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I don't understand the mechanism for the front winglets. Plus, look at the paint chipping there. Gotta be careful handling those things.

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Great find! I think I still prefer the sculpt of the Arcadia YF-19 overall (shame the reviewer didn't have some direct comparison shots with the Arcadia to possibly change my mind), but the VF-19 is looking good all the same. I love that pinpoint barrier punch effect! And the VF-19 in fighter mode with the super parts looks very cool.

Finally...they give us....painted intakes.

Side view.....looks great.

Rear view...mmmmm...big gap there.

Really glad to see the painted intakes, but geez Bandai, what took you so long? :lol:

Does that review say the gun has a gimmick where it pivots so it can look straight in fighter mode? Did we know the head gimmick was there also? Man, can't wait to get one.

Yeah, during the transformation section there's a picture showing that one of the transformation steps is straightening the gunpod out. Certainly a very novel approach to that issue. :lol:

It seems they covered all the details. Cant wait to get mine.

That rear gap though 8(. Also, I'm guessing the FAST PACK stands are not included?

Yeah, that rear gap is a shame, but the two FAST pack stands are included.

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Funny thing is that even the first prototype pics had the intakes painted, I'm glad to see it made it to final production.

The gimmicks are terrific. What a beautiful bird!

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I've getting even more excited about this release after seeing the final pics. Really great job by Bandai. I've always felt Bandai DX valkyries have been a little lower quality than Yamato/Arcadia 1/60 PT valkyries, but this one looks to be up there with the best Yamato released in their hay day.

Now the only question for me is: Which one (Arcadia YF-19 or Bandai VF-19A) will I display in fighter and which will be battroid. :p

I wonder if the boosters can fit on the Arcadia YF-19. :D

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For me, I prefer Arcadia in fighter and Bandai in battroid. But I will decide when I see more pictures of both side by side.

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I don't understand the mechanism for the front winglets. Plus, look at the paint chipping there. Gotta be careful handling those things.

I'm not seeing the paint chipping. If you're talking about the three little white marks, those are position indicators for the canards. Here's a shot of something similar from a real life example (though this one is red and there are more of them):

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Bandai VS Arcadia

*snip*

Oh, very nice, very nice indeed. Thanks for posting that, Swoosh!

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the one on the left has yellowed alot.

i wonder why arcadia can't sue bandai for stealing those cheap fast mode engineered wings...

Mr. K should say that's my floppy design!

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Thanks for posting the pic swoosh! Looks like VF-19Adv went to the beach and got a bit more of a tan.

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yeah, I just got the alert too..... glad I didn't go for the anime-export one...

I wasn't sure If I wanted another one this morning, but after all those new pics. I kinda do.. :rolleyes:

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yeah, I just got the alert too..... glad I didn't go for the anime-export one...

It's priced similarly for me. 23k for the plane and 3k for the shipping. It's been up for a good 10 minutes now so I don't know if the product isn't as popular or if everyone's sleeping. :p

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It's priced similarly for me. 23k for the plane and 3k for the shipping. It's been up for a good 10 minutes now so I don't know if the product isn't as popular or if everyone's sleeping. :p

I am surprised it still open. I am pretty sure it will be gone once everyone wakes up. :p

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the Limited 1 per household always helps. But yeah, it's kinda quite on the orders , it was like dead quite this morning. but the orders from Anime-export was going up on every reopen so there were people buying it.

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yeah, HLJ was much cheaper..... :unsure: ..... but I can't risk it.

here's more comparison pics to make people buy more, :lol: or cancel theirs. :p

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It's priced similarly for me. 23k for the plane and 3k for the shipping. It's been up for a good 10 minutes now so I don't know if the product isn't as popular or if everyone's sleeping. :p

Hmm, showing 4K EMS and 2K unregistered SAL shipping for me. Still way better than paying over retail at the scalper stores, though.

Hmm.. mine is showing "In Shipping Process" from CD Japan.....

Same! :D

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Thanks for posting Neo! This week, I've gone form having zero 19's on order to now having 2!

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hmm i'll save a bit by sticking with my CDJapan order (cheaper shipping option). Anyway it's already in shipping process, so I;m stuck with that.

Congrats to those who got one!

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Hmm.. mine is showing "In Shipping Process" from CD Japan.....

woohoo..... ... I wonder would Nippon-yasan show up in a couple of hours too..

and more pics.

The color of his shoulder and this back bottom is different than the rest of the plastic colors, should I assume these are diecast parts?

Also, I can't wait for someone to put those Bandai Fast Pack Boosters on their Arcadia :)

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Did u guys notice the gunpod? Looks like it bends to have it point forward more in fighter....

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Although the Arcadia looks much closer to the lineary in battroid, I prefer Bandai's sleek design and proportion.

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I'm not seeing the paint chipping. If you're talking about the three little white marks, those are position indicators for the canards. Here's a shot of something similar from a real life example (though this one is red and there are more of them):

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TIL about canard position indicators. Thanks mickyg

this is the paint chipping i saw (circled in red):

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Hope HLJ comes through on the last batch of opened preorders, this is looking like a must-have valk if you like the YF-19.

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woohoo..... ... I wonder would Nippon-yasan show up in a couple of hours too..

and more pics.

The color of his shoulder and this back bottom is different than the rest of the plastic colors, should I assume these are diecast parts?

Also, I can't wait for someone to put those Bandai Fast Pack Boosters on their Arcadia :)

At 26k for the toy alone? Definitely not worth getting. I'm guessing we'll know tomorrow if the item is actually popular or if Bandai produced a lot or if it's gonna end up like the VF-27. Tomorrow is when HLJ sends out payment requests. :p

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At 26k for the toy alone? Definitely not worth getting. I'm guessing we'll know tomorrow if the item is actually popular or if Bandai produced a lot or if it's gonna end up like the VF-27. Tomorrow is when HLJ sends out payment requests. :p

Mybad, I was actually thinking of AmiAmi and ended up type N-Y, WTF.. :angry: , in 33 more minutes will be their normal 4pm time ... I'm wondering if it'll pop up since their pre-order was gone in like 10 sec..

yeah... tonight and tomorrow will be very exciting...

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'preciate the pics, F360!

I still prefer Arcadia's,esp battroid, as it resembles the lineart very well, but Bandai did an impressive job on the Advance, and I'll be happy to have it.

Keeping my eyes open for the HLJ payment agreement via email.

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what really boggles me is how those Fast Packs even work in Battroid mode.. or how the wings are even suppose to hold them (though anything is possible in space and with over technology).

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Once you've accepted Macross Quarter's existence and then its ability to SURF then you have accepted overtechnology and will realize that there is no issue with giant boosters precariously placed a little way from a pivot point. Heck, it actually makes sense, he can point that giant booster any where while dancing around in space and dart all over the place like a rabid hummingbird.

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I still see YF-19 and VF-19 Advance are two different variants of the 19 family, so they are not necessarily identical....

BTW, is there any official linear of the VF-19 Advance in battriod or gerwalk mode? I have only seen its 5sec appearance in the movie.

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those are some great comparison photos! The Arcadia version is definitely more anime chunky! The Bandai looks a lot more svelte with loads of surface detail! And the amount of tampo printing on the Bandai simply kills the Arcadia version!

The Bandai in Battroid also has more of the Frontier crotch forward position and the mono boob (nose section) sits much higher up compared to the Arcadia valk..

And the Bandai has quite a much slimmer lower leg design too. Overall I do really like it! Its good that both brands are very different! Can't wait to get a hands on!

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Bandai delivers the 19 I've always wanted. The proportions look perfect to me. I guess Shoji Kawamori really did oversee the proportions as was stated in the product's description.

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