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About RavenHawk

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    Obsessed with variable bikes (MOSPEADA, Megazone 23, Bubblegum Crisis, Viper's Creed, Rideback, etc.)

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  1. And to date, we just have the one batch of pics of it, and they look handpainted to me.
  2. The Arcadia Hargan is the one I'm really looking forward to. I didn't care for it that much when I first saw MZ23, but it really grew on me over time. I'm sure it'll cost a ton, coming with the transporter, and we'll probably get the Proto Garland first, but I'm still really hoping for it.
  3. That would make sense, but the little image from the one picture I saw just looked like the standard version... ... actually, I take that back. It's hard to tell, but it looks like maybe it has more white (or light gray) where the other one had darker gray/bluish gray? You might be right.
  4. It looks like the Megazone 23 XI video is delayed, and were asking for more backers with a new campaign: https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/65101#menu (if this was already reported, sorry, I don't remember). The campaign seems to have closed already, and it says "FUNDED", but it also only brought in 1/4 of what they were looking for. I'm working off the Google Chrome automated translation, so anyone with corrected info, please share. It looks to me like the main creator wanted to add 5 more minutes of material... and thus was looking to raise another $9k. This makes me really nervous that the people behind this just don't know what they're doing, and are real weak on the financial side of things. On a different note, the rewards this time around look insanely expensive. Plus, they are listing the Freeing E=X Garland as a "limited" edition?
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    Get Ride! AMDRIVER

    My giant set with the Light Bisar "Fefnir", Light Bisar "Fenrir", Neoamdriver Jenus, Neoamdriver Ragna, and the vols. 4 & 5 extra weapons sets came in today. Really did not realize just how big and solid these toys are, and how many accessories they come with. I was pleasantly surprised. I have to say, it is very nice to see an actual "toy" again. With all of the collectibles and '80s toys I've picked up in recent months, it's nice to have something again that you're not worried about breaking with every transformation.
  6. When I first got into 3P stuff, I initially was picking up motorcycles, Ultra Magnus-relateded figures, and Prowl-related figures. Then I fell in love with the Toyworld not-Throttlebots and, to a lesser degree, the Fansproject not-Stunticons. Whenever a Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover item came along, I picked that up to (too many childhood memories to say no). Got all of the Toyworld stuff (loved it) and the Fansproject stuff (mixed opinions). Then I had no room to display it all, and little room to store it. So, Prowl got cut from the collecting. Then, as time went by, Ultra Magnus got cut from the collecting. Eventually, so did the Transformers/G.I. Joe stuff. Today, I only collect motorcycle-related transforming toys and models... and even with just those on display, I have 10 Detolf's full. If they do an Ultra Magnus version of this, I don't think I'll be able to say no.
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    Get Ride! AMDRIVER

    Thanks for the info. It's appreciated. I have a few of the toys coming in the mail any day now (they've been on my wish list for a while, and as I've completed some of the other lines that I collect, I decided to pull the trigger on a couple of these, with another 1 or 2 probably getting ordered shortly). While I admit that I have a fair amount of toys in the collection just because I like their design, when there is a series related to a line then I like to look into that as well. Frankly, while not a fan of tokusatsu at all, the rest of what you describe really just makes me want to see this even more.
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    He say you Blade Runnah TWO!

    Aramaki is credited with the spinner design from Black Out 2022, but I really hope he does some more mecha or vehicle designs for the new series (obviously while still fitting in with the Blade Runner aesthetic) in addition to directing.
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    Akai Koudan Zillion & The Acquisition of a Grail

    Really? You should watch the series. I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected (based on having previously only watched the first couple episodes a long time ago).
  10. If anyone is interested, the second half of Last hope Pandora (the Netflix title) is supposed to be hitting Netflix US on 12/21/18.
  11. It's always kind of funny to me that these companies seem to think that these little changes actually make a difference.
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    He say you Blade Runnah TWO!

    Don't forget BGC. There are tons of references to it, from Priss & the Replicants to Leon (some claim the name is a reference to Replicant Leon Kowalski and his personality and look are influenced by Deckard, but I don't know if I agree), and Largo basically follows Roy's storyline.
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    Gotcha. Yeah, I just assumed that it was delicate right from the start. Funny enough, I'd had some Bandai stuff come in right before these came in, so I was in that mindset.
  14. Absolutely. The whole set for pretty much what a single one of the figures cost when they were first released... hard to go wrong. I was REALLY tempted. Then I looked at all of the motorcycle mecha and transformers I have ordered in the last couple months, looked at how full my display cases are, the boxes of models still waiting to be built, the custom designs still in progress... and I went ahead and ordered like 4 other things instead, for merely 4 times as much money. Fiscally responsible I am not.
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    I actually thought that this figure's transformation was fairly intuitive. I'm not genius, and have definitely needed to watch some transformation videos for other figures in the past, but this one seemed pretty fun to figure out on my own. In fairness, I was expecting to have to open the faux gas tank during the transformation, and might have broken it trying if I'd gotten too far, but the first of the figures I was transforming had the gas tank just fall off (due to insufficient glue at the factory) before I got to that point, so that solved that transformation question.