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  1. I heard a lot of online orders were mysteriously canceled by GS so glad you were able to keep your order. Totally agree w/ you about the supporting cast. I'd buy Shredder and a bunch of foot soldiers too after seeing these guys.
  2. I normally don't collect things other than Macross, Transformers and Voltron but was kicking myself for passing up the SDCC movie TMNT set last summer even though I stood in line w/ a friend who got a set. Thank goodness for this general release at Gamestop. Looks like these sold out just as fast as the SDCC set and they are going for double the price on scalp bay already. Anyone else here collect these or got a set?
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    YOU'RE YELLOW! VF-25F turning all sorts of colors

    I used premixed developer 40 hair gel cream. The cream is viscous and thick so it's easier to apply. This is the one I used. Hope that helps.
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    YOU'RE YELLOW! VF-25F turning all sorts of colors

    I still think my Jetfire was A LOT worse than this so I don't think this is too bad. LOL. I also have this reissue, still MISB. You had me worried so I just pulled it out of the closet and mine is still white (...for now...).
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    YOU'RE YELLOW! VF-25F turning all sorts of colors

    Yeah, that's probably the plan at this point. Just gotta find matching gray spray paint. Thankfully there's no tampos on these parts and the backpiece can be separated so it should be easy to paint.
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    YOU'RE YELLOW! VF-25F turning all sorts of colors

    As evident from my posts in this thread, I've had much success whitening yellowed plastics. But everything I've done up to this point has been stuff that was originally white or off-white. I recently picked up some sunburnt Yamato YF-19 Fast Pack parts. These parts are dark gray and I've never seen plastic that dark go yellow. I wanted to experiment w/ the hydrogen peroxide treatment to see how it would affect plastic that dark. Since it has been cloudy in sunny SoCal lately, I was only able to get in a few hours of sun the first day. Here are the results after about 3 hours: Stupid me should've stopped there because the following day was a bright sunny day so after 8 more hours of sun: It seems TOO much hydrogen peroxide treatment is a bad thing on darker plastics because you can see blotches of white and uneven coloring on the left piece. So this is a PSA to those that want to try hydrogen peroxide on darker plastics. I'm sure plastic composition and other factors also play into it. Note that this is just my experience. If anyone else has had better success, please let us know.
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    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I also got a shipping confirmation from HLJ Friday evening. Ironic part is that I tried desperately to cancel my HLJ order after seeing the Amazon price but was too late. So as I wait a month to get mine I'm gonna check out of this thread so that I don't have to see all you Amazon folks get yours tomorrow (and for $30 less than what I paid shipped! grrr!!!!)...
  8. ... or you could just set the website to English. Just look for the little Globe icon: Some things won't ship to the US but I've found most things will ship if you purchase at release and it's sold (or fulfilled) by AJ.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I had assumed the battered Valk came from AJ, but you're right... Reading the post again he did say regular Amazon so now it makes more sense. I've never had a problem with AJ.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Oh man, that sucks! ... and I just posted in the other thread that I got my VT-1 today from Amazon JP in perfect condition in just 3 days after placing the order. I feel your pain.
  11. Yeah, I learned my lesson when MP-36 Megs was released. I had ordered from AE and used SAL to save on shipping (even then it was like $25 and took 3 weeks). But people were posting that they ordered from Amazon JP and got 2-3 day shipping for $10, so they ended up paying less than what I paid AND got their stuff in 2-3 days. Since then, I've been using Amazon JP for MP's and it's been great! Now I can add Macross to the list. I guess the risk is that you have to wait and hope Amazon gets whatever you're looking for because they don't always get it and you could miss out on a PO.
  12. New toy, from Amazon JP. Ordered Friday, shipped Saturday, received today (Tuesday). All for $85 shipped! Hard to beat that price with 3 day shipping from Japan to the US!
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    Hi-Metal R

    Does anyone else think the HMR VT-1 looks very much like the original Yamato 1/60 VT-1 version 1 (w/ the removable legs)? The color scheme looks almost identical, and the molding of the boosters look more like that than the Yammy V2. It's as if they were going for that look instead of the Yammy V2 Ostrich. SMH...
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    Hi-Metal R

    PSA: for those still looking for the HMR Ostrich, as of 8/10/18 noon PDT Amazon Japan currently has it for ¥7,808 (even though it lists it at¥8,433 -> add to cart and price drops). That comes to about $72.92. Shipping is another $11.20 (and Amazon shipping is fast! Gets to you in 1-4 days) -> Total price around $84.12USD. https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B07C9NDSZR/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AN1VRQENFRJN5&psc=1 Edit: ...and gone.