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Maybe a bit off topic but I looked through that whole thread and it's 95% about the UCS TIE Fighter. The only bit about the Slave 1 is a side photo that doesn't really show much of anything I could see as "drooping" and certainly didn't describe the issue very well at all. The comment about the wings was definitely regarding the TIE. Maybe I missed something?

Yes, the thread was about the UCS TIE, but the one who posted the photo (Anio) comments that he noticed that the latest UCS sets can be prone to drooping/bending issues. When asked by another user on which sets show bending aside from the TIE, he posted a pic of the Slave 1.

The droop is encircled here:

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There's a pretty large gap where you can see right through the Slave 1. If you want to read more about it, then here is the Slave 1 thread (http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=100928&st=400). He mentions the sagging on post #409.

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kinda looks like something out of Star Gate don't you think!? still very cool! not so sure about its super pointy wanger though.. but then again I don't know the background on these things and why they are like that.. maybe someone could explain?

It's from the game series called Zone of the Enders. Created by the MGS guy himself, Hideo Kojima. ;)

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Nice buy! And I am sure you got it for what....$100 brand new? :p

The arcadia 19 would 'belong' better with the 21 aesthetically, but that is subjective. If Bandai does a 21, I'll be all over their YF-19. I have their VF-19 Advance, and it is amazing, but it fits better with the frontier stuff.

This 21 is bought at mandarake nagano... Expensive, 27k yen....

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It's from the game series called Zone of the Enders. Created by the MGS guy himself, Hideo Kojima. ;)

And they called Orbital Frames. Btw. the groin cockpit design makes total sense in universe because piloting an Orbital Frame is a Gentlemen sport. And what Gentleman would kick another Gentleman in the groin?

You see, it makes perfect sense. ;)

I wonder if Sentinel is planning on releasing the other Frames. I would be totally down for a transformable Vic Viper.

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kinda looks like something out of Star Gate don't you think!? still very cool! not so sure about its super pointy wanger though.. but then again I don't know the background on these things and why they are like that.. maybe someone could explain?

they have no legs and a whiny kid that pilots the main machine. they put a second guy who has the personality of a construction worker in it and chucked the whiny kid in a videogame spaceship.

that's pretty much the whole story to these things.

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they have no legs and a whiny kid that pilots the main machine. they put a second guy who has the personality of a construction worker in it and chucked the whiny kid in a videogame spaceship.

that's pretty much the whole story to these things.

Who cares about those guys. ADA for best AI waifu. :lol:

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Look at that sexy interface. :wub:

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I have been curious about the KO masterpiece transformers, so I picked up a couple. Aside from the paint application, the molds are 99% identical. What is going on here? Have they gotten their hands on the CAD files and milled their own molds? It is too exact for someone to have recreated the files from scratch. Are are these molds stolen/sold form Takara's factory? I have at least one of each of these figures molds from Takara/Hasbro. It is impressive how close they are.

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I have been curious about the KO masterpiece transformers, so I picked up a couple. Aside from the paint application, the molds are 99% identical. What is going on here? Have they gotten their hands on the CAD files and milled their own molds? It is too exact for someone to have recreated the files from scratch. Are are these molds stolen/sold form Takara's factory? I have at least one of each of these figures molds from Takara/Hasbro. It is impressive how close they are.

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My guess is that some funny business is going on at the manufacturer in China. They had to have gotten their hands on the CAD files, but they also probably have access to the paint specifications, tampo print artwork files, specs. on the masking fixtures for the paint, box art, etc.

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I have been curious about the KO masterpiece transformers, so I picked up a couple. Aside from the paint application, the molds are 99% identical. What is going on here? Have they gotten their hands on the CAD files and milled their own molds? It is too exact for someone to have recreated the files from scratch. Are are these molds stolen/sold form Takara's factory? I have at least one of each of these figures molds from Takara/Hasbro. It is impressive how close they are.

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hehe! they weren't very creative when it came to the name for the Lamborghini figure! I know its a clone toy but seriously.. Lambor!?!? :huh: that's kinda lame.. :rolleyes: nice looking toy though! ^_^

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hehe! they weren't very creative when it came to the name for the Lamborghini figure! I know its a clone toy but seriously.. Lambor!?!? :huh: that's kinda lame.. :rolleyes: nice looking toy though! ^_^

Actually, Lambor is the official Japanese name for Sideswipe.

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well there you go eh.. shows how much I know about Transformers.. :rolleyes::D

Doesn't change the fact that the name does sound kind of lame though. :p

I've been checking out reviews on the Takasa Tony stuff. They're pretty good actually and way cheaper in price. I just can't get into another toy line as I'm spread too thin as it is. I'd break my toy budget even at these lower prices.

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Transformers, by a long shot. I would venture a guess that most people who are fans of Transformers in the US at least know about Gundam, but no one in the US would be a fan of Gundam and know nothing of Transformers.

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Yeah. But Gundam is starting to show up outside of dedicated hobby shops at places like Barnes & Noble in the US. I would say it is getting more popular, but it has yet to be as prolific as Transformers.

I wouldn't read into that too much. They had a large push when Gundam Wing was on TV in the US. Toy aisles even had model kits and actions figures from 0083. Didn't last very long. Transformers have more or less been in toy aisles since they first arrived in the 80's. Ask your mom what Transformers are. Now ask her what Gundam is. Pretty good indicator of brand recognition outside of your own circles.

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It looks like the edit function went a little wonky for a moment. :o

Yeti, don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to apologize for Gundam in the US or anything. The show has its share of ardent fans here and I'm only a casual viewer. I'm only surprised with how much it has seemingly fought its way out of the hobby shop and into popular culture. Whether my observations are a misunderstanding or not is anyone's guess. In that regard you could be right. I agree that Transformers has a huge benefit of simmering in the US conscious for much longer.

But things tend to move slowly here on the east coast, especially in the north east. Even when Gundam Wing was broadcast two decades ago and became popular I never saw those kits or figures you mention in any toy aisle out my way. It wasn't until the last five years or so when I noticed a change.

Heck, I was into Macross long before I ever heard of Gundam.

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It looks like the edit function went a little wonky for a moment. :o

Yeti, don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to apologize for Gundam in the US or anything. The show has its share of ardent fans here and I'm only a casual viewer. I'm only surprised with how much it has seemingly fought its way out of the hobby shop and into popular culture. Whether my observations are a misunderstanding or not is anyone's guess. In that regard you could be right. I agree that Transformers has a huge benefit of simmering in the US conscious for much longer.

But things tend to move slowly here on the east coast, especially in the north east. Even when Gundam Wing was broadcast two decades ago and became popular I never saw those kits or figures you mention in any toy aisle out my way. It wasn't until the last five years or so when I noticed a change.

Heck, I was into Macross long before I ever heard of Gundam.

Of course, we are both speaking in generalities from what we have experienced. I could be completely incorrect. I just haven't seen much, in my experience, to the contrary.

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