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Arcadia: 1/60 VF 1S Strike Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo Special Movie Ver /and/ Premium Finish ver

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Updated with web store prices for the normal release version 

HLJ at 21,800 yen  http://hlj.com/product/aca82131

AmiAmi at 20,240 yen http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-027240

Anime-export at 19,620 yen http://www.anime-export.com/product/34637

Nippn-Yasan at 18,580 yen https://www.nippon-yasan.com/19844-macross-1-60-kanzen-henkei-vf-1s-strike-valkyrie-ichijou-hikaru-custom-movie-ver.html

 

Updated with web stores prices for the Premium finish ver.

Nippon-Yasan at 28,600 yen https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/19852-macross-1-60-kanzen-henkei-vf-1s-strike-valkyrie-ichijou-hikaru-custom-premium-finish-ver.html

Anime-export at 27,864 yen http://www.anime-export.com/product/34709

 

Hlj at 25,800 yen http://hlj.com/product/acagk-01/Act

 

Early Review and photos of the Premium Finish ver.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2017/04/01/vf-1s-strike-valkyrie-hikaru-ichijo-custom-toy-review-better-than-any-jetfire/#fe0b11a1c4bc

 

Released short youtube review of Premium finish (in chinese)

 

 

 

Info from Arcadia website:

Arcadia: 1/60 VF 1S Strike Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo Special Movie Ver 

Tentative price 21,800 yen (excluding tax
Release Date: Release 2017 April

"Normal version" can be purchased at each retail store, net shop.

http://arcadia.ac/products/detail.php?product_id=240

 

 

Arcadia: 1/60 VF 1S Strike Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo Premium Finish

Tentative price 27,864 yen (including tax
Release Date: May 2017 will be released 

※ regard "Premium Finish version" will be products of our online limited. 
※ The closing day for orders will be until 2017/2/8 (Wednesday). 

" it's suppose to be pre applied tampo markings so you don't have to put any stickers.  similar to what Bandai do on their DX Chogokin"

http://arcadia.ac/products/detail.php?product_id=241

 

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prices + early review + added /and/
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Frankly saying. Judging from the promo pics, i would say the markings are sorely lacking in the premium ver. Not much markings on the strike/super packs or on the main body etc as compared to the hasegawa ver. Cant really fanthom whats so premium about this premium ver

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Those Japanese on the bottom are all disclaimers "actual product may differ"

But for such a large difference in price, all the markings would most likely be tampo on on the Premium Finish ver..:D

 

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"Trust us, its premium finish, the best you ever seen, its gonna be great!" 

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19 minutes ago, neoexcaliber said:

They're using the same set of photos for both versions so I don't know what's so premium about the premium finish.

it's suppose to be pre applied tampo markings so you don't have to put any stickers.  similar to what Bandai do on their DX Chogokin.

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3 minutes ago, sh9000 said:

Does it come in premium quality pink or just normal pink?

AR29.jpg

I cant tell the difference between premium and normal pink, frankly..

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So does the Premium Finish mean that many of the stickers will be already on the figure?  Like the ones on the boosters?

 

 

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About this time last year they showed a premium finish YF-19. 

That came with a weathered finish. If it is the same here colour me interested.

If not, I can't see the difference either!

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Judging by the photos, it feels like the FAST packs are missing markings on the Premium. Paying an extra $50-something hardly seems worth it. Also, I couldn't bring myself to pay $246 for a VF-1...

It would be great if they could give us an in between choice of an optional set of waterslide decals.

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I would gladly pay 10 dollars for a quality water slide decals. The one that came in the assembly kit was good but it would be better if they can print it sharper (like Hasegawa)

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I'm sold for either version. I've been waiting to get another 1/60 1S HIKARU for awhile. 

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Thanks Bomber! I got one too! I've never had Hikaru's strike valk so this will be my first one! :-)

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Should rename title (Strike valkyrie added):

Arcadia: 1/60 VF 1S Strike Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo Special Movie Ver / Premium Finish
To differentiate it from the 1st one.

Arcadia:1/60 VF-1S Hikaru Ichijo Special Movie Ver

It looks like the ordering button isn't up yet on their site

Edit: I guess changing the title would be considered moot as the Roy strike didn't get it's own thread and just carried into the original one.

Also, anyone know what happened to all the stickied threads?

 
Edited by wmkjr

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Got it on NY. Thanks for recommending them in the other thread folks. They ask you to pick a currency and if I choose Canadian, it's actually $40 more than the current exchange rate for YEN to CAD. I'm thinking I'll pay them in YEN and let paypal charge me the conversion fee which surely won't be anywhere close to $40 

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Confused by the lack of tampo critique.  I'm looking at the NY preorder page, and I see words printed  on the vertical stabilizers above and below the skull insignia that are not any of my Arcadia releases.  Also words on the strike packs, tampo around the nose cone, and all over the body of the plane.  In fact I think I see the no steps on the edges of the wings, as there is no marking or structures on the edges of the wings that would show up here.   If these are tampo, that is actually quite a bit compared to a "naked" release.   

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6 minutes ago, auberondreaming said:

Confused by the lack of tampo critique.  I'm looking at the NY preorder page, and I see words printed  on the vertical stabilizers above and below the skull insignia that are not any of my Arcadia releases.  Also words on the strike packs, tampo around the nose cone, and all over the body of the plane.  In fact I think I see the no steps on the edges of the wings, as there is no marking or structures on the edges of the wings that would show up here.   If these are tampo, that is actually quite a bit compared to a "naked" release.   

Well, the fact that they reused the same photos for both products makes it hard to determine what markings will make it to the production premium release as those wouldn't necessarily be indicative of the final product. Arcadia/Yamato have always showed more markings on the prototype pics of the VF-1's so there's not much to say about the normal release. Whatever was printed on the previous releases of the VF-1 is what you should expect to get in the non-premium version.

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With any luck, the premium release will have more markings to offer than just the return of the ejection seat warning triangle.

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10 minutes ago, monishb said:

still confused between the premium finish vs regular?

One has tampo printed markings, the regular version has stickers.

I'm holding out for a way to order the premium version.

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3 minutes ago, jenius said:

One has tampo printed markings, the regular version has stickers.

I'm holding out for a way to order the premium version.

 

Yeah Ill hold out for the premium finish as well. Is it available at retailers or just through arcadia website?

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Pre-ordered on NY.  Their currency conversion looks incorrect; definitely let paypal handle the currency conversion.

First time ordering with NY so I hope everything goes well!

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35 minutes ago, MacrossJunkie said:

 

 Arcadia/Yamato have always showed more markings on the prototype pics of the VF-1's so there's not much to say about the normal release. Whatever was printed on the previous releases of the VF-1 is what you should expect to get in the non-premium version.

No they don't.  Here is Arcadia's picture of the last Hikaru Strike vf-1, and you will see a definite lack of markings.  This is from 2013. FIGURE-001906_02.jpg

 

And here is the new one:

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So perhaps they are just giving out the tampo pictures to retailers now, but this is definitely different than what they used to show on their product images.  Arcadia is definitely failing in advertising what the difference is, or perhaps they think that now that the product will be tampoed they can just show it since you can "recreate" the look with stickers, but these new images have way more markings than previous Arcadia releases.

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A 6000 yen price hike...so dumb.

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This is probably an experiment to see if arcadia can get away with charging more if they tampo all the stickers like bandai.

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3 minutes ago, Chronocidal said:

Problem now though, how do you tell their new product images apart from the old Yamato ones?

Check the photos here:

https://hlj.com/product/YMT00085

Looks pretty similar to me. :p

:) At the very least, I'm doing Arcadia's work for them.  The first pic is what you get on a normal release, as we all have those, and the second will be the tampo.

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Also, google translate it still awesome:

1/60 Perfect Transformation VF-1S Strike Valkyrie (Ichijyo Snowboarding Equipment) Premium Finish

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