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  1. Hiriyu

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    The 1/170 kits had the really wonky nose shape. These 1/100 kits were actually pretty nicely proportioned, excepting the gerwalk and battroid-only kits. The battroids were really chunky, and the gerwalks had the arms from the battroids which were much too large for the fighter airframes. The variable two and three-mode models were all pretty nice
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Those were all really cool kits with really cool artwork. I sold mine in bulk a few years ago.
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    The 011 looks absolutely fantastic on the HMR 101. All the same, I'd love to see a release like the customized version shown by @recon@Slave IV
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I did the same, Vlen. EMS is expensive, but all things considered I'll bet you'll be fine for resale ultimately.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Got 2 at Amiami
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    doom wheel confirmed
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I came here to drink beer and press f5, and I'm all out of beer...
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Server Crash, in T-minus 5
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    T-Minus 10
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Gosh. Jeez, when you frame it that way, you should probably just wait then by Gosh!
  11. Hiriyu

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Well, whatever happens, this is a fun exercise The last DX-style valk I bought new was a Yamato SV-51 Ivanov more than a decade ago. These insta-preorder hijinks are new to me, but I've got some good IPA on hand and plan to try to have fun with this, regardless of whether I snag one. Thanks for the tip @Tober
  12. Hiriyu

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I've never purchased from Amiami before. Are the preorder quantities granted "add-to-cart" or "check-out" first? Meaning, will I be racing to enter my card credentials against those of you that already have them saved?
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    Hi-Metal R

    As am I. I only read through the last 10 pages of this thread *after* having ordered it, of course. Very happy to have had no issues and particularly in light of my sourcing. A very happy 'welcome back', all things considered Now for Gerwalk!
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    Hi-Metal R

    I just received my first modern Hi-Metal toy of any kind this afternoon, a Hikaru 1A Super ordered via Mykombini on Ebay. I hadn't purchased any Macross toys for about 7-8 years, and had sold my sizeable collection in mid-2015. I had missed out on the earlier 1/100 Hi-Metal toys as I had been pretty deeply ensconced in the Yamato ecosystem and hadn't really seen the point of them back in the day due to the then-current price/scale factor, but nowadays that situation seems to have been inverted (Will wonders never cease? Smaller-scale toys are now available for less money than their larger-scale brethren? Wow!) Of late I've really been feeling the itch for a VF-1 to mess with on desk duty, and the HMR seemed just the ticket. Pardon the superlatives, but what a great little toy this is! I had watched a few video reviews of the recent releases (thanks as always Jenius!) but still didn't know what sort of experience really awaited me in terms of handling and aesthetics. I am very pleasantly surprised and impressed by the quality of sculpt, detail, and the rather nice sense of heft and tactile feel from this little valk in full-dress Super form. In my opinion it is every bit as nice to play with as a Yammie 1/48, and maybe even a little nicer! The jointwork is all nice and tight, and the "heft factor" versus size recalls the original Hi-Metal 1/55s and even the 1/60 V.1 Yamatos. This little valkyrie looks great on my desk and is so far a joy to handle. Job very well done, Bandai! I doubt that I will ever become a valk-squadron completionist again, but I think that I can now understand why a lot of people are in relation to this series... How I wish that we had these 15 years ago. I'm happy to report no issues with my leg armor, although they were assembled backwards as received - thanks to all of the posters in this thread for your observations and anecdotes in alerting me to potential issues - it is much appreciated.
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    The Italians seem to have done this a long time back with the Lamborghini Jota, an ultimate "tuner" version of the Miura supercar, and more recently again with an Aventador Jota tribute model for 2019.