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Bandai VF-19 Advance....!!!


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I can get my booster to stay in place, but it doesn't tab in pretty, there's some weirdness with the way my right booster sits. But hey, I wanted it for the fighter and the Plus style super parts and the PPB punch effect, the big wing booster are just a plus for me. I love mine, and now that I've fixed my issue, I'm once more super pleased with my toy.

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You know, I've never even attempted to attach the Super Parts to either of my opened VF-19's. I like how clean they both look (one in Battroid, the other in Fighter) without them.'

Initially I thought that I'd definitely use them on Fighter but after having this in-hand I've never been motivated to try them out.

-b.

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I can get my booster to stay in place, but it doesn't tab in pretty, there's some weirdness with the way my right booster sits. But hey, I wanted it for the fighter and the Plus style super parts and the PPB punch effect, the big wing booster are just a plus for me. I love mine, and now that I've fixed my issue, I'm once more super pleased with my toy.

Valkyrie Driver:

I wanted to thank you for posting your description of that fix and including images of the parts. I bought my VF-19 Advanced new, and you could probably navigate back in this very thread to see how bummed I was about it because the very same leg on mine was super stiff and hard to maneuver back and forth. I ended up setting it aside instead of tackling the problem like I probably should have done. :blink:

On my copy, I had to open the whole joint completely and get to the ball. Once the diecast(?) clamping parts were separated from the ball, I noticed that the plastic(?) half had some flashing which was causing excess friction inside the joint. I used a sanding file to smooth and polish that area. I also added some plastic-friendly lube and put the leg back together. Now both legs are working swell, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. :D

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Valkyrie Driver:

I wanted to thank you for posting your description of that fix and including images of the parts. I bought my VF-19 Advanced new, and you could probably navigate back in this very thread to see how bummed I was about it because the very same leg on mine was super stiff and hard to maneuver back and forth. I ended up setting it aside instead of tackling the problem like I probably should have done. :blink:

On my copy, I had to open the whole joint completely and get to the ball. Once the diecast(?) clamping parts were separated from the ball, I noticed that the plastic(?) half had some flashing which was causing excess friction inside the joint. I used a sanding file to smooth and polish that area. I also added some plastic-friendly lube and put the leg back together. Now both legs are working swell, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. :D

You're welcome, and I'm glad you found that useful. My joint loosened up considerably (however not annoyingly so) when I took the joint housing apart. It's a hobby, and lessons learned are best shared with the community. It enhances everyone's enjoyment.

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  • 3 months later...

It's available again from Nippon-Yasan for the low, low price of...

¥45,000!?

Go get! https://www.nippon-yasan.com/10446-macross-f-dx-chogokin-vf-19-advance.html

Got the same email - just checked the price and lol'ed.

As a friend of mine used to say, "maybe it's time to sale mine".

-b.

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Got the same email - just checked the price and lol'ed.

As a friend of mine used to say, "maybe it's time to sale mine".

-b.

Reminds me when the VF-4 was going for the same price and then Arcadia re-released it at $225. Just going to wait for the re-release :)

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Reminds me when the VF-4 was going for the same price and then Arcadia re-released it at $225. Just going to wait for the re-release :)

You know, I've been hoping for a re-release as well (I did sell one or two extra's I had last year) - but Bandai is so random with what they re-issue I have serious doubt about the Advance.

The only chance, I think, of seeing that mold again, is if they move forward with the YF-19 from Plus.

-b.

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I could definitely get behind this. :)

Have to second the "never transformed it" sentiment though, it's just so pretty in fighter mode.

I can however say though, the wings on this one can get potentially floppy, just like the Arcadia's. Had one of mine go loose at the mid-point hinge, and the wing would just sag backwards. I was able to do the same rivet squeeze trick as on the Arcadia, but it takes a little more work.

You need a flat post to press down on the underside of the rivet, and flatten it against the hinge, or you'll get no tension added. A small, flat-ended metal cylinder like a screw head might work, I actually used the shoulder pin from a Yammie v2 VF-1 I had laying around. It's just a little precarious using something too tall that could potentially slip out of the pliers.

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Some pics, perhaps? :)

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Great shots, Robban. ;) Though Arcadia's Isamu kinda looks big for the DX counterpart. :rolleyes:

Wow those pics are amazing. Makes me wanna pay the $500 asking price for it. but then the possibility of a reissue makes my mind go sane again.

Or wait until Bandai decides on releasing the 'teased'DX YF-19. ^_^

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You saw that, he he. :D Maybe too big, but the detail on the arcadia Isamu is really good. :)

I know. the details are awesome. But you know what? Pair that with xigfrid's Macross Plus Isamu BIke from Shapeways and you're good to go. Sweet ride, right? ;)

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Just how tight is the wing hinge supposed to be? Was going to transform mine for the first time and i keep thinking that I will break it... I just want my super parts on

Maybe jenius transformation video can help

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