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  1. BlueMax

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Currently available for international shipping... go go GO!!!
  2. Dear all, i’ve managed to score a VF-31A! But it is used and has a big problem: the wing root swivelling mechanism, specifically the tube/cylinder that swivels round the rod for transformation is broken. Can anybody advise how to go about doing that? The broken tube parts are safely in storage. thanks in advance
  3. BlueMax

    Hi-Metal R

    Just got one in Amiami after changing my browser (chrome was getting me to log in but never past that).
  4. Yeah, great to see the 1/100 armors did well enough to warrant a 2nd series. I really wonder for the 1/60 version if they have managed to get close to their target with about 1 more month to go to hit the minumim number for production.
  5. BlueMax

    Bandai DX VF-31

    I agree that the wings on the 25 and 31 are not ideal, and if we are to be honest about it, despite justification for their existance as we know it, they are just kibble (to borrow a Transformer term, and Transformer fans generally HATE kibble). Re: Bugs and insects: I have also felt the same since the 25 - they look insectoid. jointed thin limbs with sharp extremities. The head unit of the VF-31F doesn't help, it just screams insect. A lay person will have very much difficulty telling the 25, 29, 30 and 31 apart on 1st look in battroid mode with the Multi Purpose Container hidden. most would just refer to it as .... Gundam (as oppossed to Transformers for the VF-1) Still like all of them though, just that, maybe except the YF-19, nothing equals the VF-1 in terms of how iconic and how clean everything look in all modes. In my opinion only.
  6. BlueMax

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Personally, that is the case. At least when comparing the MSRP and my opinion of the advance is that it isn’t the defining version of the plane associated with Isamu. And as you said, other than the boosters, you get way less. A few days before the release, people were dumping the Advance en masse, but it seems to have stabilised now. I think it depends on how much you want the Advance and the boosters.... and whether the 19 is used or brand new. One thing though: ugly ducklings and originally shunned releases do tend to pick up good value after a Long time.... but who knows when that’ll be.
  7. BlueMax

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Trade.... but with a top-up from him. Unless you want the Advance more than he wants the YF-19
  8. Is this the 1st time we have pictures of the Arcadia 35th anniversary VF-1? http://arcadia.ac/products/detail.php?product_id=272
  9. BlueMax

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Or you can simply switch the language option to English instead of japanese. Not everything gets switched to english, but more than enough to help in navigating the site til payment with no issues.
  10. BlueMax

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Still available on Amazon.co.jp https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B07CMT92SS/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  11. Taobao's inbuilt counter says each has sold 7 so far in the past month. Not sure if that is accurate, but it is still early. https://shop257245113.taobao.com/category-1368085715.htm?spm=2013.1.w4010-17849520978.12.31c02398py1NSG&search=y&catName=Fext+Hobby#bd On a related note, for the 1/100 OWL, seems the 202 (blue) version has sold out for the major sellers.
  12. BlueMax

    Hi-Metal R

    Actually they do, though they are different products, but they are bought by the same, or at least overlapping, group of consumers. Not all the consumers are able to buy all these releases so close to each other (like me), and would have to be forced to make a choice as to what would be the priority. Some would totally give up and not get anything, since in their minds it is all, or none.
  13. BlueMax

    Hi-Metal R

    Bandai not wanting to cannibalize their own sales makes sense, and I am also of the opinion that competition with the Yamato 1/60 V.2 VF-1s was almost certainly a big part of why the original HM line didn't do well. Personally, I am happy that the HMR releases are not as fast now... gives me a chance to catch up what I had missed over the last 2 years.
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