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On 8/13/2021 at 12:59 PM, ValkAddict said:

Thanks. I'm still on the hunt for it ...

I'll keep an eye out and let you know if one pops up.

 

On 8/15/2021 at 1:55 AM, Lolicon said:

Wow that is an amazing haul! Especially that low-vis 1S. :shok:

Thanks, it's been a busy couple of weeks.  Slowly getting all the old Valks I've been wanting.  Eventually, I'll be able to just focus on new releases.

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incoming goodies of the past weeks:

Michael's VF-25G to complete my Robot Spirits Side VF collection (Though there's not much to collect 😉):

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My first Hasegawa kit for more than two decades: Crusher Joe's Galleon in 1/35 scale even with the main cast figures. Now I can give up being sorry for selling my smaller 1/48 vintage kit some years ago.

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And finally: Wasp Girl 1/12 from Snail Shell - Initially it was an impulse buy but now I'm extremely happy 'cause this figure is of an awesome quality (you can even move her eyes in an direction you like):

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And still waiting for Metalbuild Dynames Repair III which is stuck a customs - That really sucks! 😣

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8 hours ago, CrossAir said:

incoming goodies of the past weeks:

Michael's VF-25G to complete my Robot Spirits Side VF collection (Though there's not much to collect 😉😞

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My first Hasegawa kit for more than two decades: Crusher Joe's Galleon in 1/35 scale even with the main cast figures. Now I can give up being sorry for selling my smaller 1/48 vintage kit some years ago.

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And finally: Wasp Girl 1/12 from Snail Shell - Initially it was an impulse buy but now I'm extremely happy 'cause this figure is of an awesome quality (you can even move her eyes in an direction you like):

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And still waiting for Metalbuild Dynames Repair III which is stuck a customs - That really sucks! 😣

I have been tempted to buy that Wasp Girl but the last thing my shelves need is another random figure.

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3 hours ago, General Rasp said:

I have been tempted to buy that Wasp Girl but the last thing my shelves need is another random figure.

That’s always my thought, too. So I started to sell or store away older figures which importance to me declined. Also to avoid overcrowded shelves. But that is often a hard decision  to make 😉

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3 hours ago, sh9000 said:

Jurassic World Amber Collection Dennis Nedry.

Ouch.  I guess they couldn't get the rights to use Wayne Knight's likeness. :unsure:

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7 hours ago, tekering said:

Ouch.  I guess they couldn't get the rights to use Wayne Knight's likeness. :unsure:

Wayne Knight’s likeness is good when seeing it in person.  The glasses are not good.

 

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Marvel Legends Infinity Saga Happy Hogan and Iron Man MK XXI.

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Matchbox.

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Man these Gijoe figures are looking great! I wanna get one or two, but you know how the rabbit hole gets deep really quickly.

BTW, this might be small enough to be considered a toy. 

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6 hours ago, vlenhoff said:

Man these Gijoe figures are looking great! I wanna get one or two, but you know how the rabbit hole gets deep really quickly.

BTW, this might be small enough to be considered a toy. 

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For sure! Have fun driving that in the canyons. That’s what I’d be doing every chance I had. 

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8 hours ago, vlenhoff said:

Man these Gijoe figures are looking great! I wanna get one or two, but you know how the rabbit hole gets deep really quickly.

BTW, this might be small enough to be considered a toy. 

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Wow, you managed to get one of the rare 1:1 scale toys!?  Congrats.  Mazda makes amazing toys. :good:  OOOOH, and a stick shift too!  And a hard top.  noice.  

Uh, you might have a leak tho, behind the front wheel?  It's probably from the right arm transformation hydraulics.

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2 hours ago, Slave IV said:

For sure! Have fun driving that in the canyons. That’s what I’d be doing every chance I had. 

It took me over 7 years to find this exact one, with the right trim, and packages. I got it a few months ago, and it is a blast to drive. This is the "fat one", and the most disliked MX-5 in the Miata community. I changed the overlysoft and blown Blistein suspencion with MeisterR coilovers, got light rotary forged wheels & lugnuts, and beefed up the cooling tank with a racing one. I changed all it's fluids using youtube, and I just gave her an oil change and tire rotation yesterday. Not sure this qualifies as a toy, but honestly it is smallest thing on the road when I am driving >.<

1 hour ago, Pontus said:

Wow, you managed to get one of the rare 1:1 scale toys!?  Congrats.  Mazda makes amazing toys. :good:  OOOOH, and a stick shift too!  And a hard top.  noice.  

Uh, you might have a leak tho, behind the front wheel?  It's probably from the right arm transformation hydraulics.

Ha ha, the funny thing is... If you replace the windshield and you don't change the seals which hold the front windshield cowl, you WILL get a leak over your carpets. I have only bought Manual transmission cars my entire life. Hard top was a necessary thing for me, and I love the profile of it. The MX-5 It is a fun toy, including its tiny rev happy engine. It is amazing how much speed can carry through the corners tho. always wanted one of these, and finally I got it for the right price. 

What I am getting trouble finding is a 1:18 scale Autoart with retractable hard top, for a fair price. These days it is easier to find a 1:1 scale, than it is to find a 1:18 scale. 😩

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Going back to toys. I was able to score this fella

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35 minutes ago, vlenhoff said:

It took me over 7 years to find this exact one, with the right trim, and packages. I got it a few months ago, and it is a blast to drive. This is the "fat one", and the most disliked MX-5 in the Miata community. I changed the overlysoft and blown Blistein suspencion with MeisterR coilovers, got light rotary forged wheels & lugnuts, and beefed up the cooling tank with a racing one. I changed all it's fluids using youtube, and I just gave her an oil change and tire rotation yesterday. Not sure this qualifies as a toy, but honestly it is smallest thing on the road when I am driving >.<

Ha ha, the funny thing is... If you replace the windshield and you don't change the seals which hold the front windshield cowl, you WILL get a leak over your carpets. I have only bought Manual transmission cars my entire life. Hard top was a necessary thing for me, and I love the profile of it. The MX-5 It is a fun toy, including its tiny rev happy engine. It is amazing how much speed can carry through the corners tho. always wanted one of these, and finally I got it for the right price. 

What I am getting trouble finding is a 1:18 scale Autoart with retractable hard top, for a fair price. These days it is easier to find a 1:1 scale, than it is to find a 1:18 scale. 😩

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Going back to toys. I was able to score this fella

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I don't really follow Miata's but I like "fat" cars, especially if it means wider stance or beefier tires. Part of why I did the OEM Widebody conversion on my S4. Sounds like you have the right idea making the changes where it counts when it comes to a driver's car. All I know is Miata's have always been fun cars and I was surprised when I heard the newest shares the Z4 platform.

Nice pair of Valks there too!

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14 hours ago, vlenhoff said:

Man these Gijoe figures are looking great! I wanna get one or two, but you know how the rabbit hole gets deep really quickly.

BTW, this might be small enough to be considered a toy. 

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Congrats!  I've had a 2000 since 05 and it has never failed to put a smile on my face with how obscenely fun these glorified go-carts are to throw around roads of all kinds... especially twisty ones. 

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@Slave IV -  I question you on the quote that the Miata shares the same platform as the Z4.. 🤔 The present Fiat (and the suped up Abrath model) shares the same Mazda Eunos/Miata chassis, however the present Toyota Supra shares the BMW Z4 chassis (that's why you see BMW's guts and trim reused on the Supra but with the Toyota logo emblazed on it). 

As much as I do like the Eunos/Miata, my heart always preferred the Suzuki Cappuccino/Daihatsu Copen/Nissan Figaro.

 

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27 minutes ago, borgified said:

@Slave IV -  I question you on the quote that the Miata shares the same platform as the Z4.. 🤔 The present Fiat (and the suped up Abrath model) shares the same Mazda Eunos/Miata chassis, however the present Toyota Supra shares the BMW Z4 chassis (that's why you see BMW's guts and trim reused on the Supra but with the Toyota logo emblazed on it). 

As much as I do like the Eunos/Miata, my heart always preferred the Suzuki Cappuccino/Daihatsu Copen/Nissan Figaro.

 

You are absolutely right, my bad! The Supra/Z4 was even more surprising to me. I haven't been keeping up with car stuff lately as I prefer the older days of "analog" motorsport. Let me feel the road and what the car is doing and control it myself. Only tech I really care about is quattro and I'll also take the mechanical versions over the digital.

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12 hours ago, Slave IV said:

I don't really follow Miata's but I like "fat" cars, especially if it means wider stance or beefier tires. Part of why I did the OEM Widebody conversion on my S4. Sounds like you have the right idea making the changes where it counts when it comes to a driver's car. All I know is Miata's have always been fun cars and I was surprised when I heard the newest shares the Z4 platform.

Nice pair of Valks there too!

I do like fat cars too, lol. Yeah, It is the Ford years. They were working with Mazda, and they instructed them to use the RX-8 platform to produce the MK3 NC Miata. As a result the NC Miata is a little bigger than the other two previous Miatas, as it runs in the shortened, lightened RX-8 platform. My car actually has interchangeable parts with the Rx-8. My Miata's wiper stalk is actually a used one from an Rx-8, since i like their intermittent wiper levels better. The new Supra shares the Z4 platform, not the ND mk4 MIata's. 

8 hours ago, mechaninac said:

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Congrats!  I've had a 2000 since 05 and it has never failed to put a smile on my face with how obscenely fun these glorified go-carts are to throw around roads of all kinds... especially twisty ones. 

Amen, it is always the answer. A friend of mine also drives an MK2 NB Miata, and he adores it. He has an RX-7, a modified Mazdaspeed 3, and he mostly drives the Miata. If anything the Miata always had a bad image, as a powerless girl car, but in reality it is the most raced car in the world. Cheap to buy use, cheap to fix, and fun to drive. If you google "the most raced car in the world", the answer will be...

5 hours ago, borgified said:

@Slave IV -  I question you on the quote that the Miata shares the same platform as the Z4.. 🤔 The present Fiat (and the suped up Abrath model) shares the same Mazda Eunos/Miata chassis, however the present Toyota Supra shares the BMW Z4 chassis (that's why you see BMW's guts and trim reused on the Supra but with the Toyota logo emblazed on it). 

As much as I do like the Eunos/Miata, my heart always preferred the Suzuki Cappuccino/Daihatsu Copen/Nissan Figaro.

 

This is correct, the Fiat 124 spyder shares the totally new Mk4 ND Miata platform.

I loved my modified WRX[s] but i adore this tiny thing. It took me a long time to find the perfect one for me, but ii am so glad I waited this long.

Edit in: Going back to the Valks. I have always loved that initial moment when Roy was trying to familiarize HIkaru with the VF-1 in the middle of an invasion. Then he goes and takes a boogie out, and gets separated. I wanted a Valkyrie so bad back then, and it was just impossible to get. It is amazing to live in a time when we can have 1/100, 1/60, and 1/48 finished versions of our beloved Mecha heroes. I really wish Bandai would've given us a tiny sitting Minmei for the back seat. I mean, they gave us a tiny Misa for the HMR VT-1, which was nice. I don't get it, Bandai, I don't get it!

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I finally completed a valkyrie I always wanted , VF-1D with super parts. Finding a set of them for a decent price was a challenge.

Also got a VF-2SS, I regret selling my first one so needed another.

And also finally got myself a dream car, always wanted a turbo sport car and since I was diagnosed with terminal cancer I thought it was the time to get and enjoy with whatever time I have left.

 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Saviant said:

I finally completed a valkyrie I always wanted , VF-1D with super parts. Finding a set of them for a decent price was a challenge.

Also got a VF-2SS, I regret selling my first one so needed another.

And also finally got myself a dream car, always wanted a turbo sport car and since I was diagnosed with terminal cancer I thought it was the time to get and enjoy with whatever time I have left.

 

 

 

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Congrats on the pickups! So sorry to hear about your illness. That’s tough…F cancer!

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2 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

Congrats on the pickups! So sorry to hear about your illness. That’s tough…F cancer!

Thanks I was only given 4 months to live when I was diagnosed, if I didn’t end up in hospital I wouldn’t of survived 2 months. That was how close I was, but I am here living in what form I can. Some days it is bad pain and all that others is good so I take it as it comes

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1 minute ago, Saviant said:

Thanks I was only given 4 months to live when I was diagnosed, if I didn’t end up in hospital I wouldn’t of survived 2 months. That was how close I was, but I am here living in what form I can. Some days it is bad pain and all that others is good so I take it as it comes

My heart and blessings go out to you. I took care of my mom while she fought cancer and was there to the end.

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4 hours ago, Saviant said:

I finally completed a valkyrie I always wanted , VF-1D with super parts. Finding a set of them for a decent price was a challenge.

Also got a VF-2SS, I regret selling my first one so needed another.

And also finally got myself a dream car, always wanted a turbo sport car and since I was diagnosed with terminal cancer I thought it was the time to get and enjoy with whatever time I have left.

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Holy crap dude. :blink: Yeah, live it up man! Grats on the new valks and dream car!

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4 hours ago, Saviant said:

Thanks I was only given 4 months to live when I was diagnosed, if I didn’t end up in hospital I wouldn’t of survived 2 months. That was how close I was, but I am here living in what form I can. Some days it is bad pain and all that others is good so I take it as it comes

Sorry to hear this... but also pleased to hear couple of dreams fulfilled. Love the choice of one of best FWD handler as your ride.

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2 hours ago, MKT said:

Sorry to hear this... but also pleased to hear couple of dreams fulfilled. Love the choice of one of best FWD handler as your ride.

Thanks so much I have to enjoy it while I can.

the I30n is the latest model with dct and it is an incredible vehicle, I gave it a launch today and it spins the wheels in 1st and second gear, the lsd in it is impressive.

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( Shizuka the Pregnant Cat, Ph.D. peeks in. )

Wait, there's a Bandai 1/48 VF-1D out now?!?!

Any other upcoming releases + pre-orders coming up soon?  I am sooo out of the loop nowadays.

I miss collecting valkyries, but since I have my own little pilot arriving in a couple of months, I am trying to be good/responsible.

Hope everyone is doing well!

Meow!

P.S.

I miss seeing @jenius post videos to his ScorchedEarthToys YouTube channel on a weekly basis.

P.P.S.

I have been marathoning Star Trek, thanks to encouragement from one of my friends/former classmates.  I miss seeing men wearing one-piece dresses without pants in The Next Generation!  Bring them back!!!!

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On 8/22/2021 at 3:45 AM, Saviant said:

I finally completed a valkyrie I always wanted , VF-1D with super parts. Finding a set of them for a decent price was a challenge.

Also got a VF-2SS, I regret selling my first one so needed another.

And also finally got myself a dream car, always wanted a turbo sport car and since I was diagnosed with terminal cancer I thought it was the time to get and enjoy with whatever time I have left.

 

 

 

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Wow mate, that's tough. Really sorry to hear that. Enjoy the new collection and the car. 

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On 8/21/2021 at 7:45 PM, Saviant said:

I finally completed a valkyrie I always wanted , VF-1D with super parts. Finding a set of them for a decent price was a challenge.

Also got a VF-2SS, I regret selling my first one so needed another.

And also finally got myself a dream car, always wanted a turbo sport car and since I was diagnosed with terminal cancer I thought it was the time to get and enjoy with whatever time I have left.

My heart goes out to you sir. :hi: Congrats on your purchases on the other hand. Live life to the fullest. Stay safe and enjoy! :good: 

 

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7 hours ago, ValkAddict said:

Got this from Mandarake and it's great!!

 

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I liked collecting this too. Surprisingly, this Mylene & associated Minmay figure are still at very wallet friendly prices. The paint may be a bit flat, but the combined stage and book packaging gives them a nice charm..

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