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  1. Hiriyu

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I would think that Arcadia might be able to keep cashing in on periodic rereleases of previous mecha, with occasional forays into new mech just as they (plus Yamato) have always done. Demand still seems to be present whenever a 1/3000 Macross or 1/60 VF-4 release is made, and you'll always be able to sell Roy VF-1S's.
  2. Hiriyu

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Recieved my Ami shipment today. I haven't transformed the DX yet but holy jeeebus I am loving the way it looks and handles in fighter. The substantial weight (befitting a proper chogokin) already puts this thing light years ahead of the Yammie 1/48 in my book, and I am really digging on the more sharp-edged and chunky styling compared to the Yamarcadias. No complaints here at all regarding flaps, winglets or radome pivots - they're all pretty secure on mine.
  3. Hiriyu

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Just received payment email from AmiAmi for my two VF-1Js and made payment. Like others have noted, they automagically switched my order to DHL from EMS for a lower rate. I'm glad that they're being proactive in that sense. JPY7510 for shipment of two pieces - not too terribly bad.
  4. Hiriyu

    Star Citizen

    Yes, I do. It means that the funds that we pledged are being used for game development rather than for a public marketing campaign. Myself personally, I find that to be a good thing
  5. Hiriyu

    Star Citizen

    Doesn't seem like a big issue to me. The letter to backers which CIG sent out this week explains that ~$46 million has been invested for a 10% stake in the company, with those funds being earmarked for marketing so as not to divert backer funds from development, along with some background info on the investors. 46M for a 10% stake in a company which has raised a little over $200M sounds like a pretty good deal for us backers. If that sum were invested for a 51% or greater stake there would be some room for concern, but I have a hard time accepting that this investment constitutes any that anybody should be worried about as it implies a company valuation that is more than double the funds raised so far.
  6. Hiriyu

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Pretty much, yes.
  7. Hiriyu

    Star Citizen

    That portion of the Crytek lawsuit has been struck down. Since CIG is using Lumberyard rather than CE, it's up to the terms of their license agreement with Amazon as to whether or not they can sublicense the engine features they've developed.
  8. Hiriyu

    Star Citizen

    I dunno, I'm pretty blown away by the results so far. This is the one game that's ever successfully shown me truly seamless FPS/Ground combat & navigation to Flight to Spaceflight in a realistically-scaled planetary system. I've been gaming and simming since the early '80s and this is the game I've always dreamt of since playing my first game of Star Raiders in 1981. Is it a bit rough around the edges right now? Sure. Does that mean that they can't pull it off at all? I don't think that's necessarily the case. I won't hold the developers to any arbitrary rationale regarding development time or money raised as those subjects are not actually related to the technical ability to do what they are trying to do... I give them some leeway there due to the fact that they did not start the project with bags of money sitting around nor did they have any ability to foresee the level of funding they'd eventually draw. They said in 2014 that they were going to expand development to fit the funding, which is pretty much what they have done. Could their efforts fail? Sure. Could their efforts succeed? Sure. I think it's worth the effort to at least try, and what I've seen does demonstrate that they are trying to build what they've said they're trying to build.
  9. Hiriyu

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Likewise keep your eyes on MW's on For Sale board after release. I'm sure that you'll see some extras offered here at reasonable cost as well.
  10. Hiriyu

    Max Factory 1/20(!) VF-1S/A Hikaru

    Really excellent work @tekering. Thank you for sharing your progress with us, and I hope that you continue to do so! For the intake swivel you've built, are you planning on using a split washer or perhaps a nylock nut, or did you glue the nut down? Repeated posing might conceivably loosen the nut over time if it's not fixed in place somehow.
  11. Hiriyu

    Hi-Metal R

    I just strolled in about three minutes ago and scooped one up from Amiami, no trouble at all.
  12. Hiriyu

    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Can't believe no one has mentioned the Master-File-scheme M&M VF-4 HiMetals.
  13. Hiriyu

    Hi-Metal R

    "00" Close enough that most of us won't care.
  14. Hiriyu

    Hi-Metal R

    I love Mari Iijima's rendition of 'Born to be Wild' from that ep.
  15. Hiriyu

    Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Looks like they've fixed the vernier nacelles so that they're fixed to the intakes instead of the thighs I'd be willing to bet that the wings would be able to sweep forward in Gerwalk if the shoulders were angled down a just little, just as they needed to be on Yammie 1/48s and 1/60s (and Taka/Bandai 1/55s, and HMRs, and every other Valkyrie ever made). The chest air intakes are a little bit larger than most other toys, but proportionally I don't see a lot of bad compromise going on here... the fact that we already have members saying that it's biased toward both battroid and fighter mode will attest to that, lol. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this.