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Cyclone Trooper

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    Sharon Apple Concert Attendee
  • Birthday 02/07/1973

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    a Meltran fleet...but crashed on Earth. Women drivers...GEEZUS H. CRACKERS!
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    Finding a way to transform back to Cruiser Mode!!
  1. In recent years, I've limited myself to the Vintage Collection figures. I purchased the $150 "supersized" Millennium Falcon back in 2008, and decided that I was going to only purchase ESB-era figures to crew the ship with. It's taken two years, but with Bespin Luke, Hoth Leia and the new C-3PO, I'm finally done. Of all the new Vintage figures, I'm most impressed with Threepio. FINALLY we get a fully-posable protocol droid with elbow joints! I also like how most of his "gold plating" can be removed to reveal his "Episode I endoskeleton" underneath. I mostly like the fact that we now have
  2. Here are the pics of the Emergency Booster set. It includes the thruster assembly, the launch catapult base, 2 footpads, 2 adjustable handrails, 2 back adapters for the ARX-7, 2 alternate hands for the ARX-7, and a clear plastic "in-flight" pose arm that attaches to the base. The rear shot of the Arbalest shows how the back adapters plug in where the Lambda Driver attachments would normally be. The M9 mecha don't require the plug-in adapters to use the booster. The catapult base closely resembles the deckplates of Mechanical Chain Bases 004, 005, and 006. All in all, a really nice additi
  3. Since Chogokin has it's own dedicated thread, I thought I'd start one for Robot Spirits figures so we don't have dozens of related threads scattered all over the forums. Here, we can discuss our Robot Spirits collections, upcoming releases, and anything else pertaining to this awesome line of mecha figures. I started my RT (Robot Tamashii, not to be confused with Robotech) love affair with the Full Metal Panic figures, and have been extremely impressed with each and every one of them. I have all of the FMP mecha, including two next-to-impossible-to-find Savages. I just received the web-exclu
  4. The Alter Arbalest was apparently a super-limited 1/60 scale figure, as it seems to be listed on sites like HLJ and AmiAmi for purely historical significance. The prices I've seen for it range from $150 US to around $400 US, depending where you come across it, but it's stock status is always "Discontinued". Aside from the slightly larger size and the opening cockpit feature, it has identical range of motion and gimmicks as the Robot Tamashii (Spirits) ARX-7 made by Bandai. The RT Full Metal Panic figures are getting a whole lot of love from Bandai lately, offering a boatload of web exclusiv
  5. Found two Savages (gray color scheme) on tisinc.com...FINALLY. They're on their way, so mods, you can lock this thread...
  6. ...and just got a response from tisinc99.com about the eBay auction. It was indeed a mistake and is being edited.
  7. This seller is apparently tisinc99.com. Upon enlarging the photo of the figure on the eBay auction, it gave me the direct link to Treasure Island Sports, Inc.'s website. On a whim, I went to the website...and guess what? Savages in stock! I just ordered two gray versions for $30 each plus got UPS 2nd Day Air shipping...so my grand total was still under $84.00 US. The auction HAS to be a misprint. I'm a happy camper now!
  8. eriku, I've checked all the usual haunts (AmiAmi, Hobby Search, HLJ, Angolz, HKCollectibles, etc.) with no luck. The FMP hero mecha are in stock with relative abundance. I have no problem finding the Arbalest, the Melissa Mao M9, the Kurtz M9, or the M9 Faulk. But I already have all of those figures. But tracking down a Savage has proved to be next to impossible. I'm on more than one "email me when they're back in stock" email list for the Savage. I found only one site located in Spain that still has them in stock, but they're going for around $110.00 each after the currency exchange...
  9. I left a question with the seller about the price of the figure out of sheer morbid curiosity, just to see what kind of pull-it-out-of-his-ass answer I get about how uber-rare it is to justify the $1k price point. Can't wait to see what kind of answer I get. Hopefully you're right, Vifam7...this is an input error on the seller's part. But if not, then good luck to the seller with unloading it! This single RT figure could buy 5 Yammie VF-1s!
  10. Anyone who's seen my thread in the Wanted forum knows that I've been searching around for a Robot Tamashii Savage figure. These particular enemy mecha have been nonexistent on nearly all online e-tailer sites, so, as a last resort, I went on eBay this morning and found this... Robot Spirits FMP Savage Apparently frogs wearing medieval armor are ridiculously popular among collectors to be fetching prices that high. Oh...wait...its on SALE!
  11. I stopped doing business with Overdrive a while ago for this very same reason. Two separate orders were "completely ignored" (for lack of a better term) by Overdrive after getting my money. The first was for a GPB-1S/Hikaru VF-1J. I paid around $230 for it and after many weeks, I still hadn't gotten any shipping notice. No responses to my emails, no updates to my order history, no nothing. I finally contacted Paypal to get a refund...and miraculously, Overdrive responded to the refund request. In good faith, I ordered a much cheaper item a few months later...a Revoltech Queen's Blade fig
  12. Either Bandai does EXTREMELY limited runs on its Robot Spirits figures, or they sell like hotcakes! I've been trying to track down a Savage figure everyplace I know to look. HLJ, AmiAmi, HobbySearch, Angolz, Toy-Wave, etc. all list both the gray and desert beige versions of this particular figure as either discontinued or indefinitely out-of-stock. These are enemy grunt mecha, not the special-edition Savage painted like the Arbalest (that one IS in stock and is around $70 US), so I'm puzzled as to why they seem to be so popular. I mean, they resemble frogs wearing medieval torso armor, so
  13. I have an entire platoon of the 08th MS Team RX-79 (G)s, both in the original gray and desert paint schemes. The desert versions even came with different numbers on their shields. The only thing is that they aren't MOC and I don't have the beam sabers that came with them anymore. Is that a big issue? All other weapons are included. PM me if you're interested...
  14. I used a total of 10 MCBs to make a hanger measuring 3 squares long x 2 squares wide. I got the majority of them through HLJ and HobbySearch for about $10 each. As far as which ones I used, it was built using the following: 001 x 1 002 x 1 003 x 1 004 x 4 007 x 1 008 x 1 009 x 1
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