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Keeps looking better and better with every new pic that comes out. ^_^ Going to try really hard to stick to two for this first release, but I'll probably follow my pattern with the VF-19 releases, and get two of each repaint (wallet and common sense permitting).

I don't have any worries about this one being as streamlined as the VF-19s, I'm pretty sure some of the earlier pics showed a side profile view. And I kind of agree about the intakes' brick-ness, but I don't think that's really any different from the VF-19 intakes either. It just doesn't have those leading edge extensions to hide underneath anymore.

Think I can see what David means about the canopy being more peaked, it definitely looks higher than the old YF-19, and higher than something like the Hasegawa kits have. At the same time though (looking at Graham's old 1/60 YF-19 lineart comparison review), I think this one's closer to the TIAS book lineart and Bandai lineart. The Hasegawa has always had a really slim profile, and the rear canopy is nearly flat.

One thing I do hope they tweak though.. they still can't seem to get that black area behind the canopy the right size. :lol: The old 1/60 had it too high and tapered, this one has the angles right, but it's too low on the fuselage. Should be level with the canards, along the same angle they have it now. But.. that's just getting stupidly nit-picky now. :p Wouldn't be hard to scratch off a little of that stripe in any case, but it's not that big a deal.

What's impressive though I think.. that rear view of battroid looks almost dead-on with the lineart. Still a bit longer in the torso, but that's to be expected, and it's just as close to the art as the VF-19.

I can't wait for 2014.

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We've had this discussion going in another thread about Arcadia limiting their repaints because they lost money as Yamato but... what are the odds they'll attempt a repaint or two of the YF-19? Is just Isamu's enough? Seems like a waste of a mold for just that one scheme.

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yf-19 is more mainstream (than the 4g which everyone would want a re-paint) so i'm sure it will depend on how well this bird will sell given that the price point may be high. i'm not sure many will be able to afford to double dip another paint scheme.

maybe the question i should be asking is how well did the double nuts and the the 19 variants do in terms of sales. maybe that might be an indicator whether arcadia may or may not think it's worth to release another paint scheme w this mold.

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I think the double nuts and the orange one sold pretty slow. I know they were released and I eyed them for months, maybe even a year, before I finally decided to pull the trigger on a double nuts. On the other hand, after people got hold of them and posted pictures it seemed like others became more interested in the schemes and started seeking them out. Maybe some different variants would sell better? Maybe the VFX version would sell better? Maybe the Double Nuts didn't sell as well because it didn't look like the Prototype Version and was instead a relatively lazy repaint?

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Gorgeous bird!

Would be a shame to not milk the mold, the double nuts were not to popular. Yamato only did repaint of the black 15thanniversay and double nuts.

I'd be happy with a VF-1A ravens repaint. And you have to get 3 of those to make the squadron

Or if their Hasegawa partnership continues, they could do this beauty and it already has the missile loadout to accompany.

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Gorgeous bird!

Would be a shame to not milk the mold, the double nuts were not to popular. Yamato only did repaint of the black 15thanniversay and double nuts.

I'd be happy with a VF-1A ravens repaint. And you have to get 3 of those to make the squadron

Or if their Hasegawa partnership continues, they could do this beauty and it already has the missile loadout to accompany.

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Good point. I'm still not sure they're willing to take that risk though.

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We've had this discussion going in another thread about Arcadia limiting their repaints because they lost money as Yamato but... what are the odds they'll attempt a repaint or two of the YF-19? Is just Isamu's enough? Seems like a waste of a mold for just that one scheme.

I've always wanted a VF-19A (and VF-11B Ravens) from the VF-X2 game back when i first got my Yamato 19. I still want one now... w/ the Arcadia brand on it.

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So no filler pieces for the back of the thighs?

There will be, and you can see them in the WF pics and CAD design.

This looks great. I see no indication Gerwalk has been fixed, however.

Look at the position of the feet and the angle of the lower legs in the picture.

Freaking awesome.....though what is with the brick like intake edge? Was hoping they would've improved that.

Chris

I'm not going to say it's ok but wasn't it exactly that way in the VF-19s? I think it's just that they can't hide underneath the lerx anymore.

Hard to tell from my phone but that's a matte plastic, right?

It's even harder to tell because this is still a painted resin prototype.

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I've always wanted a VF-19A (and VF-11B Ravens) from the VF-X2 game back when i first got my Yamato 19. I still want one now... w/ the Arcadia brand on it.

I agree, I've wanted both of those as well. But with Arcadia's stance of not doing many repaints I wonder how many, if any, repaints of the YF-19 they would even attempt? The VF-1, there was at least a few repaints that could work. But outside of SDFM and Frontier there's a distinct lack of run-away popular characters from the animations that would allow for repaints. We think the game paint schemes are cool... we might be the only ones.

Why do people want a gloss finish?

I don't think anybody wants this gloss.

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Why do people want a gloss finish?

I think someone pointed out that there was one scene in the anime where the paint was glossy, but no one has expressed interest in doing that to the toy. In my mind, no gloss makes sense. It would be an odd gimic based on a few seconds of Isamu admiring the prototype.

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I want matte so hopefully they keep it matte on the test shots if they show em. So...those pics are still resin then...

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I think someone pointed out that there was one scene in the anime where the paint was glossy, but no one has expressed interest in doing that to the toy. In my mind, no gloss makes sense. It would be an odd gimic based on a few seconds of Isamu admiring the prototype.

Also because most of us didn't want the other VF-19's in gloss either but because of Basara we were stuck with it on all of the variants.

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Gorgeous bird!

Would be a shame to not milk the mold, the double nuts were not to popular. Yamato only did repaint of the black 15thanniversay and double nuts.

I'd be happy with a VF-1A ravens repaint. And you have to get 3 of those to make the squadron

Or if their Hasegawa partnership continues, they could do this beauty and it already has the missile loadout to accompany.

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Yeah, I'd buy this without even a thought, I hope when repaints become reality they dig into scheme's like these

and not the only boring ones. Seems like more people would buy a Hasegawa scheme, then another already used scheme.

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I think the double nuts and the orange one sold pretty slow. I know they were released and I eyed them for months, maybe even a year, before I finally decided to pull the trigger on a double nuts. On the other hand, after people got hold of them and posted pictures it seemed like others became more interested in the schemes and started seeking them out. Maybe some different variants would sell better? Maybe the VFX version would sell better? Maybe the Double Nuts didn't sell as well because it didn't look like the Prototype Version and was instead a relatively lazy repaint?

Sheesh.. way late reply due to not looking all day...

I think the DN and BoP picked up sales later on, as people realized they were easier to repaint, due to the lighter plastic.

Really, I think the only reason those were made was to give people a pseudo-supernova scheme without actually having to spend the time to rework the tampo printing process. Laziest (non-canon) repaint in history by far.

I really want to see an actual supernova version this time. A palette swapped version that winds up painting a bunch of thrusters, anti-glare panels, and vents bright orange doesn't cut it.

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Off the top of my head... no oversized gullet, new transformation similar to Yamato VF-19s (so shorter Battroid), everything is flush in fighter mode - no gaps, chest locks, GERWALK locks, and that awesome looking high speed configuration... i may have missed something... Oh, better articulated hands.

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At the very least the gullet has been removed, the legs have been entirely reworked making them proportional to the rest of the body (the old version had ridiculously long legs set very low - these are thicker, shorter, and much more battroid-centric), it has thicker arms, a slightly larger head, the gaps have been removed, multiple locks have been added to keep it stable in all modes (no floppy chest syndrome), it has a reworked panel under the "uniboob", a tinted canopy,the high-speed configuration, opening panels in the legs for missiles, and a massive weapons load-out (pretty much every missile ever shown with the YF-19). I'm thinking it's just a very high contrast photo they are using, but if not they are using darker more saturated colors.

Whipped up a little side by side in battroid mode (I think this is the form where the differences are most obvious).

The old YF-19 in this image has fast packs on, but it was the closest I could find stance wise to the Arcadia version (thanks to Anymoon - visit there for more shots of the first 1/60 YF-19).

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