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On 6/6/2021 at 1:29 AM, Chronocidal said:

The thing that always baffled me a little about the DX though.  It looks very fragile.. but we never saw many reports of broken parts, or manufacturing defects.  That leads me to think one of two things must be true:
1. It really is actually very sturdy, despite its complex design
2. Not enough people bought it to give a good sample size of quality control.

I think Kawamori was on acid when he designed the SV-262.  That thing is the most complicated Valk I've ever tried to transform.  Ingenious design but insanely hard to transform.  

I can attest to Bandai making this thing pretty damn sturdy.  I rarely transform my valks so when I do, I do it extremely carefully.  After hour 2 of trying to transform this thing, I was banging on it like a rubics cube due to frustration.  Even managed to slip out of my hands and fall 4 feet onto my hardwood floor and still didn't break a thing.  Pretty solid build.

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5 hours ago, Skull005 said:

I think Kawamori was on acid when he designed the SV-262.  That thing is the most complicated Valk I've ever tried to transform.  Ingenious design but insanely hard to transform.  

I can attest to Bandai making this thing pretty damn sturdy.  I rarely transform my valks so when I do, I do it extremely carefully.  After hour 2 of trying to transform this thing, I was banging on it like a rubics cube due to frustration.  Even managed to slip out of my hands and fall 4 feet onto my hardwood floor and still didn't break a thing.  Pretty solid build.

I got a second SV-262 solely for the purposes of transforming it to battroid for display and I gotta be honest I didn’t find it to be that much more complicated than say the VF-171. It’s probably MORE difficult to transform it BACK to fighter. 

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On 6/21/2021 at 3:19 PM, Skull005 said:

I think Kawamori was on acid when he designed the SV-262.  That thing is the most complicated Valk I've ever tried to transform.  Ingenious design but insanely hard to transform.  

I can attest to Bandai making this thing pretty damn sturdy.  I rarely transform my valks so when I do, I do it extremely carefully.  After hour 2 of trying to transform this thing, I was banging on it like a rubics cube due to frustration.  Even managed to slip out of my hands and fall 4 feet onto my hardwood floor and still didn't break a thing.  Pretty solid build.

I would probably just leave it in fighter mode and never transform it :lol:

I like that mode the best anyway.

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3 hours ago, Special Sauce said:

I would probably just leave it in fighter mode and never transform it :lol:

I like that mode the best anyway.

See, I would too, but honestly, I think the 262 has one of the best battroid modes in the franchise.  The design really stands out against all of the others, partly for the head design, and partly for the overall proportions.  The beefy legs remind me a little of the VF-17, and it looks like a bruiser, especially with the sword and shield.

If we ever get a Mirage 262, I'll definitely buy at least two, plus a few of the other Windermere knights' fighters, especially if we get the Elvis versions. ^_^ 

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If the Delta Live brings back either the Hs/Ba versions then there is a glimmer of hope that it will get made (otherwise it will be like the 171 that was shown in the series and not get made). 

My copy of Keith's 262 Hs is displayed in fighter mode decked out with the upper and lower salvos (had the Lil'Drakens on it for a while, then took it off as the wings where slighly dropping even with the brackets on). 

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I know some folks like the pope hat, but I never think it compares to how intimidating the Hs anubis head is.

Really really want the Ba version released.  That custom looks like it has a hybrid Hs/Ba wing design, so I'm thinking he clipped off and filled in the stock wings to make that design.  I'm starting to wonder how difficult it would be to make a custom replacement set.

The other big question I have is whether anyone has found a paint that matches the gold on Keith's to touch up the inevitable flaking from transformation.  It's got more of a copper tone than most gold paints I've tried.

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3 minutes ago, Alex GS said:

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Not sure how those linings are going to interpret in toy form. The Draken already experienced some gold paint smudging for some members. But overall, I think I'm going to pass on this one. I'll just await for Elvis Draken.

 

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I'm already having a hard time to choose between the Elvis or Mirage's Ba. 

Now the issue of a White Elvis Hs is that it's going to be converted to yellow after so much exposure to sunlight and UV rays, unless you slather layers of SPF 50+ sunscreen lotion right @no3Ljm:lol:

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Oh boy.. our wallets!! haha..

That new valk looks shocking at first, but the more I stare at it, the more I like it, in the same vein when the SV-262 was first revealed years ago.. This new valk has classic, popular culture alien vibes all over it, not unlike when we first laid eyes on F-117s that look like some alien spacecraft. Battroid mode's slim torso and long legs just recalls some alien beings in a movie that I can't recall now..

As for that new crimson & gold SV-262Hs, it's all cool.. but, where's the long awaited Ba pope head??


 

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5 minutes ago, MKT said:

Oh boy.. our wallets!! haha..

That new valk looks shocking at first, but the more I stare at it, the more I like it, in the same vein when the SV-262 was first revealed years ago.. This new valk has classic, popular culture alien vibes all over it, not unlike when we first laid eyes on F-117s that look like some alien spacecraft. Battroid mode's slim torso and long legs just recalls some alien beings in a movie that I can't recall now..

As for that new crimson & gold SV-262Hs, it's all cool.. but, where's the long awaited Ha pope head??

 

Does the VF-19 battriod look like the EVA units to you @MKT?  

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26 minutes ago, borgified said:

I'm already having a hard time to choose between the Elvis or Mirage's Ba. 

Now the issue of a White Elvis Hs is that it's going to be converted to yellow after so much exposure to sunlight and UV rays, unless you slather layers of SPF 50+ sunscreen lotion right @no3Ljm:lol:

Hahaha! Now you're making me want to inspect my Alto's Nightmare and Messiah. :lol: 

 

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1 hour ago, borgified said:

Does the VF-19 battriod look like the EVA units to you @MKT?  

The new valk's named VF-19? 

Ok I found the image in my head for the new valk's battroid. Not so much EVA units, but the Mechas in Steven Spielberg's AI:

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But maybe Kawamori is just borrowing some aesthetic from his other anime Last Hope:

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Honestly, that alien thing looks much more like some future variant of the VF-14.. like almost exactly.

Not sure if that 262 is supposed to be red though, it just looks like it's lit by a sunset.  Might pick up a red one.. but where's the freakin' Ba already?  I don't even care if it has the pope head or not, since I like the anubis more, but I want the actual delta wings already. <_<

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20 minutes ago, Chronocidal said:

Honestly, that alien thing looks much more like some future variant of the VF-14.. like almost exactly.

Not sure if that 262 is supposed to be red though, it just looks like it's lit by a sunset.  Might pick up a red one.. but where's the freakin' Ba already?  I don't even care if it has the pope head or not, since I like the anubis more, but I want the actual delta wings already. <_<

Yup. the Draken will have red '赤' on it as per the text description. ;) 

 

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