Bandai's Hi-Metal R line (moar mecha now! macross, dougram, etc)

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  1. Slave IV

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    Damn, I want!
     
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    yt "reviews" so far (japanese?):





    (41 mins with actual vocals)
     
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    Beautiful. I was hoping he could do that.
    How big is he compared to the Wave model?
    Can the Wave one sit like that?
     
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    Wait, is that them?
     
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    Those are the MaxFactory 1/72 kits.

    I don't have the Wave kit.
     
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    Maybe I meant Max factory. I only have the Wolverine. That with the Crusader and Warhammer were my favourites.
     
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    You know?

    Wonder if Gallia and Iron Gear will also get produced for this HMR line.

    Not sure if SOC reissues of the Xabungle mechs will be considered or even welcomed...
     
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    Nah those are done. I can't see those getting SOC rereleases. I am so stoked for this line right now.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the more modern "real robot" style stuff was moved out of a SOC and into Soul SPEC after the Xabungle trio was made. It now seems to have transitioned to Hi-Metal. Which seems a good fit for it.
     
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    Just to be safe, can you post, "I think Ramrod/Bismark is well suited for this line as well." That would totes be the bee's knees.

    Is the SOC Xabungle worth getting? I've been eyeing that duo (not so much the Gallia) for probably over a year now and finally grabbed Iron Gear last month. I have to forcibly ween myself off of 3P TF to make room for other robots, but I'm finding that it's easier to just buy more detolfs...

    I'm in for this Hi-Metal R version, but the SOC seems easily had for cheap(ish). Just wondering your opinion of it.
     
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    I think Bismark will be an SOC release. Had plenty of eipsodes and it was a WEP show and after Voltron I think we might get something. But it makes more sense in the SOC line than this. Which I would guess is where most fans want it.
    I would say unless you are a huge Xabungle fan / completist the Blue Gale is a little on the frustrating side. The problem is Gallia and Iron Gear are great and BG is a little fiddly and stuff falls off him. But if you have those two why not complete the set? But if you only have Iron Gear then I think the Hi-Metal will look just as great with it (since none of it scales with Iron Gear anyway) Especially if they do some more bots like Gallia. BTW they did some fun minipura sets for Xanbungle
     
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    Cool, thanks for the input! I guess the SOC Blue Gale gets to stay on my to-get list then; it'll just get pushed behind other pieces. Playing catch up with SOC is such a pain...

    Yeah, SOC Bismark is what I'm hoping for most, but I will take anything in any form at this point, haha.
     
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    I have been back-collecting SOC for years now. I actually enjoy it. It's a pain in so much as the secondary market prices are not helpful. But you get lifted by two things Bandai does second releases and new versions so staying in pays off over time. And if you just sort of regularly search eBay you can nail it. I grabbed like four older bots last year for right around original retail Doublas, Garada etc I was super happy. There is not a lot I really feel I have to have still but I like to pick off the stragglers; I just grabbed General Franky this weekend, super-stoked I love the hunt.

    I really wish the Saber Riders would gets some Figuarts treatment. I like the characters and vehicles a little more the the main bot but I will buy it. I am so confused why there aren't figuarts for Gatchaman and Saber Riders seems real obvious to me.
     
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    Figuarts Gatchaman would be great. I'm just glad Sentinel recently gave us a couple of them.

    What I really need is a reissue of the Phoenix.
     
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    I am disappointed with Sentinels. Joe has no gun holding ability and of course there is no rest of the team. There is something about them hat just doesn't feel right to me. I know what Bandai can do with them but nothing what a shame.... hopefully the new NA relationship might bring these guys out of the shadows.