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Hey folks,

Could someone answer a few questions regarding this announcement:

- What's "Kai version" ? (something like "Premiun Finish" or "Extra detailed" ?)

- Is this a reissue? Can we expect the other VF-31 to receive this treatment?

Thanks!

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24 minutes ago, Arkham said:

Hey folks,

Could someone answer a few questions regarding this announcement:

- What's "Kai version" ? (something like "Premiun Finish" or "Extra detailed" ?)

- Is this a reissue? Can we expect the other VF-31 to receive this treatment?

Thanks!

It is a color variant of Hayates regular VF-31J that he used in the final version of Macross Delta. The difference are a unicorn knight logo on the back and added black highlights which were blue on the regular VF-31J. It also comes with two pair of reaction missiles for the forearm shields he also used in the final episode. They seem to be exclusive for this set.

There probably won't be other Siegfrieds who get the same treatment since this is the only Kai variant shown on screen (or that I know of).

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1 hour ago, Scyla said:

It is a color variant of Hayates regular VF-31J that he used in the final version of Macross Delta. The difference are a unicorn knight logo on the back and added black highlights which were blue on the regular VF-31J. It also comes with two pair of reaction missiles for the forearm shields he also used in the final episode. They seem to be exclusive for this set.

There probably won't be other Siegfrieds who get the same treatment since this is the only Kai variant shown on screen (or that I know of).

And red. Don't forget the red, near the nose and on the shoulders.

Definitely no supers included?

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Is there a "canon" name for the Kai variant? The Deculture kit refers to it as the VF-31J/C Siegfried, whereas this toy release refers to it as the VF-31J("Kai" kanji") Siegfried.

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Well my Kai has already shipped but won't be here until the 14th.

Edited by Mommar

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2 hours ago, MikeRoz said:

And red. Don't forget the red, near the nose and on the shoulders.

Definitely no supers included?

You meant the red stripes behind the cockpit on to the head? The red stripes on the shoulders was there already on the regular 31J. The only thing that changes on the shoulder was the grey paint background behind the Δ05 which is now black in Kai.

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1 hour ago, kajnrig said:

Is there a "canon" name for the Kai variant? The Deculture kit refers to it as the VF-31J/C Siegfried, whereas this toy release refers to it as the VF-31J("Kai" kanji") Siegfried.

The C on 31J/C means 'Custom'. Custom/-ized (modified/altered/refitted/upgraded) is one of the english counterpart for the kanji 'Kai'.

 

Edited by no3Ljm

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4 hours ago, MikeRoz said:

And red. Don't forget the red, near the nose and on the shoulders.

Definitely no supers included?

And the teeny tiny specks on the tailfins.

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5 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

The C on 31J/C means 'Custom'. Custom/-ized (modified/altered/refitted/upgraded) is one of the english counterpart for the kanji 'Kai'.

Yeah, I figured that, it just gets to me that they didn't use the same name for both. Same with the "VF-19ADVANCE"/"VF-19 Advanced"/"VF-19EF/A" thing.

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The VF-31J Kai was actually listed on Mandarake not too long ago and was snapped up very quickly. That's what happens when a limited release item is released to the general public.

You can see the posting there as its actually listed.

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First look at the Armor pack for the Arad's Siegfried via the visual for the upcoming Delta movie

 

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Edited by IXTL

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Hard to imagine this armor pack being able to transform with the valk in all 3 modes but I'd be happy to be wrong.

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the more I look at it, the more I think 'yeah, that can work in all three modes' although it's going to look like a monstrosity in fighter mode.

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Nice find. That could explain why Arad's 31 was delayed so far. Just to make sure the armored pack fits the mold

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Looks like Arad's unit isn't far behind. Hopefully we will see it sooner rather than later. Armoured looks great from the silhouette. Can't get enough of those.

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Armored arad? Is it true? Nice find!  :clapping:

Those boxy missile packs look intimidating! Good indication for a configuration for missile back pods instead of charger packs.

The left side looks like a BFG attachment to a shield instead of it being hand held which is interesting in itself.

Glad we got a chance to have an armored version!!

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Interesting. It's like a VF-31S Kai. Looks like the Missile packs swivel on the boosters. I wonder if the BFG takes the Pod's place or maybe there's another attachment that goes there. Could be here isn't anything there as the leg armor makes it more bulky. Also the head unit has that VF-27ish ears.

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Looking closer at it, the left hand gun seems to have a very long barrel reminiscent of a gatling. 

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Channeling the stampede perhaps?

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or was there a 1992 LD poster too?

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Edited by seti88

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At least with this armor we can be sure the release of the 31s and a reason to watch the movie as far as I can see a military approach because seems weaponry heavy

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Armored 31S Arad Custom! Boom! My prayers have been answered! And look at all those super pack equipped valks! :wub:

Looks like this is going to be the usual re-telling of the series ala DYRL. I hope they'll tweak the story so that it'll be more engaging this time around. 

But I'm already sold on that Armored 31S! The armored pack and the inevitable blu-ray release of the movie are going to be instabuys for me!

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My speculation they were witholding Arad, maybe Chuck, because of the movie appears to be true.

Armor looks interesting.  Hopefully the story is patched up as well.

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Are those missile packs on the booster units the ones from the VF-171 Armor Pack? I hope they open this time!

Edited by Scyla

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24297242_1770405246338135_4428745198551607533_o.jpg.496e9b392c69d0e5be3277b4f4567715.jpgThat's a screenshot from the trailer. The packs over the shoulders; does that look like the wing packs to anyone else? At first I thought maybe it was the rear pack folded into halves, but now I think its the rear wings up horizontally somehow? 

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17 minutes ago, Scream Man said:

24297242_1770405246338135_4428745198551607533_o.jpg.496e9b392c69d0e5be3277b4f4567715.jpgThat's a screenshot from the trailer. The packs over the shoulders; does that look like the wing packs to anyone else? At first I thought maybe it was the rear pack folded into halves, but now I think its the rear wings up horizontally somehow? 

It certainly looks like missiles coming out of the boosters on the wings. It also looks like it's still got the standard weapons pod with the gun on top.

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Even though I'm debating in either getting the VF-31C or the SV-262, I like this version (VF-31J Kei) more compared with the previous release as Hayate did pay tribute to Messier after his death (with a slight alteration with the Reaper logo and added black stripes to his valk), just like Hikaru did when Roy died in DYRL.

Edited by borgified

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30 minutes ago, borgified said:

Even though I'm debating in either getting the VF-31C or the SV-262, I like this version (VF-31J Kei) more compared with the previous release as Hayate did pay tribute to Messier after his death (with a slight alteration with the Reaper logo and added black stripes to his valk), just like Hikaru did when Roy died in DYRL.

Not much related to the 31, just wanted to say nice Avatar. :D

 

Comments related to the 31, I'm excited to see the new Armor parts. Because Armor makes just about every Valkyrie better.

-b.

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1 hour ago, Scream Man said:

24297242_1770405246338135_4428745198551607533_o.jpg.496e9b392c69d0e5be3277b4f4567715.jpgThat's a screenshot from the trailer. The packs over the shoulders; does that look like the wing packs to anyone else? At first I thought maybe it was the rear pack folded into halves, but now I think its the rear wings up horizontally somehow? 

Pretty sure those are the standard Super Parts’ wing boosters in a horizontal position. Probably just unfolded the wing backpack to bring them to bear. Still, that one image there has just added 6.3% more dakka to the entire Delta franchise than we had before. Praise Jeebus!

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10 hours ago, IXTL said:

First look at the Armor pack for the Arad's Siegfried via the visual for the upcoming Delta movie

 

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And Mirage and Hayate doesn't even get a face shot in the poster!

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