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  1. Hmmm...always wanted to completely dip a toy into a bath of future floor polish
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. @ 4:31 ... the moment you realize what the entire transformation's gonna be like
  5. Bobby

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Ha...wanna trade
  6. 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...)
  7. 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)?
  8. Oh and by the way, I received my E=X Garland... What. A. Froppy. Mess. Reviews confirmed. It makes Evolution's VF-2SS look like a Bandai Soul of Chogokin So dissappointed
  9. Here is a rare Megazone 23 | 32 page fanzine that was printed just for an anime festival in Japan during Christmas of 2010. It even features a model of the blue garland version featured in the M23 PS3 game. If you're a fan and do not have this booklet I highly recommend it. A copy is on Yahoo auctions --> https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k311729700
  10. This is all I have (unfortunately I don't have this kit). I've been trying to get my hands on one myself but when it does pop up on Yahoo Japan it sells for between $400-$500 USD (and it's so tiny)!
  11. Just wanted to add this to this thread... This is a super rare fully transformable variable Garland resin kit (pre-colored) at 1/48 scale designed/developed by Mr. Hiroshi Imizu. It was only made for sale at a past Wonder Festival ('17)... "Operator 7-G, please respond!"
  12. Oh man...bummer. Yeah looking at other pre-release pics you're probably right. The overall front-to-back length of the torso here doesn't look to be as long as the Yamato release which might be partly why maybe. One thing I just noticed is just under Shogo's arm it doesn't appear that they're using magnets to hold the legs in place for bike mode which is probably a good thing since these legs are gonna be hea-vy.
  13. Speaking of which...here's the box set for a pretty good price at Mandarake [LINK] $190 (the ones on Yahoo Auctions all start around $290) Here's the Maneuver book from the box set by itself [LINK] $75 (rare to see since that means it got separated from the boxset) Here's the Maneuver book by itself at Yahoo [LINK] $116 (cheapest on ebay $158)
  14. It appears to be the other way around... the Maneuver Book says it was published April 9, 2007 and the 1/15 Complete Box set was released a month before in March 2007. That's so close though... perhaps it was always their intention to sell the book by itself for some additional revenue for those unwilling to commit to getting another Garland.
  15. Yes they are identical minus the cover (I own both). It's a great book!