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4 hours ago, aurance said:

Man I must be the king of parts disappearing from my expensive toys without noticing. 😑

Anybody have this happen to their -31 legs? Grey piece from the back of the leg missing? Any suggestions? ☹️☹️☹️

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Is that part of the slider mechanism? Is it possibly in the leg in the drone storage bay?  Seems weird that it would just vanish….maybe it is part of the fold drive and vanished like on the SDF-1!!

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Hi, sorry for the newbie question, I am returning to the world of macross after a large hiatus of many years. I am more of a buyer and I am interested in the dx vf-31 line. I know I am late in the game, so what would be a reasonable price for a regular vf-31 (for example, a vf-31j or vf-31f) in the secondary market (used and new)? Would US$250 shipped for a used one be a good price or too expensive? Thanks for helping.

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6 minutes ago, Cherude said:

Hi, sorry for the newbie question, I am returning to the world of macross after a large hiatus of many years. I am more of a buyer and I am interested in the dx vf-31 line. I know I am late in the game, so what would be a reasonable price for a regular vf-31 (for example, a vf-31j or vf-31f) in the secondary market (used and new)? Would US$250 shipped for a used one be a good price or too expensive? Thanks for helping.

Welcome back!

Yes, US$250 shipped is reasonable enough nowadays for Hayate's VF-31J. Mandarake has copies ranging from Y16000-Y23000. Y16K is an open one where Y23K is unopened. However it's best that you grab the reissue one with the Fold Projection Unit instead of the first release.

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22 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

Welcome back!

Yes, US$250 shipped is reasonable enough nowadays for Hayate's VF-31J. Mandarake has copies ranging from Y16000-Y23000. Y16K is an open one where Y23K is unopened. However it's best that you grab the reissue one with the Fold Projection Unit instead of the first release.

Thank you for your reply. 👍

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The ratchet joint connecting the right leg to the torso of my dx vf 31f is quite weak. Do you guys know how to disassemble and tighten that ratchet joint? I don't think it can be solved just applying floor polish (it is a metal ratchet joint).

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1 hour ago, Cherude said:

The ratchet joint connecting the right leg to the torso of my dx vf 31f is quite weak. Do you guys know how to disassemble and tighten that ratchet joint? I don't think it can be solved just applying floor polish (it is a metal ratchet joint).

Not sure if it can be done. Bandai really made sure to glue all parts even the areas that has screws. I know there's a metal circle thing behind the intake in Battroid mode. And there's an exposed screw behind the crotch area. Not sure if accessible thru that part. It wouldn't hurt to try to unscrew it and try to pry it open. And if it won't budge, try not to force it. There's a possibility that the part is glued.

My suggestion is if you can't find any accessible points and exposed screws, try not to open it. :( 

 

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37 minutes ago, Cherude said:

Yeah, not going to force it. Any other non-invasive suggestion to tighten ratchet joints other than floor polish?

32 minutes ago, borgified said:

Use Kiki Joint Tightener in the joints. Put a small drop and work it around the joints, let dry overnight and see the results afterwards.   

https://www.amazon.com/kiki-Loose-Joints-Action-Figure/dp/B002LIBULM

 

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