The Macross Thread

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

  1. treatment

    treatment Well-Known Member

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    Yeah.

    The PF is suckily only available at Arcadia's webshop.

    Guess those who wants it will have to either god do a devil's deal with N-Y yet again, or pray/hope other shops (or tenso-address/other proxies) will carry the PF at reasonable discounts and shipping-fees, as well as reliable actual delivery...
     
  2. Flapjacks

    Flapjacks Well-Known Member

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    Premium Fugly version?
     
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  3. FireSkyJet

    FireSkyJet Deculture!

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    Tenso addy works just fine on Arcadia's website btw. And they do accept CCs from out-country.
     
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    Flapjacks Well-Known Member

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    You end up paying taxes though. Retailers have offered premium finish versions before but were they at a significant markup?
     
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  5. FireSkyJet

    FireSkyJet Deculture!

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    That's a great point! Hit or miss. If AJ sells it, that would be the most cost effective.

    Edit: For example, HLJ sold the PF 0D. It was quite a bit more than Arcadia direct. However, others sold it for the same as AC or less (i.e. AE, NY, etc.).
     
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  6. Happynick

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    If it's a Arcadia webstore exclusive then that price is with tax included and that is whats expected to be paid.

    It's similar to P-Bandai (TWE) items.
     
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  7. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Plot twist, just get a stock Arcadia VF-4G that way you have 2 different decos and your Hikaru one probably looks as good as the upcoming Arcadia one if not better.
     
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  8. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Haha, nah, my custom is very much "kinda Hikaru". I just painted the nose cone tan, painted the black parts of the tailfins, and removed the light blue paint from the wing edges. I'd love to have all the proper color mechanical bits, and the proper light gray/white for the body color. It would be pretty easy to repaint back.

    But I also have the HMR Hikaru VF-4....so, hmmm. I put a pre-order in for now anyway.
     
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  9. chuckdawg1999

    chuckdawg1999 Well-Known Member

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    It's nice to see Arcadia is doing the VF-4 for those who want it a little bigger
     
  10. borgified

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    Correction there @chuckdawg1999.

    Yamato has done the 1/60 VF-4g even before Bandai did one in HMR format. After Yamato folded, Arcadia also did it as well.

    Proof: Yamato and Arcadia 1/60 VF-4G Toys – Scorched Earth Toys

    This newer version is done in Macross FB 2012 colours. The Arcadia PF FB 2012 is a Arcadia website exclusive..

    Plus it's going to cost you close to 40k yen which is 10k yen more than the regular release.
     
  11. burnout6

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    Off topic.

    Anyone ordered from Mandrake and used their DHL Box 1 size to ship their item? Wondering what's the max dimension it can accommodate. Would it fit a DX box? What about the Yamato monstrosity? The next step up is Size 2 but comes with a rather absurd jump in cost.
     
  12. FireSkyJet

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    Do you even get the opportunity to choose? They always just quote me what they quote me.
     
  13. burnout6

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    I don't get to pick but want to know a ballpark before confirming because it's 2280 vs 12260 difference in cost.
     
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    That's a sample price for items shipped via DHL to Korea.

    What are you planning to order and where is the destination?
     
  15. burnout6

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    Interesting. Thanks guys.
     
  16. Tasuke

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    while i sympathize, i mean, let's be honest,
    ROBOTECH/MACROSS character action figures were all but promised to us like 20 years ago,
    -and just now, within the last half-decade, someone is FINALLY delivering on that-

    a little MACROSS/ROBOTECH-themed cheesecake can't hardly be all THAT repugnant now...

    VF-1J DX 1-48 8-4-20.JPG
     
  17. FireSkyJet

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    My suggestion is to find an item at the Sahra store and look at their estimate. If you can't find the exact item, then just find an item with the same box dimensions. For example, if I wanted to buy a Yamato 1/48, I could use this listing to get an idea of DHL: Mandarake

    (Which is about 19,850 Yen - a lot of money.)
     
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    depends on the size of your item and weight. You can also email them for a quote of the item too.
     
  19. Shin Densetsu

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    Is that the cost of shipping alone or the total cost(item + shipping)?
     
  20. FireSkyJet

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    Just the shipping alone. Crazy right?!