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  1. It looks to me like Kitz Concept has upscaled the cockpit module to fit a 6-inch figure -- meaning a 1:72 scale pilot -- so they've had to greatly reduce the height of the Battle Pod to still claim it's at the same scale. As is well-known by now, the official stats on Zentraedi mecha are nonsensical; there's no way a 10-meter pilot can fit in a 15-meter Regult. As Moscato had demonstrated before, Experten proved again with their Zentran pilot kit for Hasegawa's 1:72 model... Their figure is downscaled to 1:100, and still barely squeezes into the Battle Pod. Basically, a Regult would have to be at least 22 meters tall to fit a standard 10-meter Zentraedi pilot, so a proper 1:72 toy would actually stand over 30cm. It looks like Kitz Concept simply shortened the legs by 50% to keep their toy height consistent with the official stats, proportions be damned. ๐Ÿ™„ Umm... were we watching the same video? ๐Ÿคจ Yeah, just like with Dana. ๐Ÿ˜’ I assume they mean "diecast," which is... a profoundly bad idea. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
  2. Well, damn... It'll cost nearly a grand to pre-order all three, but... how can I say no to a trio of 1:14 Ingrams? ๐Ÿ˜ Of course, if the elementary school doesn't renew my contract this year, I may have to settle for only Unit 1... ๐Ÿค”
  3. That's because the super-deformed Regult looks so silly. The pilot figure looks good, but his mecha has stupidly short little legs. ๐Ÿคจ
  4. You may be interested in how the vintage LS figures scale with Kitz Concept's "Dana Sterling with Southern Cross Amour [sic]," if you're a modeller like me... Well, they don't. ๐Ÿ˜ While the old model kits are barely 1:12th scale, Kitz Concept's Robotech figures are closer to 1:10th... ...although the male figures were so ridiculously large, Bowie actually scales better with Dana's figure than the armored Jeanne. ๐Ÿคช
  5. You'd think his TVC multipack checklist would've included the SDCC 2011 Revenge of the Jedi Death Star set: He acknowledged the individual Salacious Crumb and mouse droid figures, after all. ๐Ÿคจ Awesome content, nonetheless.
  6. Impossible to determine, without damaging the fabric. No, it's all completely different material... The forearms on the duty uniform are a soft nylon material, closer to plastic than fabric. I really wish they'd used it for the whole figure. Well, I wish the heels on the armored figure were as substantial as the ones on the duty uniform boots... The armored figure doesn't balance quite as well, and Dana's head went flying off as soon as she toppled over. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ The ball-jointed neck for the helmeted head is smaller than the ball joint for the other figure, so Dana's head only sits loosely on the body of the armored figure. They clearly weren't designed to be compatible. ๐Ÿ˜’ And even though the heels on the duty uniform boots appear higher than the armored boots, the armored figure has longer legs and therefore stands taller. ๐Ÿคจ
  7. Jeanne Dana has at last completed her three-and-a-half year journey from Hong Kong to Japan. ๐Ÿ˜… As has been well-documented by now, she's in fact two distinct figures: The mesh is unfortunate, but looks okay from a distance, I guess. The armor is just glued on to the fabric bodysuit, and not very securely; this immediately fell off as I tried to move the arm. Note the plastic flash on the shield handle, and the damage caused to the forearm paint if you actually attach the shield to the arm... ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Also note the mask can be removed from the helmet, but there's no face underneath. The face is, in fact, an optional piece you would install instead of the mask. There's no hoverbike to scale, but who needs a hoverbike if you've got a Cyclone? ๐Ÿ˜
  8. Man, this kit is a bear. Moscato Hobby's come a long way since 2009. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ The cockpit's finally ready to paint: Testing colors...
  9. So don't sell to people in your area! Sell online, where you can reach a much larger market for your toys. I've made a decent profit on every Macross collectible I've sold. I'm not dumb enough to store toys up there. My attic is just for boxes. My surplus DX Valkyries are stored outside. ๐Ÿ˜œ
  10. I'm sure a lot of us are in the same boat... and since we paid up front over three years ago, we're certainly not likely to get our money back now. ๐Ÿ˜’ So what's the solution? Class-action lawsuit? An ineffectual boycott? DNS server attack?
  11. I don't even have the space to display the 1:48 DX Valkyries I've bought over the past couple of years... I certainly wouldn't have space for a 1:18 VF-1! Heck, my 1:18 F-14 hangs from the ceiling above the stairwell, 'cause that's the only possible place I can display it... And to be honest, I still have no idea where my PLAMAX 1:20 VF-1s will go once they're painted, either. "First-world problems," as they say. ๐Ÿ˜…
  12. What if Bandai came up with a larger scale than the Arcadia? Say, 1:48? ๐Ÿ˜
  13. Ooh, never seen one of those. Is that a custom-painted 1:60 Yamato VF-19 Excalibur? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
  14. Actually, it's ยฅ35,200. ๐Ÿ˜
  15. tekering

    Arcadia VF-5000G

    They are more plentiful in Japan, to be sure, but there's a much higher demand for them here; and yes, many of these items do eventually show up in stores... ...at significantly inflated prices, mind you. ๐Ÿคจ The fact is, finding a new Macross product at conventional retail is next to impossible, even in Japan. Arcadia's distribution is too limited, and Bandai's production runs are too limited. Unless you manage to score a pre-order, you're stuck paying secondary market prices... no matter where in the world you happen to reside.
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