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  1. Loving it, especially as I'm someone who grew up on Spaghetti Westerns, I can't understand why a few people think the pacing is slow? To me it seems fine, but I'm not of the Fast & Furious generation that needs an explosion or car chase a minute or they get bored......LOL
  2. On the blue F-91, does the beam shield attach securely to the arm? I have the white Metal Build F-91 and the beam shield can get knocked off even if you look at it the wrong way.
  3. Saw it with my son on Saturday. Really enjoyed it. Definitely the 3rd best Terminator movie after the original and T2 and a worthy sequel to T2.
  4. So I'm guessing these are non-transforming plastic model kits, that look to be equivalent to about Bandai HG in size and quality?
  5. I bought the Bandai Metal Build Crossbone Gundam X1 and Bandai Metal Build F91 last week. No pics yet, but here's my observations: Firstly, I need to say that I'm a big fan of late UC era miniaturized mobile suit designs such as the F90, F91, Victory Gundam etc. I didn't use to be a fan of the Crossbone Gundam, but after recently reading the manga, the design has really grown on my to the point where it's now one of my favorite mobile suite designs..........I now own the 1/144 scale Crossbone X1 RG model kit, the 1/100 X1 MG model kit and now the Metal Build X1 toy. Metal Build F91 Gundam Comments First the negatives: The Metal Build is not anime accurate. It is a stylized redesign/reimagining. This is what put me off buying the Metal Build F91 for so long. If you are like me and love the anime movie F91 design and want an anime-accurate high-end toy of the F91, the Metal Build may not be for you. Sure, it is recognizable as an F91, but nearly every part has been changed so that it is NOT anime line-art accurate. The most notable and easily spotted changes are the redesign of the VSBRs, the redesigned shape of the chest grill and the redesign of the shoulder armour. The classic and iconic F91 shoulder markings have also been changed so that they are no longer solid red. These redesigns may not bother you, but as an anime/line-art purist they bother me. I did know it was not anime accurate when I bought it, but still went ahead. Next negative - The V-fin does not attach securely and gets knocked off extremely easily during normal handling at the slightest touch. Next negative - The beam shield does not attach securely and gets knocked off extremely easily during normal handling at the slightest touch. Minor negative -the box is constructed of quite flimsy card. Maybe I'm spoiled by the Macross Delta DX boxes. Anyway, I'm not a box collector and have already thrown out the F91 box,. Last negative, there is no gimmick for opening the cockpit hatch. Maybe I'm too used to Master Grade kits, but I love to be able to open the cockpit hatch on mobile suits and see the pilot figure inside. You would think on such a high-end and expensive toy, which is actually physically larger than the 1/100 Master Grade, which does have an opening cockpit feature this would be possible, but sadly it is absent on the Metal Build. On the positive side, joints are nice and tight, fit, finish, paint applications and markings are all excellent and articulation is very good. Metal Build Crossbone Gundam X1 Comments A near perfect figure. Tight joints, great detail, tones of accessories. Looks awesome. Good articulation, great fit. The finish, paint apps and markings are perfect. No flaws on mine. Only negatives I can think of out the box card stock is a bit flimsy. But as with the F91 I have already thrown out the box to save space as I seldom keep boxes. The wrist pegs for the hands do seem a little thin, so I'm a bit concerned about stress or breakage if I change the hands too many times as the hand-to-wrist peg fit is quite tight and a bit of force is required to push the hand onto the wrist peg. The Crossbone Gundam X1 gets a 99% rating from me.
  6. Finally just got around to finishing the last few episodes of the GRRM based Nightflyers on Netflix. I'd watched up to episode 6 when it was first released and then I got bored. and moved onto other things. Finally decided to push myself to finish it last week, but what a shitty ending/non-ending. And from what I've researched it's not been picked up for a second season either.
  7. Very happy this is being done in the novel accurate time period rather than a contemporary setting, makes it far more interesting.
  8. Personally, I don't think Fantastic Four will ever be a big success as a live-action movie. We've had two failed, disastrous attempts already. I just don't think the characters are interesting or likable enough for a mainstream movie franchise.
  9. I'm probably one of the few people in the world who never really got into or liked Breaking Bad that much. I finally watched most of it on Netflix with my wife last year, as a show we could watched together, as many friends had recommended it. While it was OK, I kinda got board with it and didn't even watch the last one and a half seasons, although my wife finished all of it. So yeah, thought it was OK, but not great.
  10. Will watch trailer when in appropriate mood and can summon interest. First movie was good, but not buy blu-ray good. Watch once at cinema good and then catch it again if it shows in TV and I've nothing better to watch or do good. Second movie was forgettable. I vaguely remember Colin Firth in an eyepatch and something about an American agent with a whip???? That's my grand total memory of watching the movie, so it can't have been that good.
  11. Articulation looks amazing. Not a big fan of the RX-78 or 1/144 scale, but I may just get this variant for the amazing articulation.
  12. Just finished MG Crossbone X1. Out of the box build, with some quick panel lining and a spot of paint drum Gundam markers on a few small areas, such as the yellow parts of the "X" thrusters and the grey trim on the weapons.
  13. Saw the VF-1A TV Max in a local shop here in HK yesterday. Box was smaller than I expected. No interest to buy though as I've never liked the TV Max colour scheme. I'm far more of a DYRL guy.
  14. I reckon at least a 50% chance this will die a quiet death, just like the TV series we were supposed to get. And if it does get made then only a 20% chance it will have enough decent mecha action to satisfy mecha action fans. I've kinda lost all hope and faith in Kawamori and Big West.
  15. Weren't some similar size Robocrap tabletop game figures tried and failed by Kickstarter a couple of years ago?
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