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Arcadia 1/60 SV-51 Ivanov

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Looking forward to your review ;)

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12 hours ago, Metal Man said:

Has anyone else ever used 1999.co to purchase valks? They're my go to but I've never done a pre-order with them before.

I've managed a few, but you need Max level skills and speed to secure a DX preorder. Keep in mind they're a much smaller operation than Amiami or HLJ so they won't have nearly as many units. 

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21 minutes ago, Mommar said:

$50 for shipping from AE...

$58 for HLJ but mine included Char's Zaku. 

She's a big bird. Box pic from HS. 

 

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Btw, if anyone wants to buy one on HLJ, I've got a 10% off coupon about to expire that I haven't been able to use yet.

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I have a discount code as well but it doesn't seem to work on their site and now I can't login for some reason. It's a bit frustrating. On the other hand, I've been on a really bad spending streak so maybe this is a blessing in disguise.

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Ami Ami sent a payment request early this morning. With EMS shipping came to ¥42,517. Should hopefully see it in a week or two. 

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On 8/23/2019 at 2:54 PM, Tober said:

And the F**king GST. :angry:  As a result of the GST I now don't spend as much at local retailers. 

I'm still keeping my pre-orders, but I'm not happy about the inflation.

Just got the email this morning from Amiami, it ended up being $649aud shipped ems. I'm glad I just got some tax back, but yeh HN, Eff you for your hand in getting GST applied to stuff we cant get here and have to import. Jerks. 

Hopefully its worth it! 

 

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6 hours ago, Grey728 said:

I have a discount code as well but it doesn't seem to work on their site and now I can't login for some reason. It's a bit frustrating. On the other hand, I've been on a really bad spending streak so maybe this is a blessing in disguise.

Yeah my code didn’t work either.

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Posted (edited)

In order what do you guys think the best sources are as far as pre-orders go?

Edited by sqidd

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Only $27 for slow shipping from NY. Again, I still get the same thing in the end and save enough money to more than cover for insuring my own shipments (even though I don’t need to) or use the extra money as I please (going towards more toys). 

As for the HLJ coupon, it seems they are having technical difficulties with their site but if you are trying to transfer your coupon that was given for that shipping promotion, it is not transferable. 

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Paid for with AmiAmi this morning. With EMS shipping it was $410. Hope the ship quickly and get it in a little over a week.

Chris

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20 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

Only $27 for slow shipping from NY. Again, I still get the same thing in the end and save enough money to more than cover for insuring my own shipments (even though I don’t need to) or use the extra money as I please (going towards more toys). 

As for the HLJ coupon, it seems they are having technical difficulties with their site but if you are trying to transfer your coupon that was given for that shipping promotion, it is not transferable. 

He would probably buy the item and ship to your house after you paid the cost to him.

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1 minute ago, jenius said:

He would probably buy the item and ship to your house after you paid the cost to him.

Cool! I had one but couldn’t find anything I wanted and was about to just buy something little and cheap, not even worth using the discount on but it didn’t work. I sent a ticket to HLJ and suspect it has to do with their current issues. I’ll report back on their response. Given the expiration date, I expect they will give a new coupon to those who haven’t used it yet. 

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Same here. This was really the only thing I wanted to use the coupon with and maybe the reactive armor.

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HLJ said they are extending the coupon to the end of Sept. due to the technical difficulties. 

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16 hours ago, Slave IV said:

HLJ said they are extending the coupon to the end of Sept. due to the technical difficulties. 

Were do you get the coupon from

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To those who already have this figure, did Arcadia include magnets to keep the nose and arms in place when in fighter mode, like the Yamato toy?

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2 hours ago, moose said:

Were do you get the coupon from

The coupon I’m referring to was offered as a promotion to people who shipped PW orders out a few months ago. If you didn’t get it at that time, it’s over. 

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Is HLJ still having issues processing shipping orders in Private wharehouse? This will be my first Ivanov... Looking forward to it.

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2 minutes ago, scand said:

Is HLJ still having issues processing shipping orders in Private wharehouse? This will be my first Ivanov... Looking forward to it.

What issues are you referring to? HLJ was down for scheduled maintenance the day the SV-51 was released, but you were able to request shipping as soon as the site came back up. 

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I haven't seen anything from NY come my way.

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3 hours ago, sqidd said:

I haven't seen anything from NY come my way.

NY takes their sweet time if you haven't notice it and their storefront is located in the Ehime prefecture.

Plus their not around the major distribution hubs so it takes longer time to get to shipped out. 

CSToys (A Tokusatsu toy store) is also located in the Ehime prefecture, so I don't know for sure how their shipping services work.  

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Alright... New post one hour later.

From MacrossCentral FB Page, pics of the Arcadia SV-51. Note that there is a slew of pics posted.

For more -https://www.facebook.com/MacrossFanCentral/?pageid=334036913346357&ftentidentifier=2448834341866593&padding=0  

Here are some for now. Last one is with Grace's DX VF-27b

 

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Deleted some pics from original post

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Seems the new Arcadia bird is bigger and longer. Ahem. Referring to outer wings.

 

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I just broke down and ordered a second one.:wacko:

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I've been known to be dense, lol, but I hear that this one is a brand new design and what not but when I look at it it seems to transform the same way the yam one did.

What am I missing?

I mean if we are talking about stronger hinges and stuff I get that but to me (again, dense) it seems to transform the same.

Edited by jrhudson311

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Well, it's a toy of the same vehicle and the transformation is laid out in the anime, so yes, looks and transforms the same. It's like the Arcadia VF-0 compared to the Yamato, the differences aren't in how it looks but how it handles.

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Anyone who has got their Ivanov hows the wing mechanism?  Curious since the Yamato was a sloppy mess.  

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8 minutes ago, jenius said:

Well, it's a toy of the same vehicle and the transformation is laid out in the anime, so yes, looks and transforms the same. It's like the Arcadia VF-0 compared to the Yamato, the differences aren't in how it looks but how it handles.

That makes more since to me as I was told in the past it's a whole "new" thing which I interpreted as being not just finished better but also reengineered 

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Just now, jrhudson311 said:

That makes more since to me as I was told in the past it's a whole "new" thing which I interpreted as being not just finished better but also reengineered 

I think that statement is also true. You won't be able to swap parts from one to another, it's a whole new mold and there will be unique mechanisms used to make handling it a better experience.

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Looks good. Ami Ami has sent me shipping confirmation now so looking forward to see this big beautiful bird in person. Might even be brave and put the tampo markings on it. 

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