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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    Using the feet is a great way to display Valks in fighter mode! My favorite mode is Gerwalk and I really don't like displaying all my stuff in the same mode or pose so I end up using a lot more space in my displays.
     
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    20240426_101045.jpg Yea I like variety on some shelves and others all 1 mode. The 31 planes are sexy.
     
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    NSJ23 Not today Chumly, not today.

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    Rodimus_Prime Until all are one!

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    Purple Heart I just want to enjoy the things I love in peace

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    Theres a new series coming?
     
  6. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

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    I don't recall any issues with the -4, though I only own a -4A and not the -4G release.

    Honestly, the price might just be due to appeal? (and box wear) The -4G's scheme was never all that popular, and once the -4A came out, pretty much everybody wanted the 4A instead.

    "and the main item is easy to crack"---really don't know what they're talking about.
     
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    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    That’s one of the finest Valks ever made. The way it seamlessly forms together into its compact fighter mode is incredible. I’ve had friends that know Macross and toys see that and double take, asking if it actually transforms. The only part that is fiddly is the missiles. The small missiles are prone to falling off during handling so just be aware of that. I’ve never done it yet but probably easily fixed with a coat of future (or your preferred joint tightener) on the pegs.
     
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    NSJ23 Not today Chumly, not today.

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    I've always loved the fighter mode, but the battroid mode not so much. That price is tempting me though...
     
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    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    I just noticed the price. That’s a steal.
     
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    I think that's the lowest price I've ever seen for a Yamato 4.
    Steal is an understatement
     
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    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    Yeah, anyone that doesn’t have one should jump on that.
     
  13. borgified

    borgified You're going to get speared to death!

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    From MW on the Chogokin VF-1 thread.
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    Video is region locked if anyone wants to see it on the Tube.

    So if anyone wishes to get the Bling Bling Overprice and Transparent 1j and breaks it during transformation, then whose fault is it specifically? :poke 
     
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    Dark Skull Well-Known Enabler Moderator

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    :lol  I knew it....you'd need gloves to handle it. Or at least want gloves.
     
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    Tasuke ♥Konomi Yuzuhara♥

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    Tower of Vintage Mecha Power


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    I am a big Macross Plus fan.
    With the roll out of the HMR VF-19 CUSTOM FIRE VALKYRIE this year. Will this lead soon to a HMR YF-19 from Bandai?
    That DX version looks great but too big. Need something in the 1/100 that isn’t a model.
     
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    Some of my impressions of the Shizuoka Hobby Show this year with regards to Macross. Enjoy:
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    Meister61 Starscreams Ghost

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    Wow, I just ordered the yf-19. 42 euros shipped. You got it cheap.
     
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    Viper2 Storming the Moon Gate

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    Low price + the comment about cracks might mean it has some form of damage.
     
  20. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Content Contributor Veteran

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    To be on the safe side you could wait for an Arcadia one to pop up but it might not be as cheap. Wouldn’t say it’s very fragile. The Yamato release had more reports of loose joints(arms I think), not very many breakages for either the Yamato or Arcadia releases. My Arcadia VF-4G has missles and flaps that could pop off during transformation.

    I think Mandarake just a started adding the warning about cracks to Yamato Valkyrie listings just to be safe since they don’t offer returns/refunds IIRC and some cracks have developed years later(some cases more than 10 years later).

    I once got something from there with a warning about cracks and the toy itself had never been opened at all. Unless they show a closeup of the crack itself(and they normally will point out damage that sticks out with a closeup pic), I wouldn’t think the toy is actually damaged. Just be aware the VF-4G was released originally over 10 years ago so there is a chance that cracks may have formed near the pins.
     
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