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  1. regult

    Bandai = EPIC FAIL :(

    Bandai's fault? marginally... It's the distributor or this particular online retailer's fault for selling things they don't have in stock and will probably never get. It's unfortunately quite common in Hong Kong for the seller to impose ridiculous conditions on the transaction, and the buyer is completely exposed.
  2. I so don't care about the spikey, oversaturated YF-29 anime design and toy that I don't bother looking for it. Every once in a while I still wish to find a VF-25S at a good price. Why not compare the VF-27 and the YF-29, they have a bit more in common besides the pilot. I am biased towards fighter mode, and the -25 is just much cleaner and worthy inheritor of the VF lineage than the gundammy -29
  3. I am impressed with these photos, and don't get me wrong, just wanted to point out that the attached image is not 2560x1536. While we're at this, would you mind sharing the 2nd picture with the VF-15F head-on? Thanks in advance
  4. It's not the "weirdest" of places, but I was a bit offended by the Robotech reference. http://gizmodo.com/5892971/this-may-be-the-coolest-night-landing-scene-in-the-history-of-aviation
  5. 1) toys are not made in Hong Kong and have not been made in Hong Kong for over 2 decades. 2) toys are indeed usually cheaper in Hong Kong for a number of reasons. 3) retail prices do not reflect cost (production, transport, tax, etc.), they reflect demand or perceived demand. It's speculation heaven!
  6. The one depicted in Model Graphix does not transform. The custom Joly Rogers is incredible!
  7. acetone? as in nail polish remover?? Thanks everybody for the tips, I have not attempted a second fix, so after the initial attempt with (slow/anti-shock) superglue, I've left it alone in fighter mode and the armor stays in place. I think I will try a thin plastic or metal reinforcement, as already pointed out inserting anything inside such think sheet of plastic is completely unrealistic.
  8. I am afraid your bubbling issue may be due to things not being "dry" (as in chemically stabilized/cured) enough before applying the next layer of clear coat or paint, therefore when evaporating, the gases get trapped behind the new coat. But I am no expert so I could be wrong.
  9. G-man, I think those have been sitting on shelves since I saw them a bit over 2 weeks ago. Visited Richmond 111 as well and cheapest was 1980. At those prices they can sit on shelves as long as they want.
  10. Back in the day, anime magic was king and toy/model designers would always have headaches trying to reconcile proportions in all 3 modes. Today, there is CG animation and accurate 3D modeling, but Bandai still managed to pull out the V1 VF-25. That aside, I never got a VF-22 (despite the discounts) because of the tiny limbs, in fighter mode (my favorite) it looks great though.
  11. I think the blame is on whoever colored the individual VF-25's so arbitrarily. For instance, the engine intake/hip in the Michel G is white, while it's the color of the rest of the fuselage in the rest of the Skull Team Valks.
  12. google is my friend: http://www.macrosswo...ndpost&p=783543 I can't believe I never saved those pictures. I didn't find them in my archives. (I remember that G as well, also an incredible work, but I was looking for the one linked above, Model Graphix October 2009)
  13. I remember a few years ago someone posted scans from a magazine showing a Bandai 1/72 VF-25 diorama on a carrier deck, in a custom paint (that looks like real US Navy fighter jets) and had two underwing gun pods plus a plethora of missiles. I tried the search function but it doesn't seem to give me any hits. Thanks for helping this old guy with poor memory!
  14. are you guys referring to the backplate/wing glove (the part that folds up for transformation)? in that case, it IS two pieces of plastic in the renewal version, so they can make it in two different colors.
  15. I am still stuck between unreasonable prices and not having the Ozma...looking forward to a re-stock and hoping it's Chinese New Year's fault that there is such limited stock for the S (compared to the F). I cannot believe there was a surge in demand.
  16. upper left corner: best use for a Bandai DX display base I've ever seen!
  17. I am looking for the panic button...what pins are empty?
  18. I've had a little accident with my VE-1, one of the tabs for the arm attachments cracked while I was detaching it. It's not the big radar thing but the smaller one. Luckily it still stays attached in fighter mode due to friction, but will not hold itself in other modes. I meant to glue it back together with superglue (shock resistant type) but it didn't work at all. I am wondering if Tamiya's modeling cement may work since it actually melts the plastic and binds them together into one piece. Problem is I am not sure it will work on Yamato's plastic (what type of plastic is it?). Also, since it's a clip that needs to have some flexibility in order to attach/detach, I wonder if gluing will be a solution at all or I will have to find a replacement. I know many of you have built 1/60 kits and probably have tested different types of glue on it, thanks in advance for your expert advice.
  19. Talking of confusion of terms and tossing around... The subject of the picture would be better described as a ARMORED VF-25F The SUPER PACK is a different add-on. I will stick to this statement.
  20. I know it's been discussed, I want to make sure, so there is no chance for a bundle release of VF-25+Super Pack or VF-25+Armor Pack? We can only get stand-alone packs via webshop right? If there is confirmation of a renewal VF-27, then I'll know how all the fellow members who bought the VF-25 V1.0 must have felt.
  21. I've been quite satisfied with the VF-25F renewal and the VF-27 Gamma sitting side by side in fighter mode, but in battroid (or gerwalk for that matter), the proportions on the -27 look obviously wrong. It's not just the crotch "thrust" or the placement of the hips, it's also the overall look of the waist area. After seeing the renewal -25F in battroid I began to understand the shape of the nosecone: it looks different than the model kit or probably the CG model, but it's perfect in battroid. The -27 by comparison looks "lazy". That said, I am not expecting a renewal -27 nor fast packs as shown in the second movie.
  22. I am quite surprised it is so widely available in Hong Kong actual shops. I was so afraid it would be sold out quick like many past releases, and the second and subsequent batches would be more expensive..."unfortunately" there are still plenty and stay at HK$1,100 to HK$1,280. Not sure what to expect when the VF-25S is out, maybe the shops learned and will not get so many? maybe the same will be repeated so I making a preorder is just pointless?
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