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  1. 1 hour ago, Mac said:

    I don't know if this is the right thread to discuss the yf 30 Kronos. I'm thinking about buying one from Mandarake but I noticed that people are seeing the toy yellow even if the box has been sealed. 

    Is it worth the risk to get one?

    There's apparently potential for any white Valkyrie to yellow.  Doesn't matter who the manufacturer is or what model.  Sealed boxes that yellowed were probably exposed to high temperatures or dampness etc.  If you can find a seller that stored them properly you're probably ok.

  2. 3 hours ago, Slave IV said:

    This part may be true but I don't know the aftermarket prices. You would need to buy the separate parts for missiles and Super Parts for the DX while the Arcadia comes with it all. Anyways, all different items, all worth having, IMO.

    True, I was just speaking of the Valk itself sans accessories

  3. 2 hours ago, vladykins said:

    For 1/48s I stuck with the noncannon black and gray valks: one anniversary black and gold, 2 stealth 1Js (one strike, one in urban GBP), 1 low vis 1A. All have held up well (pictured with DX Roy and Max).

    May be an image of food


    2 hours ago, Slave IV said:

    My Yamato 1/48s are all in excellent condition. Broke a laser off one of their heads but that wasn't the fault of the toy...dropped it onto hard floors from over 6 ft up so that's all the damage it sustained so not bad at all.


    1 hour ago, Ryoma said:

    They are in very good conditions. Transformed them few times and they still look pretty solid. Some of them yellowed of course, mostly the ones that were exposed to direct sunlight. Anyway the majority still looks great, especially the low vis ones and the three GBP armors. I guess my only complain is that many stickers are peeling off. But that's a good excuse to take them off completely and put waterslide decals instead.

    Good to here they have held up.  I definitely want to get a stealth VF-1J with the super packs set.  That's one I regret selling.  I'll probably get the low vis vf-1a too.  I miss that one as well.

  4. Question for you 1/48 collectors.  How have your Valk's been holding up after all these years?  Yamato was really the only one who made them in that scale correct?  I had a bunch years ago but had to sell them because of adult stuff.  Thought about maybe getting one or two that I still miss.

  5. 9 hours ago, Slave IV said:

    Yeah, and I wouldn’t say the detail and quality are better on the DX. I’d say they are different. There is definitely more detail on the DX compared to the non PF Arcadia. 

    You can also probably get the DX's a little cheaper than the PF Arcadia's.  Depending on which one you want of course

  6. 4 hours ago, nightmareB4macross said:

    I am in complete agreement with your statement.

    This is why it saddens me to see people point out that someone has overpaid for an item. Buyers buy what makes sense to them and makes them feel good, so why should anyone feel the need to take that away by telling them they paid too much.

    I have been guilty of over paying but that is fine with me.

    Only person who can tell me I paid too much is my wife, but that is for other reasons.:lol:

    Same here.  I do my best to get the best price I can.  Sometimes I get a good deal, sometimes I overpay a little but in the end I get what I want and usually the overpay is negligible.  



  7. 17 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

    Cool. But you need to stop after Frontier. Period. :lol: 


    Try not to watch the next one. :ph34r:


    You mean Macross 7 or Delta?  Chronologically I know 7 comes first so I would probably just watch it even though I've been watching Frontier.  I've not heard great things about either one, though "7" seems to have it's fans.  Macross II does interest me even though Kawamori wasn't involved.

  8. Not sure if anyone has ever brought up the topic.  Given how old the original series and movie are I think it would be cool to see it redone using todays animation techniques.  Story and dialogue  could stay exactly the same.  I could even be frame for frame the same or similar visually.  Just new animation, sound, voice actors etc.  I know there's always purist's who would not want that but it would give a younger audience a way to be introduced to the franchise and raise popularity.   Plus, it would be updated to match the later animated works that have come after it.  I know about the live action film that's supposed to be coming but I'm just setting that aside for the moment.  I just wondered how people on here felt about it?  

  9. 6 hours ago, Lolicon said:

    Much ado about Nothung.

    I'd buy it if it was made, but I doubt too many others would.

    I love the design.  The colors wouldn't be my first choice but damn that Battroid mode.

  10. 5 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

    Right? Racing motif looks great as long that it's done in good taste. Bandai should also milk their Y/VF-19 mold for Nothung. ;)




    Oh my God that's amazing looking!  I'd buy 10 of those if Bandai did a DX 

  11. 12 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:




    I'm good with the Delta Valks color. Reminds me of racing planes. ;)


    I like it.  Very sleek looking.  

    Yeah, racing planes is a good description of them.  I usually like more muted color scheme's (black, grey, dark blue) but the VF-31 line looks great.

  12. 13 hours ago, seti88 said:

    My take on it is, for the new 31 valks, they are as an extension of the previous sought after valks.

    Just purely from a merchandising pov, pent-up demand, and not much mold/product redesign needed.
    Ideal for a pandemic situation where markets are uncertain.

    Dont forget, there is also the new vf-14 ish stealth valk thats being teased, so thats a new design at least.

    Is there an image of that VF-14 stealth valk?


    I'd also get that Arad in Messer color scheme.  I like it.  I have his original one which I love.  I know some don't like the colors of the Delta Valk's but I'm good with them.

  13. 13 minutes ago, vladykins said:

    With the inclusion of Dog Fight and Space Fold, I’ve now got all the Tsukuda Macross and Mospeada games. It took some patience with these last two but finally got them for decent prices on Yahoo JP.

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    Now to rearrange some of my display stuff to get these last two in.



    @vladykins Love the artwork on those.  Vintage toys have some of the most amazing art on the packaging.

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