Recommend a cheap Robotech

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  1. DeathFrogurt

    DeathFrogurt The frogurt is cursed!

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    I'm interested in Macross/Robotech figures, but I got pretty burned on this disappointing guy because I wanted a cheap one. Parts keep falling off or getting misaligned, two different parts broke within two days of opening it, etc etc.

    So is there a reasonably good quality Robotech figure to get and fiddle around with, without breaking the bank? I want something that's less than $40 total, transformable to all 3 modes, with the armor parts, without falling apart or breaking. I guess that excludes model kits?

    Also, a rundown of the basic Robotech/Macross body types would be great. Some of them seem to be repaints of each other with new heads, while others have different transformations. You know what I mean.
     
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    Like what CM said get the Ben Dixon with Vf-1S armor. Those sets are awesome .
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    DeathFrogurt The frogurt is cursed!

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    Sweet! I see a Ben Dixon here on BBTS that looks good. Apparently it has poseable fingers? I'm a sucker for those. And a pilot figure, too. I think when my BW 10th wave 1 set arrives there, I'll package them together.

    And I forgot to link to the tiny one I got burned on- it's this one. It's almost fun to carve out a better socket for a ball joint, but it's a pain in the butt too. Stay away from Banpresto Macrosses, that's my advice.

    Thanks for the help, ken and Chaos!
     
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    I lucked out a year or so back and got a Ben Dixon VF-1A for 10 bucks at a Game Stop. It is nice to fiddle with. I really want a Yamamoto version though, but they are way to expensive for me.
     
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    You can get that same one BBTS has at Digital-toys
    for $10 cheaper, and use that extra $10 to get the Max Strike Super Poseable they have in stock in their Robotech-Toynami section.
    They're really cool figures that display awesomely, but they don't transform.

    Ordered many toys from them, they're great to deal with.

    Just in case.
     
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    That Ben Dixon set looks awesome. Now I'm tempted to buy. Kenm2474 that's an sweet collection you have there.
     
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    Hell yeah it is. Trying not to look at it before my wallet goes crazy.
    Would'nt mind getting one of those Roy Fockers.
     
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    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

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    The banpresto valk IS good to repaint into a WST Jetfire, so don't junk it, repaint it!
     
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    Originally Posted by Liokaiser
    Kenm2474 that's an sweet collection you have there.


    Thanx for the comments CM and Leokaiser. Means alot comming from you guys. Took a few years to collect them all. Just waiting on the Beta Fighters to complete the Robotech Collection now and my MP Votron to complete the entire Toynami Masterpiece Collection Thanx to CMs Pics that blew me away made me have to buy him.
     
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    im selling some yamato 1/60's if you decide to go that route.
     
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    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    i heard that the masterpeice editions werent very good whats your opinion on them CM
     
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    I cant speak for CM but I have all of the MPs currently made to date and all of the ones I have had no issues untill I recieved my Vol. 3 Alpha which had a broken wing which Digital-Toys.com replaced without a hassle. other than that everything is just perfect. You can toy with them transforming them and such but they are mainly Show pieces to display. I do pick them up every so often just to marvel at their detail. But all in all I heard the higher numbered one are safer from any QC issues.
     
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    oh right thanks for the info man, glad to hear it since they seem to be the cheapest of the robotech/marcoss figures
     
  15. DeathFrogurt

    DeathFrogurt The frogurt is cursed!

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    Nice find! Still, instead of the poseable guy, I might get the deformed morpher. Or something TF clearance-y.

    And as for repainting into Jetfire, first I have to turn him into a properly functioning figure. Which involves whittling, dremelling, regluing broken parts, and boiling and reshaping the softer plastic. Check back in five years.
     
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    Sadly Robotech/Macross figures and the words "cheap and affordable" don't go hand in hand...:( 
     
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    from wht ive seen on the net i would have to agree and its a shame
     

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