Jump to content

Countdown until the Shogakukun Macross Package Art Collection Book is released! 

The countdown has finished!


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Previous Fields

  • Old MW Name

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Minneapolis, MN

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

eriku's Achievements

SMS Squadron Leader

SMS Squadron Leader (11/15)



  1. Hillbilly science! “Aint nothin you caint figger out by puttin yer mouth on it. Ayup.” - Eustus Hickory Bodean Jr. Ph.D
  2. The ankles aren’t plastic on the WWM 25, they’re painted metal. I just touched my lip to one (and, OK, maybe a little tongue because I’m kinky like that) and it was cold, cool metal. They do very much LOOK like plastic though.
  3. Sentinel already replied asking for photos of the broken pilot and a copy of my invoice, which I then sent. I wonder what they’ll do. I had originally asked if I could purchase a new pilot to replace the broken one.
  4. I’m curious what they say. My pilot figure’s arm broke off right out of the box and I’d love a replacement. Maybe I’ll bug them too.
  5. Oh for sure! Also the size changes at times and it briefly looks more like a VF-19 in the intro. Haha.
  6. The wings are slanted in the animation as well. It threw me off at first too because I got so used to the toys having straight wings. While the slant doesn’t bother me aesthetically, I do think it would have been cool to have them positionable so we could angle or straighten them to our preference. Not sure how they’d do that though, there’s already a lot of stuff going on with the wing root.
  7. Wing flaps aren’t floppy on mine either, but they do pop off willingly when bumped during handling. I’m fine with the feature (I’ve been used to it since 2003) although I’d rather not have it. I just realized what a beast this thing is going to be in GBP...or the inevitable FEXT armor. Mmmmm
  8. One of the things I really like about this figure is how heavy and rock solid it is. I can hold it by a leg and give it a little shake and nothing moves. Well, the chest jiggles a little (dangit Bandai) but it’s not floppy. I do hope Bandai improves the swing bar latch. I hate having such a lovely valk bifurcate itself during transformation. Despite that, and the Yammie-like wing flaps, I really love this thing. I kind of look at it as a stand-alone figure, basically a SOC VF-1 so I doubt I’ll buy another beyond his one. And probably Roy. And lord help me if they venture further out into low-viz and VF-X territory...
  9. That echoes my sentiments exactly. I got the 000 set and I'm very impressed overall with the fit, finish and plastic quality - pretty much on par with the official armor sets from Bandai, maybe slightly better plastic than Bandai but a slightly less refined overall finish. Those pegs you mentioned are my only concern - so tiny! That's all just observations on the set itself, I haven't attached it to an HMR yet (don't currently have one, but Messer is en route) so I can't comment on its functionality. My only complaint is something that's my own fault...I didn't pay close enough attention and was unaware of the fact that the sets don't all come with the same parts, so I was bummed to see empty spaces in the tray for the shields and strike cannons. I thought I got an incomplete set until I checked the FEXT site again and realized the only thing missing was part of my brain. Derp. So far I'm very much ready to preorder the 1/60 armor and, hopefully if they have success, a 1/48 set for the Bandai DX.
  10. So...did Toynami have a falling out with Oritoy and had to hastily make these pilot figures in house? Because the ones shown at 2016 Toy Fair are clearly different and full of joints and, well, actually look like they were designed by professionals. THAT SAID...I will probably still buy them because I’ve wanted pilot figures for so long and they are cheap. Hopefully the lipstick thing will be less noticeable in person.
  11. I had preordered the 1/72 from HLJ prior to securing one elsewhere for less - forgot to cancel the HLJ order, the cancellation email they sent out implied that they can't sell it.
  12. I do like fully artocilated toys. I will be buying one. If I can have seventy thousand different Optimus Primes in the house I can have ten thousand different VF-1 toys. And I really like my SD VF-1S Fokker from kitzconcept so I expect this to be an equally good or better figure.
  13. Yeah, I had to kind of fold the rear landing bay doors back past the gear a bit to avoid having it rest on the points. I'm happy enough to keep mine but goddamn it I really want one of the pros to design my second favorite transformable flying machine.
  14. Oh man it looks so good! It's got some stiff competition but I trust Bandai can make it worth owning. The real test will be how it feels in hand; if it's got a lush finish and robust construction, fun to transform, sturdy joints (ratchets perhaps?), and any new ideas in brings to engineering a transforming VF-1. Easily my most anticipated Macross toy for the forseeable future.
  15. I am definitely looking forward to this. I've wanted to see what Bandai could do with a larger scaled Valkyrie for YEARS. Itching to get my preorder in.
  • Create New...