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  1. Nice, big thanks to EXO for sharing the pics!

    As far as the color, it being just a CAD rendering being one thing, it's also whole a other thing to get colors right on printed marketing material.

    If the new arcadia valks are anything to go by, it seems the last thing to worry about is their willingness to listen to fan feedback on color.

    Super excited. Can't wait for the 0S and 0A!

  2. I guess it kind of makes me sound like a douche saying this but I already have a 25S and I think the 29's paint scheme/style look way better than the 25S I already have.

    Yep definitely sounds douchey :p

    I like the 25S head better, and having recently purchased both the 25f and the 29 isamu, the 25 just looks more believable as a fighter.

    They need to reissue the 25s NOW.

  3. Is that with the wings fully forward? Because the kite-logo is quite crooked...

    (I'd assume that's some weird "80% forward" position, based on the gap at the root and the panel-lines for the flaperons etc) But why use such an odd wing position to "show off" how it looks?

    This is kind of what I mean by hoping everything stays together. It's nice that the wings can pivot to be swept back but if it's a froppy pain in the a$$ to keep at the right angle, then thumbs down. Hopefully this isn't the case.

  4. Looks epic so far.

    IMHO, I don't mind the grey markings being left out. IIRC, it never visible on the anime and I always thought it was somewhat out of place in fighter mode.

    I just hope the valk stays together in all modes securely. My biggest gripe with the Yamato yf-19 is that it didn't stay together in gerwalk and battroid mode securely when you picked it up.

  5. Just to clarify, I definitely think the vf-0D is the best guess based on the lineart fitting like a glove in what is visible. I'm not really looking to debunk anything, but to keep it interesting and far and away from price guesses. ;)

    i would love love love a vf-0D. but what if it isn't? There are a couple things that throws that hypothesis off for me a bit.

    1) IF it is the vf-0D, why is single missile mounted so far out, almost ON the pivot point of the upward tilting tip of the wing? The lineart contradicts this...


    2) Why start the Mzero series of valks with the 0D? IF the same method/reasoning, that non-hero valks are better to launch first is followed, then they would have started the macross plus line with the vf-11b and the vf-1D for the original series. Well... we all know that ONLY hero valks are out so far for each respective series.

    3) Also, as a business trying to make a splash and trying to create a firm footing financially, the smart thing to do is to pick the low hanging fruit. The yamato vf-0s/a were almost perfect as far as accuracy goes... and with a few tweaks you can really make some money off of it... why skip that and instead go for something that has been notoriously discussed here as a difficult valk to produce/ get right?

    I think for the most part, a 2015 launch window gives arcadia enough time to announce this now and still make arguments 2-3 null, by relaunching the vf-0a/s with tweaked yamato molds, while also drumming up anticipation for the vf-0D. That would really kick some a$$ huh? ;)

  6. Does anyone else have doubts that this is in fact a vf-0D?

    I definitely think it's a zero... But logistically and financially a vf-0D just doesn't make sense for arcadia to launch first.

    Not only that, the forward canards should be visible even blurred to some degree but there's nothing. Also i don't think the delta wing is certain. Could be the wings swept back a bit.

  7. Wouldn't they just do a base plastic color and paint the rest? Kind of like with the angel bird.

    That's one thing that really pisses me off about the frontier Bandai Valks. They cost around $200 bucks and they can't even be bothered to paint the fuselage. It's not really a labor of love for them like Arcadia.

    I wouldn't go so far as to say it's not a labor of love.

    I would probably attribute it more to a lack of experience/exclusive focus with macross. Yamato's earlier creations lacked details as well. Having created 3D objects myself, trust me, it's a labor of love.

  8. You've obviously never been to the Southwest. Good luck seeing into the cabin of most cars around here.


    Funny as hell, but I think he means the real world counterparts not tacky after market window tinting.

    As far as my two cents on the darker tint making the toy look more like a toy... I'm not so sure.

    I think it was more consistent as far as their design direction goes with the darker tint. The colors they've initially chosen is what the anime depicted most of the time. The canopy was dark most of the time on screen. The feet looked blue, most of the time... The gunpowder did look a bit FDE/OD.

    Now with the body color tweaks and the canopy tint tweak, I'm worried that it's neither here or there in terms of visual consistency. It's a hybrid between anime accuracy and lineart accuracy... Hopefully the mix works, but I'm going to reserve judgement of whether or not the lighter tint indeed makes it better.

    EDIT: formatting

  9. The problem is not the price but the limited amount released that couldnt satisfy the demand. With that said, seeing from the later 2013 releases, Bandai has increased the quantity they produce and shouldnt be much of a problem getting them at msrp or lower. (But i guess it also depends on the toy, since im referring to the RVF, 25A and the super 27 that even Hobby Search still have, Ozma custom might be a different story)

    I know the frustration(me waiting too! :( ) but dont see why they have to rerelease the 25S prior to this though.

    I pray that this is also a web exclusive so there wouldnt be problems during PO period. Plus, this release make me want to start a YF-29 collection since thats my favourite frontier mold.

    True, but price gouging due to limited quantity existed then just as much. In general, prices, both retail and scalper prices are higher.

    I do, however see that the quality and accuracy of these toys have increased proportionately to the prices. So much so, that I've awaken out of my valk hibernation because of it. ;) At least now the prices will aid me in fighting the impulse to buy every repaint they churn out.

  10. I just can't believe another repaint of a 29 is being announced before a reissue of Ozma's 25-S.

    I know right, WtF?

    I got to admit, it's hot though. I think if I don't hear about an impending 25s reissue come May I just might get this...

    Miss the days when these things cost low enough to just buy multiples of both.

  11. guys thanks for the interest.

    I have like ten guys in line for all of them so if I havent gotten to you, you're further down the list. In the several sales I've done so far, deals fall apart all the time so stay tuned.


  12. Hello.

    I'm on the Straight Shooter list.

    Below are the last valks I have in my possession. They were spared the proverbial axe up until now but they must go. All 3 of them were opened at one point and returned to their boxes for out of light storage. They weren't displayed or play around with because they were indeed the last remnant of my involvement with the hobby. :(

    They are:

    Yamato 1/60 YF-21: $125


    Yamato 1/60 YF-19 Fast Pack set version: $125


    Yamato 1/60 VF-11b: $125


    Shipping and paypal fee of 4% applies*.

    *I believe if you gift me the money through your bank account in paypal, there is no fee.

    I will only ship to the continental US. Packing will be done professionally with styrofoam peanuts at the UPS store and tracking numbers will be sent to you via email FYI.

    I will send them out once all of the items have been confirmed sold and payment has been received. They're priced to sell so... I don't think it will take much time anyway.

  13. Anyone have an extra 1/60 vf-11b lying around?

    Like new or new preferably without any issues and includes box & all the stuff that came with it.

    I'll buy or

    trade Nora or Ivanov SV-51r with extra stuff...

    Pm me.

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