Jump to content
UN Spacy

Bandai DX YF-30 Chronos

Recommended Posts

9 hours ago, Bobby said:

Used this pic taken by Projekt03 to see what the photoshop would look like...

...it would be slick B))VF-31A_w_YF-30_paint.jpg

Wow thats sick psp work, bobby :good:

..goes to show how badass the 30 scheme is...

DO IT BANDAI ...DO IT!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Bobby said:

Used this pic taken by Projekt03 to see what the photoshop would look like...

...it would be slick B))

Great job on the 31A recolor. :good:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Bobby said:

Used this pic taken by Projekt03 to see what the photoshop would look like...

...it would be slick B))VF-31A_w_YF-30_paint.jpg

Now do the opposite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would love more of both toys but would prefer they each her unique paint schemes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, jenius said:

I would love more of both toys but would prefer they each her unique paint schemes.

Agreed.

While I do like crossover releases as reverance, it walkways seems better to keep it original.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Many months later... 

Given the fact that this valk is four years old and some sites are asking 40k yen plus for this particular version based on the game "Macross 30",  my question is to those who still have the valk: Is it worth the 40k yen or not given all the issues that has been mentioned?

I'm now seriously considering in getting a copy and yes I have read and seen multiple reviews on this. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven’t really messed with mine. Just one battroid transformation.  But I have always really liked it.  It was different at the time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, borgified said:

Many months later... 

Given the fact that this valk is four years old and some sites are asking 40k yen plus for this particular version based on the game "Macross 30",  my question is to those who still have the valk: Is it worth the 40k yen or not given all the issues that has been mentioned?

I'm now seriously considering in getting a copy and yes I have read and seen multiple reviews on this. 

 

I still have mine....what issues do you mean? :huh: 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love mine in all 3 modes. The missile bar gives it a unique aspect.

Also liked examining the engineering evolution from 25 to 30 and 31.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, seti88 said:

I still have mine....what issues do you mean? :huh: 

See a few pages back about the arm joints, front landing gear and the gun pod handle. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, borgified said:

Many months later... 

Given the fact that this valk is four years old and some sites are asking 40k yen plus for this particular version based on the game "Macross 30",  my question is to those who still have the valk: Is it worth the 40k yen or not given all the issues that has been mentioned?

I'm now seriously considering in getting a copy and yes I have read and seen multiple reviews on this. 

 

 

This is still a nice valk , I love my yf-30 .  Other than some paint QC on one of my copies , i did not notice other issues .

would I pay 40k for it? Probably not.  I won’t even pay 40k for any dx vf-31 right now.    The only one that I went 40k was the dx vf-31a but that was an exception.

 

You can wait til someone sells it on the for sale forum .  I saw some posting before . 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, borgified said:

See a few pages back about the arm joints, front landing gear and the gun pod handle. 

Maybe i can relate to the landing gear doors on tightness (or more like need to slide out before swinging), but wriggle it and apply focused pressure.
They pop open, no biggie....

Other than that, no, i don't encounter any issues on the yf-30. Or not anything that would stop me from getting the 30..

I think there were discussions before, the yf-30 was a missing link/bridge between the frontier 29 and delta 31 series of valks....
The container pod made its appearance in the 30, and then evolved to what is the 31A and the walkure valks...

That's reason enough to get the 30 as the representation for the evolution of the macross valks... 

of course, let your wallet decide too...

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like my YF-30 more than 31, bought it few months ago yellowed for 22k yen. For more than 30k yen any valk for me is easy pass

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, enphily said:

For more than 30k yen any valk for me is easy pass

Agreed, but I've been known to make exceptions, when the Valk is exceptional -- the VF-0S PF, for example -- and the Chronos definitely qualifies.  :wub:

Chronos.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oooof... :vava:

I just took the plunge and ordered the Chronos early this morning, got both the confirmation and payment confirmation by emails from Amiami (due by the 7th of next month) for 32k yen to be shipped by SAL at 3,160 yen.

Condition of the unit if your all wondering: Item B/Box B

First expensive valk purchased, second in behind is the DX YF-19 (Full Set), third is the Yammie V.2 with the GBP.

Jungle has it for 38k yen sealed, Manda has one unit for 32k yen (not opened, dinged up box and noticeable) and the other 40k yen (unopened)

Proxy -  From Japan has one unit starting at 30k yen for a 3 day auction, while the others are 34k yen and up.

Will have it posted when I officially get it in hand.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Half a month later and anyone wants another YF-30?

Manda has one used for 28k yen. Box heavily damaged and top lid of the packaging is missing. See pics for details. ;)

https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1119727231&ref=doc&dispCount=240&keyword=%E3%83%9E%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AD%E3%82%B9&lang=en

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/28/2019 at 7:33 AM, apptt4 said:

I love mine in all 3 modes. The missile bar gives it a unique aspect.

Also liked examining the engineering evolution from 25 to 30 and 31.

I suppose it would be the 27 to 30 to 31a

 

I much preffered the evolution from the 19 to 29 to 31

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy smokes, those YF-30's go for ALL THE MONEY (first time I ever checked on one). Why so much? Did they not make very many?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, sqidd said:

Holy smokes, those YF-30's go for ALL THE MONEY (first time I ever checked on one). Why so much? Did they not make very many?

Limited run and not many was made (has shown its age for a 4 year old valk as hairline cracks are present in the arm joints on some copies here on the forum). Made in conjunction of the Macross 30 Game.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, borgified said:

Limited run and not many was made (has shown its age for a 4 year old valk as hairline cracks are present in the arm joints on some copies here on the forum). Made in conjunction of the Macross 30 Game.

 

Roger that. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Price went higher(?) after delta aired and folks saw the 31A, which became a fan favourite.

Being the valk the 31A kairos evolved from, the 30 has a similar silhouette.

Edited by seti88

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, seti88 said:

Price went higher(?) after delta aired and folks saw the 31A, which became a fan favourite.

Being the valk the 31A kairos evolved from, the 30 has a similar silhouette.

Wasn’t the original look of these two from the YF-24?

96AA4884-34DD-4E9C-AE3C-1AEE42E7142A.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, although the 24 is listed as sucessor to the 25, i see kawamori-san revisiting elements of his designs and incorporating them in new designs.

Latest case in point, simplisticly speaking, is the 31 armor packs incorporating the gatling guns of the stampede valk design.

In a way also, as i think, realistically getting releases of past designs is highly unlikely.
So incorporating elements of older designs into new releases would be a way for kawamori-san to get those design elements out into the wild.

IMHO.

Edited by seti88

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, seti88 said:

In a way also, as i think, realistically getting releases of past designs is highly unlikely.
So incorporating elements of older designs into new releases would be a way for kawamori-san to get those design elements out into the wild.

IMHO.

So if anyone wants a Chronos now, get ready to pay at least 40k yen if you want it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Boy am I glad I got mine at retail from HLJ's one time listing long after it sold out.

Edited by eXis10z

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got the Chronos after nearly one month wait.

For 32k yen (Box B, Item B), I say its worth the hunt if your looking around for a copy. I know that there are some issues as this is a 4 year old valk, I haven't done a deep in depth investigation on my copy yet and will do one soon.

Back in the box it goes until I get a proper display case ready. I have the front landing gear issue on mine and rather not break it.

Here's a pic with Mirage's 31c + Super Pack add ons together and the Chronos.

 

 

DSC01652.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, yman1437 said:

Congrats on purchasing an awesome valk @borgified

 

5 hours ago, sumyumgoy said:

Congrats @borgified!  She's a beaut alright.

 Thanks guys! At least this one is a bit cheaper than the Karios and love the paint scheme.

5 hours ago, sqidd said:

Jealous.

I'm sure that you will find a copy within your price range... ^_^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...