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It's so much more clean, without all the silly extra bits and bobs hanging off of it everywhere.

I agree. IMHO the VF-171 is much more Macross alike than the VF-25/27 and YF-29. Not that I don't like those too though... :p

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Never been a fan of the VF17 series but the VF-171, what I can I say beautiful. Way to go Bandai, that was a real surprise. whats next the Y/VF-19 ?

They can only make it non-transforming like in the second Frontier movie but it will have an Isamu voice chip.

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They can only make it non-transforming like in the second Frontier movie but it will have an Isamu voice chip.

I for one would love an SMS version of Isamu's 19.

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Since Yamato recently released the VF-19, and clearly does have the Frontier license according to the Frontier related stickers included in their latest releases (SMS/Galaxy/NUNS Logos, etc); I don’t see why Yamato can’t simply give us an SMS Isamu repaint. I'd sure pick one up, ASAP. ^^

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So since the VF-25's came with an SMS stand, does that mean that the VF-171EX is gonna come with a NUNS stand? :D :D :D

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Yamato does not have the frontier license... the bandai license to frontier probably just doesn't preclude others from using names, emblems, etc. Don't read too much from a sticker sheet.

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I for one would love an SMS version of Isamu's 19.

Perhaps a conversion kit can be engineered for the existing toys.

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I would KILL for a new YF-19. Preferrably by Yamato, but I'll take it if Bandai does one (Which they probably won't. When it comes to servicing us geeks with obscure valks, that sort of stuff is Yamato's M.O.)

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Yeah, but the YF-19 is anything but obscure. I'd be happy if they just gave us a v2 reissue. SMS logos are an easy customization to add. ;)

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First, they'd have to do a v2 of the YF-19 fixing all the issues that made the first one crap.

We'll have to see what the market can support. I don't know if Yamato wants to play chicken with the idea of re-doing a toy in the same line.

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We'll have to see what the market can support. I don't know if Yamato wants to play chicken with the idea of re-doing a toy in the same line.

cough.........err.......VF-1.

Graham

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Nevermind that the 1/60 YF-19, YF-21, and VF-11 are also all effectively re-makes. Different scale yes, but they are the V2's already IMHO. We'd be talking V3 for the YF-19...

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cough.........err.......VF-1.

I think you of all people should know that they aren't the same line, my lord.

http://mactama.com/mt/toy/macross/yamato/60_vf1_series/60_vf1_series_top.htm

"Three form transformation" I believe.

The Macross Zero 1/60 stuff started the "1/60 Perfect Transformation Macross Series" line

Yeah it's the same company

but even Bandai knows to rebrand your lines before you start again even in the same scale.

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Yeah, but the YF-19 is anything but obscure. I'd be happy if they just gave us a v2 reissue. SMS logos are an easy customization to add. ;)

sorry, when I said obscure, I should have said valks with brief appearances in shows. It was on screen in the movie for two seconds, so I doubt Bandai will make a YF-19 with Frontier decals and super packs. Obviously it's not obscure, since it had a whole short series starring it, haha.

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I was hesitated, but after seeing those hard point, I am definitely getting this one!

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Great new pics of the VF-171EX Alto version.

Although it's difficult to tell for certain, it looks like only one hard point on the wing, whereas it should have three. But being as the view of the wing is partially blocked by the battroid's body, I may be wrong. Anyway, I'll be glad for even one hardpoint, although at least two would be better. Let's hope Bandai gets the connection nice and tight first try, as it took Yamato several years to get nice tight hardpoints on their toys. Remember the SV-51, where the missiles ffall of if you glance at them wrong.

And on the new pics, you can see the rear landing gear door position is confirmed. If they do produce the Armoured Pack, there is a twin-thruster sitting right on top of where the rear landing gear bay is. Wonder how they are gonna handle that? Perhaps with Armoured Packs fitted, the VF-171EX is only supposed to launch in gerwalk or battroid mode, or from a launch arm, so no need for the landing gear?

Graham

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I dunno Graham. If you blow up that first pic in Battroid it looks like there's a second hard point poking out from just behind the hip joint. I think there's at least two hard points on the wings.

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Whaddayaknow, the money I saved from having the Ozma pre-order canceled on me can now be put into this. In fact, I think I like this more than the Ozma.

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Yeah, I seriously doubt they'd only add one hardpoint. To finally go to the trouble to add a permanent hardpoint only to forget that there are three of them would be incredibly silly. The hardpoints under the wing are spread out quite a bit, with the final one very near the tip, so it's definitely possble the other two are there.

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I hope that wing hardpoint is not a mere decoration. DX VF-25 v1 has shallow indentations under the wing, supposedly hardpoints but we know the truth.

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This is very beautiful bird and I want one.... But.... I would rather have the bluish-gray NUNS version with the copper canopy. I hope that they come out with that one.

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Amazing work Bandai. :)

:p

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Sigh.....not Bandai la! Now you are deliberately gonna confuse people who don't know better and probably the next few pages are gonna be filled with silly questions n comments while the confusion you have sown is cleared up :(

Graham

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They probably just added it to the system, I just checked it about an hour ago, and there was nothing there.

So, now the waiting game to pre-order begins. ^_^ Definitely going with Amiami this time, that's an awesome price.

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OMG. Already listed as sold out.

YIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKES.

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They probably just added it to the system, I just checked it about an hour ago, and there was nothing there.

So, now the waiting game to pre-order begins. ^_^ Definitely going with Amiami this time, that's an awesome price.

no, its sold out. The same thing happened with the yf-29

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They probably just added it to the system, I just checked it about an hour ago, and there was nothing there.

So, now the waiting game to pre-order begins. ^_^ Definitely going with Amiami this time, that's an awesome price.

I want to believe this...PLEASE! :(

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What, a pre-order window of 15 min or less? That's ludicrous.

What is bandai doing, not making enough to even fill the preorders for their market?

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