The Macross Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by pinoy78, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    Am I the only one who gets mad at Bandai whenever they view the Macross Frontier V1 valks in Battroid mode? Especially the horrible neck on the V1 VF-25s.

    I am so glad for the renewals.
     
  2. chuckcjc

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    but... What do they lock into? Is there a new mating recess that wasn't there before?
     
  3. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

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    I'm probably going to sell my -171CF. Anyone interested? If nothing else, you're guaranteed one with no missing parts etc.
     
  4. Sup3hobo

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    Hmmmm after fiddling with the 171 Alto version does the chest section click into place or is it just the friction of the hinges holding it together?
     
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    Bandai DX VF-171EX Nightmare Plus Review - YouTube

    Pinoy has an excellent transformation video. It really helped me. Start at around 10:30 for the whole chest/back interaction.

    Basically the inner chest curved piece nestles into the backpiece at the notch, and the backpack clicks in at two locations. This keeps the chest and back, firm and locked.
     
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    Anyone have a loose Yamato VF-1S Max they want to sell?
     
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    Yes. PM me.
     
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    you aren't the only one that thinks that way, but i love the v1 VF-25s maybe it's because i never got my hands on the renewal. but the first version is a favorite of my collection renewal or not.
     
  10. ronin0510

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    So apparently Arcadia is doing macross releases. macross
     
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    Man, the 171 is one of those VFs where I look at it and can't decide which mode I want it in. Good thing it transforms relatively easily! Hips are plenty tight on mine, and I had no trouble getting the chest/torso to lock together. Didn't have any problems with my Alto either so it's probably just a case of accidentally doing it right. While I didn't think Alto's was hard to transform, the CF does feel a bit smoother going into fighter mode. I guess whatever they changed in the chest did the trick.

    Bring on that armor/weapons set!

    Very happy Arcadia is putting something out but that is hands down the nastiest deco I've ever seen on a Macross toy. Waaaaaaay too busy for my tastes. I hope it sells out though (ha, like it wont!) and encourages Arcadia to do more releases.
     
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    That ugly pile of shit actually warms my heart. Because of what it represents - Arcadia continuing on with the Macross license. Hope is not lost.
     
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    I actully like the deco on the Arcadia 1J. If its cheap ill buy it.
     
  14. Razerwire

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    I want a 0D dammit! Make it happen Arcadia!
     
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    I know the backplate locks in place in three places, I was just wondering when you push the front chest piece inward to form an angle, does it ever click in place? On mine the chest plate holds fine, but without any sort of click I'm usually unsure if it's done right.
     
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    Yeah, I have yet to get my first valk, but that news made me feel easier about being able to finally start collecting valks! So the deco didnt bother me as much. Lol
     
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    So does this mean the Panic buy of 2013 is now over? As for the 171, I didn't find it easier or harder to transform than the 171 EX, but I am very interested in this hip bar thing that Ron is talking about, because mine is pretty much doing what the EX did, albeit a bit more solid, but still clicks back down when swinging with a bit more force back and forth.
     
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    I popped off the three foldable panels off of my 171 to get the transformation from battroid to valk going smoothly. WTB VF-27 v.1- PM me!

    Btw, does anyone elses 171's tail portion sag a bit in gerwalk?
     
  19. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Hopefully, because it got real frustrating real fast.

    Definitely warmed up to the VF17S right now, but it's not without flaws. The arms aren't the best and don't lock all that well in battroid, and its legs are so 2008 it hurts.
     
  20. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Agreed! I bet it'll be a small-run limited edition BUT the 1st V2 1/60 with new gimmicks...

    ...then if it does well...full runs with the usual popular paint schemes.

    ....well...unlike you and eriku..he didn't lick his....:D