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Arcadia 1/60 Perfect Transformation VF-0D for 2015

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I look at that wing and feel quite happy....but then I remember how I'm probably not going to be buying any Macross toys until the D come out in a year or so and I feel quite sad. :|

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Even if the molds are entirely new, there is no reason they wouldn't use the old CAD files as a starting point, so there is a very good chance a lot of the parts will be nearly identical, even if the fit and finish are updated to current standards.

I think it's actually amusing how similar the backpack is, since they just left the tail mounts as they were, and plugged the slots the tails fit into. :p

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The molds are going to be 100% new. The old molds are gonzo!

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I think it's actually amusing how similar the backpack is, since they just left the tail mounts as they were, and plugged the slots the tails fit into. :p

maybe if the tail mounts are long enough ( and the same dimensions), we can fit a ghost booster on top of it :ph34r:

Edited by davidwhangchoi

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Doubtful, but I bet if you removed the plugs they put in the normal tail slots, you could actually attach a standard set of VF-0A/S tails.

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The molds are going to be 100% new. The old molds are gonzo!

The Arcadia VF-0D is going to be the new new.

-b.

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Finally a cool Arcadia release :D

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Finally a cool Arcadia release :D

Ha! How *cough* YF-19 *cough* funny!

-b.

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Ha! How *cough* YF-19 *cough* funny!

-b.

To be honest the combination of continued terrible ankles and the addition of the horrible high-speed gimmick kinda killed the whole "cool" thing for me. I so want to like it but it's just not as awesome as the lead up to release had us believe.

Hopefully the 0D is a better release. I want it to be, just like I wanted the the 19 release before it.

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To be honest the combination of continued terrible ankles and the addition of the horrible high-speed gimmick kinda killed the whole "cool" thing for me. I so want to like it but it's just not as awesome as the lead up to release had us believe.

Hopefully the 0D is a better release. I want it to be, just like I wanted the the 19 release before it.

EXACTLY!!! I felt the same thing, especially coming in at $384cdn (plus customs & duties!) shipped, it left a sour taste in my mouth. If they command those prices, it needs to justify them.

I wanted to love it so much, but I had to be honest with myself. I'm glad I have ONE, but that's all I need thank you very much!

p.s. I hope they solved the floppy neck syndrome my VF-0A has, its great if its sitting on its landing gears, but if its flying, and the forward fuselage is not supported, it has a crooked neck hanging down leaving a large gap behind the cockpit.

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To be honest the combination of continued terrible ankles and the addition of the horrible high-speed gimmick kinda killed the whole "cool" thing for me. I so want to like it but it's just not as awesome as the lead up to release had us believe.

Hopefully the 0D is a better release. I want it to be, just like I wanted the the 19 release before it.

You know that there would also be an high speed gimmick with VF-0D !?

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You know that there would also be an high speed gimmick with VF-0D !?

Should have read what I quoted, I was referring to the YF-19.

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What's the high speed gimmick with the VF-0D?

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What's the high speed gimmick with the VF-0D?

How fast it will be able to suck money right out of your wallet/bank account?

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From what I could tell in earlier pics, they used gold to represent the diecast parts on the new mold.

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i think it's double platinum.

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Should have read what I quoted, I was referring to the YF-19.

I did, I was joking about the fact that most of the airplanes in macross have at least one sort of variable-sweep wing mechanism. This is, to my opinion, what link all the aircrafts and make them different from other licenses than macross (in addition of the gerwalk mode!).

So I think that any aircraft toy should have its high-speed mode implemented and working!

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I did, I was joking about the fact that most of the airplanes in macross have at least one sort of variable-sweep wing mechanism. This is, to my opinion, what link all the aircrafts and make them different from other licenses than macross (in addition of the gerwalk mode!).

So I think that any aircraft toy should have its high-speed mode implemented and working!

But not via terrible engineering...

Mr K

What a strange piece to be metal.

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What's the high speed gimmick with the VF-0D?

The VF-0D retracts its wings and can go under water for a short time. It was compared in the anime to a flying fish.

But not via terrible engineering...

I agree that the YF-19 wings should have stop locks on both normal and high speed modes.

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To be honest the combination of continued terrible ankles and the addition of the horrible high-speed gimmick kinda killed the whole "cool" thing for me. I so want to like it but it's just not as awesome as the lead up to release had us believe.

Hopefully the 0D is a better release. I want it to be, just like I wanted the the 19 release before it.

EXACTLY!!! I felt the same thing, especially coming in at $384cdn (plus customs & duties!) shipped, it left a sour taste in my mouth. If they command those prices, it needs to justify them.

I wanted to love it so much, but I had to be honest with myself. I'm glad I have ONE, but that's all I need thank you very much!

p.s. I hope they solved the floppy neck syndrome my VF-0A has, its great if its sitting on its landing gears, but if its flying, and the forward fuselage is not supported, it has a crooked neck hanging down leaving a large gap behind the cockpit.

Yeah, expectations, sometimes regardless of the "quality" of the actual product released, can really make or break a person's enjoyment of a product. No disputing anyone's sense of satisfaction or lack thereof with the YF-19, my comment was more along the lines of a "cool" Valkyrie design and not the actual implementation of such.

That said I hope that the VF-0D meets or exceeds whatever expectations are out there. I like Arcadia's cautious approach when it comes to releasing entirely new molds, but that comes with added pressure to release a truly quality product that their customers can get behind.

My fingers are firmly crossed for a nicely designed, issue free VF-0D.

-b.

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But not via terrible engineering...

What a strange piece to be metal.

Not really. It always broke because it was so long on the first release.

It was shaped like with a curve and small point at the base, so any stress put the most weight on the weakest point.

Glad they see that.

Edited by Gakken85

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Looking really good!!!

Better start saving now.

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Well heck why not 3 of em then! one for each mode! Like my VF-1 Kakizaki's! :p

Really liked the VF-0D in Zero so I think this one is gonna be a very special release! Might have to start a savings plan now so I can afford them all!

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The mold does not look like 100% new yet, the gaps for the vertical stabilizer are still on the back-pack (still old back pack design?). Or it means S and A renewals?

Edited by Froy

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the Zero's are a bit chunkier than the later fighters.

She's lookin good,

+1

IMO no need to buy multiples of a single version. We wil have at least 3 versions of this mold (VF-0S, VF-0A, VF-0D)

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