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@plastic: That IronMan bust looks really mint. May I ask who manufactures it? And by the way your display is one of the best and least cluttered ive seen. Love it.

Edit: ooops, after reading your last post more carefully I can see that the maker is Sideshow.

Thank you for the compliment megaprime! I'm a bit OCD when it comes to organization. I probably rearrange my shelves at least two to three times a month, constantly moving and re-posing everything trying to find the best look. and yes you are correct, Sideshow makes the Iron Man bust

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-iron-man-mark-vi-sideshow-collectibles-200150/

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Seriously right? How hard would it have been for Sideshow to give him at least a bicep for that side.

Yea he weighs 12lbs and I had to lower a shelf 3 more inches just to fit him.

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Can you please show how you adjust your detolf shelf? Looks like some sort of adjustable screw but if you can let me know what it is exactly it'd be great. Thanks!

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Seriously Plastik, I think your display is one of my favorites that I've seen on this forum. I love how it's not cluttered and you can get a good view of each piece, and the figures are (mostly) thematically arranged.

:) thank you SuperSenpai!!!

Can you please show how you adjust your detolf shelf? Looks like some sort of adjustable screw but if you can let me know what it is exactly it'd be great. Thanks!

JLYC, I use four x 3/16" wire rope clips

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=348302-258-7532&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=3462166&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1

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@ plastik: That's probably one of the most well-organized, "high-end" looking displays I've seen.

I wonder if I could find some of those rope clip things locally; they'll certainly come in handy when I display the Fullmetal Ghost.

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They used to under declare but now they put the actual price on the box.

Nope HLJ is a law-abiding company and will declare the proper value on every package they send away. They are a company too huge for such shenanigans.

@Sycla: I think it is fair to say that if HLJ used to under declare in the past and they dont now then that means that they have chosen to become law-abiding when it suited them. I suppose it happens to most companies that when they are small they will try shenanigans to gain customers but once they become huge they dont care if they gain customers or not. :)

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They always declared the proper value as long as I'm ordering from them.

I think the problem is if you are a larger company it is more likely that such things get caught...

... of course this comes full circle when your company is too big to fail. Then you can do what ever you like without any backlash. :)

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I picked up a few new-to-me Yamato Valkyries during my own panic buy at the end of February:

1 x 30th Anniversary VF-1D

1 x 30th Anniversary VE-1 Elintseeker

1 x VF-1S Low Visibility

Although used, each toy was mint. I think that was a decent toast to Yamato.

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I picked up a few new-to-me Yamato Valkyries during my own panic buy at the end of February:

1 x 30th Anniversary VF-1D

1 x 30th Anniversary VE-1 Elintseeker

1 x VF-1S Low Visibility

Although used, each toy was mint. I think that was a decent toast to Yamato.

Those are some nice pickups!

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Yeah! The 1/60 Low Vis is a sight to see in person. I really like the contrast when comparing it to the standard VF-1S.

The VF-1D is my first 1/60 Macross TV Valkyrie.

And the VE-1 is a great addition to the two Arcadia 1/60 DYRL Valkyries that I own. For me, there is something about a unique Valkyrie that is hard to resist; add a set of fastpacks, and I'm all in.

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finally got my 3rd new and sealed 25F in the mail today. i never opened a 25 yet and have yet to transform a bandai valk.

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now i got to dig out my 25g buried in a box somewhere when the tornadoes come out:

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finally got my 3rd new and sealed 25F in the mail today. i never opened a 25 yet and have yet to transform a bandai valk.

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now i got to dig out my 25g buried in a box somewhere when the tornadoes come out:

You have a serious addiction to multiples and not playing with at least one of them! :p

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definitely going to open and transform one. all this bandai inflation of the 25F and reading about the nose paint scratches from transformation makes me hesitate and put these on the back burner sitting on my table. (the 25g is somewhere still with the brown shipper box still sealed and found my alto 29 also in a brown box)

the farthest i got in handling a bandai was with the cf 171 (before i sold it.) and luca's 25 (i forgot that i opened his box a while back for 5 mins so incorrectly stated i never opened a 25 box :ph34r: )... i cut the tape open on the styrofoam lid, picked up the 171 flipped it over to the back and that's it. luca i lifted it out of the tray halfway and just put it back in the box. lol

i'm waiting for the yf 19s to show up. definitely going to swoosh the 19 around and keep it in gerwalk by my lamppost.

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^Too funny. I find that I do the same thing, buy multiples of things and then just leave them in their boxes, forgotten about.

Heck the only reason I even opened (1 of each) my Arcadia Roy and Hikaru VF-1S's was to take a look at that them during the whole "what color, what hue" are they discussion a little while back and right back into the tray they went.

For me the "extra" MIB/MISB copies are my security blanket in case I ever need to sell or trade, or to replace something that gets broken.

-b.

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Just curious. I can see why buying three of them [ridiculous as that is, but still] be ok if you want to display them in their different modes...but buying 3 and never opening them?

-EXTREMELY- busy job aside, why man, why? Is there a flap on the VF25 boxes? If not, even more the reason, why man, why?

:)

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See above:) (sorry for forgot to add a smily. was driving and posted this at a red light break. lol)

yeah, i was going to buy just one of each bandai to collect it but when the prices went insane i brought a few 25f's just in case i scratch it or if need to sell/trade. i think i like to play with stuff but when stuff get inflated i like to lean towards my collecting side. it's better than having a hobby of collecting 5k+ vintage guitars. (i still have 15-20k worth of guitars/drums) macross is a bit cheaper hobby.

^Too funny. I find that I do the same thing, buy multiples of things and then just leave them in their boxes, forgotten about. Heck the only reason I even opened (1 of each) my Arcadia Roy and Hikaru VF-1S's was to take a look at that them during the whole "what color, what hue" are they discussion a little while back and right back into the tray they went. For me the "extra" MIB/MISB copies are my security blanket in case I ever need to sell or trade, or to replace something that gets broken. -b.

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I have 2 VF-25F's opened and displayed and I am thinking of getting a 3rd as well to display. One in the super pack, then in the tornado armor and then the naked Alto. But new planes are coming out each month which prevent me from getting a 3rd.

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