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  1. On the heels of embarrassing themselves with their nearly universally lambasted insult to Cowboy Bebop, they take one more open-mouthed plunge into cesspit with yet another attempt to westernize an anime with a built-in fanbase (which in today's environment just means a cynical attempted cash grab that will gut it of whatever made it popular with its fanbase - whom they'll invariably accuse on toxicity - and wokefy it with box-checking and "correcting problematic" content to appease a so-called audience that has no interest in the franchise beyond the initial thrill of seeing old fans groan).
  2. Miss Magenta arrived today and, to be honest, I find that the color isn't nearly as obnoxious as some pictures and comments made it seem; to be sure, if it were redder in hue and a bit less saturated it would've been a whole lot better, but it's not bad and I'm just glad to have a large scale, complete set, of Ride Armor figures.
  3. It was super easy, barely an inconvenience...
  4. The alleged KTLST4 and more, from a secret bunker at the center of the Earth:
  5. Oh hell yes! The VF-11 will finally get its contemporary... I'm all in.
  6. Wallets are always the first tragic casualties in this primal acquisition chase... Let's have a moment of solemn reflection for the fallen billfolds.
  7. It's a TV network born on the heels of its 2 defunct predecessors, UPN and WB, back in 2006. By their own admission, with very few exceptions -- which almost invariably degenerate into it, it is pathologically focused on identity politics and spreading "The Message" in everything they produce. Oddly enough, their strategy has NEVER turned a profit, and now ViacomCBS is either considering, or actively attempting (depends on the source), to sell that albatross. In short, it's a wasteland.
  8. Figures that evoke A clunky looking rendition of the classic Connie. A chubby TOS phaser pistol. All brought forth at the nadir of Star Trek's popularity and marketability... Well Playmates, good luck!...
  9. I count myself lucky that I never had a problem dealing with N-Y, everything I ever ordered got delivered in a timely fashion; however, I soured on them during the whole Kairos drama and stopped dealing with them soon thereafter. As for Nin Nin... bought from them once and was not satisfied, so I've avoided them like the plague ever since; that they're either affiliated or just bought the URL to catch displaced N-Y customers makes no difference to me as I'll never use them anyway.
  10. Unfortunately, the files for the Ishforn and Ishkick, and the partial stuff for the Nickik were lost in a HD crash a long time ago; I thought I had them saved somewhere but couldn't find any trace of them anywhere else, so there were no backups. I could see myself continuing existing models at some point, but I have no intention to recreate everything from scratch as the conditions that allowed me to indulge in that distraction have changed. It is what it is.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Destroids MBR-04-Mk. VI Tomahawk + SBR-04-Mk. XII Phalanx as a set, as stated in the posted image. I'm all in!
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    Hi-Metal R

    ^ If BBTS' listing is any indication, then they will indeed be released far and wide. https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/186531
  13. mechaninac

    Hi-Metal R

    BS = Bandai Semantics
  14. mechaninac

    Hi-Metal R

    Bandai will Bandai; that's why.
  15. The following video tutorial illustrates a similar process to what I described; the intended application is different, but the making of the ABS paste would be almost the same... unfortunately you're denied the convenience of an ABS sprue tree to cannibalize:
  16. The only "putty" that could work to fix those rips would be one created from a similar grade and color of ABS dissolved with liquid plastic weld (Ambroid, etc.), by submerging ABS shavings in the weld to make your own ABS paste; this paste, in turn, once properly applied, would not only fill the cracks and bridge the gaps but also melt itself into the part and become one with it.
  17. Preorder placed with CD Japan... seemed to be the best price with EMS factored in.
  18. The heavy surface tiling and the semi-glossy sheen don't help either... the combination makes it look sloppier than it may actually be. Edit: I do wish they would take on B5 as well... an XL edition Omega Class would rock!
  19. The part is made of ABS; I would recommend the use of liquid model cement/plastic weld (Tenex, Ambroid, Tamiya, even Testors), a solvent, made to bond styrene family of plastics by chemically melting the two pieces together into a single - as good as new - piece. The resulting repair, for this particular application, will be far stronger, cleaner, and seamless, then CA.
  20. That is looking glorious; I've always loved the utilitarian, no frills, look of this ship, and you've definitely done it justice. I appreciate you taking on this project and bringing this all too ignored design to life, and makes me glad I sprang for a copy... and impressed -- even a little proud for having a miniscule input - at how my magnet option suggestion has been implemented. I can't wait to get it in my hands. Cheers!
  21. Have you given GIMP 2.1 a shot? It's near professional-grade open sourced image manipulation and creation software, and it's free.
  22. ^Oo, good choice. There are many movies - not one made in the last 10 years - that would make the cut; but if I have to pick one, it would be, without hesitation, Ben Hur.
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