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4 hours ago, IIymij said:

Do you guys think the VF-31A head can fit on a VF-31J body? 

I would think they're all interchangeable. The heads are fairly similarly shaped, and the toys share the same molds for the chest/back blocks that encase the head in fighter mode. The models don't remold these areas, either.

...then again, maybe the DXes have fixed/unremovable heads? Maybe they're screwed into place or something...

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The heads are on a simple ball joint and can be popped off easily. 

The issue with swapping heads is with the surrounding plates. The shape of the grooves are slightly different for each head unit. It may not be as much of an issue on the 31 as their head shapes are similar, but it was definitely an issue on the 25.

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1 hour ago, spanner said:

March 2018... :(:angry:

Bandai goes :spiteful:8P

... and we all go <_<:(:cray:

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4 hours ago, Lolicon said:

The heads are on a simple ball joint and can be popped off easily. 

The issue with swapping heads is with the surrounding plates. The shape of the grooves are slightly different for each head unit. It may not be as much of an issue on the 31 as their head shapes are similar, but it was definitely an issue on the 25.

Yep, you're right, I was wrong. I looked at the model kit runners on Dalong and they do indeed have different molds for each VF-31 variant for the areas directly fore and aft of the heads. So putting a VF-31A head on a -31J would be potentially more problematic than I thought.

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Just now, kajnrig said:

Yep, you're right, I was wrong. I looked at the model kit runners on Dalong and they do indeed have different molds for each VF-31 variant for the areas directly fore and aft of the heads. So putting a VF-31A head on a -31J would be potentially more problematic than I thought.

Actually, I was trying to do the same thing before for my extra 31J to my extra 31F. But yeah, it's those panel around the head is not matching. 

 

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1. This must be the earliest pre-order of a DX valk?
2. The most expensive 1/60 DX valk so far (listed price from bandai and not including mark-ups from retailers) turns out to be a CF :D :D

Hope this aint a beginning of a trend....

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24 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Yep, you're right, I was wrong. I looked at the model kit runners on Dalong and they do indeed have different molds for each VF-31 variant for the areas directly fore and aft of the heads. So putting a VF-31A head on a -31J would be potentially more problematic than I thought.

Well, at least battroid mode won't be an issue. :good:

15 minutes ago, seti88 said:

1. This must be the earliest pre-order of a DX valk?
2. The most expensive 1/60 DX valk so far (listed price from bandai and not including mark-ups from retailers) turns out to be a CF :D :D

Hope this aint a beginning of a trend....

Beginning of a trend? My dear boy, prices have been on the rise across the board for some time now with rising labor costs. But as a wise man remarked before: can't really begrudge all those factory workers for wanting a fair wage for their work. B))

Our demand for increasing complex and accurate toys probably isn't helping with prices. :fool:

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Actually... Does the P-Bandai listed price include tax like normal MSRP prices? If so, it's cheaper than the other VF-31s (23,760 w/tax vs 22,680), if it doesn't include tax it's base price is 1,080¥ higher.

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Wow havent been called a boy for the longest time, certainly a change from old-timer! :D Aren't we are all boys with our toys!

Back to topic, am not begrudging fair wages for workers, don't get me wrong.  The beginning trend i meant was that CF's are going to be priced higher than hero valks when it shld be logically be the other way around. ;)

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11 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Actually... Does the P-Bandai listed price include tax like normal MSRP prices? If so, it's cheaper than the other VF-31s (23,760 w/tax vs 22,680), if it doesn't include tax it's base price is 1,080¥ higher.

The other VF-31s were 21,600yen MSRP inc. tax. The base price being 20,000yen.

VF-31A's MSRP is 22,680 with tax.

 

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6 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Actually... Does the P-Bandai listed price include tax like normal MSRP prices? If so, it's cheaper than the other VF-31s (23,760 w/tax vs 22,680), if it doesn't include tax it's base price is 1,080¥ higher.

P-bandai prices are higher than regular releases being web exclusives and such.

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1 minute ago, IXTL said:

The other VF-31s were 21,600yen MSRP with tax. The base price being 20,000yen.

VF-31A's MSRP is 22,680 with tax. The price you listed is incorrect.

 

Thought the 21,600 was the MSRP without tax.

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Either way it's still worth the price of admission if it turns out as good as the other releases. Wondering if they'll do another Kairos based on another squadron? I don't know exactly- one of you can probably point it out to me, but wasn't there more than one kind of container unit? Or was the missile container a custom job without any sort of actual canon concept art?

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Yeah the higher price is due to being a web exclusive. 

I'm sure Chuck's unit will cost as much when Bandai inevitably releases it as a web exclusive too. :rolleyes:

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6 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Yeah the higher price is due to being a web exclusive. 

I'm sure Chuck's unit will cost as much when Bandai inevitably releases it as a web exclusive too. :rolleyes:

At least I can pre-order web exclusives without refresh-spamming and staying up all night.

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20 minutes ago, Shukenzero said:

 I don't know exactly- one of you can probably point it out to me, but wasn't there more than one kind of container unit? Or was the missile container a custom job without any sort of actual canon concept art?

Custom job. As for the container units, only what's shown in the master files. I don't have the book but the ones I saw was the YF-30 style, one which had 4 larger bays but 12 missiles per bay, and one with guns on both sides. Wouldn't mind that one with all guns. 

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7 minutes ago, wmkjr said:

Custom job. As for the container units, only what's shown in the master files. I don't have the book but the ones I saw was the YF-30 style, one which had 4 larger bays but 12 missiles per bay, and one with guns on both sides. Wouldn't mind that one with all guns. 

Thanks for the info! Looks like they'll add Arad's and be done with it then.I suppose they'll need to add missiles to the eventual super parts or else those CFs will look pretty bare.

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1 minute ago, locidm said:

Will the 31A back kibble be smaller due to the wing type being different? 

Nope. Only part that's changed is the outer wing piece, which folds inward anyway. 

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5 minutes ago, D' only said:

Is HLJ going to carry the VF-31A pre-order? do they carry out TWE items? 

Thank you.

They do not.

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I wonder if the A's actual supers are black or dark grey in color?

Am thinking if I shld get messers supers and try to plonk it on the A. The color would probably be matching. 

Though chucks supers with the 03 modex would fit in nicely too..

 

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8 minutes ago, chyll2 said:

Kind of Jealous for people being able to order the 31A for 170USD at ebay

WHere :(

 

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58 minutes ago, chyll2 said:

Kind of Jealous for people being able to order the 31A for 170USD at ebay

Yeah lol that was the only thing I spotted on eBay that I considered buying with the 20% off promo. Almost got another but I have too many already :lol:

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1 hour ago, chyll2 said:

Kind of Jealous for people being able to order the 31A for 170USD at ebay

no such thing:p i think it was 230 after shipping,

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Correct, I picked up a vf31-c for 170.00 shipped from eBay using the 20% off coupon from comic con. Took about 42 bucks off

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The thing I have learn from all this Kairos Valk Bandai exclusive thing is that now I know when the VF-31j Hayate kai is available(after the event) in the Tamashi store, it will be also available in lots of other stores to get, already have an idea how much it will cost so I already start saving, well kinda :D.

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29 minutes ago, Alex GS said:

The thing I have learn from all this Kairos Valk Bandai exclusive thing is that now I know when the VF-31j Hayate kai is available(after the event) in the Tamashi store, it will be also available in lots of other stores to get, already have an idea how much it will cost so I already start saving, well kinda :D.

Don't be fooled. The VF-31J Kai will not be a regular Tamashii Webshop exclusive like the Kairos. The Kai will be available through the webstore via a lottery sale. Tamashii members will have to be selected by lottery in order to be able to buy the figure.

It will likely not be as readily available and the price will be higher than what is being offered for the Kairos.

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9 hours ago, seti88 said:

Wow havent been called a boy for the longest time, certainly a change from old-timer! :D Aren't we are all boys with our toys!

Back to topic, am not begrudging fair wages for workers, don't get me wrong.  The beginning trend i meant was that CF's are going to be priced higher than hero valks when it shld be logically be the other way around. ;)

Maybe thats cos CFs are released at a fixed quantity for the fear of overstocking while hero valks are released in masses. 

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it feel like Bandai force us to buy more their model kit rather then dx toys made me lost interest all limit exclusive high price, yeah almost complete the 1/72 VF-31 delta platoon just left 1/72 VF-31E,  when will Bandai do 1/72 VF-31E ?

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I don't even care to look at the Kai.  I can't buy one.  Displaying it means nothing to me.

It's too bad the Kairos is a web exclusive.  I feel like once the three I've ordered arrive I'll probably want at least a fourth.  It'll be harder to get after the fact.

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