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  1. Based on things I’ve received in the past three or four months from HLJ I’d guess around 40 to 45 bucks. For DHL or FedEx
  2. Fuke riobot is live on HLJ Right now. Just preordered. Sleep can be uninterrupted!
  3. Update.. I dragged it out of storage.. The hands do all have an insert piece. but they are slightly different sizes. If you don't mind a little shimming with some plastic sheet styrene sheets, (pla plate for gundam'ers out there) and you dont mind using one of your other many valk hands as a donor... this might be the best way to get a truly 'sturdy' solution. see pic...
  4. I'm a little late to the game here.. but it looks like that fist has a removeable rectangular part with the connector on (now broken off) it. Do any of the fists you like less have the same part and you could carefully cut it out and swap in a non broken one? I'd answer myself but i don't have a set of non-tv sets handy they are all in the storage room in box
  5. Same.. i intended to be very selective. But max is arriving tomorrow which means I’ll have all but kakizaki dyrl it does help the wallet that the releases seem like 6 months apart
  6. So random. but I just noticed a Zentraedi ship with Harlocks skull on it in Ep 27 Ai Wa Nagareru! Did anyone else see this? I don't know the exact time but its about 1 minute after Minmay starts singing, and a couple seconds after the Orguss Valkyrie shows up.
  7. I'd like them to release the anime they are from... I've never seen any of these mysterious robots in my life before because they were clearly labeled 'Japan Only' in the past!
  8. Deleted. because i literally just gave the same idea in different words.
  9. I have the Yamato 1/60, but my god these DX's are beautiful.
  10. If anyone knows where some translations are, let me know. I will send you a dated photo of me holding my paid for physical copies. Feel free to scold/delete this post if its out of line.
  11. Just rewatched SDF Macross.. I regret not buying the TV Max DX. Oops! Oh well. Maybe sometime I'll trade an unopened GBP Armor + some cash for a Max.. I SERIOUSLY Doubt theres any chance of a reissue of Max VF-1A TV version.. There's nothing to add to it to resell it.. Unless they want to add a 'missiles on the tailfins' edition
  12. Pulled some Macross’ the First volumes off the shelf yesterday and today. They are gorgeous, and annoyingly incomplete.. i have all 6 physical volumes, i was irritated to find they were rebooted without even finishing a first time around… what got me to get them off the shelf was some very wishful thinking as i am rewatching SDF Macross. I decided to rewatch THIS time with the english dub just to check it out, but I took the blu rays and dvds and replaced that crummy dvd film grain video with the nice 1080p, did a bit of combining in Premiere and the result is not bad. As i age (48) im less actively hostile toward dubbing.. ANYHOW.. its so clear that every other episode or so was farmed out to be poorly drawn and Mikimoto’s character designs are not faithfully recreated in threes Eps at all… which got me to look again, wistfully, at what did get completed of ‘The First’ So the wishful thinking was that someday someone would truly remaster the tv show, like by carefully fixing everything, redrawing the bad stuff with the exact same look as the original.. 36 episodes of Ai Wa Nagareru or Pine Salad quality! (Think Like the grassroots Star Wars Despecialized Edition kind of project.. if i were 20 I’d probably try to do it myself! (I was going to be an illustrator but ended up in graphic design, then IT) … if anyone noticed sell it to that American company we all love haha. ) That is what got me looking at The First again.. ah well, will never happen. And anime character design has turned a corner, mostly into styles I dont like. Even Mikimoto, while getting even more skill.. has still changed to characters with less softness whose nose tips are sharp enough to cut glass in these modern manga versions. At least he still put lots details in. As a kid, one of the attractive thing about Macross was how realistic the story seemed compared to normal American TV fare, and his character designs looked more like regular people than all the superheroes and such. Wow, i didnt mean to write an essay. Maybe ill copy it into a post on facebook and other old timers car reminisce too. Continuing this discussion would very way off the topic of the manga. I’m assuming that Macross the First is truly dead by now and will not be finished. Someone know different??
  13. Thanks! Indeed that thread is a rabbit hole! I have tried the RetroBrite think on a 501st stormtrooper helmet. worked great, then it re-yellowed in record time... Anyhow let me not get off topic any more. Thanks for the lead!
  14. That's the one. Guaranteed breakage over time if you take the armor on and off. and yea, its molded too big to fit easily. Its just such a strange thing to see on a toy thats engineered so well in so many other places!
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