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On 11/7/2019 at 6:54 PM, sqidd said:

I will with the 1S.:yahoo:

I only got singles of the 1J and 1A.

Cool, share the pics with us.  That display @peter took pics of is so cool.

I suppose my assumption about robots not needing to aim down sight is from cartoons like Macross, and video games where the mecha piloted is in first person and the gun isn't held to the camera.  In Macross IIRC, the targeting screen just has lock on squares or brackets and the pilot's view doesn't show the gunpod aimed down sight.  Some battletech inspired games have similar displays and the guns are to the periphery of the screen.

@jenius point taken, transforming mecha doing things humans do is cool.  I'd point out that certain anime where the mecha respond to the pilot's nerves or mind (a la Macross plus or Psychozaku), so that the mecha is an extension of the pilot, I'd expect soldiers to aim down sight like they do when they aren't piloting.  In this type of mecha interface, the pilot is expected to be physically fit, since their physical prowess affects the robot suit's performance; if they had scrawny puny arms like Max they'd probably get tired of lifting the gun altogether.  The other type of mecha is the valk or mobile suit Gundam where scrawny pilots like Max can mow down squadrons because he's good at video games.  The mecha are controlled by "classic" cockpit or video game style joysticks and thrust and the pilot peers at a screen.  Since aim down sight in this type of mecha would just block his view and not improve his aim as the technology seems to process that.  It's still a nice fantasy either way.  It can look cool to pose guns on valks like a human would, but there's also the Rambo fantasy of hipfiring full auto spray from left to right with accuracy - that's something robots might do in sci fi.

Ha ha ha easy to get off topic with these nice photos everyone is posting.  DX is a love hate line - love the toys, hate the scalping.

@Saburo nice photo.  Maybe try a human like aim down sight for the fans of that?

 

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As a gun guy, I just wanted to pose the toy into positions I'm used to seeing.  I understand that the tech involved in a Valk more than likely does not require it to have a cheek weld, to have a forward c-clamp grip, or to pull the rifle in to its shoulder.

For me, it's just something different than what we're used to seeing (shooting from the hip a la *name your 80's action movie*).

I shot a few more poses with my other camera, just some fun stuff, will upload when I get back from Japan :)

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16 hours ago, peter said:

As a gun guy, I just wanted to pose the toy into positions I'm used to seeing.  I understand that the tech involved in a Valk more than likely does not require it to have a cheek weld, to have a forward c-clamp grip, or to pull the rifle in to its shoulder.

For me, it's just something different than what we're used to seeing (shooting from the hip a la *name your 80's action movie*).

I shot a few more poses with my other camera, just some fun stuff, will upload when I get back from Japan :)

it's cool, I like military accurate poses too. keep those photos coming :)

12 hours ago, Lolicon said:

Not you too, Robocop!

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"You can't just shoot a guy in the dick! that's not cool, Butters" - Cartman from Southpark

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44 minutes ago, peter said:

Lol, rocking the duellies before I knew any better:IMAG0956.jpg.640b0c918b9c26feb2522eb6a9f4e0c6.jpg

hilarious

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Question.

Regarding the upcoming PRE-Order madness when Roy's 1S will be up. Does anybody know if there is a customizable bot-shopping system out there akin to these: 
https://www.aiobot.com/
https://forcecop.com/

And a thought.... If all of us who are going to buy a Roy would pool together funds, say like 5$ each, to actually hire a Bot programmer to make a Bot for us to beat the scalpers at they're own game. Just a thought :ph34r:

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1 hour ago, theraiden said:

Question.

Regarding the upcoming PRE-Order madness when Roy's 1S will be up. Does anybody know if there is a customizable bot-shopping system out there akin to these: 
https://www.aiobot.com/
https://forcecop.com/

And a thought.... If all of us who are going to buy a Roy would pool together funds, say like 5$ each, to actually hire a Bot programmer to make a Bot for us to beat the scalpers at they're own game. Just a thought :ph34r:

I'm in! I mean, just for screwing the scalpers i would be more than happy to put 5 dollars in. Even if i m not interested in the toy.

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Also saw these:

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Wonder what's wrong with the 1/60 Roy.  Never seen it so cheap, apart from it being open box.

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Guess I probably should have asked to look inside, maybe it was yellowed to crap or worse.

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5 hours ago, gerwookie said:

Mykombini listing 11-17-2019 for vf-1s

This interests me.  

I'm hoping to find it in-store before I leave Japan, but I'm not hopeful.  Will be flying out of Haneda on the 19th.

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14 hours ago, Ryoma said:

I'm in! I mean, just for screwing the scalpers i would be more than happy to put 5 dollars in. Even if i m not interested in the toy.

Ok, that's one. I have already reached out to two developers asking for a price quote and if it is doable :)

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28 minutes ago, theraiden said:

Ok, that's one. I have already reached out to two developers asking for a price quote and if it is doable :)

I'll chip in $5 if it helps securing a pre-order from HLJ or Hobby Search. :unsure:

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1 hour ago, sqidd said:

If you guys can make this happen I'm in.

 

1 hour ago, Tober said:

I'll chip in $5 if it helps securing a pre-order from HLJ or Hobby Search. :unsure:

 

32 minutes ago, GeneralTiki said:

I'd donate to this cause as well.

 

 

26 minutes ago, Alphahorizon said:

Easily! 5 dollars is worth the pain saved.

 

24 minutes ago, gabuyan said:

Count me in too. If there's a way to overcome scalpers, I'm voting with my wallet...


Great! Seems to be enough interest in making this happen :) If any of you can think of programmers or developers that might be interested pm me and i will contact them if you don't want to do it yourself. I have now contacted 3 developers and if i get positive reply's from any of them i will post it here and we can figure things out together from there.

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12 minutes ago, theraiden said:

 

 

 

 


Great! Seems to be enough interest in making this happen :) If any of you can think of programmers or developers that might be interested pm me and i will contact them if you don't want to do it yourself. I have now contacted 3 developers and if i get positive reply's from any of them i will post it here and we can figure things out together from there.

I tried to get something like this started a few months back but it didn't go anywhere. I'm hoping you can get something dialed in. I think it's crazy that we have such a large buying block here on the board and the opportunity to get organized and pool resources hasn't been taken advantage of. Collectively we have power. I'm guessing we represent a majority of the US market. We need to "unionize". 

I'm in for way more than $5.00 is this can happen. If it gets me PO pricing on some VF-1S Roys, fantastic. But if it only disrupts some scalpers and I get a fair/decent deal on some Roy's I'm good with that too!

I would suggest thinking about starting a dedicated thread.

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Other collectors: “yeah that’s cool I might pick one up later.”

 

Macross fans: “we need to hire someone to write a program to buy us these figures the second they are available!”

 

I think there will be some available after release. Maybe not as many as the Max figure. 

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I researched purchasing bots after getting the life cart jacked out of me the last few DX preorders.

I got cold feet once I realized I would probably have to offer login and financial details to an application that I don’t understand, written by someone halfway around the world. That’s how identity theft occurs lol

Jokes aside, I’m sure there are precautions you can take but it was just too much trouble. I wish you all luck. If you enjoy any success I’m sure most of MWF will want to order via purchasing bot to avoid scalpers and loss of sleep!

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19 hours ago, theraiden said:

Question.

Regarding the upcoming PRE-Order madness when Roy's 1S will be up. Does anybody know if there is a customizable bot-shopping system out there akin to these: 
https://www.aiobot.com/
https://forcecop.com/

And a thought.... If all of us who are going to buy a Roy would pool together funds, say like 5$ each, to actually hire a Bot programmer to make a Bot for us to beat the scalpers at they're own game. Just a thought :ph34r:

Count me in on that!

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