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

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Arcadia already knows the ball joint problem. Kawamori also stated he was aware of it when working on the YF-19. The funny thing is he didn't say anything much aside from that. So I'm not really hoping for much. Working with Japanese staff every day, I've come to realize knowing a problem and fixing a problem are two very different things. We won't fix a leak until it floods. No wonder Samsung owns Sony nowadays.

Personally for me, I rather sacrifice the lack of mobility and range on my valk's ankles than to have it flop over.

Also the look of a ball joint makes my valks look far from the original design. I have no idea why they went with the ball joint again with the YF-19 and it wouldn't surprise me if the 0D has it.

It's obvious that skinny joint in the leg makes more room for the additional hidden missile and landing gear. However, the design is awful. In another thread anime52k8 pretty much explained why the Arcadia/Yamato one sucks and it's a relatively simple fix to make them work like the Bandai ankles, which work SO MUCH better.

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Is there any reason why the feet will differ from the VF-1 approach. The VF-0 has similar feet that are different than the one from the YF-19. Why shouldn't Arcadia use ratchet joints? Also the legs don't have a missile compartment like the Excalibur has.

Maybe I'm wrong but this makes more sense to me than to use these awful ball-joints.

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Is there any reason why the feet will differ from the VF-1 approach. The VF-0 has similar feet that are different than the one from the YF-19. Why shouldn't Arcadia use ratchet joints? Also the legs don't have a missile compartment like the Excalibur has.

Maybe I'm wrong but this makes more sense to me than to use these awful ball-joints.

If done properly you really can get some great poses from ball joints.

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Yes but shouldn't the VF-0 angles be restricted in their movement by the side covers of the lower legs. Much like the VF-1 you won't get much movement out of them. The only workaround seems to be a movable flap on the end of the leg like the Bandai 1/72 VF-1 kit has.

Perhaps I'm totally wrong since I never owned a VF-0 so I could get the wrong impression looking at the images over at M3.

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Yea I prefer that this to have something like the solid ratchet joints of the V2 VF-1 which also have some left and right swivel.

Edited by close313

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Maybe they expect most of us to just display our toys using stands? So they don't really see it as major problem?

Then they need to include the stand and not just the adapters.

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They're that far along already?.. Drool...

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It has a beautiful underside for sure. All that it needs is a sliding panel on the backpack do hide the hands. ^_^

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I'm not a huge VF-0 fan but I'm looking forward to owning one of these.

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Well well well - look at those indents on the thighs....

Hint for armor?

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Well well well - look at those indents on the thighs....

What do you mean by that :D

vf-0s-reactivearmor_small.gif

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I feel like the indentations are too low for that armor and also there's indentations inside the intake covers. But then again what else could they be? :huh:

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It makes sense if they are planning on sharing design parts across th other Zero series and doing armor for it. That upper leg area would be the same on the 0A and 0S i think.

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It would be. The only difference would be the canard just outside the intake but that's a piece that can be replaced easily on the S and A mold. But no part of the reactive armor connects to that mid leg piece above the knee and also as you can see on the line art posted, the intake covers are closed when the armor is on... but I can' t think of any other add ons to the zero except for the armor. The ghost goes completely on top of fighter mode only.

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Too bad they aren't pulling the same trick with the intake as they did with the 19, I think that look turned out real well. It's just flat, for the time being, in these photos.

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I'm guessing those indents are for the super packs.

DON'T FORGET TO USE MAGNETS WITH THE SUPER PACKS ARCADIA, DO YOU HEAR ME?!

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Too bad they aren't pulling the same trick with the intake as they did with the 19, I think that look turned out real well. It's just flat, for the time being, in these photos.

Do you mean recessing it? I prefer the fan face to be as far back as possible too!

Overall, I am very impressed with the sculpt and shape. I only hope they can pull off the transformation mechanism better than the YF-19 with its share of problems. Also I hope the neck doesn't sag like the original VF-0 and locks in tight so I can swoosh it around the room.

I am looking very much forward to this release! BUT PLEASE!!!! include water slide decals and a stand... would someone please tweet that in Japanese to Mr. K - the waterslide decals even more so than the stand (for me).

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Might want to tweet how to spell 'Phoenix' as well... <_<

Wonder if the blue in the background CAD image has been desaturated to reflect the final colors or if it's just this camera settings.

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Might want to tweet how to spell 'Phoenix' as well... <_<

Wonder if the blue in the background CAD image has been desaturated to reflect the final colors or if it's just this camera settings.

As was mentioned in the latest SpeakerPODcast, the spelling on the latest flyers HAS been corrected.

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Edited by Tochiro

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for mommar (and myself) was the type of ankle joints discussed/covered at the show, ratchet feet/ball joints? it'll save us a year of speculation :)

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Might want to tweet how to spell 'Phoenix' as well... <_<

Wonder if the blue in the background CAD image has been desaturated to reflect the final colors or if it's just this camera settings.

IMHO, it's too early to start talking about colours.

Edited by Reïvaj

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This should be my first proper Arcadia release purchase, unless they re-release some interesting VF-1's any time soon. I'll def be skipping the clown Valk renewal. With the sound buster I bet it will be 500 bucks! haha

Looks really great.

Love the pics.

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IMHO, it's too early to start talking about colours.

lol

but i'll highlight a list of previous panic topics:

  • incorrect colors from anime
  • double seater makes nose longer i battroid ala 1/48's
  • hips too high/low
  • plastic crumble
  • waterslides
  • gunpod in fighter mode: angle and clearance from the ground.
  • landing gear accurate to lineart
  • priced above 300 w payload
  • fastpacks magnets
  • intakes: shape/painted nice
  • floppiness
  • ankle articulation and type
  • fragile nose antenna

did i miss any? :)

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for mommar (and myself) was the type of ankle joints discussed/covered at the show, ratchet feet/ball joints? it'll save us a year of speculation :)

By show are you referring to the hobby show that the prototype was shown at today (we actually got the pics up before the show even finished)?

It was a prototype. There were many many details yet to be decided and some that were placeholders.

TL;DR no information on that yet.

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By show are you referring to the hobby show that the prototype was shown at today (we actually got the pics up before the show even finished)?

It was a prototype. There were many many details yet to be decided and some that were placeholders.

TL;DR no information on that yet.

thanks for the update :)

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This should be my first proper Arcadia release. (unless they re-release some interesting VF-1's any time soon) and I'll def be skipping the clown valk renewal.

Looks really great.

Love the pics.

Negative, this began at Yamato. The success of the VF-19 moved the YF-19 project in front of the VF-0D project.

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Thank you for all of the photos SAVE and Tochiro.

This looks so beautiful. Great that we got to see the underside as well!

I assume all of the little brass bits are just for the prototype so those parts can move without breaking easily and will be plastic when it goes into production.

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As was mentioned in the latest SpeakerPODcast, the spelling on the latest flyers HAS been corrected.

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Good to know for those of us for whom it's difficult to find the spare two hours to listen to it all. Thanks for the pics and report from the crew! :)

IMHO, it's too early to start talking about colours.

Okay.... How about how much the box art will/won't suck, and how big it will be..? ;)

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