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1 hour ago, Grey728 said:

Does the VF-30 Chronos count? I think it shares the same mold as the VF-31 (replacing the back laser for... something else) and wing extension of a 31A. And that color scheme.. damn...

No, it wasn't included in my question for I don't quite like its battroid mode, but I agree with you its colour scheme is just gorgeous...

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Just now, Reïvaj said:

No, it wasn't included in my question for I don't quite like its battroid mode, but I agree with you its colour scheme is just gorgeous...

For me, the 31A fixes most of the glaring deficiencies with the YF-30, the biggest being the nonsense tail mounts.  Sadly, the 31 series ditched the streamlined weapons pod mount and sensible landing gear, both of which will never fail to bug me something awful. :p 

I would gladly eat up a pile of 31As in the YF-30 scheme though.

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13 minutes ago, Reïvaj said:

So considering the S is twice the second for you Noel that one is overall the nicest?

You know what, I didn't notice that. But I guess you're right. I like the S that much. ^_^

 

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2 hours ago, mickyg said:

It's not as precise as I'd like (caliper is at home) but here's what I got with a ruler.

VF-31A Wingtip.jpg

Thanks. Much appreciated!

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50 minutes ago, Chronocidal said:

I would gladly eat up a pile of 31As in the YF-30 scheme though.

Ohhhh, that'd be so cool!!!

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50 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

You know what, I didn't notice that. But I guess you're right. I like the S that much. ^_^

 

LOL! And that skull... I hope Bandai release that Kairos with the skull from the movie...

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2 hours ago, Grey728 said:

Does the VF-30 Chronos count? I think it shares the same mold as the VF-31 (replacing the back laser for... something else) and wing extension of a 31A. And that color scheme.. damn...

The YF-30 is an entirely different mold.  It shares 95% of the same transformation as the VF-31 but they aren’t the same at all.

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Does anyone have any pictures of a VF-31 + supers (and without wing boosters) + lil drakens attached to the end wings, in fighter mode?

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2 minutes ago, funkymonkeyjavajunky said:

How is that NY is still taking preorders for the 31E when every other business stopped weeks ago? 

Probably because they jacked their prices up to limit demand.

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Not to mention this is the first time NY demand payment upfront after relisting a regular PO item with a markup.

 

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The 31E is still available for pre-order in the big chain stores in Japan like Bic Camera and Yodabashi. probably NY has some on reserve at these locations, which explains the prepaid and markup.

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3 minutes ago, Darth Mingus said:

The 31E is still available for pre-order in the big chain stores in Japan like Bic Camera and Yodabashi. probably NY has some on reserve at these locations, which explains the prepaid and markup.

I checked those sites shortly after PO and they say reservations closed. Do you have to go to a store to place a PO?

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I saw the pre-order available in-store in akihabara location of Bic camera and in-store at yodabashi in Shinjuku east.

8 minutes ago, spacemanoeuvres said:

I checked those sites shortly after PO and they say reservations closed. Do you have to go to a store to place a PO?

 

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Apologies if this has already been asked, but is there a pre-order date for the vf-31S armor/super parts?

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Why could they release more 31a...i could cancel my order of chuck and prob get it for cheaper afterwards...sigh

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38 minutes ago, Numbninja said:

Why could they release more 31a...i could cancel my order of chuck and prob get it for cheaper afterwards...sigh

If you cancel Chuck and get the Karios now, there's no guarantee that you can get Chuck's 31e later at a cheaper price.

Most likely that Chuck's will increase later on due to uniqueness of a foldable randome and hidden in valk mode while the other RVF valks have it exposed. 

It's a gamble that we all take.. Get it now while you can afford it, or get reemed and pay at a crazy price later on. If the price drops and you have the valk at hand, concider yourself thankful and not scrambling at the at last minute when you missed the opportunity. 

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16 hours ago, seti88 said:

Does anyone have any pictures of a VF-31 + supers (and without wing boosters) + lil drakens attached to the end wings, in fighter mode?

I took a few in fighter mode.  Doesn’t look radically different.  I didn't have the clip available to put the reaction warheads on though.

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Has anyone tried to disassemble a DX VF-31 before? Is it even possible to do so? It looks like the entire thing is glued together rather than the good old fashion screws. I'm trying to disassemble the nose section but couldn't find a single screw!

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Bandai seems to use more and more superglue with every new DX mold.  I think by the time we hit the VF-40 or so, it'll be ALL super-glue, no screws. 

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3 hours ago, borgified said:

If you cancel Chuck and get the Karios now, there's no guarantee that you can get Chuck's 31e later at a cheaper price.

Most likely that Chuck's will increase later on due to uniqueness of a foldable randome and hidden in valk mode while the other RVF valks have it exposed. 

It's a gamble that we all take.. Get it now while you can afford it, or get reemed and pay at a crazy price later on. If the price drops and you have the valk at hand, concider yourself thankful and not scrambling at the at last minute when you missed the opportunity. 

yea...i didn't take that into consideration...i was kinda going with the fact that 31j  can be found below msrp...the foldable randome will impact it somewhat.

but the demand for kairos is so high, it doesn't make sense tho

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2 hours ago, Firefox said:

Has anyone tried to disassemble a DX VF-31 before? Is it even possible to do so? It looks like the entire thing is glued together rather than the good old fashion screws. I'm trying to disassemble the nose section but couldn't find a single screw!

I have. It's pretty much impossible to take apart more than a few sections without breaking it.

Everything is either superglued together, or screwed in and then superglued over. Bandai really doesn't want you f***ing around with the insides of their toys.

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1 hour ago, Numbninja said:

yea...i didn't take that into consideration...i was kinda going with the fact that 31j  can be found below msrp...the foldable randome will impact it somewhat.

but the demand for kairos is so high, it doesn't make sense tho

The karios had a military like scheme and for some reason a supply of it was unusually reduced even though it was a TWE item and there should have been enough of them for everyone, orders were cancelled or delayed and there was a mad scramble after that

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12 hours ago, Lolicon said:

I have. It's pretty much impossible to take apart more than a few sections without breaking it.

Everything is either superglued together, or screwed in and then superglued over. Bandai really doesn't want you f***ing around with the insides of their toys.

It's probably because they know if you open up anything they designed, you're going to be assaulted by a barrage of tiny plastic inserts filling all the internal gaps, get one of them lodged in your eye, and sue them for hazardous toy design. :p  (Seriously.  If you ever work one of Bandai's valks open, put down a drop cloth, and consider safety glasses.  The parts go everywhere.)

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2 minutes ago, Chronocidal said:

It's probably because they know if you open up anything they designed, you're going to be assaulted by a barrage of tiny plastic inserts filling all the internal gaps, get one of them lodged in your eye, and sue them for hazardous toy design. :p  (Seriously.  If you ever work one of Bandai's valks open, put down a drop cloth, and consider safety glasses.  The parts go everywhere.)

Isn't easier to take apart a valk inside a photo tent if you have one (that is)? Plus another tip.. Never a carpet floor either as you're going to be looking for days if a part goes flying and it's buried within the carpet weaves.

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I'm doing some mod on the 31J. Some parts has so much glue that the parts are fused together as one. I guess glue is cheaper than screw.

The DX is more like a toughened model than toy 

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19 hours ago, Mommar said:

I took a few in fighter mode.  Doesn’t look radically different.  I didn't have the clip available to put the reaction warheads on though.

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Thanks for the pics mommar! On first glance yeah not that much of a difference. 

Looking at it longer tho, I think the bulkiness matches the lil drakens well. With added reaction missiles or the 19 missiles, this would definitely look fully decked out.

Might bite on any 3D printed clips, since I already have the lil drakens..

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2 hours ago, Firefox said:

I'm doing some mod on the 31J. Some parts has so much glue that the parts are fused together as one. I guess glue is cheaper than screw.

The DX is more like a toughened model than toy 

It’s kind of the best of both worlds..

As long as it’s not broke and don’t need fixin..

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On 2/13/2019 at 3:40 PM, mcfly50 said:

I’ve ordered other stuff from here and never had an issue. Never valks though. 

https://www.play-asia.com/dx-chogokin-macross-delta-vf-31e-siegfried-chuck-mustang-custom/13/70cjjd

I had placed a pre-order for Chuck and they charged my PayPal immediately.  They informed me that when paying with pay pal they take payment upfront.  I was able to get a refund but I'm debating whether to throw a cc on there as I've heard PA likes to over sell POs.  

Not sure how long I have before they cancel the order but seeing they still have it open on the site I'm inclined to let it cancel.  I have a feeling they aren't going to be able to fill all the orders when everyone else had closed POs.

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