Time to Procure a Valkyrie

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Sanjeev (Admin)
Those FAST Packs look just plain stoopit.

And his package looks funny. Yes, I'm checking out the robutt's junk.
I think that's an older picture...

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B00
It probly is, I've seen some painted pictures floating around.

Between the 1/60 toy and the 1/72 model, I have to say my money's on the model.

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The model is out. It actually has hinges you have to pin through. Has there even been a Gundam model with hinges like that?
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What exactly do you mean by hinges you have to pin through. Sorry I'm not following.
B00
There are hinges with metal axles.

Damn look at that assembly, almost master grade level!

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I'm failing to see the metal, however that kit is looking fantastic.. Its great there is no part swapping, except for the landing gear, which is i think the only downside, which is unfortunate because some previous veritech kits could had it implemented.

Now to wait for the 'chogokin' version to come out and compare..
This is a Valkyrie kit.
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Oh, I see what you are saying now. It wasn't really illustrated in the hima toy review. The only kit that comes to mind with that kind of joint is their bolt snap scopedog.
B00
Awesome, just got the HLJ shipping notice. As quick as their service had been lately I should have it middle of next week.

I'm not too bummed about the landing gear. I'm just glad Bandai has really stepped up the non-Gundam model kit engineering.

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It looks like an amazing kit, but what a dog shit design. As time goes by, these Valkyrie designs get less and less substantial.
B00
Maybe this will open up a new Macross model line for Bandai. But Given the lack of attention to the R3, and the Votoms line, Bandai will probley just spit out a few more 25's and call it quits. Man would it be nice to have an affordable well engineered Valkyrie line.

I'm still holding onto a glimmer of hope for a Macross Quarter kit.

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Chunky Monkey Action (no stand used):



And because I don't feel like reposting my entire review, here's a link to it:

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/2008 02:54PM by thomas.
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Sanjeev (Admin)
Sweet...congrats on the purchase!

...But, uh...since I'm not about to register on MW just to see your review, could you at least post the images here? I can read the text at that link, but their site won't let me see the pics...

(not that I haven't spent days on-end drooling over this toy ever since Jetfire when I was a kid...but I just love any new pics of the original 1/55 valk!)
Sanjeev Wrote:
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> Sweet...congrats on the purchase!
>
> ...But, uh...since I'm not about to register on MW
> just to see your review, could you at least post
> the images here? I can read the text at that link,
> but their site won't let me see the pics...
>
Argh! forgot about that...

Here you go (see attachments)

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More...

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Moar

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Last ones. I'll add the text this evening, when I've got more time.

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Absolutely Bad Ass...! I'm sorry if there is a more perfect toy than the old Chunky then I haven't seen it. Not a huge fan of the box though...

I can't wait for mine to get here...
Sanjeev (Admin)
Thanks for reposting the pics, man!

I honestly forget what the plastic tray was like in the reissue run from several years ago. You say the new tray's better, but why is that? Your pic of the new tray is consistent with what I remember of the last reissue run.

In other words, I want my fucking styrofoam.

Anyway, I always wondered why someone couldn't just come up with some sort of arm clip that could hold the gunpod in fighter mode...
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> Thanks for reposting the pics, man!
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> I honestly forget what the plastic tray was like
> in the reissue run from several years ago. You say
> the new tray's better, but why is that? Your pic
> of the new tray is consistent with what I remember
> of the last reissue run.
>
The cardboard is thicker, making it less of a pain in the ass to put the packaging back together.


> Anyway, I always wondered why someone couldn't
> just come up with some sort of arm clip that could
> hold the gunpod in fighter mode...

...and that would also clip onto the arm armor.

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Oh, incidentally, the armor fits near perfectly on my Takatoku VF-1J:



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/23/2008 11:56AM by thomas.
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Link to pictures showing what bits will be diecast on 1/60 VF-25 (note: prototype shown has badly assembled bits and probably also misses parts):

[tamashii.jp-network.co.jp]

Also scans from the latest Hobby Japan shamelessly ripped from MW attached.

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Just showing Sanjeev the head gimmick
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Sanjeev (Admin)
Sweet! Thanks again, Andrew. Why don'tcha host those images somewhere and post them in the comments on CDX?
I forget, does CDX use html or bbs codes?
Sanjeev (Admin)
It's html...and you can't cross link to images hosted on TBDX. So if you throw your pics on photobucket or flickr or something, just use
<img src="url to image">
B00
I got my VF-25 kit today. I should have some pics of it by Monday.

This thing is sold out everywhere.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/25/2008 06:14PM by B00.
Yeah I noticed it was showing as discontinued on HLJ's website already.... :(

And here I was thinking I'd be getting my first model kit in years.....
Why discontinued though? Who'm I kidding, this thing'll be reissued before Christmas.
B00
It's not really discontinued, that's just HLJ's way of saying they don't expect to get anymore. Still Ozuma's VF-25s is on the way, and the VF-25g will be next. Theres high hopes for Lunca's RVF-25.

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the completely painless transformation of the model
B00
I don't know what he's doing wrong, but mine doesn't have the difficulty with the upper body going over the nose like that. True mine's not finished, but the nose section has the bulk of the transformation.

My biggest complaint so far, is that some of the labels don't fit right.



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Here's a Destroid to go with your toys.
Wait, so is the Destroid out?
B00
Man, I so hope they make a 1/60 Monster.

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B00
Finally finished my VF-25f. I'll take a few more photos tomorrow. It's a pretty awesome model.



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That's just beautiful! Hopefully the toy will come out as sleek looking but I doubt it cuz of all the safety and durability issues.
B00
Here's a shot of it in Battroid

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/05/2008 09:07PM by B00.
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