The Macross Thread

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

  1. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    For VF-1s older than Yamato V2, my only recommendation is the original 1/55 Takatoku or Bandai reissues. Those things still hold up to this day as one of, if not THE greatest transforming toys of all time.
     
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  2. OCProwl

    OCProwl Autobot Dad

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    Only 2 available, better act quick! :confused2 
     
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  3. borgified

    borgified Klingon Bloodwine anyone?

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    At those prices I rather get the YF-30 and the Armoured Pack for Chuck's 31e upon release date.
     
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    I'm asking my friends. One of them might be interested.

    Are you only looking for a VF-1J? If that's the case then you're looking at Takatoku or a Bandai reissue 1/55. Some of the Joons KOs are okay but at that point you might as well spring for a reissue.
     
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    borgified Klingon Bloodwine anyone?

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    Newer post.

    From MW: Recently posted twitter page (@kurutuku131) of Arcadia's renewal Ivanoff 51 and Shin's PE VF-0d two days ago.

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    I believe Arcadia's renewal 51 is close to 40k yen..

    Edit: Corrected after Shin's reply.
     
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  6. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    That's the Premium VF-0D, the original has no weathering and has a darker blue.
     
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    Well dang! I think that looks pretty good! I am looking fwd to some long hours at these lol...gonna go get some paint and a new airbrush. Im sure the cheap one I used years ago when doing a few custom TFs is probably dead now, lol.
     
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    borgified Klingon Bloodwine anyone?

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    Thanks Shin.. Looks like that I might pick up the PE VF-0d sometime. I'm glad I called off on getting Ivanoff's 51.
     
  9. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style I'm boney. I'm boney; Leave me aloney! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Much appreciated guys and yea, just the VF-1J. I don't do a ton of Popy/Godaiken styled stuff but would really like to have them to go with key characters in my display.
     
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  11. OCProwl

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    Received the DX RVF-171EX today. Sadly one of the elint array tips was bent all the way to one side out of the box, tried straightening it out but it wouldnt budge Ended up cutting it and sanded it to make a little round nub and painted it. I can probably come back to it later and fix it with a pin and putty but for now it doesnt bug me too much since its not too noticeable.

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    This completes my radome squad until the 31E and VE-1 later this year :D 
     
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    Speaking of Radome valks, is the Arcadia VE-1 re-issue really coming out next month? It feels so fast for Arcadia. I'm still waffling around if I need it or not.
     
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    My Amazon JP order says its shipping late April.
     
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    if you work with water-based Acrylics such as TAMIYA COLOR, i recommend 91% Iso Alcohol from WAL MART to thin it/clean brushes.

    the Alcohol will even help to clean dry-dirty/poorly kept/abused brushes to a degree.
    results vary, but do try to clean up older brushes this way; you just might end up saving an otherwise great brush!!


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  16. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    Nice! @Kuma Style this is what you are going for right?
     
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    Kuma Style I'm boney. I'm boney; Leave me aloney! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yessir
     
  18. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    I don't remember if I asked you before but if you never owned a 1/55 Valk (including Jetfire), you really owe yourself as a collector to track one down. It is seriously not only one of the best transforming toys ever made, it is probably one of the best toys ever made period. It's just incredible what they accomplished with that toy. Spring loaded diecast landing gears that you can bruise fingers or catapult other toys across the room with, launching projectiles from the gunpod better than most full sized toy guns can, heavy duty ratcheting joints everywhere, enough diecast all over to use it as a murder weapon, and still be able to transform with great articulation and impressive looks in all modes and no issues even after you've bludgeoned someone with it. Yep, it's still my all time favorite toy to this day. Nothing has brought me more joy over my life whether it's the countless hours playing with it or reminiscing the times or just looking at it.
     
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  19. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Wait...WTF happened? I swear VF31S Arad was around 170 or so quid a few days ago at Nippon Yassan, and now he's at 281? It's not the exchange rate [Chuck's VF31 is cheaper than it was 4 days ago]...did they just massively mark it up in anticipation for the armour pack? -_-
     
  20. OCProwl

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    Pretty sure you hit the nail on the head right there.