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3 minutes ago, rdrunner said:

That’s why I won’t be surprised if another TV VF-1S is planned for the future for Hikaru custom, with the black arrows on the head, red triangles on the shoulder, and the (Captain) Ichijo Hikaru marking next to the cockpit... 

Oh right, I was forgetting the name/rank being on there also. It's smart then I guess, the Skull One scheme always gets reissued a few times... this lets Bandai do THREE releases of almost the exact same toy with very minor paint/accessory changes and they can all be different (DYRL, TV Roy, TV Hikaru).

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1 minute ago, jenius said:

Oh right, I was forgetting the name/rank being on there also. It's smart then I guess, the Skull One scheme always gets reissued a few times... this lets Bandai do THREE releases of almost the exact same toy with very minor paint/accessory changes and they can all be different (DYRL, TV Roy, TV Hikaru).

Yes unfortunately I have learned their trick with their Gundam/EVA Metal Build releases...

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1 hour ago, rdrunner said:

I’m afraid the fault is with me - I put what I can make out from the text (and there were gaps in the text that I just couldnt make sense of), to see if it offered any clues on the option parts. 

We'll just have to wait till we get a clearer scan of that page in the coming days/weeks. I think the incomplete Google translate gives enough of a gist of what's being said... I think. I really would like to be able to make out the text myself. :)

1 hour ago, jenius said:

Oh right, I was forgetting the name/rank being on there also. It's smart then I guess, the Skull One scheme always gets reissued a few times... this lets Bandai do THREE releases of almost the exact same toy with very minor paint/accessory changes and they can all be different (DYRL, TV Roy, TV Hikaru).

Hasn't that always been the case since the dawn of Macross toy collecting? Yamato already did that with DYRL Roy, TV Roy, and TV Hikaru 1S releases. :lol:

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28 minutes ago, Tenbatsu said:

More details on June 26. It's black arrows guys.

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 I figured they'd make the arrows black before production began. :p

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47 minutes ago, Tenbatsu said:

More details on June 26. It's black arrows guys.

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New head sculpt looks kinda wack from that angle. What was wrong with the previous head sculpt that Bandai needed to redo it?

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1 hour ago, Lolicon said:

New head sculpt looks kinda wack from that angle. What was wrong with the previous head sculpt that Bandai needed to redo it?

2 hours ago, Tenbatsu said:

More details on June 26. It's black arrows guys.

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Yes! Black arrows!

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3 hours ago, Tenbatsu said:

More details on June 26. It's black arrows guys.

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Ok, so now I'm super confused. I'm burning the candle at both ends right now.

Am I looking at a TV or DYRL Focker in this pic?

Thanks

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2 hours ago, seti88 said:

hmmm is there a disclaimer?.. actual product may differ slightly...

ie bandai'ed! :lol:

It's just saying the picture is an image and you can only click on it on the 26th.

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3 minutes ago, sqidd said:

What is a MtF?:unknw:

Macross the First.....reboot of the SDFM TV series....in MtF, the mecha is mostly the same with some modifications to things such as head units on the VF-1D and VF-1J and the "clown" hands are dropped in favor of the DYRL style hands for all VF's....

The TV style SDF-1 is also dropped and replaced with a DYRL style SDF-1, however, the Prometheus and Daedelus are still kept....thus creating a hybrid of sorts....in MtF, the VF-1S looks the same with the exception of the hands and a redesign of the cockpit canopy, which all the VF's in MtF receive...visually, Hikaru's VF-1J received the biggest makeover....

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2 minutes ago, jvmacross said:

Macross the First.....reboot of the SDFM TV series....in MtF, the mecha is mostly the same with some modifications to things such as head units on the VF-1D and VF-1J and the "clown" hands are dropped in favor of the DYRL style hands for all VF's....

The TV style SDF-1 is also dropped and replaced with a DYRL style SDF-1, however, the Prometheus and Daedelus are still kept....thus creating a hybrid of sorts....in MtF, the VF-1S looks the same with the exception of the hands and a redesign of the cockpit canopy, which all the VF's in MtF receive...visually, Hikaru's VF-1J received the biggest makeover....

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Thank you sir!:hi:

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That’s cool that Roy’s VF-1S is coming, and I’m really glad to see it’s the TV version. I’m in for one for sure, whether PO or otherwise.  I think the newer head sculpt looks good, and I could even live with yellow head arrows if needed, but it seems Bandai is fixing that.
 

Am I correct in assuming that it will not come with a Hikaru pilot, but it’s just shown in that article for scale with Roy?

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3 minutes ago, ScrambledValkyrie said:

Am I correct in assuming that it will not come with a Hikaru pilot, but it’s just shown in that article for scale with Roy?

I'd say you are about 99,9% right.

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So excited about this release! Here I was starting to make other series purchases like transformers. Didn't think I would move beyond Macross, but once I caught up on things I had a hole burning in my pockets that need to be satiated. Really looking forward to Roy. I have had ZERO luck on any of the pre-orders, So I think I will accept the mark-up. Hopefully it wont be to brutal.

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50 minutes ago, Alphahorizon said:

So excited about this release! Here I was starting to make other series purchases like transformers. Didn't think I would move beyond Macross, but once I caught up on things I had a hole burning in my pockets that need to be satiated. Really looking forward to Roy. I have had ZERO luck on any of the pre-orders, So I think I will accept the mark-up. Hopefully it wont be to brutal.

Me too

It will be hard to get a pre order in, but I'm go try anyway, i do feel like it will be the most expensive figure in the resale market.

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9 hours ago, Tenbatsu said:

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This comparison reminds me of the difference between Bandai's 1/100 Hi Metal and the Hi-Metal R. The DYRL version above looks more like the HMR, while the TV Roy head looks more like the older original Hi Metal sculpt.

 

Courtesy of Jenius's Anymoon site...

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i like the new headsculpt....and the shade of yellow they used (inaccurate though it may be and i 'm sure our resident color expert would agree on the accuracy part).    black arrows is better.  The hands .... those are not tv hands but maybe they will have some fixed pose tv hands too?

 

SO when the info comes out in 2 days.....and we know the preorder lunacy date....what a guy's best option?  have every link refreshed?  NY, AMZN jp, amiami, hlj, bignjapan, cdjapan, AE....  i wonder how much the initial markups will be after the firsrt .5 seconds of msrp.

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21 minutes ago, Mechapilot77 said:

i like the new headsculpt....and the shade of yellow they used (inaccurate though it may be and i 'm sure our resident color expert would agree on the accuracy part).    black arrows is better.  The hands .... those are not tv hands but maybe they will have some fixed pose tv hands too?

 

SO when the info comes out in 2 days.....and we know the preorder lunacy date....what a guy's best option?  have every link refreshed?  NY, AMZN jp, amiami, hlj, bignjapan, cdjapan, AE....  i wonder how much the initial markups will be after the firsrt .5 seconds of msrp.

That is the best option, have all the Tabs open, and be ready to go when it goes live. We always try to find the direct links to the item and share them here when we can.

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36 minutes ago, Convectuoso said:

So they corrected the head arrows, but they're still showing it with DYRL hands....

I'm good with the mechanical hands, but for purists I think it's safe to assume a pair of rounded TV hands will be included as option parts like Bandai did for the Hikaru 1J and Max 1A releases. 

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5 hours ago, ErikElvis said:

I’d have to say from memory. But the head does kinda remind me more of the cartoon head. 

Those "neck creases" is characteristic for the TV Roy 1S I think.

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28 minutes ago, nathans82 said:

That is the best option, have all the Tabs open, and be ready to go when it goes live. We always try to find the direct links to the item and share them here when we can.

If the YF-29 FSP is an indication to go by, and that PO is assumed to be 4 months before release date, the PO date could be as early as next Monday or the Monday after...?

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6 hours ago, borgified said:

Will see how this goes and maybe hope for a Max 1s (which is wishful thinking right now)?  

I will be turning a whole batch of DYRL Hikaru 1S into Max 1S over the next month. If you want to get in on that LMK:) 

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1 hour ago, Mechapilot77 said:

SO when the info comes out in 2 days.....and we know the preorder lunacy date....what a guy's best option?  have every link refreshed?  NY, AMZN jp, amiami, hlj, bignjapan, cdjapan, AE....  i wonder how much the initial markups will be after the firsrt .5 seconds of msrp.

Don't forget... Japan Post has suspended EMS shipment for many countries still - for example, in the USA.  So, make sure wherever you order from, you can actually get it shipped to you or it'll just be sitting in their warehouse until EMS is back.  NY and AE don't have great options for fast shipment.  AE only has some courier that requires your Social Security # (yeah right) and NY has UPS for $1 bazillion USD (Ferry is still an option for many).

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my inner child: "Yay! a DX Roy"

my wallet:

 Hit or Miss DSA on Twitter: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… "

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1 hour ago, Mechapilot77 said:

i like the new headsculpt....and the shade of yellow they used (inaccurate though it may be and i 'm sure our resident color expert would agree on the accuracy part).    black arrows is better.  The hands .... those are not tv hands but maybe they will have some fixed pose tv hands too?

 

SO when the info comes out in 2 days.....and we know the preorder lunacy date....what a guy's best option?  have every link refreshed?  NY, AMZN jp, amiami, hlj, bignjapan, cdjapan, AE....  i wonder how much the initial markups will be after the firsrt .5 seconds of msrp.

I think I see what they did with the color of yellow (assuming that the pic with the black arrows is direct from Bandai/more accurate, cause the magazine yellow looks totally different haha). It seems to me that they just straight up used the paint they had lying around from the tips of the reaction missiles. I strongly considered matching that more orangish yellow on my customs, but looking at the source material and paint codes, ultimately opted against it. I see what they did though, wanted Roy to not clash if he was sporting some non-radioactive nukes.

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