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  1. What's next for Bandai? (Wish List)

    I'm not sure. I never knew who the designer actually was. All I knew was that it was the same designer from the Yamato VF-17 and I read that from your old posts. The 171 doesn't strike me as one of TREX's designs though. I could be wrong. I'd love to see the 171 retooled with a much sturdier crotch lock mechanism, a redesigned mechanism to transform the lower legs and less parts overall. That toy was a victim of having too many moving parts got transformation coupled with the usual loose Bandai Macross diecast ball joints. The forearm and lower leg transformations came off to me as needlessly more complex than they should be. Not that they were actually complex but to get to step A to B required more steps than it should have on those parts.
  2. What's next for Bandai? (Wish List)

    I get the feeling it's either their Bandai's internal design team or the freelancer that designed the 171. Hope TREX designs a Renewal 262. There's reason enough for one to be made moreso than there was for a 27 Renewal.
  3. Arcadia Offices.

    It did happen but ended with the Rekka no Ryu rerelease from Armor Plus
  4. Arcadia/Bandai VF-1J 35th Anniversary?

    Not a fan of those graphic design poster/race car decos on anniversary valks. Would prefer to see an SDF homage like the DX VF-31C in Hikaru's VF-1J Vermillion colors. Hell I am surprised Bandai repainted the YF-29 with a Focker deco when they could've made a more fitting homage using the VF-25S.
  5. Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Anyone here is the Advanced Super Hornet CFT's add more drag to the Super Bug than the CFT's on the Strike Eagle? Also I've been perusing F-16.net and the Viper guys on there seem to not think highly of the Beagle in DACM.
  6. What's next for Bandai? (Wish List)

    I'm hoping Bandai lets TREX design a DX VF-25 3.0. I've got cracked hinges on my Renewals and I was never rough with any of them. IIRC DX 1 was made by the internal Tamashii team. For the Renewals, the lead designer of the 1/72 VF-25 plamo kit oversaw the design. Meanwhile TREX designed the DX VF-31 and it's a big step in the right direction. Damn spring pins and cracked hinges!
  7. Whats next for Arcadia?

    I think the next new mold will be an all new YF-21. Mr. K said he wanted another go at it years back on the Arcadia dev blog and reiterated as much with that Forbes interview not long ago.
  8. Bandai DX VF-31

    Makes sense to make the J Kai an exclusive. Symbolic due to the knight symbol/coming of age but not really combat relevant. I'll stick to my regular J.
  9. Ace Combat 7

    Didn't see a thread on this and it's been a long time since I posted here(lots of changes here too). Ace Combat 7 got delayed and I believe it's coming next year. I worry it's just going to be a short campaign technology demonstrator(which is how Assault Horizon came off). The last best games in the series IMHO were the PSP games and possibly the 3DS one(remake of AC2 with squadron fights and 3D). 6 had a short campaign with long missions. With 7 the counterattack maneuvers(Cobra-esque) have been brought back sans rails. Not sure if all planes are able to perform it but the recent trailer showed the Super Bug, Flanker and Raptor able to do so. Hopefully the campaign will be long and substantial(like Ace Combat 5) and not just a PS4VR tech demonstrator to show clouds.
  10. DX Chogokin YF-29B Percival

    Does Rod's squadron have YF-29B's too or just him? Does he turn good? I like how it looks like 171 Nightmare colors. Pretty cool that Bandai is making this.
  11. Bandai VF-19 Advance....!!!

    Looks sleeker than the Arcadia one but previous experience with DX Valks leads me to believe this one will be a lot looser within a year.
  12. Hi-Metal R

    Pretty excited for the return of VF HI METAL. I hope less parts swapping is introduced as well as an integrated heat shield. Landing gear isn't something I care for much on a product of this size. I felt like the original VFHM VF-1 line was designed in mind for diecast model aircraft collectors. There's a ton of optional parts. For something this small with the turbine fans too far forward anyways, I felt like swappable intakes weren't necessary, just keep the covered ones. The trigger for the gunpod being separate was weird too. The tiny hands were there and seemed like they were there just cause. On something this small I would prefer just to leave bigger hands on and out. Not retracted. Here's to hoping for an integrated heat shield and to minimal parts swapping yet no swapping necessary for transformation. A dedicated stand that can store all parts and Qrau TV style would be awesome too.
  13. Arcadia YF-19 coming in 2014

    Shown weeks ago
  14. I think a lot of what Bandai tried to accomplish could be executed much better, in a larger scale. At 1/72 the VF-1 is rather small. At 1/100 it's even smaller(though that is a popular scale for Gunpla given the MG line). From what I can see, if this were made in 1/48 scale with some screws utilized and more pins, and improved engineering, it could be a stellar kit. As is Bandai crammed a lot into what becomes a small model. With that said, some of you who bought this kit and have complained to no end(not all of you, I understand a lot of the criticisms, I don't have this kit and I can already tell it's not perfect) are better off sticking with the toys. In fact some of you who have complained and compared this to the toys seem content with the toys. So if that's the case, why even try to improve this model if you've repeatedly posted your disdain for it while at the same time, posting how much better the Yamato V2 1/60 toys are? Save yourself the grief and stick with the toys. For guys that want a 1/72 realistic traditional model, the Hasegawa is the best pick. For those who want a fairly accurate transformable toy, the Yamato V2 1/60 VF-1 is the best pick. For those who want a modern transformable Macross VF-1 plamo Gunpla style, get this kit. Just know that due to its transformation it's not going to be as stable as most Gunpla and even transformable Gunpla. It's a lot of moving parts and transformation mechanism at a small scale. The fact that Bandai Hobby was even able to accomplish this feat is impressive, but that does not at all mean it's a perfect execution. Something that ambitious ought to be in a larger scale in my opinion.
  15. DX Chogokin VF-171 Cannon Fodder

    Interesting where they on the regular 171 or the 171EX? Also did Milia and Gamlin fly them in the game? I think the D color scheme would be more appropriate but I would settle for VF-17S colors.