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  1. Bandai DX VF-31

    My body is ready. Even my wallet is ready. But I'm still not looking forward to the preorder madness.
  2. Macross PS2 game played on a PC. Possible?

    I just played through that game on PC about 6 months ago on PCSX2. I used japanese bios, but I've successfully loaded it with standard/US bios, as well. I ran it on 2x resolution, but it didn't help that much. It worked almost flawlessly, had a few crashes here and there. I used an xbox one controller, but I'm pretty sure you could use a ps4 controller, if you have one. Any usb controller should work (you just have to set it up on PCSX2). The game is great, easily the best Macross game I've played. I should note, I didn't try to use the actual disc, I just used a download of the game (it's less than 1gb big, if I recall).
  3. Arcadia SDF-1 Movie version 1/3000 reissue

    Eh, as good as that looks (and it does look good), that isn't what I'd want my PF to look like. I'm not a huge fan of the cell-shaded look. I think the SDF-1 pulls it off, mainly because it is sort of a dull gray, but I'd still rather have what Arcadia is doing versus a "cell-shaded" sdf-1.
  4. Hi-Metal R

    Got the HMR stuff off the shelf: They ended up taking over the room for a bit:
  5. Arcadia 1/60 VF-1J 35th Anniversary

    Not sure if trolling, or actually don't know about: http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrossga/sdp-1.htm But that will probably never see any sort of "official" release. But yeah, I do get a little tired of the same vf-1, that's why I want the "rare" ones like the ve-1, vt-1, and vf-1d from Arcadia . I'm also not crazy about the idea of paying $300+ for each of those, though.
  6. Arcadia 1/60 VF-1J 35th Anniversary

    I guess the good news (for me, at least) is that Arcadia is still somewhat interested in making vf-1's. The bad news is that some of them will look like this... Hopefully we'll get something a little more exciting from them soon.
  7. Hi-Metal R

    Just out of curiosity @jenius, what prices do you use for the "official" release price? Is it from the Bandai website? I only ask, because you have the HMR elintseeker listed at 9,000 yen, when almost every place that carries it has it somewhere in the 6-7k yen range. Normally your listed prices are a pretty good average of the release price, but this one seems a bit off.
  8. Bandai DX VF-31

    I think payload, etc. will vary greatly depending on the mission. But I do know higher-ranking pilots do (or it least did) have "their" planes with their name/rank etched/painted on (usually near the cockpit). I'm not sure if this is still in practice, but I would guess it is, at least in the US. It wouldn't be too hard to remove if the pilot retired/transferred, etc. Robin Olds was a famous Vietnam-era fighter pilot, and I know I've seen his name on planes he flew:
  9. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Those prices are what they were when they were first released, right? That screams glitch in the system to me. But hey, if not, congrats on the deal!
  10. Arcadia 1/60 SV-51 Ivanov

    This was first announced at last year's Wonderfest (this year's is this Sunday (2/18)). So... we might hear something then.
  11. Hi-Metal R

    The Japan post stops tracking after it leaves Japan. You need to use whatever your local tracking is after that.
  12. Piles of boxes

    A part of collecting, especially Macross, is the endless piles of boxes. It seems like most people keep their boxes, especially if there is even the slightest chance they might resell that toy. I know the Knerdout guys have a mixed reception here, but I think this episode brought up a lot of interesting topics, especially about the need for keeping boxes: As a newer collector, the prospect of rooms/garages full of boxes is pretty terrifying. My collection is small, and I collect at a pretty slow rate, so all my boxes fit in a single closet pretty easily, but I can see it becoming an issue some day. It is pretty scary knowing not only do I need to have space to display a toy (the primary reason I collect at all), but I also need to store these boxes if ever possibly want to sell something. I'd like to at least dump my Arcadia boxes, but there is no way I could do that right now (I also want to keep them for moving, but that is a minor concern). The HMR boxes are too nice to consider tossing, imo. Anyway, how do you guys deal with it? The people who have been collecting for years, what have you done with your boxes? Do you have a system that governs what you keep and what you toss?
  13. Hi-Metal R

    I'm hoping for an Arcadia release. I doubt it will crest $300 before shipping, but even if it does, that is about what you'd pay for a used v2 elintseeker right now. If you want a v2 ve-1, (and I do) Arcadia is our only real hope for getting it at a semi-sane price. But I wouldn't fault anyone for skipping it. I'm personally waiting another month or 2, if we don't hear anything from Arcadia, I'll probably just grab an HMR ve-1 and live with that.
  14. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    If you're buying from NY, always buy in yen, as they are locked into 100 jpy= 1 usd, which hasn't been reality for years. How much you save will depend on a number of factors (current exchange rate, whether or not your payment method has a fee for currency exchange, etc). So the exact cost will fluctuate a bit. As far as shipping, that is always a time vs cost issue. You can have it sent by boat if you want, but that will literally take months. The shipping cost will be dependent on how fast you want it (the exact cost also fluctuates a bit, based on current shipping rates).
  15. Bandai DX VF-31

    Not a big Delta fan, but Bandai may have sold me on a vf-31 with that armor. I'm a sucker for more weapons...