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Major Focker

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  1. considering the size, this could stand in for a christmas tree. GF: you bought a toy again?! me: no, i got us a tree! i'm still not sold on the overly bumpy surface details. but we'll see, maybe when local sources have it in hand, i might cave.
  2. Major Focker

    Macross figures

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/124293212624?ul_noapp=true
  3. this would be my dream storage system: if i don't chance upon one from a shuttered office, i'll probably do something similar to what Grey suggested. put floor to ceiling wood panels on the short side of rolling shelves. slot them side by side into a big alcove. pull one out like a pantry shelf when accessing. it should look similar to the picture above, but instead of moving the shelves apart, you pull them out one at a time.
  4. yup, quite small. the Legioss will probably same size as a 1/350 F-14. just the Legioss in 1/144 might be similarly sized as the 1/350 Legioss+Tread combined shown in the first post. i'm hoping to put together an airshow diorama in 144 scale. security will be handled by patrolling VF-1 and crowd control by 144 Patlabor Ingrams i found in WonFes a few years ago.
  5. now you guys got me thinking pink, i would probably buy it just because it stands out in a sea of blacks and primary colors on the shelf. i like having some oddballs in my collection -- like the Mazinger Hello Kitty.
  6. it's comforting to know i'm not the only one shocked/perplexed by the asking price for this Gundam. i was starting to feel like i was a second-rate collector for balking at the premium.
  7. at least not in my case. i'm mainly after the red Legioss (and hopefully Tread) because i like the head design more, and overall, the red in whatever mode screams "kick-ass". the blue is just an also-buy. i probably wouldn't buy it if the red was offered first, unless my complete-ist instincts kick in. i'm also just as likely to buy the black over the blue. i'm probably an outlier as far as purchase behavior goes, but i guess in some ways this is a reflection of how Stick just didn't, er, stick with me. not like, Hikaru/Roy/Max/Ozma/Alto did; heck, even Kakizaki and Messer.
  8. Jade (1995) David Carusso, Linda Fiorentino Scandal (1989) John Hurt, Joanne Whalley End of the Affair (1999) Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore
  9. not sure if this is the right place, but the metal content in this thread seems higher than most. anyway, if ever i chance upon 220k yen tucked in between my sofa cushions, there's this: https://p-bandai.com/us/item/N2549010001001
  10. sorry, haven't been keeping up. so other than proxy, no one's put up a PO for the PF? even NY?
  11. that's just the assembled figure, which is advertised at being almost 36 cm tall. for comparison, the similarly sized DX Combattler had box dimensions of 46.6cm x 42.4cm x 32.5cm / 6440g but since this V5 includes a Big Falcon display base, it's likely going to be a longer box, closer to what sqidd mentioned for the Mazinger, which also had a big display unit.
  12. lol, your enthusiasm is contagious! in my case, the Horizont brings up fond memories of the X-Bomber. it's the neck and head i guess
  13. sorry cap, i already have 2 of the previous version, so likely pass for me. i would be interested to get a bunch of the fighters and treads though. i'm hoping what you're hinting at for the next project is the Horizont. you can pre-list me for one in 1/144, or two if 1/350. the 1/350 Monster is also on my want list. it seems the previous attempt on it fizzled out. the masters looked very good. a shame that it seems to have been lost. back to mospeada, does anyone know if the legioss and/or tread were ever kitted in 144?
  14. Major Focker

    Macross figures

    i'm normally very patient with my purchases, but this is the one figure this year that i want to have asap. well maybe except for the DX V5.
  15. Ozma in 1/48. full load out.
  16. i haven't been paying attention to PS5 news, but is it really going to look like that? i know i'm being shallow, but i'll probably hold out for a Pro or Anniversary or some Limited edition that will somehow look more aesthetically pleasing; hopefully a worthy successor to this:
  17. s14 as linked by Vifam above. looks like it's available again on HS https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10678152
  18. thanks for the link Vifam! your google-fu is clearly superior to mine i had those Su-33s in my Amiami cart all those years ago. they were supposed to be my first s14 purchases, so i initially wondered why they were pricey (for the scale, and i didn't know back then they were diecast) and left them in the cart for a few days. big mistake i've since tracked down most of the back catalog online and on various trips, but this pair has remained elusive even on YAJ. i guess i'm just hoping some old stock is still languishing somewhere in hobby shops in the west. i'm not really an aircraft diecast collector so i have little knowledge of what shops, besides the usual suspects, carry them. PO'd my AC-130 from HS. was waiting for them on a shipment method change, but when i saw it sold out, i just went ahead and paid, lol. too late about the Tomcats though. the 3 variants were part of that AC-130 order. btw, on the s14 website i noticed the carrier deck display is 50% off and they tend to be hard to find. i chanced upon them in a Radio Kaikan shop, so i already have a couple. yeah, they're not to scale with HMR so some eyeball fudging is in order. but weight-wise, these stands should handle HMRs without issue. below is a big 144 made of metal
  19. oops, sorry mike. my bad. i was confusing it with the Nioh 2 DLC which dropped Jul30. still, i'm constantly amazed by guys who can finish games in a couple of weeks. i'm more of a diesel, taking a week or so to warm up to a game and get sufficiently good to consider a serious completion attempt rather than using the disc for cat frisbee.
  20. already?! wow you're fast! in those same 3 days, i think i've only done 3 main missions in Nioh 2. then again, i've been farming. those damn smithing texts have ridiculously low drop rates.
  21. longshot, but this might be the best place to ask. for a few years now, i've been looking for this pair of 1/144 Su-33, part of a series "Aviation Fighters" made by a company named s14. their website s14avfs.com is now up for sale, but they've just released an AC-130 Spooky this july. so they're probably still alive and just moved somewhere i couldn't find. appreciate any leads. aviation fighters: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=120&cat=military&target=Make&searchkey=s14 by the way, they also just released a nice looking display stand that might work with HMR and the Tomytec Gimix Macross stuff.
  22. all this talk got me thinking about taking out insurance, except maybe i don't want to account for the total spend i've put into this collecting hobby. initially started with Macross, but now i doubt they're bulk of the value. only a few i think will make it to the most valuable shortlist. perhaps the Banpresto Sheryl or maybe the Kairos. this also got me thinking why i wouldn't bat an eyelash about a $400+ Hot Toys or Fewture item, but i would be wringing my hands about pulling the trigger on a scalped Macross DX that costs the same or even less? i've thought several times about just ignoring SRP and save myself some stress, but still i struggle. sigh.
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