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1 hour ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Best option really is to get a dedicated "travel" credit card that doesn't charge currency conversion fees.

I have one I use for all no-USD purchases, saved me quite a bit, and cost me exactly nothing.

 

1 hour ago, F360 said:

It's time for you to get a credit card that does not charge fee for foreign transactions:D

Hehe...yeah I have a Discover card I use for Manda, but like AJ doesn’t take it for example. Anyway, probably more of a finance discussion, but I’m not opening a another line of credit just to collect. Between my Discover and PayPal credit, or sucking up the foreign trans fee on the others, it’s fine.

Just clarifying options re:Nippon. I digress. In general, Nippon inflates both shipping and currency exchange. Aside from knowing that, they’ve done me good.

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as a former Discover Card user, my favorite Futurama segment.

Fry : Do you take Visa?

Clerk : Visa hasn't existed for 500 years.

Fry : American Express?

Clerk : 600 years.

Fry : Discover Card?

Clerk : Sorry, we don't take Discover.

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3 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Best option really is to get a dedicated "travel" credit card that doesn't charge currency conversion fees.

I have one I use for all no-USD purchases, saved me quite a bit, and cost me exactly nothing.

Good heads up! That could pay off huge over the long run!

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47 minutes ago, levzloi said:

as a former Discover Card user, my favorite Futurama segment.

Fry : Do you take Visa?

Clerk : Visa hasn't existed for 500 years.

Fry : American Express?

Clerk : 600 years.

Fry : Discover Card?

Clerk : Sorry, we don't take Discover.

Haha! Right?! I’m irritated that this is the only card I have with no foreign transaction fees just by happenstance. I travel internationally more often now and it’s just a bloody gamble. 

I literally only use it for Manda and carrying over seas on the rare occasion I can use it.

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Oh man, I forgot I needed missiles too!:p

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Hi. I'm new to the forum and I don't know where to introduce myself properly (I'm sorry for that) since I was 15 I was immersed in the macross universe since I saw macross the movie. and I'm very interested in learning more about this universe and sharing this hobby with others.
 
greetings from Chile.
 
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umm... what? :huh:

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He used a translator and seems to have done a screenshot of it. That’s all. Translators don’t always translate well so it’s a little choppy.

Anyway,  @Elkan_013 Solo hablo espanol poquito pero bienvenidos! That’s all I got in Spanish. :drinks:

 

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haha thanks, it is my first time in a forum so there are things that I still do not know very well, I would like to know how good or resistant is the plastic of this bandai figure?, A comparison of the Yamato Arcadia 1/60 and 1/48 scale.

 

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

He used a translator and seems to have done a screenshot of it. That’s all. Translators don’t always translate well so it’s a little choppy.

Anyway,  @Elkan_013 Solo hablo espanol poquito pero bienvenidos! That’s all I got in Spanish. :drinks:

 

But it isn't a screenshot lol.  It's the actual html from the translator (you can interact with it in real time).  So... yeah, I dunno.

I originally thought it was a bot, and it might still be.  But if not, that is an impressive... thing to do.

Edit: Probably not a bot, just posted again.

@Elkan_013 No copie todo el traductor. Solo copia el texto.

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21 minutes ago, Elkan_013 said:

I got it. sorry for the inconvenience. 

De nada.  Hay una seccion en espanol aquí.

We generally stick to English on this part of the forum, but I don't think it is a hard and fast rule.  Anyhow, to answer to your question, the DX Chogokin uses high quality ABS plastic, and is definitely a quality piece.

That said, in my personal opinion the plastic on the Arcadia products feels slightly higher quality.  This might be personal preference rather than something objective about the material itself, but I prefer the feel of the plastic Arcadia uses over Bandai's.  But they are both good quality ABS, and you won't be disappointed with the plastic quality on the DX chogokin line, imo.

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thanks. i asked this because i have gotten a vf-25f renewal and i had bad experience with this figure. i want buy a vf-1 of bandai but i really scared that something is broken. because apparently bandai does not sell spare parts.

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@Elkan_013 The DX VF-1J I have is very good quality, nothing like the VF-25 DX line.

I don't like the glossy finish of the VF-25 and have seen some breakage, but the DX VF-1 1/48 line is much better (well, we only have one version so far, but I guess the rest of the line will be the "same" quality).

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when i see the price of this vf1 DX i said really it s a crazy i own a vf1s movie type from yamato with fast pack and special translucent part i ve never paid such a price Delta macross goes crazy too when i see price for super pack i said this world is really gone bad ...

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Most I've paid for any Valk was ~$400 (VF-11B/C, VF-0D).

I look at the DX VF-1J and I can understand it. The prices for the VF-31A is downright ridiculous though.

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13 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Most I've paid for any Valk was ~$400 (VF-11B/C, VF-0D). 

I look at the DX VF-1J and I can understand it. The prices for the VF-31A is downright ridiculous though.

May be for me the biggest one was the SDF1 1/3000

I like too my vf4 from metal-r hope that some new color will be made in future

 

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7 minutes ago, isamu-ad said:

May be for me the biggest one was the SDF1 1/3000

I like too my vf4 from metal-r hope that some new color will be made in future

The PF SDF-1 was $600+ shipped, but it's not a Valk so I conveniently ignored it.

There were prototypes shown for 3 other paint-schemes on the H-Metal R VF-4. Max, Milia, and Roy.

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17 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

The PF SDF-1 was $600+ shipped, but it's not a Valk so I conveniently ignored it.

There were prototypes shown for 3 other paint-schemes on the H-Metal R VF-4. Max, Milia, and Roy.

thoses one ? b2800707.jpg

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Looks more like Dana Sterling cosplaying as Hikaru.  :p

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5 hours ago, tekering said:

Looks more like Dana Sterling cosplaying as Hikaru.  :p

Hahaha right. I'm not happy about the hair sculpt either, but it's what I could find on Shapeways. At least I had fun painting it.

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3 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

Hahaha right. I'm not happy about the hair sculpt either, but it's what I could find on Shapeways. At least I had fun painting it.

Looks like you did a great job.

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23 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

Now my DX has a standing Hikaru to display with. 

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Nice one! :good:

 

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On 8/22/2019 at 12:38 AM, Convectuoso said:

Now my DX has a standing Hikaru to display with. 

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It is like Rock Lee dressed as Hikaru, lol. Well done man, that's some tiny detailed painting.

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6 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

Nice one! :good:

 

Thanks! 

2 hours ago, vlenhoff said:

It is like Rock Lee dressed as Hikaru, lol. Well done man, that's some tiny detailed painting.

Thanks! 

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Hi guys, long time lurker, first message. I'm in the process of assembling a collection of all the cool things I couldn't afford as a kid, and a nice 1/48 DX VF-1 is probably the icing of the cake. I was late for the vf-1J, and seems I've also lost the presale for the VF-1s. I know one option is to wait until the release in November and hope I can get my hands on one. Any other ideas (which do not involve paying 300$ or more?).

Thanks!!!

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13 minutes ago, RojoV3r said:

Hi guys, long time lurker, first message. I'm in the process of assembling a collection of all the cool things I couldn't afford as a kid, and a nice 1/48 DX VF-1 is probably the icing of the cake. I was late for the vf-1J, and seems I've also lost the presale for the VF-1s. I know one option is to wait until the release in November and hope I can get my hands on one. Any other ideas (which do not involve paying 300$ or more?).

Thanks!!!

If you're not that picky about pilot/color, the TV Max VF-1A is due out Sept 21.  Based on current secondary market (pre-order) prices, this should be the easiest/cheapest one to get.

Other than that, yeah it's just a waiting game.  And try to score a pre-order on the next announcement (we don't know what/when yet).

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