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2 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

If you want to save on shipping costs, you can just fly to Japan and pick it up in person from Mandarake. :)

Ah. Good suggestion. Now you're going back with more goodies. :db:

 

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5 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

If you want to save on shipping costs, you can just fly to Japan and pick it up in person from Mandarake. :)

Always the best advice from MW!

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It took over 20 years but we finally got *a* release of at least one of the mecha from Xenogears. Hope they release the others.

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Honestly, I have the DX Chogokin Gipsy Danger and it's pretty hefty and solid.

There are some issues, like relatively low articulation, and the forearm armors don't attach securely however.

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Quick pics of the GX-43 Daimos that came yesterday:

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From Amiami

52toys Beastbox BB-08 Iceqube Penguins (did a quick background mock up). 

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I've had the best Friday.  My Freyja and VFG finally showed up today, and my new SDF-1 came a couple of days ago.  I did already open the SDF-1, but haven't played with it until today so I could take pics of it all and share it with you. 

The Freyja is to replace the G in VFG with the appropriate girl.  Might not work, but I'm gonna try. 

The SDF-1 isn't in the nicest shape, but the stickers have never been applied, and nothing important is broken (the torpedos are missing, but I don't need those silly things, lol).  It's a bit yellowed, but I think I might be able to fix that.  I've seen some others doing awesome detail work on this toy which is what inspired me to get one.

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10 hours ago, Mommar said:

Another Blade shot.  Pretty cool looking figure.

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It does look really good! Unfortunately, Blade falls into the category of characters I don't have an $80+ budget for (unless there is something else special enough for me to bite). I'm ok with my ML version for now.

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20 hours ago, Kuma Style said:

Quick pics of the GX-43 Daimos that came yesterday:

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Nice! I've looking for a DX daimos for a long time. It will eventually get reissued right?^_^

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Just got back from the post office.

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30 minutes ago, Saburo said:

Just got back from the post office.

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Niiice! I was so happy that mine is on its way - And you got already 3 of it. :( Hope you gonna post some impressive pictures shortly to ease my waiting time. :rolleyes:

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50 minutes ago, Saburo said:

Just got back from the post office.

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While those Yamato's are awesome and look forward to you photographing them, I just found my self laughing a bit, I have the Twilight Zone marathon on too!. :lol:

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30 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

Three Yamato SOC!:ohmy: Impressive!

Seeing the stack made me smile, but only one is mine. I ordered the other 2 for friends.

 

13 minutes ago, CrossAir said:

Niiice! I was so happy that mine is on its way - And you got already 3 of it. :( Hope you gonna post some impressive pictures shortly to ease my waiting time. :rolleyes:

Hope your Yamato arrives soon and I'll try to get photos done.

 

3 minutes ago, 505thAirborne said:

While those Yamato's are awesome and look forward to you photographing them, I just found my self laughing a bit, I have the Twilight Zone marathon on too!. :lol:

I hopefully have some time soon to take photos.  Awesome you are watching the Twilight Zone marathon as well, so cool to watch the old episodes and see the celebrities that starred in episodes.

 

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Hanger photoshoot. :D

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I was only supposed to get Megatron but Primal and Cheetor were too cheap at Amazon to pass up :) 

 

New Purchase 04/05/2019

 

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24 minutes ago, anubis20 said:

I was only supposed to get Megatron but Primal and Cheetor were too cheap at Amazon to pass up :) 

 

New Purchase 04/05/2019

 

oh damn, nice TF haul

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Ordered Transformers:  A Visual History Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover at Target for $60 shipped.

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On 4/5/2019 at 10:06 PM, Pontus said:

I've had the best Friday.  My Freyja and VFG finally showed up today, and my new SDF-1 came a couple of days ago.  I did already open the SDF-1, but haven't played with it until today so I could take pics of it all and share it with you. 

The Freyja is to replace the G in VFG with the appropriate girl.  Might not work, but I'm gonna try. 

The SDF-1 isn't in the nicest shape, but the stickers have never been applied, and nothing important is broken (the torpedos are missing, but I don't need those silly things, lol).  It's a bit yellowed, but I think I might be able to fix that.  I've seen some others doing awesome detail work on this toy which is what inspired me to get one.

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Nice SDF-1. Just so you know, this Banda/Matchbox versión never had any projectiles. Matter of fact all the parts that look like they actually do not as the springs are not available on this version.

Takatoku was the only version to have fifing projectiles.

Great haul.

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4 hours ago, nightmareB4macross said:

Nice SDF-1. Just so you know, this Banda/Matchbox versión never had any projectiles. Matter of fact all the parts that look like they actually do not as the springs are not available on this version.

Takatoku was the only version to have fifing projectiles.

Great haul.

Hmm, interesting.  Oh, yeah, no trigger buttons, duh.  Well, anyway, I'm glad they left the holes in the main cannon because it gives me a place to install an option part that I'd like to make; A GIANT FLAMING LASER BLAST! :diablo: Possibly one that lights up if I can.  I'm thinking of 3D printing it in yellow and white, but the typical printer plastics are rather opaque, so I'm not quite sure how to do lights yet.  Even if it's unlit, it'll still be 'lit'.  ;)

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3 hours ago, Pontus said:

Hmm, interesting.  Oh, yeah, no trigger buttons, duh.  Well, anyway, I'm glad they left the holes in the main cannon because it gives me a place to install an option part that I'd like to make; A GIANT FLAMING LASER BLAST! :diablo: Possibly one that lights up if I can.  I'm thinking of 3D printing it in yellow and white, but the typical printer plastics are rather opaque, so I'm not quite sure how to do lights yet.  Even if it's unlit, it'll still be 'lit'.  ;)

There's special plastics, but I'd say printing with a resin printer in a transparent resin ought to get what you want.

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4 hours ago, Pontus said:

Hmm, interesting.  Oh, yeah, no trigger buttons, duh.  Well, anyway, I'm glad they left the holes in the main cannon because it gives me a place to install an option part that I'd like to make; A GIANT FLAMING LASER BLAST! :diablo: Possibly one that lights up if I can.  I'm thinking of 3D printing it in yellow and white, but the typical printer plastics are rather opaque, so I'm not quite sure how to do lights yet.  Even if it's unlit, it'll still be 'lit'.  ;)

If you are planning to LED light the blast, then opaque is probably not a bad thing.  If you use a clear or transparent yellow filament and use a yellow LED, it may work in your favor.

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On 4/6/2019 at 2:38 PM, Saburo said:

Just got back from the post office.

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That's pretty sweet!  I missed delivery on mine so hoping to get it tomorrow.  Looking forward to the photos :good:

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On 4/6/2019 at 1:38 PM, Saburo said:

Just got back from the post office.

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I'm interested in hearing what you think about it. I already have the 2199 version and wasn't sure this one was different/better enough to warrant another purchase.

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6 minutes ago, Shizuka the Cat said:

This past week's arrivals...

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Nice pickups! The middle one is especially key to have.

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Congrats.  If you have a spare 1/55 VF-1J head and paint it brown, you can easily have a CF VF-1J.  I did that with one of my 3.

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20 hours ago, Lolicon said:

I'm interested in hearing what you think about it. I already have the 2199 version and wasn't sure this one was different/better enough to warrant another purchase.

Well, I know you didn't ask me, but mine just arrived minutes ago, and I want to geek out over it a little.  I only had enough time to take it out of the box and marvel at it briefly.  I haven't even assembled it.  The very first thing I can tell you is that it's much lighter than the 2199 version.

I was expecting the control console to be nearly as big as the stand.  In fact, I was freaking out because I couldn't see the control console anywhere in the package when I opened it.  I finally realized that it's a tiny thing and was tucked under the bow of the ship.

This time around the Cosmo Zero catapults are pre-installed.  The turrets are still separate, requiring them to be snapped on the ship.

And for some reason they seem to have put the ship power switch underneath the battery cover.  I guess they did this to improve the external accuracy and not have an unsightly switch visible.  However, I'm worried it means that I'll need to remove the battery cover, turn the switch on, and replace the battery cover every time I want to use the cool new sounds and control console.  Then I'll have to do it again to turn the toy off.  Maybe the control console will be able to turn the ship on and off?

The top of the Yamato is much darker.  It's more of a dark bluish grey than the lighter grey of the 2199 model.

The wings seem to be installed via the same kind of mechanism as the 2199 version.  This time they're painted red on top.

The hangar bay door was much easier to get open than my 2199 version.

My first blush response is that this version of the ship seems a bit more like the classic Yamato than the 2199 release.  The 2199 release seems a bit sleeker.  This version has that blunt, bulbous, chunky look to it of the older animated version.  But when pointing at things that are truly different, I can only say the WMG barrel is subtly reshaped and the engine flares out a little more.  The 2202 version feels a little wider, but when I compared them directly I really didn't see a size difference.

I'm looking forward to plugging the turrets in, installing the batteries, and playing with the new control console tonight!

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Edit:  OK, got it assembled and played with it a bit.

I missed that the anchors are still separate pieces, just like the 2199 version.  Also, the power switch isn't under the battery cover, it's under the port side blister next to the third bridge.  Still, I'd prefer they had just left the power switch where it was on the 2199 version, rather than put it under a pop off cover.

Turning the ship on makes the traditional bridge power up noise.  Turning on the remote while the ship is on results in the standard power up noise as well as a sound sequence of the Yamato launching. And every one of the sound clips has Kodai speaking (except for one, which has Yuki speaking).  Now, this is one of those things that it's a mixed feeling thing.  Personally, I'd rather just have a button that plays the shock cannon sound effect without Kodai giving the order to fire them.  On the other hand, I do prefer the WMG has the voice sample with it.  On the plus side, once the voice clip plays and the sound effect plays, if you press the button again within a short time it will just play the sound effect portion.

The WMG no longer requires holding down the button forever.  Just tap it and enjoy the show.  The music clips require holding a shift key and then hitting one of the main sound effect buttons.  The music clips now loop instead of just ending, and are cancelled by tapping the shift button.

There are two knobs for rotating the turrets.  This works as you'd expect, and is kind of neat to mess with while banging the shock cannon firing sound button.  It's a little hard to get them lined up though, because there's a bit of a delay from twisting the knob to response.

Of course, what sucks is they STILL USED DAMN IR FOR THE REMOTE!  So you have to point it at the port side observation deck.  Luckily the sensitivity has a wider arc than the 2199 remote, but it's still absolutely ridiculous for a toy this expensive to have such a cheap remote mechanism.  On the other hand, I guess I should be happy they didn't make it a smartphone app.

I haven't bothered taking any of the fighters out of the baggies.  I think for this one I'm going to leave the support craft in the box.  I did install the wings, but I'm not sure if I'll leave them on or not.  I'm thinking my 2199 one will remain wings deployed and the 2202 one will be in space cruising mode.

It has the opening hangar bay, the opening ramp from the third bridge, and the little switch to pop up the stack missiles.  There's no longer any option to open up the side and look at the fighter carousel.

The differences are very slight.  Other than the differences in the remote, you really have to look at them to see what's different.  It's stuff like the 2199 version having green tinted bridge windows while the 2202 version has blue tinted windows.  There are a couple of more AA guns aft of the tower.  The bow of the ship is slightly thicker and rounder.

I think it's a case of 6 of one and half a dozen of another. 

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Megatron finally arrived from N-Y. Sat in preparation for about a week. He’s a ton of fun.

I had decided to go for store credit rather than wait on the VF-31A, and used it on him.

Do I regret it? Not really. I’ve already gotten 4 VF-31’s, with #5 on preorder, and after Dinobot, I’ve fallen for these BW Masterpiece figures.

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22 hours ago, iguanaman8989 said:

Megatron finally arrived from N-Y. Sat in preparation for about a week. He’s a ton of fun.

I had decided to go for store credit rather than wait on the VF-31A, and used it on him.

Do I regret it? Not really. I’ve already gotten 4 VF-31’s, with #5 on preorder, and after Dinobot, I’ve fallen for these BW Masterpiece figures.

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Nice man! Megatron is what made me jump on these BW masterpiece figures. Im waiting on a Dinobot reissue so I can get that. 

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Got Figuarts Captain Marvel and this is one basic figuarts.... Really not worth the money. 

New Purchase 04/08/2019 Figuarts Captain Marvel

 

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