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40 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Put in a quote request, haven't heard back from them yet though.

Just got payment request:

Item Cost (Charge 1) 19,800 yen
Total 19,800 yen
Point(s) Used 0 yen
Payment Total 19,800 yen
Payment AmountDescription 19,800.00 Yen

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Shipping and Fees (Charge 2) Pending
Plan fee 300 yen
Domestic Shipping 660 yen(est.)
Payment Fees 200 yen(est.)
International Shipping Calculated after packing

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11 minutes ago, Shawn said:

I love a good conspiracy story and I I think I'd like to believe that Bandai bit the big one and hosed up the 100 on the VF-1S tail fin. And to prevent every valk being returned as defective or having to issue a billion right tail fins for people to replace, they doubled down on the aesthetic angle and burned the Kakizaki too. Then offered up the decal set for the 'purists'.

Heck, protos that floated around in magazines, and their own promo literature had 001 on the tail fin (and I assume the one samples they send to Kawamori for his standard 'approval' all said 001 or he would have caught that too).

I do think it is a very easy mistake for someone to make with all these individual parts not knowing which part is up or down, heck promo shot even one  had 100 on the right ventral fin.
Someone loaded the tampo machine backwards for that single stamp and as from Goodfellas...

No, we had a problem... and uh, we tried to do everything we could.
What d'you mean?
Well, you know what I mean. Its done, and we couldn't do nothing about it.

:P

 

Really, I throw this in the same category as the incorrect chest stripes.

How many years did they stick to the incorrect stripes on every release, before FINALLY releasing the new HMRs with the corrected design?  Because how dare you question Bandai's authority on what a VF-1's markings look like.

They're fully aware, and now they're doubling down on the error when it's completely inexcusable, because they simply cannot bear to admit they screwed it up.

Edited by Chronocidal

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kakizaki also available on mykombini for 20990 yen: https://mykombini.com/en/august-2020/17940-dx-chogokin-macross-movie-edition-vf-1a-valkyrie-hayao-kakizaki-use-bandai-limited.html

Surprised that it's already up on mykombini. They usually have very late postings.

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58 minutes ago, Shawn said:

I love a good conspiracy story and I I think I'd like to believe that Bandai bit the big one and hosed up the 100 on the VF-1S tail fin. And to prevent every valk being returned as defective or having to issue a billion right tail fins for people to replace, they doubled down on the aesthetic angle and burned the Kakizaki too. Then offered up the decal set for the 'purists'.

Heck, protos that floated around in magazines, and their own promo literature had 001 on the tail fin (and I assume the one samples they send to Kawamori for his standard 'approval' all said 001 or he would have caught that too).

I do think it is a very easy mistake for someone to make with all these individual parts not knowing which part is up or down, heck promo shot even one  had 100 on the right ventral fin.
Someone loaded the tampo machine backwards for that single stamp and as from Goodfellas...

No, we had a problem... and uh, we tried to do everything we could.
What d'you mean?
Well, you know what I mean. Its done, and we couldn't do nothing about it.

:P

 

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two.jpg

 

47 minutes ago, Chronocidal said:

Really, I throw this in the same category as the incorrect chest stripes.

How many years did they stick to the incorrect stripes on every release, before FINALLY releasing the new HMRs with the corrected design?  Because how dare you question Bandai's authority on what a VF-1's markings look like.

They're fully aware, and now they're doubling down on the error when it's completely inexcusable, because they simply cannot bear to admit they screwed it up.

Yeah. 

Looks like standard Bandai shenanigans.

At this point, I really really doubt they will fix the modex-numbering oversight for this DX line.

As with their SOCs and HMs, I will not be that surprised if/when Bandai introduces their rather inevitable DX-R line afterwards...

 

 

:bump:

 

 

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17 minutes ago, pafy6285 said:

Surprised that it's already up on mykombini. They usually have very late postings.

This one's a web exclusive, so it'll probably up for quite a while. If it's too popular there's a decent chance they'll open a second issuing. Though I doubt it'll go there for Kakizaki.

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Man. Does Bandai ever screwed up Gundam markings ,like they do for Macross?

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7 minutes ago, Bolt said:

Man. Does Bandai ever screwed up Gundam markings ,like they do for Macross?

Have you looked at the metal builds compared to the model kits or the various on-screen versions?

They re-imagine everything, add more decals, etc... It's actually quite popular with the gundam kits, where the original screen-accurate versions can be quite bland and uninteresting when they're static.

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I have many of the HG kits. But beyond that. Haven't dabbled more into Gundam. And , at this point, rarely buy anymore G kits . Strictly Macross. It sounds like what you're saying is intentional. I'm talking about screw up's here. 

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There's a big difference between adding extra markings not seen in the show (especially when it was hand drawn) and completely botching up the markings. 

Hasegawa doesn't provide PETS ON markings for their kits, do they? 

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If you're talking about the 001 vs 100 thing specifically, probably. They might have just re-printed the sticker/decal sheets after catching it (on models). I'm not aware of any gundam mis-prints, but then again I only know of 2 macross mis-prints (100 and the SWS shoulder).

 

Edited by Sanity is Optional

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48 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

If you're talking about the 001 vs 100 thing specifically, probably. They might have just re-printed the sticker/decal sheets after catching it (on models). I'm not aware of any gundam mis-prints, but then again I only know of 2 macross mis-prints (100 and the SWS shoulder).

 

We're mostly talking about the Kakizaki now, because Bandai is sticking to their story that the 100/001 snafu was on purpose for "symmetry" reasons, and purposefully printing Kakizaki with 012 on one tail, and 210 on the other... which completely shoots their argument in the foot, because the number 2 is not symmetrical.

So they're giving us stickers to "fix" the fact that they refuse to admit a mistake.

I'm not going to say I support public vandalism, but I hope someone spraypaints "IADNAB" across the back wall of their corporate headquarters to see how they like it.

Edited by Chronocidal

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If the 100 on the upper starboard stabilizer was intentional for reasons of symmetry, then why does the lower starboard stabilizer have 001? Seems pretty damn assymmetrical* to me.

* Not a typo. With Bandai, it's ASSymmetrical.

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8 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

If the 100 on the upper starboard stabilizer was intentional for reasons of symmetry, then why does the lower starboard stabilizer have 001? Seems pretty damn assymmetrical* to me.

* Not a typo. With Bandai, it's ASSymmetrical.

If I remember correctly, it's purely because someone got a bug in their shorts about the tails in battroid looking "weird" because the numbers weren't the same.

You know.. never mind the entire rest of the valk.  THE TAILS IN BATTROID MUST LOOK THE SAME!!!11! :rolleyes: 

Edited by Chronocidal

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It's very quiet - isn't the PO meant to be live now? (I suppose NY takes its time)

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1 minute ago, orindlt said:

It's very quiet - isn't the PO meant to be live now? (I suppose NY takes its time)

It sure is, only Okiniland, MyKombini, Nin-Nin and BiginJapan have it up so far.

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10 minutes ago, orindlt said:

It's very quiet - isn't the PO meant to be live now? (I suppose NY takes its time)

the appeal of web exclusive

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Is Okiniland a reliable site?  I've never heard of them.  Can anyone with experience with their site chime in please?

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11 minutes ago, dafob said:

Is Okiniland a reliable site?  I've never heard of them.  Can anyone with experience with their site chime in please?

Very reliable and highly recommend, used them before for DX Chogokin and other stuff. 

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5 minutes ago, nathans82 said:

Very reliable and highly recommend, used them before for DX Chogokin and other stuff. 

Thanks for confirming.  Their price seems fair.  I'll give them a shot and see how it goes...

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1 minute ago, Falcon said:

Is BiginJapan reliable for something like this?

I bought 5 missile sets from them and they pulled through without issue.

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I think I'm going to give them a shot tonight, since I need to get to sleep :p   I'd rather use AE or NY, but I'm not all that excited for Kakizaki anyhow, so if nothing happens, I won't worry.

If I see the other sites pop up tomorrow, I might grab a second for tweaking with, but that's a tomorrow question.

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Knowing your luck, the moment you hit the pillow, Kakizaki will come up on both AE and NY ;-)

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1 minute ago, ArchieNov said:

Wow NY sold out already.

How much was it, anyways?

It's still available, but at 25,000Y!

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1 minute ago, ArchieNov said:

Wow NY sold out already.

25k yen?

big in japan is cheaper..... luckily i already got it there...

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Could be, though it only just got posted, so could be an error in the listing.

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Just now, orindlt said:

(As these are now live, clearly Chronocidal has fallen asleep ;-)

Sounds like he has my luck!  LOL

After seeing the prices at AE and NY, I no longer have regrets ordering early at Okiniland. :)

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Looks like I saw it too early. It first showed up as Not Available but after I refreshed it less than a minute later it said Preorder available.

It was 25,000 JPY and is still available as of now.

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I think they stage the page first and then push it live once it has been checked.

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