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  1. Rrraraahahaghaghagh I broke it I broke it.......my gorgeous amazing Sentinal 1/12 Stick ride armor........ughghhghghg. I was transforming the armor to cycle mode to box up in order to send it, along with all my other toys, and I was really thrilled with myself cause I don't think I'd ever had all the parts just locking into place so perfectly. This was by far the best transformation I'd ever done. And it happened. The {SNAP} that each and every once of dreads so badly when we handle our toys. Just a clean break.....right.....right......HERE: First of all, sorry if this is your pic I stole from google images. The piece that hugs up against the bike feels metal, and the pin that's supposed to swivel the plastic part just sheared clean off. And the plastic is useless without a solid pin going through it. UGH. I feel like puking. This toy was expensive as hell when it came out and now it's like two or three times the price. I made sure to be extra careful with it at all times....I babied that thing....and now this. I suppose if I had a teeny drill small enough to get through the metal I could try to get a new pin in there, but I own no such tools. All I could do was mournfully pack the toy back in its box and wonder if I'll ever be able to come up with a decent fix that doesn't cause even more trouble. And it was all lined up so perfectly too. UUGUUGUHHGHHHH.
  2. I watched the two hour documentary on Anno that aired on NHK. Found it online with subtitles. It was very eye-opening. There's no doubt at all that the guy was gifted and had unbridled talent when he was younger, but these days he just seems like an emperor with no clothes. That "final" Evangelion movie was a big-time let down and nothing to write home about. Unfortunately I think his creativity peaked more than 20 years ago. Oh man. That's a bold statement! I think we're gonna see a LOT of ideas far stupider than this in the coming months, but I do agree that this is just a pathetic idea that just reeks of "cash grab" and his devoted following will be all too happy to fork over their money.
  3. Maybe the wrong thread, but I honestly don't know where to post this... The other day I bought an old SF Japanese manga from 1983 cause I wanted the cover art. Unfortunately, the thing was so musty and smelled of almost 40 years of moldy Japanese closets I got asthma just from handling it. I only wanted the cover so I cut off the front and back and ditched the rest. Sorry....I didn't like doing it, but it was smelly. Anyway, the back cover was a cool surprise; this awesome old ad for Macross toys!! These are obviously the smaller scale toys, but still cool! I love seeing stuff like this...just reminds me of how awesome it was growing up in the 80s.
  4. Can't imagine this soft, mushy turd of a show getting green-lit for a second season. Every moment of this thing was purely odious.
  5. 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!
  6. 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???
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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....
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. onnasake

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Thanks to jaustin89 I have my replacement part already! Unbelievable! (Although, after paying $30 for shipping getting it in about a week does feel kind of right.) The piece seems to fit just fine. My only gripe is that it's clearly the wrong color, something most of you could probably fix in 20 seconds, but I've never been able to paint anything without making a horrible mess. Wouldn't know what color to go with either....just a military green like they used on jeeps? Anyway, regardless of the color, I'm just thrilled to have this thing intact again. Thanks jaustin!!
  18. onnasake

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    wait.....did you just whip that up just for me, just now??? This is my first shapeway order....very very reasonable price! Until I got to the shipping to Japan....$29.99!! Ouch!! Totally worth it though....I can't wait for my fold booster to finally be fixed and be able to connect properly. Mr. Austin.....THANK YOU!!
  19. onnasake

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    You sir, just became my best friend.
  20. onnasake

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Anyone making replacements for the part I broke?? Likely not...I'm probably the only one that broke it... Gee thanks for flipping my image for no reason, imgur.
  21. onnasake

    Hi-Metal R

    OK, so I see that they did a TV Version VF 1 J, but there's never been a TV version Roy?
  22. onnasake

    Hi-Metal R

    It's been two months but I still love my VF-4 Lightning. The right side kite tampo has a big rub on it from transforming, though, and that bums me out. Now I'm tempted to get Hikaru's other rides...I didn't like DYRL as much as the TV show, so I'd want the TV H-MR of Hikaru and Fokker's planes. were they released in HM-R or only the original Hi Metal Revival from 2010 or so? Also, I don't like the one that looks dark grey. What do you guys think of that one....too grey, no?
  23. onnasake

    Hi-Metal R

    Last time I was at my parents' house I found a box of toys I thought I'd lost. Hadn't seen them in years. In the box was a Playmates reissue of the old Robotech Tomahawk. Is that too big to display with HM-Rs? Obviously it's not very articulated, but I always thought it was a really cool toy.
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