Mospeada fans. Megahouse 1/15 Ride Armor. Coming in 2008!

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  1. Prisoner1138

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    Nice, the only thing I don't like about the retail figure in the package from the looks, is the coloring of the visor vs the original shots we saw of it. But that's a small issue.

    Hopefully HLJ gets them in and ready to ship soon.
     
  2. Orion P

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    cool! are they gonna make all the other different ones as well?
     
  3. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    CM and Megahouse have already made the Blowsuperior (Yellow's bike).

    I posted the pictures a few pages back.

    -WARNING: It also turns out that Ray and Stick do NOT have the larger tires that were shown on the Blowsuperior.
     
  4. Prisoner1138

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    Umm, wouldn't it be a little strange if they did since the blowsperior was supposed to be the heavier one?
     
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    Question...

    Do these come with Stickers? I saw a pic of the megahouse ones, and there was a sheet of what looked like decals on the side. i notice that scott has details painted on, and rand is plain.

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    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    I'm just looking forward to Rook coming out. I have a soft spot for the figure since having the red Alpha when I was a kid.
     
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    Megahouse Ride-armour review

    I just posted this review over at Macrossworld too. Bought my Ride-armour yesterday.

    Ok. After playing around with the figure for most of last night and this morning, here's a review.

    The packaging is pretty much standard for this kind of toy. We've all see pics so I won't bother going into much detail here. Opening it up the first time, I was dissapointed to find that the instructions are the usual single sheet, black and white affair that has zero xdepth perception making it difficult to understand what the line drawings are asking you to do. No stickers as we all knew.

    The contents, nice. There's the bike and figure of course, then 3 sprues of parts for the bonus equipment rack that can be assembled and put on the back of the bike. Nice touch, but no colour-molded pieces. The rack and accessories are all cast in pale putty-green. I can always paint those.

    The figure itself comes with two optional heads (in helmet and without). The Heads are nice. Nicely painted without any cross-eye syndrome. (on a side note, there were two hairs trapped in between the seams of the top Ray's head, so I had to pull those off. EEEWWW). The optional hands are nice and firmly hold in place on the toy. The hands are a little stiff to put in but hold in place like noone's business.

    The figure itself is fantastic. At first glance he appears a little short and stocky but then you realise that it's the armour making him so. The construction of the figure is a little off-putting, with the sticks connecting his arms and legs. But it's not all that noticeable. The poseability-possibilities (credit to Renato for that one) are great. It isn't quite up to a Revoltech but it holds its poses well since the joints are tight but easy to move. The figure has around.....ummm.......32 points of articulation I think. The hips have Revoltech-esque joints so you can put him in some nice stances. The included display stand is great and holds the figure amazingly well. (Note of caution...the pin that holds the very top of the display stand on can fall out. if you swivel it back and forth too much)

    The helmet is nice. The visor is a little purple but looks nice for it. The visor does indeed go up but sometimes falls off so be careful. It stays up well but can sometimes slide down on its own if you knock it.

    The paint job on the figure is lovely. it has a nice matte finish with nice paint details. I don't even miss any decals. There isn't one area on it that looks rushed.

    The bike itself is nice. Major gripes? The wheels do not spin freely! You can't roll it along a surface and have them spin. Hardly a big problem but would have been nice. The construction is great. it's solid in the hands. Ther's no die-cast of course but it doesn't need it. The figure sits on the bike well and while it comes without a kick-stand, the handle of the rifle on the front wheel acts as an impromptu one so the bike can free-stand easily. The bike is all in matte tones which makes the silver of the engine really stand out. The bike also looks really nice with the storage rack on the back. The back end of the bike looks a little emaciated so it really makes it look alot bulkier.

    The transformation. Now, this is where you have to be careful. You have to dismantle the bike into around 6-7 pieces and then re-assemble. The most difficult part of this process was removing the front fork. It takes a lot of force to get it off the first time. I was afraid of breaking it the first time. But once you get it off it goes on and comes off so much easier after that. Also, the headlights have to be taken off and placed on hidden pegs in the final form. Now, be very, very careful. There are no extra pegs included and they can pop off easily. And since they are black...........took me 20 minutes to find the right peg when it popped off.!!!!

    The tires themselves are attached to pistons so that the pylon can shrink when you place the tyres up on the back of the armour. It's a nice touch. The tyres themselves are cast in a fairly solid rubber. Actually, while the bike can feel a little delicate owing to the number of parts, there are no parts here that feel flimsy or like they can break easily. Everything is solid.

    The armour is very easy to transform once you get the hang of it but still satisfying even after repeat transformations. Once it is fully formed, the final ride-armour solidly fits on the figure. The only parts left over are the front fork. This kind of sucks.as I don't always like having pieces left over. But the final piece is so nice that I can forgive it for this.

    Stability. The big question. Can the figure stand once in the ride armour? NO. I could not find any stance that would support the figure. I heard sirens going off when I noticed that the display base had a tiny peg on it in the corner. This is the only way to have the figure stand once it is kitted up. This really bugs me as i'm limited in the number of foot on floor stances I can do.
    The other question. How poseable is the figure in the armour? Very. It can do alot and the figure is in no way hindered by all the crap it's wearing.

    If I HAD to give this figure a score out of ten......I'd give it an 8. It's a gorgeous piece with so much going for it but some really annoying things. I wish it could stand under its own weight. I wish it didn't have important pieces popping off and not include extras. Then again, I wish it was 1/1 scale so I could wear it myself so I might have unrealistic standards.

    You won't be dissappointed by it. It's an amzing piece of kit with alot of play value and display value.

    And to finish with a lame joke........Order this sucker now with MO-SPEED-AH!
     
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    Nowhere to stash the front fork in armor mode? That kinda sucks, but it's nice to hear about the finish and paint apps.:useless 
     
  11. acollier

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    Yeah, sorry. I didn't have time to take any since. I'll try to get some up soon.

    And it's hardly "useless without pics".
     
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    from what i can tell of the new pics.... only rand comes with the extra bike gear... ???
    and if no stickers, what is the sticker type sheet shown on the promo pic?

    i have a scott set on the way, but if he come with no extras, and rand does, i will be somewhat disapointed, since they are the same price. Scott should have extras as well....
     
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    acording to THIS site, thre are stickers...
    http://www.megahobby.jp/special/scoop2.html

    from what i can make out just by the pics, Rand comes with the bike bags, and scott come with the stickers...

    can anyone translate and confirm...

    or are the stickers some special thing you need to send in for..??
     
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    Well, using google translate either it's saying that the quantities of the figure will be limited at first(as in distribution), or there's a limited in store offer for the stickers(which would be totally gay).

    It's also saying something about the proof of purchase on the box flap, about getting tickets for 2 future species(I'm guessing they mean 2 more figures).

    acollier should be able to tell us what was in the box he got.
     
  15. acollier

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    I got the Ray. He alone will come with the extra parts for the rack that attaches to the back of the bike.

    Apparently, the proof of purchase on the flap is what you need to cut out and send away so that you can get the stickers. WTF!?

    Oh....and apparently.....they're also LIMITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Well, i wonder what would happen if we all messged Delta and asked if he could come up with some repro lables...??
     
  17. acollier

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    Either way, we're sending away for something that SHOULD have been included anyway. It's such a stupid way of going about things on behalf of Megahouse. What are they up to. Muppets.
     
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    Holy crap that's lameass.

    But all the more reason to demand pics so we can see which are paint apps and which are limited edition mail away stickers :p 
     
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    That, or someone in the Macross community will step up.
     
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    i could do a set if i had images to base the design off, and my ride armour to size them up. if anyone can send me decent rez pics of mospeada logos and such, i'd get started.