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5 hours ago, nightmareB4macross said:

It has Takatoku plastered everywhere.
 

How about BW stickers?

Nice bootleg....I like it when these Chinese KO guys go out of their way to make some decent boxes

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1 hour ago, sh9000 said:

I once owned a Taiwan Super Valkyrie that came with that same grey VF-1S.

Nice....I do like the look of the grey-ish plastic with the DYRL Hikaru-1S paint job more than the actual white used on the legit release

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4 hours ago, jvmacross said:

Nice....I do like the look of the grey-ish plastic with the DYRL Hikaru-1S paint job more than the actual white used on the legit release

I think the one used in the commercial is actually grey. You can see the difference when the VF-1S and SDF-1 are side by side in the end of the comercial. The one in hand matches color with the one in the box.

These VF-1S should have had yellow accent colors, but I guess red was more readily available.

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I think this awesome new bootleg that Alex has uncovered was made by the same factory that did this VF-1S Strike knockoff.  Which is also a boot of a  gift set that should include armor, they just didn’t include the armor!  The box opens from the side just in the same way and it’s the same red-shoulders valkyries inside - just white vs grey.

Also, I actually have that SDF-1 that’s in the video along with it and it’s definitely a bootleg.  So now I know who made it as well!

Great work on another awesome box variant discovery!

 

 

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9 hours ago, glane21 said:

I think this awesome new bootleg that Alex has uncovered was made by the same factory that did this VF-1S Strike knockoff.  Which is also a boot of a  gift set that should include armor, they just didn’t include the armor!  The box opens from the side just in the same way and it’s the same red-shoulders valkyries inside - just white vs grey.

Also, I actually have that SDF-1 that’s in the video along with it and it’s definitely a bootleg.  So now I know who made it as well!

Great work on another awesome box variant discovery!

 

 

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Are the bottom of the SDF-1 feet blank or have some sort of mark?  Looks like they copied the Matbox version of the SDF-1...or at least the Prometheus and Daedelus.  Can you post more pics of the box?

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Yeah, it’s the Bandai mold used for Matchbox.  They just ground the Bandai name and any copyright info off the bottom of the feet on the molding.  You can see and feel the unevenness on that area of the feet where the mold was altered.  Otherwise  it’s actually of similar quality to the original.  Much better than their valk bootleg.  Added pics of the box top, sides, back, and the feet bottoms.

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On 6/1/2021 at 12:21 AM, nightmareB4macross said:

It has Takatoku plastered everywhere.

Have to do some more research.

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Nice find!

Were these UK/EU-only?

It would've been kewl if they were readily available alongside the ubiquitous Joons back in 2000s...

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, treatment said:

Nice find!

Were these UK/EU-only?

It would've been kewl if they were readily available alongside the ubiquitous Joons back in 2000s...

 

 

 

 

The commercial posted previously denotes a China release, per the language spoken. But it is hard to see in the video if this is the exact same box.

I still have to research the UK Reg PP No. and provide more insight.

Joons had several release years. There might be more production runs than previously thought. Amongst those releases we also had concurrent runs of Space Gan Dam V and Space Fighter.

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14 minutes ago, nightmareB4macross said:

The commercial posted previously denotes a China release, per the language spoken. But it is hard to see in the video if this is the exact same box.

I still have to research the UK Reg PP No. and provide more I sight.

Wait.

The box on that Hikaru-1S states 1/100.

Are the toys actually 1/100 or 1/55?

The box could be just the usual run-of-the-mill hk counterfeit printing, so verifying the UK Reg-PP could be just futile exercise...

  

14 minutes ago, nightmareB4macross said:

Joons had several release years. There might be more production runs than previously thought. Amongst those releases we also had concurrent runs of Space Gan Dam V and Space Fighter.

Lol!  I reckon so.

I think the first time I'd ever seen a Joons locally was in its Space Gandam box.  Before I'd seen their usual funky color-schemes, iirc.

Didn't even know the name "Joons" and its rep back then.. . :bump:

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1 minute ago, treatment said:

Wait.

The box on that Hikaru-1S states 1/100.

Are the toys actually 1/100 or 1/55?

The box could be just the usual run-of-the-mill hk counterfeit printing, so verifying the UK Reg-PP could be just futile exercise...

 

Or is it a 1/100 Jumbo?!?

Seriously, it’s a 1/55.

Only by looking deeper we will know. 

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10 hours ago, nightmareB4macross said:

If I remember correctly, the manufacturer is Nikky out of Taiwan.

That should provide you with info on the VF-1S GBP...probably also a Taiwanese bootleg.....

It's funny how Takatoku opened the door to having their 1/55 mass-copied for years to come by allowing it to be made in Taiwan...LOL....or would that have been Matsushiro's decision?

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It might have all been done without Takatoku’s or Matsushiro’s approval. Most of the molds auctioned off and ended up in various places of China and Korea.

Only official molds remained in Japan with Matsushiro/Bandai and Macau for MB TF Jetfire.

It’s amazing that there are about 70 or so VF-1 out there from the Takatoku boxes thru blister packed versions. 

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19 hours ago, pengbuzz said:

Wish i could find one; I could use the gun pod...

I think you would be better off finding a TF Jetfire gun as these KOs are getting expensive.

Last I saw these versions sold for about 50-75. 

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I thought this was interesting. I saw this o FB. Looks like he did a re-pop of the Strike Cannon. The price doesn't seem completely unreasonable. But only paying as a gift does. Here is the verbiage:

Macross minmay guard 1/55 custom

👉🏻Sale 💥💥Price 💥💥350USD 🔥

       +free!! Worldwide shipping 

 Time 14-20 days

The robot is adapted from a used macross robot, please understand that it is not new. This macross can Perfect transformation in all 3 mode

Some of the materials were remade and colored injected into the armor. and put a pattern with 2k varnish extend shelf life

Backpack armor will not be used due to modifications to the installation. for more tightness With aluminum core material (as in the picture), but can also remove the armor obtained by tightening the screw

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**accept Type  "Persanal Payment " only

not accept Type "Goods and services"

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Thank you😊😊

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2 hours ago, sqidd said:

I thought this was interesting. I saw this o FB. Looks like he did a re-pop of the Strike Cannon. The price doesn't seem completely unreasonable. But only paying as a gift does. Here is the verbiage:

Macross minmay guard 1/55 custom

👉🏻Sale 💥💥Price 💥💥350USD 🔥

       +free!! Worldwide shipping 

 Time 14-20 days

The robot is adapted from a used macross robot, please understand that it is not new. This macross can Perfect transformation in all 3 mode

Some of the materials were remade and colored injected into the armor. and put a pattern with 2k varnish extend shelf life

Backpack armor will not be used due to modifications to the installation. for more tightness With aluminum core material (as in the picture), but can also remove the armor obtained by tightening the screw

-----

**accept Type  "Persanal Payment " only

not accept Type "Goods and services"

-----

Thank you😊😊

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Pretty cool!

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2 hours ago, sqidd said:

I thought this was interesting. I saw this o FB. Looks like he did a re-pop of the Strike Cannon. The price doesn't seem completely unreasonable. But only paying as a gift does. Here is the verbiage:

Macross minmay guard 1/55 custom

👉🏻Sale 💥💥Price 💥💥350USD 🔥

       +free!! Worldwide shipping 

 Time 14-20 days

The robot is adapted from a used macross robot, please understand that it is not new. This macross can Perfect transformation in all 3 mode

Some of the materials were remade and colored injected into the armor. and put a pattern with 2k varnish extend shelf life

Backpack armor will not be used due to modifications to the installation. for more tightness With aluminum core material (as in the picture), but can also remove the armor obtained by tightening the screw

-----

**accept Type  "Persanal Payment " only

not accept Type "Goods and services"

-----

Thank you😊😊

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1 minute ago, Slave IV said:

Pretty cool!

I bought my custom VF1D Chunky from him. Solid work.

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