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Yamato Toys are inviting the downtrodden plebian folk to hang around their offices and play with their toys for one day only this Sunday 23rd of January 2011!

See the prototype of the new VF-19kai up close and personal, get a hands-on experience of the much-coveted 1/3000 SDF-1, and take part in raffles and other competitions to win stuff you would otherwise have to sell kidneys for!

Details:

http://www.yamato-toys.com/showroom/201101/index.html

Map:

http://www.yamato-toys.com/company/map.html

They nicked this idea from MW-Con and one-upped us -- it's the Yamato 1/60 VF-1 time trial competition!

http://www.yamato-toys.com/blog/index.php?logid=301

Don't miss this unique experience for us lowly dregs of society to mingle with royalty! ^_^

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Renato, you’re very lucky for being able to go there. Enjoy yourself, take as many pictures as you can if you’re allowed to, and share them and your impressions with us next Monday!!!

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First pics of the Yamato Open Showroom! The blur area in the second photo is where the VF-19FIRE is going to be. Taking pictures is forbidden, so we count on you the attendees to tell us everything you see there!

http://www.yamato-toys.com/blog/

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will there be anything for sale there?

Yes they will be selling their stuff usually dirt cheap since Tax season is around the corner and they don't want to pay taxes on inventory sitting in stock.

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Was 15th person in line but all the cheap stuff wen faaaaaaast!

Having said that, I got the following haul for a grand total of 16000yen. Yes thats right, less than the standard RRP of a single valk!

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It was also mentioned that Yamato did a timed transformation contest very similar to the one I participated in at the last MWCON.

Plus I just saw this on their Twitter page.

http://twitpic.com/3sjyc3

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Everyone is saying that they got the idea from MWCon... I wish we had confirmation. That would be a fun thing just to know. We all thought about doing the contest with a Yamato toy but it's just too expensive for anyone to volunteer their toys to be messed with by others. Plus some members here can transform a chunky monkey in seconds.

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VF4 2012!!!!!!!

Lets hope so Kicker, lets hope so!!!!

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Time for some visuals! B))

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The 1/2000 SDF-White-Chocolate version. Only 210,000 yen.

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The gang's all here.

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Playtime

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The wishlist!

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Tochiro's Haul of Fame

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Crowd control. Can you believe this many people stormed Akihabara just to get at the dirt cheap valks? :lol:

Video coming soon!

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OMG Renato. THANKS!

I love the VF-4 in a huge print on that whiteboard :D

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God help me, I couldn't resist...

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OMG Renato. THANKS!

I love the VF-4 in a huge print on that whiteboard :D

Yeah, be aware that this is just that, a "wishlist", or rather a space for people to write requests for what they want Yamato to make. So you'll see things like Phalanxes and TV SDF-1s. I put the Orguss in there for good measure. The doodles in the bottom corner are explanations of the transformation 'cos me and this other guy were the only people who remembered that show. :(

Edited by Renato

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holy jeebus, all those people in the crowd were trying to go to the Yamato showroom thing?? that looks more crowded than a street at comic con!

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holy jeebus, all those people in the crowd were trying to go to the Yamato showroom thing?? that looks more crowded than a street at comic con!

Nah, of course not, that was just a joke. It just happened to be the first day of reopening the streets to the public since they that incident. Every Sunday until June, roads will be closed to traffic and open to pedestrians again.

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110124a3.html

Tochiro and I were interviewed and asked to comment on the happenings. I was interviewed by Tokyo MX News, but it seems I was cut from the programme. <_< According to Save I was too spiteful. I have good reason, we were almost arrested, you know! Tochiro may appear in the Yomiuri Shimbun, though, so looking forward to that.

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A day in the life.

Breaking the Macross:

Out on the town:

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And if this has taught us anything its that we should never let Renato play with the SDF1.

..... or a video camera.

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Crowd control. Can you believe this many people stormed Akihabara just to get at the dirt cheap valks? :lol:

Come on this one is begging for a photoshopped SDF-1 in the sky!

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Where are the pictures of the cad sheets?

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Your a lucky man to have gone to Yamato's open-house & Japan Renato, thanks for posting these pics!! I like the Wish list pic, we can all hope. B))

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A day in the life.

Breaking the Macross:

Out on the town:

Ya missed a step there pal. ^_^

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Come on this one is begging for a photoshopped SDF-1 in the sky!

Go for it! :lol:

That Akihabara video didn't come out the way I wanted, I think I'm going to re-edit and re-upload it later.

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They nicked this idea from MW-Con and one-upped us -- it's the Yamato 1/60 VF-1 time trial competition!

http://www.yamato-toys.com/blog/index.php?logid=301

oh. my. gawd.

i mean, i realize it was a time trial and all, but, UGH!!

i could NEVER stomach manipulating my 1/60v.II so ham-fistedly!!

at least that frightening video just proved to me just how rugged

a properly manufactured 1/60v.II VF-1 actually is!!

Edited by Shaorin

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shoulda had an SDF-1 transformation contest. lol.

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