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  1. So its new sculpt and looks more polished (maybe?), but what exactly are the improvement? Apart from better engineering, I would love to see better/dynamic articulation or more attractive battloid body proportion. For it to truely better the old Yamato version, sure it needs to work better, but it need to look better too. Things Bandai did quite well is putting positive spin on old/familiar design and make it look more attractive and eye-catching, their Metal Build series is a good example. There is not alot more to add for figher mode I guess, but for Battloid, surely it can do with a better design, similar to how Bandai did with VF19/YF19. Maybe we will have to wait for a DX Chogokin SV-51 to see this happen...
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Sorry to hear that, and hope your future experience with them (if you ever decided to try again) will be better I have had good experience with NY for quite a few years now and I hope they improves more so everyone get the same great experience.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Whoever still want a VF31E should go to NY right now - 24000 yen. https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/27357-macross-delta-dx-chogokin-vf-31e-siegfried-chuck-mustang-custom.html I think the small price difference is well worth it.
  4. HG's license and trademark and expires 2021 and 2022 (or earlier), that is not too long to wait for
  5. The way they handle it is kind of cute and refreshing This is a niche market and I think they should definitely reach out more and deeper into the international market, and be closer to their customers. There are options Arcadia could consider to be more efficient with their effort. Approach such as crowd funding could help them to identify demand, plan production and finally expectation/release management. It would also help bridge the gap with their customers and minimise the overstocking issue.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Not so easy, the business operators don't have the resources to trace this sort of operation effectively. This is a blooming market as we all know, and people are willing to invest in ways to get advantages. It is a network of people we are talking about here involving multiple accounts and bots, etc. The system fall over for very good reason, and its very difficult to keep up with this sort of 'attack'.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    My HLJ order is still on, hopefully it will stay that way. I think going with NY is a good idea and I have had good experience with them. From what I heard, the stock for VF31E is actually quite plentiful. However, there is a LOT of people who managed to order multiples (MUCH more than just 1) using all sorts of ways including abusing website's vulnerability. A lot of this is obviously for financial gain, but there is also a lot of simple greed here. It would be an interesting challenge to counter the speculator. As for the others, In a hobby like this, it would be good in the long run if there is mutual respects for each other, and remind ourselves to give others the opportunity to enjoy the same thing we love.
  8. Thanks for the info! However, its "shipping to Japan" only. Do you guy use proxy services or ?
  9. Bandai not releasing VF-1 in 1:60 in the first place makes me wonder, it kind of feel like foreplay :P As for Arcadia, I don't know the state of their licensing, still, I think it would be easier to improve their VF1 1:60 V2 with a few changes and people would be buying them again Either way, I really like to see more competition in this market. It would not be a good thing if one company dominate it all.
  10. Jyhnc

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Both Pods are looking great! And nice paint job too! I haven't finish going through the entire "WIP: Alternate Weapons Pod" thread but hopefully its on Shapeways Thanks for the great work!
  11. Jyhnc

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Wow!!! Thanks for the link and they are amazing! This would go very well with the VF31A
  12. Jyhnc

    Bandai DX VF-31

    I am a bit surprised that no one made custom pods yet.
  13. It does seem Arcadia's pricing is always a bit higher than Bandai for item with similar quality.. Still, Arcadia's product have a greater chance of getting re-issue and therefore price is more reasonable and less likely getting inflated. As a collector, I find its much easier to deal with Edit: It might work nicely if Arcadia use KickStarter for their figures so they could plan product release knowing the interest level.
  14. Bandai had made a few improvements in their Dx Chogokin VF1 (compared to the old 1:48 Yamato VF1). While its one amazing figure, I would much prefer it in 1:60 scale. Perhaps Bandai will release it for 1:60 as well (but how would they 'brand it'? Hmmm) ? While I am not sure on how well Arcadia is doing financial-wise.. I hope they keep it up and release a version 3 of their wonderful VF1 figures. What do you guys think? Is this possible in 3 years time ?
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