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I finally received mine from TMP yesterday. Very cool toy overall, and notably absent were some of the QC issues mentioned here (tailfin spikes are fine, magnets oriented correctly, etc). Typical of my luck though, I've noticed several other issues that I haven't seen anyone else report.

I have lots of blurring and smudging on the tampo printing - the black stripes on the legs and chest are the worst. The grey paint in the secondary air intakes on the chest plate is pretty spotty too. There is some grey paint overspray/smudging on the LE of the right main intake, which is pretty noticeable. On the whole, the paint job is visually worse than that of any other Yamato I own, and that includes the rest of the 1/60s.

I also encountered another weird issue - while transforming the VF-0 for the first time, the knurled pin which holds the two leg swingbar linkages together fell out, resulting in the legs taking a three foot plunge from my desk :o. The pin was a royal b*tch to find , having nestled itself deep into my carpet under the desk. Luckily, it was easily replaced once found using a pair of needle-nose pliars to reinsert it, and hasn't given me any further trouble... yet.

My zero also exibits the floppy limb and foot syndrome almost everyone has mentioned. If I'm not very careful when posing it, it has the tendency to perform a knee-swivel move in a disturbingly Elvis Presley-esque fashion. :p Don't be cruel...

Despite these seeming negatives, the design and execution are overall pretty good, and I really dig its looks... from a slight distance. I'll try to get some pics up this weekend.

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I finally received mine from TMP yesterday. Very cool toy overall, and notably absent were some of the QC issues mentioned here (tailfin spikes are fine, magnets oriented correctly, etc). Typical of my luck though, I've noticed several other issues that I haven't seen anyone else report.

I have lots of blurring and smudging on the tampo printing - the black stripes on the legs and chest are the worst. The grey paint in the secondary air intakes on the chest plate is pretty spotty too. There is some grey paint overspray/smudging on the LE of the right main intake, which is pretty noticeable.  On the whole, the paint job is visually worse than that of any other Yamato I own, and that includes the rest of the 1/60s.

I also encountered another weird issue - while transforming the VF-0 for the first time, the knurled pin which holds the two leg swingbar linkages together fell out, resulting in the legs taking a three foot plunge from my desk  :o.  The pin was a royal b*tch to find , having nestled itself deep into my carpet under the desk. Luckily, it was easily replaced once found using a pair of needle-nose pliars to reinsert it, and hasn't given me any further trouble... yet.

My zero also exibits the floppy limb and foot syndrome almost everyone has mentioned. If I'm not very careful when posing it, it has the tendency to perform a knee-swivel move in a disturbingly Elvis Presley-esque fashion. :p  Don't be cruel...

Despite these seeming negatives, the design and execution are overall pretty good, and I really dig its looks... from a slight distance. I'll try to get some pics up this weekend.

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Make sure you email Tam to let him know about the issues. It seems that the VF-0's coming from Tam have some really bad QC issues.

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Oops! :D

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I still luv my 1/48's the best. BUT, I'd kill for a VF0A or D! Does that make any sense?

Sure it does. The VF-1's design was cool like, 20 years ago. Let's face it, the 'Zero is an abolutely beautiful design and this toy realizes that beauty completely. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking about stashing my '48s, replacing them with my '60s just so the VF-1's are in proper scale with the Zero-that's how much more I and others love the 'Zero...

By the way, 'Guts, your 'sig is hilarious...

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Make sure you email Tam to let him know about the issues. It seems that the VF-0's coming from Tam have some really bad QC issues.

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You really need to back claims like that up.

I've gotten two from Tam with no problems and have ordered more than few things from him before with no issues.

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Make sure you email Tam to let him know about the issues. It seems that the VF-0's coming from Tam have some really bad QC issues.

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You really need to back claims like that up.

I've gotten two from Tam with no problems and have ordered more than few things from him before with no issues.

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I agree. That's quite a statement there.

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I still luv my 1/48's the best. BUT, I'd kill for a VF0A or D! Does that make any sense?

Sure it does. The VF-1's design was cool like, 20 years ago. Let's face it, the 'Zero is an abolutely beautiful design and this toy realizes that beauty completely. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking about stashing my '48s, replacing them with my '60s just so the VF-1's are in proper scale with the Zero-that's how much more I and others love the 'Zero...

By the way, 'Guts, your 'sig is hilarious...

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Thanks, myk! I also must add, that it's disheartening that the only new anime in site dealing with Macross is the Robotech Shadow Chronicles. I bought Macross 7 but still haven't finished the series... probably will someday. It just kinda' seems goofy. And Max looks weird, like a chubby 5 year old kid. I hope they come out with a Macross Zero Two. Another Macross Plus would be nice too, seeing that me and Isamu have the same last name and all. Since I'm ranting, I will go off the deepend and bare to the world what's really deep down in my heart... I WANT MACROSS PLUS 1/48 SCALE TOYS. K. I'm done again.

PS: All the constant singing in M7... just when I start to like Basara, he starts his incessant squawking with the dumb harmonica blaring in the background and I all of the sudden feel ashamed to be watching.

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I also encountered another weird issue - while transforming the VF-0 for the first time, the knurled pin which holds the two leg swingbar linkages together fell out, resulting in the legs taking a three foot plunge from my desk  :o.  The pin was a royal b*tch to find , having nestled itself deep into my carpet under the desk. Luckily, it was easily replaced once found using a pair of needle-nose pliars to reinsert it, and hasn't given me any further trouble... yet.

Well, this just happened on mine on transformation #3... I didn't even notice the pin come out, the legs just fell off. I don't know if the pin fell out during transformation or prior to, but I can't find that damn pin anywhere. Not a hard fix with maybe a pin nail, wire cutters, and super glue, but man, at $160 that's a pretty lame thing to happen. If this toy wasn't so great looking, I'd just box it away and play with my 1/48s.

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I also encountered another weird issue - while transforming the VF-0 for the first time, the knurled pin which holds the two leg swingbar linkages together fell out, resulting in the legs taking a three foot plunge from my desk  :o.  The pin was a royal b*tch to find , having nestled itself deep into my carpet under the desk. Luckily, it was easily replaced once found using a pair of needle-nose pliars to reinsert it, and hasn't given me any further trouble... yet.

Well, this just happened on mine on transformation #3... I didn't even notice the pin come out, the legs just fell off. I don't know if the pin fell out during transformation or prior to, but I can't find that damn pin anywhere. Not a hard fix with maybe a pin nail, wire cutters, and super glue, but man, at $160 that's a pretty lame thing to happen. If this toy wasn't so great looking, I'd just box it away and play with my 1/48s.

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Ouch - sorry to hear that Ghostryder ... hope you get the thing fixed soon!

:huh:

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I got my 4 today.  Man compared to the 1/60s sitting my office, that thing is huge...  I havent opened them yet but they look good so far...

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drool ... drool ....

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Well mine showed up and thankfully he had no bent spike problems of any kind. Everything is in working order and the thing is awesome! I love this thing so much I have it with me 1/48th Miria. Though the only thing I have to complainabout is the elbow (where it rotates) is extremely loose...and the handle to the gunpod colapses to easy and therefor makes it a little hard for fun posing.

But that said all in all it is one of my favorites of the ones I have so far. :D

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mine arrived a couple of months ago and I just had the time to transform it like yesterday :p Id say its an improvement over the 1/48's in many areas but there's also some areas that are a lil bit downgraded as compared to the 1/48's. All in all, this is truly another masterpiece by yamato.

Just wondering if any of the improvements on the 1/60 (ie. like the sliding backpack thrusters) can be transferred to the 1/48's, and yamato can call em the 1/48 ver 2. Now we can all start collecting from zero again! (ducks chair) :lol:

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Got my VF-0 about 3 wks ago (thanks neova) but only got a chance to take it out of the box yesterday.

All in all I like it. Apart from a broken tailfin spike, loose knee jnts and loose gun pod stock I haven't got any big QC issues in my specimen (which I am very thankful for).

I've got a few q's for other new VF-O owners

1. My gun pod stock wont fit in the niche on the forearm. Becuase of this I can't attach it to the underbelly in fighter mode. Has anyone else had this problem?

2. Any tips to tighten up the knee jnts without taking the joint to pieces. I don't even know if the knee joint CAN be disassembled.

3. Do the extending backpack thrusters LOCK? Mine slide freely but wont stay in the extended position.

This is one really good looking toy with nifty features but I'm a bit sad that the QC seems to have taken a step back from the VF-1. The toy doesn't seem to lock together as firmly and feels distinctly floppy. The only place where the newfound floppiness doesn't bother me is the feet which can now be locked in a greater variety of positions.

Any tips from other VF-0 owners would be greatly appreciated.

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Got my VF-0 about 3 wks ago (thanks neova) but only got a chance to take it out of the box yesterday.

All in all I like it. Apart from a broken tailfin spike, loose knee jnts and loose gun pod stock I haven't got any big QC issues in my specimen (which I am very thankful for).

I've got a few q's for other new VF-O owners

1. My gun pod stock wont fit in the niche on the forearm. Becuase of this I can't attach it to the underbelly in fighter mode. Has anyone else had this problem?

2. Any tips to tighten up the knee jnts without taking the joint to pieces. I don't even know if the knee joint CAN be disassembled.

3. Do the extending backpack thrusters LOCK? Mine slide freely but wont stay in the extended position.

This is one really good looking toy with nifty features but I'm a  bit sad that the QC seems to have taken a step back from the VF-1. The toy doesn't seem to lock together as firmly and feels distinctly floppy. The only place where the newfound floppiness doesn't bother me is the feet which can now be locked in a greater variety of positions.

Any tips from other VF-0 owners would be greatly appreciated.

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On that note. What are those two extra chunks of plastic that came with my VF-0S? I've been meaning to ask this for a while. What the heck are they for?

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Got my VF-0 about 3 wks ago (thanks neova) but only got a chance to take it out of the box yesterday.

All in all I like it. Apart from a broken tailfin spike, loose knee jnts and loose gun pod stock I haven't got any big QC issues in my specimen (which I am very thankful for).

I've got a few q's for other new VF-O owners

1. My gun pod stock wont fit in the niche on the forearm. Becuase of this I can't attach it to the underbelly in fighter mode. Has anyone else had this problem?

2. Any tips to tighten up the knee jnts without taking the joint to pieces. I don't even know if the knee joint CAN be disassembled.

3. Do the extending backpack thrusters LOCK? Mine slide freely but wont stay in the extended position.

This is one really good looking toy with nifty features but I'm a  bit sad that the QC seems to have taken a step back from the VF-1. The toy doesn't seem to lock together as firmly and feels distinctly floppy. The only place where the newfound floppiness doesn't bother me is the feet which can now be locked in a greater variety of positions.

Any tips from other VF-0 owners would be greatly appreciated.

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On that note. What are those two extra chunks of plastic that came with my VF-0S? I've been meaning to ask this for a while. What the heck are they for?

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They're for the Yamato Fighter Stand.

I think the white piece is for Gerwalk Mode (with the grey piece for Fighter).

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Good news. From what I understand, the second run of VF-0S due out in July is supposed to have tighter knee and elbow swivel joints.

Graham

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will they also make the gun mounts fit this time?

and where do I sign up for a reissue?

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General Question about the vf-0s

I got mine 2 days ago. I was worried about the color. Its not white like the vf-1s 1/48, its a bit beige, sort of like the original white that has been worned out (more plastic like color). Is this normal. From the pictures i see from pll, i can t tell. Can pll update me on the coloring scheme.

Also, all the joints seem looser than 1/48, and the hand doesnt retract same way as a 1/48, and there is no big hands. And no tilting downward of the head (it does tilt upward though). The opening of the leg to get the weels out isnt as rigid as a 1/48, or as precise. Head seems a bit too big, not used to it.

The tampoing is great, and so is the magnets, wow, they really stick fast and well. The gun has NO belt.

So, all in all, is this normal, or did mine turn up wrong, cause from pictures, i thoughed it would be white like the vf-1s, and its beige. I was afraid maybe its that chineese version i got somehow, the one there is rumours about. Can you guys update me.

All in all, i think maybe plane mode and gerwalk suits this valkirie more because of the apparent flaws i found on mine, and i dont know if its normal or not.

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Good to see they will be addressing the loose joint probs. Would you do a review of the later versions too? (would be good to update us on differences from older to later versions for those who might be interested in specifically trying to get later releases)

I wonder if there is going to be differences in later vb6 monsters? I think the joints on the arms for that need a little tightening too.. 1/48 should be thier guide for stiff joint goodness..

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General Question about the vf-0s

I got mine 2 days ago.  I was worried about the color.  Its not white like the vf-1s 1/48, its a bit beige, sort of like the original white that has been worned out  (more plastic like color).  Is this normal.  From the pictures i see from pll, i can t tell.  Can pll update me on the coloring scheme.

Also, all the joints seem looser than 1/48, and the hand doesnt retract same way as a 1/48, and there is no big hands.  And no tilting downward of the head (it does tilt upward though).  The opening of the leg to get the weels out isnt as rigid as a 1/48, or as precise.  Head seems a bit too big, not used to it.

The tampoing is great, and so is the magnets, wow, they really stick fast and well.  The gun has NO belt.

So, all in all, is this normal, or did mine turn up wrong, cause from pictures, i thoughed it would be white like the vf-1s, and its beige.  I was afraid maybe its that chineese version i got somehow, the one there is rumours about.  Can you guys update me. 

All in all, i think maybe plane mode and gerwalk suits this valkirie more because of the apparent flaws i found on mine, and i dont know if its normal or not.

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The color is supposed to be like that. Chill. Most ppl like it that way. ;)

The looseness seems to be a common problem. So yeah. Graham said they are gonna fix this in the re-release. Yes it doesn't retract the same way and so generally, yours is fine for this run.

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