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Previous Thread: >>7217538
Other mecha toy discussion is also more than welcome!

Upcoming regular retail releases:
-Metal魂 Guren Seiten (Oct. 27th)
-Strelitzia (Oct. 27th)
-Delphinium (Nov. 2018)
-Hygogg ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Nov. 2018)
-Ryuomaru, 30th Anniversary Edition (Nov. 2018)
-Iron Giant Galient (Dec. 2018)
-Phenex Destroy Mode, Narrative Ver. (Dec. 2018)
-Zaku II High Mobility Type ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Jan. 2019)
-GM Sniper II ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Feb. 2019)

Current open Tamashii Web exclusive preorders:
►Order Deadline Nov. 7th
-A.Taul & A. Taul V. McTomin Build Option (Feb. 2019)
-Metal魂 Zeta Plus C1, Sigman Custom (Feb. 2019)
►Order Deadline TBA
-Desert Zaku ver. A.N.I.M.E., Caracal Corps (Mar. 2019)
-Nightingale (Apr. 2019, second batch)
-Strelitzia XX (Apr. 2019)

Bandai's official RD page with images and release dates:

http://tamashii.jp/item_brand/robot_tamashii/
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Can anyone here vouch for the quality of the Perfect Strike Gundam? Bought the Aile Strike Gundam previously, and got a loose right shoulder joint out the box. Did they get the issue fixed with this one? Planning on buying one as a Christmas gift for myself.
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>>7239641
There is a reason the logo image is always used. I can't tell what the hell is going on in that thumbnail.
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>>7239643
Figure's a bit outdated in the size/engineering dept but I had no issues on mine, just that things like to bump into each other due to the design.

Also the promo pics make it look a lot easier to pose than it actually is (you can do it, it just takes some work).
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>>7239641
I just weighed some Robot Damashii figures.

RD Zaku II anime is about 70 grams
RD Old GM Sniper II is 65 grams
RD Dom anime is 130 grams
HCM Pro Guncannon is 30 grams
MSiA Windam is 60-65grams
12.5cm tall Revoltech about 85 grams

Modern Deluxe Transformers are 50 grams 13-14cm tall.

What is the perfect playable weight and size? Weight distribution is even more important of course.
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>>7239641
Are RDs known for leaking plasticizers? Just picked up my tallgeese and its sticky
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>>7240467
No, but I mean wing figures are getting kind of old and they were full of PVC. All soft plastic leaks plasticizer. This is why keeping toys in their packaging is kind of terrible for long term storage; the plasticizer has nowhere to go so it develops into a film rather than gassing off.
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>>7240473
Interesting this was out on a high shelf. Seems to be the only one though but I havent checked them all. I havent touched or reposed them in about a year.
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>>7240317
Thanks, bud. Gonna pull the trigger once 13th month pay hits, although
>Figure's a bit outdated in the size/engineering dept
this'll be just my 2nd RD as of yet. How would it hold up posed beside the newer released figs? Next target is the GP03 Stamen, assuming Bandai would release one later after the announced Stardust Memory line.
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>>7240624
>How would it hold up posed beside the newer released figs?
It'll probably be too small, at least compared to the ANIME releases, though you might be able to fudge your display a bit using the included stand.

He's still one of my favorite RD releases despite the age, especially if you can get him at retail price.
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Zenith is out on Twitter
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>>7240908
Auafag here, I got mine in the mail today

Just playing around with the two I got for now, looking at my Gunpla and other Kotobukiya msg kits for extra weapons atm
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>>7239641
I wish they'd reissue the Wing damashii's. I'd rather not pay 200+ for a Heavyarms.
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>>7241876
Found a few weapons to give my Zeniths, placed number decals on their left shoulders
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>>7240908
>>7241876
>>7241927
Lucky, I can't pay for mine yet until the other items in my order comes out. Say is the hardpoint on the back 3mm? I can see the shoulders and arms obviously are.
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>>7241936
Sadly not, it’s a square hole
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WHERE IS MY FUCKING TOMAHAWK BANDAI
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>>7244071
For real. I don’t know what’s taking them so long to release this or the Phalanx.
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>>7244071
They were teasing shots of it in a magazine months ago. It not being up for pre-order by now is kind of weird.
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>>7240370

I feel like 65 - 70 grams is the perfect weight. I always liked how dense the MSiA line felt. It produced some of my favorite action figures ever.

That being said, I'm an enormous fan of Damashii's, even though they do feel a little cheaply made in comparison.
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>>7241924
it's ok bro they gonna re do them again in an out of size format that won't match any of your other damashii's to appease americans
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>>7244071
Maybe it was cancelled. Did the Defender and Spartan sell okay? Pretty much anything not a Valkyrie tends to sell poorly.
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>>7239641
>Not the same logo image

Don't do that again, please.
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>>7244340
seconded
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>>7239648
>>7244340
>>7244343
>too lazy to ctrl + f "damashii" on the catalog
jesus /toy/
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>>7244375
>We ask him to not do that again
>politely

Anon, It's not a matter of laziness. You arbitrarily changed something that was universally accepted as front pic for a long time and for a better smoothness.

I'm just explaining you why I prefer the old logo. No need to feel offended just because people did not liked your initiative.
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No Gawain.
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>>7244433
Obviously, even a shinkiro would make more sense than Gawain, considering Suzaku is using it in R3
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>>7244375
>too lazy to ctrl + f "damashii"
this involves letting go of my dick, and I usually got porn running on my other screen when I browse 4 chan
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>>7241876
>>7241927

How is it? It looks great in pictures.
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>>7245018
It was a tough desicion for me wether to get this version or the desert brown version.

I chose this one, I still have the original Zenith FM3 figure from 15ish years ago and that was in a desert brown color, so I went for this blue camo.
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>>7239741
>>7239648
I share the same sentiment bro.
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>>7244375
>having to ctrl+f something cause some pleb decided not to use the standard easy to catch image
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Sorry guys, I saw the last thread had hit the bump limit, but I kept putting off creating the new thread to do other things instead. OP may not have gone with the usual format we use for the general, but hey, OP wanted to talk mecha toys and the old thread was about to be pruned. Can't blame OP for being enthusiastic about mecha toys, that's exactly what these threads are all about!

If anyone deserves criticism, it's me for being too slow to make the new thread (and too lazy to take the 15 minutes to check/update the OP info). I'll try not to be so slow/lazy in the future!
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Anyways, NY has Metal Build Qan[T] for 22,000JPY, which is slightly below the original MSRP:

https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/21791-metal-build-00-qan-t-.html

Absolutely lovely MB; well worth picking up if you're a fan of the design!

>>7241924
There's one up on Mandarake for 9500JPY, if that helps (I know it probably doesn't, haha, great figure, though!):

https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1100181471&ref=list

>>7245355
How is it as a figure? Does it feel sturdy/solid in-hand? How's the range of motion? Anything you dislike about it? I agree with >>7245018 that it certainly looks great!
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>>7244331
They both sold out (at online retailers, anyways)! Granted, it took longer than most of the valk releases for that to happen, but I'm pretty sure the destroids didn't have to drop to discount prices in order to sell out (unlike, say, the Messer scheme VF-1). Given how popular the Tomahawk is, I feel it'd sell out even faster. I'd definitely snag two!
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>>7245457
I only own Hikaru's VF-1A but if Bandai ever made the Nousjadeul-Ger, I would pre-order it in a heartbeat.
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Are we gonna get any more Patlabor? I'm still waiting on TV version Peacemaker, Reactive Armor Ingrams from movie 2, Helldivers . . .

Dammit Bandai, don't stop now.
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>>7245457
Speaking of the VF-1, should I be worried about leaving mine in Super Battroid mode for long periods of time? The boosters being held up by just a small hinge has me paranoid.
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>>7245355
How easy it is to remove the limbs as shown here? And yeah the desert brown version is best left for the parts swapping for consistent colour scheme I think.
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>>7245438
Goddamn monitor anon, how dare you miss a thread after years of doing it!! This is like the second time it's happened too. One more strike and you're out buddy.
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>>7246027
He's not the annon we deserve, but the annon we need, a watchful guardian
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>>7245018
How small are these guys ?
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>>7245487
Ditto! I'm always in the mood for more Zentran/Meltran mecha. That's one of the best parts of the Hi-Metal line!

>>7245510
Shouldn't be an issue whatsoever. The Super boosters are fairly lightweight and they securely plug into the backpack, so there's no undue stress on the connection there. Plus the backpack itself locks firmly into place when in battroid (pull downwards on the backpack when in battroid mode), so there's no real stress on the backpack hinge. I've had both Max & Miria in Super Battroid for ages (Max since his release two years ago) and they're still rocking!

>>7246027
>>7246532
Haha, I'll keep that in mind, commissioner.
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>>7247127
They're HG/RD sized. For its price I think its a bit steep
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>>7245497
Ingram 1 and Griffin were released. I can die happily.
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>>7245497
We'll definitely get the Aqua Griffin. Beyond that who knows, the line will probably slow down to Dunbine/L-Gaim speed if it continues with only 1-2 releases a year.
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>>7247859
not that there are that many Patlabor mechs to start out with
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Is op the new wing stuff? Also. IT'S MISSING TALLGEESE 2 AND THE TWINS.
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>>7248172
No
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>>7248172

I'm SO fucking glad I bought the Tallgeese 2 way back for 50 bucks when I did. I bought two of these cocksucking things.

Mad I never jumped on more of the Wing RD's. I fucking love them. What are all your favorites?
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>>7248255
Altron. Its an overdesigned clusterfuck but I bought the shitty old 1/100 no grade kit of it first as a kid so I guess its just the nostalgia.
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>>7248265
>mfw I'd pay retail price for used Wing damashiis in good shape
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>>7248265
Also, I bought that same Altron kit as my first Gundam kit. I was dismayed at how quickly the joints were down.

I recall reading something along the lines that wing's designs were mostly leftover G Gundam designs, and the most evident of that to me was the TV version of Altron.
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I've got some concerns/questions about figure storage. So I've been aware recently that figures in box will leak plasticizer and develop a sticky film on them. Is this going to be true for painted figures too? Or is the paint non-porous enough to leave it sealed in? I've army built some Ver. Ka figures and am boxing them up in preparation for a move in the next few months. Also RDs have sort of run amok - this collection is growing too fast for this place to accommodate. Hopefully that improves in the future or you'll be seeing some listings in BST.
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>>7248255
the regular EW wing (not the feather one) is a true beauty
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>>7248255
I have to give the top spot to Heavyarms, but pretty much everything else comes in a close second. The Wing line was so good!
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>>7248297
Personally, I keep the vast majority of my RDs in their boxes and I haven't noticed any issues. All three of the Wing Gundams in >>7249275 were pulled out of their box just now and there was no stickiness to 'em. In terms of whether or not paint helps seal in plasticizer, I'm not sure but I'd doubt it. I think plasticizer leakage is a fact of life for plastics (there was an anon in the last thread who said his Tallgeese got sticky), but I speculate that the type of plastic used for RDs at least helps to minimize it. I do think, however, that the plastic used for the "budget" RDs (the Pacific Rim RDs and I imagine the upcoming low-cost RDs will use the same) will be more susceptible to plasticizer leak issues. When I break out any of my Pacific Rim RDs after having them boxed for a while, they always stink, haha.

I actually had a pretty good comparison just now between Xi Gundam (the fully painted Heavy Marking ver.) and Xi's shoulder/back fins. Xi has been boxed up for the last year and a half or so, while his fins have been kept outside in an open storage tray because I couldn't figure out how to fold them to fit back into the packaging, haha.

Took Xi out just now and I noticed zero difference between Xi and his fins. And yeah, RD collecting can get out of control way too quickly!
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>>7248297
Plasticizer is more of a PVC problem, because they add it to make it more flexible. RDs are mostly hard ABS, but I have noticed it's not as hard and rigid as Gunpla. Still I think RDs are less likely than other brands to leak plasticizer
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>>7248297
Just open the boxes every couple months to let them air out. Its not perfect and will still probably age them faster than being wrapped in acid free paper or something but who has time for that shit other than museum curators.
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>>7248255
Wish I'd bought another geese 2, i did the neck mod on mine, my favorite suits are the oz Corp ones, own them all but epyon. Kinda regret selling it and not getting heavy arms but i was hoping for an ew version.
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>>7249290
Is that the marking plus ver anon?
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Still got every release so far for the ANIME line.. if not here it’s on preorder or on the way to me..
can’t turn back now..
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>>7249806
>army building p-bandai

you have expensive tastes anon
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>>7249810
Too expensive.. I need them to end the 0079 series so I can call it good.. haha
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>>7249806
I'm equal parts jealous but thankful I'm not int that hole.

I'd love to see all those out in one big display though.
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>>7249873
I bought a house recently, and I’m finally getting around to even pulling this stuff out of tubs.. I’m in the market for a bigger glass cabinet than a normal detolf, May have found one. Then I can really group up my Zaku and I bought enough of each to display with alternate heads.. that’s what has hit me the hardest with the wallet is the multiples
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>>7249887
proof that you can be a successful person and still a nerd collecting plastic robots

I'm just not one of them
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>>7249887
Honestly. If I had the space and money I'd have done the exact same when it comes to buying multiples. One day I might suck it up and pay the price on some of the MSV suits I didn't bother ordering originally.
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I can't remember, was there ever a Virgo RD?
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>>7249894
>>7249925
If anything Gundam and guitar equipment have helped make my credit score phenomenal as the years have gone haha.
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Any news on this guy?
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>>7250178
>>7250261

Nope and nope.
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>>7250548
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>>7250261
Probably never ever.
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Strange how we haven’t heard a single thing about the new budget RD line yet. I wonder why?
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Feature/Transformation video of the DX Chogokin VF-1J:

https://youtu.be/lnq2wVY8SFU

Looks like a super straightforward transformation with a cool solution to make the waist swivel work in battroid. There's added head laser articulation that lets you cant them outwards too! Canting head lasers, what a time to be alive, haha.

>>7249688
Yea, it's the Marking Plus!

>>7250548
Ahhh, Kampfer is looking so gorgeous. And Hy-gogg should be out by the end of the week too!

>>7250572
It'll happen anon, you just gotta believe! I'm convinced they'll release it eventually since the other similarly-sized Destroids sold pretty well and Tomahawk is probably the most popular Destroid design by a large margin.
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>>7250661

That's sexy. Gonna wait for a Roy Focker ver. though.
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>>7250661
God I'm so glad I somehow managed to snag a preorder for him. Can't wait to get him
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You think it's safe to use nail polish as a cheap alternative to fix chipped paint? I don't know if there's any dangers to using it on plastic. I know nail polish is tough to remove and needs a special kind of remover that can damage plastic.
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>>7250699
Nail polish can react pretty poorly with certain plastics and paint, it also will probably need to be watered down a great deal if you want it to look smooth at all because it costs heavy and easily blobs together. As always test stuff before you go ruining a favorite figure.
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>>7250872
I applied some to a plastic model I had laying around and it seems fine. The plastic doesn't feel brittle.
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>>7249275

They look fucking great. I have Wing, Deathscythe Hell, Tallgeese II and Tallgeese III.

The only problem I have with them is with the Tallgeese line specifically. I hate how the wing binders are attached to the shoulder armour, and not to mounting points extending from the torso, like they are with the RG Tallgeese.

It's not like it's a new idea. Even the Kaiyodo Temjin (Virtual On) from like a million years ago had that.
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>>7248297
This is only half of the RDs (the others are mostly major suits from the Wing franchise). That plus western toys and nearly 210 quarts of LEGO still need to find a spot that's properly accessible, yet unobtrusive.

I might be liberating myself of the western stuff I no longer enjoy. It would simplify things and make room for more RDs I actually care about. They're great toys, especially for the price but I'm not as invested in the source material.

>>7249298
Hmm so it's mostly a soft plastics concern. I guess the ABS of LEGO doesn't develop that problem so stands to reason that same plastic in RDs wouldn't either. Good to have that pointed out though.

>>7244331
>>7249806
I see I'm in good company here.
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>>7251103
You have too many Zeta Pluses and Neros. That's not the right unit composition!
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Any love for Mechatro Wego? Just got my first one with a couple little blind boxes.
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>>7251103
army build with p-bandai exclusive

vs

army build with metal RD

ok that's it, I'm out of this hobby forever, it's been a pleasure and an honour gentlemen
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>>7251181
I had the Miku one. Parts want to fall off too easily here and there, the inner visor piece is very hard to take out without snapping it and all that painted die cast is just waiting to chip paint. It felt like it fell short of being a decent toy and I didn't really get why they had the Adventure Time people redesign Miku for it. If they'd gone the extra mile with Jake &Finn WeGo drones, or an AT/Vocaloid crossover had come from it, that may have made it worthwhile.
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>>7251103
>mfw that's probably like a month's income for me in that entire picture
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>>7251293
that's about 2000 to 2500 if new
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>>7251293
>>7251103
>>7249806
serious question: when I declare bankruptcy, and the IRS come take all my valuables, would they grab the RDs and MBs too or would they leave them alone thinking they just useless plastic junk?
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>>7251311
IRS employ people knowledgable in toys for this sole reason.

>>7251181
I have one somewhere in a box. I was meaning to sell it off years ago. Cute thing but overpriced for what it is. Love the little acrylic display box though.

>>7251235
Honestly cannot blame you. ANIME is pretty much the only line I bother with nowadays besides the occasional one or two figures from other lines and I know that's going to reach a point I call it a day sadly.
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>>7251324
>ANIME is pretty much the only line I bother with nowadays
are they actually releasing other gundam figures with RD besides ANIME? (not counting ver Ka)
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>>7251325
Ah I just meant out of any line out there. Figma, SHF etc. Somehow I have 4 Figmas on order which is probably the highest in over a year.

Regarding your question, it doesn't appear so. Seems any other RD is non Gundam and all non ANIME releases are put into the other more expensive brands.

Only one I can honestly think of is the Phenex for NT but there hasn't really been much Gundam media been put out in a while besides IBO and Build Divers, one having shelfwarming RD's and the other been a Gunpla focused show so wouldn't make any sense for an RD to be made.

Just the other day they did announce a new Gundam movie every 1-2 years, add in this Hollywood live action and I would have to assume that's where all non ANIME RD figures are going to stem from while the ANIME line churns forward on the existing shows.
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>>7251311
Something like a toy collection worth $2000 even as a lot is absolutely something they would try to sell unless you filed an exemption for it. You are allowed to keep some property if you file for it, how much depends on your state. I would throw out packaging and put all your toys in a tub to make them look as worthless as possible though if you really have to file. It’s much harder to identify value on what they can’t easily google.
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>>7251390
Who knew toy identification threads were actually IRS guys.
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>>7251334
>Only one I can honestly think of is the Phenex for NT

Well, there's always the nightingale for the 1%
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When are we getting more Max releases?
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>>7251334
Fuck you, it kills me that they won’t ever make RD’s of any of the suit variations in Builders like the Turn A, Wing Zero or the Fenice Rinascita. I can’t be the only one who’d buy them?
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>>7252810
you probably are, also obscure figures usually head straight for the exclusives so it'll be stupid expensive even if they do get an release

but don't worry, they won't
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>>7252810
that green TALLGEESE
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>>7251311
When you declare bankruptcy, you have to list all of your property and its approximate value in your bankruptcy petition (not individually itemized, but you'd have to list like "Collectibles - $10,000" or something). Personal bankruptcy relies a lot on good faith by the debtor, plus you sign off on your petition under penalty of perjury. As such, you're generally not going to have anyone coming into your home to inspect your personal property. There's serious consequences if you get caught lying about what you own, so just be honest.

As >>7251390 said, however, every state has exemptions which protect a certain amount of your property from being used to satisfy a debt. Most folks who are eligible for Chp. 7 bankruptcy are gonna be able to keep the majority of their property due to these exemptions. You need to actively claim these exemptions on your petition, so you should definitely consult with a lawyer in your state for help.

>>7251390
>I would throw out packaging and put all your toys in a tub to make them look as worthless as possible though if you really have to file.
Definitely don't do that, anon! Acting with intent to deceive your creditors or the bankruptcy trustee is going to get you in serious trouble. Not only will you risk not getting your discharge for failing to act in good faith, but it's actually a crime so you're risking jail time too!

>>7252802
My money is on a web-exclusive VF-1S Max next year.
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>>7253180
Most people who have to give up stuff have lots of extra luxury shit lying around. My parents filed chap 7 about 11 years ago and didn't have to give up a single thing. They want stuff like cars with high resale value, boats, jewelry and that, non-necessities they can take that they can get a fair bit for. Toys that are worth $10 each, not so much, even if the total collection might be worth $5K they won't want to bother selling off hundreds of individual units for low amounts. They won't bother with eBay either, they'll go to a standard auction and that shit's not moving at those venues.
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>>7253180
Honestly it’s not really fraud considering throwing out packaging these days automatically lowers the value of most toys by like 50%.
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Tokyo Otaku Mode is running new deals everyday through the 26th, and you get 30% back in rewards on every purchase (50% for premium members). They had all their RDs for 23% off yesterday and some decent deals on other Gundam related stuff, especially when you consider the reward bonus. Worth keeping an eye on, I think the deals switch over every night at midnight PST.

HLJ has their Black Friday sale going on with a couple deals on RDs. I think the most notable ones are Char's Gelgoog for 3600JPY, Wryneck for 5600JPY, and Bozune for 3600JPY (though that still doesnt beat the wild $20 deal on Amazon last year or so, haha).

>>7253320
I agree anon, though >>7251311 was talking about RDs and MBs. I could see a trustee liquidating a MB collection if a debtor failed to exempt it. Unlikely, haha, but not impossible.

>>7253685
Well, bankruptcy fraud is all about intent. If you're tossing packaging for a benign reason like saving space or something, you're gonna be fine. But if you're doing it to make your stuff less appealing to creditors or otherwise trying to "make them look as worthless as possible," that's where you get in trouble.

When you consider that it's unlikely you're gonna be forced to liquidate your toys anyways, it's best to just maintain your collection as you normally would rather than risk going to jail for an absurd sounding reason like throwing away packaging, haha.
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https://tamashii.jp/special/pickup/201904sbkv
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>>7254041
Geez does the Kampfer look good. VF-1D is neat too, though I think I'm happy with just the Super Ostrich. I really like that Minmei-holding hand the 1D comes with, wish Hikaru's VF-1A had come with something like that.
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>>7254041
Good lord, it’s glorious.

I love how every thruster looks like it can support an effect piece (even the one in his crotch). They also seemed to work out a way to allow his knees to actually bend and not be inhibited by his back-thigh thrusters.
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>>7254041
hello doctor? I'm finna bust a nut
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>>7254041
impregnate me, Kampfer-sama
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>>7254041
can't fucking wait

now they just need to announce a gerbera tetra and I can die happy
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>>7254041
>VF-1D
Y E S
E
S
I've been waiting for this, out of all the VF-1 variants the 1D is probably my favourite, that head is great.
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>>7254041
I'm STRUGGLING to keep my dick in my pants.
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Sexy
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Happy Thanksgiving folks!

Nuu has his Hygogg review up:

http://blog.livedoor.jp/hacchaka/archives/52034917.html

HLJ already took payment for mine, woohoo.
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>>7254743
Let it out anon. It's not healthy to keep it unventilated.
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>>7254041
Hm I was hoping they'd use a darker shade of blue, but still look great.
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>>7254747
if you think that's sexy, wait till you see the guy piloting it
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>>7254860
OH NONONONONONO
LOOK AT THE TOP OF HIS HEAD
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>>7254812
Some pretty bad damage for something right out of the box.
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>>7254951
Welcome to 2018 Bandai Quality Control. Lot of their recent releases have had problems like this.
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>>7254860
Alpha as fuck.
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>>7254860
this fat ass single handedly increase the fuel consumption of the Kempfer by 20%
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>>7255357
Alex. May. 8,640
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Armour comes off.
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Couple of muzzle flashes included that weren't in the initial reveal. Still seems a couple of part differences from the base Alex release.
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>>7254541
Yeeeesss. Finally. Just need that Destroid Tomahawk now.
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>>7255478
It doesn't look much better than the HGUC which is like 1/4th the cost. But fuck I want those thruster effects
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>>7255482
>Updetailed repaint of the GFFMC RX-78-02

*sigh* fine Bandai, I guess I'll buy another one...
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>Kampfer finally back in Gundam Vs. since the psp game
>Kampfer finally gets a Robot Damashii
I'VE BEEN WAITING EIGHT YEARS FOR THIS
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>>7255478
It just keeps getting HOTTER.
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>>7255449
To those that own the normal release, do you see any accessories from the standard Alex omitted here? Is there a reason to purchase both?
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>>7255480
What in the everloving name of fuck is this beautiful thing?? It looks like something from Dunbine.
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>>7256545
Looks like it's everything plus the Chobham and its effects.
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>>7256545
Battle Damaged parts are omitted
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>got a GM Cold Climate in yesterday
>like the way they did the ankle joint
>hate a lot of the decisions made elsewhere
>floppy thigh joint out of box
>while posing the arm one of the collapsing elbow joint panels apparently broke and shot off into the unknown

Wow...

This is my least favorite A.N.I.M.E. release so far. It’s really odd how well they nailed the basic GM from MSG only to fuck this one up. It just feels like they omitted or changed certain joints from previous A.N.I.M.E. releases that ended up hindering this one.

Things like only allowing the elbow to bend where it meets the forearm, meaning they crammed 2 collapsing panels in the there. There’s no swivel on the forearm or elbow like other A.N.I.M.E. RD’s. The neck is only a hinge joint where it connects to the head. And the butterfly joint in the chest, although a staple to the line, created way too many seams in the cockit area of the torso for my liking. And let’s not forget the lack of a side-arm mounted shield option.

I dunno, I was excited to get this guy because I do like this GM variant a lot. But this was almost depressing.
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>>7256681
most people get the GM Cold just to have it wrecked by the Hygogg
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>>7256687
Don’t get me wrong, that’s practically why I got one, too. Eh, guess I’ll feel better about having him pinned down by Hygogg now.
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>>7255478
confirmed day one preorder. ive been waiting for you.

i dont think its a coincidence that they do this after the patlabor RDs since it shares a really similar structure, that shoulder/bicep articulation alone looks like the griffon's.
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>>7250609
What are you talking about
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>>7256818
They showed off some display of Gundam figures last month. People are assuming they are budget RD releases similar to the Pacific Rim ones. But I've seen no mention or sighting of them beyond this single image so it's all guesswork.

Although not seen anything of the TRI line either.
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>>7256863
another 78, wing, and unicorn? no thanks
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>>7255448
>sliding on the ground
I remember when I thought it was so cool that Shinn did that over the water using the Blast Impulse. Ah, how little I knew of Gundam's origins back then.
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>>7256548
The Guitorre from Aura Phantasm, basically an alternate take on the Dunbine designs. Its based on the Virunvee.
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>>7256863
It's not guess work, you just have to ask the staff guarding the displays. Also they are scheduled for summer 2019, so of course there is nothing yet because May 2019 orders haven't even started yet.
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Oooo baby..
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What is the scaling like between RDs and the other TN robot lines like SRC, SOC, etc?

Got into SRW not long ago, and now I find myself wanting more crossover displays, and am looking for good stuff around the same size as RDs. I know Metal Builds are too big.
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>>7259750
Neither are around the same size really. SoC are huge other than the rare exceptions like Xabungle. SRC are closer in size but still a good bit bigger.
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>>7259679
I more or less forgot to hunt down a place for that, but I'm happy to see someone here wanted it even more than me and has gotten it. Hope the QC is good on yours!
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>>7260060
Me to brother.
I’ve yet to have any problems other than the known Char Zaku everyone did. (Knock on wood)
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>>7254860
probably a lot of guys like this posting on 4chan
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>>7260232
Don't shame me for having a character I can finally identify with.
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>>7259679
What's that Zaku all about?
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>>7259679
rainbow zaku?
>>7260108
fuck don't remind me, mine's got shitty qc hips and wonky knees. If they rerelease the figure with new stuff I'm gonna buy it and sell off the old one.
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>>7260591
I think it's a cheaper version of the RD Zaku with minimal accessories. It's for people to test out the RD line without committing too much money.

They made one for the gundam 78 too
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>>7260679
It also has green joints. The Gundam similarly has white joints. I kind of want both because they’re more accurate to the show than the regular releases but considering none of the other figures will match it’s not a priority.
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>>7260591
Yea it’s “anime accurate” where the joints are all green and stuff. Was a tamashii nations con exclusive with that RX/ship combo.
Needed it just to keep up to date on the collection
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>>7260991
You gonna open that shit up? I'd love to see it.

Fuck, I wish Dalong did Robot Damashiis.
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>>7261088
When I get out of work today I’ll take some pics of regular and if for comparison.
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>>7260679
That sounds interesting. Is it on amiami or the other usual shops?
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>>7261154
You can find it on Nippon and Mandarake Forsure
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Finally got this guy in the mail. The wait since the initial reveal has been killer.
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Review of the Dana O'shee. Arm articulation looks surprisingly good despite how funky the joint setup is.

https://shishioh.info/RS_DANA-OSHEE.php

>>7261218
Can't wait to get mine. Gonna be waiting another week or so though at least.
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>>7261893
wow, the zeons have really done it, that's a funky mobile suit alright, it's rare to see MS equipped with missile weapons and have a wing of light at the same time though
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>>7262571
Still better looking than ∀ Gundam
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>>7262571

That's from Aura Battler Dunbine, not Gundam. It does look funky, though, as all Aura Battlers do.

I'd kill a blameless man for the Robot Damashii Zuath.
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>>7263191
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>>7263179
I have all the other dunbine stuff barring the repaints and buying it still gives me pause, not even for the price. The wingspan and necessity of the stand will make it pretty hard to display. Seems like a lot of other people feel the same way because there’s a bunch on Mandarake for about the original price.
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>>7263227
I was thinking the same thing, yeah.

I think it'd make a wonderful display/conversation piece, though. Sometimes it's more about the visual impact (though I'm still salty about discovering the RD line doesn't keep relative scale in mind).

Also, which Dunbine figure is the best as far as articulation? I was looking at the Sirbine.
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>>7263379
Probably the Botune, but its not a great deal more flexible than most of the rest, its just thinner and has less bulky stuff hanging off it to obstruct movement. The Sirbine is about average I guess. Most of the line is other than the Dunbine and Billbine, which definitely show their age.
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>>7263424
Good to know, thanks. I'll probably just end up grabbing Sirbine and Zuath then.

Too bad. I love the Dunbine. I bought the Extended Offshoot figures of Dunbine and Billbine, but they were dogshit.
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Did one PO the MRD Guren from Amazon?

Mine was supposed to arrive today but Amazon e-mail me this morning and told me it cancelled my order because of unavailability.
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>>7263167
Can't slap facts m8
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>>7263541
>muh shitty opinion is a fact hurrrrrrrrr
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>>7263424
The ankles are pretty lame for most ABs. I think Vierres, Leprechaun and Virunvee were the best from the TV line, they all have good ankles.
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>>7263656
a lot of people couldn't look past the mustache on Turn A's face to notice how amazingly shitty the chest is, or that the main gun looks like a god damn supersoaker
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>>7263740
The sad thing is that the Kunio Okawara redesign actually makes the stupid moustache thing work quite well.
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>>7263800
that's actually not bad, the Turn A we got looks like a 10 yr old looks at the original Gundam for the first time for 10 seconds and was asked to draw it from memory
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Here we can discuss soul of chogokin?
In that case are you buying GX-40R Godmars?
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>>7264497
That thing is finally getting a reissue? I’m there.
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>>7263800
Looks way too much like every other Gundam.
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Narrative RD when?
Stein RD when?
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>>7264815

Hopefully never. Narrative is an abortion.
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>>7264930
Glad to hear you have already managed to see the entire thing.
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>>7264780
>don’t want a Gundam looking like a Gundam in a series about Gundams

I’ve never understood this type of autism and never will.
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>>7264995
It looking unique and weird makes it stand out. It’s not really hard to understand man. I mean I’ll agree even that the redesign is more aesthetically appealing. I just don’t like it as much despite that.
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>>7265104
Fair enough, but I find the design choices particularly baffling in the case of the Turn A setting, which revolves around the legend of the Gundam so heavily.
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>>7264815
fuck Narrative, I still deserve a Delta Plus from Unicorn
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>>7264980
>0083
>sucked shit
>08th MS
>sucked shit
>Igloo
>sucked shit
>Unicorn
>sucked shit
>TWILIGHT AXIS
>SUCKED SHIT

Gee, I wonder what this new fanfic movie will do differently to avoid repeating all the retardation that made every other UC OVA past 0080 so fucking awful!
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>>7265159
All of these were good besides late stage unicorn
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>>7265159
You know lad. Perhaps Gundam was never really your thing in the first place.
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>>7265159
>0079
>sucked shit
>0080
>sucked shit
>Zeta
>sucked shit
>ZZ
>sucked shit, also not anime
>CCA
>SUCKED SHIT
Why even bother
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>>7265170
08th MS is about as far from good as you can get.
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>>7265179

I love Gundam. I hate the fact that UC has become an absolute joke with how lazily it's being milked out. Victory was the last good thing to ever come out of it.
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>>7264995
Gundams are hideous, so not looking like one is a good thing.
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>>7263167
Turn a is a trash looking suit desu
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>>7253180
>>7253916
Wow, monitor-kun knows a lot about bankruptcy. I am weirdly impressed.
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>>7263191
I wonder if the real thing will look anywhere near this good. The gunmetal paint really ratchets up the quality look to this figure.
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>>7263683
The Drumlo has surprisingly nice ankles as well.
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>>7264995
>every Gundam has to look exactly the same and no unique aesthetics are allowed
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>>7264995
the creators of Gundam wanted to make a real space opera, and their heart and soul went into the Zaku, which is a realistic grunt unit that suits the "real robot" theme better than the gundam.

The gundam was the compromise/ bait and switch they made to get funding form the toy makers who sponsored the show. Hence the bright red/white/blue crayon color that's kids friendly
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>>7265692
Concerns from the sponsors about how a grey robot would limit the appeal to kids isn't really a bait and switch. It's definitely a compromise but I hardly see how them switching the colours changes the concept of the show.
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>>7265692
>zaku
>realistic grunt
yeah, nope.
One eye, stupid tubes, giant humanoid robot?
There's nothing "real" about it.

Gouf, Dom, and Gelgoog are better anyway. The added bulk makes them look more like war machines rather than a human in thin cardboard.
Russian grunts at hte time shouldn't look bulkier than something that's supposed to be a realistic armored robot.
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What do you guys think of this one? I haven't bought a robot damashii before.
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>>7265868
Quite basic but still a gorgeous looking figure. Utter shame the option set never came out as I'd have totally bought a couple more Barbies to display it all.
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>>7265885
Really is tragic. I'd have probably bought two packs for ULTIMATE CRABHAMMER action and at least another Barby or two to put it all on.
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>>7266033
On that topic. How well does the HG accessories scale with the RD? Might just bite the bullet and buy an HG just for the Wrench Mace part for the RD to use.
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>>7265819
the Zaku is real compared to the Gundam, laser guns, laser swords, and a giant flail in space? The Zaku are much more grounded in reality

>>7265763
basically the bait and switch part comes when the creators made a deal with the toy sponsors that they can have free reign over the "enemy grunt machines" as long as the toy sponsors can have input on the "main hero machine". Back in the days, cartoon shows have a very "monster of the week" thing when it came to the enemies, but the Zaku became the other mainstay of the show and last all the way until the final battle.
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>>7265868
don't have that particular figure per se. But RD joints usually can't support huge ass weapons like that.
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>>7266153
He has no problem holding it. It's not a heavy thing. If anything his hand could do with been a bit tighter to stop it slipping. No issue with the joints supporting it though.
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>>7266118
Should be about the same size. You might want to paint the wrench though. It comes in all dark grey, but looks pretty great with a little work.
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>>7266151
I think they're as real as each other.
Just too humanoid looking and too thin.

Boring designs too. Hence me not owning any, except for the red one, because it was i wanted to try a RG.
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>>7266153
I never had problems when it's all about posing and holding weapons with the Barbatos, The Kimaris on the other hand it gets fucking difficult.
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New Lancelot type and Guren type KMFs for Re;surrection + 90s trailer.
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>>7267285
Lancelot Type
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>>7267286
Guren Type
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>>7267286
>>7267287
Was always hesitant in getting the regular versions, they just seem incomplete. Now they have made what I want to see.
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>>7264511
Yes...
Now waiting for GX-71.
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>>7267285

is this a sequel
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>>7267486
Yes. The new movie takes place 2 years later.
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Love this release. Such good articulation and detail for a grunt suit.
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>>7263525
I think Dunbine is a very good RD, well worth picking up if you enjoy the design. Articulation is hindered a little in the in/out hinge for the shoulder due to the tubing that connects the upper arm to the shoulder pad, but otherwise I think the articulation is great.

My on complaint would be that the shade of plastic used for the lower legs is sliiiightly lighter than that used for the rest of the body. It's more/less noticeable depending on the lighting and I don't think it's a deal breaker (it was quite bad on the original Dunbine release, the subsequent reissues improved it considerably), but worth pointing out. Otherwise you get sharp details including an opening cockpit, and a nice spread of accessories including a neat sword slash effect part. All-in-all a solid RD that I do recommend.

>>7265670
I don't have any issues with the ankles on the Dubine RDs I own, though it also helps that all of them have individually articulated toes which give you tons of extra range.

>>7263531
Aw dang, didn't order myself, but I'm sorry to hear that anon.

>>7265665
Haha, yay!

>>7267285
For a second, I thought these were NXEdge releases. The proportions on these designs struck me as being kinda SD.

>>7267997
Great shot and pose, anon!
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>>7267286
I wasn't regretting passing on Albion despite how gorgeous it is in candid shots, but after Conquista it just paled when it came to colour variance (which I don't find with the Zero colour one). That and Albion is a suit I find better in action than a static shot--especially with the missing leg effect parts.

This fixes the colour variance issue (even if it'd be better without the hip pieces.

>>7267287
This, however, doesn't take away from my longing for Guren SEITEN. It has a much more balanced look than Albion and was a complete upgrade compared to the previous Guren (but it did lack an attack effect part).
I can't say this new Guren is better, but it's a great alternate look and would look even better sliding around on surfaces than SEITEN.
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>>7267995
I wouldn't say "never". That said, it's pretty unlikely that they'd shift into RD from, even for the non-movie suits that were pre-PR (Ronin, Romeo, Coyote, etc). We'll probably keep on going with the Chogokin line for the foreseeable future.

Now if many years later PR can put something great together like the fuller extent of the war pre-PR, I could see a regular RD line and Kaiju to go with them. A long shot? Yes. But franchises having comeback is within the real of possibility.
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Got a couple new lads delivered today
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>>7268345
I got my flappyboi yesterday. Already love the hell out of him despite how complex it is getting the missile firing effects mounted. You absolutely need a stand for it, too. I'd recommend an act stage combination for it due to being smaller with a shorter arm. Saves on display space by taking up less room and having to be offset less.
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>>7268403
Yeah, it took me like 15 minutes to figure which way the ring is supposed to fit and how to mount the orange fairing to the ring. I unfortunately don't have any act stages, so I grabbed the figma stand I had around. There's no way the arm stands on it's own.
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>>7268080
Is getting the Swauth worth it?
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>>7268560
Zwauth*
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>>7267997
I want it in red
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>>7268167
>We'll probably keep on going with the Chogokin line for the foreseeable future.

Gipsy released a year ago, and the prototype for Crimson and the info for Cherno seem to have vanished. Are they still even bothering with the rest of the Jaegers? They haven't even been seen in ages, have they?
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>>7268574
I like mine. He feels a lot sturdier than you would expect. It really depends on how much you like Zwauth and if you're willing to cash out for the high price. He doesn't have many quality issues.
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>>7268701
Does it fit on a regular cabinet or it's even larger than that?
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>>7268424
Hardest time I had was with getting the clamp oriented then getting the back part of the missile cover to interface with it, for some reason. It definitely won't support itself, I did try just out of curiosity. It'll handle just the firing effect itself and the missile, but not the exploding covers and related effects. Love the amount of ankle tilt they worked into the design to make sure you can more-or-less replicate the box art for the old model. The mono eye is on a nice, easily manipulated part on a ball joint too. I'm also quite glad I'd left a wide amount of room for it because it took up every last bit of it and then some.

Now BRING ON THE KAEMPFERS.
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>>7268167
Only if del taco makes the pre sequel, him doing gay fish is why the sequel stunk like shit.
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Flappyboi best boi. Needs a Z'Gok-E to go with it.
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>>7268817
How can you hate it?
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>>7268823
is the big ass stand to hold he arm missile effectg included?
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>>7268871
No, that's a Tamashii Act.Combination stand, one of the smaller types. Might've been nice for it to include something given the firing effects absolutely require it.
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the next hi metal r macross vf-1 is due for pre-order tommorow right?

is it 4pm japan time or 6pm japan time, im not fucking up again I already have my search engines prepared on my mobile and I have a literal list of excuses to whip it out at work
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>>7268971

4 PM Japan time, 3 AM Eastern.
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Anyone going for MB Great Mazinger tonight? Looks like an awesome figure with a great spread of accessories, but I prefer the look of the standard Mazinger, so I may pass this time around.

Kinda on the fence on the HMR VF-1D for similar reasons, as I'm already happy having the Super Ostrich for my valk trainer needs. Then again, I really like that the 1D has the Minmei holding hand.

>>7268560
Don't have it, so I'm afraid I can't give any insight. Looks fantastic though, and I remember reading that they addressed the heavy backpack which gave Zwarth problems.

>>7268424
>>7268817
Man, I love that look of the Hy-Gogg planting its arm to stabilize itself. Makes me very happy that the RD can pull it off so perfectly. Good to hear folks are enjoying theirs in-hand!
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>>7269650
>Kinda on the fence on the HMR VF-1D
You know you want it, look at that head sculpt it's great.
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>>7269650
I don't care about the MB Mazinger or Vf-1d but I assume the Kampfer and Spike figuarts go up tonight too?
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>>7265676

Don’t be obtuse. Variations on a theme are fine, complete departure from it (except primary colors) makes no narrative sense. Why bother calling it a Gundam at that point?
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>>7269650
I am going to pick it up after release, even the Mazinger last year wasn't on high demand.
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>>7268745
He would have issues in a detolf at full wingspread. He's mostly really wide.
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>>7270142

Can it stand up on its own or is it really confined to the base?
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What is the best version of the zz to buy, I always see that there are two versions of the robot damashii but i don't know which one is current or better
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>>7270213
Thanks for sharing. It's nice to get a 'real' look at them already.
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>>7269653
Undoubtedly a handsome head sculpt, haha.

>>7269665
>I assume the Kampfer and Spike figuarts go up tonight too?
That's right!

>>7270007
That's a good idea, anon. That reminds me that I've got a bunch of TOM points to use too, so I think I'll also wait and see what the domestic prices are like (fingers crossed for a TOM coupon or something).

>>7270326
The Enhanced ZZ (RD #179) is the one you want to get. I can't recall the exact improvements over the earlier version, but folks who own both have always recommend the Enhanced ZZ over the older one.
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>>7270326
The ANIME
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>>7270326
The enhanced ZZ would be the best , but there is also a full armor version of the enhanced which is really nice, this is NOT the Sentinel Ka Signature toy, this FAZZ was released in the regular RD line. The only bad part is the armor is not removable.
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>>7269689
>Variations on a theme
That's what Turn A is. It's not as different from RX-78 as you think.

>Why bother calling it a Gundam at that point?
It's just a name, it doesn't mean anything.
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Has the VF-1D gone live yet? Not seen it pop up at Hobby Search
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>>7270505
Here's AmiAmi and CD Japan:

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOGDS-313889

https://www.amiami.com/eng/special/?page=FIGURE-044625

Waiting for HLJ.
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>>7270525
AmiAmi won't even load, CDJapan's giving me an error and it sold out on the last page of the cart at Hobby Search
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MB Great Mazinger:

https://www.amiami.com/eng/special/?page=FIGURE-044624
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOGDS-313887
https://hlj.com/metal-build-great-mazinger-bans55478

RD Kampfer:
https://www.amiami.com/eng/special/?page=FIGURE-044602
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOGDS-313888
https://hlj.com/robot-damashii-side-ms-ms-18e-kampfer-ver-a-n-i-m-e-bans55480

HLJ's HMR VF-1D:
https://hlj.com/hi-metal-r-vf-1d-valkyrie-bans55553
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>>7270579
And now paypal's giving me an error at HLJ, what the fuck.
Guess it wasn't meant to be if every website is stopping me from trying to get one haha.
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>>7270525

Took a while after the initial rush, but got everything loaded into the amiami cart and checked out.
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>>7270213
I hope we start getting more Code Geass SHFs again beyond just Lancelot and Guren based stuff.

Still want these.
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>Kampfer is like 1000yen more on HLJ than CDjapan

>already ordered Gogeta from them instead, have nothing to ship him with.

Top-tier annoying.
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>>7255448
Glad I passed on Alex to begin with. One of my favorite mobile suits, and I knew I wouldn't buy it twice, so holding out for the superior version has paid off for once.
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>>7270720
superior version, still doesn't say "ALEX" on the shield, keep waiting for the real superior "true paint" version
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>>7270719
Yea that annoyed me too. On the flip side HLJ does have far better discounts on the VF-1D, Mazinger, and the DBZ figuarts. Balances out I guess.
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>>7270685
You mean RDs? Though I would kill for Emperor Lelouch and Knight of Zero Suzaku SHFs.
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>>7270773
Yeah, RDs. I goofed.

Though yeah, I would love more Geass SHFs like Kallen and C.C.
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>trying to pre-order vf-1d
>pre-order starts during busy period at work
>rush to bathroom and try to pre-order using bookmarked links in advance
>its 5:59pm japan time at this point
>decide to give amiami a go over hlj
>"this item is unavailable"
>that's new to me
>try hlj
>after 5 mins because the pre-loaded "hi metal r" search wasn't showing shit work calls me to get back
>get put in easiest position to do fuck all but am left infront of clients thus unable to even look at my phone
>"oh well its just another retool"
>after that I get released on my break 30mins later
>hlj has it and aside from my phone being a dick and refreshing itself as I try and clear the checkout it went smoothly
>meanwhile amiami then shown "this item is sold out"

I know today is monday but that went smoother than expected, guess hlj's delay saved me for once, anyone else get their vf-1d's or did y'all get fucked over?
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>>7270876
I only want Belial and Kamfer and they are still up, missed out on Spike though, but i don’t want him as much.
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>>7270944
yeah i missed out on spike too because the vf1-d was top priority, didn't think spike would be as high considering their job on zero 2 was kinda meh but I guess nostalgia wins
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>>7270254
It actually does stand on it's own.
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>>7270963

Well, alright then. I don't mind it keeping on the stand, but those boosters and overall look is just right up my alley. This would look really good next to the nightingale too.
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Entertainment Earth has the RD Saturn security labor for just $20.99:

https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/mobile-police-patlabor-saturn-robot-spirits-action-figure/blf14812

Shipping is free at $25. Grabbed one myself! Almost worth it just for the RD labor-scaled police car, haha.
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>>7265692
>Zaku
>reelism
the visual flair of the spikes on the shoulders and the command horns disagree with you. the zaku are just as much kiddie bait as the gundam is, and the true real robot is the gm. total utilitarianism.

p.s.[spoiler]the zakus were inspired by kaiju and look/act like them when fightan in the og series[/spoiler]
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>>7271665
Is the GM the Bauhaus of Gundam?
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KMF A finally has a name, it's called Lancelot Albion Zero
https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000130656/
>P Bandai MRD
Fuck off Bandai
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>>7272667
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Dana O'Shee arrived today. Took a minute to get used to posing the funky arms. It's kickass. Joints are nice and tight, feels good and solid, and looks wonderfully menacing.
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>>7272667
>https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000130656/
So it's basicaly a repaint but the price is not bad at all
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>>7272667
I can't believe Lelouch is getting his own Lancelot Albion
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>>7272703
The dunbine line is allway very good except the probleme with Zwarth backpack ( you can't really pose him without a stand for the backpack because of the weak torso joint)
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>>7272901
I might be remembering wrong cause it's been a while and I don't have access to it right now, but I believe I fixed my Zwarth's problem by popping it apart and stuffing a bit of kleenex into the joint to create more tightness and friction.
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>>7272942

Did you pop the actual joint apart or just stuffed something into the seam? Mine just got shipped from Mandarake, I'd love to know how to buff that joint up.
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>>7272943
Pretty sure I popped it apart, but again, my memory is fuzzy, this was back when I first got him (on initial release date) and I haven't seen him in quite a long time. If I figure out where I stored him (place is a bit of a mess right now), I'll figure it out and post itt.
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>>7272811
>https://p-bandai.jp/tamashiiwebshouten/blackalbion/
Zero is actually Zerozaku though
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Anyone use Amazon.jp to pre-order shit from? I see the VF-1D is still available there are they a good alternative since the other sites aren't working for me/are sold out?
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>>7273840
I only use Amazon JP to order books and CDs, they only use DHL and their packaging is very barebone, probably not a good idea to buy toys from them.
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>>7274071
Well I'm fucked lmao caved and pre-orderd 5 VF-1Ds didn't want to risk them selling out before I had an answer. Guess I'll find out when they show up, I usually order shit DHL though so that's alright.
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>>7274129
What the fuck. Five? What do you do for a living that you can afford that many?
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>>7274160
Nothing special I've just got nothing else on order between now and then since I missed the VF-4, got time to save some money. If I put aside £20-30 a week between now and April that's more than enough to save the £280 Amazon quoted me + a bit extra for the inevitable customs fee I'll be charged haha. Slightly shocked myself that I went for that many but there's something about that headsculpt that does things for me, I'd prefer having a few of these as grunts over an army of plain brown 1As.

Side note where's the rest of my Walkure Figuarts Bandai you fucks.
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>>7274204
>Parcelforce when your parcel comes into the depot.
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>>7274559
>Parcelforce
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>>7274803
More like Parcelfarce, amirite?
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>>7270594
After preordering the Great I decided to get the Z too, so i can have the duo. I do not like the stand, but the figure is magnificent.
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Entertainment Earth now has RD Exia Repair II/III for $25.99, free shipping:

https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/mobile-suit-gundam-00-gundam-exia-repair-ii-and-repair-iii-parts-set-robot-spirits-action-figure/blf15847

>>7273840
>>7274129
I've actually heard very good things about ordering toys from Amazon JP. Over on a Transformers forum I remember reading how a lot of people have started ordering Masterpiece TFs from Amazon JP because it's substantially cheaper than other options and they're really happy with the experience (and Masterpiece collectors can be a finicky bunch, heh).

I want to try it myself eventually, let us know how it goes for you!

>>7274204
>I'd prefer having a few of these as grunts over an army of plain brown 1As.
You can't use a trainer model as a front line unit, it's not canon! Will be pretty rad to see a squad of 1Ds though, haha.

>>7276271
Nice! Yeah, to be honest I'm not really big on any of the stands that Bandai includes with MBs, but the figure itself is a beauty for sure!
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>>7276966
>(and Masterpiece collectors can be a finicky bunch, heh).
Yeah tell me about it haha, that's good to hear then and yeah I'll let you know how it goes in a few months time. (Just hoping they don't cancel the order for ordering 5 of them since other sites have them limited to 1 or 2 orders)

>You can't use a trainer model as a front line unit, it's not canon!
Well I'm going to haha, I don't have enough of the other TV or DYRL Valks to have any canon formations so I'm just gonna have a squad of 4 VF-1Ds + 1 Super Ostrich + 1 Elint Seeker since I think those Valks colours complement each other nicely and then pose the 5th 1D on its own with Hikaru/Minmay as it's seen in the show.
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Hi-Metal R Blader is on sale. Was this a bad toy or did it shelf warm since few people know what Technopolice 21C was.
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>>7277513
The latter. Same reason why Nexx's VF-2SS is already being marked down to 8500 yen from it's 120k yen msrp.
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>>7277533
Isn't that because the first VF-2 HMR had serious quality control issues?
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>>7269653

Not interested in the HMR, but if they make a 1D in the new DX scale, (probably never happen...) I'd order immediately and without a second's hesitation.
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>>7269689

You've never seen the Turn A series, have you?
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>>7277563
I haven't heard of any issues.
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>>7277572
Have you? How does the Turn A resemble any other traditional Gundam apart from the same primary colors?
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>>7277572
This is my favourite Gundam.
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>>7277647
lmao >>7277572
btfo
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>>7277563
There’s a couple of reviews on amazon.jp saying theirs didnt come with a canopy, lol. But other than that theyre awesome
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New thread!

>>7277751
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>>7277513
It's bloody fantastic quality-wise.
If there's one thing I'd complain about it's that only the feet are diecast which makes the retail price a total ripoff.



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