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eggy99

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  1. I’m quite happy to see MoShow become a legitimate toy manufacturer.

     Their ProGeniTor Effect mecha designs really do have great visual flair.

    They kind of have a Tekkaman vibe like they are armoured suits, as opposed to massive Gundam sized mecha.

    Looking forward to see the next release.

    If MoShow licensed designs from other series they all be knock out releases. Imagine a battroid only MoShow VF-1. Give Bandai and their battroid only 1/35 VF-1J a run for their money. 😄

  2. 1 hour ago, sqidd said:

    This thing has been out forever.

    So is the announcement that Moshow is becoming a "legit" company and has plans for the future?

    It does look that way. They seem to be working on their Progenitor Effect series and producing more of their original mecha designs from it. With an affiliation with GSC we could begin to see their character designs materialise into premium figures, figma, nendoroid, and pop up parade.

    it’s also now up on HLJ. 
    https://www.hlj.com/progenitor-effect-mct-j02-kai-no-tora-shingen-takeda-alloy-action-figure-mow67000

  3. 2 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

    Over in California, Amazon Japan has started collecting sales tax. So I guess they just can't be arsed with Australia's system?

    They probably can’t be bothered setting up all the systems and paperwork required with submitting the quarterly and yearly tax reports for ATO.

    Strangely Amazon US will ship a majority of items to AU.

  4. 35 minutes ago, peter said:

    When shopping on amazon Japan, don't forget the sticker price includes domestic tax, which gets taken off at check out! 

    Always worth throwing it into the cart and calculate shipping and duty to see what the total damage might be.

    Unless you're shipping to Australia, in which case Amazon JP no longer ship to Australia thanks to our government requesting foreign online stores to collect GST and report back to AU Tax Office about all sales to Australia so the ATO can collect that tax. Amazon JP don't want to deal with that rubbish so Aussie collectors are unable to buy from Amazon JP easily - you can still buy, but the items must be shipped to a shipping forwarder or a friend in Japan - No Amazon discounts that can be taken advantage of in majority of cases. 😢

  5. In the beginning I had laid out the DX VF-1s that I planned to collect, but I know once Bandai show off the 1J Max and Milia promo pics desire will kick in and they’ll be added to the want list.

    I can imagine promo shots from Bandai like this:

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  6. Yep my friend in Japan helped me get the DX 1D, and it cost about $100 AUD to get here via Yamato Neko courier (which use UPS - arrived in 6 days), as we decided to pack the Bandai shipper in another box to protect it, but the extra size and padding added pushed it over the weight threshold we were aiming for and doubled the shipping. 😅

    My friend felt bad about it and offered to pay 1/2, but I told him no way I'd let him do that for me, as he was doing me a big favour already. Next time I have to ask my friend to get me a TWE we'll try to repack it better, or ship it to my Rakuten private warehouse and ship it out from there.

  7. 19 minutes ago, betocc said:

    I received a couple of Arnored VF-1Js from Okiniland and one of them is broken 😪

    Have you had a similar experience with Okini? I'm going to fill a RMA and see what happens, hopefully I'm able to return it and get a new one since they have stock at the moment of writing this.

    Any advice?

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    Man that sucks.

    At least if you only plan to display in battroid, you don't need the swing bar to be connected. For gerwalk and fighter, I think it is required to keep it nice and tight. Hope you can get a replacement.

    Last time I had a faulty DX VF-1J (original release) from Amiami (faulty wing flap), and they replaced it, even though they were completely sold out. I hope Okini will help you out.

  8. 9 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

    When you say any form, are you concentrating on figure that has diecast laced on it or any form in actuality since you mentioned you'd settle for Real Grade? As a matter of fact, Bandai did released a Robot Damashii RX-78GPO2A back in 2019.

    https://tamashii.jp/item/12859/

     

    And this SKU is still hanging around at close to SRP, so isn't difficult to still pick up.

    I ended up caving recently and now I have all 4 GP units from the RS/RD line. I'm bummed that Powered GM and Guncannon 2 were TWE, so no chance to get those for acceptable price now. I'm tempted to try to pick up GM Custom and GM Type C, but that just leads down a dangerous rabbit hole. 😅

    Dream would be GFFMC/MB, but I'd also be pretty happy with MRD/MRS version.

  9. I'm disappointed that Bandai killed off the Walkure S.H.Figuarts line after Freyja and Mikumo. They teased the rest of Walkure, and then nothing, which is probably due to the poor sales of Freyja and Mikumo.

    We did get a full set of Walkure Kuju figures though, which I think the special LAST prize was Mirage in Walkure idol costume, and some members here were able to obtain the full set. They looked OK for that quality level of figure.

    Bandai also released Figuarts Zero of Freyja, Mikumo and Mirage I think, and those also didn't sell well... shelf warmers to this day on HLJ (maybe they're been cleared finally in the recent sales this year).

    I remember Ranka and Sheryl got soooo many figures from many manufacturers. Walkure just didn't take off the same way Ranka and Sheryl did.

    I'm hoping for some new premium Macross Frontier and Delta figures with the release of the new movie.

  10. On 10/14/2021 at 1:11 AM, ValkAddict said:

    At least these two statues seem reasonably priced, unlike the forthcoming Macross 7 statues ... *sigh*

    The price listed on MyFigCollection is the Ichiiban Kuji lottery ticket price. Typically there will be -70-80 ticket per Kuji kit, and within that kit you have a 6/80 chance to get an A prize (a nice figure for example) if you are pulling a ticket from a fresh kit. The more people that buy tickets and don't pull an A prize, the higher your chances of pulling an a prize. If you play Kuji in Japan or at an Event/Convention then you can strategically buy all the remaining tickets, if there aren't many left in the kit, and there are still a decent number of A prizes left. There is also the LAST prize for purchasing the final ticket, which gets you the a pretty good prize too (usually a variant of 1 of the A prizes).

    In the past when there were lots of Macross Frontier Kuji, and the Ranka and Sheryl figures would be going for around ¥6K-10K, depending on how popular they were. Some retailers were buying whole kits and instead of selling the tickets, they were breaking down the kits and selling all the parts separately. I'm not sure if retailers are doing this anything as Bandai Spirits might have cracked down on that.

    Quality of A prize figures is slightly better than UFO catcher prize figures, and as they are harder to come by, they command a higher price by resellers.

    So you won't see these sold by Amiami (unless 2nd hand), so best bet is Manda, Jungle or Yahoo Auctions via Buyee.

  11. Finally had a good long inspection of my VF-1S Focker and tried on the TV Super packs, and wow it's so gorgeous. I'm looking forward to when I can get another detolf to display my DX VF-1 series.

    Only 1 issue on my VF-1S, which was the left thigh have a very loose swivel, but it was still pretty stable in all modes when standing, but wouldn't be able to hold the left leg in an airborne pose. Since I have a 2nd VF-1S Focker on the way, this 1st one will be relegated to fighter mode, where I don't have to worry tight swivel, and hopefully the 2nd one has tight thigh swivels, but it probably won't be an issue either as I think I won't be putting it in an airborne pose anyway.

    Now it and the TV Super Pack is back in the box. 😅

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  12. We all know that Bandai have a penchant for Hikaru, and based on 2 straight Hikaru releases I’m going to speculate it will be more Hikaru 😂

    VF-1S TV Hikaru with Super Pack bundle TWE 

    VF-1A DYRL Hikaru

    VF-1J TV Trainer with Hikaru pilot TWE

    VT-1 with Hikaru and Minmay pilot

    😅

  13. Got charged by HLJ too. DHL shipping to AU 7k+ for DHL, and then combined with the DX 1S in my PW it’s over 12K… (and some other little items that added another 1k)

    Seriously considering surface for my whole PW which is only 5-6k. I don’t even have space to display my DXs right now so no rush to have more DXs except to have new toys to play with to help offset the continual Covid lockdowns and working from home since March 2020… 

    EDIT: couldn’t bring myself to spend so much for DHL shipping. Placed the order for surface shipping.

     Now the long wait for a box full of goodies.

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