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9 hours ago, weiser21 said:

Will Metal Build Strike Noir be sold by US retailers? Can't seem to find any Japanese retailers that have it in stock.

Since the Strike Noir has unique molding I assume it will be released later in a different color scheme as a general or TWE release. Maybe the show exclusive one is in Deactivated Mode?

To me it seems unlikely to put the money into new tooling and use it only for an event exclusive release.

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On 8/15/2022 at 2:00 AM, Scyla said:

Since the Strike Noir has unique molding I assume it will be released later in a different color scheme as a general or TWE release. Maybe the show exclusive one is in Deactivated Mode?

To me it seems unlikely to put the money into new tooling and use it only for an event exclusive release.

MAYBE BBTS, based on previous history of P-Bandai exclusive metal build drops.

Its a big maybe, and expect them to tag extra markup on top of whatever price non-JP PBandai sells for (if it drops at PBandai USA at all)

Edit; I quoted the wrong message, was suppose to reply to weiser21.  My bad.

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FYI for those that are unsure about the Tamashii Event exclusive figures. The event happens every year is to show case upcoming figures ( Prototype or Finalize figure ) and News for the following year ( next year drops ) These Figure that drops during the Event for purchase can only be purchase through a Tamashii Club membership account without one you can't. I believe the lower membership also has a lottery entry purchase too ( which they get the early bird figures during the event for pickup) there are regular Tamashii store figure you can buy if you walk in. For Tamashii Club member depending what membership level you are on gets to buy first. 

For all the listing happen on P-Bandai JP site for the Tamashii Event figures, those are all lottery entry only ( which you need Proxy, if you failed to be chosen to buy Proxy refunds you back ) There have not been once Tamashii event figure drop in US Pbandai site. The most hope you get is to see it show up in NYCC/SDCC and is the figure from previous year. Not trying to pour cold water for the ones hoping to see it show up on US-Pbandai site but that has been the case. You may see the Event figures show up in some of the Japanese Site/store like after 6 months after around that time frame when the lottery entry winners get their shipment. You can try search for it at that time, most likely dew to buyers canceling

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1 hour ago, General Rasp said:

Can't wait to see the full reveal! 

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Nice! Woundwort! :wub:  Now, what am I going to do with my HG AoZ kits? :wacko:

Also, they're really continuing doing transforming Gundams. Perhaps, mastering the craft for future transforming Metal Builds? :rolleyes:

 

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9 minutes ago, Scyla said:

Is my mind playing tricks on me, or did they remold the complete lower legs to make them more slender?

You're right. The entire waist down looks to be completely remolded.

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6 hours ago, General Rasp said:

I like the remold enough to pick up a copy when I have the funds.

Yeah the proportions are much better. This was an easy skip for me, but now I'm tempted if I can find one for a decent price. 

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I wonder if I should buy the Red Dragonics head add-on set to make my Red Frames more diverse.

Do we know for which release this set is meant to be? The initial Red Frame release?

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2 hours ago, Scyla said:

I wonder if I should buy the Red Dragonics head add-on set to make my Red Frames more diverse.

Do we know for which release this set is meant to be? The initial Red Frame release?

Based on the samples they provided on the head add-on page, it's the Red Frame Kai (Alternative Strike Ver.) release back in April 2020. Blue Frame sample shows the Second Revise release from September 2020.

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The head part "Astray Ddraig Head" that can be attached to "METAL BUILD Gundam Astray Red Frame Kai (Alternative Strike Ver.)" and strengthened, the characteristic beam effect antenna is reproduced with replacement parts. Also included is a javelin base to reproduce the "Caletvwlch Javelin," which is a new weapon setting, as well as three additional boosters to be attached to the top and sides, and three "Neo Caletvwlch bases" that can be attached to their joints.

In addition, three [METAL BUILD Kaletvluff Option Set], [METAL BUILD Flight Unit Option Set (Alternative Strike Ver.)], [METAL BUILD Gundam Astray Red Frame Kai ( (Alternative Strike Ver.)", you can reproduce the "Gundam Astray Red Dragon".

"Gundam Astray Red Dragonics" cannot be reproduced with the above combination.

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I know based on the original Mobile Suit tech spec is Hi-Nu is smaller than Nu. And I always wanted Hi-Nu to be bigger than Nu. Looks like dream come true with Chogokin RX-93ff... that is, assuming I can get one when it becomes available to US shores. :rolleyes:

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2 hours ago, Fordarkness said:

Is MR the new trend over the GFFMC/MB series?

No. They are all different toy lines. Metal Robot Damashii is more of a high-end collectible of their Robot Damashii line. And they're in the 1/144 scale where GFFMC and MB are in the 1/100 scale.

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19 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

No. They are all different toy lines. Metal Robot Damashii is more of a high-end collectible of their Robot Damashii line. And they're in the 1/144 scale where GFFMC and MB are in the 1/100 scale.

In terms of details and quality, which is more high-end?

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8 minutes ago, Fordarkness said:

In terms of details and quality, which is more high-end?

I would say 

1) GFFMC    2) Metal Build    3) Metal Robot Damashii

The GFFMC and Metal Build are very close and mostly comes down to what Gundam series or suits you want to collect. As far as I know the GFFMC and Metal Build haven't done the exact same mobile suit. The Metal Robot Damashii is a great line but feel fragile with the smaller parts. Nothing has broken on my figures and you can get some great poses with them beginning lighter weight. 

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1 minute ago, General Rasp said:

I would say 

1) GFFMC    2) Metal Build    3) Metal Robot Damashii

The GFFMC and Metal Build are very close and mostly comes down to what Gundam series or suits you want to collect. As far as I know the GFFMC and Metal Build haven't done the exact same mobile suit. The Metal Robot Damashii is a great line but feel fragile with the smaller parts. Nothing has broken on my figures and you can get some great poses with them beginning lighter weight. 

Thanks

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3 minutes ago, Darth Mingus said:

MRD Woundwort (September Pre-Order, Feb 2023 release)

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Hopefully, there will be a Hrududu 2 add-on to make the Woundwort Rah.

It looks a little bulkier than the HG kit but I still like the proportions. As long as it can hold the weapon as good as the HG kit I will be happy. I also really like they included an active beam blade. 

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2 minutes ago, Darth Mingus said:

MRD Woundwort (September Pre-Order, Feb 2023 release)

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Hopefully, there will be a Hrududu 2 add-on to make the Woundwort Rah.

For Y15400? To get two or not? :rolleyes:

I'm pretty sure they will make Hrududu II. :good: And next thing we know, they're going to announce a re-release of the TR-1 Hazel with an option to remove the legs and arms to be able to attach to Woundwort. :spiteful:

 

Hope they do this two next: 

TR-1 Hazel-Rah Second Form w/ Booster (as a set)

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TR-6 [Kehaar II]

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19 minutes ago, Arky said:

anyone have the upcoming Magazine that talks about upcoming bandai MB/GFFMC releases ? just want to see is this true - 

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That looks like a magazine scan. So yeah, maybe it's true. Though be warned. It might be a TWE release based on the logo stamp below right.

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3 hours ago, Fordarkness said:

In terms of details and quality, which is more high-end?

 

3 hours ago, General Rasp said:

I would say 

1) GFFMC    2) Metal Build    3) Metal Robot Damashii

The GFFMC and Metal Build are very close and mostly comes down to what Gundam series or suits you want to collect. As far as I know the GFFMC and Metal Build haven't done the exact same mobile suit. The Metal Robot Damashii is a great line but feel fragile with the smaller parts. Nothing has broken on my figures and you can get some great poses with them beginning lighter weight. 

To me Metal Build is the of a higher quality than the GFFMC line.

The GFFMC line only caught up in terms of quality with the RX-78-2 from Gundam the Origin. So this, the Zakku and the Wing Zero Custom. The Zakku feels the most like a Metal Build toys.

From reviews I saw of the older GFFMC toys are lacking, especially the Unicorn ones and the Z Plus. I don’t know much about the Psycho Gundam.

It probably helps that none of the Metal Builds transform.

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2 hours ago, Arky said:

anyone have the upcoming Magazine that talks about upcoming bandai MB/GFFMC releases ? just want to see is this true - 

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2 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

That looks like a magazine scan. So yeah, maybe it's true. Though be warned. It might be a TWE release based on the logo stamp below right.

Found a bigger scan that shows more of the bottom right. The scan page is from Hobby Japan Oct 2022 issue. So the bottom portion is more of the Cucuruz Doan releases schedule info.

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Text above Wing says, 'Released in 2018, the popular G.F.F.M.C. Wing Gundam Zero (EW Version) revivial project is underway! More details will be introduced in the next issue of this magazine.'

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