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2 hours ago, Kanedas Bike said:

Don't regret selling mine one bit, never really cared for the design and the toy wasn't executed that well to begin with.

-b.

45 minutes ago, derex3592 said:

TESTIFY.  Couldn't agree more. 

25 minutes ago, Kanedas Bike said:

Glad I'm not the only one lol

We will however have to back away of this thread cautiously, the 30 is beloved by many. :lol: :ph34r:

-b.

+2 Hahaha! :lol: 

But no plans of selling it due to the color scheme. ;) 

 

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21 hours ago, Kanedas Bike said:

Don't regret selling mine one bit, never really cared for the design and the toy wasn't executed that well to begin with.

-b.

I'm still baffled at the idea you didn't like the design, I'd nip/tuck a few things personally which Kawamori appears to have done in both places on the 31 as well.  I can agree it received Bandai's standard first-pass half-assery where engineering is concerned.  Though if you eschew the waist swivel in Gerwalk that mostly sorts itself out.

It does have the superior weapons pod, however.

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I love the look of the YF-30 but yeah I agree with the sentiment that the engineering needs some improvement, which they made for the 31 line. Though I don't really like to transform it because it's prone to scratching in many places (like the 29), it's certainly easier and more fun to transform than something like the Sentinel Legioss, which is just a hodge podge of folding panels. (That's a problem with the original design though, not a knock against Sentinel's toy, which is pretty good.)

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3 hours ago, Special Sauce said:

Is the YF-30 really that bad?  I've been trying to decide whether or not to get one.  I love the way it looks but am concerned with the issues it has that I've read about.

That bad?  There are two things that might make or break it.  If you want to use the waist swivel in Gerwalk you have to use an additional brace to keep the back up.  If you stick to traditional Gerwalk it isn’t a problem. The other issue is you need to use a brace to hold Battroid together because they didn’t come up with a better mechanism until the 31.  If you want to transform back and forth a lot it’s irritating but otherwise it’s typical poor Bandai first attempt engineering but it’s perfectly functional in all three modes.

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I've always found it a pretty awesome design, but I think the biggest detractor is the tail design.  They just.. kind of sit there, looking primed to snap off in a stiff breeze.  Depending on the manufacturing, they may or may not spin like pinwheels.

I've had had a rough idea for a new set of tails to just snap over the original mounts and integrate the tails into the wings more like the VF-31 did, but never got around to making them.

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On 9/23/2021 at 3:59 PM, Special Sauce said:

Is the YF-30 really that bad?  I've been trying to decide whether or not to get one.  I love the way it looks but am concerned with the issues it has that I've read about.

I've got two. Love em. I don't transform my toys much though (hence having 2-3 of most stuff, one for each mode). If I want to transform something I'll grab a Chunky Monkey.

Speaking of.......I need one more for Gerwalk.:D

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I got a question about these Macross Delta Valkyries, I used to get the older Macross Frontier toys and was dissapointed in how loose the joints got right away. I even purchased the Renewal versions of some of the toys but was still dissapointed. Since then, I stayed away from Bandai Macross toys until the 1/48 SDFM VF-1J came out and have been buying those. What are your impressions of the Macross Delta toys? They look similar to the Frontier toys and I assume they have the same issues. 

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@rsvictor1976 - You're wrong on the DX 31. The Delta valks are way better designed than the 25 in terms of tightness and articulation although they still look like thinly and spindly bugs (however the paint chips are highly bound to happen), 

The only Frontier valks that I have are the 171EX Alto, 27 Sterne and the YF-29 Mr. Banana Ears and the Chronos.    

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1 hour ago, rsvictor1976 said:

I got a question about these Macross Delta Valkyries, I used to get the older Macross Frontier toys and was dissapointed in how loose the joints got right away. I even purchased the Renewal versions of some of the toys but was still dissapointed. Since then, I stayed away from Bandai Macross toys until the 1/48 SDFM VF-1J came out and have been buying those. What are your impressions of the Macross Delta toys? They look similar to the Frontier toys and I assume they have the same issues. 

The Delta Valks are the beginning of Bandai starting to make better Valks.

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3 hours ago, rsvictor1976 said:

 What are your impressions of the Macross Delta toys? They look similar to the Frontier toys and I assume they have the same issues. 

Like others have said, the Delta VF-31 Bandai DX Chogokin is a much more solid, stable toy compared to the VF-25s. Joints seems to be much tight and do not loosen. I would highly recommend adding at least one VF-31 to your collection.

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On 9/25/2021 at 12:30 PM, rsvictor1976 said:

I got a question about these Macross Delta Valkyries, I used to get the older Macross Frontier toys and was dissapointed in how loose the joints got right away. I even purchased the Renewal versions of some of the toys but was still dissapointed. Since then, I stayed away from Bandai Macross toys until the 1/48 SDFM VF-1J came out and have been buying those. What are your impressions of the Macross Delta toys? They look similar to the Frontier toys and I assume they have the same issues. 

They get loose/floppy too.

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On 9/25/2021 at 12:06 AM, Lolicon said:

The YF-30 has its flaws but it's far better than the crap Bandai was pooping out prior to the Frontier renewal line. 

"Ack! Where's my neck?!" (Photo from CollectionDX)

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LOL,, no neck :lol:

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