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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Details like these make collections truly great. When you can have a sense on scale with same scale "real world" vehicles, and figures. I wish Macross would do things like this. I think it makes any collection better.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    i wish i had a shot of creating art for these boxes.
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Mazinger Z clearly did too many steroids. What is that Vader thing on the right? edit in: Ooops, i see Hot Toys now, wow Congrats on the purchase, all cool stuff!
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Wow, you guys rock! Ha, apparently [i need to confirm] 4 of my valks according to this list are safe. It seems my 1J Hikaru tv [my fav valk ever] is shoulder hinge challenged. This is a relief, but i must buy Shapeways' replacement hinges for it. I need to find the box where i stored them now.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I got The 1/60 V2 Tv Hikaru, Tv Max 1A, tv Kakizake, the 1D, and a newer tv Roy. I’m sure at least the first 4 I listed have the evil shoulder hinges. Either I sell them all, or get shoulder hinges for all 4 of them. I know it was due to the pin being a hair bigger than the inner diameter of the hinge itself. Has anyone done this hinge replacement here? If so, how much of a pita is it?
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Oh, I am sorry, I had the impression the 1/60 yamato had shoulder hinge problems. As far as i know the earlier versions were more prone to it. I like the 1/60 V2, for the most part, and it is the best representation of all VF-1 so far. The only part i dislike is the tall collar on bot mode. As I dislike the low hanging arms in the 1/48, and the ScaryMovie butler hands. https://www.shapeways.com/product/DV3KRQCTN/kanzen-henkei-1-60-scale-fighter-variable-hinge?optionId=3675956&li=marketplace
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    No modification other than replacing the shoulders, right? This is the reason i have yet to open any of my V2 1/60.
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    Hi-Metal R

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    Hi-Metal R

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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    You all know i’ve been an eternal 1/48 lover. I only have 5 1/60 ver 2, I have never even opened. I might sell 4 of them and keep the 1D. Honestly, I think the head on the 1/60 sits a bit too tall in bot mode. (I still have the very old 1/60 ver 1, but I doubt anyone would buy those today. i wish someone would create/print 3D 1/48 scale hands that fit in the forearm compartment. So the chicken hands issue is fixed.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I'm sorry, I was just kidding...
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Order cancelled
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    please don't tell me you have swap canopies...
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    LOL, i still have some of my ver 1 1/60 Yammies. I think the planes look alright, specially the Elint, and Trainers. They are 1/60 scale too, so i kept them. I am not a fan of parts forming either, and i don't consider Bandai's 1/48 to be parts forming. I wish it was exactly as Kawamori envisioned it, but this is a close as it gets. It is a logical solution to an eternal problem.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    We still don't know how well this toy can handle. I don't see why a detachable bar won't "handle well" My only concern there, is if It would make this toy less durable. All we can do is wait for bandai, and see if they engineered this well, or not.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    ^ 'zactly ^
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    It is always easier for a big company to this sort of thing. A small company like Yamato and Arcadia won't have the resources to do this at a good cost, IMHO.
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Well, not a purchase, but a gift from a friend.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Why can’t people remember that this is the closest way to how Kawamori envisioned it...
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    For some reason the 1J will always be my favorite. I really love the 1S, and the others, specially the TV versions. I hope Bandai goes through the TV versions first. Yes, I'd still get the movie versions, but TV was my first love.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Good diagram there Xigfrid. I hope Bandai can make a fun, slightly durable 1/48 as Yamato did. It is still by far, my favorite Macross item.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I do recall some people broke the back pack hinges or something. Out of my entire 1/48 collection nothing has ever broken. Except for one of my CF valks took a dive on my hard wood floor and broke the headlaser, and yes, it was my fault. My jacket caught the edge of it's gun and dragged it down as i turned around. I had panel lined it, so i always had it next to me. I never fixed the laser, since it magically disappeared, and it is still one of my favorites. Other than that, none of my 20+ 1/48 have ever broken anything.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I see your point No3Ljm. Now that nose /radar thing, i do see as a complication, lol. Unless it is there for the GBP. I am not a huge fan of the radar cone thing, it has been done before. My old 1/48 are actually pretty sturdy, when you think how many times i've transformed them. Still, I am pretty sure it might have to do with the future GBP release.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I don't see the big complication here. The original art had, as we saw earlier, the legs swiveled to the "hip position" and detached. Many would call this a proper step, but now it seems to be a hassle?
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Let's remember... There were others.... IIRC, Wave and other studios had versions of VF-1 toys in Magazines. They were expensive and or very hard to build. I think perhaps the Yamato founders were inspired by this, to create their own. Later on, Bandai's interest was renewed in part by Yamato's efforts, and due to the ongoing Macross series they had contracted. I recall finally getting the original chunkey monkeys when Bandai re-released them. This is while Yamato was getting hot/popular. The first time i held my first Bandai 1/100 HM Hikaru 1J, it made me think of a shrunken 1/48 or a 1/60 V2[double elbows]. Am I the only one who felt a connection?
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