Jump to content
ff95gj

DX VF-25 version 2

Recommended Posts

Thanks guys for the advice.

My friend is leaving Japan tomorrow. He will give another try and see if he finds an Ozma or Fire Valkyrie.

Even if he finds one, the Yen is so high that it will cost a lot more than buying it on Ebay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little off-topic, but I'm going to (finally) pick up some flightpose stands for my valkyries, as the SMS stand is kinda ugly. For those of you that have them already, is the 4" stand large enough, or is the 6" stand better?

http://flightpose.com/index.cfm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was going to get some of those stands also until I saw the posts about the marks they can leave on your valks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I'm going to wait for the reissue now. The VF-29 is already being reissued so I would hope it won't be too long for the either of the renewal valks to be back for another round as well. I can't justify paying over-price for a toy that will probably come with loose joints or slightly messy pain apps or both. Maybe Bandai will be able to tighten up the QC for the next round of VF-25's. And maybe perfect transformation flying pigs will come flying from my butt. Either or...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little off-topic, but I'm going to (finally) pick up some flightpose stands for my valkyries, as the SMS stand is kinda ugly. For those of you that have them already, is the 4" stand large enough, or is the 6" stand better?

http://flightpose.com/index.cfm

4 inch stands are plenty large enough, 6 inch stands give more elevation though. get a couple of each size so you can mix and mach legs, it makes for more dynamic poses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little off-topic, but I'm going to (finally) pick up some flightpose stands for my valkyries, as the SMS stand is kinda ugly. For those of you that have them already, is the 4" stand large enough, or is the 6" stand better?

http://flightpose.com/index.cfm

I normally get all three kinds, because I have very limited shelf space. If I just had the same size, I would only be able to fit two or valks on a shelf, but because I can mix and match, I can squeeze more valks onto one shelf.

Don't worry about the paint coming off. It only really did it to older valks. If you want to be sure, make sure the rubber tips are only touching the plastic parts that aren't painted.

Edited by pud333

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was one on Mandarake earlier today for 13,000 yen.

It didn't last too long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Normally I don't recommend BBTS, but they still have it for preorder at 214. Probably the best you're gonna do until a reissue.

Actually, that is not a bad price at this point. It turns out to be only about $26 more then I paid to get one from HLJ shipped via SAL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually, that is not a bad price at this point. It turns out to be only about $26 more then I paid to get one from HLJ shipped via SAL.

If you have other stuff in your loot, you might make out okay considering domestic shipping isn't too bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have other stuff in your loot, you might make out okay considering domestic shipping isn't too bad.

I should have added that that $26 more is including shipping.

Shipped from HLJ $198

Shipped from BBTS $224

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guess I've been lucky that the paint apps are fine, the skull tampos are perfect and the wings are tight on both of my VF-25S.

Although I suppose it helps that I can check them for defects in the shop when I buy them.

Graham

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine only has the one loose wing. Overall, it's much tighter and better than the 25F.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the loose wing is going to suck when combined with the armor pack unless there's going to be some add-on parts for battroid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the loose wing is going to suck when combined with the armor pack unless there's going to be some add-on parts for battroid.

That's a good point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really nice pictures from BAT, his photos are always stunning coolness

I'm really glad Bandai added the hard plastic cannons with this release, it was my only gripe against the VF-25 renewal even if they look ok on most pics there's always a slight bend somewhere. I hope they will correct this when they release Alto again, hopefully in a superparts bundle :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 25S has been sitting in Gerwalk for the last couple days, and it looks so good. Not a huge Gerwalk fan, but I think mostly in the past it was animated so stiffly. In Frontier, there seemed more like a natural movement to it, how the legs would move, etc. Just made gerwalk look really cool, which is why I finally appreciate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I played a little with the 25S today so I'll just add more praise for this toy, Bandai did a great job!

And the hard plastic lasers look much better, I just had to swap them on Ozma's but maybe Alto's aren't bending out of shape at the slightest touch.

Where's Michel's custom already? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey guys. is there anyone here who could help me out and be brave enough to repaint the paint chips on my VF-25S? I'm willing to pay! PM me please. This is one of my favorite valk designs and my toy is completely ruined with paint chips both from the manufacture and my own doing.........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

any update..? what else will be release?!

me want michele, me want luca.. !

Edited by valid

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am still stuck between unreasonable prices and not having the Ozma...looking forward to a re-stock and hoping it's Chinese New Year's fault that there is such limited stock for the S (compared to the F). I cannot believe there was a surge in demand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am still stuck between unreasonable prices and not having the Ozma...looking forward to a re-stock and hoping it's Chinese New Year's fault that there is such limited stock for the S (compared to the F). I cannot believe there was a surge in demand.

I gotta figure that Ozma's valk was more desire by collectors in general. Perhaps that's what did it. Especially since I heard a lot of people say they'd sit out Alto's in favor of it, or that they'd wait to see what Alto's was like first, so when he turned out awesome, people jumped when Ozma was up for order. I remember there was still some skepticism that Bandai would get it right the second time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I passed over Alto because I don't like him. I'll probably buy 2 of the vf-25s though.

The one I ordered from HLJ shipped on the 16th of Jan, and I still haven't received it yet. I'm starting to get worried :unsure:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I passed over Alto because I don't like him. I'll probably buy 2 of the vf-25s though.

The one I ordered from HLJ shipped on the 16th of Jan, and I still haven't received it yet. I'm starting to get worried :unsure:

There are others that haven't received theirs yet if they ordered SAL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are others that haven't received theirs yet if they ordered SAL.

they = me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

seriously, F*ck SAL. I have no idea why it even exists as a shipping option, It's utterly worthless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So how many people are still waiting for their SAL shipments? :mellow:

What gets me is that after a certain size/weight, SAL becomes more expensive than EMS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This has gotta be a first.

We're all waiting for VF-25's shipped SAL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, at least we're all waiting together. I would be worried if everyone else got their's already and mine was just lost...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I received my SAL shipping notice from HLJ on 1/15/12.

My VF25s showed up in Oregon USA on 01/31/12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im still waiting here in CA too for SAL from HLJ....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine got shipped on Jan 18th from AmiAmi via SAL. still waiting...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...