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  1. The price is the same $300 for everything. Meeting each tier unlocks the content for everybody, regardless of when you order.
  2. Has anybody had a good experience where the plastic doesn't re-yellow after whitening? I've only tried on my Beagle Mospeadas and they looked fantastic when I whitened them but then after being in a closet for a year they were more yellow than before. I'm wondering if there's a difference if you do it without the UV light involved. I understand just hydrogen peroxide with heat will work to whiten as well but haven't tried. I have a few valks that I'm heartbroken about yellowing and would really love to get them back to beautiful. In my case the toys were originally yellowed from sunlight, so my hope would be that if kept out of the sunlight they would remain white.
  3. My Yamato VF-1S is yellowed and it breaks my heart. 😥 I thought the Bandai oversized hands were really goofy too until I tried them out and I think they look good in person. There is also a mid-sized set of hands included so if you prefer a more restrained look they got you covered.
  4. Comparison of my newly acquired Bandai DX GBP-1S with the Yamato 1/48. The Bandai armor is actually on my TV Max VF-1A, since that's the only valk in the line that I own. It's really nice that Bandai included that extra VF-1J head. My kids say they prefer the Yamato version. I'm a fan of the Bandai myself, though they went a bit overboard on the markings.
  5. I bit on the GBP-1S parts from Mandarake. Now I'm hoping Bandai will rerelease the VF-1J or the VF-1S so I have something to put them on...
  6. My Houquet was in Osaka yesterday. It arrived at my home in North Carolina, US, today. Bananas. (Amazon.co.jp, DHL) Initial thought is it looks pretty good in hand. Limbs are a little more loose than I'd like.
  7. Any reviews of the Bartley up yet?
  8. Wow, I was going to ask if they transformed, since GoLion had the legs, but I thought nah, can't be at that size and price.
  9. What's with the 30th anniversary stamp on all those 3A pics? They're about 10 years off.
  10. The crew is looking good together. (And just barely fit on the Detolf.)
  11. Mine showed up from Amazon JP today as well. I didn't expect it for another week.
  12. Carbotix pre-order up on BBTS @$700. https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/172170 Can't justify that but whoever gets it will have a nice piece.
  13. I'll say that the availability of Bludd and now today's smooth preorder of Barbecue and Breaker are encouraging. Credit to Target and Hasbro for improving things. Hopefully it's the norm going forward.
  14. Up on Amazon Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/B08ZZJZBSQ/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1
  15. The Playmates Classic Lion set is going to be re-released as a Walmart exclusive box set. Preorders here: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Voltron-Legendary-Classic-Comb-Set/861175972 Looks like it may not include all the weapons for the lions that the original release had, but it'd be nice to have the box for storage and it's hard to go wrong at that price.
  16. I did the dye job on my Scott's jammies just this weekend. I'm pleased with the result. Now I don't have red flakes coming off every time I look at it.
  17. At 1/48 (or model railroad O scale) you should be able to find lots of existing figure options to fill out a display. Not that I'm trying to discourage you from cooking up your own.
  18. It's been awhile since I put the film up so I don't have any brand info anymore. I'm looking to get my hands on a UV meter to see what inside vs outside numbers I get. Using Detolf cabinets. Mostly glass.
  19. Yeah, for sure there were some UV issues with my display space that I've since addressed with UV film (and keeping the dang blinds closed). Though these Beagle toys are especially susceptible to it, as the other items in the display cabinet didn't go all yellow like this.
  20. I'm all in on the Sentinel line but I still got a lot of love in my heart for the Beagle/Toynami releases. I like the bigger scale and more anime-accurate style. Like pretty much everyone, my two big disappointments are that they never finished the set of main characters, and -the big one- quality of materials. Mine yellowed really fast and for several years I've been trying different de-yellowing options. I could get the white bits white again but they'd turn back yellow even sitting in a box in the closet. I bleached out some of the blue parts. So I finally decided to just paint them. Normally I want to leave my toys as original as possible but I figured in this case it's not going to get worse. I'm pretty pleased with the results so far. Vallejo Mecha Color green gray is a good match for the main bike. Krylon Fusion on the white bits. I started with Rand's bike because it's got fewer tampo markings. It was actually in worse shape than Scott's. (I didn't think to take any "before" pics.) Looking forward to getting these guys back in the display where they belong.
  21. The top left text appears to say something about "2nd descent" - I'm guessing it is indicating the second earth invasion force. The lower left text says simply "missile pod & cannon", so not much info there.
  22. Hah! I don't like to get too pedantic when it comes to cartoons, but the Japanese katakana characters do make it clear that Legioss is intendended to be pronounced with a hard "G" -> レギオス (le-gi-o-su). A soft "G" would be レジオス. (le-ji-o-su) That's in Japanese. For English speakers, it's pronounced "alf-ah".
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