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Separate super parts set please!!

P.S.: Looks like VF-27 is not a renewal ver. btw

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Is this the old mold?

I think so, check the waist joints, they sit high like the old mold...

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From tomorrow.

I want to shoot the movie there. But I just checked the Tamashii Nation official web site, shooting movies and taking pictures are completely prohibited. Hmm. So stern.

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If bandai is doing a super parts set for the old mold VF-27, can we conclude there won't be a renewal version?

Lame bandai, very lame.

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If bandai is doing a super parts set for the old mold VF-27, can we conclude there won't be a renewal version?

Lame bandai, very lame.

Most of the people on this message board have claimed it didn't need one.

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Definitely the original version. The crotch is completely flat. And although i will buy the Super Parts if released separately, i think the baby purple makes the whole thing look a bit like a fabulous butterfly.

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This is not at all encouraging. First I thought "well, may be they are showing the super parts on the old mold because there is not renewal ready to show on" but if that is the case, then the super parts should fit on the new one, so, either they are not making one yet or the new one is very similar to the old one (to make the super parts fit).

I know the 27 fixed a lot of the issues of the firsts 25's, but I don't think the super parts could be swapped just like that if they do a renewal. I mean, they should change something at least.

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I'd love to get the 27. The old mold wasn't bad IMO. Though I am a fighter mode guy and I think most of the issues where with Battroid mode.

Chris

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If bandai is doing a super parts set for the old mold VF-27, can we conclude there won't be a renewal version?

Lame bandai, very lame.

I would say so two years ago.

But remembering that the VF-25G Tornado Set was released just a few months ahead of the VF-25F Renewal, I am not so sure.

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I would say so two years ago.

But remembering that the VF-25G Tornado Set was released just a few months ahead of the VF-25F Renewal, I am not so sure.

But the VF-25G renewal itself would still be a year and a half away. I don't know if it's any indication but the VF-27s at Yahoo Japan Auctions still sell for about 25000YEN. Perhaps the japanese people know something we don't! :)

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How hard would it be for them to rework the hip assembly, yet keep everything else the same?

Or aftermarket, for that matter...

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Edited with higher res image

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Edited by IXTL

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Regarding the hip issue...is there a chance Bandai didn't use the old mold and that perhaps whoever transformed the 27 for the convention didn't do so properly?

Edited by zulu

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You know the hip placement didn't bug me at all until i saw this thread. Now it's annoying the hell out of me. i can't look at it without noticing it now.

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This is speculation, but knowing Bandai... they're going to release the superparts and then maybe about half a year later they will announce a VF-27 Renewal. Milking the fans for all they have. Like what they did with the tornado set then a few months later announcing the VF-25 Renewals.

Edited by PsYcHoDyNaMiX

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Meh, show some fighter mode already, since that's what it'd stay in anyway. :p

The VF-27 was a huge improvement over the original VF-25 fighter mode (I'd even say I actually prefer it to the model in fighter mode), but the improvements stopped there pretty much. You've still got the lame hip arrangement, and the joints that go limp as soggy cardboard. Not to mention, this was before they improved the mess of joints used in the shoulders like they did with the YF-29 and renewals.

All in all, it's much better looking than the old VF-25, but it still suffered from most of the rest of the problems they had (flaky paint, limp joints, lousy crotch lock, etc.). At least it seems they're reissuing it though, so people who missed it the first time can get one.

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I'd be interested in this, as I'm not interested in paying the 4-500$ on ebay for this, but I think I'll wait for the inevitable renewal.

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I don't even think the VF-27 was fast pack ready?

Is this an afterthought?

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I don't even think the VF-27 was fast pack ready?

Is this an afterthought?

Yeah, for the film. Probably to try to match the YF-29.

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Good point. Super packs may be crappy if it's not implemented well. I doubt they knew ahead of time to incorporate it in the design unless this release has minor tweaks in the the mould (eg a couple extra attachment points) from the version already released. Could be the reason the super parts don't get sold separately. All conjecture at this point.

Edited by Sandman

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Good point. Super packs may be crappy if it's not implemented well. I doubt they knew ahead of time to incorporate it in the design unless this release has minor tweaks in the the mold (eg a couple extra attachment points) from the version already released. Could be the reason the super parts don't get sold separately. All conjecture at this point.

That would be a good answer. But if they mold new parts to accommodate the super parts, why no just fix the hole thing (like the crotch area)??

I would be very mad if I get this and 3 months latter they announce the renewal version

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Awww... I was excited when I saw the thread title and was disappointed when I clicked. The old one still looks really chunky in battroid.

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too bad it's not a new sculpt... the old v1 design really hasn't held up well.

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Gerwalk mode has some limitations too. The VF-27 legs don't have as much forward movement at the knees like the renewals

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