The Macross Thread

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

  1. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    I have a VF-1A with GBP. Looks awesome. Those SS parts aren't going to be cheap.
     
  2. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Content Contributor Veteran

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    Wish I bought more when they were $30 for TV or DYRL? packs and were sitting even on sale. Before Yamato went out they put out the DYRL? packs again for nowhere near as much as they go for now. I wanted at least 1 more TV set to paint as Jetfire FAST packs.

    Even the clear covers were cheap back then.
     
  3. Dark Skull

    Dark Skull Well-Known Enabler Moderator

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    I think I have a set of those see-through fast packs....somewhere. I'll have to dig it up.
     
  4. Jdk504

    Jdk504 REDWOLF

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    Found a deal on ebay. Yammy v2 1s with ss parts shipped for $160.
     
  5. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Content Contributor Veteran

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    They looked neat, they sat for a while too. I should've picked them up.
     
  6. Sportimus

    Sportimus Well-Known Member

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    This is really cool!
     
  7. MechaFanboy

    MechaFanboy Well-Known Member

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    Bandai is re-releasing VF-31F, this time with updated wings that's able to fold downwards. Drakens not included (big mistake from Bandai).

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    And this begs the question, will the full armor VF-31S be a self-contained release? or will it be an add-on pack? Judging by the CG art, VF-31S will require retooling to accommodate the full armor parts. Will Bandai pull a VF-31F "solution" on the full-armor VF-31S, releasing a separate VF-31S for full armor mode?
     
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  8. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Content Contributor Veteran

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    The wings are able to fold downward on all existing DX VF-31 toys, they fold almost 180 degrees inwards for high speed mode, carrier storage and transformation to battroid mode. I'm curious to see if Bandai designed a locking tab to keep them from drooping with the Lil Drakens on. The prototype they displayed a while back had the wings folded at different angles. Also curious to see if the wings can handle the weight. Maybe the only difference is including Hayate instead of Messer?

    As far as the full armor, I think it'll be released as a separate pack compatible with upcoming and existing DX VF-31's.
     
  9. MechaFanboy

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    It will have clips that enable users to attach the Drakens to the wings. It's still odd that Bandai has not chosen to bundle the re-released VF-31F with the drakens though, considering that's main purpose of this set. What a misstep from Bandai.
     
  10. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Content Contributor Veteran

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    I agree. I'm actually really surprised they're not bundled with the rerelease.

    Since they're starting movie releases I hope we see Chuck's VF-31. Love how the radome is retractable/transformable, 1st VF to feature that.
     
  11. borgified

    borgified You're going to get speared to death!

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    Chuck's 31E with a retractable/transformable radome? I don't remember seeing this; if it was shown, then I might have not seen it.
     
  12. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Content Contributor Veteran

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  13. Lord Of Tetris

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    What's the source of this image? Could that be a mock-up or proof-of-concept? The yellow Valkyrie in those photos doesn't seem to be transformable. I see the shoulder hinge right under the canard, but I don't see a seam where the nosecone should rotate, no seams on the underside of the wings, no seam where there should be a fairly noticeable gap behind the cockpit, etc. It also seems not to have a Gerwalk joint.
     
  14. Soupy

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    The upcoming VF-31S will probably be modified to fit the Full Armor. My guess would be Bandai proabably knew about the Full Armor for the VF-31S and that's the reason why they held off on releasing the 31S until August this year. Or at least that's what I hope is the case.
     
  15. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Content Contributor Veteran

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    Mag scan from months back, it's not the highest res hence why you can see some seam lines. The hinges to fold the wings and other parts for transformation are there. The hinge for the storage/weapons pods on the back can be seen too.
     
  16. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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    borgified You're going to get speared to death!

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    Since there has been reports of Mirage's Supers being shipped by NY (although the company's email states it will ship later this month), some members on Macross World has gotten theirs already.

    Their has been listings on Buyee/Fromjapan auctions already and two listings on Manda have been scooped up already in a few hours after being posted.

    For those who have Mirage's VF-31C and missed out on the pre-orders for the Super Parts (if you so choose to get it), get it when they come available and there will be a mark up in price.

    The postings on Manda has it listed for ¥12k while NY has it now for ¥14.5k (previously ¥12.5k) I have read that one has been listed on Fromjapan auctions for ¥9k.
     
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  18. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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    oh, i have my mirage parts already
     
  19. Salvanis

    Salvanis Probably not a true fan.

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    I don't suppose the DX Sv-262Hs sold well enough to warrant releasing the -262Ba, huh? Now that I finally have a VF-31A on the way, I've got a hero and a cannon fodder for the good guys, so ideally I'd like to have one of each of the bad guys' Valks to match.
     
  20. Type-R

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