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Ok, I'm really not trying to hate or anything like that, considering Bandai has so much of my money in other future releases but the Fighter mode pictures look "off". Especially the area front of the Fast Packs, like the canopy or front section has a droop. Is it just me?

-b.

If the the VF-1 toys are reissues they do have a little downward angle to them. Here's the line art comparison I did:

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The Regults are nice, but wish they'd shown the Glaug, too.

Maybe N-Jers and Q-Raus next time?

oh oh, bandai, GREEN Q-RAU PLZ K THNX BAI!!!

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Probably won't happen, but how cool would it be if each one of those toys came with a "section" of that display...

Wow....Bandai is really flexing its Macross muscles....It is Schwarzenegger to Arcadia's Ferrigno....

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I want them all and the best part these should be less painful to the bank account. I suspect they will overwhelm the bank account in numbers. :p

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I told myself the first go around I'm only going to get the Hikaru valks so I can have each head type. But since they're releasing Destroids and Regults... those M&Ms start to look good... if I get that I might as well get the rest of the Vermillion team and Roy 1S right? RIGHT?

This post brought to you by The Justification Association of Macross Collecting. Our motto..."If you say so..."


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wow these are surely unexpected. Bandai's going to milk whatever possible variants they can think of...Think of the possibilities! GBP, zentran soldiers, glaug, destroids, Q-raus, Nsdoeljer-whatchamacallit and a plethora of VF, VT, VE etc2...

Going to get these for a group-shot display IF they revise the hi-metal VF-1 (hence, the revised name : hi-metal R) to include :

1) integrated landing gears.

2) integrated heatshield.

3) integrated hands.

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If the the VF-1 toys are reissues they do have a little downward angle to them. Here's the line art comparison I did:

*snip*

Cool, glad to know I wasn't seeing things. Not glad to know that there's that awkward downward angle.

I will be very interested to see if these are re-issues with new variants or if there are tweaks in the design. I never was inclined or enticed to pick up any of the last 1/100's.

I told myself the first go around I'm only going to get the Hikaru valks so I can have each head type. But since they're releasing Destroids and Regults... those M&Ms start to look good... if I get that I might as well get the rest of the Vermillion team and Roy 1S right? RIGHT?

This post brought to you by The Justification Association of Macross Collecting. Our motto..."If you say so..."

Ha! TJAMC

I'm definitely in that club.

-b.

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Bandai just threw down the gauntlet. I love the variety in that display. For me, this will be a fun scale to get into.

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Guest davidwhangchoi

in for monster,

glad a whole lot of macross toys are coming out.

keep the prices decent bandai

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A quick check shows a price of 6825 yen for a 1-s with strike parts, so there's an idea of cost. If they can keep the price under $75 then I would definitely get several, especially of the less common variants (Elint/ostrich, etc)

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Ugh, I dunno. As nice as it is for them to give out more options, I don't think I can justify more than one or two of the various designs. Maybe just a Roy 1S, really, since I already have all of them in 1/60.

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Rebuild/Reboot/Revival/Respect

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Did anyone else thump their chest twice when they read "Respect"?

Really? No one?

Me neither then...

:ph34r:

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The Armored VF-1J's feet look big... Or bigger in proportion when comparing with the 1st issue of the Hi-Metal VF-1. Maybe that's why the y mention Reboot?

And the Brown VF-1A's nose is drooping. The mechanical arm is probably holding the Fast Pack nice and sturdy but the rest of the HEAVY Valkyrie in fighter mode is letting gravity pull itself down.

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A 1/100 monster might take the wind out of the sails of that 1/72 vinyl kit we've been oogling. If that kit is like $500 and this 1/100 is closer to $100 I'm guessing most will be satisfied with 1/100.

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A 1/100 monster might take the wind out of the sails of that 1/72 vinyl kit we've been oogling. If that kit is like $500 and this 1/100 is closer to $100 I'm guessing most will be satisfied with 1/100.

yep, took the words out of my mouth. but i'm thinking 150-200

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Now this is something I can get behind. It's like someone from Bandai was reading all these posts on MW lamenting the demise of the Hi-Metal line and how it needs to come back or be scaled up into a 1/60 line... *BOOM*.

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if bandai is listening, pleeeeeeeeeease give me a yf-19 and yf-21 in hi metal scale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am gonna be so broke

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What would be a better Regult toy to use with these, the "1/100" Toynami or the non-scale Revoltech?

Was about to sell my Hi-Metal Roy and Max but maybe i will hold on to them since these are coming out, i have an unassembled Armored Factory and the 1/100 Destroid Conversion kit.

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Eh...this goes in my watch and see how it pans out column. Nothing here really excites me but I'll probably pick up an M&M if Bandai actually goes through with this line.

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What would be a better Regult toy to use with these, the "1/100" Toynami or the non-scale Revoltech?

Was about to sell my Hi-Metal Roy and Max but maybe i will hold on to them since these are coming out, i have an unassembled Armored Factory and the 1/100 Destroid Conversion kit.

Prolly now is the time to sell since its going to be R-evised, R-etool, R-eboot,R-ebuild and so on...

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Dear lord, run wallets, run for your life!!!!

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F*ck yes.

I love the hiMetal.

So the new ones are resculpted are they?

May have to sell my strike roy VF-1.

They were bashed for being expensive for what you got, but you can't deny they were made of quality and their transformation was hassle free.

Now that the 1/60 are overpriced under arcadia label these are starting to look more attractive to the average joe since they are almost like a scaled down 1/60 v2.

But the good thing is they are not just limited to valks this time so you can make display more interesting.

The thing I liked about Himetal is to me it is like banpresto valks but with good quality. It's not the details you buy small toys for: it's the fun of holding these in your hand and playing around with it and posing them is a lot easier since they are less likely to fall and break themselves when the wind blows.


So does this mean that one day there is a possiblilty bandai may revive macros plus Himetal toys too?

Yf-19 at 1/.100 would be cool. But this time make the gunpod attach to fighter mode ok? I hate when they don't figure out ways to do it) They go to all the trouble to give you two sets of wings on vf-1 but don't give us ways to attach gunpods to fighter mode which to me is far higher priority than making wings look clean by not having holes in them when you don't have missiles attached.

Edited by 1/1 LowViz Lurker

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So does this mean that one day there is a possiblilty bandai may revive macros plus Himetal toys too?

Yf-19 at 1/.100 would be cool. (this time make the gunpod attach ok? I hate when they don't figure out ways to do it)

Pretty sure the answer is always going to be... buy this crap first and we'll talk about all the other stuff you want... but it's nice to see the possibility.

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That's what worries me. Nobody bought the himetal the first time they were released. (accept me)

I already have the 1/60 now so I shouldn't complain.

Edited by 1/1 LowViz Lurker

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i really dont see the point in going with bandai, they have fairly crapy transformations, and overall a lower quality. so far im not impressed with any of my bandais.

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The transformation on the VF-1 himetal was better than the 1/60 yamato version 2.

The shoulders were a much more simple way to get them out.

Plus the FAST packs didn't have ugly connection that makes it one piece. That was not how it looked in the show.

Look I love the VF-1 yamato version 2. But there were some things the himetal did better. Was the Yammie overall a better toy? yeah. But this is 1/100 so you can't really compare them because the smaller guy has to compromise on detail. I can see the appeal of bigger toys but smaller toys have advantages in that they are great for people who are space-conscious.

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These look great. This scale would offer a lot of benefits. Zentradi would be standard action figure size. Less shelf space. In scale with my mg gundams. Cheaper.

However, I can't help but remember the Vf-100 poster of awesome products. At least they made something.

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