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2 minutes ago, sqidd said:

You think they will climb higher right away?

The Hikaru VF-1S? Oh hell yes they will, that's his DYRL ride, and DYRL is bigger than the macross TV show in Japan as I recall.

Just look at the pre-order madness difference between the 1A and the 1S.

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13 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

The Hikaru VF-1S? Oh hell yes they will, that's his DYRL ride, and DYRL is bigger than the macross TV show in Japan as I recall.

Just look at the pre-order madness difference between the 1A and the 1S.

Yikes!

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Yeah, unless you can snag one that is a cancellation at one of the Japanese retailers, the price in the aftermarket is most definitely going to keep going up.

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56 minutes ago, borgified said:

I thought that you where not going into the 1/48 scaled valks @Shizuka the Cat

I guessed wrong... :p 

My love of M&M got the better of me... sigh

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Feels like my amazon seller is taking forever. Gah! Note to self don’t cancel HLJ next time and that you actually are able to cancel the amazon order after the street date is past. Anyone else hear from mykombini, amiami? 

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Opened up Max and took a few shots in the new hangar.

First, the usual minor quibbles that most of us are already aware of:

-tiny pilot figure

-unpainted landing gear

-no ejection seat markings

-no modex number on the wing

Otherwise, a fantastic bird and the best iteration of the VF-1 to date.

My first order of business will be to paint the landing gear white. Hopefully the tampo printing is less shoddy this time around and won't rub off with only a little gentle handing. :p

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22 minutes ago, Shizuka the Cat said:

My love of M&M got the better of me... sigh

I'm holding out hope for a proper M&M pair.

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I GIVE UP!
Gonna ask a few friends/collectors at Super Dimension Con and if no go, guess I'll just save up and pay double later.
At least I got the strike parts secured ^_^

The Hatchette Yamato 1/350 has my current interest.
This has it's own problems securing all 110 issues.

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This isn't a complaint, but I'm curious why Bandai decided to give us the space helmet version of Max in his flight suit, instead of giving us the open face version like Hikaru.

Is Bandai going to cheap out from here on and give us this space version only? Because I demand an extra large Kakizaki pilot figure for his 1A release!

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2 hours ago, 505thAirborne said:

When I see your DX Valks in that display case, they better stay there this time! :lol::D

Hehe! They will this time I promise! 

Even though I do regret selling off ALL of them, it did enable me to get other things I needed sorting out done. Yes I should have kept a few but that's in the past. And now to the future! DX!

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45 minutes ago, anime52k8 said:

I'm holding out hope for a proper M&M pair.

With S&S parts.

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Well, I was wondering when my HLJ VF-1A would show up in the PW, so I checked... and apparently I missed the purchase notice email on the 20th.

Well, at least it's set for shipping now.

 

...Still waiting for the AJ seller as well.

Edited by Sanity is Optional

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Now all we need is a 1/48 milla in her armor eh bandai? ...dangit!

nice poses lolicon! Can’t wait for your panel lined pics!

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8 minutes ago, seti88 said:

Now all we need is a 1/48 milla in her armor eh bandai? ...dangit!

nice poses lolicon! Can’t wait for your panel lined pics!

Thanks! And yes bring on the 1/48 Queadluun-Rau! Green TV version of course!

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3 hours ago, Lolicon said:

Opened up Max and took a few shots in the new hangar.

First, the usual minor quibbles that most of us are already aware of:

-tiny pilot figure

-unpainted landing gear

-no ejection seat markings

-no modex number on the wing

Otherwise, a fantastic bird and the best iteration of the VF-1 to date.

My first order of business will be to paint the landing gear white. Hopefully the tampo printing is less shoddy this time around and won't rub off with only a little gentle handing. :p

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Great pics!!

As I'm looking at my Yamcadia 1/60s, although the TV VF-1A's may look a bit plain with lots of white, overall it shows off the sleek fighter silhouette a bit more than the DYRL VF-1 valks, from the way the lines flow from nosecone, over the cockpit and to the back until the tail.

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Anime Export shipped mine. I was wondering, Anime export never had the VF-1S up for pre-order. Think they will have it on release day?

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Cant wait! Finally NY sent th email of "Shipped." Looking forward to adding this one to the collection. 

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38 minutes ago, theraiden said:

Anime Export shipped mine. I was wondering, Anime export never had the VF-1S up for pre-order.

they did, I pre-ordered with them.

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43 minutes ago, Alphahorizon said:

Cant wait! Finally NY sent th email of "Shipped." Looking forward to adding this one to the collection. 

Lucky you. I still don't get that email

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9 hours ago, gerwookie said:

Feels like my amazon seller is taking forever. Gah! Note to self don’t cancel HLJ next time and that you actually are able to cancel the amazon order after the street date is past. Anyone else hear from mykombini, amiami? 

AmiAmi shipping notice received 5 hours ago.

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3 hours ago, Smacky said:

Thanks for this!  For some reason I thought this was a link to the 1S and I almost soiled myself.  Gotta get my hands on one of those!

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8 hours ago, Lolicon said:

Battroid mode.

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Pineapple Salad?

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Awesome photos. Where did you get the hanger Bay background? 

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So is it reasonable to assume that there will likely be some stock of VF-1S, for however briefly, on or just before release day?  I know the VF-1A is nowhere near as in demand (i.e. I lucked out) but I have to hope that AJ or one of the various exporters would have some VF-1S extras (or resales at markup)...  I figure I'm going to end up paying quite a bit more than I did for the VF-1A, but as long as I can get one (at reasonable mark up prices...none of this $500-600 nonsense), I'll be happy. :)

I guess alternatively I could just get the VF-1J and call it a day...

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Just now, Digitalfiend said:

So is it reasonable to assume that there will likely be some stock of VF-1S, for however briefly, on or just before release day?

The VF-1S is kind of uncharted territory for this particular line, as it is probably the most desirable yet, especially in Japan.  It also releases right before the super/strike parts do, which bumps up the hype for that release (yeah, they can work on all the valks, but we know what they'll look best on).  So we don't really know. 

I think it is reasonable to assume some quantity will exist for sale at/near release day, but that number may be very low, and your odds of securing one then are also probably very low (competition will be high).  But it is worth a shot.  

The mantra of this line is low expectations and be prepared to pay a mark-up.

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11 minutes ago, obakesan said:

Awesome photos. Where did you get the hanger Bay background? 

https://fext-hobby.myshopify.com/

Our very own @Saburo helped design it.

7 minutes ago, Digitalfiend said:

So is it reasonable to assume that there will likely be some stock of VF-1S, for however briefly, on or just before release day?  I know the VF-1A is nowhere near as in demand (i.e. I lucked out) but I have to hope that AJ or one of the various exporters would have some VF-1S extras (or resales at markup)...  I figure I'm going to end up paying quite a bit more than I did for the VF-1A, but as long as I can get one (at reasonable mark up prices...none of this $500-600 nonsense), I'll be happy. :)

I guess alternatively I could just get the VF-1J and call it a day...

:pardon:

I don't think anyone knows the answer to that right now.  Maybe?  Maybe not.  Stranger things have happened.  You'll likely be able to get it, but it is supposedly the most popular valk in Japan.  I'll add that with the 1A, it seems I caught a rare opportunity and snagged on AJ under MSRP direct from AJ, but no one else reported it.  So, think of how 1S will do.  (Though AJ never offered the 1S on PO with Global ship.)

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Head laser seems a bit longish.

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10 hours ago, spanner said:

Hehe! They will this time I promise! 

Even though I do regret selling off ALL of them, it did enable me to get other things I needed sorting out done. Yes I should have kept a few but that's in the past. And now to the future! DX!

Awesome! B))

I feel you with the selling off vibe, sold a bunch of my stuff and there's a few I'm now wishing I kept. I have Hikaru's 1S on PO too. 

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18 minutes ago, HardlyNever said:

The VF-1S is kind of uncharted territory for this particular line, as it is probably the most desirable yet, especially in Japan.  It also releases right before the super/strike parts do, which bumps up the hype for that release (yeah, they can work on all the valks, but we know what they'll look best on).  So we don't really know. 

I think it is reasonable to assume some quantity will exist for sale at/near release day, but that number may be very low, and your odds of securing one then are also probably very low (competition will be high).  But it is worth a shot.  

The mantra of this line is low expectations and be prepared to pay a mark-up.

 

16 minutes ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

I don't think anyone knows the answer to that right now.  Maybe?  Maybe not.  Stranger things have happened.  You'll likely be able to get it, but it is supposedly the most popular valk in Japan.  I'll add that with the 1A, it seems I caught a rare opportunity and snagged on AJ under MSRP direct from AJ, but no one else reported it.  So, think of how 1S will do.  (Though AJ never offered the 1S on PO with Global ship.)

 

Thanks.  So out of curiosity how reliable is FromJapan?  I was looking at their site and noticed quite a few sellers, some with 40+ positive ratings are listing pre-orders for sale.  I assume I could get one of those and then have FromJapan deliver it from their warehouse once they receive it.  Is this safe way to go?  I'm still new to this DX line craziness :)  I'm thinking worst case, if I pre-order one that way and then see one on AE, etc I can always snag two.

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