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It's actually kind of funny to me, but aside from the very stiff shoulders, and one loose wing flap, the Eta I've messed with the most seems to fit together better than the Zeta I have out on my desk.  The Zeta seems to have trouble with getting the sensor pod to stay down correctly, and the Eta's tails seem to fold out and stay put better. 

I fixed the floppy wing with a drop of CA glue on one end of the peg, and that's become my daily swoosher, since I can just pick it up or set it down without fiddling with the landing gear.  While I like the Zeta's head design better for soldier mode, the antenna means it sits on the gear most of the time.

To me, the Iota just looks like an Eta with an uglier head. :lol:   Really do wish there was a better way to stow those antennas.

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I totally forgot about that odd white bit, hanging off the left side of the head. :huh:

Been so long since I had a greenie Alpha, that I had to check @jenius’ site to confirm if the Toynami had that bit too.

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I know it's probably going to be a long wait for Hoquet but Sentinel, her friends are starting to feel lonely without her...so please, please pretty please,can she come by the end of this year??

Since i was a kid and i used to watch Robotech i always wanted to recreate some sort of relaxing scene with the Mospeada characters. I always thought the moments when they were taking a break from the battles against Invid were the best ones.

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CDJapan has the Sentinel Legioss Eta and Iota on preorder and Zeta in stock for those who missed it and still wants multiples. ;)

Eta : https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOGDS-459669

Iota : https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOGDS-459668

Zeta : https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOGDS-412044

 

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On 3/31/2021 at 8:11 PM, Rhubarbarian said:

Who wants a look at the Iota?

 

Nice, but someone please wake me up when the Dark Legioss comes along...

wouldyoukindlymakeausername - …somebody wake up Hicks.
 

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6 hours ago, Kyp Durron said:

Nice, but someone please wake me up when the Dark Legioss comes along...

wouldyoukindlymakeausername - …somebody wake up Hicks.
 

As long as it’s AFTER we get Houquet and the Bartley.

So, new engine intakes, claw hands, synchro canon. . . any other differences I’m forgetting?

Be nice if they go with black instead of dark purple too for the main color.

And would Sentinel go with a bright violet pilot just to spite us? :p

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4 minutes ago, Mog said:

As long as it’s AFTER we get Houquet and the Bartley.

So, new engine intakes, claw hands, synchro canon. . . any other differences I’m forgetting?

Be nice if they go with black instead of dark purple too for the main color.

And would Sentinel go with a bright violet pilot just to spite us? :p

Man, if they actually make it in BLACK, I swear upon the great Hory Froating Head himself that I will buy at least TWO. And I NEVER buy more than one of any particular release. Ever.

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16 minutes ago, Glasswave said:

Again... R E D 

That goes without saying.

#HouquetRouge

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8 minutes ago, Mog said:

That goes without saying.

#HouquetRouge

To be honest, I wouldn't mind magenta, so long as it is a dark red-biased magenta and not the eyesore we got with the Zeta.

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1 hour ago, Glasswave said:

Sentinel would be shrewd to go for the RED Fuke bike next...to avoid possible fatigue in the Legioss market.

Imho

 

Again... R E D 

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Whatever shade of red they go with, it’s gotta blend and complement with the the colors of the Ride Armors they already released.

And just to overstate the obvious:  that hot pink with the Zeta ain’t it.

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On 4/3/2021 at 4:46 PM, Mog said:

So, new engine intakes, claw hands, synchro canon. . . any other differences I’m forgetting?

 

No VTOL, no shoulder sensor, different shoulders/engines (but that is difficult to pull off to be anime accurate in all modes) and different head (but that difference is obvious).

 

I'll jump on a black one for sure. But hell, I'll jump on any version tbqh.

 

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48 minutes ago, vladykins said:

No VTOL, no shoulder sensor, different shoulders/engines (but that is difficult to pull off to be anime accurate in all modes) and different head (but that difference is obvious).

 

I'll jump on a black one for sure. But hell, I'll jump on any version tbqh.

 

Since this is a modern interpretation, they can shrug off a lot of the original differences if they feel inclined.

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4 hours ago, jenius said:

they can shrug off a lot of the original differences if they feel inclined

Not if they want my money. <_<

 

Ah, who am I kidding?  They could paint it Day-Glo orange and I'd still buy one. :unknw:

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15 hours ago, jenius said:

Since this is a modern interpretation, they can shrug off a lot of the original differences if they feel inclined.

I will not complain if they put a vtol on a black one. I'm not entirely sure why it was left off of them in the first place.

 

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Can't say I'm in love with the sculpt honestly, I like @captain america's take better, but I'll probably pick up two or three if the price is reasonable.  The troopers vary so much in the anime that you could totally argue either interpretation looks good on any given day. I'm just super happy to finally get Invids!!!!  

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3 hours ago, derex3592 said:

I'll probably pick up two or three if the price is reasonable.

That depends entirely on the scale.  I'd pay $180 each if they were 1:12 scale, or $120 each for 1:18... but I imagine they'll be a lot smaller, in which case we already have the superior Moscato crabs. :unknw:

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That's the point. I have all the Moscato Crabs, and they're awesome display pieces, but that's no obstacle to pick some of these other ones too.

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The MEP Invids look cool.  Cancelled my preorder for the Iota at HLJ and preordered it with a 1/100 scale F-104J at Amazon JP to combine shipping.

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9 hours ago, derex3592 said:

Can't say I'm in love with the sculpt honestly, I like @captain america's take better, but I'll probably pick up two or three if the price is reasonable.  The troopers vary so much in the anime that you could totally argue either interpretation looks good on any given day. I'm just super happy to finally get Invids!!!!  

True dat. Depending on what source(s) you use, the Inbits can look drastically different. That's why I always go to the animation model sheets: it's the standard that the animators use, however much they often deviate from it. That said, the MEPToys version looks kinda neat, if only because it's different. Sizing is the real issue though, because even the Legioss figures have varied considerably in size and it all depends on what figure(s) they're (the Inbit) intended to be standing next to on the shelf.

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On 4/6/2021 at 6:27 AM, Convectuoso said:

Coming from MEP TOYS

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By the same guy that did the Zentraedi warrior and warships 3d prints? I want at least 2.

5 hours ago, captain america said:

Sizing is the real issue though, because even the Legioss figures have varied considerably in size and it all depends on what figure(s) they're (the Inbit) intended to be standing next to on the shelf.

I'll probably have to make even my Revoltech Regults squat, I reckon.

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Cap's are definitely superior but I'm also crap at modelling.

These are supposed to scale with the Sentinels but until we see a comparison pic it will be hard to tell.

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1 hour ago, vladykins said:

Cap's are definitely superior but I'm also crap at modelling.

These are supposed to scale with the Sentinels but until we see a comparison pic it will be hard to tell.

 

Are These new ones going to be relatively inexpensive? 

I aspire to someday build one of Capt. Americas kits, but I have done only one resin kit so far. and while happy with the results resin is still very challenging. Also I would not want to 'play' with resin for fear I would flake the paint off by looking at it sideways.

 

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14 hours ago, sh9000 said:

The MEP Invids look cool.  Cancelled my preorder for the Iota at HLJ and preordered it with a 1/100 scale F-104J at Amazon JP to combine shipping.

OMG Second that! I got an item in on my HLJ private warehouse yesterday, and the shipping options were all over $22.. on a $35 kit. Not HLJ's fault but this pandemic hurts.

 

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39 minutes ago, lavinrac said:

 

Are These new ones going to be relatively inexpensive? 

I aspire to someday build one of Capt. Americas kits, but I have done only one resin kit so far. and while happy with the results resin is still very challenging. Also I would not want to 'play' with resin for fear I would flake the paint off by looking at it sideways.

 

No pricing yet, but MEPTOYS prices have been all over- the Breetai was relatively inexpensive for what it was at $18 (even if articulation was limited), the small scale (1/145) Invid/Inbit resin figures are $8 for a fighter scout/Iigaa to $15 for an enforcer/gamo. So it's tough to see what the final price may be.

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