Jump to content
IXTL

Bandai DX Chogokin 1/48 VF-1

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, Saburo said:

I haven't had much free time to process and post VF-1S photos but wanted to the out before my Super/Strike Parts arrive (sometime in Jan 2020 is what I am guessing). :lol:

49236307732_c0cae222ec_h.jpg

damn...  low rider!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, chyll2 said:

Took the 24700 one. More or less just a few hundred yen more expensive than getting it from Mandarake.

Total from Mandarake using DHL: 27450 yen

Total from FJ with buyer protection plan: 27845

 

i never use the protection. maybe i should one time. 

my shogun rank ran out... i'm now back to normal peasant rank

2 minutes ago, treatment said:

roflmao @ DWC. 

Besides their usual nickel-n-diming tactics, Bandai literally cutting corners now, eh?

:bump:

agree. though i'm glad they have the changing skull emblems. that's a good move by Bandai

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I mainly had LEGO and BRIO, plus a computer. Never any GI-Joe, just one transformer, no Macross/Robotech stuff.

Which is why I buy it all now, I suppose.

Certainly glad they're making stuff like the 1/48 aimed at adults rather than children now that I'm old enough to afford it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was just looking at my VF-1J and wondering about the sure to come (if the tampo on the toys is accurate about connection points) GBP armor.
Do you think Bandai is going to re-release the VF-1J as a Gray Google version? (sorry if this has been asked before, assume so)
S

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Matt Random said:

I was thinking the same thing. I had tons of ziplock bags for all the Star Wars, GI Joe, He-Man and Transformers parts since I didn't have room to put all my toys on the shelves in my room. No working holsters on SW back then. The big Vader & Threepio cases even had one compartment with a door to store the accessories. Joes were great since they generally had some places to store some of the weapons - especially as time went on. The backpacks and helmets could be kept on the figures since they attached firmly. Transformers were generally a nightmare with no place to store all the guns and missile launchers in alt mode. The seekers, Sunstreaker (or whatever his name was), Trail Breaker and the combiners were especially bad. The seekers had fists, missiles/gun tips and the landing gear to keep track of. Each Dinobot had a sword, gun and missile launcher if I recall correctly and I don't recall there being a way to attach it to dino mode aside from Swoop's missile launchers.

I like all of the storage built into MP-44 Prime. I also like the idea of putting the intake covers and maybe the gerwalk antenna into the FAST packs. The hands and side covers are still in the box.

Again, most Transformers had compartments or pegs to store things. Since many were Diaclone, they had cockpits for figures that could be used since they didn’t come with figures. The Dinobots had places to peg the weapons in both modes. As you mentioned, they made cases and storage that were either playsets, vehicles or other related items with specific storage for GI Joe and Star Wars and they could mostly all hold everything they came with anyways. 

Point is, having storage for parts is good. It would be funny as hell if Bandai came back and said the hollow spot was done purposely for storage like they said the tampo was done on purpose. Anyways, I know what I’m doing with that space on my sets. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Shawn said:

Was just looking at my VF-1J and wondering about the sure to come (if the tampo on the toys is accurate about connection points) GBP armor.
Do you think Bandai is going to re-release the VF-1J as a Gray Google version? (sorry if this has been asked before, assume so)
S

Maybe they might ship the grey goggled head with the GBP parts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Shawn said:

Was just looking at my VF-1J and wondering about the sure to come (if the tampo on the toys is accurate about connection points) GBP armor.
Do you think Bandai is going to re-release the VF-1J as a Gray Google version? (sorry if this has been asked before, assume so)
S

 

1 minute ago, Guyffon said:

Maybe they might ship the grey goggled head with the GBP parts?

 

One can only hope.

Otherwise, Bandai might just likely and readily make the grey-goggles a separate TWE/P-bandai item and charge 5000y for it...

:bump:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, CeramicDragon said:

What was the Preorder price on the strike parts?

It was 8800yen, including tax. Roughly double the missile pack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

I mainly had LEGO and BRIO, plus a computer. Never any GI-Joe, just one transformer, no Macross/Robotech stuff.

Which is why I buy it all now, I suppose.

Certainly glad they're making stuff like the 1/48 aimed at adults rather than children now that I'm old enough to afford it.

This.  It's the same reason I collect now.  I was lucky that I did have a G1 Jetfire.  It was my only "expensive" toy of the early 80's toys.  And that nostalgia brought me to some of the Transformers and all of the Macross & Robotech I collect.  I know it's not the same for everyone, but I love the 1/48 DX's because they remind me so much of an evolution of 1/55 Chunkies.  (I own and love Chunky Monkeys too of course.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
59 minutes ago, tekering said:

Parts storage.  ^_^

1757578292_partsstorage.thumb.jpg.a9899529ff4ef98b0143df652c0d27be.jpg

That's much better than putting the hands back into the arms! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, chyll2 said:

Took the 24700 one. More or less just a few hundred yen more expensive than getting it from Mandarake.

Total from Mandarake using DHL: 27450 yen

Total from FJ with buyer protection plan: 27845

 

Weird i thought i got that one.

Share this post


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

Was just looking at my VF-1J and wondering about the sure to come (if the tampo on the toys is accurate about connection points) GBP armor.
Do you think Bandai is going to re-release the VF-1J as a Gray Google version? (sorry if this has been asked before, assume so)
S

I have my fingers crossed HARD for GBP!!!

Share this post


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

Transformers had storage compartments or pegholes to store weapons and accessories. GI Joe could hold or store all their weapons. Centurions were walking storage figures. I never played with TMNT figures so don’t know about those. Most my Super Robot toys had built in gimmicks and or storage built into the figure. 

GIJoe had storage in the working trunk doors and the shovels on the jeep attach to the side of the jeep.  GIJoe didn't use the engine space to store accessories, when GIJoe showed off an engine, it wasn't "empty".  Bandai seems undecided like they wanted to show off the engine, but didn't finish it.  If Bandai wanted it for storage, they should have left it empty, and added pegs so the parts don't roll around.

7 hours ago, Matt Random said:

I was thinking the same thing. I had tons of ziplock bags for all the Star Wars, GI Joe, He-Man and Transformers parts since I didn't have room to put all my toys on the shelves in my room. No working holsters on SW back then. The big Vader & Threepio cases even had one compartment with a door to store the accessories. Joes were great since they generally had some places to store some of the weapons - especially as time went on. The backpacks and helmets could be kept on the figures since they attached firmly. Transformers were generally a nightmare with no place to store all the guns and missile launchers in alt mode. The seekers, Sunstreaker (or whatever his name was), Trail Breaker and the combiners were especially bad. The seekers had fists, missiles/gun tips and the landing gear to keep track of. Each Dinobot had a sword, gun and missile launcher if I recall correctly and I don't recall there being a way to attach it to dino mode aside from Swoop's missile launchers.

I like all of the storage built into MP-44 Prime. I also like the idea of putting the intake covers and maybe the gerwalk antenna into the FAST packs. The hands and side covers are still in the box.

The Mospeada Beagle ride armor had all the accessories (helmet guns hands) stored in the display stand.  They should all do that.

6 hours ago, Shawn said:

Was just looking at my VF-1J and wondering about the sure to come (if the tampo on the toys is accurate about connection points) GBP armor.
Do you think Bandai is going to re-release the VF-1J as a Gray Google version? (sorry if this has been asked before, assume so)
S

That'd be an expensive set.  Bandai could have released the 1S with the SSP, but sold it separately, if that's their business model, to let customers pick and choose what they want to buy, or nickel and dime them on missiles.  Arcadia sold it as a set, so maybe.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Arthurius said:

just curious, but are these DX 1/48 VF-1 painted white, or bare plastic white?

Bare plastic, with lots of tampo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, tekering said:

Parts storage.  ^_^

 

Haha very nice! :good:

 

5 hours ago, sqidd said:

I have my fingers crossed HARD for GBP!!!

I am praying to the Bandai gods as well for GBP.  I am sure it will be released its an easy money grab for them.  :lol:

Edited by Saburo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never thought about the parts swap for the GBP but you are right. Perhaps instead of a replacement head though, they will ret-con it and do an armor protection ring that slides over the existing  sensor goggle on the head. I could imagine that was why it changed color. :)

Share this post


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

Bare plastic, with lots of tampo.

Yeah, thats the one thing about these, they are bare plastic. I wish they were painted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, Saburo said:

Haha very nice! :good:

 

I am praying to the Bandai gods as well for GBP.  I am sure it will be released its an easy money grab for them.  :lol:

Calling it at 17k yen ish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have two extra SPP set from FJ that I am thinking of selling. Please PM if interested.

 

Edit: these two sets are paid for. I have 3 more on order from the April batch that will be for sale too.

Edited by kkx
update

Share this post


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

Yeah, thats the one thing about these, they are bare plastic. I wish they were painted.

So are YamArcadia's white VF-1's.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

So are YamArcadia's white VF-1's.

 

Yes, and it's better this way because of numerous moving parts that rub each other ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I'm glad that they're mostly non-painted, given how much paint chips during transformation.

Sure, paint looks amazing (like the upcoming VF-0D), but I like being able to transform them back and forth without worrying too much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, Ignacio Ocamica said:

Yes, and it's better this way because of numerous moving parts that rub each other ;)

38 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Yeah, I'm glad that they're mostly non-painted, given how much paint chips during transformation.

Sure, paint looks amazing (like the upcoming VF-0D), but I like being able to transform them back and forth without worrying too much.

I concur. ^_^

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, davidwhangchoi said:

Noel's back! Welcome back from the trip:good:

Thank you sir! :good: 

I wasn't able to catch a second DX VF-1S over there. It was sold out from every store I went. :unsure:

Lolicon was lucky to get one. ^_^

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

Thank you sir! :good: 

I wasn't able to catch a second DX VF-1S over there. It was sold out from every store I went. :unsure:

Lolicon was lucky to get one. ^_^

 

Bummer!  I bet the hunt was fun though (albeit frustrating if you didn't score).  WB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I preordered mine right away when it went up back in June. Still hasn’t shipped.

Chris

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...