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  1. This is where you are dead wrong. Aside from collecting toys I have a very fast car and I race motorcycles, specifically Ducati's. You should hang out on those boards! The Ducati's are famous for having production/design issues and we are talking about a bike that can cost anywhere between $10,000 and $65,000! I'm not talking about little things either, stalling problems, rocker arm flaking issues, burnt carbon fiber ($$$$) fairings from the exhaust, etc. The new Mustangs are the same way. Clunking front suspension, rattles in the interior, broken driveshafts, gear whine from the rear end, etc, etc, etc How about Ferrari's? These things are in service constantly. There are even some parts that the buyer knows they will need to fix the day they drive it off the floor. Hell, I just got a new Ducati 1098 last week and my first order of business is to strip it down to the frame and then rebuild it so I know that it's right. I am an extreme case because I use my bikes at the track only, but I wouldn't do this to a Honda and it costs half the money. The above are all examples of items sold at a premium price with known problems they day they are sold. And they sell like hotcakes and the buyers just deal with it. There are products the world over that should be perfect but aren't. It's not just Yamato toys. I think you will find this trend on most low production specialty items. I'm not saying its right; I'm just saying it "is". If you choose not to buy something because it's not perfect it's completely understandable. But if you have the personality that craves things that are "special" or "different" (I do). I'm afraid that you have firmly placed yourself in a market segment that is more likely to have shortcomings than not
  2. I would like to set up a "working display" of some fighters getting worked on. Anyone got a link to a site that has either 1/48 or 1/60 sized military vehicles, figures, construction equipment, etc. The kind of stuff you would see on/in the deck/shop of an aircraft carrier. Little trucks, missiles racks, deck hands, loaders, etc??
  3. Is it just me or doesn't the Ivanoff insignia behind the cockpit not "POP" enough? In Zero that sucker was RED! On the Yamato it's kinds understaed. I would love a decal that was RED as all get out for back there.
  4. I agree, the black missels just wouldn't work with the pink-purple. They need to a light color. I am no painter, but I could plull off making the misseld grey if need be though. Not a big deal. Man , I want one so bad right now! I want a gerwalk display model to go with my fighter Ivanoff and my eBay finger it twitching for another Tvanoff. I hope the Nora comes out soon, I may not last!
  5. I know, I can't wait for the color!
  6. Thanks, I love that thing. I have had a Mustang around most of my life. But the new chassis is such a massive improvement over the old one it's amazing. the car is sooooo nice. And not that expensive either. Everyone thinks they are $35K, but I paid $24,900 on A plan, can't beat that with a stick.
  7. A lot I am glad that most people here can shrug off my ability to spend money. I'm no rich guy, but I have no kids and my wife makes good money as well as me. And the main key is we are not house poor. All of my neighbors have just enough money to pay for their house, man thats rough. I would get a smaller house so I could have more toys! I try and fly under the radar because someoe always ends up getting bent out of shape, but sometimes I can't help showing off my toys!
  8. I have not had any issues with my VF-0A and VF-0S. Maybe I just got lucky? I only transform things once and display them though. And my living has me manipulating incredibly small and complicated (and expensive) suspension components so I have a pretty good touch when it comes to handling things. My buddy who is a surgeon watches me work trackside sometimes and is impressed with the dexterity required to perform some operations. I'm not trying to sound like an arrogant a$$, I have just been doing it a long time. And if it's screwed up I'll just fix it. That kind of thing doesn't bother me much for some strange reason
  9. I do all of my stuff through HoHoToys on eBay and they ship very fast, have reasonable prices and when you order a lot of stuff they start giving better discounts. I seem to get releases much sooner than others on the board get them from HLJ (or whatever those initals are)
  10. I got my SV-51 before I saw Macross Zero. I thought I liked it before, now I love it!!!! They are sooo cool in Zero it’s amazing. So the question is does anyone have a idea when we are going to see the Nora paint job? I want another SV so I can display them in Gerwalk and Fighter mode. I would buy a Nora right now and set it up as Gerwalk if it were available. But I am thinking I may pull the trigger on another black one if the Nora will be a while. Man, I have issues
  11. A big shout out to valkyrie13 who sent me a loose 1/48 Fokker and packed it so well that it was perfect when it got here! Thanks! Now my Fokker collection is complete....(cue Dr Evil voice) Mooooohoooowaaaaahaaaaaaahaaaaaaa!!!!
  12. This is going to kill you...........but I am doing a deal for a Cobra R right now that has 220 miles on it and a smoked #7 piston. It may be mine by the weekend. I'm thinkin it will look good parked next to this one
  13. Yup, it's for real. Fully functional and scary fast!
  14. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
  15. Thanks for the positive feedback. I have been collecting what I think is the perfect cross section of Mecha. A lot of this is based on what I think is cool, or what stuck with me when I was a kid, etc. It took me a while to figure out how I wated to display my collection. I think the lights are great, and for $10/ cheap and easy! The camera doesn't do it justice. The light in the pics is very harsh compared to reality. That pic was taken without any other lights in my office on. I leave the "mood lighting" on 24hrs a day. The bulbs are supposed to be good for 10,000 hours. I find myself going to the bathroom in the middle of the night in my spare bathroom now so I can walk by my office. Macross stuff is certainly the centerpiece of what I have as far as toys go. I will pop some pics of the Legos, movie memorabilia, cars, motorcycles, etc, etc whe I get done with all of my shelves and lighting. I still have an Elintseeker in the box, one more Fokker 1/48 on the way (for a total of 3) and a VF-OS With a Ghost on Pre-Order. Oh yeah, I have another YF-19 1/60 with booster on the way but it's going right back out for custom paint and grafix. And of course I couldn't resist and pre-ordered a VF-1 and a YF-19 25th. I have a pretty sweet display/armor/custom paint idea for those though. I will fire off pics when they come in. I think everyone will dig it. I know this isn't a Robo.....site. But wait till you see my 1:1 150hp, 400lb, 175mph Cyclone. I will probably have it done by spring. Where to find a helmet on the other hand......
  16. It's just there because I made the stand too tall for my other shelves, doh! I need to get back to the machine shop and cut it down. Two feet to the right of those shelves is another set with a Worrior Alien, Predator, Terminator......
  17. I got a chance to get a decent shot off with the lighting.
  18. If you happen across either of these can you give me a heads up? And how do I shop o eBay Japan??? I can't even find it
  19. Is that like an instant message?
  20. If no one answers soon can we name them? I am a big fan of the word "Tech" (note incredibly thick sarcasm). How about HandTech? or FistTech? or Robo......oh wait, that's been used
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