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  1. Ridden001

    Hi-Metal R

    It will be HMR, not the DX line that kills Arcadia. An inversion of history. mark this post and remember it.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Here is what I can say about Nippon Yasan. They are the guarantee of new released items entering my collection. It takes a little mark up but when buying new, it’s the way to go for me. I have never had NY come back and say “sorry you aren’t getting your stuff”. There service absolutely sucks though, it’s like buying a new item at a con and finding an issue with it when you get home. For those of you who missed the VF-4, here is what I can say about Bandai online. You will receive what you paid for, it may be signed in packaging, but you get your piece. If the Vf-4 is critical to you or important to have, it will likely be the only transformable Hilary Vf-4 manufactured over the next decade, then you should order one now. You can get it bought and shipped to the states via japan air mail with tracking for around $125.00. My recommendation would be to buy one. Even me, with my low prices that I sell, won’t let the ones I got go for anything under what they are bringing when a decide I no longer want them displayed in the box for the artwork. im saying, this release is going to be the one the skyrockets in HMR. It will exceed the regult dual package easily. The preorder activity of this thing was something we haven’t seen for a long time, the demand was evident this time.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Just bought 2 at NY
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    Arcadia 1/60 SV-51 Ivanov

    For the young in Macross, I offer a gift known as Macrossvision. This gift comes only after many disappointments and intermittent sudden loss of buying power as you navigate this challenging tunnel of evil. Once acquired, Macrossvision is not so much used to prevent anything, it essentially just gives you a preview of your impending doom. The following vision is absolute and vivid. This is my doom. Arcadia sets a release date for the SV-51 I will struggle to not order the first release because I will be certain a premium finish will come later. Then I will wonder, what if they don’t issue a premium or they go out of business? I will then order the first release. Arcadia will then release the premium. I will order the premium before I sell the standard release. Anxiety will rise and I will want to sell the first release. The only real decision here is over a year away. Do I sell the standard version I think I don’t need? But what if my premium finish breaks and I can’t get a replacement because they have gone up so much in price? My children years from now find these toys amongst old pictures. They say things like, “I remember that” and “oh yeah” My grandchildren are given the toys and they are broken immediately during transformation while at the dinner table refusing to eat vegetables. The Premium Fokker, also now given to the children, is thrown across the room by a chubby hand covered in dry Cheerios and peanut butter. My granddaughter, who is eating vegetables and as a result is not being monitored, also glues glitter in globs all over one of them. But... Like that mass production VF-1 that makes it around the corner in a cool hugging turn, a lone VF-1 remains sealed somewhere in storage. It’s filled with a bunch of replacement shapeway parts that were never needed, but needed to be purchased just in case. The tunnel of evil waits for another to come along and start the journey all over again.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I see the VF-4 is in the Tamashii Nations site, does this mean it’s an exclusive? I hope so because the exclusives have a much longer pre-order window.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    The page on Arcadia is about to turn. They will always have the distinction of the following: Challeging engineering and daring to take on Bandai. That took guts for a small company. They then provided over a decade of dominance, knocking everyone else out. I believe it is Yamato/Arcadia that we can thank for the renaissance we have seen in Valk toys Competitors lost market share and had to compete, Valk toys began to be improved and dusted off everywhere at toy companies. Macross came back, finally. They introduced premium type molding: replacing paint with clear plastic, minimal but real world Tampo markings. They introduced the matte finish that we all love and Bandai now emulates. They set the standard for perfect transformation vs parts swapping, down to the very level of the heatshield being integrated. They set the standard for a valk to also come with a painted removable pilot. Yamato Arcadia essentially established the scorecard that all future valks are measured against. They are the standard, even when they are no longer the best, being the standard occupies more space then the best ever occupies. The best is temporary. I recognize that it hasn’t even been delivered and evaluated, but from what I see, if the joints hold, the DX VF-1 will be best in class. Best in the class that Yamato and Arcadia built and established.
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    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    This thing is going to climb like a beast in price.
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    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I think the Vulcans are different from what I remember on my VF-19. I know the thrusters in he feet are molded differently.
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    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I’m pissed that I have my YF-19 but can’t watch my comparison review against the VF-19 on any moon. looking forward to it.
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    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    This really means she has made positive comments about you in the past and he thinks the funky music will start if you stop by and see her. Flirt with her like crazy now and drive him nuts.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Ab Crunch would be so easy if you could just pull the black area just in front of cockpit forward a little bit and have it hinge. Then push it back in for fighter mode. There is a lot of empty space in that nose.
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    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I hope for a small part of trivia, they may have different handlers who place this one correctly in fighter mode in the correct form vs what appeared to be difficulty in putting it into fighter mode with the vf-19 advanced.
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    The missiles have a clear lense for the seeker head. That is a huge detail.
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    Arcadia 1/60 SV-51 Ivanov

    I honestly think Arcadia is going to go for color seperation akin to RG kits. I see most on hinged areas for strength yes, but in other areas it doesnt look like its slaved to function.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Thanks man. That makes me feel a lot better.
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