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7 minutes ago, tekering said:

I'm sure I have no idea what you guys are talking about...  :huh:

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Man, I really wish I had an attic haha. As is I am seriously considering actually throwing out some boxes for DX Valks and my MP Transformers. As is I keep some of them hidden in a corner of a supply closet attached to my classroom :unsure: but am afraid that some custodian might think they are trash and throw them out haha

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Haha, nice! I checked my attic out recently to see if it would be good to store things. Besides being pretty hard to acces, it was like a suana in there so I opted out. I don't even want to store empty boxes up there let alone ever go back up there again if I don't have to,

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1 hour ago, tekering said:

I'm sure I have no idea what you guys are talking about...  :huh:

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those are just extra insulation to keep the house warm in the winter and cooler in the summer.  probably use as sound damping too 

many people use R-15 for insulation but @tekering used VF-1, VF-1, YF-19 instead,. ..............:hi:

 

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1 hour ago, xoxokin said:

My Bandai DX VF1 DYRL Skull Squadron. Max where are you now?

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Very nice so colourful! I wonder when Bandai will release DYRL Roy, the SSP packaging & contents ensures its future arrival.. I have a strong feeling the next DX will be TWE Max:yahoo:

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Just a quick update on my NY order situation..

So they finally got back to me about my SSP order stating that the supplier has cancelled all orders for them for what ever reason.. They gave me the option for either store credit or swap for a similar priced item so I took the store credit of 12,500¥..

Then after that they informed me that my Kakizaki order was ready to ship but I would have to pay an additional fee of 9000¥ for UPS shipping as EMS is still not available to Australia apparently?

I asked if I could use my store credit for the additional shipping costs which they said was fine but they appear to have absorbed the left over 3500¥ from the original store credit in the process! Which isn't much in the overall scheme of things but it is still about $45 Aussie dollars.. 

Not sure if I should be pissed about that or just thankful that my Kakizaki is finally on its way and should just shrug my shoulders in defeat. :unknw:

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NY is awful. I am avoiding having a conversation with them about my order. I hate the idea of getting store credit because I don't want to give them any more business.

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30 minutes ago, spanner said:

Then after that they informed me that my Kakizaki order was ready to ship but I would have to pay an additional fee of 9000¥ for UPS shipping as EMS is still not available to Australia apparently?
 

9000 yen (plus the initial shipping estimate) for just Kakizaki? I ordered mine from MyKombini, and they sent it thru Fedex to Canada and just ask for an additional 1395 yen (SAL small packet was originally selected), for a total of 3 990 yen for shipping.

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4 hours ago, pafy6285 said:

9000 yen (plus the initial shipping estimate) for just Kakizaki? I ordered mine from MyKombini, and they sent it thru Fedex to Canada and just ask for an additional 1395 yen (SAL small packet was originally selected), for a total of 3 990 yen for shipping.

 

4 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

That does seem a bit high, even for Australia.

I know right! As with the ZeroD before I got jipped on the shipping.. I know some services can be expensive but over $200 (Aussie) expensive is very questionable. I am definitely not impressed with how bad the whole experience has been.

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I didn't snap any pictures since it's nothing people haven't seen a million times before, but my DX 1J showed up yesterday. It was not a cheap piece to re-acquire and to actually ship it just made it worse. That said, when I sat down last night and opened it up, I was immensely more happy with it than I was back on its release. Maybe it's that I'm at the tail end of a SDFM rewatch, maybe it's that I now have a TV Max and know a TV Roy is on the way, or maybe I just have the bug more than I did when the DX line started, whatever the reason, I really love this piece. There's also a special kind of satisfaction in getting something from Mandarake and having it basically be case perfect. Getting to cut the tape on the box for the first time like it hadn't sat on a shelf for a couple years. It made the expense feel even more worth it.

My collection, at least when it comes to the original show and DYRL, is really sparse. It consisted basically of a 1/48 Roy and a 1/60 Roy, both from DYRL. Now, to be on my way to having most of the major players in the show represented on a shelf is exciting. Throw in a few Kids Logic character figures and I think I'll have a really nice show setup. Handling these has also really reinforced how much I love this scale. We may never get anything else to match it, but I really like pieces that are this size. I'm not sure Macross collecting has ever felt more satisfying for me than it does right now.

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7 hours ago, weiser21 said:

Any Gundams?

Between the human figure scales, the Mobile Suit scales, and the battleship scales, the toys, the model kits, and the action figures, the modern stuff, the SD stuff, and the retro stuff, there's just no way of organizing Gundam.  I've got stuff in storage in the attic, in pieces in the workshop, on display in the toy rooms, boxed up in the closets, and even stashed in bins on the balcony.  It's all over the place.  :unsure:

My collection of Macross merchandise is mercifully small by comparison.  ^_^

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57 minutes ago, tekering said:

Between the human figure scales, the Mobile Suit scales, and the battleship scales, the toys, the model kits, and the action figures, the modern stuff, the SD stuff, and the retro stuff, there's just no way of organizing Gundam.  I've got stuff in storage in the attic, in pieces in the workshop, on display in the toy rooms, boxed up in the closets, and even stashed in bins on the balcony.  It's all over the place.  :unsure:

My collection of Macross merchandise is mercifully small by comparison.  ^_^

:shok:

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1 hour ago, tekering said:

Between the human figure scales, the Mobile Suit scales, and the battleship scales, the toys, the model kits, and the action figures, the modern stuff, the SD stuff, and the retro stuff, there's just no way of organizing Gundam.  I've got stuff in storage in the attic, in pieces in the workshop, on display in the toy rooms, boxed up in the closets, and even stashed in bins on the balcony.  It's all over the place.  :unsure:

My collection of Macross merchandise is mercifully small by comparison.  ^_^

 

51 minutes ago, weiser21 said:

:shok:

@tekering is actually telling the truth here @weiser21.  The only person that has a gargantuan Macross collection is @kkx:hail:

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1 hour ago, borgified said:

 

@tekering is actually telling the truth here @weiser21.  The only person that has a gargantuan Macross collection is @kkx:hail:

Guilty as charged. I need a golf cart for my Macross collection warehouse. ;) 

It will turn into a Macross toy museum one day.

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I have relatively few figures, but even less space, so it runs together at times :p I like to transform things often and change up the display. I call this The Yellow Corner.

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2 minutes ago, RedComet said:

I have relatively few figures, but even less space, so it runs together at times :p

You should consider a glass showcase to keep your toys clean.  That Valkyrie is positively filthy.  :(

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6 hours ago, tekering said:

You should consider a glass showcase to keep your toys clean.  That Valkyrie is positively filthy.  :(

Yeah mine has been out in the elements a bit long too.

 

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9 hours ago, easnoddy said:

i wonder how many storage spaces/ attics are full of macross toys never destined to be played with or displayed. 

I have to have the toys handy, so the attic just gets the boxes (and whatever sundry parts come with the toy I'm not using at the time).

 

Makes it frustrating when I want to change modes sometimes (like, say from battroid to fighter, leading to having to get the box from the attic to get missile parts at minimum).

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