Previous Thread: >>7603357Other mecha toy discussion is also more than welcome!Upcoming regular retail releases:-Garuru's Spark Jegama (July 2019)-Gurren Tokushiki (July 2019)-Lancelot siN (July 2019)-RX-78GP01 ver. A.N.I.M.E. (July 2019)-RX-78GP02A ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Aug. 2019)-Gelgoog Jäger ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Oct. 2019)Current open Tamashii Web exclusive preorders:►Order Deadline July 23rd-Aura Battler Bastole (Oct. 2019)-Guncannon Heavy Custom ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Oct. 2019)-Ka Signature Super Gundam (Oct. 2019)-Metal魂 Akatsuki, Oowashi Unit (Oct. 2019)-Metal魂 Hi-Nu, Beltorchika's Children (Oct. 2019)►Order Deadline TBA-Hi-Nu Hyper Mega Bazooka Launcher (Nov. 2019)-GM Command Space ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Nov. 2019)Bandai's official RD page with images and release dates:http://tamashii.jp/item_brand/robot_tamashii/
Couple Metal Build web exclusives went up recently, as well.Caletvwlch & Flight Unit:https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000135489/
MB Strike Gundam; different deco compared to the retail version and no Aile Strike pack.https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000135813/
>>7613097They're really flooding the market with all these Strikes. Wish they'd do the same for other MBs.
What is a good Euro shop to import MB 02 from?
AoZ MB when?
So almost a month ago I received a Real Marking Ver. Sinanju, It’s the second of the “Real marking” subline in my collection; being the first one the Banshee.Today I got it out of the box but to my deception I found that the white markings almost all along the body of the figure are scarping with an amazing ease, At first I thought it was a misprint from factory or a QC detail but then I smoothly apply some pressure over the marks and remove some of the appliances.Yet I have the experience of the Real Marking banshee and a Metal Robot Ex-S Gundam, in which both the “markings” are pretty well fixed. My conclusion would be that in the RMV Sinanju the white “markings” were applied directly over the bare plastic unlike the other two that to the simple touch appears to be fixed to a coat of paint.As much as it’s disappointing to have such a delicate figure I’m still interested in this line but I would like to share and ask for experience within other figures of the series. I was interested on those new real marking zaku and Rx78 but from the pictures those seems to have the same issue as the sinanju.
https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1114636067&ref=dos&keyword=ROBOT%E9%AD%82&lang=enNakano has a G-Self for only 1000 yen but without the box and hands>>7613352The 78 and Zaku seem to be fine, mostly because the tampos are old MSV style instead of writing like the Unicorn RDs. But they are really hard to come by, I haven't seen one on mandarake.
>>7613198Maybe try the Uk ones. You can send an email to the sellers to be sure. Among those in Europe it is more likely that they ship to the rest of the world.This one ships outside Europehttps://www.middlerealm.com/neon-genesis-evangelion-metal-build-action-figure-eva-02-production-model.html >Uk >EuropeYea yea... but still
>>7613097When are they going to reissue the red frames?
>>7613538Soon, but probably as a web exclusive to tie in with all the DLC they've been promoting.
Came in about a week ago, but I've got a few pics to share of the full armor Alex. I passed on the first release last year, and man I'm glad I waited for this one.
>>7613606Also finally giving the Kampfer something to pose with makes it a whole lot better, too. Love the explosion and smoke effects.
>>7613609Last pic for it, just some all-out warfare. At some point I'll be getting the Hy-Gogg and some Cold District GMs, and probably the GM Sniper II as well. I'm less on making anime scenes, and more for making one big battle out of the series' figures. Probably gonna end up cramming 6-7 figures into one detolf shelf by the end of it, but for now just these three.
>>7613613And unrelated, but I also got the XN Raiser/Seven Sword expansion pack for the Metal 00 Raiser. All in all spent around 200 bucks on the setup. Worth it? Probably not, but I don't regret it either. The only thing I regret is my inability to not use as much of what I paid for, so for at least the next year he'll be sitting here with the entire loadout on his back.
>>7613615>200 buckWait... i'm sorry? How so?
>>7613637They are the Metal Robot Damashii. 00 Raiser I got for like 115 on Amazon last year, and I just picked up the XN/Seven Sword pack on Mandarake for like 9k, I think. I shipped it with a bunch of other stuff so I wouldn't have to spend so much for one thing. Probably a little over 200 in the end, maybe 210.
>>7613225Never? if it was at least this moddakka (and yet it's still niche), but Haziel is probably beyond the niche.
>>761361500 is one of those suits I feel looks better with less stuff strapped to it. The barebones look is in my opinion the pure definition of Sex.
>>7613715They got pbandai gunpla though and gunpla is inherently more mainstream than RD or MB
>>7614061We were talking about MB, not Gunpla. They are different markets that also point to a different audience. This is why he will never see a Haziel MB in near times.
for US Buyers, BBTS has the metal build Eva 2 up for order https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/96348
>>7614388Great spot, anon!They also have MB Eva-01 preorders available!https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/79728
>>7614388>>7614398Yep both went up and my page monitor add-on alerted me.
Entertainment Earth Unit 2 and Unit 1 also up https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/neon-genesis-evangelion-eva02-metal-build-action-figure/blfbas57053https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/neon-genesis-evangelion-eva01-test-type-bandai-metal-build-action-figure/blfbas55040
BBTS also has the RD Griffon on sale for $44 shipped. Pretty tempting!https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/70672>>7613352Ugh, that awful, especially since Sinanju's marking ver was a pricey web exclusive. Something definitely went wrong with Bandai's QC there, since many RDs have tampo detail applied directly to plastic and it stays on just fine. Doesn't the Real Marking Banshee have its tampos applied directly to plastic as well, though? I didn't think Real Marking Banshee was fully painted. >I was interested on those new real marking zaku and Rx78 but from the pictures those seems to have the same issue as the sinanju.I have two versions of the Real Marking Zaku. The tampo detail is indeed printed directly onto the plastic, but I have no issues with their tampos rubbing off on either one. I can understand if you'd be wary though, after that poor experience with Sinanju!>>7613606>>7613615Awesome pics, anon! Great to see you having a blast with your RDs, haha. FA Alex looks superb, how well does the armor stay on? As good as the FA RX-78?>>7614412>>7614401Man, at this rate I gotta keep an eye out for TOM's preorder. I've got like $100 in points I could spend there; would totally cancel my Bluefin preorder for that, heh.
>>7614388>>7614398Annnd both Sold-out. Already have an order for 01 re-issue from Anime-export, but got put another down at bbts for now.
and final one for my watch, Eva-02 at USA Gundam at https://www.usagundamstore.com/products/evangelion-metal-build-eva-unit-02-production-modelthink can use code ZAKUAURELIUS10 for discount
>>7613715Shame, there is a mountain of 'dlc' add ons they could release as well.>>7613535They won't be leaving the EU at all.
>>7614434What's the purpose of "dlc" in your sentence?
>>7614426Damn bro, thanks.They let me use the cheap-ass shipping to Canada as well, only $16 for international shipping. $232usd is probably the cheapest that I could have gotten it, even among import stores. Hopefully it all works out.
You guys should really have a page-monitor add-on for your browsers.It'll save your ass.Page-Monitor for Chrome and maybe Distill for FireFox. PM on Chrome is top-tier though, you can select elements of webpages like the "sold-out" button and it will chime at you the second it changes to "add to cart".
>>7614563Tfw had my house rewired today and how no power. Clearly a sign that I'm just not meant to have one
>>7614413The forearm armor has some fiddlyness to it but it's not going to just fall off without messing with it. The RX-78 FA is probably more secure, but this is still fine enough.
July schedule is out, next month is pretty hype.What do you guys have on pre-order? I have the new Lancelot and Guren, though I haven't seen the movie yet.
>>7615058Just Goku and GP01
>>7615058Could have done with GP01 been a 27th release but last half of the most is good news. Did expect it but always good to know.Just Homecoming Spider-Man and GP01 from that image. Sadly missed out on the RX-78-2.
>>7615058GP01 and voltron, though my voltron won't be coming until September or so because its from a US retailer.
>>7614412i have never ordered from entertainment earth until now. My order went through, is it safe to assume I'm getting one or is there a possibility for them cancelling?
>>7615058Thankfully almost nothing. Just dropped a ton of money on Eva02, and it's been a heavy year already.Might get GP01, but I'd prefer to wait for his upgraded form.
>>7615058>>7615064Wait, what is that RX-78-2, a ver ANIME?
>>7615173GFF Metal Composite
>>7615058The movie Guren variant is all I have coming out from Bandai this month.
>>7615058Emperor. Everything else on there is garbage.I am not prepared for the wallet rape.
>>7615058Huh I forgot about the Swordfish coming out, maybe I'll pick that up.
>>7616102>Everything else on there is garbage.*tips*
>>7615090They're a long running, legit website. Shouldn't have issues unless something goes wrong well beyond their control.
>>7615090Nothing is safe bro.
>>7616661>with the quantity we receivedYou haven't received anything yet you fucks! Release date is over 6 months away. You can get more stock by then.
>>7613606>>7613609So fucking fun
>>7616650The Tetsukyojin is going for 4000yen on mandarake now, pretty sad.Hope p-bandai autism can keep the line going.
>>7616650I like how this looks but I had to pass on it. All that silver paint and the wings just made it too expensive.
>>7616706That was the cancellation email I got from the first run of 01.Took them a month or two after release date to even tell me. Just goes to show that you can't trust em.
Got the core boosters today. Severely overpriced for what they are, really should have come as a pack-in with the ball or something. Still, nice to have the whole lineup of all the hero units finally. I know the mobile armors and the Zock are out of the picture at this point, but here's holding out hope they do one last release of a Magella tank and a Dopp.
>>7613080I've been replaying through the Zone of the Enders games recently and discovered the figures. Really like the look of this Revoltech Jehuty. Are they any good?
>>7616838It's a real shame about the Zock, it's the only amphibious Zeon mobile suit I like. I sadly might have to get the Gunpla version.
>>7616917They are. Even with the limited Revo joints.Can be a bit awkward with some of the larger accessories but look great once posed.
>>7616943Is this the first time the GN Arms got made in 1/100 scale?
>>7616946I could be wrong, but I think so. it seems that only the 1/144 was made as a kit.
>>7616943How many kidneys will this cost me?
>>761702740.000 yen? which will then become a disproportionate price in the pre-order because of the tamashii limited and prepayment shit.
>>7616917riobot/sentinel made jehuty and anubis
>>761702718-21k yen top, like the giant arms for the Red Frame.
>>7613080Doesn't this put the G-frame candy toys at the old MSIA size?
>>7616946yes>>7616948correct, only the 1/144 version was made and that shit was gigantic alreadythis baby >>7616943 is gonna cost you a lung
>>7616917I own two versions of it and theyre great, just dont leave it in the vector cannon mode too long or itll fuck up the legs
>>7616943Exia reissue when
>>7617555You can still find it at 19.000 yen on mandrake shop.
>>7617462>or itll fuck up the legsHow so? That's the one I own.Or do you mean without using the stand?
>>7617728Could just be a ex-display model. Nips autistic about their ratings. Anything B or above is usually perfect.
>>7617728>Not buying Opened, package heavily damaged, cigarette smell, discoloration and cum stain on figure from mandarake
>>7617728A lot of time it's written open, but the models have never been removed from the box. Many of these models have sometimes not even been in display, but are just checked and then returned to the box.
Did they ever release the Moonlight Butterfly parts for the Damashii? I see a weapons set but not the wings.
>>7619628They did release a Turn A variant that included Moonlight Butterfly parts. Strangely, it doesn't show up on Bandai's main RD page when you filter by "Turn A," but the webshop page is still there:https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000004506/I'm not sure if they released the parts separately, though. Dang, it's been over nine years since release, haha.
Does anyone's MB Eva 01 have any decos scuffed? The Nerv symbol on the right shoulder has a scuff on it and it's driving me nuts
>>7619697Yeah, I didn't see them when I filtered. >>7619710Good. Thanks. I already own Turn A and would have to have to buy another one just for wings.
>>7619628As other have said, yes. I own them. They're pretty nice for what they are, they aren't super high quality but they're a thick enough plastic that they won't bend as long as you take enough care of them. I also own the weapons set, which I pretty much never use, but they're okay. Mostly just one or two colors, unpainted plastic.
>>7618563>cigarette smellWait, what?
>>7619985You really don't know that the smell of cigarette smoke seeps into everything and makes them reek as well as get dirty?Or do you smoke so much that you have lost your sense of smell?
>>7619999I dont smoke at all. I was just shocked that these kind of things can happen. No need to be an angry dog just because someone quoted you.
>>7620171>No need to be an angry dog just because someone quoted you.I am >>7618563The guy you replied to wasn’t me, I was just listing conditions I have seen on Mandarake and Jungle, you almost never see the cigarette smell on Mandarake though since they are more picky.
>>7619747Pic or it didn’t happen. But really , just treat it as battles damage
You think this thing will be available for pre-order again or am I fucked ?
>>7620881you = fucked
>>7620881Your only hope is to stalk retailers on release day. With a toy this expensive there will assuredly be a couple cancellations.
>>7620881>>7620881is that thing even posable?
>>7621327Seems pretty minimal based on the promo shots. Like a scaled up fix figuration, enough to make it look good standing still and probably not much more.
>>7621441I look forward to hearing about the detolfs he ends up breaking.
>>7621527How do you buy a toy that big and expensive and still use a detolf?
>>7621441For that price a minimal posing should not allowed.Well, I am just waiting for the RIOBOT SRX price to be reveleaed in order to rage
I'm so disappointed we never got these and probably never will since the line is so focused on UC.
>>7621842I don't miss it. The old strike mold is sorely in need of an update.
>>7621842Might end up as a metal rd if they keep making SEED ones.
>>7621842Just wait 20 years more for Super Soul of Robot Damashii ver Anime Renewal to get to Seed
>>7621842>run across pics of a RD I would love to have on display at a hobby show from years ago>scour Ebay and the internet to buy it>find out it was never released to buythem RD feelz
So what color EVA-00 MB are we gonna get?I'm praying for blue. Might not even try pre-ordering if it's orange.
>>7622608Yellow retail, blue exclusive
>>7622868The dick move would be if each came with different weapons.
>>7622608You are lucky then since Ikuto will likely color it yellow
>>7622608Honestly never cared for the blue one.
>>7623113White contrasts wayyy better with blue, also pylons.
>>7621842You and me both anon, it’s beyond frustrating seeing how close they were to being released. I’ll forever hate the ANIME line for it.
>>7621842I really want the Sword Calamity and Strike Barrel they showed.>>7623309I feel you dude, but I blame the shelfwarming almost all Seed RDs have experienced (except with the original GAT units).
Eva 02 just came back on amihttps://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-049886
>>7623529>Sword CalamityHoly shit, I forgot about that. Fuck!
The Gundam Universe Unicorn brought back some MSIA feels, literally. The weight and usage of soft material and mediocre articulation, even the skirt armor, depite being actually articulated this time, can't move for worth a damn due to questionable engineering and very limited range of motion.
>>7625199I don't understand why they couldn't have the skirt armor plugged into the center crotch piece like most HG model kits and figures. Seems like a rather silly decision that's already been solved for years.
>>7625199Neither the GU or the RD unicorns seem to have an official scale, but the GU is bigger in size and beefier in proportions. Some redesign here, some extra panel lines there, it's quite angular and stylized, ended up looking like a brawler as a result.around $30 after tax.
>>7625199MSIA is nothing but nostalgia wank fuel that, incredibly, has devoted fans despite the soft sculpts and the overall poor articulation. I have no idea why it's still held by many as the gold standard in Gundam merch, and why Bandai felt that it's a worthy inspiration for this new line.
>>7625274The same reason you get retards claiming that Wing was a good show, babbies first Gendoom figures.
>>7625207I haven't seen any other GU, but all of the skirt armor on the unicorn can be removed, revealing a simple crotch frame. I am guessing the figures of this line will be sharing the same frame and joints, so they designed the armor to go on the frame directly instead of swiveling from the middle piece which does not have a fixed size among different mobile suits. If this is true, you might even be able to kit bash the GU line to some degree.>>7625274I do like the relatively cheap toyish feel to it and the fact it's hitting retail stores in the US. The stylization is a hit or miss and the articulation is nothing to write home about. The waist is on a ball joint with like 10 degrees of rotation due to the lower waist being molded as part of the frame, unbelievable.
>>7625274Western toy collectors aren't automatically put off by that as long as the range of characters is deep enough and the toys themselves cheap enough, see the marvel legends line for an example, they're basically 90% gummy pvc painted up on the same half dozen bodies with different heads, and they still sell like crazy because they're an affordable 'good enough' for characters that will never get any better merchandise. MSIA was pretty much the same, there's a huge roster of suits we got in that line that will never see the light of day even as RDs because the engineering costs and high prices of the line will mean its never gonna be worth releasing them. I'd say Bandai's approach was fine with the universe, but I don't think gundam will ever be as popular in the west again as it was with wing and g so its probably a lost cause either way.
>>7625274Because its from a time when people didn't have that many options to choose from and internet shopping wasn't as big as it is today. Plus the fact they were easily available on store shelves at an affordable price that didn't put off parents looking to buy their kid a fun toy helped.The GU line isn't perfect and I can see a lot of issues that need to be fixed (see: articulation) if they ever hope to complete with Hasbro, but the mindset here isn't wrong. RDs are increasingly overpricing their value.
>>7625274Under MSIA shit like >>7621842 would have been made no question asked. Even the fucking Big Zam was mass produced
>>7625209The shoulder redesign really throws off the entire figure, in my opinion.
>>7621842>>7622568i feel your pain
>>7625339tbf, I'd rather have no figure of a design I like than get a low-quality PVC shit figure
>>7625274Insanely cheap, insane variety of figures from tons of series, variants of different units to make them worth buying multiples of, lots of accessories, enough articulation to not be a brick, durable enough for even the most retarded kid to not break them easily and a lot of experimentation. Those are some of the reasons the line is held in high regard and why people want it back. RD have great articulation and sculpts sometimes but they are so expensive and so focused on UC that if you care about anything else you'll probably never get a figure.
Why does Nippon-Yasan sell two different RD Char's Zaku, one of which is labeled as a reissue? I assume it might be to fix the weak joints or whatever the problem with his Zaku was, but I've seen no other site list a reissue for sale.
>>7625554They did reissue ithttps://sp.tamashii.jp/item_character/gundam/4/?number=20&brand=&order=new&ck1=1&ck2=1&ck3=1#resultlist
>>7625554They are selling it because it was reissued in October 2016 and japan stores do like to list them correctly. Some store may not listed as reissue but will just show the different release date on the previous item page . Reissue does not mean fix or upgrade.
>>7625600So did the reissue get the leg joint fixed?
>>7625600>Reissue does not mean fix or upgrade.I'd take a reissue with just fixed hips and knees if that's all that was different. Would be more useful than that 'Char Gelgoog 2 but not really' that's coming out soon.
>>7625972>>7625905>>7625600I wish they'd release a new one with the fixed legs. Char's still hasn't gotten a new release yet liek the zaku 2 and gundam.Speaking of new zekes, did the black tri stars go on sale yet?
>>7626218No that I know of. I know that my local shop got some in and they usually do a sale around Xmas/NY with free shipping so I might wait for that.
How do I fix an overly tight foot on a VF-1? My right heel won't bend further back than this and I can't get a good gerwalk pose because of it.
>>7626958That’s honestly less of the joints being tight and more of it’s only capable of doing that much
>>7627004But my left heel can move a lot and so can others'.
>>7625199>>7625209As much as I'm not feeling this line, if they made AGE stuff I'd be all over it.
>>7625274Same applies with HCM-Pro and to a lesser extend, Gundam Fixed Figuration. While they have offputting faces and just awful joints, GFF disguise its shittiness with decals.
Nakano has the Nero Trainer without box for only 4000 yenhttps://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1115391185&ref=dos&keyword=ロボット魂%2Fガンダムセンチネル&lang=en
lads, what are the bets prebuilt Gundam figures? I'm not really into model kits, but I've always wanted to pick up some Gundam figs, just never knew where to start since it seems like there are a ton of options at this point.
>>7627662Depends what show or suit you even like.But the RD ANIME line is probably the best if you are doing in totally new to Gundam, RX-78-2, GM or Zaku II would be good introductions.
>>7627665I always liked Gundam Wing, G Gundam, and Gundam SEED since those were the ones on Toonami back in the day.Deathscythe, Buster, and Maxter Gundam are some of my favorites.
>>7627184Fuck Katoki decal vomit, in general. That hack still has no understanding of less-is-more.
>>7627673>Deathscythe, Buster, and Maxter Gundam>American pilot, America-grade dakka, and Neo-America's representativeI can taste the FREEDOM from here, anon.
So, I don't follow much of this figure since I don't like its looks, but they have the metal build EVA-02 at the Japan Expo Tamashii Nation's booth. Is there pictures of it IRL already or you guys would want some ? I'm going back on Sunday.
>>7627673>Gundam Wing, G Gundam, and Gundam SEEDYou can still get the RD Freedom and Shining for reasonable prices, but the rest could be painful (and expensive) to track down.At this point your best bet might be the Gundam Universe line, since Bandai has shown no interest in revisiting AU suits with ANIME engineering.Alternatively, if you have the cash, you can try the Metal Build line - but good luck finding anything released at retail price.
>>7627756please fuck off to /m/
>>7625476I do kinda want these, but the price for what you get is just terrible. Ah well.>>7625346Maybe when we get to 08th MS Team since they could re-use molds.
My haul from Anime Expo. Bluefin booth had the G-Fighter for 40, Z'Gok for 35, and the Rock and Explosion effects for 15 and 20. Random other booth had the SoC Gipsy for only 200! I know he's not rare but thats still a decent bit cheaper than I usually see him for. And then Gohan, but that's not robots. Still, 40, a good price. Probably gonna get the brown rock effect and some white wave effects for the Dom's at home as well.
>>7628726The aesthetics might not appeal to everyone, but Z'Gok is definitely one of the best and most fun RDs in terms of playability.
>>7628726>My haul from Anime Expo.
>>7627825>>7628551/m/ worships hacktoki's gaudy shit on a daily basis tho.
>>7629375You can only find this kind of vague bullshit veiled Katoki hate on /m/
>>7629375/m/ worships giant torsos and waists. Just go back to jacking off to Izubuchi or whatever you fags jerk off to daily.
>>7629434>kind of vague bullshitNothing about what makes his shit so ugly and unappealing is vague, brainlet>>7629558>back to jacking off to IzubuchiYou mean legitimately talented designers? Why can't that happen here?
Got my Astraea in. Quite a beauty
>>7631273Still got seams unfortunately
>>7631275Together with Type-F
>>7631281And one of the Type F.They're both kind of fiddly because the entire top half is full of spiky bits like their v-fins or GN fin/stablizers, even the thrusters catch on my fingers a little. The Type-F is by far the worst with its shields. The Type F is probably the better of the two seeing as how it comes with a boatload of accessories including the multiple shield/boosters. The white one just comes with the basic loadout, GN sword, shield, rifle, cannon, and the new proto Throne Eins cannon. Personally though I think the normal white color scheme is by far the more gorgeous one
>>7620574AlsoThis. Other shoulder is perfect but this one looks like it has a line scratched out under normal lighting. It doesn't look as bad with direct lighting and HDR turned on teh camera
>>7631291Can it part swap with the Exia R2/R3 accessories? I'm getting mine soon and I want to do some custom loadout combinations.
As I said on Friday, is anyone interested in these ? I may have missed it, bur I'm pretty sure we don't have any pictures of this bad girl yet in the flesh
Sorry for the glare, the lighting was fucking atrocious.
>>7631357Unfortunately I don't have the Exia parts. Sorry bro
Looks really good, but I can't overlook that weird design for the shoulder piece, like with EVA-01, and at more than 200€, this isn't a small detail.
>>7630725>You mean legitimately talented designers?Uh-huh sure sure, whatever you say /m/ tard.
>>7630725>Izubuchi>legitimately talented designerOnly in the 80's. You're right about Katoki tho.
>>7631281Damn the Astreas look good together
>>7629558I actually like Katoki, but Izubuchi was just flat-out better back when it counted. Sorry, but Patlabor's got a better aesthetic than just about anything Katoki's been involved with. Also Katoki didn't design the Nu, Hi-Nu, Sazabi, and Nightingale - i.e. absolute peak Gundam designs.
>>7631786>Patlabor's got a better aesthetic than just about anything Katoki's been involved withKatoki was involved with Patlabor too, underage faggot.
>>7629558>/m/ worships giant torsos and waistsImpossible, /m/ fellates Obari more than anyone else
>>7631870He did some inner frame design for the movies, that was the height of his involvement.
>>7631357Exia, Astraea and Type F are almost compatibile.
>>7632099And bullshit like this. Exia has no way to mount the four shields on his back, but it can do it in the belt. The Astrea is compatible with anything from Exia, ironically.
>>7631786Katoki literally had to fix the Hi-Nu design with the Hi-Nu Ver. Ka because Izubuchi fucked up his original one angle design so bad when Izubuchi redesigned it fro the first Hi-Nu MG.And if you put them against each other with their best Gundam designs:Izubuchi- Nu Gundam and AlexvsKatoki- Ex-S and V2 GundamKatoki wins.
>>7632446>Thinking the Hi-Nu ver ka is an proper 3D representation of the original designYou poor, delusional retard>Izubuchi- Nu Gundam and Alex vs>Katoki- Ex-SThe Ex-s is a dogshit clusterfuck of pointless moving parts all over. It is far from being the best anything except an example of what makes Katoki such an abhorrent designer.
>>7632607The Ex-S is a great suit for one reason. It helps pinpoint the people who have shit taste in general because they like the Ex-S.
So anyone here tried the G frame candy toys? I’m a sucker for things like these but I want to hear from anons who have a few before I take the plunge.
>>7632777The fact you have to buy a complete figure in 2 parts is a bit annoying but overall they aren't bad toys. A bit more like a sturdy Assault Kingdom toy, definitely scratches that desk toy itch.
>>7632789Yes, it's a bit annoying. What's the point of the static frame, anyway?
>>7633319I guess by getting the armour parts and a static frame together, you at least get a display piece while you can get the articulated frame if you want to pose it and not just display it.I quite liked how they look on the static frame actually. It's nice to have the option of having both versions at the same time, but rather they just did a complete figure similar to the AK line.
>>7631272>>7631273>>7631275>>7631276Mine is still in customs, how are the joints? it's important for me.
>>7633420all metal joints will loosen up over time whether you play with them or not, even if you leave them in the box
>>7633558Thank you Captain Obvious , now fuck off.
>>7633585>upset his expensive metal dolly will become a limp worthless thing in only a couple of years.
>>7633606>his expensive metal dollyInteresting choice of words considering that we weren't even dealing with the subject. I don't even understand why you have to intervene in a topic that concerns "metal dolls" if you are obviously against it. You look just like an angry poor fag, anon.
My metal builds have held up just fine joint wise. Beyond that, who gives a shit if they will? Let people enjoy things, bitching about high end diecast figures of things that also exist in other formats just comes across as sour grapes.
>>7633674mine too. the only one who has poor joints is the old Seven Sword but the others, including the Exia who are among the oldest in my collection, have held up pretty well so far.
>>7633420They're all pretty tight. Waist joint on both seems to be the loosest but still tight enough to hold itself fine. But metal will have variance just like plastic so cant give you any promises.
Amazon has preorders for the Feddie weapon set for just $24:https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Spirits-Federation/dp/B07MJ5PCC1Looks like they're in a price war with 3rd party sellers (one seller has it down to $23.50), so it may go even lower.>>7628726Fantastic haul, anon!>>7631272Looks gorgeous, and I also really dig the posing on your shelves in the background. Alex looks great rocking the bazooka while spraying with the wrist gatling.>>7631378>>7631394Thanks for the photos, anon. Unit 02 is looking awesome, that red is perfect. Can't wait to get her next to 01.
>>7626958Are you making sure to pull the foot downwards? Just from your picture, it looks like you may have missed that step or you haven't fully extended the feet.In fighter mode, the feet are slightly retracted up into the leg, which does block the heel range of movement. For gerwalk, you're supposed to extend the feet by pulling them down (you'll feel the foot lock into place once you have them fully extended). Once extended, you should have full range for the heel for an aggressive gerwalk stance.
Anyone know of a (preferably european but international is fine too) Facebook group or something to sell Macross stuff?BST is full of poorfags and I also found that Macrossworld forum but I can't sign up just for selling my shit.
Look at my setup :D
>>7635183Just sign up for MWFYou would still be selling at a loss everywhere else
>>7636694Huh, ok then. Thank you
Do RDs or other Bandai figures ever go on sale for Prime Day or are Prime Day sales just normie stuff sold by Amazon themselves?
>>7636686I'm in love with the proto Gn Blade. That thing is just so perfect.
>>7625199How close are they to MSIA? I've been thinking about selling my MSIA Wing figures for spare change to try out the Wing or Deathscythe Universe figs.
>>7632611>>7632607Wow, you get mad as fuck when you are wrong.
>>7637289>likes the Ex-S
>>7637289Let them stew in their contrarian rage.
>>7637304>Not liking fanfic Gundams is contrarianlol
>>7637324>fanfic GundamsBy this time, It's official, for better or for worse
Guess I need to buy a stand or two now...Got the Z'Gok from Amazon today and Noin's Aries from Mandarake earlier this week. I wasn't sure how much I was going to like the Z'Gok, but he's actually pretty cool, and has some nice effect parts. The Aries is amazing and I should have gotten it sooner. Probably will grab some more of the Wing grunt suits off of Mandarake soon.
>>7627184I like both lines, and the reasons you are hating on them for apply to none of the figures I have bought from the HCM-Pro line and GFF line. I agree with the earlier post about MSiA being too highly regarded, but the HCM-Pro line and GFF line are much more interesting to me. I understand the complaints over the years about GFF being to fragile to be considered an action figure. GFF are meant for displaying, not "playing with". I guess the higher price of the GFF compared to MSiAs made people think they were rugged action figures with better detailing. Like I said, I can somewhat understand that, but to say the GFF line is bad or covers its problems with excess detailing is ignorant. I have about 15 GFFs and none of them look cluttered with decals, they are some of my favorite display toys, but to each his own.
>>7637324You only dislike Katoki because you want to look cool for not liking something popular.
Gotta support me some gundam figures aimed for the American store shelves. I feel like they put the most effort into wing, it's got a better bend at the elbow and the wings are articulated. The fact that it's around the same large size as its peers rather than properly scaled also helps.Among the three, the unicorn felt underwelming in my opinion. Maybe it's the color scheme and the material, but the unicorn feels like a white chunk of plastic with red lines painted all over. >>7637270I have handled some MSIA before but not wing in particular so I can't compare them.
>>7638345Another thing I'd like to point out about the unicorn is its shield. It may be a slab of unpainted white plastic from the back, but it looks really good and sharp from the front.In an earlier post I speculated the figures of this line share the same joints and frame, I appear to be somewhat correct. The ankle joints, shoulders, and the entire crotch frames are the same. Skirt and shoulder armor are interchangeable, and the shields share the same ball joint.
>>7638345>Decent, affordable Wing toys in the year of our lord 2019At this rate Universe will complete the Wing squad before HG
>>7638349Another thing I've found, don't know if it's mentioned in the Japanese reviews, but all three figures have a joint at their crotch that's kinda like this. Didn't expect this kind of engineering in a $30 toyish figure.
>>7638345Unless you literally buy them from store shelves retailers won't see any demand for them.
>>7638452Shame, I don't know any retailers stocking these in stores besides Gamestop. Barnes and Noble doesn't have them, surprisingly.When I bought the Unicorn in-store it was like the only GU within a 30 miles radius. The other two I got from the Gamestop website when they had a buy one get one half off promo going on, don't know if that promor still works. They should be easier to find in stores now as the list of avaliable stores for pick up looks promising for where I live.
>>7638452>>7638525Buying from Amazon or other US based websites will show demand. Fuck Gamestop anyways, they're a terrible company that probably won't be around for too many years in the future.
>>7638630Wow, they're actually doing the Xamel? I figured they wouldn't cause they never did larger OYW suits like the Zock.
Hey guys I'm pretty new to collecting gunpla. I've got an HG RX-79 Ground Type, Char's Zaku from Origin, and an RG Astray with my friend who does detailing, plus I picked up a Zaku with the Big Gun set from thunderbolt, and an RX-78-2 from Origin. My question is, I'd like to keep collecting but idk where to start. I'd mostly like to collect kits that are more tacticool than they are flashy, with a lot of accessories. Can you guys point me to those?
>>7625397>why people want it backWho actually wants MSIA back? I for sure don't (and I still own some MSIAs).
>>7638652You will be better served by checking the gunpla general. This is mecha figures, not model kits.
>>7638652Gunpla General is over >>7631205However, since I collect both lines (figures and kits), may I suggest the Jesta/Jesta Cannon?
>>7638680Huh I swear checked the catalog right, but thanks! I'll add it to my wish list
>>7638685What am I looking at?
>>7638695Those madmen.Though considering they did Nightingale, I'm not as surprised.
>>7638630>>7638685lol, and retards earlier in this very thread were saying that stuff like this was only possible with MSiA.
>>7638721Considering they've skipped stuff like the Zock, I don't blame people for thinking it would never happen. The Zock even seems way easier to make than the Xamel.
>>7638685>YMS-16M Xamelkatoki haters on suicide watch
I wonder what they will make after Dom, Zaku is probably the only ones they could exploit easily with recolors.
>>7639317Definitely Zaku with 0083 sets, along with the Gelgoog.
>>7638728I think the Xamel might just be more popular than the Zock. Or at least, Bandai might think that. Hasn't the Xamel traditionally gotten more merchandise than the Zock so far anyway?
>>7638685Katoki Hajime presents...!A giant turd with a gun on its back.Anything would have been better than this lmfao
>>7639427The Zock seems to have slightly more merchandise than the Xamel, but not by much. Only Xamel merch I could find was a resin kit, a 3rd party gunpla kit and the MISA figure. Zock at least has a HGUC kit.Mostly I'm sad about the Zock not existing because it's my favorite of the OYW amphibious suits. And I think it's the only suit from 0079 that we haven't gotten in RD, which seems weird to me.
>>7638707After showing off the MB gn arms, that big zam that was at a show while back is a definite possibility as well.
>>7639427No, way less. The Zock has had much more exposure especially in SD form. I think the Xamel having no other representation but a kinda shoddy 20 year old MSIA probably factors into this release though. It needs an update more than the Zock.
>>7638685>>7638707>It's a brickPass
>>7639551it has an SD model kit
Didn't one of the RD guys say in an interview that an RD Zock would cost too much and if they would put out a Zock it'd be a sofubi?
>>7641273They didn't say anything specifically about sofubi, just that they would explore other possible ways to release a Zock since they weren't sure a RD was feasible.
>>7613080Anyone here have the Keroro Spirits fig? Is it any good? It's surprisingly cheap on Amazon so I was thinking of ordering it, but cheap prices make me want to be cautious rather than impulsive.
>>7642348It’s good, cheap, comes with a small Keroro and can use ANIME effect parts
>>7641273>>7641302These interviews sound interesting. Do you happen to have a link to them or remember what site they were on?
>>7642432https://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1098426.html>もう1つ試算を行なっているのが「ゾック」だ。水陸両用のMSだがMAといって良いほどに大きく、前後が同じデザインで、非常に特異な存在だ。ゾックはマイナーなMSで、「機動戦士ガンダム」で印象的な活躍が少ない。足も曲がるようなデザインになっておらず、アクションフィギュアとしてもギミックが見えない部分がある。こちらには野口氏は「今のままでは商品化が難しいというハードルを感じている」とのことだ。「ver. A.N.I.M.E.」の規格とは異なる方法など、様々なプランを模索しているとのことだ。Basically they said the Zock's problem is that it didn't have a strong impression in the TV show and has very few visible gimmicks especially with articulation as its legs do not bend. At the time they were seeking alternative merchandising plans that is different from the ANIME standard.
>>7638630>>7638685Aw sheeeeet 0083 is goin' deep!
>>7638345>>7638349they're not doing the villains in wave 2 or 3 and that's the onyl thing I'dve bought em for. I wanted their Char's zaku 2 and tallgeese.
>>7643389I'm sure those will be the first two villains. I recall an interview where they said they wanted to focus only on suits iconic and popular worldwide, but that when they do start on villain suits Chars Zaku would likely be the first.
>>7639485You faggots have some pretty weak game.
When's the next Tamashii event? I'm worried about the Hi-Metal R line they haven't announced anything new in months.
>>7643472Tamashii Nations will be present at SDCC this weekend, but whenever they're in the states it's mostly for Dragonball, Marvel, and Star Wars products as the focus. I wouldn't be surprised if we got nothing for mecha in general except showing off what's already announced and upcoming.
>>7643472I wouldn't worry about HMR. It's like the only line that survived name changing and brutal killing, so hard that the R literally stands for Revival. And they have everything up to 7/Plus/Zero already done.
>>7636686>>7632099>>7631281>>7631275For the guys that already have the Astraea. Can i put the proto gn blade on the right arms? If i have two Astraeas can put a double gn blade on one of them?
>>7644017Sorry left arms, not right.
>>7644017No , those are the same gn blade as the previous type-f. The right can only go on the right and the left and only go on the left .
>>7628726>tfw Striker Eureka chogokin never
I have the Metal Structure Nu Gundam pre-ordered at my local hobby shop. The guy there is normally really knowledgeable and helpful but for the life of me I can't figure out what the fuck he's trying to sell me upsell me on. It's some sort of protective case for the gundam? Like a hard travel case that may be a backpack, ostensibly only one transparent side and holds the gundam firmly in place. Apparently costs way too much money, even for someone who's willing to drop a grand on a toy. My Google game too weak to figure this shit out. He swears his importer has the gundam, fin funnels, and backpack listed separately but part of the same batch and that the backpack's item description specifically mentions the Metal Structure Nu Gundam. I've searched enough to feel confident it's not actually specifically for this, but I'd believe there's some special case for Perfect Grade gunpla or something and they're using this to push them. Anything sound even kinda similar to this?
I'm trying to think of what suits are left from 0080, because it shouldn't be too many. All I can think of is the GM Command, Zgok-E, Guncannon Mass Prod, and the Rick Dom II. I'm thinking the only one we might not get is the Zgok-E, since it honestly doesn't have much screen time, especially compared to the Hygogg. GM Command is almost guaranteed since it would be mostly a recolor of the upcoming space type, and the Dom appears in 0083 as well, so it will probably show up in there since it's more prominent. We get a lot of Cannon suits in general, so I think the mass prod version is likely as well.
>>7646338They would be stupid not to do the z’gok e. It’s the only other iconic suit left, the rest are background fodder.
>>7646564It's the only suit left from 0080 that'd grab my attention, at least
>>7638685>You're a big guy.>For you.
I was looking at some of the Universe figures but I'd really be a lot more interested in seeing some non "Gundam" figures. Some Zaku's, GMs, you know.
>>7647803Based on that interview with the GU guy, we probably won't be getting normal suits at all. I don't think they were sure we were even going to get stuff like Char's Zaku or the Tallgeese.
>>7647803>>7648941We almost got them, but they decided against it because they wanted more good guy suits from other series, for some reason.
>>7648945It honestly makes this line kind of pointless for us RD fans. Though if they start showing up in places like Walmart and Target and it gets more Americans and other normies into Gundam, that would be nice. The only GU figures I'm going to get are the Wing ones because I don't feel like buying their RD figures right now.
>>7649196I'm interested if they make tallgeese, epyon, EW suits, Mercurius, Char's zakue, basically all suits that have limited merch or who I'd like better meatier versions of. Char's zeke because the rd has weird knees. Instead we get....the gundam....again.
>>7649200It's gonna be years before we ever get some of those I think, like the Mercurius and Vayeate. Wave 2 isn't supposed to come out until December.
>>7638685THE ABSOLUTE FUCKING MADMEN
>>7648941They did hint at a Char Zaku II, not sure how likely it will be though. That said a nice chunky sharp sculpt Zaku II to go with the RX78-2 and I'd be golden. Maybe dip back in for the Ez8 but less bothered with anything else shown far as I don't want it, the style looks off or I prefer the RD.>>7649196GU isn't aimed at the audience that know and are already invested in RD. It's basically a more casual friendly Gundam line while the more "hardcore" Gundam fan will be into the RD line.I don't mind that though, having a bigger desk friendly RX78-2 sounds right up my street while my ANIME ones fill my display needs. They won't replace the RD but they will make a nice complimentary figure, similar to how Assault Kingdom/G-Frame is if you want a smaller scale.
>>7649200No! Fuck you! I’ve been waiting decades for RD EW suits, and I’ll be damned if they end up being part of this shit line instead!
>>7649363It makes sense that they do the suits popular with Americans in a format that's popular there.Genius Bandai move to be honest.
So is Ver. ANIME gonna extend to the alternate universe stuff as well after they've gone through a shitload of UC? Will my dream of sexy new re-releases of the GN-X line ever come true? Even if I have to cry knowing it won't happen for like another decade at the rate they release these things, I just want some shrivel of hope.
>>7649403shame they started the line with vanilla gundam and barbatos, nobody cares about them in america
>>7650938Damn, he looks like a manlet suit.
>>7650938HLJ, hurry up!>>7650522Bandai likes money, Ver ANIME is def gonna go to alternate universes at some point. And you're not alone, sibling, I also have a shriveled up dream.
GU char zaku and short duck confirmed
>>7650528You'd be surprised how many casuals IBO has managed to hook. I have friends that don't know shit about Gundam but watched IBO on Toonami religiously.
>>7650528You are so out of touch. Americans love the shit out of IBO
>>7650938Finally, a legitimately anime accurate Gundam!
>>7652278Only need that Zaku.
>>7650510Wish the dunbine stuff wasn’t so expensive. Already have the blue version, can’t justify this one.
>>7652278I see an Astray Red Frame too!
>>7652550I have Sirbine. How do you like Bellvine?
>>7652278Can't wait for that Nu to be just as tall as the Wing Gundam
>>7652349Ikr where's my “ANIME accurate” rx78 Bandai?
>>7652278That lineart for Exia makes me nervous. The 00 suits mostly emphasise rounded surfaces. Making everything sharp would ruin the aesthetic imo.
>>7650528The vanilla Gundam, maybe, but IBO is probably the most popular series in the West after Gundam Wing and maybe Unicorn. I know several people who love the Barbatos.
>>7652278I'm not a fan of the art direction, but that's one hell of a line up. Maybe I'll grab Tallgeese to pair with my Wing.>>7652309I have coworkers who haven't watched Gundam since Wing/G who are watching IBO. I hope it can gain more fans, even if I've not seen it.
Char's Zaku looks fucking jacked. If it actually has those proportions I'm interested.
When am I going to get more IBO suits, I want Bael and Gusion (All forms of gusion)
>>7653890Never. Despite IBO's popularity in the worldwide market, IBO RD sold like shit. I can still find Kimaris Gundams on my local shelves.
>>7652278>heavyarms>tallgoose>Char's Zaku II>Epyonif these are better than the rd's I will be ecstatic, more so if they are able to dethrone my tallgeese II rd. >>7652309>>7652331>>7653845For real? I heard a lot of people shitting on it and nobody talkign about it, and after how they botched Build Fighters in the west I wasn't sure they'd recovered.
>>7653938>EpyonThat's Wing Zero EW bruh. Also there's no way they will be better than the RDs, unless for you bigger means better. Sculpt/Paint seems on par, but articulation and accessories are gonna take a hit.
>>7653938>For real? I heard a lot of people shitting on itAre they /m/ type people by any chance?I've seen more positive things said about it from more casual people while /m/ seemed more like the place that shits on it (and everything else)Them making the follow up some mobile game did lead to a lot of people shitting on Bandai/IBO and rightly so cause fuck that mobile game shit.
>>7653949>Also there's no way they will be better than the RDs, unless for you bigger means better. Sculpt/Paint seems on par, but articulation and accessories are gonna take a hit.Consider Tallgeese was lighter on articulation, I just hope the knee changes stay. Frankly I don't use half of the fancy modern articulation rd's use. If it's on par witht eh old rd Tallgeese then it's adequate. As for rd Zaku II I hope it loks and feels better than the rd, mine's loose as hell, the color looks off, and I don't like the slide out hips. >>7653967mostly here, and friends I had who were into gundam in the firstplace, they described it as bad seed or bad g gundam? I forget. I don't go to /m/.
>>7653938Don't get me wrong IBO is trash but it has a lot that appeals to the casual weeb crowd compared to UC series.
>>7653967>>7653995I do have legitimate complaints about IBO (mostly the subpar execution of its characters and themes), but I think the concept itself is quite brilliant as are a lot of the mobile suit designs.
>>7651763HLJ just moved my GP01 into my warehouse, and they have GP02 for sale again.
Amiko has these in stock as wellblog.livedoor.jp/tamashii_robot/29789186201919
>>7654334>We didn't get pic related instead of Lancelot siNI hate that I've got both of these on preorder but they may release it again with everything else & I'll still probably buy it. I would have taken a delay & paid extra for it.
>>7654331Same, time to ship my Loot!
>>7654718They can sell it alone and it will still be more expensive than the actual figure
>>7654718The hell is this monstrosity?
>>7654850Imagine a gp03 or meteor unit.In the movie its for wiping out groups but is shit if someone decent goes melee on the fortress which is why they purge it for anti knightmare warfare.
>>7654722What's in your loot?
>>7652278Just gimme all da wing gundam ms's and I'll be fine and dandy
>>7638345I only got the wing, can anyone check if the unicorn's red is affected by blacklights?If I see one locally I'll pick it up
>>7625346If they bring this back but in the universe line I can die content my collection has my only holy grail, an action figure of a unit I love that I can mess with, free from the autism of being delicate with it