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  1. Sentinel already replied asking for photos of the broken pilot and a copy of my invoice, which I then sent. I wonder what they’ll do. I had originally asked if I could purchase a new pilot to replace the broken one.
  2. I’m curious what they say. My pilot figure’s arm broke off right out of the box and I’d love a replacement. Maybe I’ll bug them too.
  3. Oh for sure! Also the size changes at times and it briefly looks more like a VF-19 in the intro. Haha.
  4. The wings are slanted in the animation as well. It threw me off at first too because I got so used to the toys having straight wings. While the slant doesn’t bother me aesthetically, I do think it would have been cool to have them positionable so we could angle or straighten them to our preference. Not sure how they’d do that though, there’s already a lot of stuff going on with the wing root.
  5. Did you send a message? My inbox is empty. I was messing around with settings for layout and stuff so maybe I changed something by accident- please send again. I only know the reissue came out later and the shops selling it had it listed as such - so if you have an order history at the shop you bought it from that would probably say. I don’t know if there is a difference in the packaging. The figure itself was improved over the original.
  6. I was hoping to spend less than eBay of course. I guess I was expecting to spend up to $300 for a sealed reissue. Probably not much over $200 for an opened first release.
  7. Don’t you love passing on something, twice, and then deeply regretting it later? That’s me with Sentinel’s Ride Armor figures. I have no good explanation for my idiocy. Age? Perhaps. Anyway, I’m looking for a Stick. Reissue preferably. Doesn’t have to be new or even in the box. Please help this lonely soldier boy.
  8. Wing flaps aren’t floppy on mine either, but they do pop off willingly when bumped during handling. I’m fine with the feature (I’ve been used to it since 2003) although I’d rather not have it. I just realized what a beast this thing is going to be in GBP...or the inevitable FEXT armor. Mmmmm
  9. One of the things I really like about this figure is how heavy and rock solid it is. I can hold it by a leg and give it a little shake and nothing moves. Well, the chest jiggles a little (dangit Bandai) but it’s not floppy. I do hope Bandai improves the swing bar latch. I hate having such a lovely valk bifurcate itself during transformation. Despite that, and the Yammie-like wing flaps, I really love this thing. I kind of look at it as a stand-alone figure, basically a SOC VF-1 so I doubt I’ll buy another beyond his one. And probably Roy. And lord help me if they venture further out
  10. That echoes my sentiments exactly. I got the 000 set and I'm very impressed overall with the fit, finish and plastic quality - pretty much on par with the official armor sets from Bandai, maybe slightly better plastic than Bandai but a slightly less refined overall finish. Those pegs you mentioned are my only concern - so tiny! That's all just observations on the set itself, I haven't attached it to an HMR yet (don't currently have one, but Messer is en route) so I can't comment on its functionality. My only complaint is something that's my own fault...I didn't pay close enough atten
  11. So...did Toynami have a falling out with Oritoy and had to hastily make these pilot figures in house? Because the ones shown at 2016 Toy Fair are clearly different and full of joints and, well, actually look like they were designed by professionals. THAT SAID...I will probably still buy them because I’ve wanted pilot figures for so long and they are cheap. Hopefully the lipstick thing will be less noticeable in person.
  12. I had preordered the 1/72 from HLJ prior to securing one elsewhere for less - forgot to cancel the HLJ order, the cancellation email they sent out implied that they can't sell it.
  13. I do like fully artocilated toys. I will be buying one. If I can have seventy thousand different Optimus Primes in the house I can have ten thousand different VF-1 toys. And I really like my SD VF-1S Fokker from kitzconcept so I expect this to be an equally good or better figure.
  14. Yeah, I had to kind of fold the rear landing bay doors back past the gear a bit to avoid having it rest on the points. I'm happy enough to keep mine but goddamn it I really want one of the pros to design my second favorite transformable flying machine.
  15. Oh man it looks so good! It's got some stiff competition but I trust Bandai can make it worth owning. The real test will be how it feels in hand; if it's got a lush finish and robust construction, fun to transform, sturdy joints (ratchets perhaps?), and any new ideas in brings to engineering a transforming VF-1. Easily my most anticipated Macross toy for the forseeable future.
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