Jump to content
IXTL

Bandai DX Chogokin 1/48 VF-1

Recommended Posts

13 minutes ago, sh9000 said:

 

F5BB817A-0424-4EC3-8C14-0B5CCE3F8D35.jpeg.9aed396643743d42fc45ad0f59f1b8d8.jpeg

 

 

Cool.

Nice. Your work?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still waiting for "preparation in progress" from NY but I figure they have to fulfill all these orders since they're still listing it available for pre-order at the low price of $322.50 before shipping.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For those who overpaid at NY and pending, I highly recommend just cancelling from them and just grab one of Buyee. They are going for about 31000yen~ including shipping to USA.

Edit: There's one now with a buyout price of 24800yen excluding shipping and fees. (Sold)

Edited by Tenbatsu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like buyee just announced no international shipping and service fees for 3 days. Im guess as some kind of black Friday promotion.

Edit* its for cyber Monday, but effective 11/28. They stated "please acquire the coupon first before making the purchase".

Edited by PsYcHoDyNaMiX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
53 minutes ago, PsYcHoDyNaMiX said:

Looks like buyee just announced no international shipping and service fees for 3 days. Im guess as some kind of black Friday promotion.

Edit* its for cyber Monday, but effective 11/28. They stated "please acquire the coupon first before making the purchase".

As far as I can tell, that's only if you order off Mercari. Still a great deal if you can find what you're looking for there at a price comparable to YJA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ordered two more Super/Strike parts from NY :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Slave IV said:

More pics, less talk about these shops and just buy from whoever you want. :p

NY has a no cancellation or return policy, that’s it. The Valk in question with the severe defects is a 1J that was bought when it originally came out and just now opened if I’m not mistaken. There are very few if any US retailers that would cover a purchase from that long ago. 

That is correct. I just opened it. I don't want to do a CC claim since i have stuff on order from them for over 900+ USD$ because i will get banned. Can't deal with that hassle in my life at the moment. I have accepted that it's defective and will display it in fighter only, i have another VF-1J that's perfectly fine and i am thinking of buying the third one. At least i have enough of spare parts :)

On another note, Finally got a shipment notification for my VF-1S that i pre-ordered on ebay :yahoo: Think i'm gonna buy another one on Buyee aswell :crazy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I finally opened a dispute for this and they refund me after. Case close. I got the VF-1S fromAmazon japan instead. The price is about that same

 

I will learn to setup my own bandai account instead of replying on proxy or web shop.. 

Edited by eyesonme78

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, sh9000 said:

Cool.

6 hours ago, Tober said:

Your work?

@sh9000 posts random stuff from the Internet on a regular basis, without any context, and somebody invariably always asks if it's his work...  :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Ipsquitch said:

As far as I can tell, that's only if you order off Mercari. Still a great deal if you can find what you're looking for there at a price comparable to YJA.

Hey, one just auction off for 24000yen an hour ago. Guess the price is really dropping.

https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/o358815303#group=nogroup&photo=0

_______________________________________

Yap, once. For 25000yen exclude shipping at AJ. Sold out.

V

Edited by Tenbatsu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not seeing any on AmazonJP that will ship to the US. Has anyone found anything?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been checking occasionally but haven’t seen one. There was a seller that a lot of us got tha Max VF-1A from and they’re not shipping internationally either this time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, jeniusornome said:

I have been checking occasionally but haven’t seen one. There was a seller that a lot of us got tha Max VF-1A from and they’re not shipping internationally either this time. 

Can you go through From Japan and have them source from Amazon? I'm not thrilled with the auction thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am thankful for you all here at Macross World and this site which has existed for 2 decades now. And despite the protests of many, I am thankful for Robotech, which lead me here to the original and much better Macross those many decades ago. Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it. And to the rest, stay classy! Yes I know this "Isn't the place for this post" but I wasn't gonna start a new one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, sqidd said:

Can you go through From Japan and have them source from Amazon? I'm not thrilled with the auction thing.

From Japan used to have amazon as a seller but I don’t think you can place an order through them anymore. 

I created an account with a forwarding service; so I have a Japanese address for products that amazon will not ship internationally. 

Once the forwarding service has the package they ship it to you for a small fee. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Tenbatsu said:

Hey, one just auction off for 24000yen an hour ago. Guess the price is really dropping.

https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/o358815303#group=nogroup&photo=0

_______________________________________

Yap, once. For 25000yen exclude shipping at AJ. Sold out.

V

This is promising.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, sh9000 said:

4A859CBA-B169-45AF-A848-95E8BEE04470.jpeg.c09212594c8621b2ac36d6f3793e33f5.jpeg

F5BB817A-0424-4EC3-8C14-0B5CCE3F8D35.jpeg.9aed396643743d42fc45ad0f59f1b8d8.jpeg

BA7BC8B8-C97B-44F6-9932-AC435971FA6A.jpeg.75cc4a1c4af197e5d6919e0258b86de5.jpeg

723BB5B5-278E-48B4-A239-0D1A5C236023.jpeg.117f3d51d0cf9b3f83d911f289ff7349.jpeg

Cool.

I like that dashboard a lot better.  From the Hasegawa 1/48 kit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, peter said:

I like that dashboard a lot better.  From the Hasegawa 1/48 kit?

Most likely from the Hasegawa kit.

I have a spare decal sheet, might just do the same. B))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NY needs to buy up all those auctions so that they can send out my order. I'm not feeling too confident with the HLJ order.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, sqidd said:

Can you go through From Japan and have them source from Amazon? I'm not thrilled with the auction thing.

I don't really like auction sites. You can order off Amazon Japan when they don't ship internationally if you use a forwarding service like Tenso which will provide you with an address in Japan in order to catch your orders and then they notify you and you select how to process/forward to your home address here. Their site advertises for Buyee but when I tried to make an account for Buyee it had an error immediately after I provided my credit card info and wouldn't allow me to login. I had to put in a ticket to have my account fixed which took 2 weeks. Yeah- no thanks buyee.

Edited by Syro
whoops

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, Since NY seem to have shipped my Valk! I just want to let you guys know that my 2nd pre order for DX VF-1S will be automatically cancel on November 29th at 7h am JST on Amiami web site, the price is almost MSRP 19,500 yen, good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Lockdown said:

Hey, Since NY seem to have shipped my Valk! I just want to let you guys know that my 2nd pre order for DX VF-1S will be automatically cancel on November 29th at 7h am JST on Amiami web site, the price is almost MSRP 19,500 yen, good luck

That was over an hour ago. Do you mean 7 pm or Dec 1? Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got home and opened mine. Messed up tampo on the stabilizer of course. I do like the bigger pilot figure which looks so much better than the microscopic pilot included with the TV releases. Can't tell if it's actually the proper scale as I don't have an old Yamato 1/48 pilot to compare it to, but it doesn't throw the scale completely out of whack like the previous releases.

Ewww @ the unpainted landing gear. That's going to be the first thing to go, as usual.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Slave IV said:

That was over an hour ago. Do you mean 7 pm or Dec 1? Thanks!

Yes, you are right, it was an hour ago, I thought JST was +12 hrs, but apparently it’s +14 hrs compared to EST, (my payment due date deadline was 7h am JST November 29) but I still didn’t get the Amiami cancellation noticed, so they might reopen the preorder shortly! And the order is still in my unshipped order tab...

And my preorder price was 18,790 yen plus shipping... 21,180 yen with Shipping SAL

Edited by Lockdown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, canklebreaker said:

Is it weird that I’m paranoid in handling/transforming the figure in fear of damaging it?

I was years ago.  The golden rule is to rotate and move joints as close to the joint itself as you can.  For example: if you want to lift the arm, don’t grab it by the hand and lift, turn it by the shoulder.  
 

but as the other member stated, the VF-1 is solid.  Enjoy it.
 

It’s normal to feel the way you do when you drop $300 and know in your heart that if it breaks you likely can’t get another one.  
 

Don’t get like me, I’ve let my fear of ruining valks lead me to buying two of every release so the Tyler Durden in me is always ok

“ no matter what, I’ve got That lime green stripe couch situation checked off”

 

Edited by Ridden001

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Lockdown said:

Yes, you are right, it was an hour ago, I thought JST was +12 hrs, but apparently it’s +14 hrs compared to EST, (my payment due date deadline was 7h am JST November 29) but I still didn’t get the Amiami cancellation noticed, so they might reopen the preorder shortly! And the order is still in my unshipped order tab...

And my preorder price was 18,790 yen plus shipping... 21,180 yen with Shipping SAL

Cool! I will try my best. Hope someone here gets it either way. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Email from NY they have started processing my order.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Roy Focker said:

Email from NY they have started processing my order.

So maybe January 2020 instead?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, F360 said:

Woohoo , I plan to snack on 1 after transforming each mode.  3 is just enough for me to transform back to fighter so I can put it back in the box .:yahoo:

Don’t forget to wash your hand everytime you finish one Kitkat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No info from NY for me yet.  Bad form considering they marked up their own product.  As long as they refund my preorder money, I'm good.  Did they refund people for the VF-31A fiasco?  If not I'll be in contact with AMEX.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...