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  1. brouken

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Armored Parts arrived from NY and on the way to our local Post Office from Central Customs! Woot! Where's Chuck's supers Bandai?
  2. brouken

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Ah, okay. Thanks for the explanation Sanity! I take it that there is no locking mechanism to keep the covers open other than friction? I would check this out myself but my Armored Packs are still in transit. Hehe!
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    So many great pics of the armored pack! I find it amusing though that many keep the cannon covers closed. Is that deliberate?
  4. brouken

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Mine shipped too! Been missing out on the Armored fun!
  5. brouken

    Bandai DX VF-31

    After being unavailable in NY, the armor is back up with the usual mark-up: https://www.nippon-yasan.com/27647-macross-delta-armored-parts-set-for-dx-chogokin-vf-31s-siegfried-arad-molders-custom-limited-edition.html I was getting worried that NY might not get enough stock for everyone who ordered, but now that its back on stock and us getting the preparation in progress emails, I'm reasonably confident that I'll have my armors soon. Also, now that I've seen the armors on Chuck's 31, it's apparent that they're a different shade of orange. Still miffed that they went with orange for Arad's armor pack though.
  6. brouken

    Bandai DX VF-31

    So, did anyone get a shipping notice from NY yet?
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    This Ten guy also made a custom Armored Ozma. I can recognize some of the custom parts were used from the V1 DX Tornado set. The others look like they were kitbashed from an MG Heavyarms.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Wow! It can stand on its own! That's some great weight balancing by Bandai! And yes, that is a humongous box! Can't wait for mine to ship from NY.
  9. brouken

    Bandai DX VF-31

    I finally got my Chuck VF-31E. Its been stuck in Saudi customs for about a week. Don't know why they held it. Had to go directly to the Saudi Central Post Office to get it. Spent over two hours in line in both customs and in package releasing before finally getting the package. Almost got caught by mid-day prayer time too. At least I didn't pay any extra customs duties. But they did open the package just to see what was inside. The customs officer asked me if it had any cameras or batteries. They probably thought it was a drone! Hehe! Anyway, My Delta Platoon is complete! I just need to find a nice place to display all of them together. And of course, wait for the rest of the super/armor packs to be released.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Yay! Finally got my payment notification from Amiami! Delta Squadron prepare for take off!
  11. brouken

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Still waiting on Amiami to send me the invoice for my Chuck.
  12. Hey, is that Hot Wheels Impreza a re-color of the Donuts bug-eye?
  13. As upsetting it is for us consumers that the practice of scalping, mark-ups and price-gouging exists, from a business standpoint, its fair game. Execs in NY have probably and rightly deduced that they’ll be missing out on huge profits if they sell at strictly MSRP. Its inevitable that scalpers would just buy and sell at a higher price, so why not cut the middle man out and do the scalping themselves, right? Unless Bandai implements some kind of penalty on authorized resellers for marking up their products, there is zero incentive for resellers not to get in on the scalping action. And even if Bandai did it, it won’t stop individual sellers from scalping. Such is our lot as collectors.
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