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Just now, Slave IV said:

Ah, congrats @Shizuka the Cat! Getting the future ready for another generation of Macross fans!

Thanks!  I can't wait to start her off on stuffed animals.... then introduce her to some cheap Toynami 1/100 scale VF-1 toys... before upgrading her to the Hi-Metal R versions. 

And I will show her the original series, Plus, 7, and Frontier all the time!!!

And I will teach her how to code and solve differential equations.

It will be great!

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1 minute ago, borgified said:

I know that @no3Ljm is going to love Shizuka's latest post. ;)

Everyone is waiting for the next DX pre-orders to drop @Shizuka the Cat and the madness to happen again! 

is it the DX VF-1D that is suppose to be next?

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That's to be out on July @BroTaku79 and it's a TWE pre-order. I'm mentioning a regular DX pre-order madness (what ever Bandai gives us) and gets all of us in a crazed frenzy state. :crazy:  

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13 minutes ago, borgified said:

That's to be out on July @BroTaku79 and it's a TWE pre-order. I'm mentioning a regular DX pre-order madness (what ever Bandai gives us) and gets all of us in a crazed frenzy state. :crazy:  

lol I see..didn't know it was TWE preorder for VF-1D... for regular release...hoping for max & millia lol 

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Got another Transformers Generations X-Spanse with Target's discount offers.  I'll be using it in Blackbird mode in the background of my X-Men poses.

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7 hours ago, Shizuka the Cat said:

Hello fellow Macross fans and lovers,

I just thought I would peek in to say hi and see if any new toys have been announced, recently released, or coming out soon.

Also, I just wanted to announce the highly anticipated future release of "Valkyria the Kitten", coming late 2021.... all going well.

Anyways, please stay safe and healthy everyone!

Love,

Shizuka the Cat, PhD

Congrats and an advanced welcome to the Macross parentals club!

Someone once told me the days are looooong, but the years go by fast.

It’s a pretty accurate statement.  Enjoy all the upcoming moments, and try to get some extra sleep now.

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On 3/15/2021 at 2:50 AM, BroTaku79 said:

lol I see..didn't know it was TWE preorder for VF-1D... for regular release...hoping for max & millia lol 

The Max DX was already released in 2019.

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6 hours ago, Podtastic said:

The Max DX was already released in 2019.

No, I think he meant the DYRL Max. :p

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On 3/14/2021 at 4:54 PM, Shizuka the Cat said:

Hello fellow Macross fans and lovers,

I just thought I would peek in to say hi and see if any new toys have been announced, recently released, or coming out soon.

Also, I just wanted to announce the highly anticipated future release of "Valkyria the Kitten", coming late 2021.... all going well.

Anyways, please stay safe and healthy everyone!

Love,

Shizuka the Cat, PhD

Whoa- congrats!

And you'll soon have less sleep than a P.O. night, only every night.

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Found these at the local wally world.    Toy pickings are pretty slim as most of the TF stuff is cleared out,   been following the G1 reissues when I can find them and have had pretty good luck.        From what I can tell there are 2 waves of these out,  and I am missing 2 of them but not bad for a random trip.

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12 minutes ago, Shizuka the Cat said:

Oh geez... thanks... LOL

The secret we found was that they start with tiny bellies, so they eat and then wake up hungry a few hours later. If you feed them so their stomach expands, they tend to sleep longer.

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2 hours ago, dragonstar1982 said:

Finally got a good deal on Hot toys ed-209

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Congrats! Damn nice. Envy you.

I bet even your deal is out of my self allowed price range ;). So I stick with the smaller DIY version from GSC.

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A few nice Hasbro Black Series figures came in today.  Bo-Katan, Dagobah R2, Luke and Yoda (training). I have a soft spot for the Mandos.  Bo-Katan is a really recent release and the figure articulates and looks really great (in person - sorry about the photo)

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At least the 6 inch Bo is around $20 USD than compared to the $280 (?) 1/6th version which takes up a chunk of space in the display case (unless your into 1/6th stuff) @Erebos

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Since my other old Matchbox destroids are in my parent's storage somewhere and I saw a good deal, I made sure my Tomahawk wasn't lonely by getting him the rest of the crew (the price was good so I couldn't pass it up).

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1 hour ago, tekering said:

I just can't get over how Americans will just leave packages sitting outside. :blink:

Well, since COVID we don't get much choice. Only USPS still asks for a signature, everyone else just leaves crap on my step regardless.

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7 hours ago, borgified said:

At least the 6 inch Bo is around $20 USD than compared to the $280 (?) 1/6th version which takes up a chunk of space in the display case (unless your into 1/6th stuff) @Erebos

Yeah, that's a good point. The cost and space of the 1/12th figures works out well.

and talking about cost... this guy came in today.  This and the 1J are the ones i've always wanted.  But I paid the iron price for this one. :( I doubt i'll dip into the DX VFs for a while.

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3 hours ago, tekering said:

I just can't get over how Americans will just leave packages sitting outside. :blink:

Wasn't there a time not too long ago where people in Japan had lots of things they purchased delivered and left at their front door? It's probably been longer than I think but I swear some firends of mine who lived in Japan said they would buy things at stores and by the time they got home later tat day, the stuff they bought was waiting at their door.

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2 hours ago, Erebos said:

Yeah, that's a good point. The cost and space of the 1/12th figures works out well.

and talking about cost... this guy came in today.  This and the 1J are the ones i've always wanted.  But I paid the iron price for this one. :( I doubt i'll dip into the DX VFs for a while.

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Well I suppose if you're going to splurge on a toy, you could do much worse. Excellent choice. :good:

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28 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

Wasn't there a time not too long ago where people in Japan had lots of things they purchased delivered and left at their front door?

I've lived half my life in Japan, and I've never heard of a package being left unattended.  Whether or not a signature is needed, the delivery person is required to hand the package to a resident (and yes, they wear masks and gloves nowadays), and only after they've confirmed with said resident that the name and address are correct.  Anything else would be considered irresponsible, a dereliction of duty and cause for dismissal.

If nobody's home, a second or third attempt will be made that day, followed by a fourth the following day; after that, you've probably got to call and specify a time for re-delivery.  Most "attempted delivery" notification cards include the driver's cell phone number, so you can call them and arrange a time that works for both of you.

As I understand it, these policies are not the result of crime, but simply to eliminate the possibility of crime.

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9 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Well, since COVID we don't get much choice. Only USPS still asks for a signature, everyone else just leaves crap on my step regardless.

At work a colleague who had been up there told us a story about similar behaviour by a delivery company. She complained about this to a neighbour there.

The response apparently was "But its got your name on it."

Which floored us because that wont stop theft.

But that was a while back - what I hear is things are deteriorating horrifically up there crimewise. 

Our couriers still ask for signatures, and their main worry isnt even Co-Vid - its armed in transit robbery now.

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7 hours ago, tekering said:

I've lived half my life in Japan, and I've never heard of a package being left unattended.  Whether or not a signature is needed, the delivery person is required to hand the package to a resident (and yes, they wear masks and gloves nowadays), and only after they've confirmed with said resident that the name and address are correct.  Anything else would be considered irresponsible, a dereliction of duty and cause for dismissal.

If nobody's home, a second or third attempt will be made that day, followed by a fourth the following day; after that, you've probably got to call and specify a time for re-delivery.  Most "attempted delivery" notification cards include the driver's cell phone number, so you can call them and arrange a time that works for both of you.

As I understand it, these policies are not the result of crime, but simply to eliminate the possibility of crime.

I tend to have most packages just left at the door- our porch is a bit away from the street and we have Ring doorbell as well as security cameras (though we call them critter cams because we more often see animals running around the yard instead of people).

I do know with most of our services if they attempt they won't usually try again until the next day and after maybe three total attempts you have to come pick it up yourself. But with stuff like Amazon they are just leaving it at your doorstep.

 

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I'm lucky enough that I live in a area where the crime rate is pretty low and my house is not close to other houses.  There's a main road but it's set back enough from it that it doesn't stand out.  The police station is only a half mile down the road as well.  So basically everything I get delivered gets left on my front porch

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11 hours ago, tekering said:

I've lived half my life in Japan, and I've never heard of a package being left unattended.  Whether or not a signature is needed, the delivery person is required to hand the package to a resident (and yes, they wear masks and gloves nowadays), and only after they've confirmed with said resident that the name and address are correct.  Anything else would be considered irresponsible, a dereliction of duty and cause for dismissal.

If nobody's home, a second or third attempt will be made that day, followed by a fourth the following day; after that, you've probably got to call and specify a time for re-delivery.  Most "attempted delivery" notification cards include the driver's cell phone number, so you can call them and arrange a time that works for both of you.

As I understand it, these policies are not the result of crime, but simply to eliminate the possibility of crime.

Maybe it was a different part of Japan? Anyways, I now realize the time I heard about this was about half our lives ago and my memory and things may have changed since then. 

I have a gate so my packages are relatively safe. Especially now that we are home most the time, we can see whenever something is dropped off and grab it pretty quick. 

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20 hours ago, tekering said:

I've lived half my life in Japan, and I've never heard of a package being left unattended.  Whether or not a signature is needed, the delivery person is required to hand the package to a resident (and yes, they wear masks and gloves nowadays), and only after they've confirmed with said resident that the name and address are correct.  Anything else would be considered irresponsible, a dereliction of duty and cause for dismissal.

If nobody's home, a second or third attempt will be made that day, followed by a fourth the following day; after that, you've probably got to call and specify a time for re-delivery.  Most "attempted delivery" notification cards include the driver's cell phone number, so you can call them and arrange a time that works for both of you.

As I understand it, these policies are not the result of crime, but simply to eliminate the possibility of crime.

I got a Ring a little bit after the start of pandemic, mainly because my doorbell was busted but also because I don't live in a great area and I wanted insurance in case anything got stolen. I found out that most delivery services weren't even trying to ring the doorbell - DHL just hurls my expensive Valks at my door, takes a photo, then takes off. Forget waiting for a signature, it'd be great if they'd just ring the doorbell to let me know I had a delivery so it wasn't sitting on my porch. We were lucky enough to score a PS5 a couple weeks ago and they just left it there, in the clearly marked PS5 box, without ringing the bell. It's insane.

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