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Bariaburu Faita

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  1. I am sorry I missed you too and no, I did not get a PM from you next time then and forgive me, but I am not sure who are you? Rob I know, and you are? sorry I got to this late, no vacancy for an internet terminal where I am at. Noel Will try PMing again. And to tide you guys over till Noel gets back home, here are the pics I took at the Yamato booth. I didnt think you guys would mind waiting a while, but my PM inbox disagrees;)
  2. Actually, I don't want to sound like the voice of doom, but I'm worried that there are not many new Macross products coming. Makes me wonder if Yamato is slowing down or losing interest in the Macross license. I mean of all the toys announced, only the 1/48 GBP is really new. Everthing else has been known about and been in development for a long time. The YF-19FP, 1/100 VF-0S, 1/60 Destroid Monster have all been in development for 1 to 2 years already. There's no 1/100 SV-51 or VF-0D, no new 1/48 VF-1 varients (VT-1 & VE-1 cough, cough), no larger perfect variable VF-0 & SV-51, no enemy mecha and Destroids in any scale announced Frankly, the Yamato Macross release schedule is looking a little threadbare compared to the past few years: - 1/60 Max Q-Rau = September 2004. 1/100 VB-6 Konig Monster = November 2004. 1/100 VF-0S = Late 2004 (TBC). 1/100 VF-0A = Release date TBC. 1/60 Destroid Monster = 2005? (Release date TBC). 1/48 GBP Armor = 2005? (Release Date TBC). YF-19FP = Release date TBC (I'll believe it when I see it). Graham After seeing the Yamato booth and comparing it to pics of previous years, I is most certainly a case of Macross content going down, and other content going up. It looks like Yamato is diversifying their product line, which is a good thing for any company to do. This is better for their bottom line and provides a much more stable income. Plus they have a trend of spending more time on development on future products. I would much rather have 1 good macross toy a year than 6 poor ones. Does anyone wish that they spent more time on the GPB and released it late, but with less flaws? They still have a ways to go on QC, they are no Bandai. But the VF-0 shows they are listening. I hope they keep on the track they are on now. I can wait a couple years for a good YF-19FP.
  3. Ah, looks like you found the Cool Girl. Was it at Volks?
  4. Sorry I missed you at wonderfest. Any chance of visiting me and Rob in Osaka before you go? I tried PMing you about meeting at wonderfest but no response.
  5. wait...dude he designed the 1/100 VF-0 which needs immense part swapping. Oops, didnt know that. I still would vote for him though, the VF-0 looks great. And he is still a cool guy. I havent talked to the others enough to make a good judgement on them. The guy that did the Q-rau is pretty cool also, but looses points from the Millia pilot figure.
  6. Here was my favorite. 1/144 scale perfect variable VF-1 resin kits! So many display options with 1/144 scale. Just a tad larger than the variable KM gashapon, but with no parts swapping. The interesting thing about the kits is that they are held together with wire. This gives the kit some "give" when transforming so you have a much lower chance of breaking anything. Infact he had a display piece for people to play with. He told me "Go ahead, transform it a couple times, and dont worry about breaking it"(in Japanese of course) The downside is that the parts dont all fit tightly and has some floppyness in all modes. Think of it as a smaller banpresto that doesnt fall appart when you look at it. It is also quite pricey considering its size. I asked if he had plans to do the YF-19 or 21. Unfortunatly those are too complex to do at this scale. I then asked if he could do the VF-2, and he said that was simmilar to the VF-1 so it was doable, but he didnt think he could sell any due to the low popularity of Macross II. I got his buisiness card so if enough of you guys show interest I might be able to convince him to do a VF-2 at a future wonderfest.
  7. The other half of the booth had some machined metal parts. Such as head lasers, Antenna, and even micromissiles.
  8. Here are some nice upgrade parts for your YF-19 and 21`s. Very nice paint jobs too.
  9. And another one, not quite as cool looking though. Still an impressive transformation.
  10. For those of you into variable bikes, here is a very nice one of a kind piece. Machined out of aluminum! Perfect variable no parts swapping.
  11. Here is the Garland with rider shown at the Atelier-sai booth. The Garland is identical to the one at the Yamato booth. The rider has no facial details or clothing, just an articulated dummy at this point.
  12. Here are the Atelier-sai BGC action figures. They are articulated and are about 50% bigger than the Yamato ones(very rough guestimate since I didnt have a ruler on me) He is still negotiating to find someone to mass produce it and market it. It will probably cost a couple thousand yen. He eventualy wants to make a variable motoslave but is first working on a simple exo suit that the hardsuits fit into.
  13. Ah, glad to see Noel was there taking pictures, my camera sucks. I`ll skip posting pics of the VF-0, Monster and Garland since he probably has better ones. Here is a pic of the central area before the mad rush of people trying to get their promotional bottled water. Man, stick a cute underage girl on anything and people will line up to buy it at wonderfest;)
  14. I voted Atelier-sai because he is very enthusiastic about his models and friendly. The fact that his stuff looks nice and doesnt requre parts swapping is also a plus.
  15. Whew, sorry I took so long to post, but I needed to sleep. I need to go to work now so no pics for a couple hours. I apoligize but I was unable to take multiple close up shots due to limited memory card space. The yamato Releases are all stuff you`ve seen already. I couldnt tell if the VF-0 had a new head sculpt since it was in fighter mode. Looks nice though, much better than the ones originaly shown a couple months ago. The Variable Koenig monster looks awesome. One of the cannons was slightly droopy though. The Garland seems to be the newest. It was only spray painted with primer. It is perfect variable. The leg linkage mechanism is big and ugly though. It might have been made intentionaly though, it keeps the bike from leaning over to one side. The display model at Atelier-sai had a articulated rider prototype, the Yamato one did not. The Yamato BGC fig is a small trading figure size and will go for 630yen. The larger Atelier-sai BGS action figures have not found a distributor yet and price is not set, several thousand yen is a rough estimate. A motoslave is almost a certainty since the same guy did the Garland prototype.
  16. ooo, that'd be neato. I was never an expert at casting, but I think it might be a little hard for someone to cast that VF-1J in one piece, especially with the slanted stablizers--as one piece anyway. That's why the taka 1/3000 valks have no legs and feature parallel tailfins, for ease of casting and moulding. While we're on the subject, would any of the little valks from the Valhalla kit work any better for our 1/3000 SDF? I`ll send my banpresto VF-1J to >EXO< to foward it. And I`d love to have a Squadron of mini valks from the Valhala kit as well.
  17. People were already lining up yesterday! I was told I could have waved my yellow badge and gotten instant offers of 60,000yen. Will take pics and post later.
  18. Could you recast the VF-1J shown here? I`d be willing to loan you mine provided I could get a couple.
  19. I was about to ask in the toy thread, but felt if would be a bit off topic and end up flooding the thread with pics that dont contain the toy the topic was about. HLJ would just have pics of the toy in question, I wanted to see pics from various non toy sources like the show, movies, artbooks, fan works, etc,...
  20. In the toys forum it has been mentioned that the new CMs 3pack of Millia looks nothing like her. So what should she look like? The character design reference drawings from the TV show? The DYRL design? Mikimoto watercolor painting? Post pics of what you think the definitive Millia should be.
  21. wait a tick, you bought a VF-1S Hikaru STRIKE valkyrie for 1600 yen???? Either you've got it confused with the "SUPER" valkyrie or something's up... You guys smell something? Given the time frame he mentions, its very possible that what he says is true. Last year was when the Bandai re-releases were flooding the market and many retailers over ordered. I picked up a 1/55 VF-1s Roy(no fastpack)when the price dropped to 2000yen(at Gamers in Motomachi, Kobe) But prices dropped even further. In Tokyo where even more stores were overstocked, It is likely that even a strike VF-1s would go on sale for under 2000yen. Even the 1/48 was not immune, I got a 1/48 VF-1s Roy for 5,000yen.
  22. Why cant US TRU do like Japan TRU and get popular toys at low prices? It my hands down favorite place to get Yamato Valks. Best prices in all Japan. And they tend to have alot of model kits that sell out at other specialty stores.
  23. Use a pinvice and drill a long hole into Saras leg. Drill a hole into the base peg and coil up one end of the wire and epoxy it onto the bottom of the base, with the uncoiled end sticking up from the base peg. Coat the wire lightly with epoxy and insert into the hole you made in the figures leg.
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