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  1. 6 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

    I don't need another 1/100 YF-21 since I have the perfect variable Studio Half Eye one...

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    However, I may still get this one to customize as a VF-22 or to have a more poseable YF-21

    Wow, that's a blast from the far past. And highly collectable now.

    I used to have the SHE YF-21 and YF-19 back in the day, no idea what happened to them.

    They were great for their time (pre-Yamato), but to be honest look a bit dated now. 

  2. On 9/23/2023 at 10:50 PM, kajnrig said:

    For my part, I just think it's a great-looking design. I don't have much attachment to the OVA it's from, or even the scenes it's featured in, but I love the way it looks. It manages to exude both bulk and speed, such that you readily accept when it's said in-universe to be designed for hit-and-run tactics. Additionally, I forget who said it in the past, but someone here made the good point that it manages to be a more elegant execution of the "all dakka all day" look that the Full Armor Unicorn Gundam would also attempt 20 years later. Where the Unicorn's FA form looks unwieldy and cumbersome, the Kampfer's "Full Armor" form... doesn't.

    0080 is one of the best UC timeline OVAs and IMO ranks up there with 0080MST and 0083 Stardust Memory.

    But I'm a huge fan of 70s, 80 and 90s UC era anime.

  3. Watched that review this morning.

    While I know that the VF-31AX Kairos Plus series has some fitment issues in fighter mode, I still actually prefer the appearance of the 31AX toys overall to the VF-31 Siegfried series.

    And fighter mode is my favorite mode. 4 out of 5 of my VF-31AX are displayed in fighter mode, as I just love the look of the 31AX in fighter mode.

    I also like that in-universe, the Kairos Plus is more of a pure combat fighter, with increased firepower compared to the Siegfrieds, which were more airshow/Walkure support with a reduced/limited combat capability.

    I'm also quite a big fan of the Zettai Live movie.

     

  4. I'm still on the fence about picking up one of these.

    Cons for me are:

    1. Head sculpt looks off.
    2. Chest vents look too large.
    3. Its 1/72 scale, so doesn't match with the rest of my collection which is all 1/100, 1/60 and 1/48.
    4. Black panel lines look a bit thick and heavy.
    5. Some of the hinges look a bit ugly.
    6. Its Robotech branded.

    I may still pick one up, just to try, but will likely wait for the VF-1S.

  5. I've gotta say from my previous time with the VF-19 ADVANCE years ago, I'd forgotten how much I hate attaching the FAST packs in fighter mode on the Bandai DX 19 series. It is not an enjoyable experience.

    Last night it took me about 1 hour to get the FAST Packs attached with everything lined up and pegged in properly on the DX YF-19 in Fighter mode.

    Those bloody small FAST Pack parts that go on the back of the legs popped off so many times I nearly threw the toy at the wall in frustration.

    And I still really hate the way that Bandai implemented the leg FAST packs, with the wing peg on the top of the wing just hanging out and not tabbed into anything.

    If Bandai later release a separate FAST Pack set for the upcoming YF-19 DX release, I'm hoping they have been redesigned.

     

  6. 10 hours ago, kajnrig said:

    Oof. What was the damage? From what I've seen the Full Set is going for insane prices in the second hand market nowadays. So is the Advance, now I think about it...

    I got it for HK$2,680, which is about US$343

  7. Ok, I had a quick look this morning. I found the leg and shoulder FAST packs, less one of the small triangle shoulder pieces.

    However, the wing boosters were not together in the Ziploc bag with the other parts. 🤔

    So I'll need to spend some time at the weekend to look though my storage drawers to see if I can find them.

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  8. I think I may have a mostly complete set of VF-19 ADVANCE Super Parts that I'd be willing to let go of.

    It may be missing one or both of the little green triangle parts that go on the shoulder pivot though.

    I'm out for dinner tonight  with friends so won't be getting back until late and probably will be a bit drunk.🤣

    So I'll take some photos for you on Wednesday instead to show you what parts I have. 😅

    Basically will just need you to pay the shipping and packing cost.

     

     

     

     

  9. Hmm.......given the rumors about the pending launch of the Switch 2, which have been circulating on social media in the last week or two, I'm wondering if I should hold off on pre-ordering Macross Shooting Insite for the Switch? At least until there is more information about whether Switch games will be backwards compatible with the Switch 2, which as far as I know has not yet been confirmed.

    I mean it's not a big issue for me about being able to play Macross Shooting Insite. I already have the Japanese version of Macross Shooting Insite pre-ordered for the PS4 and I'll also get the international version for the PS4, so I can still play it on my PS4 at home.

    But, at least until I heard the news about the Switch 2, I was planning to buy a Switch OLED, mainly for playing Macross Shooting Insight while commuting to and from work and also for playing some air combat games while commuting also.

    But if it turns out that Switch games are not compatible with the Switch 2, effectively rendering the Switch a dead platform, I'm now having second thoughts about buying it.

     

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