Posts posted by Darth Mingus
On 12/5/2022 at 7:58 AM, Big s said:
Saw the hguc psycho doga on tag hobby
Great looking kit, but it will be a while before it is available outside of Japan. Apparently, first release is lottery only, then limited release in Fukuoka Gundam Base.On 12/5/2022 at 10:58 AM, Big s said:
I’m pretty sure it wasn’t too difficult for them since the majority of the kit is the geara doga.
that may be a thing sooner than later. Bandai loves milking those old molds and like with the hg, they’d probably just use the mg geara doga with a few new parts.
Unfortunately, they don't seem to be in a hurry to milk the Geara Doga mold. They have done 2 colour swaps since the kit was released in 2013 and that's it. Where is the heavy beam cannon version, the Stuka head version. Heck, they can probably milk a Gear Zulu out of it, maybe. I would love a MG version of this, maybe I will just do my own mode of the base Geara Doga someday.
3 hours ago, Anasazi37 said:
Pre-Order up at HLJ: https://www.hlj.com/1-72-scale-plamax-vf-1s-fighter-valkyrie-roy-fokker-macross-max01328
7 hours ago, Scyla said:
Metal Build Type-E available for preorder at anime-export: https://anime-export.com/index.php?product=62839
I ordered one
Looks like it is selling well. Apparently there is a second release scheduled for July 2023.
18 hours ago, Rock said:
Probably the most comprehensive breakdown of the new MGEX kit and comparison to the original Master Grade.
Thanks for the review links. Looks good, although the gold is a bit of a let down. It looks like there are only a few instances of lame gold. The coating also does not seem consistent, but the armour hides most of the it. I am still on the fence as to the value of the kit. It looks much nicer than the original kit but it is pricy for a master grade.
On 11/9/2022 at 6:11 PM, tjdetweiler said:Hi guys! Anyone getting the same response from Hobbygenki? - I was asking about an update on Sentinel R-Gun and Metal Build Guren SteinNo rush - however they could've sent an email or on there social media notifying everyone that there is a delayed on shipments due to moving warehouseMessage: Dear customer
From end of october to november 11th, we are moving our warehouse
During this time, we apologize for the delay in shipment and customer service.
We will be able to answer your inquiry from 11th November
We apologize for the inconvinience and thank you in advance for your understanding
Yes, I got an email from them on November 2nd saying they were moving warehouses and asking for patience.
Pre-Orders at Volks USA start tomorrow for a Feb 2023 release.
On 10/25/2022 at 4:34 PM, anubis20 said:
I'm curious if these taxes are actually being paid to local states. How does a local state enforce taxes on a company that is not even registered in the US? Who in Virginia, Florida, etc says: "Hobby Search in Japan has not paid us sales taxes this month!"?
The follow up question would be whether you have to pay import taxes again once it comes through your mail system or via DHL/FedEx. If I am charged taxes by a Japanese vendor, they better not charge me again when I get the package. Thankfully, it does not look like they are doing this for Canada just yet.
23 hours ago, no3Ljm said:
Ooooh. I want that Psyco-Blade antenna.
You can get much better looking 3d printed or resin version for $5. I like that they are expanding the line, but the softness of the mold is embarrassing.
On 10/5/2022 at 4:46 AM, hachi said:
So I cancelled them. I don't want to have open orders and then find the same items for sale in the mall...
Pretty much came to the same conclusion with the RG Hi-Nu. I am blessed to have some local shops that stock Bandai products so I have been able to find them about 1 month after release in Japan. With most Japanese e-retailers stopping international shipping of Gunpla, HLJ is one of the last reputable ones so I don't see the situation getting better anytime soon.
6 hours ago, Big s said:
Are those new Zakus sold as a pack or individually?
I think they teased that the zakus would be released on at a time.
DX Chogokin - Super Ghost for VF-31AX:
MRD Woundwort (September Pre-Order, Feb 2023 release)
Hopefully, there will be a Hrududu 2 add-on to make the Woundwort Rah.
41 minutes ago, Shizuka the Cat said:
Thank you kindly. I hope to be around more often. Though, now that I have baby to care for, I doubt I can handle pre-order madness like I used to.... but we'll see.
I already see a few Macross toys that came out that I am interested in.... like Armored Parts for the DX Chogokin VF-1J. But, then I think about how I need to save for Valkyrie's college education, and I just sit there staring at the Mandarake shopping cart and can't quite bring myself to click the checkout button. SIGH
Plenty of time to save, who knows, maybe your Valk collection can pay for her education (congrats, by the way). My wife and I used to trade off, she would go to bed at 9:00 and I would stay up until 1:00 AM for the "sew yeh" feeding, and she would get up for the 6:00 AM breakfast. Worked out great, I managed to finish a ton of video games.
2 hours ago, anubis20 said:
Keep an eye on the price, usually they list at a higher price before the kit is even solicited to retailers. They will refund you if the price comes down but you need to contact them for that. If not they will keep the difference with no problem.
Good advice. It is currently listed for $70USD more than MRSP based on current exchange rates.
Very nice. If you have the chance, I am sure each one of those has a story to tell.
13 hours ago, Rock said:
>>>Please don't be $50. Please don't be $50.
it won't, it will be $70...
Promotional Video for the MGEX Strike Freedom (Nov 2022, 14,000 Yen)
10 hours ago, Lolicon said:
Somewhat excited about getting a repaint of a 10+ year old toy.
To be fair, it was a pretty sweet toy for its time. Hopefully this release will have better hip joints and a matt finish. It is unfortunately that the three copies I have of the VF-25 are so floppy I leave them in fighter mode.
Bigger pictures of the upcoming Metal Robots Damashii - G-Parts Hrududu & Advanced Parts Set, available Available Sept 2022.Spoiler
No official announcement yet, just a tease: Metal Robot Damashii - Gundam TR-6 Woundwort
On 4/23/2022 at 12:05 AM, no3Ljm said:
Bogue's blog post. April 24 23:00 (JST) TWE order cutoff.
I wonder why there's no heavy promotion for Mirage's unit?
I think this is the worst example of this set. This looks so bad, between the busy design, bad tolerances. It just looks bad.
4 hours ago, Big s said:
It's Bandai...and the only reason this anime exists is to sell kits. Hopefully, we will get regular release kits, but I doubt it. They will probably be all P-Bandai, reusing the existing Gundam the Origin kits or the Revive versions as a base. If they do master grade, they will be based off the GM Sniper kit.
Shipping would be have been insane. it would probably be expensive to ship to Buyee and then over the moon to ship to the US.
But I would love to own one as well...
Gundam Plamodel Thread IV
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Looks great. I wonder how this will pair with the teased S.H.Figuarts Kira Yamato figure