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1/144 VA-1SS Metal Siren Kit

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Yeah... gotta say, fighters smaller than 1/72 just don't grab my interest anymore.

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I can't read japanese... :(

Is there an estimated price for them?

¥39,000 for a teeny tiny 1/144? i wouldn't be half-surprised...

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Whooo! Pricey but it does look nice. - MT

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I can't read japanese... :(

Is there an estimated price for them?

Site says 4,000 yen.

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Which Gundam series does it belong to? :p

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Very true. It does have that look.

4.000 yen for that scale, hmm. I think I'll pass for now.

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Never liked its fighter mode looks but that's a pretty neat kit.

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Site says 4,000 yen.

that's more reasonable. still a Fugly bird, IMO...

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I want one..!! can U get me one too ...pleeeease..?

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that's more reasonable. still a Fugly bird, IMO...

Fighter looks way better without that huge Lance attached to the front. Battroid is awesome!!

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Fighter looks way better without that huge Lance attached to the front. Battroid is awesome!!

Is it?

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Is it?

Here judge for yourself(courtesy of the Macross Mecha Manual):

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I never noticed this before but that weird "scissor tail" on the back of the fighter is just there to cover the arms from above.

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That Scissor tail would be a lot less weird if it was changed to be the forearm shield (like on every Kawamori design since the 11) which would do two things. Keep the fighter looking like a fighter and not some retarded space age hornet-nosed thing and would make the Battroid more in line with other Macross Valks because it would have a proper forearm shield. While it still have the derivative VF-1 transformation in Battroid it has the wings folded back like the 25 and would bring it far more in line with what Kawamori has designed now.

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Naw the head just does what most robot heads do. Makes it look not headless.

I don't know if it needs to brought closer in line with Kawamori Valkyires, but the scissor tail is such a weird addition to fix a problem that might not have needed addressing. It's clearly meant to be a Super Valkyrie with built in parts so the need to cover the arms isn't a priority.

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I want one..!! can U get me one too ...pleeeease..?

i dunno... $50+shipping is an awful lot for a singularly ugly Valk kit that don't even transform...

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Is it?

I think it is. Metal Siren is far from the best Valkyrie designed, but I Like and the Battroid is its best mode IMO.

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It's good to see the Metal Siren get some more attention, especially with the today's sculpting technology.

But 1/144 isn't my sorta scale. Built a few 1/144 kits back in the day and it was just too small for me.

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It's good to see the Metal Siren get some more attention, especially with the today's sculpting technology.

But 1/144 isn't my sorta scale. Built a few 1/144 kits back in the day and it was just too small for me.

Agreed, 1/144 is just way to small. If it were at least 1/72 I might go for it.... 1/48 and its a complete sale!!

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Agreed, 1/144 is just way to small. If it were at least 1/72 I might go for it.... 1/48 and its a complete sale!!

Yeah you'd think for a valk with so many moving parts and detail they would go for a bigger scale.

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I could have sworn I thought someone said a 1/72 version will be available for Christmas

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Already up for auction.

I've seen a lot of this guy's auctions, and he always offers at double the price as the kit was sold for.

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I could have sworn I thought someone said a 1/72 version will be available for Christmas

Yes you heard right. We talked to the guy who made the kit and he originally wanted to make it 1/72 scale but figured it wouldn't sell so he went with a smaller scale; which sold out. He already has something else planned for Wonder Festival but said he should have the 1/72 scale ready for Treasure Festa in December.

Another kit circle said somebody else is doing a resin kit of the Gloria as well.

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