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5 minutes ago, jenius said:

You can get the official Miria for just a bit more from HLJ on sale... Well, if that sell is still happening.

I'll check it out...thanks!

 

EDIT:  Alas, she's no longer on sale.

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2 hours ago, jenius said:

You can get the official Miria for just a bit more from HLJ on sale... Well, if that sell is still happening.

@jenius have you done a review on them? I can't find one.

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 The KOs? No, I own all the originals so no need for me to buy crappier versions of what I already have :)

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4 minutes ago, jenius said:

 The KOs? No, I own all the originals so no need for me to buy crappier versions of what I already have :)

I have the KO Hikaru and Roy. If you are up to reviewing them, I can provide my copy for this purpose.

I ordered the Milia PF when it was on offer (too good a deal to pass), now I am missing a PF max. I am tempted by the KO max. No one know if we will get as good a deal on Max as with Milia. Since Max is more popular, I am not keeping my hope high, so the KO version is super tempting. Since the handling of the KO version is worst, I could keep my non PF Arcadia version for messing around with but the KO PF version for just display.

-kk

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11 minutes ago, kkx said:

I have the KO Hikaru and Roy. If you are up to reviewing them, I can provide my copy for this purpose.

I ordered the Milia PF when it was on offer (too good a deal to pass), now I am missing a PF max. I am tempted by the KO max. No one know if we will get as good a deal on Max as with Milia. Since Max is more popular, I am not keeping my hope high, so the KO version is super tempting. Since the handling of the KO version is worst, I could keep my non PF Arcadia version for messing around with but the KO PF version for just display.

-kk

What is your review of the KO's?

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I am not at all good at providing review.

Just my personal take on this:

- Looks is good. The PF level tampo printing is as good as the original (have not use a magnifying glass to compare, but good at viewing distance).

- The knee joint is not as firm as the original

- The landing gear cover on the legs seems to be slightly less tidy. Not as seamless as the original. I hardly use the landing gear and I fiddle with the cover to get it to look good and leave it at that. So not a deal breaker for me.

- The head for the 1S is a bit different, but not enough to cause any visual problem for me, I have not seen their rendering of the 1J head since I have have the 1S

Overall, for the price of under $130 shipped, I call it good value.

If you just display it, I think I will not care too much. But if you like to handle/transform it often, then the joints will bug you a bit.

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19 minutes ago, kkx said:

I am not at all good at providing review.

Just my personal take on this:

- Looks is good. The PF level tampo printing is as good as the original (have not use a magnifying glass to compare, but good at viewing distance).

- The knee joint is not as firm as the original

- The landing gear cover on the legs seems to be slightly less tidy. Not as seamless as the original. I hardly use the landing gear and I fiddle with the cover to get it to look good and leave it at that. So not a deal breaker for me.

- The head for the 1S is a bit different, but not enough to cause any visual problem for me, I have not seen their rendering of the 1J head since I have have the 1S

Overall, for the price of under $130 shipped, I call it good value.

If you just display it, I think I will not care too much. But if you like to handle/transform it often, then the joints will bug you a bit.

That's a good review. Thanks.

$130 shipped? Where did you get that sort of pricing?

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It only makes sense if you are saving on the shipping cost.  For me that would be about $40 American.  I'm waiting for the VF-1S to go on sale.  I want it for a cubical toy.  :p

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13 minutes ago, Alex GS said:

Isn't that kind of expensive for a KO  ?

I think these are PF editions.  Price is pretty good.

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Yeah, I’m not convinced enough to pay that price for any of them yet. If there was a more unique deco like low-vis PF, I’d try it out but still prefer under $100 for a SS Equipped VF-1. 

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Was that VFactory regult ever produced? im seriously interested in that

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1 hour ago, Darkspire17 said:

Was that VFactory regult ever produced? im seriously interested in that

I think it was teased however not made yet, however one was made in 1/48 scale as a model kit. The next possible KO valk teased is Hayate's 31j as pics are just shown only. 

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27 minutes ago, borgified said:

I think it was teased however not made yet, however one was made in 1/48 scale as a model kit. The next possible KO valk teased is Hayate's 31j as pics are just shown only. 

I concur, the 1/60 was only teased and does not seem to have been produced. 
 

The 1/48 Regult was sculpted and cast by Mlz22 here on the boards. If you ask nice enough he might be able to pull together a Kit for you. The best part of the scale he used is 1/48 True Scale meaning he went more by the size of the Zentradi being able to fit inside the cockpit. See pic. Underneath the Regult is a 1/48 VF-1A Super Valkyrie to give you a firm idea of size.

With regards to the 1/60 KO Hayate, I do recall someone on these boards stating they bought one from Tabao and that the fit was not up to par.

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1 hour ago, nightmareB4macross said:

Underneath the Regult is a 1/48 VF-1A Super Valkyrie to give you a firm idea of size.

D36FA8E5-DF61-4C3A-819B-3607F437CF65.jpeg

Based on that pic, don’t you mean under Glaug instead of Regult?

 

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25 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

Based on that pic, don’t you mean under Glaug instead of Regult?

 

You are correct. 

Apologies for the misinformation.

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How good/bad is the quality on these Valk-Factory pieces compared to the originals?

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1 hour ago, Knight26 said:

How good/bad is the quality on these Valk-Factory pieces compared to the originals?

I only have a set of the Valk-Factory Fast-Packs and overall they're very well made. Detail wise they're almost spot on with my Yamato & Arcadia sets. 

As for the Valkyries themselves I don't own any but from the pictures they look pretty good. 

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I kinda want to buy one just to see how good it is. But I need another "old" (not DX) VF-1 like a hole in the head.

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The quality isn’t bad on these. But you will notice the difference in sculpt and build quality which is pretty close to the originals.

I bought the Strike Hikaru and Roy and really enjoyed them out of the box.

If you collect Yamacadias to display, you could just buy these to play with.

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KO Max review. DYRL style arm covers there, that's funny

 

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9 hours ago, enphily said:

KO Max review. DYRL style arm covers there, that's funny

 

Just think of these as Oversized and Upgraded  HMR VF-1Js. Same issue Bandai and their releases of not having any TV arm armor.

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On 1/29/2020 at 1:53 AM, borgified said:

I think it was teased however not made yet, however one was made in 1/48 scale as a model kit. The next possible KO valk teased is Hayate's 31j as pics are just shown only. 

If they really wanted some $, they’d make a KO VF-31A.

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1 hour ago, Kelsain said:

If they really wanted some $, they’d make a KO VF-31A.

This on so many levels! 

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I’m waiting for KO VF-1 CFs. I’ll buy several of those. 

Edited by Slave IV

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@Knight26 Here's a post worth reading from the previous page, collecting a lot of thoughts from myself and rdrunner.

Here's a post from myself with some further observations that I made over time.

 

Edited by WaferMouse

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So, I dont know if this was just a special for me, or if this seller on ebay did it for everyone, but I just got a 30% discount on a Valkyrie Factory 1/60 VF-1J Max with Fast Pack set for 87.50 plus tax with free shipping.  It was originally $125.00 USD, but with the discount......Now, I know this is a KO, but a premium finish KO that based on the review that was posted a few posts ago, it is well worth the price, as long as the quality lasts.  This might be something I get for my 11 year old, got him a V1 1/60 Yamato that the plastic crumbled apart and disintergrated and he is left with some plastic pieces that dont even form a jet....big disappointment.

Twich

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4 hours ago, twich said:

So, I dont know if this was just a special for me, or if this seller on ebay did it for everyone, but I just got a 30% discount on a Valkyrie Factory 1/60 VF-1J Max with Fast Pack set for 87.50 plus tax with free shipping.  It was originally $125.00 USD, but with the discount......Now, I know this is a KO, but a premium finish KO that based on the review that was posted a few posts ago, it is well worth the price, as long as the quality lasts.  This might be something I get for my 11 year old, got him a V1 1/60 Yamato that the plastic crumbled apart and disintergrated and he is left with some plastic pieces that dont even form a jet....big disappointment.

Twich

Which seller? Got a link to one of their auctions?

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4 hours ago, twich said:

So, I dont know if this was just a special for me, or if this seller on ebay did it for everyone, but I just got a 30% discount on a Valkyrie Factory 1/60 VF-1J Max with Fast Pack set for 87.50 plus tax with free shipping.  It was originally $125.00 USD, but with the discount......Now, I know this is a KO, but a premium finish KO that based on the review that was posted a few posts ago, it is well worth the price, as long as the quality lasts.  This might be something I get for my 11 year old, got him a V1 1/60 Yamato that the plastic crumbled apart and disintergrated and he is left with some plastic pieces that dont even form a jet....big disappointment.

Twich

That’s a really good price for a KO Max with the supers. This thing will last - to me it’s just the finish isn’t as great compared with the original. 

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6 hours ago, twich said:

So, I dont know if this was just a special for me, or if this seller on ebay did it for everyone, but I just got a 30% discount on a Valkyrie Factory 1/60 VF-1J Max with Fast Pack set for 87.50 plus tax with free shipping.  It was originally $125.00 USD, but with the discount......Now, I know this is a KO, but a premium finish KO that based on the review that was posted a few posts ago, it is well worth the price, as long as the quality lasts.  This might be something I get for my 11 year old, got him a V1 1/60 Yamato that the plastic crumbled apart and disintergrated and he is left with some plastic pieces that dont even form a jet....big disappointment.

Twich

Wow, nice deal. I set my buy point for a KO VF-1 w/SSP at under $100. If this becomes the normal price, KO Valks for everyone!

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1 hour ago, Slave IV said:

Wow, nice deal. I set my buy point for a KO VF-1 w/SSP at under $100. If this becomes the normal price, KO Valks Robotech Veritechs for everyone!

Fixed for yah. I'm pretty sure you meant Veritechs. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, sqidd said:

Which seller? Got a link to one of their auctions?

I believe it's this one.  That is very tempting, but I'm more interested in the VF-31J that's supposed to be coming.  I don't think it's happening "first quarter" either.

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