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Finally got one of these through the recent HLJ sale, and I couldn't be happier with it. One questions, though - when the FAST packs are attached in fighter mode, does the VF-11 have its tailfins extended or retracted?

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Finally got one of these through the recent HLJ sale, and I couldn't be happier with it. One questions, though - when the FAST packs are attached in fighter mode, does the VF-11 have its tailfins extended or retracted?

Retracted.

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please tell me that those are the stock tail fins, and not a fan-mod!!

GOD, this beauty just -HAS- to be my next Valk purchase!

can anyone here turn me to the best, most affordable source they know of?

i've only been able to find a few just shy of $200shipped so far...

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please tell me that those are the stock tail fins, and not a fan-mod!!

GOD, this beauty just -HAS- to be my next Valk purchase!

can anyone here turn me to the best, most affordable source they know of?

i've only been able to find a few just shy of $200shipped so far...

http://www.angolz.com/store/anime-figure/action-figure/1-60-perfect-trance-vf-11b-with-super-pack.html

http://www.hkcollectibles.com/macross-robotech/6817-vf-11b-thunderbolt-super-parts-1-60.html

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Dude, you just missed a great sale at hobby link Japan. I paid $120 shipped for the VF-11B. Keep an eye on the hobby link Japan sale thread in case it comes up again.

please tell me that those are the stock tail fins, and not a fan-mod!!

GOD, this beauty just -HAS- to be my next Valk purchase!

can anyone here turn me to the best, most affordable source they know of?

i've only been able to find a few just shy of $200shipped so far...

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AH, S%$T!!!! :(:angry::(

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please tell me that those are the stock tail fins, and not a fan-mod!!

Those tail fins are Swoosh's own custom creation.

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Dude, you just missed a great sale at hobby link Japan. I paid $120 shipped for the VF-11B. Keep an eye on the hobby link Japan sale thread in case it comes up again.

I don't think it will; it looks like it's not available anymore.

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I don't think it will; it looks like it's not available anymore.

At the conclusion of the previous HLJ sale (before this one) that included the VF-11b (way back in December), the VF-11b was listed at full price, and a short while thereafter, listed as out of stock and discontinued. Yet some stock once again made their way back to the discount pile. I wouldn't be surprised if some stock made it to sales once again, if anything else, the -11c in place of the -11b.

Just my $0.02 though

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Seconded for the 11C which I still want (need?). I just redid my Macross display and there's a lot more space for Battroid mode valkyries...

Edited by ps99042

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The 11B was one of my first modern Yamato valks along with a 1/48 Max Super VF-1J. The 11B is still one of my favorites in terms of the basic design and how well they built it. The only bad thing about the basic design is that without fast packs, the only weapons it has is the gun pod and the head laser, not counting any underwing hard points. But, that seems to be one of the evolutionary features they put into the VF-19 was the internal missiles. Even if it was supposed to be the predecessor to the 19, I just still like the deisgn of the 11 better.

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Those tail fins are Swoosh's own custom creation.

i had figured so much. :( i KNEW i had remembered them being smaller in images i've seen around... :unsure:

I don't think it will; it looks like it's not available anymore.

:(:unsure::(

Edited by Shaorin

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i had figured so much. :( i KNEW i had remembered them being smaller in images i've seen around... :unsure:

:(:unsure::(

If you are interest to make one, here is the parameters I used in Microsoft Paint, then get it printed on normal A4 paper.

Hue 160 Sat 0 Lum 140

Red 149 Green 149 Blue 149

Hue 111 Sat 92 Lum 186

Red 175 Green 220 Blue 210

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With the exception of the VF-4, the 11b is probably the last valk that I wanna get to add to my small collection. Here's hoping it pops up again in HLJ for a discounted price.

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I think the vf-11 is probably the most underrated valk toy. It's so simple, yet so nearly flawless. You really take it for granted how well Yamato wqa able to translate it to a toy.

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It has some articulation issues in Battroid I feel keeps it from being "flawless."

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It has some articulation issues in Battroid I feel keeps it from being "flawless."

Like what?

I always felt the VF-11B is one of Yamato's best VF ever.

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I'm guessing the lack of a double jointed elbow to let it bend beyond 90 degrees is one of them. Aside from that, I can't really think of anything else articulation wise.

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I would have to agree with that particular point, but the rest really makes you overlook it.

But given all the flops and snafus Yamato has had on record, I mean seriously, what can considered an acual issue of the VF-11B?

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I agree that it's a pretty solid toy all around. It has excellent representations of all three modes with respect to the line art. My only personal gripe with the toy is the way the cockpit doesn't stay solidly in place in fighter mode and is so fiddly.

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I can't say I've experienced that issue, but mine have been pretty secure. While my 11Bs are fine the 11C is the only one that had the loose hip connection. I remember the first day I transformed it the leg just fell off... :lol: . Still it wasn't enought to turn me away from the 11s all together.

The 11s to me represent Yamato's rise to excellent product renditions.

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The fiddly cockpit is the only aspect of this toy that can shave half a point in the QC/design department. But i use a piece of paper tape aroung the grey recessed piece and end of the story ;)

I concur, it's an excellent product.

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I've always been a little disappointed by the single jointed elbows as they were the only thing that even when the toy was new I thought they could have done better.

but now that I've had newer, better engineered toys like the VF-19, I'm not nearly as thrilled with the VF-11 as I used to be. I still like it, but I wish it could be as good as the VF-19 (along with every other VF I've got).

Edited by anime52k8

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It looks like I want the VF-11B next. I always liked the way it looked but wasn't sure based on the 1/72 problems. But if people say its good then I am in

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After I built the 1/72 VF11B model, I have since taken a fondness for the sleek and simple design. So I am waiting for another HLJ sale for the 1/60 version.

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The only things that have bothered me about the vf-11's are the relatively bland paint schemes and stubbie fast packs, but if they ever do a Milia red scheme with super aerospace packs, I'm all in. :)

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