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It appears that the nozzles don't open.  Also, what does the line art say about the exhaust.  Is it supposed to be a circular exhaust port like above (and also the Yamato 1/48s) or slotted like this:

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(Bandai DX 1/48s look like this pic)

 

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For 200,000 jpy, you'd think it would be able to do this:

 

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Think I'll just wait for some enterprising third-party to SUPER-SIZE the Bandai DX VF-1 to something close to 1/20...$500 maybe? :unknw:

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4 minutes ago, jvmacross said:

Think I'll just wait for some enterprising third-party to SUPER-SIZE the Bandai DX VF-1 to something close to 1/20...$500 maybe? :unknw:

Like that oversized Optimus Prime?  I'd be in for that.

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1 hour ago, peter said:

Like that oversized Optimus Prime?  I'd be in for that.

yep...heck, I'd be happy if someone super-sized the old 1/55!  I just want a jumbo machinder scaled VF-1 kanzen henkei...is that too much to ask?

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6 hours ago, peter said:

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It appears that the nozzles don't open.  Also, what does the line art say about the exhaust.  Is it supposed to be a circular exhaust port like above (and also the Yamato 1/48s) or slotted like this:

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(Bandai DX 1/48s look like this pic)

 

SDFM is not really round as portrayed there but it seems it would be easier to do that create a thruster.

DYRL is 4 or 5 rectangular exhaust ports.

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20 hours ago, Gabe Q said:

About how much will they be each week after the initial promotional pricing?

Seconded. I was thrown off by that price tag at first before realizing it was just the magazine plus instruction DVD. While we're on it, anyone know what the total price is, or have they not released that info?

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18 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Seconded. I was thrown off by that price tag at first before realizing it was just the magazine plus instruction DVD. While we're on it, anyone know what the total price is, or have they not released that info?

Total price on all 100 issues for HLJ is:

202,270yen

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Yes. Roughly $17 per week for the next 99 weeks. Issue 1 was only $2.50 or something like that. Not including shipping fees that will accrue. 

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This is right up my alley, I've always enjoyed model kits and only built a couple basic ones but never fully got into it because I never had the time nor wanting to spend money to invest in equipment, supplies, etc. to learn how to fully customize any kit. This method of modeling seems perfect since it still offers hands on building without much experience and you get an awesome final piece.

Any other options to get this subscription since HLJ already put a stop to the listing, or would it open up again? Read earlier its possible to wait for the full release and buy all at once or order directly from manufacturer's site?

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It looks really nice but I can't justify paying that much money on it. After shipping it seems like it will be $2,500 or more!

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1 hour ago, Gabe Q said:

It looks really nice but I can't justify paying that much money on it. After shipping it seems like it will be $2,500 or more!

Well, can ship 8x at a time through HLJ, the real question is how big the boxes are and how many will fit inside a SAL box. Might end up being only around $2k-$2200.

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On 1/14/2020 at 11:29 AM, kajnrig said:

Just saw this listing on HLJ. First magazine is up for preorder

HLJ actually has all 100 issues available to preorder right now.

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Here's the link for the full 100 issues at HLJ for preorder: https://www.hlj.com/search/go?ts=custom&w=Macross VF-1 Valkyrie Fighter Mode Diecast Gimmick Model

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I know the first 2 issues are cheaper than the rest. So basically it's around $1800+/- without the cost yet from bundle PW shipping. I know it really looks nice. And for sure for me this one will be a keeper if it's the Hikaru Strike Valk version. But at $1800, I'm really not sure if I can spend that much for a collection. :cray:

 

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I got the green light from the wife to get in on this, but I'm going to sit this one out.  I personally prefer the DYRL style exhaust ports, and I don't like the fact that the feet don't open up.  Besides, I'm still bringing back Nobunaga's castle back from Japan.....about 50 volumes so far and who knows how many are left at the in-law's place.

 

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On 1/16/2020 at 11:05 AM, chaff.g said:

HLJ actually has all 100 issues available to preorder right now.

On 1/16/2020 at 11:20 AM, no3Ljm said:

Here's the link for the full 100 issues at HLJ for preorder: https://www.hlj.com/search/go?ts=custom&w=Macross VF-1 Valkyrie Fighter Mode Diecast Gimmick Model

I know the first 2 issues are cheaper than the rest. So basically it's around $1800+/- without the cost yet from bundle PW shipping. I know it really looks nice. And for sure for me this one will be a keeper if it's the Hikaru Strike Valk version. But at $1800, I'm really not sure if I can spend that much for a collection. :cray:

Thanks for the correction. ~$1800 sounds... well, expensive, but not altogether TOO expensive, especially compared to the $2k-2.5k people were bandying about.

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Well, Already collecting the Yamato so what's another 100 piece set B)) At least HLJ have all 100 for pre-order unlike the Yamato which they just add the next one every week and you have you remember to get one before they ran out.

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On 1/16/2020 at 9:20 AM, no3Ljm said:

I know the first 2 issues are cheaper than the rest. So basically it's around $1800+/- without the cost yet from bundle PW shipping. I know it really looks nice. And for sure for me this one will be a keeper if it's the Hikaru Strike Valk version. But at $1800, I'm really not sure if I can spend that much for a collection. :cray:

Actually. Full order 100 sets on HLJ comes out to ~$1925 without shipping

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5 hours ago, Wiz13688 said:

Actually. Full order 100 sets on HLJ comes out to ~$1925 without shipping

Buy in yen using a card without foreign exchange fees, cuts the price a lot.

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