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The total can come down even more if

1) you buy a 90-day premium membership (+$4.99 for membership, -$10)
2) apply 5% discount

Totals $198.06 shipped. Also if you're a first-time buyer, they send you a verification email that nets you an additional $5 off.

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If anyone was interested, the preorder is up for the arbalest 1/60 kotobukiya kit. Hopefully there will be more kits in this line so there can be a dedicated fmp model kit section 

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Bandai 1/60 Full Metal Panic! [Invisible Victory] ARX-7 Arbalest Ver.IV
April 2018 | Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254312
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Bandai 1/60 Full Metal Panic! [Invisible Victory] M9 Gernsback Ver.IV
April 2018 | Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254338
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Bandai 1/60 Full Metal Panic! [Invisible Victory] M9 Gernsback Ver.IV (Melissa Mao Unit)
April 2018 | Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254377
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Links and photos from TagHobby.

 

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Many thanks for the pricing and scale info. Definitely gonna have to get my hands on these.

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There was a tweet or two teasing a re-release, or possibly whole new version, of the Laevatein Metal Build coming out.

It's labeled as "ver IV" like those models, so it might be at least partially remolded or something?

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27 minutes ago, Atheonyirh said:

It's labeled as "ver IV" like those models, so it might be at least partially remolded or something?

In the Gundam Figures thread someone spoke of this release having a new shoulder joint so the shoulder armor can move.

EDIT:

By the by, "IV" stands for "Invisible Victory," the subtitle of the new anime season. It's a play on it also being the fourth season of FMP.

Edited by kajnrig

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3 hours ago, Atheonyirh said:

There was a tweet or two teasing a re-release, or possibly whole new version, of the Laevatein Metal Build coming out.

It's labeled as "ver IV" like those models, so it might be at least partially remolded or something?

it seems this new MB ARX-8 LAEVATEIN Ver.IV is not a straight reissue.  The shoulders looks to have a extra joint that you can tilt up.  similar to what they did on the upcoming MB Arbalest.  ;)  And it tampo marking will be different or less.  Preorder will be on 02-01-18,, just in case....copy pasta from the gundam figure thread.

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13 minutes ago, F360 said:

it seems this new MB ARX-8 LAEVATEIN Ver.IV is not a straight reissue.  The shoulders looks to have a extra joint that you can tilt up.  similar to what they did on the upcoming MB Arbalest.  ;)  And it tampo marking will be different or less.  Preorder will be on 02-01-18,, just in case....copy pasta from the gundam figure thread.

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Is this version in 1/60 scale?

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This is roughly 1/48 scale (Metal Build doesn't bother with scale, rather focusing on keeping the figures around the same height, ~18-20cm).

The 1/60 Laevatein kit by Kotobukiya is 15.5cm tall.

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25 minutes ago, MILKAUTICO said:

Is this version in 1/60 scale?

The metal build ver are at 1/48 scale.

i think the arm slaves at 1/60 is just a bit too small .  

 

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2 minutes ago, F360 said:

The metal build ver are at 1/48 scale.

i think the arm slaves at 1/60 is just a bit too small .  

 

Thanks!!

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I got the preorder for the kotobukiya arbalest 1/60 kit and not sure if I need the bandai version. I kinda like the older anime look of the kotobukiya one better, but maybe I’ll see if the bandai one grows on me.

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Same. I have two of the Koto kits preordered, as well as the MB Arbalest and the Aoshima Laevatein. The Koto kit will complement the Koto Laevatein nicely (which also sports the original design from the novels/manga), and the Aoshima kit will fit in with the other Aoshima FMP kits I already have (though I wonder if perhaps I should go for the 1.5 re-releases of those as well, seems like they did some extensive re-engineering).

I'll wait to see how satisfied I am with those before going in for the Bandai stuff.

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http://tamashii.jp/item/12472/?wovn=en

February 1, 2018 (Thursday) Scheduled to be reserved at general dealers 

In addition to the hand grenade opening newly set this time, a chest moving mechanism adopted by Arbalest has been added.
Together with the addition of demolition gun joints, more dynamic expression can be made.

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I've been checking HLJ and no such listing yet. I'm guessing it'll just be up in an hour's time.

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Amiami and HS sold out within literal seconds. Sheesh.

Here's hoping my HLJ order went through alright. How'd you all find the link? I kept refreshing a search page for "Laevatein" and didn't see it.

EDIT:

Order confirmed!

Edited by kajnrig

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Got my order in first, THEN posted the link. Just to be sure. Surprisingly enough still up at HLJ at the 8 minute mark.

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Closed @HLJ now.

Now I see why some of you do this regularly. It's a bit of a rush.

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Would NY be in on this as well? They're currently undergoing maintenance, unfortunately.

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8 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Amiami and HS sold out within literal seconds. Sheesh.

Here's hoping my HLJ order went through alright. How'd you all find the link? I kept refreshing a search page for "Laevatein" and didn't see it.

you use the advanced search instead of the normal search. 

3 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Closed @HLJ now.

Now I see why some of you do this regularly. It's a bit of a rush.

It's just easier to get it this way than to wait for reopening.  

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2 minutes ago, F360 said:

you use the advanced search instead of the normal search. 

It's just easier to get it this way than to wait for reopening.  

Thanks for the tip.

Has there been instances of preorders reopening (not due to customer cancellation)? Like Bandai/Yamcadia/etc. decide to up production numbers or something.

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9 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Would NY be in on this as well? They're currently undergoing maintenance, unfortunately.

yes, but N-Y normally opens later, from 1 hours to 2 hours later.  

5 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Thanks for the tip.

Has there been instances of preorders reopening (not due to customer cancellation)? Like Bandai/Yamcadia/etc. decide to up production numbers or something.

yes, of course.

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22 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Thanks for the tip.

Has there been instances of preorders reopening (not due to customer cancellation)? Like Bandai/Yamcadia/etc. decide to up production numbers or something.

It happens, but with no set rhyme or reason to it. With the loss of FigInStock it'll be even harder to know exactly when it does, too.

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