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  1. The plastics used for this and the shoulder joints look similar. And given the the shoulder joints are heavy-load bearing joints, it could be another potential point of failure a few years later.
  2. The prudent thing to do, in my humble opinion, is to get the still easily available armors at reasonable prices, like right now. Hedge yourself against the real possibility that you might get screwed over by them. If they do come through, then good for you, and you can still let go of your extra armor at little or even no loss.
  3. You'll be lucky if you get your stuff at all. I know I still haven't, from the super parts fiasco despite all my efforts. Good luck. In other news, my stand alone armor arrived from Big-in-Japan!
  4. I will always especially enjoy seeing your Enigma schemes.
  5. For anyone awakw at this time and still looking: 30K yen https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1173640636&ref=list&keyword=dx chogokin macross&lang=en
  6. To be preise: Only well crafted/ painted/ modded customs are. Mere mortals like me can create a custom, and the value of the item would absolutely tank! lol!
  7. BlueMax

    Bandai DX VF-31

    I understand that, though for me personally, I have become accustomed (even preferring) to removing some super parts prior to transforming all VFs.... because the fact is, it is much easier to transform the VFs without the parts sometimes, plus lower risk of breaking anything However, what I can't get over is the swapping of parts.... like the DX VF-25.
  8. Apparently not enough. I have reached out again by raising another ticket just a barely a week ago, and they still have not bothered to replied me.
  9. BlueMax

    Bandai DX VF-31

    To be clear, "yellowing", all colored plastics. It is only more obvious with white plastic.
  10. I think you mean the VEFR-1 " Funny Chinese" instead of the Cat‘s Eye http://www.macross2.net/m3/sdfmacross/vefr-1.htm
  11. It is like wishing perfomers to "break a leg".
  12. Only the 1D is confirmed for now.... phew! I am pretty sure the GBP-1S will be up for order as well ( as well as a reissue 1J) in the near future.
  13. TV have rounded/ gloved hands. Movies are the blocky mechanical hands. The GBPs shown have all mechanical hands
  14. BlueMax

    Bandai DX VF-31

    I’m hoping/ thinking that the projection pods would be incorporated into FP releases. It doesn’t seem to make sense to release them standalone. Also, maybe the reason why they weren’t displayed together with the FPs is simply to make sure the focus is on the new pod(s)
  15. Likely within days after tomorrow's reveal
  16. Nope, but Bandai gotta maximise their new and expensive moulds!
  17. BlueMax

    Bandai DX VF-31

    They seem to have no color matching for this... but i could be wrong. The 31s shown all doesn't seem to be equipped with super packs... at least I see no attached wing boosters.
  18. Also, I see the GBP-1S, in standard colors and in Roy's colors or what what looks like yellow instead of red. Also, the one at the far left seems to be housing what looks like a Max 1J underneath
  19. BlueMax

    Bandai DX VF-31

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/976411302452770/permalink/3558620870898454/ Besides the DX Chogokin VF-1D, looks like the AV projection pod will be introduced as well
  20. I had an order made about 3-4 months back, on SAL. they have not shipped it out yet. I'm not in a rush to get it, so i'll just treat it as free storage. If the item is gone,then at least I'm certain Amiami will refund me, or least offer me store credit which is actually useful.
  21. These have never been exposed to direct sunlight, only ambient and fluorescent light when displayed. After the release of the V2 Yamato’s, they were retired from display and stored in almost airtight plastic bags and in darkness flor at least a decade. These are the results. The VF-1J was display and stored with the GBP-1S. You can see the difference in (dis)color. The VF-1A actually has very substantial yellowing, only mitigated by the fact that the bass plastic is already brown
  22. I think you misunderstand. What I am saying is: We cannot compare 2 versions of 1/48 released more than 15 years apart as if they were released around the same time. Obviously Bandai does better overall, as it should. If the current design isn't a significant improvement over a 15 year old version, then we are regressing. Also, my comments are SPECIFIC to the DX SUPER/STRIKE parts, not the valkyrie, My opinion on the VF-1 itself is that Bandai run circles round Yamato, as they should, and I am very happy that there is this amount of progress here. Again, I am saying the Super/strike parts are lacking bandai's A-game here (unlike the VF-1 itself) and Yamato's efforts here are very much more appreciated, espeically for a 15 year old design, as compared to what Bandai could have done.
  23. You simply can't compare Yamato 1/48 and Bandai Dx 1/48 as if they were released at the same time! There is more than a decade and a half of time gap between them! The fact that a 15-year old toy manages to outdo the Bandai DX's super parts on some substantial points, really shows that there is a lack of effort and and in my opinion, sincerity, in bringing out what should have been their A game to this on Bandai's part.
  24. BlueMax

    Hi-Metal R

    You are probably right that at their scale, the kind of realtime shipping estimate has a poor cost-benefit ratio. Well, if this is the more cost effective method for them at the cost of user experience, then the only thing i'd ask from them is that they stop threatening end users with a ban for cancelling orders which the end user in all sincerity would have bought if not for the shipping charges.
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