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Considering that -in addition to what I'm sure would be horrendous shipping- one would have to repaint the misspelled name on the cockpit... dat be too much moolah.:(

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It is basically an ultimate detail kit that is being assembled and painted just for you!  As someone without the time or skill do do a good job, I can appreciate that type of service.

Maybe those who would be able to detail their own cockpit can petition KL to release a kit version without the audio/video gimmicks....and with or without the LEDs at some point in the future...although doing that would probably kill the future collectibility/market value for this thing...but then again, that didn't seem to happen for the toy version of the SDF-1 when they released the kit version.....or affect the value much of the 1/2000 SDF-1....maybe due to being 2 separate groups of customers: Toy collectors vs Kit Collectors...

KL's 1/6 VF-1 cockpit diorama is just another entry in a growing line of ultra high end Macross collectibles....

 

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 These previous releases sort of make the $1400 VF-1 cockpit seem reasonably priced! ;)

 

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Impressive looking to be sure, but it's the kind of thing that only an extreme diehard collector/fan with way, way, way more money than sense would even contemplate, let alone purchase, at that price; heck, even half that would still be highly exorbitant... but dayum if doesn't look like a showpiece to put just about all 1/6 showpieces to shame.

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Hmm, Cockpit display, 2 figures, and 1 transformer(?) for $1380. Plus someone to hand deliver it from the plane to you (Is what I'm expecting if I paid that shipping fee). Where is that pre-order button again?

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PO still open.

I think they miscalculated the demand.  Didn't Arcadia sell like 5 of those ridiculously priced gunpods?

I just hope KL's MSRP was based on the sale of maybe 10-20....otherwise I can see this thing being cancelled.

As of right now, I have no choice but to wait for it to show up on a Robotech.com clearance sale....:wacko:

This would have been better as a kickstarter project instead.

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They said they already had (nearly) 100 reserved during Chinese toy event.

Maybe this will sell out eventually and become a holy grail in 2-3 years... LOL

 

BTW ' Due to the royalty condition, certain area will not be available for purchase '

What are those lucky areas? Japan?

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I'd agree that the price is high, but not completely incomprehensible... How much would you image this piece should be? 

Two (well, one figure, and one seated ) 1/6 scale figures, and one three foot long highly detailed 1/6 vehicle... personally, I can do without the speaker option.  An average figure these days goes for about $225 bucks, and a vehicle like the 89 Batmobile was something like $600+ at release (however long ago that was?).  lt's a limited run, as well... Yeah, its high for sure, but not "loose you sh$t" high...  I'm on the fence on this one.  The part that gets me is the shipping, which is about $300 bills over what it should be..

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1 hour ago, Ahab said:

I'd agree that the price is high, but not completely incomprehensible... How much would you image this piece should be? 

Two (well, one figure, and one seated ) 1/6 scale figures, and one three foot long highly detailed 1/6 vehicle... personally, I can do without the speaker option.  An average figure these days goes for about $225 bucks, and a vehicle like the 89 Batmobile was something like $600+ at release (however long ago that was?).  lt's a limited run, as well... Yeah, its high for sure, but not "loose you sh$t" high...  I'm on the fence on this one.  The part that gets me is the shipping, which is about $300 bills over what it should be..

Granted, it's not INSANELY high for an MSRP

From what I understand, you get a lot of extra stuff included in a $230 Hot-Toys 1/6th figure...Doesn't sound comparable to the included figure/statue. 

 

We could have a discussion for up to $1000 USD... speakers are neither here-nor-there for me, so take them out and save everyone some moolah; 'some assembly required' would likely knock the price-point down some more, and I'd be fine with that in exchange for taking the wallet sting down a bit more.

I'm a modeler, not a toy collector; this is my personal opinion, completely uninformed by the toy market or it's trends, so I may well be WAY off-base here

 

Another [personal] gripe: All that raised riveting sticks out like this thing was bolted together in a Soviet Tank [Ex-Tractor] factory circa 1942... for that amount of money that incorrect/absurd detail is unacceptable... no "gritty realism" argument to be had here, this is an unobtanium-technology level, Mach 3+, endo/exo-atmospheric Fighterplane sheathed in "SWAG energy conversion armour"... that transforms into a humanoid combat robot to fight giant humanoid aliens... RIVETS?!?

Again, modeler, and I'm not usually a 'Rivet Counter' but this is an egregious case in my opinion... :lol::p

 

Then there's that shipping estimate... that smacks of certain auction site tactics... in addition to *shudder* HG's cut of this project...

 

And to top it off, there's the currency conversion. for a Canuck like me, that $1820 US[estimated] bill turns into $2320 Canadian...

 

A disappointing pass for myself. all the above said: I'd love to own one... but not this one for that price.

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