Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by pinoy78, Jun 22, 2006.
Selling my DX Max VF-1A, a TV SSP and a missle set. DM me if interested.
The collecting market really doesn't make any sense. Even after being in it a bit, buying some extras as investments, and then selling them........I'm still in the red on the stuff I bought/sold because my tastes changed, the direction of my collection changed, etc. That doesn't even begin to account for the cost of the stuff I have. I can't stop though. I should be in meetings or something.
That said, you can't take it with you. May as well spend it!
There is no such thing as TV SSP's.
Thanks for the clarification. No idea how people were going to figure out what I was talking about.
The Battlecry figures aren't too bad as far as price goes, most of them are around $50, but for non transforming Mecha that's still a bit nuts.
I'll have to go check out the local collector shop and see what he has. Maybe I can trade some things I don't want anymore.
Interesting. I've been trying to unload the Battlecry posable figures for a while and thought they barely go for $20.
That's roundabout how much I paid for the Jack Archer walk. I think for a majority of the same type of figures Toynami had, I paid roughly $10 for them.
Any pics of this?
I only have the 1J Hikaru left and the canopy doesn’t seem to open. Was it only the 1S that had a swappable canopy and heat shield?
For the early Bandai reissues, the 1S Gift pack came with a swappable heat shield but to remove the canopy, you need to unscrew it from the bottom through the landing gear. I believe all the early (and some later) 1/55 canopy’s could be removed the same way.
Some later releases came with heat shields that just clipped over the canopy and then there were some where the canopy just pops out to be replaced with they heat shield. However, I don’t think any of them actually had space made for a figure to sit in. You could probably fit a small figure in but it would just be crammed in there with no seat.
For the 2001 reissues all of them except for the VF-1J Hikaru have the swappable canopies/heat shields. The 2008 VF-1J Hikaru reissue has the swappable canopy/heat shield.
Regardless, I don't think there is really any room to seat any figure in the Bandai 1/55 cockpit other than in a coffin/burial position.
I found the makers marks when I transformed it from Battloid to Jet.
It's a Toynami from 2001. I don't even remember where I purchased it.
Aha- That explains it then, mine is a 2001 reissue. Hard to believe I got this two decades ago! I think it was one of my first HLJ orders.
I think you could cram a Dianaut in there, but probably not in any kind of sitting position.
One thing that should be noted though is the decline of the yen vs 10 years ago. Yes yammies mightve been cheaper vs Arcadia, but the conversion rates were far more brutal vs now! That being said, the used market for yammies was quite cheaper I got a opened strumvogel for $110, now they're quite pricier. Do what you love though! I will still enjoy the hobby and get new valks!
I just looked that up. I'm really tired so I may not be thinking clearly.
In 2011 the average for the year was $1.00 = 79y
2021 is $1.00 = 110y
Isn't that the opposite of a decline?
Naw…see how $1 gets you 100Y now vs 79Y before. That means you are getting more yen per dollar now, meaning the Yen has declined in value relatively.
Received shipping notices for my 1J/armor set from Okini and the armor set from Luna.
That would make sense for Roy…haha…
Man I was out of it last night!
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