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  1. Bobby

    Yahoo! Japan - Experience?

    This is probably obvious but just a tip for searching on any of these proxy buyers. You will discover (if you haven't already) that english won't work unless it's a call sign or model number ( for ex. AV-98 ). You can use Wikipedia or anime database since they usually have the Katakana or Kanji spelling for the series at the very beginning of the entry so just copy and paste in search bar of your preferred proxy buyer and "voila!" ...hundreds if not thousands of results for your favorite series and your wallet immediately begins exploding!
  2. Whaddya talking about... oh wait YEEEEE-HAAAAAWWWWW!
  3. It's also kinda reminds me of Bulma's Capsule No.9 Motorcycle...
  4. Indeed. Like they might have modeled it after this shot... In the meantime it's so big it makes for some nice shelf art
  5. A really cool lego build (collaged from brickshelf)...
  6. It's a licensed 12" sofubi Garland produced in 2007 by Marmit (©AIC). It's poseable at the hips, waist, arms, and head, has white pearl metallic and silver metallic paint, matte brown and black paint, finished in a gloss red body with removable head armor. Note: I did a lot of extra detailing (chrome, panel lines, etc.) so it does not come this way. [ [ [ "Operator 7-G...please respond!" ] ] ]
  7. I've had mine for a few weeks now and after transforming it several times recently noticed tiny paint chipping on the (top) diagonal edges of the white, chest piece The only time that piece is in contact with anything is in bike mode (after you flip the hands around the revealed clasping mechanism to hold the front suspension in place grab hold of the sides of the chest piece). Yamato's use of a magnet here was clever (but flimsy) and Arcadia's is much sturdier in comparison. But Arcadia's chest piece is a painted part that is being used for direct clamping to keep it solid in bike mode so chipping can happen. Just be careful when going in and out of this mode and maybe it won't chip on you.
  8. Hmmm...always wanted to completely dip a toy into a bath of future floor polish
  9. Bobby

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Thanks for the suggestion and images. I just tried transforming it leaving the head fully extended and completely out of the way to test if this might be the issue, but unfortunately it still gaps on the port side. In direct comparison my VF-31 J, F, & C all are dead on in alignment after a couple transformations. Good news is it's gotten to the point where it doesn't bother me anymore...I am just glad to have the 31A!
  10. Bobby

    Bandai DX VF-31

    ^ Powder coat does come in crinkle (the grainy texture) but you can also go powdercoat in flat, matte, satin, gloss, semi, heavy gloss, etc. and it is super durable.
  11. @ 4:31 ... the moment you realize what the entire transformation's gonna be like
  12. Bobby

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Ha...wanna trade
  13. Bobby

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Well bummer, after googling around I'm even seeing the port side gap issue online (from the Soul Nations Akiba Showroom exhibit sporting the same gap...)
  14. Bobby

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Regarding the VF-31a... Does anyone's have what seems to be an uncloseable gap between the intake and the shoulder on the port side? PORT SIDE STARBOARD SIDE It seems like a QC issue that just can't be worked to close (I have a VF-31 C, F & J to compare to and none of them have this issue)?