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21 hours ago, SuperHobo said:

Dairugger thoughts:

This guy is very fun to combine in all of his modes and there's a high sense of satisfaction when doing so. The paint is beautiful and it has a ton of details picked out on each vehicle. Articulation in combined mode is pretty good, but I'm not sure how long those hinges at the ankles and torso will last before they need some super glue for tightening. The hinges are tight for now. All of the modes are pretty solid with one exception. In full Dairugger mode the blue copter does not connect as solidly as the red copter does to the right shoulder. When you manipulate the left shoulder it stays in for the most part until you use the outward (abduction) motion of the shoulder. The outward motion of the shoulder is a double jointed hinge and ratchet that is pretty tight when you want to get the joints to end range. However, once you get the arm posed it stays on Dairugger without issue. I would also be careful when bending the right knee. You want to make sure the bottom knee block is aligned before bending the actual knee otherwise it could catch at a point and it will make it difficult to bend the knee without the connection coming undone. Finally, taking the red jet off of the chest is a little scary tight . I recommend, to apply force on the red jet in and up to release the top connector first. While I appreciate the elbows being double ratchet joints, I wish they would have worked in some more range as the elbow probably bends about 70 degrees.

So far a pretty good effort from Bandai to realize a fully combining and articulated Dairugger XV. Bandai brought their A game here on the engineering and accessory end. I do wish the left shoulder connection was tweaked a bit more to withstand the outward shoulder joint's tight tolerances. For now enjoy some pictures and some examples of the articulation you can pull off. 

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looks great.   while i sprang for the SOC golion....for now  i'm gonna pretend my miracle metal works is that awesome (its not! but not bad) and hope for a reissue.  looks really nice.  totally jelly.

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5 hours ago, derex3592 said:

Sorry to hear that @Tking22 Hope things turn around for you and you can pick him up later. 

Thank you for the kind words, I'll be living vicariously for now through the various, excellent photos taken on here.

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7 hours ago, Tking22 said:

I had to cancel my pre-order at BBTS due to some sudden financial issues, hopefully we eventually get a re-issue like Lion Voltron. 

I had to cancel mine too.

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2 hours ago, F360 said:

Mm. That is a fair deal. Looks like Walmart sold out, though. Amazon is carrying the deal now:

https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-6253557-Ideas-Voltron-21311/dp/B07C39J17S

It's also worth noting that this LEGO Ideas kit is retiring soon. So get in on the deal if you are interested in this at all. ^_^

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16 minutes ago, technoblue said:

Mm. That is a fair deal. Looks like Walmart sold out, though. Amazon is carrying the deal now:

https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-6253557-Ideas-Voltron-21311/dp/B07C39J17S

It's also worth noting that this LEGO Ideas kit is retiring soon. So get in on the deal if you are interested in this at all. ^_^

nice. looks like Amazon is now sold out too . 

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That's cool. Still waiting for some kind of shipping email from USAGundam Store. I'm a little confused on the release dates, Amazon and everything else I've heard from day one was end of November, so how do some people already have theirs? 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, derex3592 said:

That's cool. Still waiting for some kind of shipping email from USAGundam Store. I'm a little confused on the release dates, Amazon and everything else I've heard from day one was end of November, so how do some people already have theirs? 

 

 

Maybe ordered from overseas.

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Some of us who ordered from overseas still haven’t gotten ours either.  <_<

NY originally listed 10/26 as the release date, but I still haven’t gotten any sort of shipping notification.  Not even listed as in stock on their website yet.

Between Yellow being delayed and now this, I’m kinda annoyed.

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I reached out to NY they said they did not receive their full order and are waiting for the rest of stock before shipping.  

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That Amazon price is about the lowest I've seen honestly. If you have Prime shipping I'd say for for it.

 

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I love the Lego one- it's articulation matches the crappy articulation from my 80s Golion toy, but that's actually quite impressive. I almost want to pick up another just to display the lions separately.

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On 11/6/2019 at 6:26 PM, F360 said:

I built the Si (Lepin) version cost me $40 shipped.  Only missing one piece, no malformed pieces and came with all 5 lion stickers.  Really nice kit.

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On 11/14/2019 at 4:27 PM, derex3592 said:

That Amazon price is about the lowest I've seen honestly. If you have Prime shipping I'd say for for it.

 

USA Gundam Store has 10% off

 

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Finally, FINALLY, got a "shipped" notice from NY.

 

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FedEx JUST rang my doorbell!!! :wub:  HOW do I NOT open this for a WHOLE OTHER MONTH??!! :wacko:

 

EDIT: USAGUNDAMSTORE is a rock sold place to go to.  Texted me a few days ago with a link to a map that tracks your package, this morning it showed the package in my neighborhood.  I also got a text this morning saying my item was Out For Delivery.  Package arrived with no damage and well sealed.  Highly recommended, they were pay up front however. 

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12 minutes ago, derex3592 said:

FedEx JUST rang my doorbell!!! :wub:  HOW do I NOT open this for a WHOLE OTHER MONTH??!! :wacko:

 

EDIT: USAGUNDAMSTORE is a rock sold place to go to.  Texted me a few days ago with a link to a map that tracks your package, this morning it showed the package in my neighborhood.  I also got a text this morning saying my item was Out For Delivery.  Package arrived with no damage and well sealed.  Highly recommended, they were pay up front however. 

Seconded on USAGUNDAMSTORE. Bought from them a few times and both times were a good experience. They also have a good amount of coupons each week 15% - 25% depending on the week. 

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I am. I ordered two from them on PO night at inflated prices. Wish I had been patient and waited for the US retailers for the cheaper price and slip cover. I'm not worried about NY shipping late. I'm sure they'll pull through and I'm drowning in toys right now anyways.

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32 minutes ago, Grey728 said:

 I'm drowning in toys right now anyways.

That's funny. I am too. But I'm bummed out I haven't gotten a shipping notice on m,y VF-1S's yet. And I would still have to wait for strike packs to be "complete".

But I want them NOW!!!! I'm such a child.:D

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4 hours ago, derex3592 said:

FedEx JUST rang my doorbell!!! :wub:  HOW do I NOT open this for a WHOLE OTHER MONTH??!! :wacko:

 

EDIT: USAGUNDAMSTORE is a rock sold place to go to.  Texted me a few days ago with a link to a map that tracks your package, this morning it showed the package in my neighborhood.  I also got a text this morning saying my item was Out For Delivery.  Package arrived with no damage and well sealed.  Highly recommended, they were pay up front however. 

 

4 hours ago, SuperHobo said:

Seconded on USAGUNDAMSTORE. Bought from them a few times and both times were a good experience. They also have a good amount of coupons each week 15% - 25% depending on the week. 

+1 on USAGUNDAMSTORE as well. In addition to their superb packaging and coupons, they're a family run business and will go out of there way to serve the customer.

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Finally. I finally got shipping notice from NY for both of my GX-88 units. Looks like I’ll get them, the VF-1S and Blow Superior right around the same time.
 

Now..  How the hell am I going to explain this to my wife...

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3 hours ago, Grey728 said:

 

Now..  How the hell am I going to explain this to my wife...

Don't.:D

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On 11/23/2019 at 11:24 AM, VF-Zer0S said:

Anyone else still waiting in NY to ship there vehicle Voltron? 

Yes I’m still waiting for GX-88 to ship from NY.  Received GX-71 yesterday.

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Just now, sh9000 said:

Yes I’m still waiting for GX-88 to ship from NY.  Received GX-71 yesterday.

I just got the order preparation email. Hasn’t shipped but about time since I paid the scalper price. Less ones learned on Soul of Chogokin and other Macross items never go with NY unless it’s first round pre orders. Hope the VF-1S doesn’t take a month

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My GX-88 arrived Sunday.  Just finished editing the 78 pictures I took down to 37 (which is more than I even took of GX-71), so I'll be posting stuff soon but I'm definitely looking at breaking it up into four or five posts.

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