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I have been avoiding transformation (too busy). However, both my YF-19 and my VF-19 Fire Valkyrie are out in the open taunting me, so it is only a matter of time before I make a move on that front. A heavy dose of swooshing has been tiding me over whenever I pass the YF-19 by.

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Suppose they could be trying to get licensing to release a set of VF-25 packs for it, but a ghost or phalanx kit would be nice.

You're right, the VF-25 packs is something that would need licence approval. I don't think I'd buy it.

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Thanks. :) There's no real gap to speak of, and the metal hinge is only vaguely seen on the inside edge of the wing:

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Nice! Looks like we really need to open up the wings so the DX Super Parts will fit. Thanks Tober. :)

Wow! Love it! :wub: Wish I could have those too in the near future. ^_^

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I got mine yesterday, transformed to battroid and back (scratching a bit of black paint despite being very careful...). It's in perfect condition, ankles are a bit loose but nothing surprising here since I already have the M7 19s and they're very similar.

Everything is near perfection on this release for me, I've put on the fast packs in battroid and transformed back to fighter without anything falling off and it feels as solid as naked fighter mode. It sure could have used more tampo but again I'm happy Arcadia got the kite on the side of the cockpit since that was always a problem for me on the old one, the rest is details I can overlook in fighter mode. I'm keeping my old Yamato in battroid with the new bigger gunpod though since this one is way too short to stand next to my YF-21. The old one is very inferior design and construction wise but I still love the lean sculpt of the old Yamato a little better.

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Oh. Sorry.

The reason I posted here was that there was another comment about it being 'add-on' item for YF-19.

But it turn out - just rumors.

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the 19 Gunpod dwarfs the 11B, haha

yeah and I thought 11B gunpod was big :blink: .

while handling both, the 11B felt really light compared to the 19. made it feels like the 11B is flimsier than the 19 (which is not true BTW).

same feelings when handling bandai 25 renewal with the VF-1.

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This YF-19 does not look like a hot seller...

as it is still in stock everywhere

I guess the demand is pretty low for macross plus

Otherwise I have to admit that I am not happy with this bird for all reasons mentionned previously :

The ankles, the wings are pretty bad and the paint issues during the transformation were way overlooked during the developpement process from Arcadia !

at this price, it just deserves a 6.5/10

My YF-19 already received a re-painting with my airbrush ! it is a bit sad to have toys that are not problem free during transformations nowadays....

Seriously, at this price I was expecting more from Arcadia

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This YF-19 does not look like a hot seller...

as it is still in stock everywhere

I guess the demand is pretty low for macross plus

Otherwise I have to admit that I am not happy with this bird for all reasons mentionned previously :

The ankles, the wings are pretty bad and the paint issues during the transformation were way overlooked during the developpement process from Arcadia !

at this price, it just deserves a 6.5/10

My YF-19 already received a re-painting with my airbrush ! it is a bit sad to have toys that are not problem free during transformations nowadays....

Seriously, at this price I was expecting more from Arcadia

I wouldn't say the demand is low for Macross Plus. The previous Yamato revisit sold well enough to do a reissue. The VF-11B still generates enough interest for people shelling out top dollar. Personally, I believe it's really the cost that prevents it from being sold out. Had it been cheaper, I'm sure multiple purchases would be considered. With all the QC issues, lack of tampo printing and no display stand included - it is pretty hard to justify the luxury cost for this bird. I agree with you that I expected more from Arcadia and Kawamori for the price I paid. They should have taken their time with it rather than push it's release date. However, I can't cry over spilled milk. It is the best YF-19 toy in the market right now. Perhaps some fans are waiting for a sale? I'll jump on another one if that happens.

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I wouldn't say the demand is low for Macross Plus. The previous Yamato revisit sold well enough to do a reissue. The VF-11B still generates enough interest for people shelling out top dollar. Personally, I believe it's really the cost that prevents it from being sold out. Had it been cheaper, I'm sure multiple purchases would be considered. With all the QC issues, lack of tampo printing and no display stand included - it is pretty hard to justify the luxury cost for this bird. I agree with you that I expected more from Arcadia and Kawamori for the price I paid. They should have taken their time with it rather than push it's release date. However, I can't cry over spilled milk. It is the best YF-19 toy in the market right now. Perhaps some fans are waiting for a sale? I'll jump on another one if that happens.

I have to agree that it is the best yf-19 in the market and it is way over priced. :)

well... as i like to transform my toys, it could have been better

the other option is to buy 3, one for each mode to get 100% satisfaction on this release if you want perfect yf-19 on display :ph34r:

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That's kind of why I did save up and grab two of them. One's a little sturdier than the other, so it's the one I'm just leaving in fighter mode forever, while the other is the one I'll transform and play around with. Already filed down the backplate so it doesn't scratch the nose, and I'm looking at how to keep the backplate hinge from scratching the black behind the cockpit.

As far as pricing though, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a bare-bones release later down the line like they did with the YF-21. Basically, just remove the second tray, and you've got the YF-19 itself without the fast packs and extra weapons. That might knock a good 5000 yen off the base price. I'd also expect any repaints like the Supernova schemes to do the same thing, since the only actual source for all those external weapons was that single drawing.

Actually, for all the extras they put into this version, I'm surprised they left out a rear canopy replacement cover, for the bit where Yang got ejected. It'd be incredibly simple to scratch build one though, since there's no moving parts on it, and the canopies are both easy to remove by just pulling out the sliding hinges.

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the 19 Gunpod dwarfs the 11B, haha

Not really it's the angle of the shot. Do a side by side comparison and they are about the same. (with the bayonet included they are closely matched in length)

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Both are solid toys. Even though VF-11 lack the diecast it doesn't feel fragile. Just light.

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Also I am going to assume the stock also extends on the VF-11 one but they didn't include that gimmick on the 1/60 toys. This would make it longer. Being a bigger robot overall the 19 needs the extra power so a slightly bigger gun makes sense..

Still they are both dwarfed by the VF-17 one (stealthy gorilla)

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Had time this weekend to panel line and trim/apply stickers to Isamu's ride finally...Here's the results. Some of the panel lines are damn near impossible to fill in, <_< sooo small, had to actually draw my X-Acto knife across a couple of them so they would hold the wash. :wacko: I think the stickers are better than Yamato's. Seemed easier to trim and a little thinner to me.

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Ah, so you put the wash directly into the panel line and pray you don't slop it out? If so, that must be what the moist finger is for. Thanks! Didn't know if you applied the wash over the whole thing or what.

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No. You definitely don't wanna apply it over the whole thing. I did it that way on a couple of old VF-1's that I wanted to look really used, but it WILL DARKEN AND STAIN THE PLASTIC ON A WHITE OR LIGHT COLORED VALK fairly easily. Painting the wash into the panel lines works much better if you are going for a cleaner look. If you run outside the lines it's not the end of the world, just don't let it dry toooo long, and wipe it off with your fingertip or a slightly moist or dry paper towel. I suggest practicing on something older first. It takes a while to get the hang of it. Also the plastic used on the toy can make your life easy....or hard.

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Had time this weekend to panel line and trim/apply stickers to Isamu's ride finally...Here's the results. Some of the panel lines are damn near impossible to fill in, <_< sooo small, had to actually draw my X-Acto knife across a couple of them so they would hold the wash. :wacko: I think the stickers are better than Yamato's. Seemed easier to trim and a little thinner to me.

This looks cool! Great job on the panel lining and decals. ^_^ Btw, did you apply topcoat on this one? Now, I wish I have extra dough for a 2nd one. :lol:

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sorry for the grainy picture

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What grainy? All I see is pure awesomeness. B))

nope. no topcoat.

How about the edge of the stickers? Would it get dirty or something in time by holding and playing with it? If so, what's the best way to eliminate that? Thanks and sorry about the noob question. Never tried applying stickers yet on my valks. :)

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Yesterday while waiting for the pre-order madness to start, I was working on cleaning the photos up of my YF-19.

Enjoy!

Great, professional-looking shots Saburo! keep the pictures coming!

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