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I won't pretend to know the inner workings of Bandai's release schedule, but DYRL Hikaru, Max, and Kakizaki (VF-1A variants) were teased at the last tamashii nations.  I figure one of them has to be next, right?

I don't think it will be all 3 in a row, but maybe DYRL Kakizaki next?  I'm just saying Roy (of any flavor) and TV Kakizaki aren't super likely to be next, imo.  Anything could happen, of course.

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Yeah, it really only makes sense since they’re releasing the Strike Parts in Dec/Apr and showcased some of the corresponding 1As.

6 minutes ago, HardlyNever said:

I won't pretend to know the inner workings of Bandai's release schedule, but DYRL Hikaru, Max, and Kakizaki (VF-1A variants) were teased at the last tamashii nations.  I figure one of them has to be next, right?

I don't think it will be all 3 in a row, but maybe DYRL Kakizaki next?  I'm just saying Roy (of any flavor) and TV Kakizaki aren't super likely to be next, imo.  Anything could happen, of course.

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39 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

How can you be surprised, they are only on the third release and you can't expect them to release two simultaneously? And nearly all are DYRL:lol:...again, with only three releases it could have gone either way with "nearly all" SDFM.:p

True, but I would have thought they would have gone with a Roy release that would sell better before doing a second Hikaru.  And I was referring to all large scale releases of Roy's VF-1S, not the DX line itself - sorry for not being clearer there.  The only 1/60 or larger SDFM release that I have found so far is one of the the Yamato V2.2 releases.  In smaller ones, there's the Kitzconcept and Toynami Robotech stuff (but we all know that doesn't count).

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2 minutes ago, Pontus said:

True, but I would have thought they would have gone with a Roy release that would sell better before doing a second Hikaru.  And I was referring to all large scale releases of Roy's VF-1S, not the DX line itself - sorry for not being clearer there.  The only 1/60 or larger SDFM release that I have found so far is one of the the Yamato V2.2 releases.  In smaller ones, there's the Kitzconcept and Toynami Robotech stuff (but we all know that doesn't count).

I’m no expert but it’s always been my understanding that DYRL, Hikaru, and his DYRL VF-1S in particular have traditionally been more popular in Japan. Since that is Bandai’s target audience for the Macross line it makes sense to me that they lead with his Valks.

 Roy and SDFM are just more popular in the States due to Robotech really. “Rick” always seemed so damn whiny and Roy a badass. Hikaru is slightly more badass in DYRL than his Robotech counterpart. Anyway, that’s just my thought. I’m sure others would disagree. :)

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5 minutes ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

I’m no expert but it’s always been my understanding that DYRL, Hikaru, and his DYRL VF-1S in particular have traditionally been more popular in Japan. Since that is Bandai’s target audience for the Macross line it makes sense to me that they lead with his Valks.

 Roy and SDFM are just more popular in the States due to Robotech really. “Rick” always seemed so damn whiny and Roy a badass. Hikaru is slightly more badass in DYRL than his Robotech counterpart. Anyway, that’s just my thought. I’m sure others would disagree. :)

Yeah, I thought it was a Japanese popularity thing.  :rolleyes:  But imho we've had enough DYRL VF-1S releases. (:ph34r: yes I see your name there, plz don't hate :D) I'd be happy if they simply included rounded hands and a blue suited Roy.  They include rounded hands in their HMR releases (in all BUT the Roy?!!!), so why not here?  Eh, whatevs, I digress and am happy they are putting out toys at all from a 40yr old show! 

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28 minutes ago, Pontus said:

Yeah, I thought it was a Japanese popularity thing.  :rolleyes:  But imho we've had enough DYRL VF-1S releases. (:ph34r: yes I see your name there, plz don't hate :D) I'd be happy if they simply included rounded hands and a blue suited Roy.  They include rounded hands in their HMR releases (in all BUT the Roy?!!!), so why not here?  Eh, whatevs, I digress and am happy they are putting out toys at all from a 40yr old show! 

Haha! No hating. I have a separate love for Roy too. And I can’t wait for him to release and sadly I don’t care if it’s SDFM or DYRL cuz I’ll be buying both plus a SDFM 1S Hikaru to boot if all three are made LOL :help:

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4 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

That's exactly what I do, and I still only managed one pre-order for the VF-1S on release night, and that was via Amazon Japan w/o international shipping option.

There were time when I strike out on all the shops too. .  ;)

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7 hours ago, Ipsquitch said:

Soliciting educated guesses... Looks like the cheapest VF-1S purchase option is currently ~25000JPY off YJA. Do you think it will drop over the next week or so like Max's did,, or are we just going up from here? I'm not sure if Max dropped due to popularity of the pilot/paint scheme, or if there were enough to go around that the market couldn't sustain the higher price point.

It may drop further imo. Way too many unbid listings in Buyee.

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8 hours ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

Yeah, I'm not sure.  I'm trying the envision this with the stabilizers unfolded.  If you look at the one on the right of the pic, if it unfolds, it would show "100" and I believe that is the one captured with the "issue."

Though now that I think about it, this pic is actually showing the inside of the stabilizers so in reality they are correct as it would show "001" unfolded.

Just checked my yammie valkyrie.  The folded backpack is showing the front/outside tips for both left and right stabilizers.  The red tip is the top of the stabilizer, so in the pic the 001 is correct on both stabilizers.  

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19 minutes ago, beatsing said:

Just checked my yammie valkyrie.  The folded backpack is showing the front/outside tips for both left and right stabilizers.  The red tip is the top of the stabilizer, so in the pic the 001 is correct on both stabilizers.  

Ah cool. Thanks for confirming!

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25 minutes ago, Tenbatsu said:

It may drop further imo. Way too many unbid listings in Buyee.

Good.

Hopefully, none of them make any profit out of their items.

However and unfortunately, there's always gonna be a sucker born every minute to get willingly scalped...

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, lavinrac said:

HLJ Managed to get my VF-1S order out. I ordered the other night when it was released, not months ago. It made it to my Private warehouse and now it's in FedEx's hands. I consider myself extremely lucky.

You and I by the grace of God.

Sorry to hear about others getting pre-orders cancelled. 
 

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12 minutes ago, oshanmacross said:

You and I by the grace of God.

Sorry to hear about others getting pre-orders cancelled. 
 

Grrr.... way to rub it in and kick us when we're down, why don't you... ?  ;)

Congrats, guys!

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12 minutes ago, drobo said:

Play-Asia is preparing/packing my VF-1S order (#43051XXX).

 

I consider myself lucky...after hearing some of the bad news on this thread.

Do you mind private message me your full order number? Mine's got cancelled.

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