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Arcadia 1/60 VF-4A ‘Flashback 2012’ Premium Finish

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This one really deserves to have its own thread. ;)

Arcadia 1/60 VF-4A. Flashback 2012 (Premium Finish) Version. Finally! :wub:

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Looks like it's going to get released as Premium Finish.

https://ameblo.jp/arcadiaac/entry-12503502412.html

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最後に『1/60 完全変形VF-4A ライトニングⅢ 一条輝搭乗機 Premium Finish』。
【価格未定 2020年春 発売予定 (c)1987 BIGWEST】

今回情報解禁となりました、新商品!
以前弊社より発売させて頂きましたVF-4の一条輝仕様がPremium Finish版で登場です。
「待ちに待ったぞ!」という方も多いのではないでしょうか。
出来たてホヤホヤのデコマスですので、商品とは多少異なります。
(展示のネームプレートに「Premium Finish」と入れ忘れている事に今気が付く。申し訳ありません!ランディングギアも曲がってるしっ!)

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Finally, “1/60 Perfectly Modified VF-4A Lightning III Ichijo Hikari Premium Finish”.
[Price undecided to be released in spring 2020 (c) 1987 BIGWEST]
New product that information was lifted this time!
The VF-4 Ichijo Hikari specification, which was previously released by us, is now available in the Premium Finish version.
There may be many people saying "I've been waiting!"
Because it is freshly made decoy, it is slightly different from the product.
(I now notice that I have forgotten to put "Premium Finish" on the nameplate of the exhibition. I'm sorry! The landing gear is bent too!)

Edited by no3Ljm

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I'm in.  The VE-1 release was PF only, maybe this will be too?

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NO! Throw it into the VF-4G thread even though this is the one everyone has been asking for! :p 

In for at least one. Now to figure out what schemes to do with my extra VF-4Gs

Edited by wmkjr
Gonna put $25 a month on the side starting now till PO

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So what are the differences between a VF-4A and a VF-4G?

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2 minutes ago, DewPoint said:

So what are the differences between a VF-4A and a VF-4G?

Flashback 2012 (anime) vs. Macross VF-X  (video game) color schemes.

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34 minutes ago, wmkjr said:

NO! Throw it into the VF-4G thread even though this is the one everyone has been asking for! :p 

In for at least one. Now to figure out what schemes to do with my extra VF-4Gs

Do the Macross M3 game schemes.

4 minutes ago, DewPoint said:

So what are the differences between a VF-4A and a VF-4G?

To be honest, I’m not sure why Arcadia named this VF-4A on their product tag. For years, we’ve known that the one featured in the Flashback 2012 designated as ‘VF-4’.

 

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Then shouldn't it be a VF-4S or something like that?

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20 minutes ago, DewPoint said:

Then shouldn't it be a VF-4S or something like that?

The VF-4S according to the Variable Fighter Master File VF-4 Lightning III book has 4 head lasers. The VF-4 that Hikaru rode in FB2012, doesn’t have it.

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29 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

Do the Macross M3 game schemes.

To be honest, I’m not sure why Arcadia named this VF-4A on their product tag. For years, we’ve known that the one featured in the Flashback 2012 designated as ‘VF-4’.

 

Hmm. I might do either those or the HMR ones,

VF-4A= VF-4Arcadia:lol:

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23 minutes ago, wmkjr said:

Hmm. I might do either those or the HMR ones,

VF-4A= VF-4Arcadia:lol:

That’s something to look forward too. ;)

By the way, if you have lots of extra VF-4’s, I think Ace Combat 7’s Mihaly’s SU-30SM color scheme would look nice on the VF-4G.

 

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Very nice. Will definitely be getting one of these. I think I will keep the 4G one to display alongside it as I am still a fan of that simple gray scheme. Might have to sell a couple of my HMR Vf-4's though.

So is it a regular release and Premium Finish, or just PF? It doesn't look to have a huge amount of tampo on it in the pictures.

Edited by Corrinald

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6 minutes ago, Corrinald said:

So is it a regular release and Premium Finish, or just PF? It doesn't look to have a huge amount of tampo on it in the pictures.

confirmed PF by Arcadia :D

edit: sorry misread, not sure if both.

 

Edited by apptt4
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Cool.  I’ll be adding this to my collection and still keep my HMR VF-4’s.

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I wonder how Arcadia make their decisions in what to make next, is great to see another Valk no doubt but I think a YF 21 from Arcadia would it be the most reasonable choice in my opinion,  hehe at this point I think Bandai is more close doing that than Arcadia. 

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Thanks for posting the close-up shots of those VF-4G promo posters, @abbadon! Funny thing is, I zoomed in on the original photo just now from the other thread (with the full Arcadia Wonderfest display) and noticed the words 'premium finish' both on the 4G and 0D posters there as well. I can't believe I missed that the first time. HaHa! So it goes... :p

 

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This is the VF-4 we’ve always wanted. I’m sure Arcadia took quiet note how popular the HMR version is..

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So nothing new other than a different paint app and it immediately falling under Arcadia's price gouging "Premium Finish" line.

A couple of years ago I would have felt more ecstatic about something this, but nowadays I am just not feeling it.

 

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That's pretty cool. I think I'm happy with my 4G though, even with the stickers and questionable knees.

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Wasn't the excuse for why Yamato/Arcadia never released a FB2012 version that they couldn't acquire a license for that particular VF-4 livery due to it never being depicted as anything other than in Fighter mode in the OVA?  It would then stand to reason that Bandai's licensing and release of the HM-R (~1/100) VF-4 in Hikaru's colors from the animation meant that the 3 mode transformation of the mecha was fully legitimized and all ambiguity removed, opening the door for Arcadia to license a 1/60 version, and since they already have the molds...

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1 hour ago, lechuck said:

So nothing new other than a different paint app and it immediately falling under Arcadia's price gouging "Premium Finish" line.

A couple of years ago I would have felt more ecstatic about something this, but nowadays I am just not feeling it.

 

Yeah, a PF is a no-sale for me as, in addition to the ridiculous over-charging, I don't own any PFs and am not about to open that can of worms.  If Arcadia decides to come out with a regular finish version that wouldn't look out of place next to all the other 1/60s I have, for a "reasonable" -- per current Arcadia pricing standards -- MSRP, then I'll be game for a copy; if not, I can live without it, perfectly content with my plain gray VF-4G and HM-Rs.

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Hopefully it will be priced like the VF-1E and not too crazy but either way, I’ll get one and keep my other one and all the HMRs. And I’ll buy M&M versions from Bandai and Arcadia. 

Edited by Slave IV

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39 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

Hopefully it will be priced like the VF-1E and not too crazy but either way, I’ll get one and keep my other one and all the HMRs. And I’ll buy M&M versions from Bandai and Arcadia. 

If either one of them makes them.  Bandai isn't moving on the HMR front.  Of course if Arcadia makes M&M they will be the M3 versions which, IMO, look terrible.

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Just when I Thought I’d never spend 400$ on a single Arcadia purchase again..

to quote the great Harry..

”just when I thought, you couldn’t do anything dumber, you go and do something like this...and totally redeem yourself!”

RIP wallet

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Here's to hoping for a regular release besides their PF treatment.

 

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I hope they do away with regular releases altogether and just make PF at a more reasonable price. 

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Welp, looks like I can definitely scratch off at least one of my older VF-4s as a sale item. :p 

Will gladly pick one up that saves me the trouble of repainting though.  I don't feel bad about this one being fancier than the others, since this would be the one I'm displaying, while the VF-4Gs get either repainted, or swooshed.

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It needs a LOT more markings to be a premium finish.  Are they SHOWING a regular, but ANNOUNCING the premium? 

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Inb4 $600 msrp:ph34r: 

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51 minutes ago, Moosey said:

Inb4 $600 msrp:ph34r: 

Note:  12-pack of semi-conformal missiles sold separately...

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1 minute ago, David Hingtgen said:

Note:  12-pack of semi-conformal missiles sold separately...

This isn’t Bandai. :lol:

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2 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

This isn’t Bandai. :lol:

No, it's more expensive than that...  :p

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3 minutes ago, David Hingtgen said:

No, it's more expensive than that...  :p

Not after the missile expansion pack.

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