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I really really like the blue. The swing bar was fine for me and the nosecone is pretty tight, has snap to it. Have to get better at avoiding paint rub, that laser clearance for getting the head thru for battroid is pretty tight. My shoulders were correct and the bicep swivel is pretty tight that I wouldn’t want to twist it without holding the shoulder with my other hand. The intake cover for the right leg usually pops off when engaging the gerwalk joint because the ratchets feel nice and tight. Going to try to the waist swivel next for that knee to chest fist to ground superhero landing pose.

 

 

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On 9/26/2019 at 5:22 PM, theraiden said:

Actually it was 220$ with shipping but i used an ebay coupon code and got 20$ off :) I sent him a message asking details about where he is sourcing it from etc. I'll let you guys know and post his reply if he answers.

And he replied about the 220$ USD VF-1S:

"Your message

Hello :) I just ordered this item from you. Can you tell me, is it 100% that you will have this item on release day? Do you get it directly from Bandai or?

Best regards and with thanks,
XXXXXX"
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"New message from: l-o-dstore (102)

Dear XXXXXX,
Thank you for your purchase.
Yes, we will absolutely be stocked on the 30th Nov.
And yes, we get our stock directly from Bandai.
Sincerely,
XXXXXX"

But i'm sure not getting my hopes up yet :pardon:

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45 minutes ago, Digitalfiend said:

^ He must be trustworthy as he has the same name as you! (XXXXXX)  :P

In all seriousness though, that is a killer deal.  Hopefully, it works out.  All the other listings on eBay that I'm seeing are in the $500-650+ range, which is just ... stupid. :)

Yep. If he comes through i will let someone here that could not secure a VF-1S reap the benefits and sell it for the same price i got it for + customs and shipping :)

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5 hours ago, gerwookie said:

I really really like the blue. The swing bar was fine for me and the nosecone is pretty tight, has snap to it. Have to get better at avoiding paint rub, that laser clearance for getting the head thru for battroid is pretty tight. My shoulders were correct and the bicep swivel is pretty tight that I wouldn’t want to twist it without holding the shoulder with my other hand. The intake cover for the right leg usually pops off when engaging the gerwalk joint because the ratchets feel nice and tight. Going to try to the waist swivel next for that knee to chest fist to ground superhero landing pose.

 

 

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Your pics made me reorder it.

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6 hours ago, gerwookie said:

I really really like the blue. The swing bar was fine for me and the nosecone is pretty tight, has snap to it. Have to get better at avoiding paint rub, that laser clearance for getting the head thru for battroid is pretty tight. My shoulders were correct and the bicep swivel is pretty tight that I wouldn’t want to twist it without holding the shoulder with my other hand. The intake cover for the right leg usually pops off when engaging the gerwalk joint because the ratchets feel nice and tight. Going to try to the waist swivel next for that knee to chest fist to ground superhero landing pose.

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I really like this pose! 

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4 hours ago, theraiden said:

Yep. If he comes through i will let someone here that could not secure a VF-1S reap the benefits and sell it for the same price i got it for + customs and shipping :)

I was thinking of doing the same thing.  I’m tempted to secure a pre-order resale from an auction site and then try to snag one from AE, etc.  If I end up with two, I’m going to sell it to someone in North America for whatever I paid + shipping.

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22 hours ago, kkx said:

Finally, hope you like it. Are you going to open your 1J too? :) Mine are still not shipped yet. :( 

Thanks! Probably not. I already have one opened. Where did you order from?

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3 hours ago, OzmaLee74 said:

Thanks! Probably not. I already have one opened. Where did you order from?

I use FromJapan proxy service for two. Also added another from Amazon JP after you. All of them is pending shipping.

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Hmm, so I think there might be something odd going on with that VF-1 missile set order that I placed through FromJapan.  I "won" the bid (via Buy Now) and the item was confirmed as having been sold.  I logged in to look at some other stuff and noticed the seller has seemingly re-posted what looks to be the exact same missile set, judging by the same pics/description, but with only a 4hr window on the auction.  In the rough translation of the description, it mentioned something about being able to arbitrarily cancel orders (though I haven't received notification from FromJapan). 

The auction I "won" (shows the name of the account FJ used):
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k412890791

The new auction that was posted today - exact same pics as the auction above:
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k412964478

Maybe I'm just being a bit paranoid... 

Edit: Ok so now the item is listed again for 12hrs and 320 jpy less (9,800 just a few minutes ago and now 9,480).

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3 hours ago, Kuma Style said:

Post pics!!

As requested, pics via my phone-tato. At least I have daylight LEDs everywhere.

Top/Bottom

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White table with daylight LED illumination

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Comparison vs HMRs

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Blue is deeper than the Max HMR, I'd also say it's a bit richer.

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White is slightly more gray than the VF-4 HMR

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3 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

As requested, pics via my phone-tato. At least I have daylight LEDs everywhere.

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White table with daylight LED illumination

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Blue is deeper than the Max HMR, I'd also say it's a bit richer.

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White is slightly more gray than the VF-4 HMR

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Those LED lighting shots look great! 

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So the 1S has ejector tampo's?  Also, I had the same issue with my 1J where the panel on the missle connector separated when I tried to remove them. Did not pull the panel off completely but it really irked me when it happened.  It's like the plastic just tore on the panel lines.  Not like I was pulling hard either.

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Riddle this Batman. I was just thinking about this the other night as I was displaying a Valk with FP's on it. When the FP's are installed do you leave the intakes/compressor covers on under the assumption that the FP's are for use in space? I'm assuming the FP's are for space use? It's been a million years since I watched any of this stuff.

And one more thing. Oh goodness that thing is sexy! I'm dying to get mine!

 

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