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  1. 15 hours ago, Lolicon said:

    They're secure on my copies.


    Nope. I just detached the entire arm and then was easily able to access the screw under the shoulder pauldrons to loosen it.

    Side by side with the Bandai version. While Bandai's toy is excellent, it's really a VF-19 Advance posing as a YF-19. :p


    Nice.  Hopefully I am able to get one some day so that if I have to adjust the joints it'll be easy.

  2. 51 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

    Shoulder surgery was a success. Both the shoulder and bicep cover on the right arm were super tight. Loosened the inside screw just a touch. They're really overtightening them at the factory.


    Was it a pain in the a$$ getting to the screws to loosen them?  

  3. 4 hours ago, Chronocidal said:

    I wish I was that organized.. all of mine are essentially grouped by.. "category?" I guess you can call it that.  They're scattered across a few rooms, and only stacked one-deep in closets most of the time, so I know exactly what's in every pot.

    I've definitely gone deep into the Tetris method, finding combinations of boxes that form even groupings.  The assorted Bandai exclusive super pack boxes make great little spacers to complete a row. :lol: 

    I love reading that other collectors do some of the same things that I do.  Makes me feel like I'm not alone in my freaky toy collecting.

  4. 3 hours ago, Froy said:

    A horribly crooked kite on his copy



    Little stuff like that doesn't bother me that much.  But I guess with what they cost there should be better QC for stuff like that.  I worry more about breakage and the moveable pieces working properly.  Also fit and finish.

  5. These storage pics are incredible.  Are you guys able to display any of these?  Seems like too many to really be able to display effectively unless you have them all over the house/apartment 😄.  Which I'd be all for doing but doesn't seem like a good idea

  6. On 1/5/2023 at 10:06 PM, Anasazi37 said:

    I went back re-read the various press releases. I believe it will count for 2023 transactions because individuals have to file 2023 taxes in spring 2024 and that is the deadline for the various payment services to comply, meaning that they have to report transactions by that time and the bulk of transactions available at that time will be from 2023. This delay is apparently a one-year "adjustment period" so people can figure out how this will impact their filings in 2024. I think if it wouldn't count for two years, the press releases would have said as much. Not trying to be pessimistic, just bracing myself. It's confusing, though. It would be easy for the press releases to say, "this will apply to anything you do in 2023," but none of them clearly say that. It's the one thing everyone really wants to know.

    That's what I was thinking from reading it as well.  I still think they need to raise that amount.  $600 for a whole year isn't that much.  

  7. 1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

    I don't think it's worse per se. There were a batch of the regular reissue production that Arcadia posted on their Twitter feed that has defects. At this point there are no official release date for the PF release after they posted some notice on their website a few months ago. There were some discussions of it here due to the Japanese word they used that translates to 'cancel' so we thought the PF was cancelled despite of online stores not removing the listings. I'm pretty sure they will fix everything first prior of announcing a new PF release date.

    Gotcha, thanks for the clarifiaction 👍

  8. On 11/6/2022 at 2:31 AM, MKT said:

    The PFs are done from the batch of base YF-19 released few months back.

    But it appears the reissue of this base YF-19 has quite a bit higher defects than normal? 
    So just speculating, there could not be enough leftover for the PF after accounting for defects & replacements, so Arcadia might have to schedule a whole new production batch for it.

    So this new reissue is worse than the original release?  I'm asking because I considered trying to get a PF version. 

  9. 2 hours ago, Falcon said:

    Wonder will there be a premium and standard or will they just with just 1 kind?

    It seems like they save their Premium Finish versions for the more popular hero Valks, like Roy's, Hikaru, Isamu etc.  Though the did do the Elintskeer so I suppose there's a possibility they'd do a PF for this one.

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