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  1. Firefox

    What will Hasegawa do next?

    Cool, I've been looking forward the VT-1
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    Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Hopefully they make a 1/48 one day. Then I don't even bother about the Bandai DX or Arcadia.
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    This was bound to happen...gray market VF's?

    The ones who voted down are probably those who horde these items as many as they could and worrying the KOs will hurt their extreme profit.
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    This was bound to happen...gray market VF's?

    Personally I don't care if it's KO or not as long as they have good quality at a reasonable price. If someone is willing to pay 60k yen for 31A, fine by me. I'm not paying those ridiculous prices. If Bandai or Arcadia worry about KO hurting them, then run a second or third releases of those hard to get items. I'm sure no one would want to buy KOs if the original can be bought at a reasonable price. But if the scalpers trying to scalp, I don't mind KO at all.
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    This was bound to happen...gray market VF's?

    Same goes here. If it's 31A, I'd buy in a heartbeat
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Talking about scarcity for recent Bandai DX releases. I'm not sure if it is Bandai's fault or the distributors' making. Before VF-31A, Bandai DX is hard to get but not impossible, but after 31A it is almost impossible unless you are willing to pay the ridiculous prices. I ordered the recent DX VF-1J online and just received an email from the site saying that there was a reduction of the 1J being made according to the site's normal distributors. Hence my pre-order can't be fulfilled. Since all these items are pre-ordered, wouldn't Bandai knew exactly the number of units that they need to make to meet the demand, otherwise, why bother about pre-order? Why a reduction of number? How does that benefit Bandai? It begins to sound like the distributors knew that the Macross fans are willing to pay any price to get the items (as evident in the past in Arcadia and presently Bandai), they just hold certain amount of items back and re-sell it later for a much bigger margin. Though a long shot, I hope Bandai could do something about it, like running a second release.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Valkyrie Factory actually takes deposit for the VF-31S (below) I just hope they make a VF-31A https://showzstore.com/pre-order-valkyrie-factory-vf-1-60-macross-delta-vf-31j-siegfried-hayate-immermann-machine-modelaf27_p1176.html
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    Bumblebee (Transformers... 6?)

    This is by far the better Transformers, finally I can say: "Up yours. Bayformers!"
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    Bandai DX XF-25 Archangel

    After my VF-25 project (basically using parts from RVF-25 and YF-25), I left with a 'single seat' YF-25. So I decided for a straight repaint and call it XF-25 Archangel. The XF-25 is used only for various trials and tests. hence the white nose and orange tails. I have adopted F-22 style paint scheme with the reference from the Master Filed VF-25 book. It turns out to be quite a good looking bird. Now, only if I have time for the Super pack...
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    Aoshima VFG

    Just bought some used DX Super Armour set from Mandarake. It came through without any extra tax. Looks like Mandarake business is less than A$75k a year in Australia. A$75k is a threshold for overseas business regarding collection of GST for Australia government. Yes HLJ price is no longer competitive. I use them less and less as well.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I only hope that one day Bandai will make a VF-1D, VT-1 and VE-1
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    Hi-Metal R

    Looks like VF-27
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    Calibre Wings 1/72 F-14D Diecast Macross Custom

    VF-1D variant is going to be really expensive very quickly. One can always build a similar 1/72 F-14 model using the same scheme though
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    Aoshima VFG

    Hmm... HLJ probably bank on the Aussie buyers will buy from them to save the hassle of dealing import tax after 1st July this year. So far I think HLJ is the only company that collect GST for Australia government. For those sellers that do not do this, the goods will be taxed at custom and I suspect that the Australian custom would slap you an.expensive processing fee on top of the tax. Has any Aussies here know if one would be slapped with other charges on top of the tax?
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    For Aussie fans that miss the pre-order, there's a local online retailer still accept pre-order. Haven't dealt with them before, so can't say if they can fulfil the pre-order. Not terrible expensive though. And only pay when release. https://www.ausani.com.au/product/dx-chogokin-the-super-dimension-fortress-macross-first-limited-edition-vf-1j-valkyrie-ichijyo-hikaru/