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  1. Well, I guess you are right. If it comes with fast packs, I will still want it. I most desire the base Variable Fighter with all that printed on detail without having to spend for a rare, hard to find Bandai DX VF-1J Hikaru

  2. Has it ever been discussed why Arcadia has never come out with a Premium Finish 1/60 VF-1J Hikaru?  I almost wonder if they are going to be a special thing for 40th anniversary, or are they planning something for this year?  Does anyone know?  I would prefer it without fast packs, just like they show it in the animation.  If it is released without the fast packs, it might make it more attainable for us.

  3. I had thought that the issue was a non-issue, since with overtechnology and whatnot, that there was either a non-radiation answer(basically).  Speaking on how small the thermonuclear reactors can be, if it ever gets into the mind of Kawamori/Studio Nue/ to make a combat mecha in the same vein as the ride armors from Mospeada, we will not have to worry about the HBT cannisters or anything, just the small amount of fuel needed to power the reactor/propellant.  They already kind of have something like this in the Ex-Gear control suit/emergency escape suit with powered flight, though the Ex-Gear uses chemical rockets.  Given the amount of times that we see mecha pilots leave their Variable Fighters behind and explore/scout/go make sure the enemy you were just dog fighting is alive after crash landing, a variable power armor that allows for increased mobility and flight seems a wise choice, plus if it would allow for orbital re-entry if your Variable Fighter gets shot down before you can make planet fall.  Just wishful thinking, I guess....

    Twich

  4. question related to the zentradi combat mecha.  In the battlesuits and the regult, where/how big is the reactor to power the mecha and does it offer sufficient shielding for the pilot to protect them from a thermonuclear reactor that is behind their backs/heads/nether regions?  I realize that the zentradi are disposable troopers, but having your soldiers suffer from radiation poisoning doesn't seem all that productive.  This question has a bit of the basis in the Terminator armor from Warhammer 40k.  In the terminator suit, the reactor is behind their head with just a small division between.

    Twich

  5. Didn’t they tease hi Metal r Macross zero stuff a while ago? I’d rather spend $100 for a 1/100 scale transformable figure than $500-$700 for a 1/60 scale one

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  6. I think the simple answer would be that “S” or commander versions mostly universally have uprated or more powerful engines and also have command and control capabilities which usually means more advanced communications and a broader overview of the battlefield situation with troop deployments/assets in a given theatre of operations. I “grunt” or “cannon fodder” wouldn’t need and in some cases, wouldn’t be trusted with that level of information. Plus commanders are experienced veterans, you wouldn’t give a suped up ride to a complete rookie, would you?

  7. I would wonder how much reinforcement the VF-31 airframe to be able to tolerate the increased stress of using the more powerful engines of the SV-262 in a VF-31. I like the idea though. Would they need to do like they did for YF-29 and upgrade the ISC. Also, wondering about the huge arm cannons on the new VF-31. I wonder if they are still rail guns or laser machine guns of large caliber. Cant wait to find out!

    twich

  8. So, here is a thought....in the teaser that we see, the supposed drone fighter that we see in the black and orange paint scheme with the 4 similar looking pods on it that Chuck and Mirage are seen firing at, if these are indeed thermonuclear reaction engines, why does a drone require 4 of them?  I know that drones are a fraction of the cost of a VF, and I know that they probably use older, cheaper engines in the design, but why have 4 of them?  We have only seen 4 or more engines on a handful of Kawamori's designs.  The VF-4, the VB-6, the VAB-2/FBz-99, the VF-27 and the YF-29.  Seems rather wasteful of resources to use 4 engines in a drone, unless it isn't a drone, and like the SV-262, the "cockpit" has no external viewports/windscreens.  I guess that we will find out later this year (I Hope), but I am hoping for a few new Variable Fighter designs for Macross Delta.

    Twich

  9. For 40th Anniversary, I would like to see Arcadia release a VF-1J Hikaru Premium Finish edition, and maybe another VF-1J paint scheme made by Tenjin.  A Bandai DX VF-1J just isn’t worth $450 used on secondary market. 40th Anniversary is next year......god, I’m old

  10. Well, how long did it take them to produce/sell the VF-31? We had a release of the VF-31E as late as 2019, if I remember, so it could take years for all the toys to trickle out

    Twich

  11. I think the white and gold SV-262Hs would be amazing, but they need to include the missile pods and lil’ draken as well as the sword and solid shield for battroid, let’s hope they rework the transformation to make it less crazy stressful

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  12. Has anyone heard anything new about this “Valkyrie Factory” they teased the release of all those VF-1A’s and a VF-31J and then nothing.  I am not liking the fact that the VF-1J super sets have creeped north of $150 USD on eBay and sold out everywhere else......wouldn’t mind picking up a Premium Finish Valkyrie even if it is a KO.

    twich

  13. If they change the design of the VF-31New(easiest to call it this) enough to be able to sell 5 new VF-31’s then great! I have always wanted a VF-31S, but don’t want to pay 38000 yen for a used copy, this might be my chance!  I am excited for the new Enemy VF, like you, SV-262Ba variants(now with less heart attack inducing transformation please), and I am very intrigued by this “drone” thing. Is it variable? I like the looks of it regardless.

    as far as the new super pack booster pods, seems kinda a cross between the lil’ draken for the VF-31 and the lil’ draken mounted on the SV-262, how it mounts is anyone’s guess. Time will tell.

    twich

  14. So, I wonder how many new releases we are looking at for the new movie....

    1. New enemy VF( this seems a given)

    2. New VF-31J(green one hypothesized to be flown by one of the Aerial Knight) Delta 06

    3. New sorta VF-31A looking fighter that Chuck, Mirage are flying with Delta Wings(2 releases possible)

    4. SV-262Ba x several variants

    5. new Super packs for the VF-31’s that give the wings the TIE Interceptor look

    6. new container packs with new gun pods as teased with the Green VF-31J with new super parts, also teased the fold speaker container pod

    7. the new drone thing(could be variable drone) (VD?) with the number 09

    Anything I missed? Conjecture about Macross toy releases is so fun and expensive!

     

    Twich

  15. In one shot in the trailer, we have 3 SV-262’s and 3 VF-31’s flying in formation. So I hope this means a release of everything! The colors and new design potential are just wonderful for new toys!

    twich

  16. And gave Chuck’s VF a gun pod, as he is seen shooting with one in the trailer. But the head of Chucks VF also changed, while it is possible that they changed wings and head, the collar also looks like the extended VF-31A one that was replaced with sensor panel or fold quartz, or whatever it is that is present on the Siegfried valkyries in that area instead of the dark grate like material that is on the VF-31A

    Twich

  17. We still have the wandermearans(sp?) and a mysterious figure, perhaps Heinz due to the old, flaky dermatological problems with a hooded cloak and staff. If those are like lil’ drakens, then I would hate to see the size of the mother craft, the drones look almost as big as the VF-31, so they would need to have a mother craft the size of a VB-6. It is probably a VF or variable drone and the protoculture looking VF is the command or “S” variant, the teaser went by too fast. We see everyone’s VF: Chucks VF-31E w/ lil’ draken( gets hit by beam weapon), VF-31A Chuck custom, VF-31F, VF-31S, SV-262Ba Mirage Custom, VF-31A Mirage Custom, and VF-31J Teal color with number 06 for Delta Platoon. So, Does Hayate keep the VF-31F? Or will he get a new VF-31A custom? Cant wait to find out!

    twich

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