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Yeah, I've seen it for HKD 880 (USD 113) in a toy shop near my work recently, which is crazy for such a small toy.

I'm sure it's a nice toy and all and I've no idea what the MSRP is supposed to be, but for the size, I wouldn't pay more than HKD 350 (USD 45) for something this size.

Probably why I've never gotten into the Hi-Metal R series, I think they are way overpriced for what you get.

 

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8 hours ago, Graham said:

Yeah, I've seen it for HKD 880 (USD 113) in a toy shop near my work recently, which is crazy for such a small toy.

I'm sure it's a nice toy and all and I've no idea what the MSRP is supposed to be, but for the size, I wouldn't pay more than HKD 350 (USD 45) for something this size.

Probably why I've never gotten into the Hi-Metal R series, I think they are way overpriced for what you get.

 

Imho, all bandai stuff are overpriced for their sizes. Especially their scalper-friendly TWE stuff.

I wish the HMR-Dougram msrp was around 6k-7k yen, instead of around the 13k-yen mark.

It is what it is, tho.

That said, HMR-Dougram is still a much better toy and a much better buy than say, ET's VF2SS (all incarnations) valks.

The HMR-Dougram has ridiculously excellent articulations and the proportions and weight are very balanced. It's a very solid and satisfying toy.

Just gotta get 'em with the best po-discounts if/when getting 'em to soften the financial blow...

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Poor Dougram, it meets such a lame end. I would buy other mecha from the series though, I dig the designs. 

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Hey, did we ever get a pre-order date for the Soltic that was shown? 

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1 hour ago, Felix said:

Hey, did we ever get a pre-order date for the Soltic that was shown? 

No PO date yet.

 

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Was the Soltic even shown? I thought it was only teased via silhouette. 

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As far as I know we have only seen the silhouette, I think we need to wait for it to be shown fully before worrying about the pre-order dates atm.

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Wow thats a lot for this guy. I was thinking of getting him for mainly old battletech nostalgia but no, way too expensive.

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Wow, we had the Takara version of this with the metal body & removable plastic armor when I was a kid. i'm in for one!

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Preordered also... not the hugest fan of the show but I love the clunky mechs.

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Damn you Bandai. Couldn't be reasonable and just do a regular release. 

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I love the chunky brute designs of this show also, I went ahead and ordered one also.

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Chachi of RPA finally got his long-overdue HMR Dougram review up and available:

 

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On ‎9‎/‎22‎/‎2016 at 3:09 AM, barurutor said:

I'm in, just for the BattleTech :p

Funny that you mention that. I actually got to see and hold several prototype 3d prints of Reseen mechs that will never be mass produced because of potential litigation from Palladian RPG's Robotech clicky's. I was told that the non-Macross designs were 'safe' but not the Macross-y units. Want to cause the few people still working for Catalyst to have collective aneurisms? spam CBT's threads with links to this thread. That will kill ALL the non-Project Phoenix designs to non-existent status. Actually, please don't. That will kill all the new books which have Dougram-y designs as well as future books (when ever they actually make any...)

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Looks great. Glad I ordered even though I don't have much of a Dougram colection.

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I received an email letting me know that my Hi-Metal Soltic has shipped. If it is as good as the Dougram I will be very happy indeed!

 

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9 minutes ago, davidwhangchoi said:

hey, i saw a new HMR but don't know if it's part of this series:

 

 

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7 minutes ago, davidwhangchoi said:

 

 

Bandai new month announcement a few days ago. 

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Techroid Blader is a different series than Dougram, afaict.  I'm not familiar with that line or series.

You might as well start a new thread about it and help us out.

Here's TD's thread about it (it got some other pics, I think):

http://toysdaily.com/discuz/thread-265096-1-1.html

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