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  1. I sent a package to America using EMS today!! It felt glorious!!! I can't wait to get rid of all the crap I've been holding on to for people for the last year and a half!
  2. A while back I broke the rear strut that holds the fast pack on to the Bandai DX YF-19. The one that slides over the shield and plugs in for fighter mode. It drives me crazy. I bought a VERY expensive 3D printed piece but it was the wrong color. I know this is a long shot, but if you've got one to part with I'll make it worth your while....I have all those missiles that also came with the set and I've never used them and never intend to use them. Other than the arm cannon (which I like) I'd be willing to trade a handful of those sought after missiles for my missing strut. If it sounds good, let me know! PS....only drawback is I'm in Japan and we all know the current shipping situation here. But hey....for that piece I'm missing, we can work something out! THANK YOU!
  3. Clearly Bandai (or God) just doesn't want me to ever have a chance at buying this toy for retail price. How many times are they gonna screw everyone? Why don't they just MAKE ENOUGH to meet demand???
  4. I guess this is as good a place as any to ask.... Warning...this question has probably been answered many times over the years, but I'm gonna ask it again... Anyone ever rig the light up fold booster from the old Yamato release to fit on the Bandai version? I love the detail on the Bandai version, but I also think it would be cool to see the light sequence from the Yamato on the Bandai DX.
  5. Just bought this a few weeks ago. It's not in great shape...the obi is kinda ripped. Worst of all, the insert is not included. The record is in there, but no insert. Still.....I just had to have it.
  6. I love my Hi Metal III Lightning....just love it. But I've never noticed being able to put it on the stand in robot mode. Is that the same piece that clips under the fun in fighter mode, or is that some kind of custom piece to use the stand in battroid mode? I'm not about to attempt anything unless I know for sure! Thanks!
  7. onnasake

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I still absolutely love this thing. My only regret is that I broke the rear strut to keep the fold booster on. I bought one from shapways.....super expensive. But....it was the wrong color. Better than nothing I guess. Thing is, I never, ever, ever use the missiles. I strictly deck it out as seen in the OVA/Movie so the only extra weapon I've ever used is the arm cannon. Is there any chance some forum member out there has an extra fold booster strut and wants to trade me for a handful of missiles and attachments or something? I've had this thing two years and never even taken them out of the box, so I doubt I'll miss them. Longshot, I know....but hey...hit me up if it sounds plausible!
  8. onnasake

    Hi-Metal R

    Well, now that 2019 is just about in the history books, it's official: The Hi Metal R VF4 Lightning III is hands down my toy of the year. Nothing else I bought this year came close. What an amazing little toy; just lovely in both modes. I'm sure you all were dying to know what some stranger thought was the best toy of the year....but now you know. Merry Christmas!
  9. Add me to the YF-19 list. Not even close, hands down number one by a good margin. The other ones I like are of course the classic VF-1, mainly the TV designs, and the VF-4 Lightning III from Flashback 2012.
  10. I drove past it many times when I lived in LA briefly in 2003. You couldn't miss it....HARMONY GOLD in huge gold block letters. I thought "geez, how did those guys afford an office here, they don't DO anything? Didn't they go out of business in the 80s?" I guess they're still around....
  11. onnasake

    Hi-Metal R

    The year isn't over yet but it's gonna take a lot to dethrone the VF-4 Lightning III as toy of the year for me. As you may recall, I'm new to Macross toys, as my horrific blunders with the DX-YF 19 have demonstrated in the past. But I adore this thing. Last night I transformed it from fighter to battroid in a perfect transformation. Nothing fell off, nothing got squeezed, everything pegged together gorgeously the way it was supposed to. Since I got it in Spring this is probably the best I've ever got it with everything aligned perfectly. It's a work of art. I'm gonna savor it for a while that way before my next transformation to fighter mode. Anyone else, novices and seasoned collectors alike get a toy lined up so perfectly they're reluctant to mess with it for a while, in order to just bask in the perfection? I know there's a bigger Arcadia version on the horizon but I don't feel the need for it, Scale be damned. This thing is just so lovely. And what a thrill to have it all peg together tightly and naturally all on the first try. I love that unique Battroid mode too, with the "cut off" fuselage as the chest. So cool. Second favorite valkyrie aside from YF-19. I don't really want a bigger Lightning but a HM-R YF-19 would be the bees knees Maybe someday. So the point of my rambling....ever get a toy to align to perfectly, that you're almost reluctant to transform it again?
  12. onnasake

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Well, the answer is simple.....I didn't. That photo is sideways! I couldn't rotate it so I just said screw it. The stand is just laying flat and gravity is doing its thing.
  13. onnasake

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I can't paint worth a crap, but I brushed on a layer of Tamiya acrylic X-5 green onto the shapeways piece. It's definitely not a match but it's much better than the bright green, no? And definitely better to have a slightly off color piece that functions than a broken piece that doesn't work at all.
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