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So sexy! I was late on the pre-order, I hope I'm able to get one *crosses fingers*

EDIT: Should I pre-order at more than one site? Don't want to end up buying two.. lol..

EDIT2: Newbie question. I preordered one at Amiami as it's still listed. What are the chances of not getting one if they don't have stock? Similarly, I checked at Hobbysearch and their reservations are closed, but at HLJ preorder is still available as well. Is HLJ more reliable in terms of receiving the preorder because you have to pay now? THANKS!

Edited by bforbryan

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Slightly off topic, does anybody know how many missiles those green boxes carry?

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Damn that looks good. The gray feet and everything looks flawless (no purple hue this time).

April's not coming soon enough.

Edited by AlphaOne

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so will the cockpit rotate like the vf-19?

I believe that was answered quite awhile ago. Something to do with the hinges of the cockpit prevent that gimmick from working the same was what I last understood.

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The gimmick would be useless.

Since they're largely using the same mold it's possible the cockpit still does rotate, you just can't access it because of the way the canopy works.

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No, it's not the same mold. Mr-K said yesterday that as it's a two seat cockpit there's not enough room for it to rotate. The external hatch will still be there but IDK if it counts as a gimmick.

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I like the new canopy color.

Yeah, I like it too. I also think the intakes are probably the best we've seen in a toy.

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?............ Is HLJ more reliable in terms of receiving the preorder because you have to pay now? THANKS!

You do not pay now or pre-pay with HLJ. You pay when the item is available.

Either way you should be fine with AmiAmi...plus they (amiami) are more difficult to cancel orders with and they frown upon it. FYI,HLJ is very simple as you can simply go into your account and just cancel there. No muss no fuss.

Chris

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Hobby Search also frowns at cancelling orders or pre-orders.

I don't think both hold a large stock in house like HLJ does, their warehouse is massive.

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Where the new YF-19 is concerned, since it's built to order, availability isn't an issue; if your preferred web shop has preorders open and you reserve one, barring some extraordinary snafu on Arcadia's part, you're guaranteed to receive a copy. Any stock around after release will likely be due to last minute cancellations and no-pays; this should work out the same as Yamato's VF-4G.

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All the pics together:

Very cool - thanks for posting these.

Edit to add;

Like Scream Man said I'd also love to see some side profile pictures of fighter mode with the landing gears up.

-b.

Edited by Kanedas Bike

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I tried to preorder on HLJ and was directed to the paypal payment page so I thought you had to prepay. Thanks for the clarification. Will definitely keep that in mind for future purchases.

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HLJ is my fav online store, they do everything by the book though.

No adjusting package values on declarations, etc.

Rainbow 10 also used to be good but they shut their online business.

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Hopefully the chest, backplate, and shoulders' paint will be the same color hue, it looks like they're still a little off (well aware that this is still a T3 sample).

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Yea. Every shot I've seen of this new YF-19 has the wings not swept forward far enough. Hopefully it's just a fluke

Well, considering that the wing is on so many hinges due to the high speed mode, maybe it can allow it to be more swept forward to your liking. For me i like it as it is.

i like that the front part of the LERX is attached to the back of the hips instead on the side of the torso, makes it different from the VF-19's.

Edited by close313

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Hopefully the chest, backplate, and shoulders' paint will be the same color hue, it looks like they're still a little off (well aware that this is still a T3 sample).

Yamato/Arcadia has been doing a very good job in matching the paint on diecast. Usually you can't tell much from the naked eyes, but photograph will make it pops.

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Well, considering that the wing is on so many hinges due to the high speed mode, maybe it can allow it to be more swept forward to your liking. For me i like it as it is.

i like that the front part of the LERX is attached to the back of the hips instead on the side of the torso, makes it different from the VF-19's.

I hope the wings in all modes somehow lock into place and it isn't just a friction joint. I could see that becoming loose, especially depending on how it's stowed/angled in Battroid.

Yamato, and now Arcadia, have had to fudge the transformation of that part on both the VF-19 and now the YF-19 though it looks more accurate here on the YF-19 even if the transformation still isn't quite so. It's easier to do it this way on the YF-19 then the VF-19.

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Well that is something that I never went through the mental gymnastics to think about: Hardpoints in battroid. Looks alright folded, and I suppose ok extended if you were in space. I imagine it being quite cumbersome to do that in atmosphere.

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He's teasing me w/ that blue little fighter on the side

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I hope those no steep marks be tampo printed on the final product :)

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Those no steps seem stickered.

Also hope that the wings swing up more. Doesn't look angled enough on the fighter pics imo. That and the kite isn't straight =/

Else, great looking as ever.

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PLEASE waterslide decals as well if they're not all tampoed...

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He's teasing me w/ that blue little fighter on the side

Haha what about the special ZERO pepsi on the right??

I think we are giving it too much thought :D:D

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Haha what about the special ZERO pepsi on the right??

I think we are giving it too much thought :D:D

I was just about to say the same thing ^_^

Edited by ErikElvis

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0D gummy figure AND Pepsi Zero? I'm starting to become a true believer here, guys :)

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I don't have my VF-19 to compare but the back of the hip joint looks disconcertingly thin. I just hope the (still) ugly ankle joints are fixed and maybe a crotch plate that locks in Battroid. Can't wait for April!

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