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

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2 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

That's my theory, they've also been reducing the availability of "pay later" options.

Given how many people were essentially bypassing NY's "no cancellations" policy by just not paying, I can't say I'm surprised. Especially considering the VF-0D is something that they can't skip out on their own orders for, has a high chance of being cancelled by NY's customers, and costs almost $500.

A small point of contention here.  It does not cost almost $500.  I preordered two from them and with shipping it was only $855.  So more like almost $400.

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10 minutes ago, Mommar said:

A small point of contention here.  It does not cost almost $500.  I preordered two from them and with shipping it was only $855.  So more like almost $400.

Fluctuation of the yen, and I'm including shipping. Mine through NY was ¥46,700 with shipping, or roughly $430 through my card w/o currency change fees.

At HLJ it's base price of ¥49,600, plus shipping. 

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So after shipping between NY and HLJ is about $60+ difference. I hate giving out free loans but if my free loan saves me over $60, which is well over 10% over a few months, I'll deal with it. Mine is paid for and I know I got the best price so I'm all good.

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I received an email from NY to state that this item has been delayed until end of March 2020. Did anyone else get that message?

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14 minutes ago, lykiat said:

I received an email from NY to state that this item has been delayed until end of March 2020. Did anyone else get that message?

Me. At first i thought NY trying to get back to me after i cancel some of my order.

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1 hour ago, lykiat said:

I received an email from NY to state that this item has been delayed until end of March 2020. Did anyone else get that message?

It's not just NY.

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Posted (edited)

Except those NY frakks knew about it in December like the rest of us did.  They just wanted the money early.

Edited by Mommar

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14 minutes ago, NeoVanguard said:

Did anyone order from  From Japan get any update yet?

Last update was that it was delayed until Feb.

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This was posted here and the on Arcadia website in mid December

 

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"Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your special support.

We are very sorry for the release date of the product scheduled to be released this year.
Please check the following.

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・ Product name: 1/60 Perfectly deformed VF-0D Phoenix Premium Finish
・ Release: [Before change] Scheduled for late December 2019 → [After change] During March 2020
----------- ----------------------------------------

This time is a delay over the years, I'm sorry.
We appreciate your understanding."

 

https://arcadia.ac/index.php 

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Hmmm. Got delayed, huh? Probably they used the wrong blue again. :ph34r:

 

 

 

 

:lol:

 

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4 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

Hmmm. Got delayed, huh? Probably they used the wrong blue again. :ph34r:

 

 

 

 

:lol:

 

No, they used the right blue and they need to make sure they change it for the production release. :D

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3 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

No, they used the right blue and they need to make sure they change it for the production release. :D

That's actually what I meant. Only they used the 'wrong' blue during the prototype and promotional pics stages. :lol:

 

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I wonder what the actual reason for the delay was.. failed QC perhaps?

Who knows, who cares I guess.. just as long as the final thing looks great is the main thing.

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Wasn't there a post a few pages back with a post from Mr.K saying/hinting at the paint/weathering may rub off? 

Maybe they're double checking that, at over $400.00 for this toy they should check this among other things. 

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So they're basically triple-checking now since they didn't do double-checking on the last 51's?

 

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Any kind of paint/weathering can be rubbed off.

I fully expect that stuff to rub off on surfaces that regular rub and scrape against each other.

I would take care when transforming it and not be too rough if you're concerned about scratches and paint rub. Even Bandai toys like the MB Evas come with warnings about areas of potential paint rub.

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21 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Any kind of paint/weathering can be rubbed off.

I fully expect that stuff to rub off on surfaces that regular rub and scrape against each other.

I would take care when transforming it and not be too rough if you're concerned about scratches and paint rub. Even Bandai toys like the MB Evas come with warnings about areas of potential paint rub.

Very true with the weathering. 

Hopefully then it's a round of triple checking that legs & arms aren't snapping off! :lol:

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18 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

So they're basically triple-checking now since they didn't do double-checking on the last 51's?

To be fair, the leg issue on the SV-51 was not immediately apparent visually, so I can see it sneaking through QC.

Especially if the factory they hired was actually ignoring the assembly instructions, or trying to cover up an error in the molds (both the L and R sides ought to be molded together, so having a bunch of one side and none of the other speaks of a systematic production issue).

In other words, I'm not blaming Arcadia for that one so much as their chosen manufacturing company. Especially as they did make repair kits (which I'm sure cost quite a lot if they weren't able to strongarm the factory into doing it gratis).

Edited by Sanity is Optional

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I'd wager the delay has something to do with the SV-51 leg thing. It was probably pandemonium down there.

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good thin that the 51 issue didn't break arcadia

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49 minutes ago, arrow said:

good thin that the 51 issue didn't break arcadia

Too soon to tell.

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16 hours ago, 505thAirborne said:

Wasn't there a post a few pages back with a post from Mr.K saying/hinting at the paint/weathering may rub off? 

Maybe they're double checking that, at over $400.00 for this toy they should check this among other things. 

Doesn't matter how expensive it is.  If you rub it wrong the paint is going to rub off.  Your car is $30K and the paint will rub off of that when you scrape it too.

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23 minutes ago, Mommar said:

Doesn't matter how expensive it is.  If you rub it wrong the paint is going to rub off.  Your car is $30K and the paint will rub off of that when you scrape it too.

Yes , yes it's true. Every time my dodge ram transforms the paint rubs off the back of the cab, where it rubs against the bed..

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27 minutes ago, Mommar said:

Doesn't matter how expensive it is.  If you rub it wrong the paint is going to rub off.  Your car is $30K and the paint will rub off of that when you scrape it too.

This is true, but you also don't go painting and chrome-plating the suspension and transmission components, or other things intended to absorb a lot of wear and tear.  That's about as useful as gold-plated sandpaper.

The weathering is going to wear off if you transform this thing or handle it a lot, that's just a given.  It's just the nature of turning a toy into a display model.

It's the same reason I hate heavy die-cast content or painted plastic in toys with lots of moving parts.  If you can mold something in color, do it.  Don't cheapen out on the molding and make entire parts in the wrong color just so you can guarantee that the paint used to cover your design flaw chips off from minimal use.  I get it, molds cost a lot.. so do them right the first time, and use the right color plastic from the start.

Edited by Chronocidal

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31 minutes ago, Bolt said:

Yes , yes it's true. Every time my dodge ram transforms the paint rubs off the back of the cab, where it rubs against the bed..

You've ignored the point.  The price point does not dictate paint durability.

Besides, we all know you can't afford one of the transforming Rams.

Edited by Mommar

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I'll be transforming two of my three once......with gloves on. These are going to be too fragile to goof around with IMO.

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3 hours ago, Bolt said:

Yes , yes it's true. Every time my dodge ram transforms the paint rubs off the back of the cab, where it rubs against the bed..

Um, I want your truck.:D

Can I get it at a discount because there are paint problems?;)

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Posted (edited)

arcadia horrible, bandai winning. 

Nippon yasan still taking preorders with pay later? pls 

Edited by davidwhangchoi

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HLJ has preorders available again. Limit of 20 per order. Wow. 

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15 hours ago, derex3592 said:

That price is insane.

Totally agree, Arcadia has totally priced themselves out of my collection now.

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Well, you could have saved about $25 at HLJ if you pay in Yen and you can still save $75 if you just order from NY. 

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I cancelled mine at HLJ, seems like others did as well. It's too much to pay for something that *might* be good. Besides, I'll wait until Bandai makes the Zero valks in the DX line;). You it will happen eventually

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