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2 hours ago, Grey728 said:

You're right. No one said it. I'm just bad at English even though it's my first language. :)I was just comparing issues found in both the Riobot and Metamor-Force Bariation line and because of the price I expected better from the MFB line in terms of fit/finish/materials used. I'm a little disappointed with the Dancouga because of the two QC issues I have but it's still an amazing piece and makes my SoC Dancouga look silly in comparison. It's not even a bad figure. The accompanying Black Hawk feels a bit like garbage but I expected that after reading your review giving it a 7 on your website. I'm not at all pleased with the Sol Gravion. Maybe my expectations were too high for $400+ I expected better.

Thanks for clarifying and I completely agree. If it weren't for completism at this point I would've stopped buying their products some time ago.

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I need to rebuild/fix 1 arm; the metal linkage for the head is busted, so I need to see if it's replaceable and source a part if it is;  do a deep clean of the whole toy, and hopefully find repro labels for after the cleaning.  I've decided to not address the yellowing.

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1 hour ago, SailCat said:

I need to rebuild/fix 1 arm; the metal linkage for the head is busted, so I need to see if it's replaceable and source a part if it is;  do a deep clean of the whole toy, and hopefully find repro labels for after the cleaning.  I've decided to not address the yellowing.

I haven't had much luck sourcing replacement parts, other than the occasional part out on ebay. I've also had no luck finding replacement stickers. 

I've had to replace the metal linkage on a head and replace an entire hip ratchet assembly, but  was able to repair the black shoulder hinge using pin nails and epoxy. Maybe a small screw could be used to replace the peg on your busted arm. 

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4 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

Has anyone else tried the adapter that was available on Thingiverse?

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I just couldn't remember if the Tread's nose was supposed to be folded down or not

Theoretically, it would be down. I didn't get the adapter, really hoping for a sentinel tread.

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On 10/23/2020 at 1:15 PM, ghostryder said:

I haven't had much luck sourcing replacement parts, other than the occasional part out on ebay. I've also had no luck finding replacement stickers. 

I've had to replace the metal linkage on a head and replace an entire hip ratchet assembly, but  was able to repair the black shoulder hinge using pin nails and epoxy. Maybe a small screw could be used to replace the peg on your busted arm. 

 

Q: Does EVERY one of these have the ratchets on each side of the chest slightly OFF from one another so both intakes' don't point exactly straight ahead? My Blue Gakken Legioss has that 'odd feature' and I'm just wondering if thats all of them.

 

 

 

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On 11/2/2020 at 2:57 PM, lavinrac said:

 

Q: Does EVERY one of these have the ratchets on each side of the chest slightly OFF from one another so both intakes' don't point exactly straight ahead? My Blue Gakken Legioss has that 'odd feature' and I'm just wondering if thats all of them.

 

 

 

Pretty much all of them from my experience. My Red Singapore one is worse than my MIJ Blue and Green ones. Once locked into fighter mode, with that shoulder array flap clicked into place, the difference seems less noticeable.

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Is anyone else beside me still waiting on their Sentinel ETA Legioss from BBTS? I can't imagine it taking nearly half a year for any sort of shipment to arrive even by the slowest method of shipping across the ocean. People have gotten theirs from BBTS months ago and I can't seem to get a helpful answer from them on if I should still be expecting to get one or not.

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3 hours ago, MacrossJunkie said:

Is anyone else beside me still waiting on their Sentinel ETA Legioss from BBTS? I can't imagine it taking nearly half a year for any sort of shipment to arrive even by the slowest method of shipping across the ocean. People have gotten theirs from BBTS months ago and I can't seem to get a helpful answer from them on if I should still be expecting to get one or not.

I am as well. Last I was told they were waiting on the rest of their order but yes, this is unusual for them. Interestingly, it is not listed as "Sold Out" as it does normally when no more to be had. It shows as still "Pre-Order Sold Out" so clearly they expected X amount and only got in y so far. I am close to giving up and ordering at scalped pricing.

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9 hours ago, Atomski said:

I am as well. Last I was told they were waiting on the rest of their order but yes, this is unusual for them. Interestingly, it is not listed as "Sold Out" as it does normally when no more to be had. It shows as still "Pre-Order Sold Out" so clearly they expected X amount and only got in y so far. I am close to giving up and ordering at scalped pricing.

What is scalper pricing on those?

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9 hours ago, jenius said:

Is this a reissue? Looks familiar.

 

1 hour ago, Convectuoso said:

I was wondering the same. I can't tell the difference with the previous Wave kits

I think it’s a reissue with 3 different heads so you can choose which one to build. So if you want all three, you have to buy 3 sets. 

Here’s some photos from the previous kit from HobbySearch:

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Here’s from the new photos from the ‘Multiplex’ kit:

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The question now is if it comes with 3 different heads, will the kit comes in white and grey colored parts?

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16 hours ago, derex3592 said:

Haven't built a Wave kit yet, but I hear mostly good things about them.

Most Wave kits are awesome, which is why they fetch so much on the aftermarket.  :good:

I'd highly recommend this one, especially since it's the same scale as the old Imai kits.  You can mix-and-match parts to make a decent Armo-Diver, for instance:

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13 hours ago, Gabe Q said:

4200 yen for that tiny kit, ouch!!! Only 11cm. 

It's a tiny kit because they're working from the tiny measurements Tatsunoko provided (which we all know don't make a lick of sense).  What they call "1:72" is barely even 1:100 scale, based on the animation (or any other real-world model kit scale).

Note Imai's standing pilot figure would be exactly six feet tall at 1:72 scale, but there's no way he's gonna fit in that cockpit. <_<

Instead, Imai included an undersized seated pilot to fit in their undersized Armo-Fighter cockpit:

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So yeah, they're tiny kits because they're 1:72 scale in name only:unsure:

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The official measurements might be late game calculations. Like, the team had sizes in mind for the crafts, then the script was tweaked to make the Legioss more central to the plot line. Now the gang needs to be able to hide the jet under shrubs and float it on a raft instead of just blowing a new one up every other episode. So at that point, the creators are like "we should make it really small" and revise the dimensions down. Either that note doesn't go to the animators or the animators just went with what looked cool. The story does make more sense if the Legioss is tiny... though some things still remain pretty outlandish.

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