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1 hour ago, chyll2 said:

latest listing from mandarake for DX 1/48 VF-1J, sold for 35,000 yen

Hmm. So I was looking at Tabao and I noticed a few listings with prices as low as 65.00 (yeah, buyer beware). But some sellers have pictures of 10 DX in one shot. Tabao is very tempting but is it really true or worth it?

For as much as I use a Google translator it still all Chinese to me. How does one order on Tabao to validate any prices?

Thanks in advance to all.

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Don’t use Taobao for this. I prepaid in full many months ago for the DX Vf-1J and the Taobao store did not get stock for me. 

The super cheap entries now could be pre-orders for the VF-1J which hasn’t even had a re-issue announced. 

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12 hours ago, chyll2 said:

latest listing from mandarake for DX 1/48 VF-1J, sold for 35,000 yen

:shok:

Wow, that’s a lot. Though they appear to be selling for well over $400 US on EBay.

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13 hours ago, chyll2 said:

latest listing from mandarake for DX 1/48 VF-1J, sold for 35,000 yen

The way Mandarake displays prices is a bit odd though. I check the site pretty often, and when the 1J is actually available for purchase, the price has always been right at 30K. However, after it sells, the listed price jumps up. I think that 35K price was a high watermark at one of their shops, but the typical price is down to 30K when it's their online shop selling it.

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11 hours ago, nightmareB4macross said:

Hmm. So I was looking at Tabao and I noticed a few listings with prices as low as 65.00 (yeah, buyer beware). But some sellers have pictures of 10 DX in one shot. Tabao is very tempting but is it really true or worth it?

For as much as I use a Google translator it still all Chinese to me. How does one order on Tabao to validate any prices?

Thanks in advance to all.

Do you have a link to the TB listing?  But at that low price it's most likely a deposit for reissues (if they ever get reissued).

 

8 hours ago, Jwwu said:

Don’t use Taobao for this. I prepaid in full many months ago for the DX Vf-1J and the Taobao store did not get stock for me. 

The super cheap entries now could be pre-orders for the VF-1J which hasn’t even had a re-issue announced. 

I think TB is really only good for non-official stuff with limited value. I would not recommend ordering any official figures through any seller on TB.

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22 minutes ago, rdrunner said:

Do you have a link to the TB listing?  But at that low price it's most likely a deposit for reissues (if they ever get reissued).

 

I think TB is really only good for non-official stuff with limited value. I would not recommend ordering any official figures through any seller on TB.

Thanks for the heads up guys!

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23 hours ago, Ipsquitch said:

The way Mandarake displays prices is a bit odd though. I check the site pretty often, and when the 1J is actually available for purchase, the price has always been right at 30K. However, after it sells, the listed price jumps up. I think that 35K price was a high watermark at one of their shops, but the typical price is down to 30K when it's their online shop selling it.

That's usually how it is. However, in this case it really was being sold for 35k, as I saw that same listing with the add to cart button bright red.

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I know how the new site works. I was able to get a Miria 1/48 Vf-1J for 10000 yen and after it sold out, the listing went back to 25-30,000 yen.

 

The most recent sold Vf-1J was 35,000 yen. It stay available for a few hours (it can cart it) before it gets sold out.

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12 hours ago, chyll2 said:

I know how the new site works. I was able to get a Miria 1/48 Vf-1J for 10000 yen and after it sold out, the listing went back to 25-30,000 yen.

 

The most recent sold Vf-1J was 35,000 yen. It stay available for a few hours (it can cart it) before it gets sold out.

1/48 Milia 1J for 10,000? When?

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13 hours ago, chyll2 said:

I know how the new site works. I was able to get a Miria 1/48 Vf-1J for 10000 yen and after it sold out, the listing went back to 25-30,000 yen.

 

The most recent sold Vf-1J was 35,000 yen. It stay available for a few hours (it can cart it) before it gets sold out.

 

42 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

1/48 Milia 1J for 10,000? When?

Looks like our wish to find a Yammie 1/48 Miria is out of the question now given the price of Max's 1/48 1J is asking  ¥25k on Manda. The wife's valk is asking around ¥33k on Buyee.

¥10k for a 1/48 Yammie Milia is a steal now, however back then its still a big amount. Was that ¥10k price on Milia years ago as there's highly risk that it could happen now again @chyll2

Speaking of when the DX M&M valks do get released, I have a funny feeling that the missile set will not be included. 

I could be wrong on that too. 

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I just got the VF-1J this week and I am in love! It feels so hefty and sturdy, like the huge toy planes I had when I was a kid. Definitely glad Max is on the way soon. Just need a Kakizaki!

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13 hours ago, borgified said:

 

Looks like our wish to find a Yammie 1/48 Miria is out of the question now given the price of Max's 1/48 1J is asking  ¥25k on Manda. The wife's valk is asking around ¥33k on Buyee.

¥10k for a 1/48 Yammie Milia is a steal now, however back then its still a big amount. Was that ¥10k price on Milia years ago as there's highly risk that it could happen now again @chyll2

Speaking of when the DX M&M valks do get released, I have a funny feeling that the missile set will not be included. 

I could be wrong on that too. 

It was posted last April 16 along with other 1/48. The kaki was sold out so i don't know how it was sold. Other 1/48 is Hikaru 1S at 8,000 yen. There were other 1/60 Yamato posted. Yes it is a steal. It has yellowing manipulator but it saw none on the the main body.

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11 hours ago, chyll2 said:

It was posted last April 16 along with other 1/48. The kaki was sold out so i don't know how it was sold. Other 1/48 is Hikaru 1S at 8,000 yen. There were other 1/60 Yamato posted. Yes it is a steal. It has yellowing manipulator but it saw none on the the main body.

D'oh! Last April.. I was still new to the Macross field and binge watching Delta (?) from anime sites so I have missed over all the deals.

At least I have three Yammie 1/48 valks plus a SSP set in my collection for now and will get a DX 1/48 soon. ^_^   

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42 minutes ago, borgified said:

D'oh! Last April.. I was still new to the Macross field and binge watching Delta (?) from anime sites so I have missed over all the deals.

At least I have three Yammie 1/48 valks plus a SSP set in my collection for now and will get a DX 1/48 soon. ^_^   

Oh wow, I didn’t realize you were that new to Macross. Thought you’ve been in the game for a while. Thanks for always helping out with nice finds!

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47 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

Oh wow, I didn’t realize you were that new to Macross. Thought you’ve been in the game for a while. Thanks for always helping out with nice finds!

Dabbled into Macross in November 2017, but didn't get seriously into it until half way through Delta (halfway in April 2018 and also had Continuing Ed courses at the same time).

Had to focus on the studies firstly and then watched Macross and finding deals when time allowed (somewhat like our feline friend Shizuka the Cat has done.) 

Being in forums (like this one) does make you to multi-task and crash learn at the same time! ;)

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1 hour ago, borgified said:

Had to focus on the studies firstly and then watched Macross and finding deals when time allowed (somewhat like our feline friend Shizuka the Cat has done.) 

Meow?  I thought I heard my name mentioned somewhere.  

Anyways, off to watch the latest Avengers movie. My fiance is so excited.  I am just hoping I figure out who is who and don't get too lost.

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7 minutes ago, Shizuka the Cat said:

Meow?  I thought I heard my name mentioned somewhere.  

Anyways, off to watch the latest Avengers movie. My fiance is so excited.  I am just hoping I figure out who is who and don't get too lost.

Emotional rollercoaster and a great bookend to the last 11 years of MCU. You wont be disappointed.

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On 4/18/2019 at 9:48 AM, Shizuka the Cat said:

DX Chogokin 1/48 VF-1A TV Max pre-order madness:  April 8, 2019

 

AVAILABLE NOW

249.99 usd  @ Loopaza  https://www.loopaza.com/dx-chogokin-macross-delta-vf-1a-valkyrie-maximilian-jenius-custom.html

26,459 yen  @ CDJapan Proxy Service  http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-55157

27,500 yen  @ Nippon-Yasan  https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/27881-super-dimension-fortress-macross-dx-chogokin-vf-1a-valkyrie-maximilian-jenius-custom.html

29,990 yen  @ Nin-Nin-Games  https://www.nin-nin-game.com/en/japanese-import-hobbies-toys-game-character/31513-macross-vf-1a-valkyrie-maximillian-jenius-use-dx-chogokin--4573102567222.html 

 

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

16,280 yen  @ Nippon-Yasan  https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/27881-super-dimension-fortress-macross-dx-chogokin-vf-1a-valkyrie-maximilian-jenius-custom.html

17,100 yen  @ Hobby Search  https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10605111

18,000 yen  @  AmazonJP   https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B07QC9VHJC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AN1VRQENFRJN5&psc=1

18,000 yen  @ CDJapan  http://mag.cdjapan.co.jp/?4_--_3284216_--_1885_--_9

18,000 yen  @ HLJ  https://hlj.com/dx-chogokin-vf-1a-valkyrie-maximilian-jenius-use-bans56722

18,000 yen  @ Anime Export  http://www.anime-export.com/product/43703

18,450 yen  @ AmiAmi  https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-047859

18,468 yen  @ Nin-Nin-Games  https://www.nin-nin-game.com/en/japanese-import-hobbies-toys-game-character/31513-macross-vf-1a-valkyrie-maximillian-jenius-use-dx-chogokin--4573102567222.html 

18,470 yen  @ PlazaJapan  https://www.plazajapan.com/4573102567222

259.90 usd  @  Kurama Shop  https://www.bandaionline.com/dx-chogokin-vf-1a-valkyrie-maximilian-jenius-custom-action-figure/

262.19 usd  @ YesAsia  https://www.yesasia.com/us/dx-chogokin-macross-vf-1a-valkyrie-maximilian-jenius-use/1073347399-0-0-0-en/info.html  (free international shipping available)

27,324 yen  @ Rakuten Global Market  https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/speedwagon/item/10002943/

29,399 yen  @ CDJapan Proxy Service   http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/agency/yahoo/product/puremiamuserekuto_4573102567222

31,800 yen  @ CDJapan Proxy Service  http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-55157

Thanks for taking the time to make this list!  Will have to watch out for these sites and possible re-stock on some of the cheaper ones.

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28 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

The Three Amigos Battroids

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Man, you have all the time in the world. :good:;)

 

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1 hour ago, Lolicon said:

The Three Amigos Battroids

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Three times awesome!!!

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1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

Man, you have all the time in the world. :good:;)

Haha it's a real time saver when 99% of the requisite markings are already printed on. :)

 

33 minutes ago, Ignacio Ocamica said:

Three times awesome!!!

Thanks! Probably going to sell the copy I got Bandai'ed on. 

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1 hour ago, Lolicon said:

The Three Amigos Battroids

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Nice weathering on the first Two!

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1 hour ago, Lolicon said:

The Three Amigos Battroids

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The first two amigos are really nice, especially the left one, which seemed to use lighter and thinner panel lines.  The third amigo looks like it was panel-lined without weathering.  All looking fantastic (as usual!)

 

 

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@Lolicon, all you just need to do is remove the mold line on the feet. :rolleyes:

Besides that, it looks perfect. :wub:

 

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2 hours ago, rdrunner said:

The first two amigos are really nice, especially the left one, which seemed to use lighter and thinner panel lines.  The third amigo looks like it was panel-lined without weathering.  All looking fantastic (as usual!)

Left and middle were made identically; probably just the lighting making them appear slightly different. Right was the first one to be worked on and just given a simple panel wash, before my obsessiveness took over and made me put more work into the other two. :lol:

Why did I make two identical? One for fighter and one for battroid, of course. 

 

2 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

@Lolicon, all you just need to do is remove the mold line on the feet. :rolleyes:

Besides that, it looks perfect. :wub:

Man, I wish there was an easy way to sand the seam lines off of metal...

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11 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

 

 

Man, I wish there was an easy way to sand the seam lines off of metal...

Instead of sanding metal , how about some feet covers , ^_^

Nice work on doing all three :good:

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Hahaha! Now @Lolicon needs to do this. :lol:

QyglSED.gif

 

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