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10 hours ago, eXis10z said:

The slots will re-open again as we get closer to the release.

Esp NY. Because they want us to spend more that's for sure. And they need that extra amount after marking up the price so that they can upgrade their customer service. ;)

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On 1/26/2018 at 1:34 AM, no3Ljm said:

Bandai 1/60 Full Metal Panic! [Invisible Victory] ARX-7 Arbalest Ver.IV
April 2018 | Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254312
b426.jpg

 

Bandai 1/60 Full Metal Panic! [Invisible Victory] M9 Gernsback Ver.IV
April 2018 | Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254338
b434.jpg

 

Bandai 1/60 Full Metal Panic! [Invisible Victory] M9 Gernsback Ver.IV (Melissa Mao Unit)
April 2018 | Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254377
b441.jpg

 

Links and photos from TagHobby.

 

Do these still need to be painted? Any estimates on how big in inches are the finished product?

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28 minutes ago, hachi said:

Do these still need to be painted? Any estimates on how big in inches are the finished product?

There's no confirmation, but I would think they come almost completely color-molded. Probably just the blades on the knives, maybe some accent colors will be missing...

Size is ~14cm, 5.5 in.

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1 hour ago, hachi said:

Do these still need to be painted? Any estimates on how big in inches are the finished product?

With Bandai stuff you're going to get mostly to full color matching and snap-fit construction. At worst you'll get stickers for details and maybe the knives won't have color separation from the hilt, but they've gotten better about that sort of thing too. No way of knowing for sure until they come out and someone shows the sprues, but that's what you can expect based on their other lines of models.

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It looks like all the colors are seperate pieces on the gernsback,  but the blades are probably just one color. The arbalest looks close to molded in color, but some of the smaller yellow areas may be stickers while others look like molded yellow plastic 

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On 2/3/2018 at 12:19 PM, kajnrig said:

There's no confirmation, but I would think they come almost completely color-molded. Probably just the blades on the knives, maybe some accent colors will be missing...

Size is ~14cm, 5.5 in.

Thanks!

On 2/3/2018 at 1:48 PM, Atheonyirh said:

With Bandai stuff you're going to get mostly to full color matching and snap-fit construction. At worst you'll get stickers for details and maybe the knives won't have color separation from the hilt, but they've gotten better about that sort of thing too. No way of knowing for sure until they come out and someone shows the sprues, but that's what you can expect based on their other lines of models.

Thanks again!

If they don't need painting I'll probably buy to add to my hoard of unbuilt kits :lol:

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The Metal Build Arbalest got pushed back by a month to April, on another MB FMP related note.

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Thanks to electric indigo for the find. This is Kotobukiya's long-ago-previewed Belial model kit, likely same 1/60 scale as their Laevatein and upcoming Arbalest kits:

K005H01-1.jpg

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Just sharing here Bandai's apology on shipping time change for MB Arbalest IV.

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http://tamashii.jp/importance/127?wovn=en

This time, due to production circumstances, we will change the new product scheduled to be released in March, 2018, as below.

We sincerely apologize to you for your inconvenience, but we ask for your understanding.

■ Product Name: METAL BUILD Arbalest Ver. IV
<Before the change>
 Shop front release date Scheduled for March 2018
<After change>
 Shop front release date Scheduled for April 2018

 

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I knew it was only a matter of time before they reissued this.

Kotobukiya 1/60 ARX-8 Laevatein Model Kit Reissue
https://hlj.com/product/KBYKP-453/Sci

If you haven't gotten this, I strongly - STRONGLY - recommend it. Aside from being a fan of the design, I think the kit itself is absolutely fantastic to build. It does a better job executing on Bandai's gunpla trends than Bandai does, while also being perfectly at home with other Kotobukiya kits. Everything came together perfectly with this kit, figuratively and literally. It's largely the reason that I've warmed up to the Laevatein's design as much as I have.

...by the way, do we have a dedicated Kotobukiya thread?

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Anyone know of places that still have the Laevatein still available for pre-order? I missed it.

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45 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Any of those questionable sellers? I have heard things about nin-nin.

I heard bad things with nin-nin too, but from my own experiences they delivered what I preordered. :unknw:  

My vf-31a is with them too since I had some points with them.

For the MB Laevatein, you can probably get it from HLJ , cdjapan, N-Y closer to release date for a better price.

 

You can always preorder it from eknightmedia as a backup since you can cancel anytime and they wont charge until they get it.  But you will need to pay tax since you are from CA.<_<

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25 minutes ago, F360 said:

I heard bad things with nin-nin too, but from my own experiences they delivered what I preordered. :unknw:  

My vf-31a is with them too since I had some points with them.

For the MB Laevatein, you can probably get it from HLJ , cdjapan, N-Y closer to release date for a better price.

 

You can always preorder it from eknightmedia as a backup since you can cancel anytime and they wont charge until they get it.  But you will need to pay tax since you are from CA.<_<

I guess I may as well put in a pre-order with them, and hope to catch someone's HLJ cancellation.

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Box art for 1/60 ARX-7 Arbalest.

kt406.jpg

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I would definitely buy an m9 if kotobukiya made it. I like the old anime style of the arbalest and hope they would keep the old school fmp style on other releases. And bandai could do all the newer style designs.

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Bandai's 1/60 Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory M9 Gernsback Ver. IV (Melissa Mao Unit)
Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254377

M91.jpg

 

Bandai's 1/60 Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory M9 Gernsback Ver. IV
Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254338
M941.jpg

 

Bandai's 1/60 Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory ARX-7 Arbalest Ver. IV
Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254312
m942.jpg

 

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I want that Melissa Mao unit. How tall in inches would that be when assembled? Any idea guys?

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2 hours ago, hachi said:

I want that Melissa Mao unit. How tall in inches would that be when assembled? Any idea guys?

The Kotobukiya 1/60 Laevatein is roughly 14-15cm tall (about the size of a small MG), so I'd imagine these will be, too.

"Real" thing = 8-10m (26-33 ft)
1/48 kits = 16-21cm (6.3-8.3 in)
1/60 kits = 13-17cm (5-6.7 in)

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23 hours ago, kajnrig said:

The Kotobukiya 1/60 Laevatein is roughly 14-15cm tall (about the size of a small MG), so I'd imagine these will be, too.

"Real" thing = 8-10m (26-33 ft)
1/48 kits = 16-21cm (6.3-8.3 in)
1/60 kits = 13-17cm (5-6.7 in)

Thanks! Might buy this with the RG Tallgeese when they both come out. Hopefully my meagre salary increase can fund this one.

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On 4/6/2018 at 2:40 AM, no3Ljm said:

Bandai's 1/60 Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory M9 Gernsback Ver. IV (Melissa Mao Unit)
Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254377

M91.jpg

 

Bandai's 1/60 Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory M9 Gernsback Ver. IV
Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254338
M941.jpg

 

Bandai's 1/60 Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory ARX-7 Arbalest Ver. IV
Y2800
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/254312
m942.jpg

 

Those are very action packed box art.  :blink:

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The box art here reminds me of old school box art for mecha kits.

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I can only drool...I neither have the money nor the space for this.

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by the way, the 1st ep of FMP IV is up.:D

 

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Nippon-Yasan is super fast shipping things out this time.

They just shipped my Metal Build - Arbalest Ver.IV 

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No response from HLJ just yet, but they always tend to be a little bit slower with these things. Will probably get a shipping confirmation Sunday night into Monday.

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