Takara-Tomy Diaclone Reboot

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  1. XIII

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    The new colors and sculpts look fantastic.

    Just wish the Argo EX didn't have blue ears. Will be difficult to match it with anything other than Argo base.

    What is going on with the right shoulder? Did they not get they get a mispaxk with 2 of the same side?

    EDIT: just noticed. There are 2 sets of armor on the clamshell. I guess they were either trying to show the shoulder armor could be attached either way or they weren't paying attention.
     
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    They were mixing to show the shoulders are swappable
     
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    Looking at the parts tray of the Ex Core 2 …

    they gave us the Garuda parts frame but it appears unpainted. So more stuff that i thought but in flat gray
     
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    Gotta go. I can nest the boxes together when shipping. @Xaxis has bought a bunch from me like this so he can attest that my shipping methods are good. I’d sell all of them for $2000. Shipping will probably be about $150 because it will be very heavy.
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    I'm interested, if you're willing to split.
     
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  6. RoadCaesar

    RoadCaesar Diaclone Clone TFW2005 Supporter

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    Quick, Dirty, and incomplete for the moment (Shadow Convoy in-process in the background).

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    Sweet
     
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    Yeah! The prices won’t be as good but they’ll still be better than market value. Let me know asap!
     
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    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Product video for D-Vehicles Set 5

     
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    Hong Kong is usually the first place in the world to get their Diaclone releases - RK is based in HK.
     
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    Just received my first order of Gale Versaulters so reviewing the material on the Great Deformation.

    I will try to manage it through unscrewing, not cutting nor nailing theses to any church doors.

    (The man in the video swings a mean set of calipers, y0.)
     
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  13. RoadCaesar

    RoadCaesar Diaclone Clone TFW2005 Supporter

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    Another consideration is ... Do nothing. Unless you're shifting to the alternate machine mode, the arms in question aren't required to make the problematic movement. I have 1 of 3 Gale's in that mode presently and I used the screw solution to accomplish it.
     
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    Awesome.
    That ladder on the front is great, it finally makes sense.
     
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    Matrix Quest Can't Escape from the 1:60 Scale Diaclone World

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    Man, I am so hyped for that maintenance set. Probably the most exciting one since Cloud Across for me. I have 3 preordered, wish I could justify more.
     
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    One of my Horus orders was with Hobby Genki, a Japanese retailer that I have never used. They’re active on social media, and mostly good reviews recently. They just emailed me my shipment was on the way to the carrier (DHL)

    most enticing was their price was even better than other Japanese retailers with preorder discount:
    7326 yen =$46.65 and still open for more orders

    Hobby Search is 8100 yen = $52.12 (Sold out)
    HLJ was $60.13 (Sold out)
    Amazon Japan only has overpriced third parity

    best price + dhl + one day first day turnaround seems too good to be true. I will test further before I can recommend; it is hard to ever leave AmiAmi or AMJ but it may be a nice backup
     
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    Amiami are great but they are slow, I don't expect to even get billed for it until tomorrow, possibly Monday.
    Then they'll take the best part of a week to post it if I go for the air parcel option.
    So very interested in hearing how this place works out for you.
     
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    Speaking of which, AmiAmi has re-opened Ex Core 2 and Horus
     
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    Thrusting forward
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  20. RoadCaesar

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    Well. Yeah...now. ;) 

    But seriously, this Hobby Genki (desu...lol) venue has my attention based on their performance with your experience (tbd, of course.)

    My AMJ preorders are still showing May 28-31 arrival which I find dubious since they haven't even shipped. Seems their dates are estimated based on a Japan-located delivery rather than factoring in international shipping/delivery. Based on my most recent AMJ experiences (and the various dice-roll shippers that my parcels end up with), I'm anticipating a June 2-6 arrival.
     
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