Takara-Tomy Diaclone Reboot

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  1. Matrix Quest

    Matrix Quest Can't Escape from the 1:60 Scale Diaclone World

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    To be fair, it isn't BBTS's fault. The global supply network has been a mess since the pandemic began and the US ports have been clogged. All the US based retailers have been at the mercy of this. There are cargo ships that have been waiting to unload for months. On top of that, the increased amount of online purchasing has changed the nature of shipping to a new model that shipping companies are struggling to understand. It is starting to get a little better since the President's executive order went into effect a couple of weeks ago, freeing up resources and overtime at the docks. But as we near the holiday season, I fear most of those gains will be lost...

    None of that even touches on other related issues like the problems with empty containers backing up, virus and non-virus labor issues, etc. that are going on at the same timeSomeh
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    Some actually got DA-75/76 ahead of original US expected date from BBTS. (It was probably the very first ones to preorder.) Somehow, a ship jumped ahead of even prior released sets...

    One other thing for those starting out to note, those who have a record of cancelling preorders do get bumped down in priority and those that abuse the preorder system can have the ability to cancel preorders removed... Just be aware.
     
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    Some have kept getting pushed back, but my Waldaros was a super late to the party preorder. In fact I think I caught it one morning when someone cancelled. I'm sure I would have had it by now if I was one of the first to preorder.

    The algorithm recommended this video to me. Pretty cool stop motion to show how you could build something to load a bullet core:

     
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    DesertDog Gone Fission’.

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    Patiently waiting for my DA-70 and Grander pod so I can finally ship my Giganter and DA-73, and pulled everyone off the shelf for some fooling around. I can’t wait for the extra base bits, and the bikes. I hope the new bike gets released in several colours, I’ll be buying at least 2-4 of them.

    Damn this franchise, it’s like Transformers crossed with Starcom, and that’s a wallet double tap for me. I miss my small Starcom collection. 758AB79C-D0BE-454A-A732-DF5B9C10304E.jpeg

    You sold your Panzer Saga!?!?! You heretic monster!!! I’m taking my Panzer trilogy with me, Viking Chieftain style.

    Nice to know it’s still holding value though! But I’d sell my Neo Geo Gold first! :D 

     
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    Suntzu28 Well-Known Member

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    So much this.

    So much.

    People not familiar with Starcom may not understand how awesome that is.
     
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    NightCabbage TFW2005 Supporter

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    Starcom is great, I only found out about it within the last year or so. And needless to say, even the small $20 sets are now selling for ~$500 lol
    And many of the larger sets just aren't available. I guess ~35 years is too long ago ;) 
     
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  7. DesertDog

    DesertDog Gone Fission’.

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    I wouldn’t even touch vintage Starcom, just recalling the tiny visors, guns and hoses on those figures. It’s a completionists nightmare.

    Never mind 30 year old spring loaded gimmicks.
     
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    XIII Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that wat the first thing that popped in my head when I first saw it too.
     
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    I love spring loaded gimmicks :(  lol

    I recently got the set of 4 Beast Saga Jipuroto Battle Beast boxes where you press a button and the box automatically transforms into a little vehicle. I love them. lol.

    I wish Diaclone had more spring loaded gimmicks!
     
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    Just received notice from TCP! My Ripper will be in store in about 3 days!!!
     
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    Yeah. Because I didn’t know any better at the time, I stored all of mine incorrectly, and ruined the springs. Totally sucked.
     
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    Diaclone DA-90 Combat Vehicle Assault Bullet Official Image (3)__scaled_800.jpg

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    Join the Starcom FB group.

    They are high-level Starcom equipment repair specialists.
     
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    DeceptiKong AKA Sick6Sins

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    ҉R҉i҉p҉p҉e҉r҉

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  16. Matrix Quest

    Matrix Quest Can't Escape from the 1:60 Scale Diaclone World

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    @HemanPrime - I know this was older, but been using same one I got from Amazon after your post and this has worked like a dream as long as you use a little 2-sided tape to prevent sliding when the blade starts.

    Update: Just finished upgrading all my Pod Granders to the ExHobby decals. Managed to do all 4 individual Pods left in less time than the first 2 took.
     
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    Purple Heart Pure Passion

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    After some consideration, I’m selling my Convoy V-Max for $350 SHIPPED. Thats the base price + shipping. If anyone wants to make any offers, don’t hesitate to PM me. I have a feedback thread in my sig.
     

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    Real quick shots for anyone concerned about compatibility with older sets…

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    I don’t know what he is, but I don’t think he likes you;) 

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    I don’t know if anyone else has imagined themselves piloting a Diaclone mech, I definitely haven’t, not until I put C-Grasper tracks on DA-20.

    Now I can’t look at it without imagining myself zooming around, laughing like an idiot. I can’t wait to fool with the DA-22 I ordered from BBTS.

    In 2023. ;)  DEB5883B-06FF-4953-8576-4161E2320E71.jpeg

    I love the little suits, I can’t wait for the Cathode versions of the Legiocore and Evolise Waruders.
     
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    YES i have lol. I even went so far as to make a custom version of myself in 1/60 scale lol.

    The current obsession is real :D 
     
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