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  1. On 2/24/2019 at 3:05 PM, F360 said:

    Some see, Some say, Some heard, then gets pass around, things can get a bit exaggerated some times , especially sweep off "all the MB EVA".  But if you are in mainland China and NEEDS the Metal Build EVA, and decides to fly to Japan to get it, then more power to them.  Seems fair to me since they are investing time and money.  There's only so much one person can bring back too.   Now for Hong kong ,that's much closer so I do see that happening more, but that's been happening for anything popular for a long time there.  If the demand is high enough people will pay good money to get it, or effort /time/along with money. :p    The people buying it locally from Japan and Hong Kong could also be be Proxy store contractor's/employee.  Its not much difference than anyone else using a PROXY to get their toys. :p



    Besides, there's many people from other countries preordering this MB EVA from japan, these people (myself included) are taking away at least 1 MB EVA from a potential japanese buyer.  Not that we I will stop anytime soon since I enjoy buying toys( somewhat healthy addiction?, well at least better safer than drug or alcohol) :ph34r:

    Bandai Japan release = everyone from other countries preorders and buy it 

    Bandai USA release = Canada and USA mainly since international shipping out in very $$$ - the price would be the same buying from higher price japanese of hongkong stores.

    Bandai HK/China/Singapore/Taiwan release = half and half of above.


    The only real solution is for Bandai to release more in separate batches, and/or maybe put some popular standard releases on P-Bandai TOO so the locals can have an extra option of buying it.B)) 

    Some other extras are using bigger boxes ,lottery, event exclusives, etc.  (things that I dislike:ph34r:)

    I am in japan right now and I can tell you that all the stocks at kiddyland in shibuya was snatched by mainland chinese uncles and aunties within half hour on launch day. There were probably 20 boxes at the store. These people aint collectors they are flippers. Its a free maeket but I can understand how local fans could be upset. 

  2. You can check and compare Jenius' reviews for both Arcadia's YF-19 and Bandai's VF-19Adv on Anymoon.com.

    As for the DX YF-19 displayed on last Tamashii show, everything were all 'for display' purposes and that's basing on some of the item cards displayed beside the product. They're still no 'official' release announcement for all that were displayed there except for those that already been 'announced'. Esp now that they're probably going to concentrate first on the upcoming Delta DX figures. Any maybe somewhere in between those Delta and Hi-Metal R releases, they will finally announce the DX YF-19. Let's hope for the best and success of all the line so that everything they shown on that event including the 1/35 VF-1J will get produced. ;)

    Just got my VF19 Advance couple hours ago. I only have the Yamato YF19 as comparison and it's night and day- Bandai has it down. The weight is solid, the whole thing is very sturdy, and the panel lines and markings are very detailed, like Hasegawa level detailed :) Even the instructions are in full color..whole package speaks quality and value, esp if you take into account the cost difference of 100,00 yen. I think you'll only need an Arcadia YF19 if you're a Macross Plus purist. I am still get an Arcadia later to see how they all compare but the Yamato and Bandai got my YF/VF-19 fix just right for now.

  3. You probably did, I'll bet someone the other day found a box of these hiding in the stockroom. Congrats on getting one, you'll definitely enjoy this VF-19!!

    i believe so...and it's not just the vf19...there were some other collectibles that were long sold out that all of a sudden appeared on hlj as in stock again :)

  4. https://youtu.be/YMqu-iHKaT0?t=33

    the above is what bothered the heck out of me...that GM pilot just pumping the joysticks back and forth which ruined an otherwise intense scene...i think the controls look the same as the arcade virtual-on and we all know how many moves the mechs can make in that game vs a mobiel suit (are there special buttons for 'cool poses' btw?). ...maybe they are just trying to stay faithful to the 70's Gundam UC esthetics...but new Macross should strive for better :)

  5. I guess due to the restraint of the physical space in cockpit of valks I could give the limited use to joysticks a bit more of a pass in the macross universe...but in a mobile suit physical space should be less of an issue and cockpit controls more like the Gunbuster would be more realistic (although Newtypes prob control the suits to some extend with their psychic power than just buttons and joysticks).

  6. I can suspend my disbelief pretty well...I think we all have to do that to be a sci-fi fan, especially in the realm of anime mechas.

    However, as time goes on, I wish animators would make more effort in making the mecha controls more realistic. I think they started in the right direction with Macross Zero..and I understand that for the sake of continuity they can not make the tech 'more advanced' in Zero than in the original Macross series. However, in Macross Frontier, the pilots are still controlling the Valks with complex arm/leg/wrist/ankle/finger movements with joysticks. A little OOT, but I just watched the trailer for Gundam Thunderbolt and it looked like a great realistic military scifi series but then a shot of the gundam pilot pushing his joysticks back and forth just ruined it for me.

    If anyone has seen MADOX- that's an example for great realistic anime armor controls and that was in the 80's. Hollywood also does mecha controls more realistically, think District 9, Avatar, Pacific Rim, even Aliens.

    So can we expect more realistic controls from Macross Delta? Heck even if they made up some virtual brain-waved powered UI (like in Evangelion) it would make more sense than controlling a giant robot with 2 joysticks and footpedals- that type of outdated simplistic offering is acceptable in the giant robot or power ranger genre but is just lazy design to me in series like Macross and Gundam where some sense of realism has always been attempted.


  7. This is just nonsense from Arcadia...yes, I am one of those who sold my kidney to get one! You can imagine how I feel....at least they can try some kind of variants right!?

    I can imagine...most of the time after I won something from auction for what I think is rare item (which I have waited long, long time for something decent to show up), guaranteed 2 days later there would be multiple listings with lower opening bids.

    If you got your VF4 at fair market price at that time, then it's fine. At least you got some enjoyment out of it already. No one has a freaking crystal ball on what these companies would do, so as a general rule patience is virtue. I remember I missed out on the Alter 1/100 Yukikaze figures and they were going for $300+ on ebay...and guess what a couple years later they were reissued. and I got them at half that.

  8. on the toysdaily review the chinese caption says waterslide decal...and that the decal sheet on the new release is bigger than old one. hope it's correct.

    I wouldn't raise hope high for this..

    AmiAmi Japanese site says 'マーキングステッカー' (sticker)

    It looks like left side is new sticker decal and right side is old manual and decal. It's just old/new comparison shot..

    But again, I don't have mine yet, so let's wait and see next week!

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