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To be honest, their pink valks have got me completely out of valk collecting since the VF-1J GBP came out a few years ago.  Especially bumbed since I sold my original Yamato VF-1J thinking I was getting an upgrade. 

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7 minutes ago, arbit said:

To be honest, their pink valks have got me completely out of valk collecting since the VF-1J GBP came out a few years ago.

The new VF-1J (w/GBP) doesn't look pink to me at all...

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...but it's definitely a brighter white than my Yamato versions (which are closer to ivory).

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I think the Yammie 1:60 had more tempo, though.  <_<

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15 minutes ago, tekering said:

The new VF-1J (w/GBP) doesn't look pink to me at all...

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...but it's definitely a brighter white than my Yamato versions (which are closer to ivory).

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I think the Yammie 1:60 had more tempo, though.  <_<

I'm not seeing the pink either. I like that bright white.

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This is an untouched photo. I don't think there is any doubt that it is not a pure white. The only argument might be whether it is more pink or purple. While under normal viewing conditions it isn't this bad it becomes much more pronounced in the recessed shadows under bright lights.

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15 minutes ago, tekering said:

Fascinating!  I'll have to try reproducing that effect.  :blink:

Is that the latest release?

Yes. I had completely forgotten about this issue with their first release and was sadly reminded when I opened it up. 

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1 hour ago, Boobytrap said:

This is an untouched photo. I don't think there is any doubt that it is not a pure white. The only argument might be whether it is more pink or purple. While under normal viewing conditions it isn't this bad it becomes much more pronounced in the recessed shadows under bright lights.

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Interesting. Is it just the 1J that has it this bad? I went back and looked through some old Arcadia pics and nothing I have is that pronounced, and they definitely don't exhibit any of that pinkish hue in person.

Here's my Arcadia 1S. I turned down the exposure because the white was ridiculously blinding. Some purplish hue is visible in the recessed areas. It's reminiscent of the purplish hue that I remember from Bandai's Frontier model kits. But it's nothing like the 1J above. Pic was taken with my DSLR under some super bright LED lights.

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I have not noticed this issue with any other Arcadia valk I own. My PF VF-0S is a nice white. At most, like you mentioned, my VF-1S Roy and VF-1S Hikaru have an ever so slight purple but you really have to strain to see it. It confounds me why they couldn't have used any of those versions of white plastic and insisted on going back to this one. 

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Could someone put it next to something known white, like... I dunno printer papert or something, and then adjust white balance and take photos so we can put this pink white thing to bed?

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Ok, so after doing some side-by-side comparisons, it does appear the 1J has a small amount of red in the white.

These images are not retouched, under 400Watt equivalent of Daylight LEDs, no other lighting. "Camera" is a Samsung Galaxy S9 on default settings,

DX VF-1J, Hi-Metal VF-1S, Arcadia VF-1J, and the Three Zero Ingram (since it's the whitest thing on my shelves)

Bookshelves are Ikea Billy, which are pretty neutral white. Also some printer paper from Costco.

The color difference is much more noticeable when compared to the grayish Bandai offerings or the Ingram than when the Arcadia is by itself.

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I’m not convinced. I think you need to take pics of the vf-1 in battroid mode standing next to the Patlabor. Front. Back. Side pics. Maybe just remove the VF-1 entirely and show more pics of the patlabor and I might change my mind. 

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It shouldn't matter too much, unless you want to display it naked next to another white Valk.

Mine's currently sitting in front of my SDF-1 with Armor on, so all is good.

As an aside, posing this made me really appreciate how much better the DX poses. The heavy GBP was probably not going any favors though.

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Holy cow the 1J looks so pink in you guys' pics. Made me go pull the GBP off mine to compare.

Here's three "generations" of the 1J. From left to right: first release Yamato 1J with rainbow canopy, 30th anniversary Yamato reissue, and first Arcadia GBP release with grey visor. Can't get anywhere near that level of pink.

You can tell the white has faded a lot on the 12 year old Yamato on the left. Used my Pixel 3 camera because phone cameras tend to exaggerate color differences more, IMO.

On the Arcadia I have to put it under a bright light and look real hard to make out any kind of pink/purple hue. On a side note, it does have UN SPACY tampo printed on the legs. What a strange thing to suddenly start omitting on the latest reissue.

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I think, the best comparison would be comparing the Arcadia grey goggles VF-1J with the Arcadia white goggles VF-1J. Anyone has them both?

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13 hours ago, Bub said:

I think, the best comparison would be comparing the Arcadia grey goggles VF-1J with the Arcadia white goggles VF-1J. Anyone has them both?

Here's a trick for those don't have the OG Arcadia VF-1 with GBP....

Take a snapshot of the Arcadia v.1 GBP unit on Rocket Punch Army's review and fuse it with the Arcadia v.2 GBP to make the comparisons. 

C'est nes pas difficle mes ami(es). 

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