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Thought this should probably have it's own thread. It was originally reported in the Megazone 23 thread, but it seemed like it would be harder to track updates and to keep the topic specifically about the incoming Arcadia toy.

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I will get this if it looks like it will be better than the past attempts I have seen. The one thing that scared me off of these toys in the past is how the wheels are supported when in Maneuver slave mode. Hopefully they find a way to make it sturdy and durable in that mode. I do love the fact that T-rex was involved in making this.

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I never got the Yamato version because I got not room, Glad they are doing a newer version that is smaller. :)

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I Agree on the big scale of the old toy, but it was too fragile for me to even pursue. I was not collecting when the Yamato was originally released but saw some pics. Luckily it was well documented and reviewed by the time I found it.

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I still haven't seen this anime. But I hope it means that more transforming bikes are in the works.

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How big were the 1/15 from Yamato before? Any idea how big will be this new 1/24 Garland? Sorry for my questions. Didn't have any Garlands figure before. Thanks. :)

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I found these measurements online so I can't swear by them:

Dimensions: maneuver slave mode: overall height 3.85 meters; maneuver craft mode: overall height 0.94 meters, overall length 3.96 meters, overall width 1.35 meters

You can do the math from there to calculate how big any toy should be in whatever scale you like and it ought to get you pretty close.

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1/24 is smaller. The 1/15 was comparable to the 1/48 VF-1 in height. Not exact but it was nice to display next to each other. A 1/24 Garland is pretty close to a 6" action figure.

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Thanks Jenius and Exo. So 1/24 is kinda small. Hmmm... have to wait now what scale is the one that's coming from Fewture. I kinda like the 1/15 scale so that it will be displayed better with the 1/60 Valks. ;)

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Might buy one. I have the old yamato version. It was a cool toy but the rider could barely fit into the cockpit.

Will there ever be an attempt to do the ride armor in mospeada if these sell well?

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Will there ever be an attempt to do the ride armor in mospeada if these sell well?

We can only hope. But most likely not.

At 1/24 scale, Arcadia's Garland will be in scale with Yamato's Patlabor Ingrams and with countless die cast collectible cars.

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So is Mr. K relinquishing title of Macross Head Designer to work on the Garland? Not sure of my translation, but there's chatter on his Twitter.

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It'll probably end up being $200+

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Curious to see how it turns out - should be fairly affordable . . .

depends on how you define Fair though :p

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Wished they kept the 1/15 scale, but I'm still excited with this announcement.

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Depends on the size I think. Smaller is cheaper and they probably know that.

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Wow I was just thinking the other day what a shame that there probably wont be a garland released ever. Didn't think these were a big seller.Awesome but id rather see arcadia tackle mospeada.

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I hope the sales warrant the line surviving long enough to make the Hargun and the GR-2 green military hover Garlands from Part II.

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If they went to Votoms next, I think I would be in.. Maybe they could try to make the Patlabor Ingram toys again? Anything besides the creepy dolls :lol:

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Looking forward to this one, especially considering that it will be in scale with the 1/24 Ingrams and command car.

I'm a bit disappointed Arcadia didn't keep up with the 1/15 scale though, as it could have meant they were willing to reboot their Aramaki bike designs line which stopped halfway after the Garland and Knight Sabers and skipped the Mospeada and Viper's Creed variable motorbikes

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Ooh maybe they could do 1/24 action figures and create a whole line of 1/24 toys (Patlabor, Megazone, Votoms).

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Votoms next?

Somebody has to pick it up eventually.

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So has anyone here actually seen the anime? these have always been cool mecha but i don't like spending money on stuff i don't have that much attachment to. 1/24 toys of Patlabor, Megazone, Votoms would be cool. inter universe play is nice.

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I've only seen Megazone 23 once, and quite honestly, I vaguely remember it. I do like the Garland designs, though, so I hope this turns out better than the Yamato, which I never got. From all the criticisms I've read, probably a good thing. The Yamato guys who stayed with Arcadia have gained quite a bit more experience since then, and hopefully it'll be fully evident with this design. I hope so, b/c I'd like to have one. The Proto-Garland even more.

I also hope they'll revisit the Moto-Slave, as I love how it looks. I also passed on Yamato's version.

I guess I'm a rare breed, as I require no attachment to a series or movie to like and purchase mecha toys if I like the designs. To me, a cool toy has its own value apart from the media.

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So has anyone here actually seen the anime? these have always been cool mecha but i don't like spending money on stuff i don't have that much attachment to. 1/24 toys of Patlabor, Megazone, Votoms would be cool. inter universe play is nice.

It's one of my favorite 80's OVAS. I'd buy all the transformable bikes from Megazone 23.

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Megazone 23 is a classic. I loved part 1 and 2, and enjoyed 3 even though it had some serious issues.

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I remember when it was first released, there was fan speculation that Megazone was linked to Macross. Now we can see that was clearly not the case.

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I remember when it was first released, there was fan speculation that Megazone was linked to Macross. Now we can see that was clearly not the case.

Carl Macek would've begged to differ.

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At 1/24 scale and made of diecast, I think this is going to be only in robot mode. It also doesn't say "kanzen henkei" (perfect transformation) anywhere.

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