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thanks, but i'm not paying those prices.

i do have 5 already from when the POs came out, but wanted a few more for customs.

i really thought they were going to release 2-mode sets down the line so held off buying more then.

wrong call <slaps forehead> 

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On 3/2/2017 at 0:08 PM, Duymon said:

Dude I would go SAL on everything if I could.. but nooooo... too many people "losing" packages via SAL on big-ticket items made HLJ adopt an EMS / Fedex only policy on big ticket items :0

Not sure why you have quotations around "losing". Do you think lost packages are only metaphorical? :p

If you have never lost a SAL package, then good for you. However, the world doesn't revolve around you alone, and packages do get lost. Last year goddamn USPS lost not one, not two, but three SAL packages of mine. Four if you include an item I sold on ebay, which USPS managed to lose on a 2 day domestic trek. 

So yeah, stuff gets lost and with as many packages as HLJ probably sends out, it adds up. 

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On 2/28/2017 at 6:34 PM, derex3592 said:

Mr. Arad done today!  Gloss coat, panel line wash and semi gloss coat sealer. Bring on Messer amd Chuck! 

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Wow! That looks fantastic! Yes bring on the rest of Delta squadron! And release the SMS squadron too! :)

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Just ordered Keith's Sv-262 fighter mode.

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16 hours ago, Major Focker said:

i really thought they were going to release 2-mode sets down the line so held off buying more then.

wrong call <slaps forehead> 

Same... hopefully they still will

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Oh crap! Didn't know Tomytec made Delta stuff. Had their Ace Combat Zero Galm team from way back.

Snagged the draken, and a F15-SMTD :)

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Does anybody know the situation with Tomytec? Are they busy with other non-Macross releases? They seem to have stopped announcing new Macross kits.

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no one currently knows

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I have a bad feeling the line didn't sell as well as they hoped, so they have stopped it, which would be a real shame.

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1 hour ago, Graham said:

I have a bad feeling the line didn't sell as well as they hoped, so they have stopped it, which would be a real shame.

They should at least complete the Delta valks, only Messer's and Chuck's are missing. But I'm not really sure, I've seen more unsold Glaugs lol (or maybe there were more unsold in other stores I didn't visit). And I'm still hoping for a VF1D from the SDFM side.

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they just need to produce more 31A's. that'll take care of their bottomline real quick.

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Man, I really hope they didn't give up, it is such a cool little line of stuff! So many possibilities! 

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5 hours ago, derex3592 said:

Man, I really hope they didn't give up, it is such a cool little line of stuff! So many possibilities! 

 

I think we'll find out more in about 2 months at the Shizuoka Hobby Show. If there's nothing new at Shizuoka, then the line is likely dead.

I'm inclined to think that Tomytec might put a hiatus on Macross related kits until the showing of the new anime series and return to doing real life aircraft. Two years ago they teased a VF-143 Tomcat and then nothing after they jumped aboard the Macross Modelers project.

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I'm still hoping they finish the 31a. That was the one I wanted most, but no battroid kinda ruined it for me.

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Maybe the price of admission for these kits was off putting to many. I was skeptical at first to jump on these but after I saw the level of detail and how good these look once assembled I binged on VF1s and VF31s kits.

But then again I think that Tomytec has been making a business of these types of kits so it must be profitable to an extent for the various other lines... maybe it just didn't gel well with the Macross demographic? This is all assumption if indeed it hasn't gone well. Hopefully I'm wrong. As my dream now is to see some Armored VF-25s in this scale and at this level of detail!  

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I do love the line, but agree that price could be a big factor. To have all three modes displayed you need four kits costing more or less around twenty five bucks each.

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Just finished building Keith's SV-262 Battroid mode. It took a lot less time than Hayate's VF-31.

Here are some pics.

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Posted (edited)

Looks great! Sadly, since we have not heard anything, I fear this line is DOA at this point.  Which sucks frankly, as now we'll never have a complete Delta squad, or any other cool stuff. 

Edited by derex3592

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And they only had 2 more to go! I also just finished the Draken III fighter recently and he's so lonely without Messer...

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Well there is a hobby show coming up, so maybe we'll get some news. Still hoping for the 31a battroid 

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It's really sad what's going on with this line. I wanted Mirage's Battroid, but seems like it's not going to happen 

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I guess the incomplete releases are a bad sign, but I'm still hoping they at least finish those. I would love to see them expand beyond just valks and do destroids and zentraidi mecha, but for now it's just wait and hope for a miracle.

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Its chucks one I want

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Yeah, I really wanted Chuck's one, preferably with the radome in the open position.

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Sigh no news of tomytec macross kits at shizuoka so far....:huh:

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I think they're more like Nintendo---it sold out, but they won't make more.  Their F-22 releases are all like that.  

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If we are talking abt mirage and the kairos, the 2 mode sets are still missing for these 31 variants....that would seem the only way to get more, that is if tomy releases em..

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6 hours ago, kajnrig said:

So I dunno when they restocked them, but HLJ has a bunch either back in stock or backordered. A search for "tomy macross": http://hlj.com/search/go?w=tomy macross

No VF-31A, though, but that's unsurprising.

No Roy fighter... T_T

I hope they announce a new Delta fighter soon...before I buy other things :D

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58 minutes ago, Major Focker said:

i can't believe my luck. saw these last year at the same store in SG and they're still there.

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What store and where in SG?

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Plaza Singapura 6F I think. half the store video games, the other half anime goods. the 31A's are gone now of course

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20 hours ago, Major Focker said:

Plaza Singapura 6F I think. half the store video games, the other half anime goods. the 31A's are gone now of course

OK noted.

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