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1 hour ago, seti88 said:

Give me more HMR stands first. I am ok for waiting on HMR mecha at the moment to let my wallet breathe...

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Is that blue stand a bandai trident stand?

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1 hour ago, seti88 said:

Give me more HMR stands first. I am ok for waiting on HMR mecha at the moment to let my wallet breathe...

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 Very cool! I’m hoping the launch arm and Zentradi hull stands are going to be our reality this year.

 

1 hour ago, ScrambledValkyrie said:

While I know what I’d like to see as the next Macross HMR, I’d be happy with any announcement at all, to know that the line is alive and well. 

It looks to be alive and thriving. I wouldn’t be surprised to see another release come out of nowhere.

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2 hours ago, Ignacio Ocamica said:

I'm with you, but at this moment I want the damn Tomahawk, the Phalanx and enemy mecha, Nousjadeul Ger and Queadluun Rau please.

Yeah more cannon fodder stuff would be fantastic, and agreed, we need male and female Zen armor.

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2 hours ago, Rogueload said:

Is that blue stand a bandai trident stand?

Yes, that’s the most straightforward reuse. Just slap on a macross kite on a blue stand. Others tho, not so much..

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Trident stand can hold 5 Valks btw. You can use two of the stage 5 arms on the two front holes on the base as well :D

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There should be another hole somewhere at the front because I’ve put 6 Valks on the Trident stand before.

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4 hours ago, seti88 said:

Give me more HMR stands first. I am ok for waiting on HMR mecha at the moment to let my wallet breathe...

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Is that image of minmay available anywhere?  Tried to look for it but couldn't find it.

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I wonder why Hi-Metal R has been the only Macross line to offer enemy units? Do Japanese collectors not like enemies alongside their hero characters? I'm glad we're finally getting them. It's just very odd that it's taken this long.

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Technically Yamato made the Queadluun, though not sure if the Max/Miria pair count as "enemy" or not.

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7 minutes ago, Drad said:

I wonder why Hi-Metal R has been the only Macross line to offer enemy units? Do Japanese collectors not like enemies alongside their hero characters? I'm glad we're finally getting them. It's just very odd that it's taken this long.

Correct, collectors in general, do not appreciate enemy mecha as much as the heroes. Even the SV-262, which is a particularly cool enemy mecha that transforms, sold like a poop in a box (though unkind reviews didn't help). For manufacturers it's a lose/lose: no cheap repaints to pad production costs and low sales volumes. 

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That's kind of a bummer. I don't have loads of disposable income, but I was stoked to snag two Regults and a Glaug. Need my enemy squad.

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1 hour ago, Ridden001 said:

HMR is so damn cool.  

 

 

Agreed!

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I would like all the VF-0 variants and all the VF-25 variants, plus a VF-27. Don’t even need super/armor packs, but maybe some ordinance on wing hard points.

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I’d take everything from Macross Zero which wouldn’t be too many to release.  A Destroid Cheyenne would be lovely and a retooled Monster would be cool.

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9 hours ago, Duymon said:

Trident stand can hold 5 Valks btw. You can use two of the stage 5 arms on the two front holes on the base as well :D

 

9 hours ago, sh9000 said:

There should be another hole somewhere at the front because I’ve put 6 Valks on the Trident stand before.

sh9000 is right. You can put 6 HMR valks in the Trident stand.

Three on the back and three in the front (the attachment for the connectors are at each of the nubs in the center).

 

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52 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

HMR VF-0D in correct shade of blue?

Yes please. 

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I like so macross designs much and I’ve probably already mentioned that I want them to finish all the og and dyrl designs as well as plus. But as far as zero I like the vf0’s and the restrooms. It would be nice to see some more armored units like the vf11 or vf0.

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9 hours ago, Drad said:

I wonder why Hi-Metal R has been the only Macross line to offer enemy units? Do Japanese collectors not like enemies alongside their hero characters? I'm glad we're finally getting them. It's just very odd that it's taken this long.

Imagine 1:60 scale Monsters, Regults, Glaugs, etc.  We would like them, but where would you put them?  Lack of display space becomes a major issue.  HMR offers a reasonable size for these things.

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I've come to appreciate the quick and intuitive transformation of the HMRs once again, as I box them up for transport.

Boxed several HMRs in the time it took to get a single Arcadia VF-1 from B to F and back in it's box.

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3 hours ago, DewPoint said:

Imagine 1:60 scale Monsters, Regults, Glaugs, etc.  We would like them, but where would you put them?  Lack of display space becomes a major issue.  HMR offers a reasonable size for these things.

I love my 1/60 Regult :lol:

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3 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

I've come to appreciate the quick and intuitive transformation of the HMRs once again, as I box them up for transport.

Boxed several HMRs in the time it took to get a single Arcadia VF-1 from B to F and back in it's box.

It takes me longer to transform the HMR VF-1 because I have to dig through my drawers to find the canopy. :p Also have to swap hands as the transformation hands are awful. 

Seriously, aside from the the arm slider, the transformation is identical... 

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4 hours ago, Big s said:

But as far as zero I like the vf0’s and the restrooms.

Oh, I love the restrooms in Macross Zero!  :wub:

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It's been two months but I still love my VF-4 Lightning.

The right side kite tampo has a big rub on it from transforming, though, and that bums me out.

Now I'm tempted to get Hikaru's other rides...I didn't like DYRL as much as the TV show, so I'd want the TV H-MR of Hikaru and Fokker's planes.  were they released in HM-R or only the original Hi Metal Revival from 2010 or so?

Also, I don't like the one that looks dark grey.   What do you guys think of that one....too grey, no?

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11 minutes ago, onnasake said:

It's been two months but I still love my VF-4 Lightning.

The right side kite tampo has a big rub on it from transforming, though, and that bums me out.

Now I'm tempted to get Hikaru's other rides...I didn't like DYRL as much as the TV show, so I'd want the TV H-MR of Hikaru and Fokker's planes.  were they released in HM-R or only the original Hi Metal Revival from 2010 or so?

Also, I don't like the one that looks dark grey.   What do you guys think of that one....too grey, no?

Hikaru's VF-1J was released as part of his original Hi-Metal line, and also as part of HMR. 

I don't like those grey versions. Valks are supposed to be white. Period. 

NY has Hikaru's in stock:

http://www.nippon-yasan.com/17291-hi-metal-r-vf-1j-valkyrie-ichijou-hikaru-custom.html

The price is a bit high, though 

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51 minutes ago, onnasake said:

Also, I don't like the one that looks dark grey.   What do you guys think of that one....too grey, no?

Are you asking about the Messer 35th Anniversary livery?

It isn't horrible; however, as a fantasy scheme with Macross Delta elements it was a miss for me. Also, back when it was announced, I was hoping that Bandai would give us either a Roy TV VF-1S or Max DYRL VF-1S custom so that added to my disappointment.

To give context, I ignored Messer's HM-R 1S for a while but eventually picked it up when it went on sale. I will say that it looks better in hand than in the promotional photographs, but aside from the unique paint details and tinted cockpit it's a very basic release. I kind of wish Bandai and/or Arcadia would do something a little more inspired with the special Anniversary Valkyries.

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1 hour ago, Convectuoso said:

Hikaru's VF-1J was released as part of his original Hi-Metal line, and also as part of HMR. 

I don't like those grey versions. Valks are supposed to be white. Period. 

NY has Hikaru's in stock:

http://www.nippon-yasan.com/17291-hi-metal-r-vf-1j-valkyrie-ichijou-hikaru-custom.html

The price is a bit high, though 

I also agree that the colour of the Hi-metal R VF-1S is too grey.

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This is an old pic taken at night but shows the size difference between the 1/100 HMR Regult, and the 1/60 Yamato Regult. Bandai should finish the remaining HMR Destroids and start with more enemy units ASAP.

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36 minutes ago, Ignacio Ocamica said:

This is an old pic taken at night but shows the size difference between the 1/100 HMR Regult, and the 1/60 Yamato Regult. Bandai should finish the remaining HMR Destroids and start with more enemy units ASAP.

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Are the joint giving out on the Regult?

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45 minutes ago, Ignacio Ocamica said:

This is an old pic taken at night but shows the size difference between the 1/100 HMR Regult, and the 1/60 Yamato Regult. Bandai should finish the remaining HMR Destroids and start with more enemy units ASAP.

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OMG

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On 5/9/2019 at 12:09 AM, treatment said:

Don't you have the regular Hikaru-1J or CF-1A to swap stand-adapters to try with your VT-1?

I've never tried it that way, tho...

I need to find my 1J Hi Metal [not R]

I can't recall if it came with adaptors for the stand. I hope it does. I need to find my 1J anyway, I have enough stands for them now. Also, I got a super Max J from @kkx, and a possible VF-4 from @sh9000. I think that is enough HMR for me. Unless they release the TV Max, TV Kakizake, or the Tomahawk, then i'd go bat shiz-crazy! Bandai, are you listening?

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