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takatoys

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  1. I recently got this complete, not played Takatoku SDF-1 for US$115. Was surprised that did not go higher considering the box, which is in very good shape. It is perhaps, one of the best boxes I’ve seen ever for this particular toy.
  2. The term gift set was already used in the 60s when packing multiple related toys in one box. Corgi Toys and Matchbox put “gift set” on their big boxes.
  3. Wait, if you have an incomplete Elintseeker in box, but put it a Jetfire armor, the value increases exponentially?
  4. By seeing the order of the releases in the book, your picture goes like this, am I right? 3 4 2 1
  5. I see them 😀 How rare is to get the first version box?
  6. I was expecting a recent picture of a collector. Have not seen anybody having all those 4 on a shelf 🙂
  7. Does anybody have a nice picture of the 4 variation boxes of 1/55 VF-1J made by Takatoku. I wonder if someone got all 4 in his collection.
  8. I remember to have bought a set like that many years ago. The Elintseeker indeed was sold with Jetfire’s super parts too.
  9. I agree about the wires, that was one of the things I considered. All wires in one color or using different colors to pop up more. I opted for the “anime look” instead of going “realistic”
  10. I just finished the first half of the Strike parts. There is no color guidance for the inner parts, I painted them as I thought would look attractive without overloading too much 😉
  11. I’m honored to be in this thread, I am flattered 🙇🏻
  12. The rear landing gear? This mod helps to open the doors just enough, so they won’t catch when closing.
  13. Video of my Hachette, bring on the strike parts!
  14. I officially finished assembling the Hachette Valkyrie. Fun project, had some trouble with some of the gimmicks, but everything works as it should. Took some test pictures outside and looks good. I will try to find a better background when I make the video.
  15. I just finished printing my translated art for the remote and it came out great! I printed on a laser printer using adhesive paper. Used the original board, you got to be very precise to stick the sheet to fit perfectly. You can cut the holes with the x-acto knife. If you want to try, I left my art in pdf to download. Hachette remote.pdf
  16. I will go to a near by graphics shop and print it in adhesive paper and in a regular better quality paper. The second one will requiere spray glue. I then will choose the best looking. I don't want to ruin the original, so I will also order a new board cut in laser. Even though my template is very precise, those buttons are very tight fitting, I may have to do a couple of boards to match the exact dimension of the holes.
  17. Making a new remote board translated in english. Google Translator seems to be accurate.
  18. I finished the stand giving it a more atractive look.
  19. That acrylic case is huge no doubt. Pretty sure that it can easily get cracked if not packed it with extra protection. With that amount of shipping cost, better make your own. If by sea is an option, which is a lot cheaper, then go for it. It would take about two and a half months to arrive though.
  20. The mistake was not in the wiring or motor. It was the wrong command written from the program of the main board. I just tricked the program by inverting the wires. I’m more glad to not burning anything in the process 😄.
  21. Really simple, invert the wires of the original motor. I picked the motor of the right nozzle. The plug has tabs that hold the wires pins in place. Lift those gently one at a time with an x-acto knife to pull each wire out of its socket. With the four wire ends out, you can rearrange them accordingly. Black Red Orange Yellow is the new configuration.
  22. I got the guts to invert the wires of one motor and voila!! So happy to see the gimmick work as it should. As supposed, when using the remote control, when you press the button of that nozzle up it moves down, but I’m fine with that. The so problematic landing gear works flawlessly too. IMG_2885.MOV
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