The Macross Thread

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

  1. Flapjacks

    Flapjacks Well-Known Member

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    I had to look up what the VF-11 looked like as I'm more of a fan of the VF-1's and VF-25 messiahs (fighter and battroid design-wise) and happened to come upon the SV-37. That's a nice VF-1 update. Is it based on the F22 raptor much like the VF-1 was based on the F-14? I'd like to see a multi laser cannon head on it (not a fan of 1A inspired single laser cannon heads). I'd like to see the SV-37 made into a toy since I don't think there has been one, is there?
     
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    Now just waiting for my Stealth 1J. Seems like it’s hanging in customs so hopefully Mon or Tues.

    I was really impressed with AmiAmi. In fact, the box for the YF-19 was better than described. I only paid like $50 over MSRP I think.
     
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  3. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    SV-37 is fan-made. Did you see it on a Macross RPG page?

    The VF-1 is from the same design lineage as the VF-11, said to be the "true" successor to the VF-1 since it lends itself well to operation both within the atmosphere and other space(whereas the VF-4 before it was optimized for space and the VF-5000 was optimized for atmospheric operation, not both).
     
  4. borgified

    borgified Klingon Bloodwine anyone?

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    How much more enablement do you need now since you have the DX YF-19 Full Set, Arcadia valk stand and the upcoming 1/48 Yammie Stealth 1J with the corresponding SSP @FireSkyJet? :p 

    I have another 1/48 Yammie grail to be delivered sometime next week and the rest of you will have to find out (except for two members here that know what I got already) what it is.
     
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  5. Flapjacks

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    It is? I guess I should have explored the website itself. :oops:  Saw the image pop up when I googled the VF-11.
     
  6. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Yep it's a fan design based on an unused concept by Kawamori
     
  7. FireSkyJet

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    Haha! Loving it.

    Can’t wait to see the grail. Should I consider the Stealth 1J a grail? (Guess I’m still a noob haha.) :noob 

    My Chunky DYRL is my only grail from that era.
     
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    I never considered collecting the 1/48 Yammies until I got the VF-1s Hikaru (SSP followed afterwards), Low Vis 1a, Milia's 1J with the Super Set, Stealth VF-1J with the SSP pack.

    For now, the Stealth VF-1J with the SSP Set is a grail for me personally as I never expected to get it at all.

    I paid 26k yen for the YF-19 Full Set from Manda two weeks after the official release date. Did you get yours for roughly the same price as well?
     
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    Sweet. I’m looking at the Stealth as a grail too.

    I paid 28k on AmiAmi. So, not too shabby these days.
     
  10. Zebulon

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    I love my 1/48th VF-1J Stealth so much I actually paid an appreciable chunk of change to get the strike cannon from someone else with one so I could equip it with both and have it look right. Only 1/48th, actually only Yamato VF-1 at all, I've kept after selling off most of my bigger-than-Hi-Metal-R stuff over the last few months.
     
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    @borgified @betsuni yeah Macross Zero takes place a couple years before the original show (though it came out 20 years later). The prototype VF-0 in the show is about 25% larger than the VF-1 from SDFM. In battroid mode the toy is about 5cm taller, in jet mode about 6cm longer - it's basically the same size as one of the Yamato 1/48 Valkyries.

    retail price on the regular releases was 35k-ish yen. The PF VF-0S (Roy Fokker's ride) was just over 40k. Price on the 0D was shown a while back to be just under 40k, but that was before the latest pictures that seem to hint at PF + weathering effects. So it could be a little higher.

    The PF 0S is still for sale through HLJ for 47k yen if you want one - and has been at least since I started posted in this thread a couple months back - seems like there is a limit as to what Macross fans are willing to pay (at least, all at once).

    Also, from what I understand the Arcadia VF-0 releases are a crapshoot in terms of quality, except for the PF VF-0S, which a lot of people say is just about the best Valkyrie you can get (and at that price it better be!).

    Wouldn't mind one as a centerpiece, but if I actually was sitting on $500 to spend on figures I'd rather spend it on 2-3 nice ones instead of 1 really really nice one.
     
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  12. FireSkyJet

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    Yeah, I keep thinking about that same 0S listing but made a decision awhile back to stick with 1/48 and DX, and it keeps me from snagging it (along with price point). Though I believe I’ve seen @Slave IV swear it’s the best next to Chunkies.
     
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    Woo. Yeah that is a beautiful mech and toy. Interesting that it is still available today. Now I'll have to check on it from time to time just because you showed it to me. You know, to window shop.