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DX Chogokin YF-29 (Alto) Durandal Valkyrie - Reissue


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The link I posted for Amazon.JP now shows ¥27500 + ¥2444 DHL shipping but drops to ¥25000 + ¥2444 shipped to the US if anyone’s still looking for one. 
 

DX Chogokin Macross F - Sayonarano Tsubasa YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie (Saotome Alto Model) Full Set Pack Approx. 8.7 inches (220 mm), ABS & PVC & Die-Cast Painted Action Figure https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0897ZW6HZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oHfKFbJEFG6VZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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9 hours ago, borgified said:

That's because @crackpot exposed you for having profit sharing funds from NY to keep you from buying stuff from there at a good discount. :lol:

Seriously speaking, is NY going to majorly piss off people even more and embezzle their $$$ for illegal money laundering??    

:D:ph34r:

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10 hours ago, borgified said:

That's because @crackpot exposed you for having profit sharing funds from NY to keep you from buying stuff from there at a good discount. :lol:

 

1 hour ago, Slave IV said:

:D:ph34r:

 

Yup. It'd be like this: 

 

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Just opened mine and it looks gorgeous with the matte finish. I need to transform it and make sure there are no issues, but if it's in great shape, I'm receiving a second one today via DHL that I sell sealed here on the board.

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3 minutes ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

I'm keeping mine in fighter as well. Can't wait to place it on a Yeti!! I'll throw pics in as soon as I have a chance in the next few days.

 

Do you have the link to yeti stand's website? I think I will buy one because when I took down my Isamu 29 from it, I noticed there's a bit of paint chipped off from the stand tip (the paint chipping is underneath the metal bar that connect the cockpit with the lower body) after put it on the stand for a year. I've tried to google it but all I found is mic boom.

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Here's some pics of mine. I also had an old one on the shelf I pulled down for some comparison shots.

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Yeah, the nose-wheel on the old one will bend that far back, while the new one stops at 90-degrees.

Also the new one's head lasers won't sit in the grooves properly, tried pulling the ball-joints out a bit but no joy. Might be stuck that way, or just need a transformation.

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2 hours ago, ridgebacks said:

 

Do you have the link to yeti stand's website? I think I will buy one because when I took down my Isamu 29 from it, I noticed there's a bit of paint chipped off from the stand tip (the paint chipping is underneath the metal bar that connect the cockpit with the lower body) after put it on the stand for a year. I've tried to google it but all I found is mic boom.

The site has been down for awhile, so I’m not sure if it’s up again. I purchased mine pre-COVID.

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I looked again and @ridgebacks is using the larger pylons on it.

Is there away to coat the plastic nubs on the Flightpose pylons with clear nail polish before putting on whatever that you have for display? 

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14 minutes ago, borgified said:

I looked again and @ridgebacks is using the larger pylons on it.

Is there away to coat the plastic nubs on the Flightpose pylons with clear nail polish before putting on whatever that you have for display? 

When I use those stands, I cover the tips with tape. Only thing is it makes the tips lose a lot a friction. 

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Had a chance to open mine and transform it to Gerwalk.  Unfortunately, I have also been Bandai'd:IMG_20201021_222420.thumb.jpg.bb717115a88de96794128838511d8d5e.jpgIMG_20201021_222550.thumb.jpg.6c8cd4f3ad918fa8e55894e50ffe9a02.jpg

I have both the split left shoulder issue that the Japanese buyer had (the right shoulder has a similar issue, just not as noticeable), and the head laser issue @Sanity is Optional has.  It's a shame, too, because otherwise the toy looks great.

Neither issue completely ruins the toy (the shoulders still work fine, just look bad).  But we really should not be getting this poor of quality control at this price point.  Sigh... Bandai

 

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12 minutes ago, Grey728 said:

@HardlyNeverI'm curious if those head lasers are on ball pegs and if so, could you put them on the other side of the head and see if that corrects the issue? 

They are on ball joints.

From a direct side-by-side it looks like the ball-joint is on a shorter post from the head-lasers than it is on the first release, so they splay out wider.

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12 hours ago, OzmaLee74 said:

The link I posted for Amazon.JP now shows ¥27500 + ¥2444 DHL shipping but drops to ¥25000 + ¥2444 shipped to the US if anyone’s still looking for one. 
 

DX Chogokin Macross F - Sayonarano Tsubasa YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie (Saotome Alto Model) Full Set Pack Approx. 8.7 inches (220 mm), ABS & PVC & Die-Cast Painted Action Figure https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0897ZW6HZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oHfKFbJEFG6VZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks! :)

Made an order. Now waiting for it to arrive within 7 days

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1 hour ago, Sanity is Optional said:

They are on ball joints.

From a direct side-by-side it looks like the ball-joint is on a shorter post from the head-lasers than it is on the first release, so they splay out wider.

Mine is the same. Would seem they all are?

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Well, in my case it's easy enough to swap in the old head-lasers, and stick the new ones onto the old toy.

So I could just stick the old ones on whichever one I want to display in Fighter/Gerwalk.

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On 10/21/2020 at 8:48 AM, OzmaLee74 said:

The link I posted for Amazon.JP now shows ¥27500 + ¥2444 DHL shipping but drops to ¥25000 + ¥2444 shipped to the US if anyone’s still looking for one. 
 

DX Chogokin Macross F - Sayonarano Tsubasa YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie (Saotome Alto Model) Full Set Pack Approx. 8.7 inches (220 mm), ABS & PVC & Die-Cast Painted Action Figure https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0897ZW6HZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oHfKFbJEFG6VZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Ooooh. I'm tempted since I don't have one. Decisions. Decisions. :rolleyes:

 

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33 minutes ago, F360 said:

Around 25000

Wow, that Amazon deal is really good then. I don't want one......but at that price/deal........:p

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30 minutes ago, sqidd said:

Wow, that Amazon deal is really good then. I don't want one......but at that price/deal........:p

Got room in that display case for all three of the modes plus one extra for prosperity? ;) 

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2 minutes ago, borgified said:

Got room in that display case for all three of the modes plus one extra for prosperity? ;) 

Lucky for me I don't.:p

Tekering screwed me by posting pics of his Kakizaki about 5sec after they were released. I really liked the green when I saw it not in advertising photo's. So I took the last shelf available in my Macross cabs and made it into a DYRL/Skull Squadron shelf. And that's all she wrote. I have a little more room, but I don't have any room for wholesale changes. Part of me is relieved. I'm safe until I get a bigger house (too much sunlight in the rest of my current house to display more tpys).

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