Previous Thread: >>10241543Other mecha toy discussion is also more than welcome!Upcoming regular retail releases:-Duel Gundam ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Mar. 2023)-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-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/
Metal RD Woundwart review:https://hacchaka.net/archives/52091950.html
Metal Build Astray Gold Frame will be available on US P-Bandai:https://p-bandai.com/us/item/N2459200001001
>>10283837>250Jeez that's quite an upcharge from 24,000円
>>10283890Weak yen counteracted by cost of shipping I guess.
>>10283918weak yen means it should be like $180
>>10283922Counteracted by cost of shipping.
Are there any decent transforming VF1J figures that won't break the bank? Feels like there's all fuck all out there that costs less than $100.
>>10284563The cheapest decent figure you'll find is the Hi-Metal R.If you specifically want Hikaru's colors you can get one second hand on sites like Mandarake or Ebay.But if you want just a VF-1J in general the Arad colors from Delta usually hover around that $100 price point.
>>10283951Mass surface shipping is supposed to be cheaper per kg. Bandai's taking the piss
>>10284563Having plunged headfirst into the more expensive end... dude save your money there's some damn good stuff to be had if you stalk the secondhand market long enough.
I just had one of the worst case scenarios happen.Does anyone here have any experience with fixing broken metal builds?
>>10285342metal meme strikes again
>>10285342>>10285306Oof.So that's the free floating chest vent thing between the chest and arm, right? It really only connects to the chest via plastic? Bit of an oversight in design, and one that doesn't look well suited to supergluing back together (you'd probably shear it off again).Is it the new one? You might want to see what you can do about calling in a product replacement for a defective product.
>>10284757>>10283922>>10283918>>10283890>>10283837Bluefin distribution is a meme
>>10285400yeah it's that piece.I'm surprised it wasn't directly connected to the chest via metal.It's a very odd choice, I've never had other diecast figures break like this before so it must be defective.
>>10285342>>10285607oooofffffuck it up further to make your own Repair version!
>>10285607Well it's relatively thick plastic too so it shouldn't just snap unless you were intentionally bending something the wrong way. Rough it up with sandpaper, apply some plastic solvent and weld it together like a gunpla maybe?
>>10285342Howd that happen?
>>10285758It fell>>10285733I'll keep it in mind
>>10285869>It fellThats a hard ass shake to make it fall. Ive kept my MBs on their stand for the last decade since I fear the impact due to their heft vs plastic bits.
Got a ditched RD Anime Ez-8 Gundam quite a while ago. Cut off the excess to get symmetry, and enjoying it all the same; maybe a little more for the slightly better play factor. Do have a Ez-8 I was buying off an army builder that sent it in like everyone else for the replacement, so playing around with the idea of converting this down the road; to something I'd never get otherwise. >>10267726>>10267736Around the time the MRDs were coming out, jumped on some 1.5-2k Freedom and Justice RDs as well; and have to agree they definitely do still hold up. Also if you feel like it a safety pin can help shorten mouth 'vents' or lines, molded lines will be there still; but the paint Bandai used to fill them in is pretty easier to remove actually.>>10280096Was able to sneak in a preorder for the GP04, but damn; will I likely be a desperate fool if that green Gelgoog Jeager sees production. Also interested in seeing more of that Zaku Gunner(read that designation, but the cannon makes it a Zaku Xamel to me) in the lower middle!
>>10285342>>10285686This. Use it to make a armless battle damage edition.
>>10285306>>10285342I'm so sorry dude. I have some Exia and Astraea too, and I always thought that part was solidly welded. In the fall, the pin must have broken
>>10287842bit less of an eyesore with the darker purple but man who asked for this shit
>>10287861I skipped the first one but I might pick this up, kinda neat
>>10287842It's pretty cool but not worth having a second around imo, ez pass.
>>10287842The coloring is darker, as another anon said. Definitely an improvement.
>>10287998The price for it is going to be jacked, because it looks like they are selling it with the catapult shown in this video on display from a while backhttps://youtu.be/4-dmsIzUHvo
>>10288048not much of a catapultI don't really even see the point of a diorama this small, cant even put a second figure near it in any meaningful fashion
>>10287998Did they get the coloring wrong the first time? Or are they just being greedy?
>>10288083It's pretty much just a Real Marking ver. under a different name.
>>10288122The orignal should have came with those feet.
>>10288048I'm fucking salivating but I'm fucking broke. Hope pre-orders don't go up for a few months.
Anyone pick these up, or just general opinions on the Hi Metal R line? Haven't got anything from the line myself, they kinda just look comparable to Metal Builds but with fewer decorative decals, maybe less paint? I've been trying to convince myself to get a cheaper set of figs for Dragonar but the proportions of the HMR figures just hits a perfect balance for me.
How's the original RD Lancelot? Been thinking of grabbing the Lancelot's first design and this is the only one I can find that isn't the model kit.
>>10288533It’s pretty good, as far as I’m concerned it’s able to pull off everything it needs to. If you can find one for a decent price they did a rerelease with the Float Unit included so you’ll get the full S1 display option (standard release comes with everything but the Float Unit so if you don’t want to spend the extra cash you won’t miss out on the essentials). The left shield on my copy is a little wobbly (it’s secure but the tolerances don’t make it completely snug) but that’s a fixable thing so not a big deal. My only word of warning is to not try swapping out the arm with the Sutherland arm like they advertise in its RD release, I loosened the ball joint on my Lancelot a lot pulling it out and the Sutherland’s arm felt like it was too big for the socket.
>>10288533>>10288558im looking for Lancelot too (especially Lancelot Club)does this mold have yellowing problem?
>>10288564My Lancelot hasn’t yellowed at all but it’s the aforementioned Float Unit Rerelease so idk if the older releases/remolds have that issue (AFAIK the standard Lancelot is completely identical to the one in the rerelease). The only RD I have with noticeable yellowing was the Laevatein I got last year, and most of the time I don’t even notice unless I’m looking at it right next to my Arbalest.
>>10288530My only HMRs are of the Dougram sub-line, but I was pretty impressed by their construction and would gladly buy more if they do more combat armors.I've eyed the Dragonar figs myself but I'm kinda autistic about maintaining scale, and I'm kinda locked into 1/60 and 1/48 thanks to binge-purchasing Macross figs... but yeah if not for that I'd pull the trigger myself.
>>10288530I have a couple macross ones, the l-Gaim ones, and dougram. Line is a little more premium than RD but it’s definitely not as nice as SOC or metal build. It’s also pretty inconsistent in what “hi-metal” seems to mean; macross stuff is almost devoid of metal other than the essential structural points for transformation, l-gaim uses it cosmetically for the skeletal frame, dougram uses it for all the joints in the way the more expensive lines do. Not sure about dragonar but if I remember correctly it is a retooled version of the SOC so it probably uses it in all the joints too.
>>10288530My advice: Buy Dragonar 1 now. If you like it you can hunt down the others. And I bet you'll like it. It looks fantastic and has gotten good reviews. I agree that it's the best a Dragonar figure has looked. I don't have it, not a Dragonar fan, but if I was, I'd get it in an instant. The Macross HMRs tend be kind of underwhelming, but the Xabungle and Dougram ones are fantastic. And the Dragonar mold is one of the newer ones. I'd expect it to be solid in hand.
>>10288920The Macross line loses out on true perfect transformation, but if you don't mind that some parts swapping is necessary it makes up for it by sheer lineup of SDFM stuff all at a common scale, up to and including a Destroid Monster.The HMR Monster lives up to its name from what I've seen, too.
>>10288530I have Xabungle, Gallier and two Dougrams. It's a fun line, maybe a tad bit too pricy for what you get but they are solid and come with the accessories you want.
>>10287842P bitchdai again?
>>10289913It’s almost like there’s a P Bandai logo in the image or something…
>>10288612>>10288760>>10288920>>10289245Thanks for the input! I went ahead and ordered them, walked into work to my yearly bonus a couple months early and decided fuck it. Ordered 2 and 3 off of Manda for 41k shipped, and then I had seen one on Ami last night for about 9k but it's been swiped, so I'll have to look out for that. Unfortunate seeing 2 and 3 on Ami now and realizing I probably could have gotten all 3 in one package, oh well.
>>10290316Awesome. Give us a little rundown when they arrive. And good luck on finding D1.>>10289014I never actually bothered with any of the HMR valks. Got the Glaug and Regult and Destroids though. Except for the Destroid Defender, they all went floppy loose pretty quickly. Feels like I invested in a really expensive collection of Macross-themed ragdolls. My Xabungle and Dougram HMRs have remained solid. Brockary is especially solid and well-engineered for a bot that only showed up in the last 5 to 10 episodes of the show.
>>10290416Eh? Is that a Max-themed repaint, or is it the trainer from the show?
>>10290416VF0 in max colors? the hi metal?
>>10290649It's Max's 1J colors, as part of the WWM campaign. Essentially a successor to the VF-4G HMR in terms of "I don't care if this isn't even canon, it looks cool so fuck you" mentality.
>>10290720With how shit half the franchise is I don’t even mind this approach.
>>10290720>Essentially a successor to the VF-4G HMR in terms of "I don't care if this isn't even canon, it looks cool so fuck you" mentality.Huh. I'm cool with that.
>>10290767Also they kinda implied that Max's colors would sorta be the theme of WWM what with the color scheme for the Messiah they released. You know you'd kill for a DX YF-19 in Genius Blue.
>>10290763>With how shit half the franchise isWhy has there been so much Macross hate lately both here and on >/m/ The only legitimately bad entry is Frontier and even that has some redeeming qualities in the VF designs, everything else is good tier - god tier.
>>10290885>The only legitimately bad entry is FrontierAnon, that isn't how you spell Delta.
>>10290887Delta just ends up boring from episodes 12-18 when it turns into a slog because Satelight wanted it extended from 13 to 26 episodes while Zettai Live is genuninely the best thing that's come out since Zero and a complete love letter to the franchise. Frontier is just a mess from the off that doesn't know what it wants to be trying to force in To-Love Ru-tier "comedy" where it doesn't even remotely work, Alto is an insufferable MC, Sheryl is a skank and Ranka is annoying as fuck. The supporting cast are all completely unlikeable and Klan Klan, the one character that had the potential to be great, was fucking ruined because they had to defy all previously established Meltrandi logic and turn her into a gag character by having her become a tsundere loli while Miclonized. People only give it a pass while writing off Delta because Frontier can't stop wanking off SDF, 7 and Zero as if the writers themselves knew the show was dogshit and wished they were writing anything but that.
>Always wanted a gelgoog Jager>Jewdai always makes them exclusivehttps://anime-export.com/index.php?product=65423This one is even worse thanks to the stupid diorama that nobody asked for.
>>10290885>Why has there been so much Macross hate lately both here and on >/m/Because Kawamori is a hack who only makes new Macross shows to shill crappy idol singers
>>10290910If you don't like idols that's one thing but you can't in your right mind say that Walkure or even Sheryl/Ranka have shit singers. Mikumo/Juuna is a fucking powerhouse and it's absolutely insane she was only 15 when Delta came out considering her range.
>>10290919See >>10290904I can't wait for the next series to start already so we can get past the "new thing bad this isn't muh real robotech" autism.
>>10290885>The only legitimately bad entry is FrontierEh. I'm not sure I even remember the difference between Frontier and Delta. SDFM was good, Plus was good, Zero I thought was okay, M7 was sometimes fun but ultimately forgettable, and the rest is just assorted flotsam with transforming planes and over-enthused carolers.
>>10290904Delta was awful from the beginning. The antagonists never made any god damn sense. I was promised break dancing mechs, and all I got was treating one of the two co-heroines as shit. I'm not saying Frontier was great, but Delta was the fucking worst. Is it any wonder they haven't made anything new since?
>>10290924So now you've got 3 people saying "No dude, Delta was bad". You gonna double down?
>>10290937>Is it any wonder they haven't made anything new since?There was a movie just last year you retard and the series they announced in 2018 is bound to be coming soon now that they've wrapped up with Walkure and sorted out their bullshit with Harmony Gold.>>10290938It's not my fault you all have abhorrent taste, even when discussing Gundam this place loves to wank off the dogshit 90's OVAs, but no I won't double down because this is completely derailing the thread now.
>>10290937>Is it any wonder they haven't made anything new since?There's always a huge gap between Macross series that really isn't an indication of anything. 7 ended in 1998 and it was 10 years before Frontier with only 5 episodes of Zero inbetween, then a further 8 years between Frontier and Delta.
>>10290944Besides, ultimately it comes down to BigWest pulling the trigger on the next project.
>>10290940Or perhaps you're fucking wrong.
>>10290908That's not the Jager that's the Marine, the Jager got released a few years ago as a retail release
Deactivated strike gundam. Seems to be a nycc exclusive same way the max vf-0 is.
>hating on Delta when it has by far some of the best DX Chogokin variable fighters madeAlso whose dick do I have to suck to get an affordable DX VF-31C these days?
>>10291178I have no complaints about the jets, but all the complaints about the ones flying them.
>>10291137Huh. Looks better when I imagine it can't move.
>>10290416Why the hell are we getting this before a VF-0 with the Ghost pack?Bandai confuses me at times.
>>10290904>Sheryl is a skankI am mailing a Tamashi web exclusive DX Chogokin Pipe Bomb to your home
>>10291888Sorry but it only ships to Japanese addresses.
Katoki: Do you rike it?
>>10292190Creativery bankrupt industry veteran, prease understando
>>10292190disgusting, it makes me sick
>>10292190Jesus Christ and I thought the one for EW zero looked bad.
>>10292190What in the fuck have they done?
>>10292190why have they slowly been turning the deathscythe into dark wing and dark wing zero? First the Deathscythe Rousette and now this?
>>10292190oh nice, Batman Gundam.Hope they do Spiderman Gundam next
>>10292190What in the goddamn?
>>102928722/27. Comes out in July.
>>10292542I can only guess it's to more explicitly convey the fact that all of the main 5 Gundams are developmental spinoffs of the original Wing Zero.
>>10292190That looks stupid but ill keep it in ms mode like snow white.
>>10291880There's two things guaranteed to print money for Macross valks: Skull Squadron livery, and Max colors.Part of the genius (lol) of the Worldwide Anniversary Messiah, it's both of those things! Sure the joints are floppier than usual and that sucks, but you know you'd buy anything with those colors, they're just that hot.
>>10292190I like it...I won't buy it, but I like it
>>10292190Kay, but where is heavyarms goddamnit
>>10292190Katoki complacency is real. What an utter hack.
Honestly I'm more in the market for an Arcadia 0D, or hell if Bandai had balls I'd be all over a DX Chogokin 0D.>TWE>but also a worldwide release
>>10292190Each step brings us closer.
>>10293281wow it just keeps getting worse
>>10293281>just strap weapons everywhere broHe's like heavy arms except with blades. Guess im getting him.
>>10292190>>10292195>>10292226>>10292228>>10292491>>10292542>>10292656>>10292711>>10293247Holy shit what a bunch of LARPers.Stop pretending GW wasn't always exactly this level of stupid.
>>10293380I can never get this to work anymore.
>>10293458You gotta use a VPN now. if you want to know the price, it's 30k yen.
We need Heavyarms Peacock now.
All this talk of the Deathscythe's new alt mode, but not of the funnels/bits?
>>10293488I coulda sworn this was something the Deathscythe was already capable of doing, but as an arm mount. I guess they just relegated it to its weapon?
>>10293490He has it it GOTL so you probably remembered it from that.
>>10293490I misread, yeah he has it on the og hell as the arm shield.
>>10293488>>10293281this just looks plain stupidEWs Deathscythe's charm lies precisely in that the only weapon it needs to wreck shit is its scythe, no wannabe retarded "flight" mode or remote weapons it never used>B-BUT GLORY OF LOSERS!nobody has read that fanfic tier shit
I don't get it, this thing goes for 9.5k yen before tax and it's p.bandai.How are this store able to sell it at a loss?
>>10293657The price will correct itself when it comes in stock. They usually put it at a placeholder discount until youre able to purchase it.
>>10293666Looks like they sold out their pre-order allotment though? I dunno most sites offering proxy shipping have already opened orders on this, so I figured they did too.
>>10293675They didnt yet. Its a placeholder. I order a ton from the. and they do this for expected popular item.
>>10293677Ok, well funny enough orders just opened and the price hasn't changed.
>>10293684Good on you. Theyre a legit store. Im waiting for deathscythe to open.
>>10293686Yeah, guess I'll see if they honor it.
Damn that was fasthttps://p-bandai.com/us/item/N2656313001001
>>10293765>350 with tax and shippingFUCKING CHRIST THIS IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN FULLCLOTH.
>>10293852>>10293848>>10293846Damn son, didnt know that Katoki was involved in the metal build line.
While we're on the topic Fukuda mentioned that for the upcoming SEED movie he asked for a transforming version of the Freedom design(no doubt inspired by the Vilkiss in Cross Ange) so we'll probably get another MB freedom in a few years whenever that comes out.
>>10293852Huh, that 00 Raiser Bird Mode idea is actually decent.
>>10293846>>10293848>>10293852The hell am I looking at?
Guys I fucking did it.I pulled the trigger on the last two DX 31s needed to have a complete lineup of Delta Squad, while still not having seen a single episode of Macross Delta.Please kill me now so I don't have to see my bank statement.
>>10293859Have you got a source or link for that anon? I'm not doubting you I'm just probably one of the only 5 people excited for the new SEED movie and I've been wondering what bullshit design he's gonna give Kira next.
>>10294302https://youtu.be/29bmNV1OlPoIt was this eventSome of the translated details are here.https://www.reddit.com/r/Gundam/comments/uk61wa/they_told_us_lots_of_information_about_the_new/>inb4 reddityeah yeah, well it's the first thing I found.
>>10294311>redditJokes aside thanks anon that sounds quite interesting.>a new Freedom, whose wings will have feathers (!!) used as weaponsSlightly worried now because I hate Wing Zero >There will also be "new versions" of the mecha of the historical series, as already happened for the Zaku and the Gouf, among which the Gyan is mentioned.The fucking Gyan the madman
>>10294311>Fukuda's intention with this film was to provide a Cosmic Era ending that would do justice to all the characters, especially Shinn, who will return in this version$20 says Cagalli still gets shafted because his dead bitch wife hated her VA.
>>10294320>Slightly worried now because I hate Wing ZeroIt was likely a mistranslation. The same kanji can mean wing/feather. You can say the regular freedom has "feathers" in a way.>>10294354I'm pretty sure that was a baseless fan-rumor that's been flying around for decades.
I love it when you see a mecha in a new way. I preordered this but not totally crazy about the design, but when I see it like this, it looks so cool in this flying pose, almost like a wave rider look without transforming.
>>10294523It looks like a flower.Yes I know that's the joke.
>>10294375It's not tho.
>>10293852the astray one with the katanas as wings is gold, so fucking stupid
>>10293852God has left us.
Are there even any fans of Orgus out there?
>>10294714Yea in Japan, retard
>>10294714I like the Orgroid but Orguss is a shit show
>>10294714Never seen it but the design is cool.
>>10294714I like it but the price of this thing is keeping me away; seems like hi-metal is just getting too expensive for what it is.
Grabbed these at the tamashii pop up shop in NY. Who do I open first?
>>10294904I wanna pick up some shit there but im unsure if there will still be stock by next thurs.
>>10294904If it was me>Eva>Aerial>Dom>Gundam
>>10294909My first eva robot spirits, the only thing I can compare it to is the dynaction unit 1.i guess the best selection stuff is a little bare bones. I would have liked to get a open mouth or the knife shoulder adapter.
>>10294962Honestly I think cause the cheaper figuarts are actually cheaper. Idk if unit one was worth 65 bones.
>>10294962Sorry for the image dump
>>10294354Then Cagalli's VA has to work extra hard get back into his good graces ;)
>>10292656I thought Strike Noir was considered the Batman Gundam.
>>10295047Nah, fuck that series, fuck Fudaka, and fuck his dead bitch wife.
>>10294962Did they remove the jaw articulation in this release or something? You should still be able to open the mouth.
>>10295286You're right, it may have just been stuck from paint or the fact that its freezing in my apt
>>10294904>>10294962What is the difference between that version and the regular RD Eva unit-01 released in 2020?It's so weird to see something labeled an "exclusive" but it seems to have less accessories than the regular release.
Where is he? The HG sucked and I want a Dilanza
>>10295269Comfy video but wrong general.
>>10293521>the only weapon it needs to wreck shit is its scythe, no wannabe retarded "flight" mode or remote weaponsNice LARP, zoomer.
>>10294786This. But I do like the Casey Rankin intro and outro music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PkL7QFys-Q
Have any of you guys ever sent a figure back to Bandai/Bluefin for a replacement?when sending a metal build figure back to Bandai do you need to remove the head and hands it comes with as well?
>>10283832Is Chogokin Aerial painted like a Metal Build?It looks like bare white plastic in every review.
I just learned they showed of MB Unit-01 with the blade weapon that the MP evas use.Are we getting MB MP Evas soon?
>>10296169Repackage it as it comes in the box, I'm sure.
>>10295747Not him but I always found that shield to be dumb.
RD or MRD Endless Waltz Gundams that actually look like the lineart when
>>10296795Why would you want Endless Waltz trash fuck off Katoki.
>>10296221Pretty much bare plastic, but in this case it's not necessarily a bad thing due to the design's swappable bits gimmick and you'll likely be scraping paint off everywhere if it were coated.
>>10296800Does the design of this look off to anyone else? I can't place my finger on what it is exactly but for Aerial something just looks wrong with it. The blue is definitely darker than it should be but there seems like more than just that.
>>10295747>EWs Deathscythewhat you posted is not EWs Deathscythe you moron
>>10296801For me the use of gold makes the yellow bits not stand out as much.
>>10296795Wing > EW WingTie for the Death ScythesNo difference for the HeavyarmsWho fucking cares about SandrockShenlong > EW ShenlongZero > EW Zero (The wings are fucking stupid and don't actually help in anything)EW Hell > Hell (The cape is horribly designed in the OG because it flips up and becomes a counter weight hell)EW Heavyarms Kai > Heavyarms Kai (only because it actually looks like an upgrade for once)Who cares about SandrockEW Altron > Altron (The shield placement is retarded and doesn't help anything)
>>10296827Honestly I agree. The gold bits make it look like cheap plastic ironically.
>>10296801The anime isn't always consistent with the lineart either. Chalk it up to one of those designs that's difficult to get right.
>>10296836The bat wings on EW Hell is retarded too in its own way. There's no practical reason for them to be shaped like that and I'd have preferred katoki kept the cleaner lines from the original Hell cape.
>>10296869Looking like a bat at least looks cool. You tell me the flipped up look of DSH looks cool.You tell me this looks even remotely cool.
>>10296795man seeing them all here I can safely say I think every EW version is a downgrade other than sandrock custom and even that is more of a draw than an upgrade
>>10296890It does look cool though and I don't even fucking like Wing. Deathscythe Hell EW turns a fairly unique design into just another generic Gundam.
>>10295678love the hg, shoulder nubs were a bit something but else no complain.
>>10296890>Looking like a bat at least looks cool>You tell me this looks even remotely cool.All designs from Wing look shit
>>10296896De gustibus non est disputandum
>>10296246Where is blue 00?
>>10296890this might be the biggest aesthetic downgrade in the history of Gundam
>>10294036Looks like someone making fun of the new Deathscythe birdmode with other designs.
>>10295019No keep posting, I'm all for cool diorama shit especially with Evangelion.Shame there's nothing Tokyo-3 themed in the Tamashii-Option diorama catalog, at least to my knowledge. You'd think that would print money or something, no?
Any news on the dragon scale Lancelot albion? When is it going to come out? Did they stop production because the Guren sold so badly or something? I've been waiting for it since forever
>>10298955Probably later this year. Your pic is from a Tamashii event a month or so ago, and the Guren itself hasn’t even been out for 6 months yet.
Dumping my RD zakus. What's your favorite zaku figure, anons?
>>10299055And that's all I got. Now on to collecting GINN variants..
>>10299047I don't have a Zaku right now, but I think the first touch RD with the green joints looks pretty sexy.
>us pbandai expodes>jp pbandai explodes too and sells outGood job duo, you fucking destroied pbandai.
>>10299101Considering the whining about it, I'm glad to see it's selling well. Line will continue and I'm interested to see what Katoki does next.
https://s.akiba-souken.com/article/60673/>Great item! Finally, could you give us some hints for the future lineup?>Inamori: As I mentioned earlier, we have achieved the "vertical axis" of the Katoki Wing Gundam line-up, so we will move to the "horizontal axis" next. At last year's "Tamashii Nation 2022", we also exhibited a prototype of the early type "Death Scythe (EW version)". And we are also looking at a variation machine of Death Scythe equivalent to Snow White. Please look forward to the "Endless Waltz" series in the future.Warlock basically confirmed
>>10299101Non-burger here. Where can I still buy one?
>>10296890Always hated how the head looks like he's wearing a stupid soldier helmet or something.
>>10296798>>10296895We get it you don't know how to have an interesting personality without acting like a seething contrarian you can go back now.
>>10299225The vocal minority and all that jazz will always be there. It sold out within like 6 mins in jap bandai.>>10299332Try biginjapan or yoykanow, ninnin may also have it.>>10299322This is going to trigger me since i bought snow white but not the og wzc. I never used the seraphim parts on prelude but it's nice to have.
>>10299432You're the one shilling for Gundam Wing of all things anon if anyone's being contrarian it's you.
>takes 6 mins to sell out>second wave in a few daysIts going to sell out again in >6 minutes.
>>10300486Fucked up, i meant <6
>>10298955I wish we would get metal figures for the first lancelot design.I honestly like it a lot more than the Albion.
>>10300486If they're doing a second printing, there'll probably be enough floating around after release that it'll be easy to get after the hype dies down. Happened with the Eva suits.
>>10300726Hi-nu is also pretty common place now too.
>>10300802I can barely tell what I'm looking at. They should have at least picked a better color scheme.
BBTS has the hi-metal VF-1S up for order. Price sucks as expected for a lot of their imports, but everyone was saying stuff from the original show was off the table with worldwide macross; looks like it’s not.
>>10301135BBTS has always had imported Macross stuff and the worldwide license issues mostly got worked out a couple years ago.
>>10301149They never sold the valkyries from SDFM unless it was a harmony gold approved company. Believe me I would have bought many things from them over the years was it ever an option otherwise because it is much easier to get Bandai stuff from US retailers than dealing with the chinese bots on preorder night.
>>10301135What's off the table is the ability to directly market SDFM-era straight to the US market due to Robofuckery and the nature of who has what rights and/or license in that specific area.Everything else, fair game to directly sell.Also nothing prevents specialty import shenanigans, and on top of that BBTS has a track record for securing webshop exclusive items. But considering they stock Robotech licensed goods I'm guessing they didn't want to fuck around and find out with something high quality like the DX Angelbirds VF-1A or a Yamcadia VF-1 of some sort, yknow?
>>10301160I've bought yamato VF-1s from them, maybe that was before they went "legit"
>>10301135BUY DESTROID TOMAHAWK.RESCUE HIM FROM SHELFWARMER DUTY.
>>10301477>BUY OUR HUGHEST PIECE OF SHIT PLEASE DUMB GAIJIN!nah fuck you
>>10300728>>10300726Hi Nu and Eva are general releases which had good supply. I'd say this will be like Wing Zero EW's first release which was through P-Bandai
>>10301164>But considering they stock Robotech licensed goods I'm guessing they didn't want to fuck around and find out with something high quality like the DX Angelbirds VF-1A or a Yamcadia VF-1 of some sort, yknow?To be fair a HMR VF-1 still beats the piss out of any Robotech branded toys and you know how fucking petty HG can be.
>>10300728>>10300726What the other anon said, this is tamashii nation exclusive so its going to be gay in the aftermarket. Especially considering how popular this design is.That 350 hurts but oh well.
>>10301683Not as gay as Strike Noir at least. Still trying to find that one for a decent price, will probably give up soon...
>>10301763Just buy a normal strike at this point. I didnt want to go insane like you and ponied up the 350 in nov to pick one up since I wouldve lost my shit wasting time trying to get one at a good price. Spending another 350 on deathscythe hurts like shit but I just gotta get these off my checklist.
>>10301674I've heard the KitzConcept figures are way better than any Robotech branded product has any business being.
Sell me on the Hi-Metal R anons. I want that VF-0D Shin and I have only experienced the DX Chogokin line. I know it's half the size and it's technically non-scale but is its scale close enough to 1/144 or what?
>>10302202I think HMRs are closer to 1/100?If you have any RDs they're basically that height.I think they're really solid figures for their size and price.The VF-1 and VF-4 were wonderful.HMRs also have more streamlined transformations than the DX line.
>>10302274Good, love the DX Chogokin line but I need a little something smaller to scale and diorama-ize with my other figures of similar height and scale. It will do.
>>10302202Worst thing you lose out on is perfect transformation. Also the DX VF-1 does actually share a bit with the HMR as they both uniquely go with the show-accurate sliding rail method of getting the arms clear from the legs as opposed to the Yamcadia pivot.
They showed up about half an hour before I left for work so just had time for first impression and a quick pic. I definitely like them, articulation is good and lots of hand options. Some anons stated that not every HMR has metal and that seems to be true here, or very little. I think Dragonar 2 has some in the feet, and 3 has some in the feet and hips, but very little. Mostly unpainted plastic. Honestly they just feel like upscaled Robot Spirits with some extra features that the size makes easier, like opening panels to see the unpainted grey guts. Even getting them a bit cheaper than retail the p-bandai tax shows with getting a solid figure at not a great value. 150ish usd each for these probably isn't worth it. I did manage to snag a Dragonar 1 for 13k shipped which feels like an appropriate price for what I'm seeing here. I'll keep an eye on the line for some stuff but I think its something to be very choosy with. I like the toys but definitely glad I used a bit of my yearly bonus to pay for them instead of using my regular toy budget.
>>10301779Where the heck did you find Strike Noir for $350?
How do you guys manage to keep your figures from literally collecting dust when they're on display?
>>10304404When you see your toys walking around and picking up dust, give them a little smack on the nose or spray they with a water bottle. They'll get the hint and cut that shit out. Alternately, vacuum occasionally so there's less dust for them to find.
>>10304404Play with them, of fucking course!
>>10304697I change the poses every now and then, but I don't want their joints to become loose.
>>10304404Display cases are a thing. Also curating your collection regularly.
>>10299057speaking of variants. I'm a sucker for alternate color schemes
I can't believe I bought an MB Exia last month just to see it get discounted again.If only I had waited
>>10306499>He didn't wait for the eventual MB discount
>>10304981You have to risk a broken heart if you want to fall in love, anon. If you never take that risk, what's even the point?
>>10304017Luna park. I posted pics of the horrifying purchase last year. Died on the inside clicking checkout.
Anyone else get the metal build woundwort and have no idea how to get the base adapter to attach?
>>10306499What price and where?
>>10307018You already have the Woundwort? how?>>10307069USA Gundam store, $160 + tax & shipping which came out to $180 when I looked at it.Basically a Metal Build being sold at the price of an MRD.
>>10307090>USA Gundam store, $160 + tMustve missed the sale.
>>10307090>You already have the Woundwort? how?Bought it through nin nin game
>>10307095It was a flash sale that ended at 5pm today.They still offer a 10% coupon though, so that should wipe out the shipping and taxes so you can get it for $200 flat.
>>10307098Oh wow, they still have it up for a decent price.Did you pre-order it? And how long did the shipping take?I'm still waiting on mine from P-Bandai. The last thing I got from them was the TR-1 and that was delayed 2 months.
>>10307106I wasn't paying enough attention enough to give you a good answer. Ordered September 11
>>10307120Dang nice you got yours already. I'm still waiting for mine from nin-nin, ordered Sep 12.
>>10307018Some Japanese owners made posts better pointing out the connection point. Also would recommend referring to the full color online manual: https://tamashiiweb.com/images/item/item_0000014158_OC77rQBC_300.pdf
>>10299047>What's your favorite zaku figure, anons?Either EMSIA or MSIA v2.
>>10308045>>10308084For fuck's sake fine I'll buy real type HMR Dougram now stop harassing my wallet Bandai.
>>10308045I like it in these colors so much more. I already own the first version though, really cant justify double dipping. Interesting that there's so many new pieces though, hadn't noticed before.
What are the odds they go all the way with the MB Dynames mold and give us this guy?
>>10292190>>10293281>>10293381>>10293271>>10293488Is this the Warlock from Frozen teardrop or a variant from the Glory of Losers.
>>10308921GOL deathscythe.The variant would probably be called Warlok prelude or some shit with ver Ka Wizard Cap and bat wing ass cape.
>>10308877More likely to be a p-bandai conversion kit.
>>10308045>>10308084Cool Shadow Hawk.
>>10308877More likely to be a general release.
>>10308877I'd say we have better chance in MB than we do anywhere else right now, MB loves those deepcuts and mold reuse. I'd pick it up in a heartbeat, I know that.
>>10309035Fight! Shadowhawk to save independence of the Periphery!I love that the current designs for the formerly Unseen are just barely legally distinct enough that you can still recognize their origins. That said, Dougram kinda fattened up after moving to America.
>>10309461Makes sense. Shadow Hawk was the poster boy for a while. Makes sense that they'd want a redesign that is still easily recognizable as the original. It's not as big and bad as say, a Mad-Cat, but The Shadow Hawk, in pretty much any game, still frequently punches well above it's weight. A great mech.
Had the chance to mess with some recent arrivals! Here's a blurry pic of Psycommu Zaku! I love it, the tampo detail is excellent (even that mechanical detail on the upper arm is a tampo!) and I was surprised to find that the fingers are all individually ball-jointed. The sprue mark on the "thumb" is the one thing I'd criticize about an otherwise excellent looking RD.>>10307104Dang, at that price would've loved to get a spare Exia to park in the GN Arms. Speaking of, that thing finally had its preorders close after nearly four months.
Metal Build Strike Rogue! Includes a matching Aile Striker, but the main draw for me was the Grand Slam. Big swords are rad! Plus, in lieu of the Aile Striker, you can attach an RX-78-esque backpack which creates hardpoints to connect accessories and plug in the beam sabers.
>>10312284>Speaking of, that thing finally had its preorders close after nearly four months.Just pre-ordered mine today too, hoo wee.
>>10312284>Speaking of, that thing finally had its preorders close after nearly four months.I hope I don't regret not buying one.I didn't go for it because it's huge.
Too lazy to get a two-handed pose on the Grand Slam... Still, a neat MB, the diecast works really well with Strike's design. I also got the I.W.S.P pack in so I'll have to eventually try it out with Rouge.>>10299055In terms of standard releases, this one's my favorite! It's a great Zaku design and I love all the different display options. Tied for second would be the 08th MS Team and 0083 Zakus. For exclusives, I think Desert Zaku is gonna be my favorite.>>10305668Man, the G-3 is a sharp looking variant. Planning to pick up the Rollout Colors ver? The white/silver with red trim is really doing it for me, haha.>>10312296Nice timing! I checked the page like two days ago and there was no mention of an order close date; maybe your order was the one that hit the quota they were aiming for!>>10312301The hugeness is part of the reason I ordered it simply because you'll never beat the $10 flat rate shipping, haha. But seriously, if space is a concern then you definitely did the right thing by passing on it! I really ought to have passed as I don't have a proper place to display it at all, but I guess that's something I can work on for the next 6 months or so, heh.
>>10312290Im always scared of wearing out the backpack connectors on the strike since there are so much fucking pcks that you want to mess with.
>>10312312>But seriously, if space is a concern then you definitely did the right thing by passing on it! I really ought to have passed as I don't have a proper place to display it at all, but I guess that's something I can work on for the next 6 months or so, heh.I ordered two and I've been doing research into a lot of different display cases. I'm really bothered that the listing only includes an approximate length and no mention of full width or height either, so I'm looking at cases with adjustable shelving. I found one that's 48 inches wide, the shelves are 12 inches deep with the case as a whole being 18 inches deep, and adjustable height shelves. I feel like it should be fine, so yeah, 6 months to find one in-stock and save up the money for such a fancy case haha
Hey do we have any info about when the fixed EZ-8s are going out? I feel like it's been a long time.
>>10307870I had to take the groin off to get it on. Thank you for your post, anon, you saved me a ton of frustration
>>10312519I don't think we have an exact day but they are set for this month, March
>>10314591This Mazinkaiser looks sick but i already have too much stuff on preorder between July-September.
Are any of the metal good knock-off brands or specific figures any good?
>>10309527It helped me with giving Dougram a chance that's for sure.I never thought I'd be a Griffin/Roundfacer fan either but here I am!
RD Aerial Rebuild is P-BandaiI guess Aerial selling out instantly wasn't enough
>>10316516Yeah. KOs have improved quite dramatically over the years. I'd wholeheartedly recommend the stuff from metal gear/mc/steel legend. Quality is basically on par with official MBs (imo) except for a few softer details here and there. Literally nothing you'd notice unless putting it under a microscope.
>>10317451Meh, gonna wait for mid-mid-season upgrade. Or the inevitable final battle ver.
>>10317451Need to wait and see obviously but I think it might be that Rebuild isn't gonna stick around long and that there's a more finalised upgrade form after it.
>>10299047Added one more to the collection
>>10317626That's what I thought too.The additions are way too minor for it to be her final suit.Similar to the Barbatos and it's forms in S1.And while we're on it I kinda dislike how in the 10s we stopped getting new MS for mid-season upgrades.Instead they just give us marginal upgrades that slightly alter the design of the MC's suit.G-Self just got a new backpack, all the build series Gundams are just slight modifications, the barbatos is the same, and now in G-Witch we have the Aerial doing it too.I like it better when the mid-season upgrade is a completely new MS. Because that way we get a completely new design.The last Gundam tv show to do that was AGE with Kio jumping from the AGE-3 to AGE-FX.
>>10319880I dunno about the build shows but at least for IBO it kinda made sense for Barbatos to just get modified more as the show went on rather than get outright replaced, probably one of the few things that show got right. For G-Witch though they've been making a big point out of having multiple designers for each factions suits and Guel's already had a couple of big upgrades so I'll be really surprised if Aerial Rebuild is the final form. Saying that though I think it'll depend on how the story plays out and if the theories about Aerial being Eri in some way are true, I can't see Aerial being outright replaced either if that turns out to be the case.
>>10319662Nice! Is that a real marking Char's Zaku?
>>10319899They'll probably do something like 00 where the part that contains Eri is moved into whatever new MS Suletta gets, like with the 00 retaining the Exia and 0's GN drives.
>>10319880>And while we're on it I kinda dislike how in the 10s we stopped getting new MS for mid-season upgrades.You are my kind of anon, anon. I, too, share this sentiment since it means that we can't ever get the starter suit passed down to another character, upgraded, or a 00 like scenario where the MC "downgrades" for the final fight.I like how a completely new suit usually accompanies a huge leap in tech or power to "sell" the new design.
>>10320127>00 like scenario where the MC "downgrades" for the final fight.I still remember people going apeshit about it during airing. It was great.
Has anyone ordered from USA Gundam Store?They have the Devise Exia for $200 and also have a 10% coupon.
>>10320190Yes I and other anons bought from them before. Gundamplanet/USAgundam/newtype are legit.
>>10320127>>10320130>or a 00 like scenario where the MC "downgrades" for the final fight.That is still the coolest shit I've seen in a mecha anime finale.I don't think any other show has ever even done that. The only thing that comes close is in Gurren Lagann when Simon uses all the forms down to his own body, but that isn't really the same thing.>>10320190>>10320195I was shocked at how cheap theirs was, I hope they get more MBs in the future. I also ordered their Exia a while back.
>>10320462A few other shows do it, but its not always against the final boss. Car Ranger had the caset lose the VRV Robo fighting the final boss and had to go back to the RV Robo (which got trashed).L-Gaim has the protagonist switch back to the L-Gaim for the remainder of the last episode.
>>10320838Oh yeah I forgot L-Gaim did it too.I guess it didn't have the same impact on me because Amu was still using it after he gets the Mk.II.I think not seeing the Exia for a whole season and than just randomly having it pop back up made the scene feel more impactful.
>>10320462>I was shocked at how cheap theirs was, I hope they get more MBs in the future. I also ordered their Exia a while back.It's mainly for general release. Bandai fucking hates doing gen release nowadays.
>>10320800No, it's the Aeriel suit upgrade as mentioned earlier.
>>10320462Not anime but the final episode of Kamen Rider Zero One has the main character abandon his upgrade forms and use a restored version of his basic suit.
>>10319880I'm personally fine with just marginally upgrading the MC's MS as long as there's a gimmick to the MS that is retained. For example, while I like the Freedom Gundam design, I really didn't like that the Strike Gundam and to an extent its Striker Pack system was pretty much thrown to the background and to major characters. Sure, as mentioned there are a lot of major characters like Mu La Flaga who uses Striker compatible MS and the system itself is still used all the way through Destiny as well but it would've been more developed if the protagonist Kira kept it since he is the MC and thus hogs most of the attention. I really like the idea of an early generation mech being able to keep up with newer models thanks to its multi-role interchangeable system that allows limitless support well into its future.If it was a general purpose MS like the AGE-3 or Aerial foe example then yeah I would like to see an entirely new MS as an upgrade.
>>10319662Been searching for this a while for a decent price. The fact he only comes with one bazooka is pretty scummy of Bandai.
>>10319880It's all part of Bandai's marketing strategy to make you buy multiple versions of the same suit. Cheaper for them to make partial upgrades rather than having to create an entirely new mold.
>>10319880I hear what you're saying, but I think I was only bothered by it with Barbatos and having 6 fucking forms in S1. No one wants to buy 6 toys, or just 3 or 4 for the different major armor variations. However Barbatos to Lupus was enough of a change that even with it being the same frame, I was satisfied. Though I would probably lump Freedom to Strike Feedom in there too, but I don't know if there was a lot of parts reuse or if stuff was slightly different, the gold frame is the only thing that comes to mind. Aerial Rebuild I'm fine with though. There's no parts re-use in the kit, the shield bits are upgraded to form the gun. It's very similar, yeah, but Aerial to Aerial Rebuild is completely different to what Barbatos did in S1. Maybe I'm just okay with it because I like Rebuild better though, so who knows.
video of the threezero GoLion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZb9TgCaRdE
>>10321309The Strike Freedom and Freedom are completely different, the changes aren't too obvious aside from the gold, the sideskirts, and dragoons. But the whole suit has different.
>>10321651Ah okay, so like the Aerial to Aerial Rebuild. Totally new and different, just very similar silhouette and some different coloring. It's been a long time since I watched Destiny and I'm not a particular fan of the gold on the SF, so I don't spend a lot of time looking at for kits and figures.
>>10322680Not entirely similar, the Aerial Rebuild still has the original Aerial at its core, it's just upgraded.The Freedom and Strike Freedom were two completely different units.
>>10322711Ah you meant in the series, I thought you just meant the appearance.
WOUNDWORTS SHIP OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH, WE'RE ALMOST HOME BOYS
Tell me, how was the gff mc wing gundam and its variants in terms of qc?I liked the origin zaku, gundam and 2 psyco gundams but it's been a long time since I bought from the line and after the hi nu gundam from the metal build line im a bit wary>it's not worth the priceI'm screwed either way due to minimal channels to get it, but I have the money, but the qc tolerance is my main concern
>>10323655Already got mine. It's a bloody gorgeous figure.
>>10323655It's really nice. detail placement is consistent. Only complaint is mounting. Gotta take off the crotch, it slides out, and push it in pretty good. Happy collecting :)