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If they make a VF-1D HMR I'm screwed...I don't have a Roy :(

Bandai hasn't made a Focker VF-1S TV version HMR yet, so there's still hope. I have the previously released Focker VF-1S Strike Valkyrie HMR, but I'd shell out for a TV version.

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I don't get why you say the clamp doesn't need to secure the Valk and why the bottom stand is needed when your example shows the Valk secured from the top clamp and nothing on the bottom...what am I missing?

The clamp releasing the Valkyrie and finally taking off

The way the clamp is designed is to look like the scene from the film. The lower arm is to support the valk. The clamp alone wouldn't be able to hold the valk without squeezing the strike packs on top and the back piece probably would separate out of position and make a very sad display.

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I was trying to post it using the timestamp option from YouTube but it won't load properly here at the boards. That's why I put 'At 2:12'. So if you watched the video around 2:12, you will see why the clamp need to be loose if you want to re-enact the launch scene. That's why you need the stand at the bottom. Though it would be nice if they made it a clear post/stand. But I'm sure you have the arm from the Stage Act, just replace it. Assuming that Bandai will release that Clamp Release Display Stand in the future and not wonder why the clamp arm is loose. ^_^

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Quick question... what stands are a perfect fit for HMRs?

I probably have some action bases (dunno which type) for gunpla lying around somehere - dunno if the adapters or whatnot would fit to mount it.

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Can't wait to open everything probably after work or the weekend. Still plan on converting one into a CF VF-1J too asap.

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Quick question... what stands are a perfect fit for HMRs?

I probably have some action bases (dunno which type) for gunpla lying around somehere - dunno if the adapters or whatnot would fit to mount it.

Yeah. Usually Stage Act 5 is the best option to go. Adapter-wise, it always comes with the Valkyrie. Just plug the adapters from the Valk to the Stage Act 5 and you're good to go. ;)

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For those in the US that aren't ordering multiple items (and thus saving on shipping from the usual vendors), Amazon has some pretty competitive prices on the VF-1A CF and the TV Hikaru VF-1J:

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Dimension-Fortress-Valkyrie-production/dp/B01EURH3AI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-1&keywords=hi+metal+r

https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Macross-HI-METAL-Valkyrie-Ichijyou/dp/B01GCACKIG/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-10&keywords=hi+metal+r

They also have the cheapest Glaugs I've seen (I got mine a week ago, and love it, definitely give it a look if you're at all interested in enemy mecha):

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Macross-Guraji-die-cast-painted-action/dp/B01A6FBIYU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-4&keywords=hi+metal+r

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For those in the US that aren't ordering multiple items (and thus saving on shipping from the usual vendors), Amazon has some pretty competitive prices on the VF-1A CF and the TV Hikaru VF-1J:

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Dimension-Fortress-Valkyrie-production/dp/B01EURH3AI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-1&keywords=hi+metal+r

https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Macross-HI-METAL-Valkyrie-Ichijyou/dp/B01GCACKIG/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-10&keywords=hi+metal+r

They also have the cheapest Glaugs I've seen (I got mine a week ago, and love it, definitely give it a look if you're at all interested in enemy mecha):

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Macross-Guraji-die-cast-painted-action/dp/B01A6FBIYU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-4&keywords=hi+metal+r

Argh, that is a bit cheaper than I got the 1A for at Mykombini...Oh well, lesson learned and I'm hopefully not going to order from those guys again.

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Got my VF-1A. Was a bit trickier to transform with the head. Shoulder cover was cool. Wish it came with a stand.

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For those in the US that aren't ordering multiple items (and thus saving on shipping from the usual vendors), Amazon has some pretty competitive prices on the VF-1A CF and the TV Hikaru VF-1J:

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Dimension-Fortress-Valkyrie-production/dp/B01EURH3AI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-1&keywords=hi+metal+r

https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Macross-HI-METAL-Valkyrie-Ichijyou/dp/B01GCACKIG/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-10&keywords=hi+metal+r

They also have the cheapest Glaugs I've seen (I got mine a week ago, and love it, definitely give it a look if you're at all interested in enemy mecha):

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Macross-Guraji-die-cast-painted-action/dp/B01A6FBIYU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-4&keywords=hi+metal+r

Has anyone tried the Amazon.jp otaku thing? I keep seeing posts about it on Facebook but haven't really looked into it. Supposedly, you can shop certain Japanese sellers with reduced shipping and stuff.

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Has anyone tried the Amazon.jp otaku thing? I keep seeing posts about it on Facebook but haven't really looked into it. Supposedly, you can shop certain Japanese sellers with reduced shipping and stuff.

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I have a feeling why the clamp on this display stand doesn't need to secure the Valk. And why there's a stand on the bottom. So that you can display it like this:

At 2:12.

If they ever released it, that's how I would have displayed it - in a just released/ ready to blast off state. Be pretty awesome if they also provided some exhaust effects to go with it too.

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Got my VF-1A and VF-1J. It's nice to have a squadron in flight when paired with my VF-1S.

I was surprised that the gun handle came molded into the hands. I wish that they left them as a separate piece like on the VF-1S. It made for a much cleaner look.

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And we have a break.

One of the pegs broke on my Glaug's stand.

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Wow. That battle for the TV remote is intense.

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wow ive never seen the power armors. who made those

Those power armors are old Playmates figures from their strange EXO Squad/Robotech line in the 90's.

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wow ive never seen the power armors. who made those

Those look like the old matchbox power armors. I think Exosquad did a re-release of them in the 90s.

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Bandai hasn't made a Focker VF-1S TV version HMR yet, so there's still hope. I have the previously released Focker VF-1S Strike Valkyrie HMR, but I'd shell out for a TV version.

It'd be great if they release a TV version VF-1S with both Roy and Hikaru pilots, like how they include 2 pilots with the CF 1A. Ideally it would also include TV super parts. Then you could change out for whatever specific TV version you wanted. I'd definitely buy that.

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They need to make some new power armor for this toy line.

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Let's try not to quote massive pictures until the next page. Makes phone scrolling better.

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I didn't know there were Matchbox versions and the Playmates versions were re-releases.

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Great pics, sh9000! Love it. ;)

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Awesome! :clapping:

I think these pics still don't contain all of your HMRs!

Best Macross toyline ever!!! :lol:

Thanks. Yeah.

I'll add one more fanboy exclamation mark. Best Macross toyline ever!!!! :D

Great pics, sh9000! Love it. ;)

Thanks.

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This last series of pics by sh9000 makes me so happy. We're finally getting a complete line of Macross toys after all these years. Not models, toys. Great time to be a fan and collector!

My collection so far:

- Focker VF-1S Strike Valkyrie

- DYRL GBP Armored VF-1J

- Hikaru TV version VF-1J

- VF-1A Cannon Fodder (2)

- Glaug

- Regult (2)

- Max & Millia VF-1J (preorder)

Looking forward to:

VF-1S Focker/Hikaru TV version

VF-1D Trainer with Hikaru/Minmay

VF-1A Max TV version

VF-1A Kakizaki TV version

VF-1J Cannon Fodder

Zentran/Meltran Power Armor

Destroid Tomahawk

Zentran/Meltran characters like Britai, Kamjin, Zentran/Meltran soldiers, etc. (Please, Bandai!)

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I'm not sure if they are the best Macross toy line ever. They're the most versatile Macross toy line ever. They're at the perfect scale to allowed a wide variety of mecha of various sizes at reasonable prices.

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