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16 hours ago, sqidd said:

I just popped these guys out. First draft of a DYRL shelf. Getting a feel for what will and will not fit. I've got M&M Q-Rau's too. They're probably going to have to go on the M&M shelf. I don't see them working here without really jammin stuff in there (which isn't my nature). I feel like the back corners need something though. Or, another option is to put all of these in Battroid and V tem into the back corners. Then put a 1/60 VT and VE where the fighters are now. Yeah, wrong scale. May not be too egregious though with the 1/48's in Battroid and the Fighters in 1/60. I'm going to have to think about that.

Having played with these Yammies and DX's at the same time really shows the difference 20ish years makes. The DX's are just plan beefier in Battroid. Like, "Man, those DX's have been hitting the weights" beefier. IMO the nod goes to the DX's in Battroid. Fighter is a a toss up to slight advantage to the Yamato's.

There may be some @RedComet customs happening to replace those Yammies.:rolleyes:

I got a pretty good deal on those Yammies on Yahoo Auctions. All from the same seller.

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I would like to Ctrl C your Skull squadron shelf and Ctrl V into my dinky detolf...Amazing collection sqidd:p

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4 hours ago, SpaceCowboy said:

Grey List - Questionable.  They aren't actively trying to scam you, but they also can't gaurantee you will get what you paid for, and they might keep your money too.  I think NY goes here.  
Black List - Scammers, Avoid at all cost.

 

Grey list?   I think they're all black.  They're refusing refund and instead giving store credit.  Apply that credit on something else you'll be over paying since they over charge.  Find something to order that's under the value of that credit they'll be keep the difference.  Find something to order that's over the value of that credit and you're giving them even more money with no idea with they even send the new item out.  Can't send the higher price item to you?  They'll convert that extra money to more store credit.   They'll come out making more money off you no matter what.   Keeping your money makes them thieves.

I'm amazed they didn't at least try to tell people that they're going to give extra store credit on top what they paid for the inconvenience.  It is all part of customer retention.  You give the customer a complimentary piece of pie for burning their steak.  Sure the restaurant will be out for that piece of pie but they won't lose a customer who will tell all their friends.

Right now I can't imagine anyone giving NY hundreds of dollars for any future preorders. 

 

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There is literally a thread on the topic of N-Y. I'm so over them and the issues are well defined.  I love talking about them.... in their thread. But in this thread, I really love talking about 1/48 DX Valks.

I'm not trying to be that guy; especially, when there is a mod joining in on the talk right above this post. But I'm going to be that guy, because now I'm reading the same crap in both threads. I get that we go off topic a lot here and love that, but the NY convo is soooo oooooolllllld now. And if it's new to someone looking for some help or to vent, there is a thread to do that in where people who want to read pages of it can do that.

 

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Yeah, I'm irritated with them as much as the next guy, but we seem to delve into that fiasco pretty often.

I really do wish we could get some new news about Bandai's plans for the VF-1 though; right now the only thing on a ton of minds is that they're finding out their strike parts are never arriving. :huh: 

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1 hour ago, Chronocidal said:

Yeah, I'm irritated with them as much as the next guy, but we seem to delve into that fiasco pretty often.

I really do wish we could get some new news about Bandai's plans for the VF-1 though; right now the only thing on a ton of minds is that they're finding out their strike parts are never arriving. :huh: 

I can't remember. Is there traditionally a fall release slot? Is it possible we will see one more VF-1 release before the end of the year?

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So I was rewatching DYRL yesterday and noticed something I hadn't before. Right after Hikaru slaps (some sense into?) Minmei who should show up outside the window but apparently Zombie Kakizaki, complete with skull squadron marks on his Super Parts. He is then shot down moments later.

This makes me wonder though, is Kaki in pretty much DYRL CF coloring? How would you go about making a DYRL CF Valk?

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2 minutes ago, RedComet said:

So I was rewatching DYRL yesterday and noticed something I hadn't before. Right after Hikaru slaps (some sense into?) Minmei who should show up outside the window but apparently Zombie Kakizaki, complete with skull squadron marks on his Super Parts. He is then shot down moments later.

This makes me wonder though, is Kaki in pretty much DYRL CF coloring? How would you go about making a DYRL CF Valk?

 

So got killed TWICE!?!?! Poor sod.:p

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3 hours ago, Lolicon said:

The VF-1 is nice and all, but if Bandai really wants to wow, bring on the 1/48 VF-25 they teased long ago!

1/48 VF-25? This is the first I have heard of that! That would be so ideal and sooooooo expensive, like aftermarket VF-0D expensive. Would love to see more info on that.

Twich

 

PS-wonder if they will reissue a VF-1J Hikaru

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28 minutes ago, twich said:

1/48 VF-25? This is the first I have heard of that! That would be so ideal and sooooooo expensive, like aftermarket VF-0D expensive. Would love to see more info on that.

Twich

 

PS-wonder if they will reissue a VF-1J Hikaru

Did a quick Google on it. Looks like it was a model kit that was teased. Make it a DX on par with the Arcadia 0D and I'll gladly drop some Yukichi's on it! 

https://news.toyark.com/2009/05/13/new-macross-frontier-148-vf-25-other-models-announced-1271

1 hour ago, sqidd said:

:mellow:

Roy's unit is coming out at the end of November so I wouldn't expect the next release until early 2021 at least. Will it be DYRL Max? TV Kakizaki? The suspense! :unknw:

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13 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Did a quick Google on it. Looks like it was a model kit that was teased. Make it a DX on par with the Arcadia 0D and I'll gladly drop some Yukichi's on it! 

https://news.toyark.com/2009/05/13/new-macross-frontier-148-vf-25-other-models-announced-1271

Roy's unit is coming out at the end of November so I wouldn't expect the next release until early 2021 at least. Will it be DYRL Max? TV Kakizaki? The suspense! :unknw:

Hopefully we'll find out what's next at the Tamashii Nations event in early November

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4 hours ago, Lolicon said:

 

Roy's unit is coming out at the end of November so I wouldn't expect the next release until early 2021 at least. Will it be DYRL Max? TV Kakizaki? The suspense! :unknw:

 

4 hours ago, Anasazi37 said:

Hopefully we'll find out what's next at the Tamashii Nations event in early November

My money is on DYRL VF-1A Max

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I want prototype pics of the 1/48 DX GBP. 

With all functional proper compartements revealing removable missiles.

I expect nothing less, unlike the Strike Parts that were more than a step backwards!!!

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11 hours ago, mantisfists said:

 

1 hour ago, peter said:

Gone :(

@peter - It was gone as of 9:30am PST.  Any listings of Kakizaki on Manda goes very quick and you can't snooze on it. Blink and you will miss.

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5 minutes ago, borgified said:

 

@peter - It was gone as of 9:30am PST.  Any listings of Kakizaki on Manda goes very quick and you can't snooze on it. Blink and you will miss.

It was gone by about 3:45am EST.

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44 minutes ago, spanner said:

NY finally did ship out my Kakizaki but it has since been stuck in Shenzhen China for 3 days now. UPS shipment has been delayed.. the very same situation as my Zero-D. :unknw:

probably that's the default UPS route to your location...  Delay in china?  probably not the flood but instead the flights full and bumped for next flight. :unsure:

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Expect any Kakizaki listed on Mandarake to be snatched up almost immediately for the next few weeks at least. It's how it's always been immediately after a DX release. Once the demand has been sated I expect them to linger a bit longer. 

Though I'm curious if so many people wanted a Kakizaki why they didn't just order it during the very long preorder period. It's not like they had a 30 second preorder window like the others. 

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26 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

 

Though I'm curious if so many people wanted a Kakizaki why they didn't just order it during the very long preorder period. It's not like they had a 30 second preorder window like the others. 

I didn't know I wanted one until @tekering tricked me into getting one with his dirt dirty pictures.:shok:

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31 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Expect any Kakizaki listed on Mandarake to be snatched up almost immediately for the next few weeks at least. It's how it's always been immediately after a DX release. Once the demand has been sated I expect them to linger a bit longer. 

Though I'm curious if so many people wanted a Kakizaki why they didn't just order it during the very long preorder period. It's not like they had a 30 second preorder window like the others. 

Yeah, and if you lived in Japan it was easy, but most Proxy services maxed out pretty quickly. When I couldn't get one I convinced myself I didn't want one :rolleyes: but then when people actually got theirs I couldn't cry "sour grapes" anymore and took the plunge.

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1 hour ago, Lolicon said:

Expect any Kakizaki listed on Mandarake to be snatched up almost immediately for the next few weeks at least. It's how it's always been immediately after a DX release. Once the demand has been sated I expect them to linger a bit longer. 

Though I'm curious if so many people wanted a Kakizaki why they didn't just order it during the very long preorder period. It's not like they had a 30 second preorder window like the others. 

 

1 hour ago, RedComet said:

Yeah, and if you lived in Japan it was easy, but most Proxy services maxed out pretty quickly. When I couldn't get one I convinced myself I didn't want one :rolleyes: but then when people actually got theirs I couldn't cry "sour grapes" anymore and took the plunge.

I wanted to go the proxy route, but all of the trustworthy options were maxed out pretty fast. I could have tried one of the lesser-known options, but I didn't feel like gambling. Figured it would be cheaper and safer to just pick one up after release at a markup than potentially lose $200 and then still have to pick one up after release at a markup.

The window isn't 30 seconds, but it's now usually no more than a few hours. It's almost worse than a regular PO because you submit a request and then have to wait for the proxy to respond, after which you send payment (if they don't have questions for you) and they attempt to place the order. While that's happening, your other options are vanishing. Some proxies ask for payment info up front, which saves time, but it's still not ideal. Sure, you could submit multiple requests to multiple proxies simultaneously, but then you might end up with multiple orders. And that's if you manage to submit requests right after the PO window opens up...in the middle of the night. Personally, I can't stay up all night waiting for a proxy to get back to me.

Until about a year ago, ordering TWE items was relatively stress-free. Sadly, not anymore. :(

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8 minutes ago, vf1 said:

Wow....one up during normal hours. Guess the price has started to creep up a bit, as well.  The one I posted this morning was gone within 3 minutes of the heads up.  They go REALLY fast sometimes, and sometimes, even when you think you've got it, you get an email saying the item was out of stock.  Happened to me when I'd bought a cheap (3k yen) VF17S for my daughter to mess around with (8 years old and loves Macross....*sniff*).

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9 minutes ago, mantisfists said:

Wow....one up during normal hours. Guess the price has started to creep up a bit, as well.  The one I posted this morning was gone within 3 minutes of the heads up.  They go REALLY fast sometimes, and sometimes, even when you think you've got it, you get an email saying the item was out of stock.  Happened to me when I'd bought a cheap (3k yen) VF17S for my daughter to mess around with (8 years old and loves Macross....*sniff*).

Yeah, that happened to me too on a DX VF-1J Hikaru.  Was so happy going back to sleep in the middle of the night thinking I was able to snag a loose one for a decent price, only to wake up and see that cancellation email...

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3 minutes ago, vf1 said:

 

 

 

Yeah, that happened to me too on a DX VF-1J Hikaru.  Was so happy going back to sleep in the middle of the night thinking I was able to snag a loose one for a decent price, only to wake up and see that cancellation email...

Yeah, it's worse thinking you got it for a couple days while you wait for the payment email, only for them to tell you "Nope...someone else beat you to it."  At least they're not doing the NY thing and making you pay first, then keeping your money.  

 

Looks like that 1S didn't last long.

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Here's how I have displayed the DX VF-1S.  I tried the original stand and preferred the FlightPose stand and have it on a rotating stand as well.  I wish CMs made a Kakizaki figure as well.

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4 minutes ago, mantisfists said:

Yeah, it's worse thinking you got it for a couple days while you wait for the payment email, only for them to tell you "Nope...someone else beat you to it."  At least they're not doing the NY thing and making you pay first, then keeping your money.  

 

Looks like that 1S didn't last long.

Wow.  At that price, I didn't expect it to go so quickly.  It does seem like it is slowly rising in price again.

I'm sorry to read about the horror stories about NY.  I have used them for years without issue.  I think my Arcadia YF-19 was from them at first release.  I have TV fast packs on pre-order from them as well that I already paid for.  Since I'm not expecting the TV fast packs to be as sought after as the DYRL ones, hopefully that order will be OK.

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