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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    The good thing is there will be no preorder madness to worry about with Arcadia preorders. Since they are a small boutique like business, they basically make to order based on preorders (the way most collector items should ideally be done) so as long as you get in during the preorder period, you should be good and no need to be ready at the second (literally for Bandai DX).
     
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  2. Juraash

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    I really want this and the newer Ivanov version, but I keep waiting for PFs.
     
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  3. deruberhanyok

    deruberhanyok Likes the G2 neon lights

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    The Ivanov one was roughly $350 wasn’t it? I expect the same or slightly higher for Nora’s.
     
  4. borgified

    borgified You're going to get speared to death!

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    There's no peep about a PF Ivanoff 51 yet, however be prepaired to fork out close to 50k yen for that one if it does get released @Juraash.

    I think the newer Ivanoff was close to $350 USD (36k yen ??) when it was listed. Now its closer to 30k yen or more on secondary retailer websites (like Manda, Jungle and AmiAmi) due to the screwed up feet @deruberhanyok.

    Any Macross Noobies ready for the 22nd pre-orders drop? It's time to ride the wave with us senior seasoned (old timers) Macross collectors. :D 
     
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    Yes that helps; thanks.

    Just tell me when (and where) for the Nora Sv-51.
     
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    borgified You're going to get speared to death!

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    Well let you know about when Nora's 51 gets closer to the pre-order date @Juraash.

    Edit: This also includes @Morty Prime as well.

    Websites to pick when pre-orders are announced: HLJ, AE, Amazon.jp, Aracdia's website, Amiami and Proxies (hopefully that you have a Tenso address as they will not ship out of Japan).
     
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  7. FireSkyJet

    FireSkyJet Deculture!

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    Even though he’s not PF he’s still quite detailed. Only thing better would be weathered
     
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    @deruberhanyok Congrats on the new wee one!

    So my main plastic fix supplier just put up a preorder for a Kitz Concept VF-1J with GBP. Despite my overwhelmingly meh feelings towards my normal VF-1J from them, and setting myself a rule of one of each type of Valkyrie, I went and placed an order. It looks pretty badass. Looks to have articulated hands for the GBP and comes with missile-firing effects. And it's the VF-1J. I don't know why but I just love the VF-1J.
     
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  9. treatment

    treatment Well-Known Member

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    Why not just get the Arcadia 1/60 instead?

    1/60 Perfect Trans VF-1J Armord Valkyrie Type Ichijo Hikaru (Completed) - HobbySearch Anime Robot/SFX Store

    Still available at HobbySearch as you can see...
     
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    So the DX GBP is possibly out of the question @rob_charb?

    Here's another question...

    What weathering effects can be added to get a PF effect on both Ivanoff's and Nora's 51 if Arcadia desides to offer it?

    Rust/dirt/grease streaks, panel lining in between grooves, "Dobber's" Digital Cameo Paint scheme (a forum member on MW who as done a digital paint cameo on his Yammie 51 CF), Rose thorn branches, etc...
     
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  12. treatment

    treatment Well-Known Member

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    Really that bad to get stuff over there, huh?

    Bummer.
     
  13. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Timeless design for me. When I was younger it was my favorite until Hikaru became Skull leader, then my favorite became the VF-1S.

    Then getting the Origin of Valkyrie 1/55 VF-1J Hikaru in 2008 reminded me all over again why the VF-1J was my favorite originally. Can’t go wrong with it!
     
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    borgified You're going to get speared to death!

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    Try looking for a DX 1s TV Roy in Hong Kong upon release day @treatment. It's bloody $400 USD! 1/6 figures are plenty overseas, however some stores might charge you a leg and arm for one...

    Take a Hot Toys Full Beskar Mando with Grogu Deluxe. One store is listing it for $600 CND or approximately $550ish USD.

    Are you willing to bend over your back just for a 1/6 figure that cost $550ish USD??
     
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  15. treatment

    treatment Well-Known Member

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    Huh?

    I've no idea what you're talking about.
     
  16. borgified

    borgified You're going to get speared to death!

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    That's because I brain scrambled you on the second part of the statement..

    First part of my write up is true, the latter parts are if you are into other hobby other than Macross in which you are not.
     
  17. Tasuke

    Tasuke ♥Konomi Yuzuhara♥

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    Amen to that. the Twin Pilliars of Mechadom (-at least for me-)


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  18. The Sqidd

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    Sweet! But I have two of the Yamato's. Drat! buying toys is fun!:p  Another Arcadia release I won't be getting in on.:( 
     
  19. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    But the Arcadia is better. Surely that should be enough incentive?:D 
     
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  20. The Sqidd

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    Yoooooou diiiirrrttty rat!:p 

    Actually, I've handled the Yamato and Arcadia at the same time. Yes, the Arcadia is a little nicer. Nice enough to replace a Yamato? Not even close IMO.
     
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