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I don't get why you say the clamp doesn't need to secure the Valk and why the bottom stand is needed when your example shows the Valk secured from the top clamp and nothing on the bottom...what am I missing?

The clamp releasing the Valkyrie and finally taking off

The way the clamp is designed is to look like the scene from the film. The lower arm is to support the valk. The clamp alone wouldn't be able to hold the valk without squeezing the strike packs on top and the back piece probably would separate out of position and make a very sad display.

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I was trying to post it using the timestamp option from YouTube but it won't load properly here at the boards. That's why I put 'At 2:12'. So if you watched the video around 2:12, you will see why the clamp need to be loose if you want to re-enact the launch scene. That's why you need the stand at the bottom. Though it would be nice if they made it a clear post/stand. But I'm sure you have the arm from the Stage Act, just replace it. Assuming that Bandai will release that Clamp Release Display Stand in the future and not wonder why the clamp arm is loose. ^_^

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Quick question... what stands are a perfect fit for HMRs?

I probably have some action bases (dunno which type) for gunpla lying around somehere - dunno if the adapters or whatnot would fit to mount it.

Yeah. Usually Stage Act 5 is the best option to go. Adapter-wise, it always comes with the Valkyrie. Just plug the adapters from the Valk to the Stage Act 5 and you're good to go. ;)

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For those in the US that aren't ordering multiple items (and thus saving on shipping from the usual vendors), Amazon has some pretty competitive prices on the VF-1A CF and the TV Hikaru VF-1J:

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Dimension-Fortress-Valkyrie-production/dp/B01EURH3AI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-1&keywords=hi+metal+r

https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Macross-HI-METAL-Valkyrie-Ichijyou/dp/B01GCACKIG/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-10&keywords=hi+metal+r

They also have the cheapest Glaugs I've seen (I got mine a week ago, and love it, definitely give it a look if you're at all interested in enemy mecha):

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Macross-Guraji-die-cast-painted-action/dp/B01A6FBIYU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-4&keywords=hi+metal+r

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For those in the US that aren't ordering multiple items (and thus saving on shipping from the usual vendors), Amazon has some pretty competitive prices on the VF-1A CF and the TV Hikaru VF-1J:

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Dimension-Fortress-Valkyrie-production/dp/B01EURH3AI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-1&keywords=hi+metal+r

https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Macross-HI-METAL-Valkyrie-Ichijyou/dp/B01GCACKIG/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-10&keywords=hi+metal+r

They also have the cheapest Glaugs I've seen (I got mine a week ago, and love it, definitely give it a look if you're at all interested in enemy mecha):

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Macross-Guraji-die-cast-painted-action/dp/B01A6FBIYU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-4&keywords=hi+metal+r

Argh, that is a bit cheaper than I got the 1A for at Mykombini...Oh well, lesson learned and I'm hopefully not going to order from those guys again.

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For those in the US that aren't ordering multiple items (and thus saving on shipping from the usual vendors), Amazon has some pretty competitive prices on the VF-1A CF and the TV Hikaru VF-1J:

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Dimension-Fortress-Valkyrie-production/dp/B01EURH3AI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-1&keywords=hi+metal+r

https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Macross-HI-METAL-Valkyrie-Ichijyou/dp/B01GCACKIG/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-10&keywords=hi+metal+r

They also have the cheapest Glaugs I've seen (I got mine a week ago, and love it, definitely give it a look if you're at all interested in enemy mecha):

https://www.amazon.com/HI-METAL-Macross-Guraji-die-cast-painted-action/dp/B01A6FBIYU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1477075955&sr=8-4&keywords=hi+metal+r

Has anyone tried the Amazon.jp otaku thing? I keep seeing posts about it on Facebook but haven't really looked into it. Supposedly, you can shop certain Japanese sellers with reduced shipping and stuff.

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I have a feeling why the clamp on this display stand doesn't need to secure the Valk. And why there's a stand on the bottom. So that you can display it like this:

At 2:12.

If they ever released it, that's how I would have displayed it - in a just released/ ready to blast off state. Be pretty awesome if they also provided some exhaust effects to go with it too.

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Bandai hasn't made a Focker VF-1S TV version HMR yet, so there's still hope. I have the previously released Focker VF-1S Strike Valkyrie HMR, but I'd shell out for a TV version.

It'd be great if they release a TV version VF-1S with both Roy and Hikaru pilots, like how they include 2 pilots with the CF 1A. Ideally it would also include TV super parts. Then you could change out for whatever specific TV version you wanted. I'd definitely buy that.

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This last series of pics by sh9000 makes me so happy. We're finally getting a complete line of Macross toys after all these years. Not models, toys. Great time to be a fan and collector!

My collection so far:

- Focker VF-1S Strike Valkyrie

- DYRL GBP Armored VF-1J

- Hikaru TV version VF-1J

- VF-1A Cannon Fodder (2)

- Glaug

- Regult (2)

- Max & Millia VF-1J (preorder)

Looking forward to:

VF-1S Focker/Hikaru TV version

VF-1D Trainer with Hikaru/Minmay

VF-1A Max TV version

VF-1A Kakizaki TV version

VF-1J Cannon Fodder

Zentran/Meltran Power Armor

Destroid Tomahawk

Zentran/Meltran characters like Britai, Kamjin, Zentran/Meltran soldiers, etc. (Please, Bandai!)

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Was super excited to receive my VF-1A and VF-1J the other day, but when I took a closer look at my 1J, I noticed something disconcerting:

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No left head laser?! :shok:

Opened it immediately, and to my great relief I found the head laser loose inside the packaging. :D I figured it was something like that, so I wasn't too worried, but my heart definitely skipped a beat lol. I wonder how that even happened, as the head laser plugs in quite securely. :huh:

As long as we're talking about stands and effect parts, etc.. does anyone know of some similarly-scaled buildings and/or landscape options that'd work well with the Hi-Metal R line? I mean, I know it's possible to just scratchbuild a diorama, but some of us aren't that talented. :lol:

The Tamashii Building sets could work, though they're a bit undersized in relation to Hi-Metals. The come in both normal and damaged sets.

http://hlj.com/product/BANN05959

http://hlj.com/product/BANN05179

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The Tamashii Building sets could work, though they're a bit undersized in relation to Hi-Metals. The come in both normal and damaged sets.

http://hlj.com/product/BANN05959

http://hlj.com/product/BANN05179

I thought about those, but had a look at the at the MWCon and thought they would be too small. Most buildings in the TV series seemed to be around as tall as a battroid and have 3 to 4 floors, think Hikaru crashing in to Nyan Nyan Restaurant with the Vf-1d.

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