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  1. For those interested in HasLab Victory Saber but missed out and are willing to shop at TFSource. The store has put up a preorder for $240: https://tfsource.com/transformers-generations/victory-saber-commander-class-transformers-generations/
  2. I don’t know why they insist that Bumblebee needs to have a respirator face. I get that he is the face of the live action franchise but since the first Bay movie numerous other Transformers shows have launched and toys have been released were Bee‘s face was more in line with the rest of the Transformers. I feel that at this point it is hurting the live action movies because you can’t have a main character that has more emotion than a lap dog.
  3. Yeah, the last time they did such a large add-on set (the Red Powered 150 Gerbera Straight) it wasn’t a big hit and readily available afterwards if I remember correctly. I bought mine "cheap" from Mandarake. Regarding the stands: I like the regular Metal Build stands. I hope they don’t change much because I’m all for consistency in my display. I usually can get the poses I want out of them. The only issue I have is that the main arms are different (the Gundam 00 vs Seed arms) and that the 00 stands only connect at the underside of the waist piece. That way the 00 suits are always high in the air which takes up a lot of space. With the Seed stand arm you can get a lot of cool poses close to the ground, like a duel pose where one Gundam is below the other one, which you can’t really do with the 00 stands. I also wished that they all came with the same a-stance support arm.
  4. That is a neat set. Love the gatling gun. Need more Strike Gundams to display them all. I really wished Bandai would add a more dynamic arm for the display stand to put the flyers into more dynamic looking positions. Just checked anime-export and the GN Arms Type-E is already sold out. I didn’t expect that.
  5. Based on my own Lego collection I assume most adults that buy a Lego set will build it once (or even outsource the build) and display it). For those individuals it would not matter if bricks come from a different producer since the bricks stay separated no matter what.
  6. That is certainly a possibility. If I remember correctly you can get the instructions as PDF from their website. However, the sets use some pieces that aren’t available as Lego pieces so you might need to get creative and redesign pats of the set. Also the sets come with lots of pad printed details (some that goes across multiple pieces), so you will miss out on those. The Defiant also has the dry transfer decals for the U.S.S. Defiant name on the top of the hull because it goes over a lot of bricks.
  7. I assume the comic accurate one; they showed a prototype earlier this year I believe:
  8. Some brick related news: the German company Blue Brixx got the license for Star Trek based brick sets (no minifigs though): https://www.bluebrixx.com/en/items?q=Star+Trek From what I can tell the designs are more in the MoC territory (not streamlined to use as little bricks as possible) but the brick, print and instruction quality seems to be good or excellent. Currently they are using Xingbao bricks. From what I gathered they would also ship to the US, but that will result in additional costs. They have a wide variety of sets available from the original series all the way to Enterprise I believe. And they have not only ships but also accessories like blasters. Here are some of my favorites: Not an advertisement by any means; I just thought might be interesting for some members of the board that aren’t aware what is happening in Europe
  9. The METEOR is twice as long as the Type E if the wiki I looked it up in is to believed. But you can probably need a lot less parts since it doesn’t do as much.
  10. I wonder if we will be getting the METEOR units from Gundam Seed if the Type-E is successfully. I think the Red Powered and 150 Gerbera Straight was not super successful from Bandai's standpoint since we never got the diving helmet and other add-on sets for the Red Frame. I'm also super disappointed that we still don't have a Skygrasper as a Metal Build set while Bandai is pumping out obscure flyers I've never heard about for the Strike Gundam. I guess with the Metal Structure Sazabi release and Nu Gundam reissue we won't see a Metal Build version any time soon.
  11. Given how the design work is nowadays handed out to subcontractors like T-Rex it could very well be that all the VF-19 toys, be it Yamato or Bandai, were designed by the same people and thus are very similar.
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