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  1. Filled it out, I'm not super optimistic this will lead to a flood of new Macross products hitting the states, but maybe we'll get some re-releases of stuff (like the three they were pushing for w/e reason). I kept my "what else would you want to see" response to stuff we've seen in some form (HMR detroids and enemy mecha, DX YF-21). Maybe if we keep it more focused and realistic, we'll actually see some of these products released.
  2. Yeah, had the same experience, so it's probably an issue with the design. The little center peg on my crotch armor was too big fit in the hole (that's what she said?), and I had to sand it down a little to actually fit. Had the same arm armor issue, as well. Even the legs took some fiddling to get lined up. This honestly feels like a late-stage pre-production sample that needed another round or two of refinement. Oh well, it looks really good, especially with all the tampo.
  3. Got mine from Okini Land today, couple of group shots. Overall, I like the look, and even the oversized fists are growing on me. To my eye, it looks closer to the actual in-anime look, but maybe that's just me. Biggest negative so far is that just feels... kind of cheap. I was hoping for something more "premium" feeling, like the Yamcadia armor parts. These are thin to borderline flimsy (at least my copy), and putting them on wasn't the smooth experience the yamcadia GBP is. Some parts took more pressure than I thought they should, others felt too thin. If I'm being generous to Bandai, they maybe had to go a little thin to keep overall weight down, but really, I think they could have just used better quality plastic. Still, nothing too bad, and I'm happy with the purchase. It's been a while since I've gotten any new Macross stuff, and I kind of missed it.
  4. DHL has mine from Okini Land. It's supposed to be delivered Friday.
  5. Okini Land sent me a shipping notification for the stand-alone GBP set. Also still waiting for DHL to pick it up.
  6. It depends what you're asking. If you're asking about HM-R macross-specific product, the last release was February 2020. We know they have unreleased Macross designs, but beyond that, we have no real clue whether or not they intend to start making Macross stuff again. Overall, the line is still very much active. There was a release in late May this year, with another slated for November, and one early next year.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I believe @jenius had a very similar break on one of the early HMRs. I don't think it's very common, but unfortunately, not unheard of, and just a by-product of X% going to have a flaw in the material. You could try drilling it and pinning it, or maybe even cold weld if you don't plan on handing it much. I know this advice comes too late, but it's generally a good idea to loosen up the shoulders on the HMRs by grabbing them directly at the top of the joint and moving them around a bit first. For whatever reason, the VF-1D seemed to be made especially stiff.
  8. The Tamashii nations site has a complete list of all their DX Chogokin and Hi-Metal R releases. It is kind of weird to use, but once you get used to it, you can see all releases, including release dates, and original MSRP. DX Chogokin Hi-Metal R
  9. I'm in for one, if not that exact version, at least one of the other paint schemes. Is this the exact same mold as the vf-31A? Are there any differences? Do we even know yet?
  10. The link is working for me, and still showing available for pre-order. Not sure what is going on, but I got an order confirmation from Okiniland.
  11. I might try to snag the stand-alone set on the secondary market, after some of the hype has died down. This looks good, but not "must have" level good to me. I like that it has 2 sizes of tv-style hands. Completely swappable head seems like overkill to me, but whatever, I guess it works.
  12. This has to be nothing but good news for Macross fans in the US, right? That said, I'm with others that are cautious about what this really means. Legal Macross Blue Ray and licensing deals released in the US? Sure. But the internet made that kind of thing trivial to get around already. Heck Amazon has had SDF Macross streaming for years now (still not sure how that worked, legally). Are we going to see a flood of Macross toys hit the (virtual) shelves in the US now? I doubt it, personally. Sure, maybe some kits from Bandai, but I doubt we'll have US distributors stocking DX valks anytime soon (lack of supply from Bandai, lack of demand (or perceived demand) stateside). Only time will tell there, but I'm not expecting any big changes in that department any time soon. It would be nice to get stuff like Macross 30 and the like on Steam, though. That seems a lot easier to make happen, even if we only get english subs.
  13. The chat service is worthless, as many have noted. They (the chat) told me they do not have the authority to give me store credit, only the "support team" can. They basically can't do anything of value; just point you back to the ticketing system. From the outside looking in, it seems like NY is a Ponzi scheme that has reached its end-game. Maybe we'll all get something from them, but I don't have high hopes at this point. Those of us that ordered movie super parts will never see them from NY; we'll just be lucky to get store credit and some kind of product in hand at this point.
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