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While the SD VF-1 isn't very good in fighter mode and has like no articulation in "guardian", it's not awful. Looks decent enough. 

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39 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

Or Bandai might decide and go ahead to upstage them with their 'vaporware rumored before' 1/1800 scale. ^_^

 

just trying to keep it real! 8)

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38 minutes ago, Dynaman said:

Is it just me or does the Lisa at the top right have a beard and mustache?

That was from when she went incognito to spy on Rick and Minmay....funniest episode ever!

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is it close enough? 

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^^^ Close enough, yes... but the choice of colors for this thing is terrible, we have a long way to go before we get an accurately designed/painted TV SDF-1.  

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Lets get picky :)

I don't think it's close enough to the original drawing above.

Marvel at my awesome paint skilz ... I will be selling these as prints if you are interested haha

The side cannons on the model DON'T have the triangular feature from the drawing.

The top cannons I have marked with arrows are the wrong way around, the centre cannon should be closer to the Large cannon and behind the lower side cannons.

There is a detail missing off the Main cannons.

 

Having said this, I only picked these up because the reference picture was posted, I think it looks cool. No I won't buy one though.

 

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The big killer is where the guns meet the body. That area should be flat... that's the charm of the TV design, it's a big flat surface on top.

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4 hours ago, latheboy said:

Lets get picky :)

I don't think it's close enough to the original drawing above.

Marvel at my awesome paint skilz ... I will be selling these as prints if you are interested haha

The side cannons on the model DON'T have the triangular feature from the drawing.

The top cannons I have marked with arrows are the wrong way around, the centre cannon should be closer to the Large cannon and behind the lower side cannons.

There is a detail missing off the Main cannons.

Having said this, I only picked these up because the reference picture was posted, I think it looks cool. No I won't buy one though.

*snip*

That's why we always think of this as a Hasegawa Kit rip-off. ^_^

Kitz Concept:
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Hasegawa 1/4000 TV kit from @Gatsu posted in Model Kits section:
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Lineart from Macross Mecha Manual:
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Lineart from Macross Mecha Manual:
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From Gatsu:
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In the end it's the only SDF-1 TV Version in that scale. Whether it's accurate or not, it's already a one of kind esp with those metallic colors. ^_^ But kidding aside, after seeing the concept drawing for its gimmicks, it made me curious how it will look in their final product. I have a feeling those light-up blast effects will probably look the same as their SD VF-1's. ;)

And like I said on the Arcadia 1/3000 SDF-1 thread, this will sell for sure if they will only remove anything that pertaining to the 'company-that-must-not-be-named'. :rolleyes:

 

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15 hours ago, jvmacross said:

Kitz Concept Robotech VF-1A Super Deformed Ben Dixon Figure....guess if you want any SD Vermillion Squadron...your wish has been granted....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitz-Concept-Macross-Robotech-VF-1A-Super-Deformed-Ben-Dixon-Figure-/292160927309?hash=item440625f64d

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ROBOTECH SD VF-1A MAX STERLING & Fast Pack KITZ CONCEPT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROBOTECH-MACROSS-SD-SUPER-DEFORMED-VF-1A-MAX-STERLING-Fast-Pack-KITZ-CONCEPT-/322584025070?hash=item4b1b8197ee:g:5H8AAOSw0TxZYR~L

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The painting on the stabilizers is wrong. It should be blue on top of white.

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On 7/13/2017 at 2:25 AM, no3Ljm said:

Not sure if this has been posted. Found some of their 1/2000 (24in) SDF-1 'Macroo Deluxe' photos online. ^_^ 

 

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Hey no3Ljm...the other "hint" (aka damning evidence) that this is just a ripoff of Hasegawa's lame TV/DYRL SDF-1 hybrid is that the promo drawing shows the DYRL versions of the ARMDs.....NOT the TV versions.....since Hasegawa hasn't made any in 1/4000 for them to upscale!! ;) 

TV:

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DYRL:

 

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But I guess we'll get 1/2000 scaled DYRL ARMDs and a 1/2000 scaled Prometheus and Daedelus...:unknw:

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^ Hahaha! :lol: I didn't notice that one, JVM.

Good call!  ;)

 

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That guy just made one for WF correct?

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Copying here UN Spacy's and F360's posts from the Gray Market VF thread since we have an official Kitz Concept Robotech thread.

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I'll probably pass on this, but I gotta say... had this been out when I bought my first Arcadia vf-1, I might have gone for this instead.  I'll be interested in seeing its release quality.

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Considering they've pretty much copied all the panel lines off the hase 1/72 Maybe they'll copy the crooked leg in naked fighter mode. I mean, they already copied the Hase-zombie SDF-1 TV version amirite?

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It looks pretty good. Better than all the Toynami offerings in the past. But with that scale, it doesn't really fit in my collection. My brother have a few 1/72 models though and might like one. It depends on the price. 

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No this isn't a scaled down Yamato trust us. WOULD WE LIE?!? 

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If this is PT I might be interested in this to replace the hi-metal vf-1. I can't stand the part swapping for the hi-metal. It pull also be cool to finally have a balk with the correctly coloured tv missiles.

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1 minute ago, Sandman said:

If this is PT I might be interested in this to replace the hi-metal vf-1. I can't stand the part swapping for the hi-metal. It pull also be cool to finally have a balk with the correctly coloured tv missiles.

Pretty sure the Toynami MasterPOS VF-1 fast pack set had correct colors on its missiles....but I am guessing you also want one that does not look like a piece of crap...:unknw:

 

 

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Where are people seeing the Yamato similarities? Not saying you're wrong, I just don't know the toys very well. I love comparisons.

I think it looks fine enough. It's certainly better than the Prime 1 statues, sad to say, insofar as looking and feeling like the VF-1. The hands of the GBP make me wonder: Does the GBP come with oversized hands as part of the package, or is that something more to do with the animation/lineart of the time? I don't believe the Yamato(/Arcadia?) toys come with oversized hands to match, do they?

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36 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Where are people seeing the Yamato similarities? Not saying you're wrong, I just don't know the toys very well. I love comparisons.

I think it looks fine enough. It's certainly better than the Prime 1 statues, sad to say, insofar as looking and feeling like the VF-1. The hands of the GBP make me wonder: Does the GBP come with oversized hands as part of the package, or is that something more to do with the animation/lineart of the time? I don't believe the Yamato(/Arcadia?) toys come with oversized hands to match, do they?

Yes, it comes with 'clown' hands. Check Jenius reviews.

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33 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Where are people seeing the Yamato similarities? Not saying you're wrong, I just don't know the toys very well. I love comparisons.

I think it looks fine enough. 

I could be wrong but I think the comparisons are to the Yamato V1 VF-1.....the Yamato VF-1 V1 was also "fine enough" back in 2002...Maybe we'll have to wait another 15 years for KC to KO a Yamato V2 VF-1?  Of course, by then we'll have VF-1 toys that are 100% accurate and can transform themselves.....:unknw:

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1 hour ago, kajnrig said:

Where are people seeing the Yamato similarities? Not saying you're wrong, I just don't know the toys very well. I love comparisons.

I think it looks fine enough. It's certainly better than the Prime 1 statues, sad to say, insofar as looking and feeling like the VF-1. The hands of the GBP make me wonder: Does the GBP come with oversized hands as part of the package, or is that something more to do with the animation/lineart of the time? I don't believe the Yamato(/Arcadia?) toys come with oversized hands to match, do they?

The similarities I see are with Yamato's 1/60 V2 ,  mostly noticeable on the Limbs (legs and arms)

LEG, from top to bottom it looks very similar, like how the bay doors look, how the joints shaped near below the intake, even the screw hole on the inner part of the leg looks to be place in the same spot.

Arms, besides the joints looking similar, the forearm tabs are place in nearly identical spot, they change grove for the gunpod/amor part attachment to be wider upward abit .

 

The chest/backpack and wings looks different.

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Kinda curious about the expected price for their VF-1S.  $250 since it's got lights and HG licensing fee attached?

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8 hours ago, ps99042 said:

Kinda curious about the expected price for their VF-1S.  $250 since it's got lights and HG licensing fee attached?

I feel $250 is too much. Probably less than $200. Somewhere around $120-170 maybe?

Their SD VF-1's with Super Packs and LED cost around $89.99. That's around 5 inches figure. 1/72 is around 8 inches.

 

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Yeah, I would think they're shooting for $100 valks without fast packs an then like $125 with. That seems to be kind of a sweet spot. 

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That would get them a ton of sales I'd think, considering that's about the original Yamato target price.

Depending on quality and availability, they might be worth a shot.  At the very least, they'd be a nice companion to other 1/72 scale aircraft, which has always been a major sticking point for some folks with the 1/60 valks.

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Was guesstimating the price in the KO toys thread, and F360 brought up similar comparisons with Jap counterparts and the fact that a diecast 1/72 Calwings f-14 was going for abt usd139?

Since KC's 1/72 roy is also diecast but transforms it might possibly be abv that range.

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If it's die-cast, maybe, but I really hope it isn't.  Seriously, die-cast may be sturdier than some plastics, but it's a huge detriment to anything with a lot of moving parts.

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