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  1. I liked the trailer. I expect the second trailer will be even better, since Marvel tends to work that way—building momentum to opening day. Larson’s Captain Marvel suit looks pretty cool too IMO. I think it’s pretty fashionable, given how Marvel has been dressing up its cinematic heroes. Larson herself looks athletic, which is par for the course when creating a hero fantasy. The Legends figure though...yeah, that could use some work. I’ve seen better face sculpts. This one looks like a step back.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Not boring at all to me. I thought jenius's list was pretty fair. I'm actually looking forward to how Bandai implements the gimmicks at this scale. In the teaser prototype, you can just make out the engine nozzles, and it seems like the hatch has a seam to reveal a cockpit. I would expect the top of the "barrels" also open to reveal their ordnance. Here's a link to the line art: macross2.net phalanx line art
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    Hi-Metal R

    Tomahawk or N-Ger are my best guesses, but I'm crossing my fingers for a Phalanx announcement or something out of left field like another armored HM-R release. I don't know what other anime property would take center stage if Bandai were to move the Hi-Metal R line away from a Macross focus. The Robot Spirits line is already focused on Gundam so that would be a strange move. It would need to be something else.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Customers have to make choices all the time, though. That’s normal with collecting. If you can save costs by focusing on just one or two lines, then that’s being good to yourself and your savings account. There’s nothing wrong with picking and choosing, IMO. I’m not going to insist that I know what Bandai decides behind the scenes when planning releases, but I will say that I think there are more variables at play than overlapping customer concerns. Anyway, if people are inferring that Bandai has been giving more focus to the DX releases this year, then I can agree with that statement. There has been a lot going on in that line given the Macross Delta DX releases, the DX YF-19, and the upcoming DX VF-1J. It could be that Bandai had to put more resources there and take them away from the smaller 1:100 line teporarily. That makes more sense than some buying embargo—it’s a shift of resources and I can see how that may happen. My point from before stands, though, all of this doesn’t preclude them from announcing other figures in the HM-R line (especially for 2019). I think we can all agree that would be welcome news.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I'm not sure what Mazinger has to do with Macross. That example seems more like apples and oranges to me. But I'm not arguing that Bandai has produced less Macross HM-R releases this year to date. One only needs to visit tamashii.jp to see the evidence of that: 2 Macross HM-R releases in 2015 when the line was relaunched, 8 Macross HM-R releases in 2016, 7 in 2017, and 4 in 2018. Basically, my point is that Bandai hasn't stopped releasing Macross HM-R figures, and the conjecture that they will do so is odd. Remember we just had the VT-1 HM-R release in August and Nexx's VF-2SS is coming in November. Bringing up the DX VF-1J and this idea of a Macross HM-R embargo assumes that Bandai will go with another VF-1 HM-R release. They don't have to do another VF-1 straight away, though. They can do another Destroid or another Zentradi mech. There are more options with the HM-R line that won't overlap with the larger DX line.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I'd like to think that the DX releases are mutually exclusive and that Bandai has more planned for the HM-R line. What would surprise me at the next Tamashii Nations event is if we get through it with absolutely no Macross announcements. That would be peculiar. Even then, though, I could probably shrug it off to Bandai taking a break after the 35th anniversary.
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    [Netflix] She-Ra Princess of Power

    This is not the meme you're looking for, Old_Nash. I like Voltron, so I'm willing to give this a shot and see where it goes. I wasn't really into He-Man or She-ra when I was a kid so I don't have much vested into that classic toon look.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I'm not ready to hit the panic button on Macross HM-R releases, but i will say that the non-Macross HM-R releases have been less and less appealing to me. Dougram was nifty and that introduced me to a show I missed years ago, which was cool. The rest have been ho-hum, though, so that's money saved I guess.
  9. Amagi Brilliant Park was fun to watch, and not what I expected going in. It's unique twist on the hidden world within our world scenario really drew me in. I also enjoyed Record of the Gancrest War, although the pacing does seem to slow down a bit in the middle (albeit temporarily). I was surprised by how many important plot points were underscored by truly dark motivations. That's an uncommon thing with modern-day anime. In other news, I've been working through my own anime backlog on Netflix. This last week I finished Children of the Whales and A.I.C.O. Both were poignant in their own way.
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    METAL BUILD RELEASES

    How long was that BBTS pre-order active? I didn't even see it before it was sold out. Stay strong @no3Ljm. Myself, I am not strong. Like Macross and Orguss, Evangelion has too much nostalgia for me.
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    Arcadia Premium Finish Max and Miria 1/60 Super VF-1J

    It did, in fact. My mail carrier dropped by while I was heading out to work this morning. I need to decide if I'm going to open up the Valkyrie tonight, and take a quick look, or wait until the weekend when I have more spare time to enjoy the unboxing.
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    METAL BUILD RELEASES

    And amazon.com is showing as "currently unavailable" now. Congrats to anyone else here on MW who was able to get one.
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    Arcadia Premium Finish Max and Miria 1/60 Super VF-1J

    ^Sweet. Love the pics @neko878. Mine is in transit, so I need to be patient for one more day.
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    METAL BUILD RELEASES

    I was trying to check out for over half an hour when cdj had 20+ pre-order slots left. Not sure about you, but the site kept crashing for me and then I started to get random cart errors. I was only trying to order one. Nah, this was a tough one. Good on those who lucked out. That's more my speed. Since I tend to ship EMS/FedEx/DHL, I'm ok with the price difference. And with Amazon there is always a chance that the price could go down. Edit: Ok. I had a gift card balance left on my amazon account. That brought the price+tax+shipping down to $215. I'm not sure if metal build prices fluctuate on amazon at all like other products (this is my first real foray into MB pre-order madness), but I'm content with how I did. That's just $6.88 more than N-Y's pre-order price with EMS shipping.
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    METAL BUILD RELEASES

    It was truly next level, this pre-order madness. Few here had enough experience to move pass the EVA-01 boss.
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