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DX VF-171EX from Macross Frontier

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Bandai Collector site announced :)

Macross F fans rejoice!

2012年6月發售: DX超合金 Macross F VF-171EX(早乙女機)

Visuals from Tamashii Web

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Awesome news!!! So this is what Anymoon has been hinting at in the VF-25 v2 thread. Considering the timing of the release, I am curious to see if Bandai is reverse engineering the design of the VF-17 by Yamato. Either way, this is a must have, but I have a feeling that this one will be more difficult to track down than the VF-25S v2.

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2012年6月發售

Google Translate: June 2012 on sale

About time! :D

Seeing how Bandai releases a very limited quantity of their Macross figures, it's best to pre-order now, or spend up to +$500 on them at eBay.

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Finally! Hope the CF doesn't end up as an exclusive.

Conspiracy time: could the almost non existent promotion of the 17 by Yamato be related to them not wanting Bandai to get ideas for the transformation? Or could Bandai been waiting to see the sales of the 17 and their own renewal valks before hitting the print button on this one (that release date is just 3+ months away)?

The Yamato vs Bandai wars could have a new battle brewing (but remember: one is chunky and the other is the skinny cousin with a nose job LOL).

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Fantastic news!! :D Looks like I'll be getting a 171 before a 17 since I'm waiting for the 17D.

The only downside will be the inevitable web exclusive super parts. :unsure:

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Great news, indeed!

Although I understand why they're releasing Alto's scheme first I wish they had gone with the Teal CF version; after all, that is the first VF we see in the MF series.

Regardless, I can't wait for the pre-orders to be up and hope they don't close within minutes of doing so.

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I figured this would have to be their next release. To be honest the 171 looks better in CF colors in my opinion.

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Mwahaha! Man 2012 is gonna be harsh. Need to get, but if they make a cf, I'll probably sell the ex to get that.

If they're starting with Alto, they gotta have the fast pack set, right?

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This is like when a girl shows up at a party wearing a dress that's only slightly different than the dress of a girl who was already at the party.

Yamato and Bandai are gonna laugh and paint their toenails afterwards :3

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damn...another expensive valk.

or were there ever cheap ones?

although I think the 17 is less complicated in transformation?

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That's great news, I always thought the VF-171 design was superior to the VF-17. Would have liked a CF version, but the EX is a nice design.

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I am very curious to see how Bandai makes this different, particularaly how the crotch section transforms versus Yamato's 17. Since the transformations are largely the same. Also how the backpack attaches and if they'll have to have covers for the hands in fighter mode as well. Their old 17 and Yammies new 17 had to have them and it's hard to see how they really could do that different, especially on a version of the valk that's skinnier/smaller then its counterpart.

I'm also curious to see how the back of the thing is held up in Gerwalk. I kinda feel like the Yamato one is not as stable as it could/should be.

Based off these images here I'd say fighter mode is going to be the real winner here. Gerwalk i'd have to take a closer look at. Based on the two images of Battroid I think Yamato's 17 looks superior but I need a chance to play with this new one first. If it turns out it's as fun to pose (if not more so), possibly more stable then the 17, I may change my mind.

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Im glad its happening but not so enthused about the colors. I don't know much about the 171's but I dug the dark/greenish ones from frontier

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so when does things like this go on preorder? I usually am the one that finds out about this stuff late and ends up paying twice as much for it 3 months later.

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Fantastic!! Only down side is we will have to keep a close eye on HLJ, AmiAmi, and such to hope we can get one in the minute they are available.

Chris

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Hope they print all the NUNS logos & 171's on it. No stickers, just like the 25's!

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Crazy news. But the VF-171EX always come with the extra weapons on screen.

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Standard for Bandai - release base unit at lower price, then the add-on for 50% more. I expect the web limited super pack to be announced around June to boost sale.

i wonder if the weapon pod will be collapseable like the vf 17 yamato

No need. That gun is external in fighter mode.

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Awesome.

Good that they started off with Alto's unit.

Hopefully the make Luca's too.

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I'm going to build a special display box for this and the Yamato VF-17. It'll have lights, a rotating stand and will play that "Black and White" song. Bandai & Yamato, together and at their best. :)

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I've never been more pleased to be wrong about Bandai! :)

I hope everyone who wants one will be able to get one without resorting to eBay. The last couple of releases have been kind of a bitch to get.

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Are they taking a leaf out of Yamato's book by leaving all the tampos off? :D

Please Mecha God, No!

Awesome.

Good that they started off with Alto's unit.

Hopefully the make Luca's too.

We have only 3 variants. Am I right?

VF-171EX with Super Parts (Alto's Unit)

RVF-171 (Luca's Unit)

VF-171 (Unknown soldier or Machida's Unit)

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Please Mecha God, No! We have only 3 variants. Am I right? VF-171EX with Super Parts (Alto's Unit) RVF-171 (Luca's Unit) VF-171 (Unknown soldier or Machida's Unit)

1 more. The 171EX cannon fodder. Off-white without stripes. EDIT: With black striping.

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