-focused event might not happen. I'll expect nothing, and if we get anything Macross related, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
  12. What's next for Bandai? (Wish List)

    Might be a little a early for this but may as well start the speculation now: http://tamashii.jp/special/tamashii_comic-con/ This is obviously comic-focused, but is there a chance we see anything Macross? More HMR news? DX VF-1J? Armor parts for VF-31S? Anything? Nothing?
  13. Bandai DX VF-31

    I think people paying $500+ for the current Kairos are a bit... loopy. The chance that it maintains that price in the long-term is fairly low. Not only is there this persistent rumor of more supply coming, the fact that we might get an Arad VF-31A could further drop the value on the CF VF-31A. If the Arad Kairos is similar enough to the current CF Kairos, the vast majority of collectors aren't going to care about what number is painted on it, if there is a $200+ dollar difference. Only the most completionist collectors are going to care which version of the Kairos they have, and the overall market sets the prices, not a few collectors. Of course it is Bandai, so we may never get an Arad VF-31A, because that would make too much sense.
  14. Arcadia SDF-1 Movie version 1/3000 reissue

    This is my plan B. If I can't get the screw cover off, I'll just gouge out a little bit of the styrofoam lid where the bridge will sit. Hopefully I'll be able to get the cover off. I'm hoping just some tape or other adhesive will be able to get it out without much effort, but I'm not going to mess with it for months now.
  15. Arcadia SDF-1 Movie version 1/3000 reissue

    Yeah, I had the bridge on without a screw for a while. I just wanted it to feel "complete," so I ended up screwing the bridge on. Now I'm not sure how I'm going to get it off when I pack it up for moving... I'll figure something out, I guess. If anyone has any insight as to how to get the screw cover off (so I can get at the screw), I'd appreciate it.