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  1. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    Both lines are really good. I think the question for you is - do u want to get into this scale?? If he won't fit anywhere else, u may regret the purchase. But if you feel 1/100 would be a great scale, do it. I feel 1/100 is a great display scale when you want to display more than a handful of pieces together
  2. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    Ahh, it looks like I need to position the legs standing more up and angle him more for a detolf - thanks!
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    Hi-Metal R

    So, right now I have all my HM-R's on 1 shelf together in a Billy bookcase. Can someone help inspire me on where to put my Monster? he doesn't fit in a Billy or a detolf. I need some inspiration to hopefully display him with his little destroids!
  4. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    Thank you! I just grabbed him. My HM-R set is almost done now! I started this summer with the Monster. $800 latter, I've got everything I want except for the GBP armor. Hopefully the line continues and I can get them as new releases now.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I never thought I would spend $70 on an accessory set, but I got the missile pack and am just in love with how they look. Wish they were cheaper so I could pick up another set!
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    Hi-Metal R

    It took me an extraordinary amount of time just now to figure out how to get the gun and stand adaptor on in fighter mode for the Super valks. I had the arm-armors switched.
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    Hi-Metal R

    My wife just picked me up the F-1S Strike Valkyrie ( Roy Fokker ・ Special) from Manadrake. It did NOT come with the display stand, which is unfortunate. I checked the listing and they didn't mention the display stand was missing. Anyways, is there a place to purchase the display stands separately? Thanks!
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    Hi-Metal R

    Yeah! 6000 yen was def a good deal. I doubted I'd have a chance at picking it up for cheaper. One of the few items that sold cheaper than MSRP (I guess the box dmg helped).
  9. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    If anyone wants shipping costs reference, I picked up the Defender from Manadrake. DHL is only shipping option. Was $16. The Monster would.......be a lot more I bet.
  10. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    Shipping for $40. Couldn't be happier. They originally wanted to send Fed Ex for $140. I don't know the exact size limit!
  11. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    Hi, for those interested in an update or want to know how shipping is going: I had ordered a Monster from From Japan for a real good price - $160. Based on the box's dimensions and using their calculator, it seemed I could ship it Japan Post Surface for like $40. After I purchased it though, they said they planned on using a box about twice the size (for the cushioning) - but now shipping would be $140 since it would not qualify for surface anymore. Based on people's advice here, I asked them to use a smaller box and specifically said I honestly don't care if the Monster's box isnt super protected. It took a few emails back and forth, but they did so and were able to ship using Surface. Shipped out on 7/20 and arrived in Texas today, 9/18. Really happy with the outcome!! They put it in a box just barely bigger than the Monster's Box - enough room for about 2 layers of bubble wrap. I can't see any damage whatsover. I want to thank everyone here for the advice and also From Japan for working with me and having great customer service. I will def use them again. I might just wait for shipping to return to normal, ha!!! (The Monster was my first Hi-Metal R purchase but he arrives to be with his friends Max, Miriya, the Glaug and Regult).
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    Hi-Metal R

    How good of a seller has HM-R been for Bandai? Since it seems each release sells out - it seems pretty popular, right?
  13. What were some of the main problems with the VF-1s in case I ever decide to grab one?
  14. Hi, I just picke dup the Minmei figure. Is there a good way to get the plastic cellophane wrapping stuff off that is around her skirt? Just pull on it? I don't want to break the figure.
  15. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    @jenius - thanks to y our blog, I discovered Hi-Metal R this past Spring and fell in love with them! Got the Glaug, Regault, Max and Miryia, and a Monster on the way so far. Looking forward to completing my set! Thank you!
  16. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    What store is AJ?
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    Hi-Metal R

    I know the guy who runs the Scorched Earth blog/youtube that reviews macross toys - his wife super loves the Monster as well. https://youtu.be/UPuNAjNwh9c Lucky guy!
  18. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    Thanks for the lead! For future reference, where on the page do they list item condition grade? I can't see it.
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    Hi-Metal R

    To be fair, its easier to make a toy look better when you dont have to also engineer transformations
  20. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    And based on secondary prices, there is way more demand for the the Bad Guys than things like the Elintseeker.
  21. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    Have you seen the MEPToys Breetai? He's 1/100 so should be in scale and he looks pretty good.
  22. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    This is my first time seeing these prototypes - they look drop dead gorgeous.
  23. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    Ha, I meant the Phalanx - always get those names mixed up.
  24. Stranger

    Hi-Metal R

    So, has Bandai given any hints on when the next release will be announced? Covid wouldn't make all toy companies put their plans on pause right? I am hoping for (in this order): Q-Rau armor, Battlepod Scout, Tomahawk, Monster. Hell - I'd throw this out there - how cool would a 1/100 SDF head/bridge be? Can recreate some nice scenes.
  25. Question for anybody who was buying from Japan during the Great Recession. Did stories in Japan like Manadrake or Jungle see lower prices? I have a few items I am keeping my eye on, but I'm not in a rush to get them and with the economy looking like it'll be heading south, I am wondering if maybe things might be a lot cheaper by the end of the year. Thoughts?
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