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  1. Campaign page This mecha skirmish game consists of a free for all PvP arena style mode and a PvE co-op tower defense mode against enemy hordes for up to 4 players. The combat roles of the robots greatly remind me of those from the Gundam Extreme VS arcade video games. The robots have no factions so you could freely form your team(teams of 3 from a pool of 13+ characters, minimum of 286 combinations). There are also coloured cubes to identify teams, something that I rarely see in board games. Miniatures are made in a durable PU resin due to the size of the production run and the requirements of such detailed sculpts. PU resin is as strong as PVC as I have personally had some PU resin third party Revoltechs of transformer characters. I know that most people are action figure collectors here, but I am a former action figure collector who has gone through Gundam, Transformers and Macross and other Sunrise mecha. I got into mecha board games(which rarely exists) to relieve myself of the pain of waiting 20 years to complete a character line of action figures or the dread of missing obscure characters. Board games, especially kickstarter ones, offers you all the characters of an original universe all in one go along with board tiles and terrain to create a battle diorama. Moreover, board games include combat stats for the units to interact with each other so you know how much damage their attacks do and how much health one guy has compared to another. The creators are a small team of mecha fans in Hong Kong so their upfront costs of this project is limited. You may recognise some 3rd party transformer toy designs in here, such as MMC Feral Rex(predaking) and MMC Cyclindrus(roller). Remember, mecha miniatures are a rarity as they attract a smaller crowd.
  2. I think I get the logic now. Get people to buy new VF-31 >encourage them to buy Lil Draken at aftermarket >have leftover Keith parts >might as well buy Sv262 too? It might have been a similar case with the YF-29B and YF-30.
  3. I still don't get why Bandai would have an interest in the sales of a p-bandai item already released. Resellers will have them, but it is not like they would ask Bandai for rebates if they don't sell lol. Your interpretation may be correct for those who already own Sv-262 and the Lil Drakens, but the new VF-31F will only boost the sales of the aftermarket Lil Drakens, which should not affect Bandai at all. How about we get Mirage's Sv-262 with Lil Drakens?
  4. There is another Chogokin DX listing beneath it, but it could just be the YF-19. Are they re-releasing Lil Drakens at all? If not, then this has to be the biggest double dick move by Bandai. 1. Existing VF-31F owners will have no chance of attaching Lil Drakens, since they didn't opt to release new add on sets that would be compatible. 2. New buyers of this Hayate piloted VF-31F(has new pilot fig) will have to scavenge Keith's Lil Drakens at rape prices. But yeah, they did the same with the VF-31J Kai expecting people to scavenge the rare super parts. This re-release is almost like a straight reissue, but mostly unwelcomed unlike the YF-19. Give us a VF-31A with Armored Pack compatible ports and pegs. This release is similar to rereleasing Robot Damashii Unicorn Gundam with the ports for the full armor pack.
  5. How feasible would a Messer VF-31F with Lil Draken from the Delta movie be without having to release the fighter again?
  6. Taobao pre-ordered stock for VF-31A is out. My pre-ordered price increased 10% due to currency fluctuations etc. Sellers are honouring preordered spots and not dropping any orders. In-stock listings are about 2300 to 2500 cny which equals to 42k+ yen. Singaporean Youtuber suspects that some sellers might be holding stock to sell at the jacked up price.
  7. QUICK! 1/72 Hurricane was 680 CNY before release and it has now gone up to 880 CNY for in stock listings! The 2nd batch is due 2nd quarter and will range from 680 CNY+(some are charging 800 CNY). The preorder deadline is 10/01/2018, so they are showing the urgency of this last chance. For the record, Moshow strike had about 3 batches in total, Weijiang MPP-10 Optimus Prime had an indefinite number of batches. MC KO Metal Builds don't move much in price. This is the first time I've seen a Chinese 3P product go up in price upon release. Should we worry about Tongmeng EX Omegamon and Dukemon too? Transformers 3P don't go up due to pending transformation reviews. I really do hope that Poison Toys continue with a Duel Gundam next. A reissue Strike Rogue or Perfect Strike variant would be great too. In my opinion, Moshow Strike was the best Chinese 3P toy of all time, maybe even better than some of the top tier 3P Transformers in terms of surpassing the benchmark standard of their respective toy categories.
  8. calubin_175

    Hi-Metal R

    Looks like the Regult missile variant markings are based on the lineart, much like the destroids with their fixed number tampos.
  9. calubin_175

    Hi-Metal R

    So it is likely that Gilbert's unit would be a Tamashii Web Exclusive for now. I am pretty sure this VF-2SS won't bomb as hard as the Destroids, but maybe the same demand as VF-1J and Max which were still available for 3 months after release. The main problem with this release is that it appears to be a bit overpriced. 12000 yen would be a fairer price. Perhaps they don't intend on making too many as Macross II is a niche. Evo Toy for reference. http://hlj.com/product/EVT57221/Act
  10. I am really looking forward to the 1/2000 Yamato line. They may still make an SoC Andromeda 2202 but non-scale at 42cm though.
  11. calubin_175

    Hi-Metal R

    Baikanfuu was from Machine Robo from the late 80s. It was Gordian x Dancougar x Transformers. This item was the preorder madness item of the month, not VF-1S Messer.
  12. Revoltech also had the Yamato/Arcadia colour scheme. I like the colour matching elbow pods. Luckily I got the Bandai pair.
  13. Looks like there is plenty of stock. Is this going to be the few Chogokins who suffer the same fate as YF-29B in terms of price drop? Of course, its QC issue isn't as bad as the VF-171 CF.
  14. calubin_175

    Hi-Metal R

    How about fiddle friendliness? I see that Yamato ones have too many loose hinges etc.
  15. calubin_175

    Hi-Metal R

    Which ones are more durable and playable, Hi-Metal Rs or Yamato/Arcadia? I missed out on NY preorder but my brother in Hong Kong managed to get a box damaged Hi-Metal VF-1J Milia for 800 HKD ~ 11500 yen.
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