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  1. 15 hours ago, sh9000 said:

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    Really like the color scheme on this one.  I just got my VF-31S and the armor set to go with it.  Haven't had a chance to take it out to mess around with it.  Stupid life always getting in the way LOL.

  2. I have a VF-0S Phoenix Premium Finish coming.  Can't wait to have it in hand.  I used to have the Yamato version years ago.  I wish I had been able to keep it.  Sounds like this one is more improved though.  

  3. 2 hours ago, vsim said:

    I've got a few of the Hi Metal R toys, but not many of the DX Chogokin (too hard for me to get at a reasonable price and the scalpers nip them all up :( ). I agree with Vladykins, the monster is pretty awesome in the Hi-Metal R! I was in the same boat for that on since the Monster is not made that often as a toy and did not regret getting it at all. Other than that I've gotten a few or the Arcadia releases but they are a bit pricey now compared to the old Yamatos, but I still have a few.

    BTW, welcome back to Macross Special Sauce!

    Yeah those DX are expensive.  It's hard to collect them, especially with so many great designs.  I'm hoping to be able to at least get the ones that I really like.  I don't need to be a completist.  

     

    Thanks for the welcome, feels good to be back into it. :)

     

  4. 3 hours ago, Slave IV said:

    Even if it was surface coated, how long would that coat last? Even the best ceramic coating I've used for cars needs to be reapplied regularly.

    Also, not saying it isn't going to happen but a picture of a specific valk that is yellowed isn't proof that they all will.

    Finally, I usually just say "so what if it's yellow?". It's just a color...still a valk. You can just say it's another variant of the many color valks we have.

    True, it's more or less that I think it can be avoided if using the right kind of plastic.  We pay a pretty good price for these so I think they should be made with quality materials.  Plus it's not like we leave them outside or mistreat them.  They should be able to withstand a little indirect sunlight from the window or being taken outside for pictures from time to time.  

  5. 2 hours ago, Chronocidal said:

    I don't know if a surface coating would even stop it, some of this is just natural deterioration of the plastic.  

    Though, I don't know of anyone who wants to cut a valk in half to find out for sure. :lol: 

    That would make sense since it seems like only portions of the valk itself yellows and not the entirety.  I've even seen one's that will have one leg yellow and one that's fine.  That tells me it's the quality of the plastic they're using in production.  I'd pay a little more to get plastic that doesn't yellow like that.  

  6. 9 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

    My YF-29 from 2012 has yellowed. 

    It's amazing to me that they can't put a UV protective coating on the plastic to help keep that from happening or some other solution.  These things aren't cheap, even if you can get them at retail prices they're still expensive.  They aren't for kids at that price point so they know they're aimed at the adult collector.  

  7. 2 minutes ago, rocketblast said:

    yeah sunlight is more than likely what did it

    I also have a brand new one in the box in my closet.  I hide all my yamato from sunlight any more.  I don't have this issue with bandai.

    I know it's probably me just being anal but I feel like I should probably handle mine with white gloves LOL, considering what I'm paying for them.

  8. 1 hour ago, rocketblast said:

    Cool thanks.  actually I'm going to have to re-paint my Yamato 1/60 v1 VF-1A because they use crappy plastic and both wings yellowed completely in a non-smoking home.

    Did it yellow because it was in the sunlight?  I've also heard oils from the skin can cause it too.

  9. Ok, so I have a couple questions.  I haven't bought any Macross since Yamato was releasing their toy Valk's back in the early to mid 2000's.  You used to be able to buy stuff at quite a few US retailers but it seems like that isn't possible anymore.   What happened?  Is it some kind of recent legal thing?  Some of you guys like vladykins have been nice enough to point me in the direction of some international stores to get what I want which is great!  I was just wondering if something happened in recent years to keep US retailers from selling the products from Bandai's DX line or Acadia's?

     

    Nevermind, it wasn't easy to find info. but I've found out why.   Sucks but I guess it is what it is

  10. WTB the following:

    -Yamato Valk Stands (Specifically the "Chrome" or "Silver" one, ) .  I know there's different options/colors so PM with any you have.

    PM with offers and condition of items.  I'm in the USA (New York) Thanks!

  11. On 3/12/2021 at 11:50 AM, vladykins said:

    Excellent. Here is one at The Jungle for ¥ 8,250. Shipping is a bit of an extra cost due to Japane Post not being available, but if you look around you can usually grab a coupole things that make the DHL cost worth it.

     

    https://jungle-scs.co.jp/sale_en/products/detail/584147

    Sweet! Thanks vladykins!  That's not a bad price at all.  I'll have to add that place to my list of toy shops.

  12. Hi, obviously new here.  What are some opinions on the Bandai Hi Metal R toys?  I'm just getting back into this and it's been a long time since I've bought anything Macross.  I used to collect the Yamato stuff but now I'm seriously out of the loop.  I've picked up a few of the Bandai DX chogokin toys and they're pretty sweet.  I was just thinking of getting into the Hi Metal series.

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