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

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I want it, but I don't think I $500 want it. I know I can't $500 afford it, and even if I could I'm not sure if I'd want it more than several other things I could get for that money, but I still want it. damn that looks good.

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3 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

Hot damn! It’s beautiful! The detail alone is worth $500. 

I...........................can't.........................................wait.

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Is this going to usher in the era of "PF+" where we add weathering to PF finishes? Make us all need to triple dip?

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Hope not, but as much as I'd love a PF version to go alongside the Roy I just ordered, the weathering means this one doesn't match any of my other valks, and I'm kinda leaning toward "nope" because of that.

Really a shame, since it is a beautiful paint job, but I don't feel like diving down that particular rabbit hole at this point.

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Amazing paint job for sure, but I'll just admire the pretty pictures from folks who do pick it up. I'll be curious to see how durable the paint is on this new PF. I remember transforming the PF SDF-1 as carefully and and slowly as I could I still lost some of the glow in the dark paint apps here and there to which I had to touch up myself. 

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Given the QC problems with the SV-51 and the items circled on these factory samples, hopefully, Arcadia can iron out the kinks.  The painting is beautiful, but pointless if the factory cannot be relied on to fully assemble the product, or assemble it correctly.  For that amount of money, I would expect a premium product, not something that will surprise when I transform it the first time.

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26 minutes ago, Darth Mingus said:

Given the QC problems with the SV-51 and the items circled on these factory samples, hopefully, Arcadia can iron out the kinks.  The painting is beautiful, but pointless if the factory cannot be relied on to fully assemble the product, or assemble it correctly.  For that amount of money, I would expect a premium product, not something that will surprise when I transform it the first time.

The circled items are improvements being made over the first release, they are both cavity fillers.

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4 hours ago, jenius said:

The circled items are improvements being made over the first release, they are both cavity fillers.

My bad... I noticed the misaligned cockpit and the sloppy cleanup on the panel lining and assumed the worst.  I guess they would not be tweeting about QC issues, would they...:pardon:

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Ditto on the sloppy panel lining.  These are brag pics so that's a little bit worrying.  Still, these need to be done in huge quantities (relatively speaking) so there have to be concessions somewhere.  Personally, I think it looks a bit overdone and I'd prefer to have a non-PF+ version. One where we get the new blue tone that's correct, plus the markings, but not the weathering.  But I would imagine I'm in the minority here.

Also, this is an order of magnitude better than the old Yamato special weathering editions.  So by no means would I say these aren't any good.  Just not my cup of tea is all.

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Looks good. I wonder if From Japan will require an additional 10% charge due to the upcoming consumption tax increase, or if it was already included in the price of the 0D. I'll have to recheck it. 

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On 9/21/2019 at 11:58 AM, David Hingtgen said:

The color may be right, but it's just too ridicuously expensive.  I have car maintenance that needs to be done, for that much $.   I would much rather have a "basic" finish for half the price. 

The issue never was with the finish/details/markings themselves, it was just flat-out the wrong color.   It didn't need $200 of weathering, it needed $0 of "use the right color of plastic this time".  

 

1 hour ago, mickyg said:

Ditto on the sloppy panel lining.  These are brag pics so that's a little bit worrying.  Still, these need to be done in huge quantities (relatively speaking) so there have to be concessions somewhere.  Personally, I think it looks a bit overdone and I'd prefer to have a non-PF+ version. One where we get the new blue tone that's correct, plus the markings, but not the weathering.  But I would imagine I'm in the minority here.

Also, this is an order of magnitude better than the old Yamato special weathering editions.  So by no means would I say these aren't any good.  Just not my cup of tea is all.

I just want a non-PF with the correct blue for much less.

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Not real fond of the 'soot-covered nose and CFT's'.  Reminds me of the MP Starscreams like that-----heavy, black weathering in very inappropriate areas.  Apparently the radar runs on coal...

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Darn does look good, but for price would be kinda worried since the SV 51 foot thing, plus price well that's doable just still lot for same toy basically, will be awaiting reviews 

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On 9/22/2019 at 4:53 AM, wmkjr said:

These. They weren't on the 1st VF-0D:

Triangle filler for the legs

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1st VF-0D no triangle Courtesy Collection DX

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Shoulder/Chest filler

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Old pic of the  VF-0D without the filler and the color I wish it was :5::

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OMG! its fantastic to see these will be on this release! But what about the mounting slots for the gunpod? Have they moved it back further up the arm so it doesn't interfere with the hook when installed? The premium finish does look quite nice but the price doesn't.. still its tempting!

 

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7 hours ago, David Hingtgen said:

Not real fond of the 'soot-covered nose and CFT's'.  Reminds me of the MP Starscreams like that-----heavy, black weathering in very inappropriate areas.  Apparently the radar runs on coal...

I was thinking the same thing. At this price point this is a no go for me. I too would have preferred a standard PF with this corrected color and markings for less $$. 

Oh well, enjoy it for everyone else that loves it. :)

Chris

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never mind I found some more pics. Looks like they have fitted the VF-0A & S arms to this thing. NY has pay later option for this one! gahhh! what do I do!?!?

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1 minute ago, Ikaros3 said:

I PO’d from NY awhile back. Is there anyway to go back and change the shipping method?

I'm taking a wild stab in the dark here.............I'm guessing NY can answer that. Contact them.:D

 

NY.jpg

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1 hour ago, Ikaros3 said:

I PO’d from NY awhile back. Is there anyway to go back and change the shipping method?

Yeah, as @sqidd mentioned, use the ticket system and they should be able to change it for you as long as it is not paid already. 

Edited by Slave IV

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1 hour ago, Slave IV said:

Yeah, as @sqidd mentioned, use the ticket system and they should be able to change it for you as long as it is not paid already. 

Not to say they couldn't change it for you after it's paid too, they just aren't usually willing to be that flexible. :p 

Digging at NY aside though, I am glad they put the proper arms on it, and the other upgrades.  I'm definitely more torn than I should be given the cost, but the over-weathering is seriously a problem, on top of the blatant mismatch with literally every other valk I own.  

It would probably look great next to that 1/48 Swordfish coming later this year, but the VF-0D isn't what I would call a collection centerpiece subject... its just too obscure a valk.

Edited by Chronocidal

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3 hours ago, Chronocidal said:

 

the VF-0D is what I would call a collection centerpiece subject... its just too pretty.

Fixed it for you.:p

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Still staring at it in my cart lol

Have a hard time buying one of these for the cost of three DX VF-1A *desire intensifies* :help:

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14 hours ago, apptt4 said:

you won the game!

I guess I did! Im thrilled they are releasing this version as its what I wanted from the very beginning. Frustrated me know end that the later VF-0 releases got all the upgrade bits but the D did not.. this premium version looks killer!

Cannot wait to have it on display and bask in all its gorgeousness! 

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6 hours ago, spacemanoeuvres said:

Still staring at it in my cart lol

Have a hard time buying one of these for the cost of three two (or with a half) DX VF-1A *desire intensifies* :help:

fixed it haha

 

but i get you, from time to time I still visit NY, add it on cart and stare at the Pay later option but never go around completing it :(

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7 hours ago, spacemanoeuvres said:

Still staring at it in my cart lol

Have a hard time buying one of these for the cost of three DX VF-1A *desire intensifies* :help:

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3 hours ago, seti88 said:

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Hi ......... Welcome.:wub:

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15 minutes ago, funkymonkeyjavajunky said:

"It has been XX days since I purchased my last valk..."

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