Posts posted by Darth Mingus
1 minute ago, DYRL VF-1S said:15 minutes ago, SpaceCowboy said:
Still no word on when the preorder for Roy goes up?
Yup. PO night was yesterday. Got cartjacked 10 times but finally scored on AJ at 4:32 AM. I haven’t seen playasia post yet though.
Got one on Amiami at 2:18 AM EST. NY's stupid wait system would't even let me on the site.
Shipping notice from NY...
... for something that was released in November. Sorry, couldn’t resist. Happy holidays everyone and may the season be full of happiness and valkyries.
Just now, sqidd said:
Has anyone seen people pulling off poses with one yet?
Every video i've seen has been treating this thing very gingerly. This video goes through a lot of the gimmicks like the opening panels, etc.2 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:
My storage area looks like that, then I buy something...
Cantonese language review:
59 minutes ago, sqidd said:
If they did a Skunkworks thing they could increase their margin while still not having to worry about shelf warmers. Th Skunkworks thing could eliminate scalping almost 100%. If they eliminate scalping they can raise the MSRP and we would all still buy them. Most of us would end up paying less in the long run.
Not quite, Bandai either wouldn't or couldn't open this up to most of us due to a party that won't be named. The skunkworks product would still take up factory time and they could probably do a worldwide offering with something else in their catalog, like Dragonball, that would absolutely pay itself off.8 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:
It's not the cost of production, t's the opportunity cost. Bandai has their own factory, it's a question of if it's worth slotting this stuff for production over something else.
Bandai outsources production of the Tamashii Nations stuff to China. They partner, but they do not own the factories. They own the factories that make Gunpla and they do that in Japan. I think that is why they decided to retool and release the 1/60 RX-93 as a "Metal Structure". They probably did the design (they have been talking about it for years), didi the analysis and realized that they would probably need diecast (the old 1/100 had diecast hips and legs) and over 2000 parts so it would not have been economically feasible to do the work themselves in their own factories, because of the opportunity costs and all the other Gunpla lines they would have to put on hold to output this thing.
34 minutes ago, sqidd said:
Heck, I could re-create the entire thing in 1/2 scale made entirely out of metal for enough money.
Why settle for 1/2 scale when you can make a working, life size version?
Trailer 2: Looks fun.
Here you go. Night and day. Just looking at the runners tell you how different this guy is compared to the NG.
Not quite Metal Build, but close enough:
Out this month for a mind-numbing 93,000 Yen.
hmm, why is it in the wrong box?
The first episode implied that bounty hunters needed a place to start for the FOBs to work. That's where the skill part comes in. The first episode cut to the Mandalorian landing on the right planet to trigger the FOB, but it may not have been the first planet he visited. The Mandalorian's goal is to find a planet that is remote enough that it does not get a lot of interstellar traffic.
Taking out the raiders and their AT-ST probably made the bounty hunter grapevine, which caused the bounty hunter to visit the system in the first place. Once there, the FOB activated and he was able to find the village. There were references to the fact that they were on the planet for a few weeks before the bounty hunter showed up.
7 hours ago, Mog said:
Is it bad that I wanna see the little kiddo rocking a Mando helmet and armor eventually?
I did not check the whole thread so my apologies if this was posted already:
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For some reason, I thought of @sqidd
2 minutes ago, sqidd said:
They probably need the cash flow to buy all of the VF-1S's they need to fill orders.
I was going to post the exact same thing...
MyKombini just sent a shipping notice.
Mykombini moved to preparing to ship status
20 hours ago, Mommar said:
You bought the Mandelorian in anticipation of IG-11? Because there’s already a Black Series Mandelorian and IG-11 released and they’re way cheaper.
Yeah, it is a mental block. Because the Black Series is done by Hasbro, I don't think it is worth the money, even though they are much cheaper. I was going to start collecting the Black Series, then I saw the Slave Leia figure and was nope... I still have not shaken the "cheap, mass produced crap" image for the Black series, even though I know some of them are good.
7 hours ago, Mommar said:
Still no sign of baby, though.
Knowing Bandai, that will be the release, final battle of episode 1 version release of the Mandalorean, followed by the deluxe, mid-episode 3 version.
Seriously, I caved and ordered my first Star Wars S.H.Figuarts Star Wars figure because of the IG-11. I want to recreate the scene of the two of them from the end of Episode 1 where they enter the door.
MyKombini is back up. Order says "Waiting to ship".
Both the regular price and the markup are not available.
50 minutes ago, arbit said:
Working on the exterior.
Great work, but your exterior is a bit boxy... shouldn't it look like this?
May 2020 The Mandalorian (half man/half time travelling sports car) 6,600 Yen
June 2020 - Emperor Palpatine Death Star II Throne Room Set 17,600 Yen
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April 2020 - Avengers Endgame Rescue 7,700 Yen
April 2020 - Avengers Endgame Captain America Final Battle Edition 8,800 Yen
April 2020 - Avengers Endgame Iron Man Mk-85 Final Battle Edition 9,350 Yen
June 2020 - Avengers Endgame Iron Spider Final Battle Edition 8,800 Yen
June 2020 - Avengers Endgame Captain Marvel 7,700 Yen
Available for Preorder https://www.kuramatoys.com/s-h-figuarts-captain-marvel-avengers-endgame-action-figure/
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