Previous Thread: >>10171352Other mecha toy discussion is also more than welcome!Upcoming regular retail releases:-Duel Gundam ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Jan. 28th)-RX -78 GP04 Gerbera ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Mar. 2023)-Launcher Striker & Effect Parts ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Apr. 2023)-TMF/A-802 BuCue ver. A.N.I.M.E. (May 2023)-ZAFT Weapon Set ver. A.N.I.M.E. (May 2023)Current open Tamashii Web exclusive preorders:►Order Deadline TBA-Aura Battler Gedo (May 2023)-Gouf Flight Type ver. A.N.I.M.E. (May 2023)-Metal魂 ν-Gundam Double Fin Funnel Type (May 2023)-RX-78-2 Gundam Rollout Color ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Jun. 2023)-Gerbera Tetra Custom ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Jun. 2023)Bandai's official RD page with images and release dates:http://tamashii.jp/item_brand/robot_tamashii/
IGN (of all places) has several RDs for 40% off with coupon code BYE2022https://store.ign.com/search?type=product&options[prefix]=last&q=robot%20spirits*Code only works for RDs labelled "Boxing Day Sale." Not an amazing deal after the discount, but still solid for things like the Full Armor Gundam and Black Tri-Star Zaku II.
Metal Build RGM-79 Sleggar Custom is available on US P-Bandai:https://p-bandai.com/us/item/N2641788001001
Metal RD Kimaris Vidar review:https://hacchaka.net/archives/52089675.htmlRD RX-93ff Nu Gundam review:https://hacchaka.net/archives/52089731.html
>>10201865>ignTime for RD Reaction Guys image.I'm sure there is already one with model kits though.
>>10201868It's Fix Figuration, not Metal Build.
>>10201885My favorite metal build is huckbein.
>>10201885D'oh! Meant to type "Metal Composite" but I had just been looking at the MB GN-Arms so MB was stuck in my head, haha. Pumped for the GM though, the sliced-shield part for RX-78 is awesome too.
Anyone who has the Metal Robot Destiny Gundam, how much of a pain is it to attach the Palma Fiochina hands (both the normal and effect set ones)? I love MRDs but breaking in the hands for the first time is not something I look forward to, and the effect parts on those hands in particular look like they’re gonna make it even harder to get them on.
>>10201865It's a pretty decent deal depending on shipping costs though. I didn't even know IGN had a store.
>>10202384>$13 to ship a single RD, total cost for RX-79 is $65Alright, I guess that's not that good of a deal. But even Amazon has it for $73. The GM Ground is $54 on Amazon, which is decent given shipping, but still. Didn't domestic RD prices used to be a lot better? What the fuck happened? Is this a consequence of Bandai buying Bluefin? I kind of fell out of toys so I'm out of the loop.
>>10202393I feel like it's Bluefin. A lot of the times with other Bandai products (notably SHF) their US price usually isn't too bad relative to Japan, maybe a couple dollars more expensive (considering shipping), but offset by being way easier to get since pre-orders don't sell out in 1 minute. Like maybe from Japan an SHF Krillin is like 35 dollars, maybe 15-20 to ship, and then be 55 on Amazon or BBTS. But an RD could be 55 dollars, maybe 15-20 to ship, but then be 85 dollars. I didn't go out and compare prices before posting this, this is just a trend that I feel like I've noticed over the last year or two, if some other anon wants to go dig through listings and bullshit and prove me wrong, go for it.
>>10202424I wouldn't fault them if it's their way of adjusting for the insanely lopsided yen-USD rate. It could be raw greed, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of other factors.
>>10202424Even now I suppose it isn't too bad if you factor in what shipping from Japan would be (even taking advantage of Mandarake's lower prices on a few recent RD releases, you need to buy three figures to offset shipping and make it worth it), but that kind of defeats the whole appeal of getting domestic distribution when that's the standard. I hoped Bandai acquiring Bluefin would make things better, but I guess not.
>>10202384>>10202393Free shipping over $100, so gotta get multiples for a decent deal.
Ey baby, wanna commit some war crimes?
>>10203264Any news on the assault shroud DLC for Duel?
>>10203277>DLCI didn't know Bandai supported 3d printers now.
>>10203291>He doesn't know
I wish they would do more MRDs for starter Gundams, they've only done the midseason upgrades. Except for the Force Impulse which came outta left field.
>>10203340Freedom is technically a starter Gundam if you count Seed Destiny.
Any news on the dragon scale Lancelot?
>>10203828Its dead like the thread Jim.
>>10203340It'd be counterintuative with the SEED Anime line right now but I wish they'd do Strike in this line too.
>>10204279Yeah, a few months ago I was hoping they'd do a strike in this line because then it means Shigeta would've been on it. We were so close.I'm really hoping we at least get an Exia/Astraea or X though.
>TAMASHII NATIONS QUALITY
>>10204656Char only installed half of the psychoframe to have an excuse when amuro kicks his shit in again.
>>10204656oh fuck 2 grand for thisthere is another unpainted part right to the left of that one too, jesus
>>10204656Ver. A.N.I.M.E chads win again!
This is probably a long shot, but does anybody have both the First Touch Zaku and the Zaku+ship aka Doans Zaku post some pics of them together?
>>10203340Force Impulse basically doubles as Lunamaria's midseason upgrade
>>10204656on a 2 grand product? Bandai has been dropping the ball on their premium products lately. MB Hi-Nu with a lot of QC issues (I've got a dozen noticeable paint issues on mine), I feel like there was something else recently that I didn't pick up, now this? I'd be livid if I spent 2 grand on this.
>>10204898doe sit fit the trunk?
MOSHOW NEXT OFFERING!Moshow - Progenitor Effect - Lancelot of The Lake
>want Ez-8's backpack>have to buy a completely different 100+ dollar figureFucking Gouf Flight type, fucking fly right up my asshole you fucking hunk of junk
>>10204664>>10204850They don't care. It'll sell out anyway.
>>10204914This is why I'm just gonna accept I won't have the backpack for Ez-8
>>10204768Most people who post in these threads have been priced out of this hobby, while others have moved onto other things because of shit like this >>10204656
>>10205568>Most people who post in these threads have been priced out of this hobbybecause they have broken wrists and cant build model kits
So I got that DX SV262 a week earlier than anticipated.Fuck me I need a weekend to deal with this shitlord, the dx YF19 is baby mode compared to this fuck. Cool design though, absolutely love that Kawamori got some mono-jet looking VFs out there for Delta.
Best moshow yet?https://youtu.be/rJMfMaaCifg
>>10206006Really wish you'd pick a different thread for things unrelated.
>>10206211Not him but this is literally the thread for mecha shit>Other mecha toy discussion is also more than welcome!
>Rd full armor gundamNice design but the flashes and over runs are over the placeI don't remember it was this bad with my previous purchase (the new Evo F91)Is it because of Chinese lockdown over Wuhan flu?
>found the connector peg to Vilkiss that had been lost for 3 yearsYooooooooooooo
>>10206224That's just standard tamashii nations QUALITY (tm)
>>10206224It's probably if you got the most recent run because it's been reissued three times now.I have all of me releases in the Bandai Namco released probably the worst one because it's been reused a few times now
Anyone else looking forward to Eva-03 in the coming months?
>>10207194Nobody here can afford those kekkles
>>10207194Absolutely. One of my favorite Eva designs.
>>10207194I wish it was OG Eva 02...
Metal Robot Spirits. Do it Bandai
>>10204656The proportions are fucked for this too. The head is too big, shoulders too small. I am a fan of the Sazabi design, I have both HCM-Pro Sazabi figures and the RD Sazabi figure, and all of them have better proportions than this thing.
>>10207194I preordered it for the sake of completion but I'm not really excited for it to come out now that I have the 3 main ones.
>>10207534pretty much thisat the point where im done buying rebuild stuff
>>10207399A fellow Anon of taste I see.>>10207534If these continue to do well, OG designs are the next logical step.>>10207801I'm just happy I will have someone to pose fighting 01 You think they will release the sniper rifle? Would you buy it if it came with a bunch of triangles?
How good is the MRD Shinkiro?
>>10205752>6 hours inWhat kind of sick fuck let Kawamori get away with this!?
>>10208249>t. Big meaty clawsman
>>10207649I'd rather it was regular robot spirits and forget the metal tax.
Is Cross Ange´s Villkiss good?
>>10208400I asked that years ago and I was told yes that it's good. I never bought one because I couldnt decide on which design is my favorite
>>10208408Wait, they made two?
>>10208310No but seriously I'm surprised nothing seems to have broken or developed stress marks, but at the same time fuck the 262 it's pain incarnate. 10/10 Kawamori trolled me good.At least the VF31 family got really good DX figs... at least up until the AXs started showing assembly issues.
>>10208126>You think they will release the sniper rifle?I don't know but there's a third party one if you really want one.
>>10208410There's>Vilkiss>Vilkiss with red stripes>EnRyuGo>Hysterica>Theodora>CleopatraThey showed off a couple of Razor and Arquebus prototypes too but never released them sadly. I hope the new Moderoid one sells well enough to justify a full Arzenal line up.
>>10208483Just seems odd to me since 00 comes with the ESV and there has been no mention of one yet.
>>10208601any news from threezero about unit 08?
>>10208635We probably will see something new shortly after 03 is released. That seems to be the pattern. Whether or not it's 08...we will see.
>>10208243>>10209027It's a slow general, you may not get an answer in the same thread or week. But to answer your question:Buy the old ver ka instead. The figure is fine in & of itself (a little plain) but the thin plastic clips that connects to energy shields to the ring (for posing) are really fragile (to the point where connecting them for the first time has a more likely chance to break them than not). All my clips have broken so I've had to jury rig something to hold the shields around the figure. That is why it is so cheap if you are wondering. My ver ka has held up much better & is much more detailed.
New year gelgoog
>>10209079The ver ka looks really cheap though
>>10209206I love the OYW Gelgoog mold. Such a great figure in any color scheme.
>>10209206So smooth, I must shoot it.
I'm hoping the MB Dynames sells well so we can get the other two S1 CB Gundams in MB(I really just want the Kyrios), but it's been open to preorder for a while now.Is the Dynames just not popular?
>>10210245P-Bandai MBs tend to have pre-orders open for a while. The Dynames Repair III that was a general release a year and a half ago sold out real quick, MB standard. I think they sort of teased that were going to be doing Devise Kyrios and Virtue as well, with a line in one of the promos.
>>10210271Speaking of p-bandai stuff, wonder when we'll hear news about the Chogokin DX VF-1 Angel Birds shipping.>tfw still no TV Kakizaki>and now I've found myself kinda just picking up Delta VFs despite knowing nothing about Delta>and what the actual christ who the hell seriously thinks a 31S is worth as much as people are asking for!? And Bandai couldn't do a rerelease where they bundle it with the armored parts like what they did for the 1J GBP???Sometimes I'm glad I've kept far away from picking up any of the Gundam-specific figures they do, I'd probably have lost my shit several times over trying to sate my weird autism for roster completion.
Am I doing it right guys?
>>10211525>Oi, you call that a knoife?
>>10211525Gotta say anon that I love your enthusiasm for the line now that you've dipped your toes. I think a lot of us here have gotten a bit jaded, I remember when ANIME first launched a lot of us were blown away at how great the figs were, but there haven't been any major advancements since then 6 years ago. I'd still hold the opinion it's the best toyline in the 50-100 dollar toy range. Great value, great figs.
>>10211844NTA but I'm also starting my ANIME collection. I recently got the Aerial and eager on the Duel later this month. They do feel really great, but I'm definitely holding onto the Duel for the real verdict on the line.
>>10201890Shizuki and Edge mechs got a figure. They made me the happiest man ever
Barely any tv eva figures any more because licensing hell, almost no chance of robot damashii tv eva figures at this pointTo complicate things more I like anno and would like to support him but he only makes money off the rebuild shit, i hate gainax and dont want to support them but they make money off of tv eva.
>>10211909I don't give a shit who would get the money. I just want RD figures of the TV evas. And a figure of End of Evangelion style Unit 02.
>>10211840That's not a knife, that's a spoon.>>10211844I'm loving the 3 I have. I just wish the ones I bought from mandarake would get here already. I need more Zakus on my desk.
>>10211863I like the 30 better barring the visor but im not double dipping at that high price for less. The bandages on it and Ash are cool as fuck.
>>10211985>a figure of End of Evangelion style Unit 02.I was gonna get the revoltech a while back but heard it sucks.I think I'll probably just resolve myself to attempt sculpting my own.
>>10211861I think it'll be a good figure for you to judge. It's a relatively normal sculpt with a decent accessory spread. If you like SEED I also would recommend the Strike with the Aile pack, or pre-order the Launcher pack. It's an absolute blast of a toy. >>10212490We all need more Zakus! I'm at almost 20 with the different variants across the line and I always have half an eye out for cheap used ones whenever I'm shopping somewhere that might have some.
>>10211861Still waiting for them to announce the assault shroud set. Duel just feels naked without it.
>>10213705That's a big display cabinet
>>10213331I can see why, they are super fun. I was just going to get multiples of this guy, but then I found the First Touch and Doan Zaku for a good deal. So the idea of me just getting the 08th ms team stuff is out the window.
>>10213331>I'm at almost 20 with the different variants across the lineMakes me feel slightly better with my pathetic 14 or so Zaku variants. Made me aware that I've the Psycommu System Zaku on preorder, so that'll be 15.Though I don't even want to consider how many Zakus I have between the RD, Model Kits and other random figures.That said, I do enjoy using the accessories with non RD figures too.
Forgive me RDG, for I have sinned.I bought a grey Gelgoog just so I could give the blue naginata blades to Char's Gelgoog.>Uncomfortable grumbling.Forgive me RDG, for I have sinned.I don't own a single Zaku RD.>The RDG lounge pianist strikes a discordant note, stops playing, and glares angrily.Forgive me RDG, for I have sinned.I only own one Feddie RD. It's a Guntank. >RDG shoots me dead. No charges are filed.
>>10214351Wait this is a Gundam establishment?Then what am I supposed to do with all these Macross figures!?
>>10214878>Then what am I supposed to do with all these Macross figures!?Laugh at the Gundamfags with your superior autismbots and fly a Valkyire into a space elevator.
Post your favorite Zaku from your collection
>>10214880>when you break down and actually buy a third dx yf-19 at still absurd overinflated scalper pricesIt's getting out of hand... but it turns out those missiles do look good on the other figures that have compatible hardpoints. I probably should just invest in a 3d printer at this point, no?
>>10214884Probably Longface smoothlegs, I'm really tempted to get Chars Zaku II for the effects.
Any other must have Zakus? I would prefer to keep it in the I and II range, nothing too fancy.
>>10215610There's the GiNN. Seed's not-a-zaku grunt.
Why don't all Robot Spirits come with colored joints like this? It fills me with glee.>>10215645A little too fancy for my tastes, still looks cool though.
>>10215610Katoki Zaku is another good one.
>>10215804Presumably because most mecha you expect the joints to be a different color from the main body unless it's an old ass design. In which case sure for at least one Zaku mold make those joints green for sure, but it's a very case by case sort of thing.
Which RD monoeye has the best articulation?
>>10215804>Why don't all Robot Spirits come with colored joints like this? It fills me with glee.Whoa! is that the first touch Zaku? That looks great!
>>10216412True, next payday I will definitely need to pick up a First Touch RX-78, regular RX-78 and a regular Zaku II for all the weapons it comes with. I'm in deep now, started with 08th ms and now I'm on to Mobile Suit Gundam.>>10216572Yeah, it really works on the Zaku II mold, I'm glad I picked it up despite the lack of weapon accessories.
>>10215610Act Zaku has some unique looking weapons.
>>10214884Zaku Marine Type was my holy grail from RD for many years and I don't fully regret cashing in to buy one earlier last year. That said my first RD Zaku was the FZ from 0080 and I had a lot of fun with that one too.Generally with RD Zakus its always annoying that the vent on the face can't color match with the rest of the head considering its painted vinyl trying to match unpainted ABS. Annoying discrepancy but it's unavoidable.
>>10214880Wait I thought I'm supposed to make them listen to my song?
Finally put together the whole collection for a photo.Guess I still have enough space to start collecting the SEED line.Any notable UC figures I should still get?
>>10217902Do you have the 08th Zaku II JC? I enjoy mine quite alot
>>10217952Nope, I don't have it. I see it comes with the late models rifle and bazooka which are pretty cool, so I might get it.
>>10217394>>10215929Good suggestions, I will definitely need to get these.
>>10217902Guntank, Guncannon, G-Bull
>>10217902Rick Dom II GP03
Anyone have any familiarity with the Dougram Hi-Metal R?
>>10218869NTA, adding a question about hi-metal R - how big are they compared to gunpla and RD figures? And do they have any metal parts or it's just the name?
>>10218874The Macross ones are the same size as RDs or at least the VFs are, the Zentradi stuff and the Destroid Monster are much bigger. Not sure about the Dougram or Xabungle ones though but I'd assume they're around the same scale. As for metal parts then it varies from figure to figure, usually they'll have die-cast parts to strengthen areas for transformation.
>>10218874Product dimensionwise? Think HG, the major releases are small enough to be really conducive to group display in shelf.I say major because in the realm of outliers, the HMR Monster MK II is huge in a way that actively reminds me a lot of that time Bandai did an HG for the GP03 Dendrobium Orchis, which is my go to point of reference for "mecha designs so big that you can't do them at greater than 1/100 scale unless it's a garage kit, and even then the resulting statue is going to be a living room centerpiece inevitably used and abused as a coffee table."
>>10215804Are those two the same colour? Doan's Zaku is darker than the first release, how does it compare to the First Touch?
Who's ready for Aerial FB then
>>10219065It's as ugly as the Exia Devise
>>10219065that's ugly as sin
>>10218985Looks about the same as your pic. My other pic had some weird lighting I guess.
>>10218869I've got Dougram and the Roundfacer. Both are great. Anything in particular you want to know? >>10218874HMR size varies by subject matter. Pic is HMR Xabungle (1/100 scale) and Dougram (1/60) with RD Z'Gok. Most HMR have metal feet and some metal in the joints and internal structure.
>>10219065Look how they ruined those thick thighs to make some Strike Gundam looking shite.
>>10219081Ah, dangit. I was planning to transplant the shins from Doan's onto the First Touch to make a proper anime Zaku. Oh well. Here's hoping they'll make a Best Selection version that uses the new shins, like they did with the Gundam and the new feet.
More SRW stuff coming from sentinel.
>>10219193>>10219198aw shit>Sentinelwelp, not going to blow 30k yen on each sadly
>>10219097>both are great>and it's 1/60All I needed to hear.
>>10219065Needs more gold if they want to imitate our lord and saviour.
>>10219193>33000 yenYeah. No.
>>10219339ah, that was easy. glad to help.
>>10219367Yeah I'm kinda risking an impulse buy here for reasons similar to getting the Destroid Tomahawk from Arcadia:It's Battletech-adjacent.I have some familiarity with Dougram the series but I'm one of those weird people who gets into mechanical design and merch depictions first before getting into the shows they hail from, too.
>>10219379gotcha. I can't vouch for how well it scales as a Shadowhawk, but rest easy that it's a solid, well-designed toy, capable of doing all the iconic Dougram poses.
>>10219065Me but it damn well better included include the activated permet panels. The Aerial just having the pure black ones was a major disappointment.
>>10219403Height is one of those numbers that BT seems to dodge on the regular, so hopefully the fact the Tomahawk is also 1/60 scale means it all works out in the end.
Just dipped my toes in this line. Gonna limit myself to 0083 designs for now, save for Char's Zaku which was one of my first kits. Gouf also looks sweet.
>>10219065Look how badly they hurt my waifu. I want old Aerial back.
How feasible is it to repair joints on chogokins? Bought the old SoC Gipsy Danger from mandarake but the hip joint is completely fucked and I'm not sure if they'll accept a return even though the joint damage wasn't listed
>>10221027>I'm not sure if they'll accept a return even though the joint damage wasn't listedLet them know about it ASAP.
>>10219065Step aside, I want this guy and Darilbalde getting the Robot Spirits treatment first.
>>10221027Depends. What kind of fucked is it?
>>10219193>>10219198aw shit niggahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoxHkn9BB74
>>10221029I emailed them and they seem to understand the issue so hopefully that'll work out>>10221040The two halves of the joint are barely connected, I think the sleeve for the peg connecting the two halves is broken
>>10221037I'm still sad they skipped over the Lfrith. It's the best design in the Aerial development lineage imo.
>>10221267If we're lucky, we'll see it in P-Bandai
>>10221267We haven't even gotten confirmation we'll get the couple they did show off (though it seems likely). If they commit to an ANIME line in the same manner they have other series, we'll get the Lfrith for sure. Lfrith MP as a P-Bandai.
>>10221384The series has been incredibly popular and the Aerial gunpla completely sold out which is a first I think.So I feel a bit confident they'll do a few more ver ANIME.
>>10221135Without knowing what the parts look like in full, either its fucked as you've assessed, or maybe a screw isn't properly fitted somewhere I dunno.But I think this one is structurally defective and in that camp of can't conceivably unfuck where I myself have filed my own anecdotal experience with Banderp quality:>that time I bought a DX VF1A Max but one of the die cast feet-nozzles wasn't installed quite right so the two halves are misaligned and really sets my autism off beyond imagination and because it's one of the metal parts I have no fucking clue how to or if I even can unscuff it
>>10219193I would have bought for half the price, but 33k is really too much...I spent already more than what I should have had for the super limited edition of 30. Only if they put out an Astranagant I may think of spendono those money
>>10221762Keep in mind 1/3 (or even 1/2) of that price is going to Bandai.And Bandai might consider releasing a SMP version of that later.
>>10221402>Aerial gunpla completely sold out which is a first I think.Not just Aerial every single G-Witch kit so far has sold out damn near instantly it's insane how well it's doing.
>>10221765Man given the prices they want for that SMP SRX I don’t even feel bad about what I paid for the sentinel one. Over $400 for a fucking model kit that still has to partsform, never mind how much of the color separation will be stickers based on what they’ve done with far less complicated designs. I wanted to get it because there is no way Bandai would make a transformation as convoluted as what sentinel did but for that price I will just wait hoping the SoC team decides to make one to spite both sentinel and the shokugan branch, that seems to be how bandai rolls. I think I’m in for the Ialdabaoth, would like to go in on the Valefor too but that price on top of being an exclusive stings.
>>10221914>Not just Aerial every single G-Witch kit so far has sold out damn near instantlyOdd, I never seemed to have any trouble picking any up.
>>10221947The guy at Sentinel already said they will go one step further if sales are good.https://twitter.com/STN_captain/status/1612759742400843776Also Teradahttps://twitter.com/TakanobuTerada/status/1612847852119797762
>>10221971They're all on backorder right now at HLJ and for the first couple of weeks it was nigh impossible to find them at retail in Japan. There's a bunch of pictures of stores just filling G-Witch racks with either Guntank and Asshimar kits instead since they're both being memed on for Gundam Evolution right now or with some brand of chips called Aerial.
>>10221979Terada teasing the Apotheosized is probably going to do more harm than good for sales of this thing. I'm extremely tempted, but knowing the objectively cooler version of one or both of them could be in the pipeline, especially since in Ialdabaoth's case it's just a few new parts, makes me wanna hold back. At least with the Valefor exclusivity, the R-Gun was also a store exclusive, and places like BBTS and Show-Z both have a ton in stock, so I'm not worried. That being said I severely doubt Apotheosized Valefor is coming, considering it'd be triple the work an Ialdabaoth would be.>>10221947Yeah knowing it's smaller and the only real benefit is a waist on the R-2, slightly better (but ENTIRELY PARTSFORMED) waist on the SRX, and some effect parts, it makes the price tag of the SRX quite reasonable. Even seen alot of JP hobby twitter calling out how insanely overpriced it is.
>>10222122Well with a chunky boner like that I'm bound to have one heck of a fist pounding time.
>>10222122I personally much prefer the regular version but well I guess I might get both if it happens.
>>10221914The same thing happened with IBO during S1 yet we still didn't get very many RDs, although we did get a surprising amount of MRDs
>>10222122I prefer the normaI Ialdabaoth but whatever, hard pass on this thing33k fucking yen for it? no way
It's a shame the Jet Core Booster is locked in with accessories you don't really need doubles of. I would of got at least 3 otherwise.
>>10222235Only reason I'm going in is this year is bereft of shit I want. TBS and Transformers are both down the fucking tubes the last year, Damashii isn't doing MS I want, and basically every other line is either too expensive for what you get or not directly pandering to me. I've been begging for genuinely good OG toys since I was in fucking grade 10, and the Riobot SRX actually delivered on what it promised. Helps that the yen is as bad as the Canadian dollar right now too. 330USD would be fucking insane but it's effectively 330CAD assuming both of those values stay the same come October.
Just can't decide on a pose for these Zakus
>>10222252I feel the opposite, I don't really care about the Jet Booster, but I want the accessories! Hard to justify the pack when 3/4 of the price is for something I don't want.
>>10222769I'm sure it will go on sale.This didn't look right with the joints still attached, so I fashioned a new connector for it.
>>10222485Well, another Zaku is on the way.
>>10219193Don't really care for either of these guys. Soulgain on the other hand...Also wish Sentinel had done more Orbital Frames.
I was not prepared for how small these figures actually are. I'm all for it but wow.
Aerial ver anime just arrived, very happy with it.
>>10224907COME ON AND SLAMAND WELCOME TO THE JAM
>>10224907I wish we get a blood splat effect part with the inevitable aerial rebuild ver anime.
>>10224886They missed the opportunity to paint in the activated clear parts. The molding is there, they just got lazy (or are deliberately trying to force us to buy a variant)
>>10225000>(or are deliberately trying to force us to buy a variant)It's Bandai of course they are, the GUND effects are gonna be p-bandai or just bundled in with Aerial Rebuild.
>>10225000I honestly expect a p-bandai color version of the aerial with the red or blue gund effects.
>>10225000>they just got lazy>>10225015>>10224886G-Reco only got 1 RD and 1 repaintIBO only got two RDsthey just don't care about making figures for new shows for some reason
Who needs the ab crunch when you can pelvic thrust!
>>10225240did you just get it? it's good, ain't it? how well does it scale with the Tomahawk for you?
>>10225282It's not that shorter than the Thawk, so as far as I'm concerned it's scaled well enough! I didn't expect Dougram to have such crazy levels of articulation though, I don't think I've seen a knee joint so intricately engineered for seamless flexing, it's crazy.
>>10225295>as far as I'm concerned it's scaled well enough!awesome!Yeah, I think the Dougram is one of the best designed Hi-metals. Just wish they had gone ahead and made more of the combat armors from the show. Would have loved to get an Ironfoot or a Bushman.
>>10224973If you don't, it's easy enough to do with a bit of hot glue and clear red paint.
>>10225368*if they don't>>10225106Disappointed they never made RDs for the Graze and Kimaris' later iterations. Hope the same doesn't happen for G-Witch though. I need Darilbalde
>>10225106>they just don't care about making figures for new shows for some reasonIBO got 5 MRDs though.
>>10225455I'm hoping we get even more, my collection wouldn't feel complete without all of the Gundam frames
>>10225374They got burned really, really bad by their full 00 RD line because people bought the cheaper gunpla instead.
>>10225359The Instead that came with the box set I got was also a nice little bonus
>>10225106>G-Reco only got 1 RD and 1 repaint>IBO only got two RDsEven the hg kits sells for g-reco and ibo were below bandai's expectation so really not surprise to see RD not realeasing follow up product at the time
>>10224157Make that 2, the Zakus are taking over!
>>10226341Get me my coffee.
>>10226341That leg looks like a fat woman's thumb.
>>10226341Careful with the crotch, it tends to explode on this figure.
>>10226365Yeah, I wouldn't say mine has "exploded" but it has more of crumbled a bit.
>>10226317>Even the hg kits sells for g-reco and ibo were below bandai's expectationlolno. Bandai said both G-Reco and IBO exceeded expectations. And this is provably true by the fact IBO has been getting new kits for 5 years after the show ended. The HG Sigurd released last summer. And we might still get more with a new Gundam frame and the proto-vidar being added to the mobile game, and another unnamed Gundam frame lineart being shared by the designer
So the only real bummer is that the big red rocket pod you mount to Dougram's right cheek is kinda loose fitting for me and I'm not sure how I want to go about fixing/fucking it.Also I forgot just how hard it is to get the Tomahawk to look like it's moving, the articulation is quite limited and is best suited for firing stances rather than moving around.
>>10226662heh, that Tomahawk is all, "Oh god, my spleen!">the big red rocket pod you mount to Dougram's right cheek is kinda loose fitting for me huh, weird. >fucking itdon't do that. I'm sure it would only make the problem worse.a coat of paint on the peg is what I would use. If you don't have hobby paints (what is wrong with you?), you could use nail polish or glue. thin coat, let it dry. should thicken the peg enough to tighten it up.
>>10226662Making me want to pick one up now
>he's giving himself a (you)
>>10226671Next time I'm at my lgs I could see about color matching the pod, part of me was tempted to recolor the tips of the rockets so that they'd stand out a bit more honestly.
>>10226756>color matching the podI mean, you could, but why bother if it's just going on the peg that plugs into the cheek? am I missing something?
Is Gundam Universe Leo actually good?
>>10226817I am intensely autistic about these kinds of things, unfortunately.
>>10226721Before shipping they were 4000 and 4300 yen, more or less $40 and $43
>>10226406I wish bandai would do crowdfunding like the transformers and shit. I want a tequila gundam mrd, leopard gundam mrd and gusion rebake full city mrd.
>>10227079>tequila gundam>gusion rebake full cityExcellent taste
>>10227079>>10227175Epic! Have an upvote fellow redditors! I to love Tequilla Gundam! It's so random. XDDDD
>>10226847>Is Gundam Universe actually good?no lol
>>10227176Motherfucker I'm mexican of course I would want my country's gundam.You're probably the doofy as hurricane gundam you tulip smelling nethish fairy.
>>10227231I don't want any memeshit. The only suits from G that matter are Shining, Burning, Master, and Spiegel.
So I found out you can do this with the beam effect meant for Gouf. A second Jet Core Booster might not be such a waste of accessories after all.
>>10227176It's not random, it's a nice call out to a national motif. The beam trident is a little out of place but I guess Chico was a fisherman. Regardless, the sombrebo, the cactus, poncho, mustache, etc. are all neat visual elements to see on a Gundam which are otherwise samurai inspired.
>>10227671Must be nice that the ANIME releases all get effects parts seemingly to the detriment of restocking any of the general purpose effects parts in the Tamashii catalog.It's fine, what I really should do is figure out a way to make these Stage Act stands useful for juggling missiles around.
>>10227764Um... it's a racist stereotype, sweetie.
>>10227460>>10227176I unironically think this and Tequila Gundam are neat designs.
New additions from this past week, today, with one more arriving tomorrow. Impulsed on a RD Eva Unit-08γ because of gifted cards/e-certs to Leafland's Amazon.ANIME Ginn is a easy and fun figure to play around with, and tempted to get more with the cheaper prices I see it go for on Mandarake; but trying to hold off and wait and see what other GINN variants Bandai might commit to release like the OCHER Type >>10203267 that I seriously want! Though hell, what I really wanna see is Daggers...RD Aura Battler Leprechaun was just a freebie the Ginn seller wanted to get rid of due to some cigarettes smell(not as bad as some others) and loose joints that I'm still working on.RD SAC 2nd GIG Tachikoma I just wanted to finally get after liking the the SAC_2045 Tachikoma so much, when I'd never seen that latter's series hahaha!Gundam Universe Leo, because I love Leos; so whenever Bandai deigns to release something for the poor MS. Will at least try and give it a chance. So >>10226847 I'll say it's okay enough... For the MSRP found in a store like Target, Walmart; but would be better at the 1-1500 Yen I've seen it go for a couple times on Mandarake. >>10222769Damn, if you were a fellow leaflander in or around the GTA; I'd might want to setup something. Been considering a second Jet Booster when I get mine eventually, but didn't want to bother with the MS accessories myself.
Had some time to mess around with the Ez-8 lately.Damn, what a great engineering release. Hope they bring more of the small opening hatches to future releases.
I've been having so much fun with that HMR Dougram that I went and scoured the internet for anyone still selling the 40th anniversary Roundfacer.I mean, I could've settled for the original release, but the 40th anniversary hasA) a really snazzy box like the 40th anniversary DougramB) not one but TWO! Instead AFVs for even more combined arms fun!Much with the show itself, I'm shocked the Dougram figures were even made if I had to be honest. Everything about Dougram feels like the nichest thing in the world nowadays (admittedly back when it aired, Dougram had a lot more marketable novelty going for it, but even the show proper feels like something that is either the world's slowest paced kid's show or a Saturday morning cartoon for college political science students) and I think it's reflected perfectly by how the Dougram HMR line seems to live almost entirely within Tamashii Web Exclusive land since every release is easily a potential shelf warmer product. There's also that Real Type Dougram that releases soon and I'm trying not to blow my load here because the redesign looks snazzy as fuck.
>>10230142>There's also that Real Type DougramI've skipped that one for now. I just don't have enough attachment to the design to justify buying a combat armor variation I've never even seen before. Does look pretty cool though.
>Char and Zaku II being delivered tommorow>Already wanting to buy more ZakusWtf is wrong with me
>>10230902Oh you don't know the hell you've just descended into
I want to get a MB strike gundam but i saw there are multiple versions of the figure and from what i could find, the only difference (besides one version including the Aile strike) it's only additional markings on the figure.Does anyone recommend one version over the others?
>>10231040Just get the Aile Strike if you cand find it. There's no reason to buy the single release unless you're hoarding multiples for the other striker packs.
>>10230902Buy some more GMs to balance it out.
>>10230904I have an idea...>>10231086I will....., but the Zakus though.
>>10231040All strikes are interchangeable, just the marking is different. Strike noir doesnt have the forearm bracket though but has a different way to attach forearm packs.
>We would like to kindly inform you that your order includes items that have had a change in release date.>Available in: Mar-2023>Robot Spirits -SIDE MS- GAT-X102 Duel Gundam ver. A.N.I.M.E. "Mobile Suit Gundam SEEFucking hell, I had shit combined with Yzak. This sucks
>got rd anime gundam>Tried to get the antenna out to swap with the firing effect>The thing almost snap it for how hard it is to get it out if the headWhy can't they make that part out of softer matrerialIt now has a stress mark and a minor tear going through it. I don't know if I should leave it be or put some plastic model cement from the back
>>10229169Have they released the corrected version now? Or gave you the proper parts?
>>10231460Unfortunate, you can pretty much always rely on Bandai to meet their release months.
>>10231474Not him but corrected versions are supposed to go out in March.
>>10231470They used to, I recall the Victory Gundams having softer antenna and also having a spare.They probably changed it to ABS just so it can keep the shape and not warp.
>>10231483>Not warpBut it is really easy to fix soft warp part and you can't fix a broke hard plastic easilyI don't mind the decision, but damn at least make the removal easy instead having to force the partWe are not talking about old 20 USD figure but 35+ figure here. Though they seems to fix it with the heavy gundam with even harder plastic
>>10231460Hopefully that should give them time to announce the assault shroud dlc set.
>>10231470Bandai flip flops on this depending on product line. I really wish they gave the option of either both material types or consistently provide spares for hard antennae, but whenever they provide just floppy ones it makes me frustrated. I don't like my VFs with only floppy dildo head lasers, just saying. Kinda soured the WWM Messiah for me.
>>10231474Nothing yet, just managed to get the figure shipped before Bandai reacted and got the shops to stop shipping it.Honestly, I've barely noticed the issue.
>>10232284Lucky man, not succumbing to the crippling autism of defect obsession.
>>10231470You can kind of fix the stress mark on the antenna using a hair dryer.
What's the best MRD in terms of sculpt and paintjob?
Where are they? S1's done and we've not heard anything about these guys or an effect part set.>>10233142imo Akatsuki Gundam or Destiny Gundam
>>10233142The IBO Barbatos suits are up there.
>>10227379Nope. >>10227508Liking dumb shit just to look weird and quirky is pure reddit. Maybe you should go back.
>>10233244>le wacki german ninjaIt's you. You're the reddit.
>>10233182>display only please understand
>>10233142Like other anon said, IBO suits are all great MRDs, though their aftermarket prices are a little disconcerting. All of the SEED suits turned out pretty good, but I think my favorite is the Infinite Justice, great paintjob and accessories. I would also recommend the Destiny (I just got one myself) but be warned the wristguards are annoying as sin to switch in and out, and the backpack can be a little awkward to pose due to clearance issues.
>>10233393I’m too lazy to fix that image orientation but you get the picture.
>>10233244>Liking dumb shit just to look weird and quirky is pure redditThe site that's the most hivemind conformist? Odd take.
M8 I swear to God my package better be taking its sweet time departing Australia only because they're making sure to bundle it with authentic Australian Drop Bears.
>>10233680Australia doesn't exist m8
>>10233726>we now come to you live at Sydney where locals say a large explosion has devastated the local airport>witnesses claim to have seen a cargo worker struggling with what appears to have been a 1/100 scale toy of what appeared to be a space colony from the classic Japanese anime "Mobile Suit Gundam," moments before the explosion.>when asked for details, one bystander replied "Oi I told that schiz cunt to cut it out with that 'space for the spacenoids' if he knew what good for 'im, but no old m8 hadta sieg those zeons."
Got my Zakus in after a two day delay. Love all the weapons the Zaku II regular release comes with.
>>10233958>Orders the 1/100 Space Colony kit>Accidentally gets the 1/1 kitCrikey.
At this point a RX-78 is mandatory, but which one to get..
>>10235040the original A.N.I.M.E. release had a re-issue a couple months ago so it's probably in stock at a lot of places without being a ripoff
>>10235040Get a Perfect Gundam. Then get a Perfect Zeong.
>>10235052Yeah, that seems to be the go-to right now.>>10235092Perfect gundam maybe, Zeong....maybe God dammit.
>>10235040Find yourself a ver anime RX-78 that doesn't have the dumb random divots in the cheek armor. Why did they do that with the first one?
>>10235424Yeah, that really bugged me, too. Lots of people weren't bothered by it, but damn, didn't look at all like Gundam to me. There's a bunch of unnecessary details on the figure, but it's really noticeable on the face.
>>10235424So...which one doesn't have that?Fin or no fin for this Zaku?
>>10235040Get this one. You won't regret it.
Can anyone who has the MRD shinkiro tell me how "clean" the gold plating on yours is?
The Gundam Universe releases are soooo slooooooooooooooooow. I hope we get something from Zeta, F91 or V in the next wave.
>>10238778I was thinking about this today as well will there be another wave? If there is I think the next wave should be something like: Epyon or Wing Zero, Gouf Custom, and maybe green Zaku II all those designs were popular in the west. I would really love some Zeta stuff I wonder if it will happen I mean they did a non transforming Wing Gundam so why not Zeta it’s just that Zeta seems kind of obscure for the west I think. I bet it would sell okay people will just see cool looking Gundam
What's a good pose for Chars Zaku? Need something to round out this.>>10237059That looks pretty good.
>>10238821Full armor RX78 recently got a reissue and should still be available at most places:https://www.hlj.com/robot-damashii-side-ms-fa-78-1-full-armor-gundam-ver-a-n-i-m-e-reissue-bans63793
>>10239036Don’t have a pic on hand but I checked mine today and didn’t see anything like what you have in the pic on my copy. Only thing I have on my Shinkiro is a little gold paint bleed onto the chrome on the left arm.
>>10239052Do you think I should file a complaint to Mandarake? They advertised it as "unopened" but it clearly wasn't
>>10238915I wish I could to be honest with you.
>>10239104Different anon but if you got it from Mandarake I wouldn't try it.Though, it's probably worth mentioning I treat Mandarake as purely a used goods store and am very skeptical of ever finding anything new in box from them. Out of curiosity, ks there like a collector's window or something someone could've seen the figure through without opening the box? Such as a highly autistic original owner who would've sold it to Mandarake the moment they noticed some paint defects before even opening it?
>>10239267Calm down Setsuna
>>10238891I will have to pick it up with my next order of Zakus.
>>10239701>next order of Zakus. . . Are you on a weekly subscription plan now?
Are the zegapain mecha good? Or is the clear plastic a nightmare
>>10239794It's impossible to have too many Zakus>>10239701Now that you have a good base of accessories with the OG release, keep an eye out for the First Releases, they're usually 1-2k cheaper.
>>10239794I just like Zakus is all, and want more.>>10239997I will do that, eventually I would like to branch off into GMs
>>10239852Let me guess, you randomly found out it had an RD line, saw how cheap they're going for, and temptation kicked in for you too?Because I've been eyeing Altair ever since finding out there's an RD.
>>10227460You and I think a lot alike brother
Be honest, did you get the GN arms type E?
>>10240538No but only because I have a longstanding No Gundam Please policy for figures. I'll do gunpla, but Gundam is a money pit I can ill afford to get into. So I'll admire it from a distance while bemoaning that FMP didn't get XL booster packs for its MB line.
>>10240538I was tempted but no. I'd need literally a whole table to display it and it would probably live it's entire life in the box gathering dust.
M8 this isn't a drop bear!
>>10241064>not flipping the image for extra keksI am disapointed
>>10241075Look i was already giggling when I ended up pulling it out of the box upside down as is.Also the Delta valks are amazingly engineered fuck me I actually lost my marbles and bought a 31AX Bogue despite knowing the 31AX mold is a very temperamental one for fit and finish QC because I decided I'd just make a sort of mashed together version of Delta squadron where some of them are Kairos and some are Siegfried.I got the J with Fold Projector but haven't done any pics with it because I can't come up with a good boom box pose that can keep the projector from sliding off though.
>>10240538If I bought this I'd just end up letting it collect dust and then reselling it.Beautiful though, wish I had the space for it.