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Interesting. AE is usually a day or two later than other shops when getting in new releases.

I'm trying to decide if I really need 3x VF-2SS or if two will be sufficient. I better decide before payment requests arrive. :o

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You guys were saying that the 2SS is a parts former, do we know how/to what extent?

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4 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Box from the HS page. I don't recall seeing it on the previous pages. 

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That looks nice !

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Thanks for the heads up with anime-export. Just ordered. Never used them before, I paid with PayPal but it still shows as unpaid on their page so I can’t request shipping. Does it usually take some time for them to update?

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:wub:

I hope Bandai sprinkles in more larger sized Valkyries with their other releases.  They can start with Macross Zero and Macross Plus.

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Oh, they got Obari to do the box art. Nice.

And the gunpod not fitting is kinda worrying. Hopefully just a flub. Wait, two gunpods? Also, those are also some unsightly sprue marks.

In any case, as soon as all my November POs hit I'm smashing that Ship button. Much excite.

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1 minute ago, sh9000 said:

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There’s a box window on the back.

Cool, I hope this is carried on for future releases too.  I love the box arts for the Hi-Metal R's.

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Those two images prove my first rule for HMR's, Battroid mode is always fun to pose.  It was true of the VF-1's.  Not sure if transforming or the other two modes are worth anything though.

 

16 minutes ago, cmal said:

Oh, they got Obari to do the box art. Nice.

And the gunpod not fitting is kinda worrying. Hopefully just a flub. Wait, two gunpods? Also, those are also some unsightly sprue marks.

In any case, as soon as all my November POs hit I'm smashing that Ship button. Much excite.

HMR are Parts-formers.  Why should the gunpod have to fit?

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22 minutes ago, Mommar said:

HMR are Parts-formers.  Why should the gunpod have to fit?

No, you're right. I forgot it was intended for recreating the gunpod coming out of storage, not actually storing. All the previous promo photos always implied the former, this one of a specimen out in the wild just set off a false alarm.

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The cannon in the front is drooping because it hasn’t been glued on yet.  The Gnerl is supported well on a Tamashii stage.  The support attachment at the back is from the HMR Glaug.

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I wouldn’t mind if one of these were custom made in HMR scale to go with the VF-2SS.

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55 minutes ago, cmal said:

And the gunpod not fitting is kinda worrying. Hopefully just a flub. Wait, two gunpods?

The second gunpod is to mimic the storage gimmick (more accurately, the gunpod being ejected from inside the armor).  I don't think there's any way to replicate it faithfully.  There's animation magic going on there.  Even when collapsed as the lineart calls for, the gunpod is simply too long to fit in the left arm armor.

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12 minutes ago, sh9000 said:

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The cannon in the front is drooping because it hasn’t been glued on yet.  The Gnerl is supported well on a Tamashii stage.  The support attachment at the back is from the HMR Glaug.

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I wouldn’t mind if one of these were custom made in HMR scale to go with the VF-2SS.

Nice!

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Also got the notice from AE, but I'm holding off on shipping until the regult release next month.  As much as I want to get my hands on a non-vf-1, I gotta be sigh reasonable.

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I haven't heard anything from HLJ but I'm in the same boat, will ship with the SDF1.

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3 hours ago, Dobber said:

Thanks for the heads up with anime-export. Just ordered. Never used them before, I paid with PayPal but it still shows as unpaid on their page so I can’t request shipping. Does it usually take some time for them to update?

Anyone??

edit: Disregard, it shows paid now and I just submitted my shipping request. :)

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6 hours ago, sh9000 said:

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The cannon in the front is drooping because it hasn’t been glued on yet.  The Gnerl is supported well on a Tamashii stage.  The support attachment at the back is from the HMR Glaug.

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I wouldn’t mind if one of these were custom made in HMR scale to go with the VF-2SS.

Thanks for the pic with the stand.

I'd love some Marduk to go with the VF-2SS, too. 

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57 minutes ago, Convectuoso said:

Thanks for the pic with the stand.

I'd love some Marduk to go with the VF-2SS, too. 

No problem.  Yeah I’d want at least 1 enemy mecha to accompany the VF-2SS.

It went back in stock and sold out again a while ago at HLJ.  I think if I want to get my 6th VF-2SS for customizing it would have to be at NY’s price of 11280 JPY when it goes back in stock but it will probably be relisted for higher.

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38 minutes ago, F360 said:

 

Thanks for the video. It provides a clear idea of how complex the transformation mechanism is and how much of parts swapping is required in the process 

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