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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:24 am

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Finally brought back my Hot Toys 1/6 scale TDK Tumbler from the hobby store.

Kind of hard to believe, but I just can't stop staring at it every few minutes. The sheer size and detailing on it just takes my breath away.
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Postby -Kanrabat- » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:08 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Finally brought back my Hot Toys 1/6 scale TDK Tumbler from the hobby store.

Kind of hard to believe, but I just can't stop staring at it every few minutes. The sheer size and detailing on it just takes my breath away.


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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:08 pm

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LOL! Nope, my kidneys are fine.

I did have to save for six months to afford that, though. The good thing about HT products is that you MUST pre-order in advance to ensure an available item, so I had plenty of time to save my pennies. Also, HT is notorious for frequent delays.

Buying after release is not really an option, as the items will be sold out the minute they hit the store.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby G1 Smoketreader » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:06 pm

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Head on over to Toynami.com and they have a completely revamped Robotech line...INCLUDING a G.I. Joe-sized Rand with his cycle armor.

I recently stumbled across these myslelf, and after a couple hours perusing and hearing the theme song from the Macross Saga in my head, decided to dive in (telling myself hey, they "kinda" fit in with Transformers LOL).

They can be a little pricey, but no more so than a decent Voyager, let along a 3rd party fig. They have the Veritech V1, Alpha and Beta fighters, and some of the minor characters mechs already...


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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby -Kanrabat- » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:52 pm

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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby PrymeStriker » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:14 pm

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Gee, I don't really collect a lot outside of Transformers.

I've been picking up some of the Avengers 6 inch figures at a slow pace. So slow I only have Iron Man and Loki. Still looking for Hawkeye, and Captain America has been tempting me.

I've been trying to get my hands on this beauty:

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You're probably wondering what the hell that is.

It's this guy:

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Okay, that didn't help.

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Better?

They didn't really release any other figure of any other character except Beat (the guy I just showed you three times), so it's rather rare.

I've had these guys for a while. They sit on my desk:

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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby xyl360 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:32 pm

I grabbed a couple of Banpresto Millennium Godzilla kits a while back. I got both the black and green versions and they're supposedly the most accurate figures/models of that version of Godzilla ever created (they're supposed to be created/sculptured by the same guy who created the actual Kaiju suits for that movie/series of movies).

They look pretty awesom on my shelf. Assembly was required, but it wasn't too bad (except for the arms, getting those in was a real chore :P).

I also grabbed Hasbro's massive Cloverfield figure. That thing is incredibly creepy looking and extremely articulated with joints just about everywhere.

I got one of the 1997 big die-cast Voltron sets from BBTS when they had them up. I was always a fan of the original Voltron toys as a kid so I couldn't resist.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:23 pm

I just picked up a 1/60 Do You Remember Love VE-1 Elintseeker.
This was one of my favorites, and I wanted the DYRL version as it has the ability
to use the option parts.

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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:08 pm

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That is an awesome toy, Rodimal!

I'm waiting for Yamato's eventual re-release of the DYRL VT-1 Super Ostrich--hopefully they'll fix the cracked shoulder hinge issue this time around.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby RodimalToyota » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:49 am

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:That is an awesome toy, Rodimal!

I'm waiting for Yamato's eventual re-release of the DYRL VT-1 Super Ostrich--hopefully they'll fix the cracked shoulder hinge issue this time around.



You missed it buddy, It was a Japanese limited release, came and went in a blink of an eye. Now its retailing for about 400$+. Never even knew it had come out until after it was sold out.

I hate Japanese limited runs.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:01 am

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RodimalToyota wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:That is an awesome toy, Rodimal!

I'm waiting for Yamato's eventual re-release of the DYRL VT-1 Super Ostrich--hopefully they'll fix the cracked shoulder hinge issue this time around.



You missed it buddy, It was a Japanese limited release, came and went in a blink of an eye. Now its retailing for about 400$+. Never even knew it had come out until after it was sold out.

I hate Japanese limited runs.


Wasn't the Elintseeker also a limited run? If Yamato re-released it, there's always a chance for a second go at the Super Ostrich too.

In any case, Yamato's been known to double or triple dip time and time again. They've been reusing the V2 VF-1 molds for ages (TV, DYRL, Low-Viz, Chavelier, VF-X, Anniversary), and will probably continue to use in the future. The YF-19 has also seen non-canon releases with its Anniversary, DN and BOP repaints.

Hell even the less popular VF-0's from MacZero have been re-released a couple years ago.

And since the VT-1 has seen only one release to date, there's every chance we might see Yamato dust off the mold for a second release.

I mean, they did re-release the Elintseeker, so why not the Super Ostrich? ;)
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:49 am

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:That is an awesome toy, Rodimal!

I'm waiting for Yamato's eventual re-release of the DYRL VT-1 Super Ostrich--hopefully they'll fix the cracked shoulder hinge issue this time around.



You missed it buddy, It was a Japanese limited release, came and went in a blink of an eye. Now its retailing for about 400$+. Never even knew it had come out until after it was sold out.

I hate Japanese limited runs.


Wasn't the Elintseeker also a limited run? If Yamato re-released it, there's always a chance for a second go at the Super Ostrich too.

In any case, Yamato's been known to double or triple dip time and time again. They've been reusing the V2 VF-1 molds for ages (TV, DYRL, Low-Viz, Chavelier, VF-X, Anniversary), and will probably continue to use in the future. The YF-19 has also seen non-canon releases with its Anniversary, DN and BOP repaints.

Hell even the less popular VF-0's from MacZero have been re-released a couple years ago.

And since the VT-1 has seen only one release to date, there's every chance we might see Yamato dust off the mold for a second release.

I mean, they did re-release the Elintseeker, so why not the Super Ostrich? ;)


The Super Ostrich w/ Option parts was released a month or two ago. The Elintseeker is Order Stopped on HLJ but Japanese etailers on ebay are selling them as in stock, even though the release date is November.

I know Bandai is a pain in the ass with releases, but I'm hoping Yamato learns from the high secondary market prices that these tools need to be released again. I'd love to get my hands on the VF-19, in 1/60 or 1/48, but not for 3-500$ on eBay.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:19 am

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RodimalToyota wrote:The Super Ostrich w/ Option parts was released a month or two ago.


Wait, what?! Seriously? Are you sure you didn't mean the VF-1D reissue?

I've pored over a lot of Macross forums, but I haven't come across any news on this. Even Yamato's official Japanese site didn't mention anything.

RodimalToyota wrote:I know Bandai is a pain in the ass with releases, but I'm hoping Yamato learns from the high secondary market prices that these tools need to be released again.


QFT.

Fricking Bandai has been a real prick with their "web exclusive" V2 Macross Frontier valks. I consider myself lucky to have gotten the VF-25F, as well as the Super Parts. My local hobby store had to cancel Ozma's VF-25S and couldn't even bring in Michel's VF-25G for pre-order.

I used to think Yamato was better at distributing their product until recently. The VF-1D with optional parts was reissued right under my nose and I didn't even get wind of it; nether did my hobby store.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby RodimalToyota » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:47 pm

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:The Super Ostrich w/ Option parts was released a month or two ago.


Wait, what?! Seriously? Are you sure you didn't mean the VF-1D reissue?

I've pored over a lot of Macross forums, but I haven't come across any news on this. Even Yamato's official Japanese site didn't mention anything.

RodimalToyota wrote:I know Bandai is a pain in the ass with releases, but I'm hoping Yamato learns from the high secondary market prices that these tools need to be released again.


QFT.

Fricking Bandai has been a real prick with their "web exclusive" V2 Macross Frontier valks. I consider myself lucky to have gotten the VF-25F, as well as the Super Parts. My local hobby store had to cancel Ozma's VF-25S and couldn't even bring in Michel's VF-25G for pre-order.

I used to think Yamato was better at distributing their product until recently. The VF-1D with optional parts was reissued right under my nose and I didn't even get wind of it; nether did my hobby store.



VF-1D..

I was wrong, I realized I was thinking of the wrong valk.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:30 am

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I already posted it somewhere else, but what the hey, this is a better place anyway. :lol:

Outside of Transformers I have a couple of other loves: Gachapon toys or capsule toys from vending machines, Kamen Rider and Power Rangers/Super Sentai. But like with Transformers, the current Power Rangers Samurai offerings are very lean here; we have had the Morpher and Sword, 4" figures (both waves), Disc Cycles and now the Sword Cycles, and the first Megazord and Zord Vehicles. The Zord Vehicles appeared only a couple months ago in one single chain with the Beetle and Tiger. The Swordfish appeared only recently, but when I saw all three of them at once in the store I had to get them. and I'm glad I did. Especially since I had leftover gift vouchers and the store had a 15% off sale. I got them for roughly 50% of the total cost :DANCE:

The Samurai Battlewing is actually pretty nice, though the tail could have used a bit more work. Aside from that, he has a pretty decent wingspan and combined with the Samurai Megazord the whole does look pretty impressive. What I find a plus, compared to Tenkuu Shinken'oh, is that the two tiger drills have been relocated to the legs, and that he looks less back-heavy due to the Battlewing's size. However its size is also the main problem for the Samurai Battle Cannon with the OctozordSquidzord: too small. Still nice though, good substitute for DaiTenkuu, but not perfect.

I may have to ask my in-laws for the Clawzord (which I foolishly past on last time I was there :BANG_HEAD: ), the OctozordSquidzord and the Samurai Shark. Or pray they appear here in the Netherlands.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:19 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I already posted it somewhere else, but what the hey, this is a better place anyway. :lol:

Outside of Transformers I have a couple of other loves: Gachapon toys or capsule toys from vending machines, Kamen Rider and Power Rangers/Super Sentai. But like with Transformers, the current Power Rangers Samurai offerings are very lean here; we have had the Morpher and Sword, 4" figures (both waves), Disc Cycles and now the Sword Cycles, and the first Megazord and Zord Vehicles. The Zord Vehicles appeared only a couple months ago in one single chain with the Beetle and Tiger. The Swordfish appeared only recently, but when I saw all three of them at once in the store I had to get them. and I'm glad I did. Especially since I had leftover gift vouchers and the store had a 15% off sale. I got them for roughly 50% of the total cost :DANCE:

The Samurai Battlewing is actually pretty nice, though the tail could have used a bit more work. Aside from that, he has a pretty decent wingspan and combined with the Samurai Megazord the whole does look pretty impressive. What I find a plus, compared to Tenkuu Shinken'oh, is that the two tiger drills have been relocated to the legs, and that he looks less back-heavy due to the Battlewing's size. However its size is also the main problem for the Samurai Battle Cannon with the OctozordSquidzord: too small. Still nice though, good substitute for DaiTenkuu, but not perfect.

I may have to ask my in-laws for the Clawzord (which I foolishly past on last time I was there :BANG_HEAD: ), the OctozordSquidzord and the Samurai Shark. Or pray they appear here in the Netherlands.


Your location data mentions Texas. If you can get someone in the US to help you, TRU has the entire Gigazord in a box set for $130.00 (I think it's $130.00...) And it's pretty nice. I had to complete mine piecemeal and I ended up having to order the Octozord from Amazon. (Saw it at retail a few times, but most of those AFTER I needed it. I saw it once when I wasn't interested in having the mecha, months and months before I started buying them. And now, I've seen it a handful of times, almost a year after I ordered it. =\)

It's well worth buying the full set. It's massive. Nowhere near as big as the BOJ version, of course, but it's huge.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:51 am

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First the Claw Armor Megazord, now the whole Gigazord? Good lord, it had better include the "Shark" :shock:
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Postby Autobot032 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:59 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:First the Claw Armor Megazord, now the whole Gigazord? Good lord, it had better include the "Shark" :shock:


Unfortunately, no.

It comes with the following:

Samurai Megazord
Clawzord
Bull Megazord
Swordfishzord
Tigerzord
Beetlezord
Octozord

Sharkzord and Lightzord are separate. Lightzord is the same size as the Tiger, Octo, etc. (They downsized it so the Megazord can hold it as a weapon like one of the action figures would.)
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Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:52 am

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Autobot032 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:First the Claw Armor Megazord, now the whole Gigazord? Good lord, it had better include the "Shark" :shock:


Unfortunately, no.

It comes with the following:

Samurai Megazord
Clawzord
Bull Megazord
Swordfishzord
Tigerzord
Beetlezord
Octozord

Sharkzord and Lightzord are separate. Lightzord is the same size as the Tiger, Octo, etc. (They downsized it so the Megazord can hold it as a weapon like one of the action figures would.)


Ok, it's not worth getting anyway. I just want all but the Bullzord and Lightzord.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:40 pm

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Just got my HT 1/6 Bat-pod last week. Glad I pre-ordered; sold out at the store before it even hit the shelves.

It's a massively detailed replica, right down to the physical quirks of the actual machine; banks slightly to the left due to the single front axle on the left side attaching to the wheel.

I'm glad I didn't really read up on the bat-pod replica until after I brought it home and checked it. Some have reported QC problems with misaligned front wheels and problematic handlebars. In this case, ignorance is bliss. Would have had many a sleepless night waiting for it to arrive.

Also bought the Figma ex:ride motored cuirassier from Fate/Zero. Funny thing is, I didn't even watch the anime, and felt nothing for the Saber fig. The bike, though, was a beautifully designed machine and I just had to get it.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:44 pm

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Well, that's a bummer. I just spotted a difference between the US and EU versions of the Zord Vehicles. Rather, the figures that come with them: the EU versions have all new heads with non-removable helmets. Color me surprised. Couldn't care less though.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby Autobot032 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:39 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Well, that's a bummer. I just spotted a difference between the US and EU versions of the Zord Vehicles. Rather, the figures that come with them: the EU versions have all new heads with non-removable helmets. Color me surprised. Couldn't care less though.


Those helmeted figures are the first run Zords, actually.

The helmetless figures are the second run and introduce the smaller Claw, Scorpion, Shark and Light Zords. (The first run Zords, which is all the way up to Octo, are repacked and have helmetless figures in this second run as well.) The Scorpion comes with Deker and the helmet does not come off.

I'm sure you'll see the helmetless ones later on.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:00 pm

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Autobot032 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Well, that's a bummer. I just spotted a difference between the US and EU versions of the Zord Vehicles. Rather, the figures that come with them: the EU versions have all new heads with non-removable helmets. Color me surprised. Couldn't care less though.


Those helmeted figures are the first run Zords, actually.

The helmetless figures are the second run and introduce the smaller Claw, Scorpion, Shark and Light Zords. (The first run Zords, which is all the way up to Octo, are repacked and have helmetless figures in this second run as well.) The Scorpion comes with Deker and the helmet does not come off.

I'm sure you'll see the helmetless ones later on.


Really? Ours come in boxes, was that the case with the first-run figures over there too?
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby Autobot032 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:46 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Well, that's a bummer. I just spotted a difference between the US and EU versions of the Zord Vehicles. Rather, the figures that come with them: the EU versions have all new heads with non-removable helmets. Color me surprised. Couldn't care less though.


Those helmeted figures are the first run Zords, actually.

The helmetless figures are the second run and introduce the smaller Claw, Scorpion, Shark and Light Zords. (The first run Zords, which is all the way up to Octo, are repacked and have helmetless figures in this second run as well.) The Scorpion comes with Deker and the helmet does not come off.

I'm sure you'll see the helmetless ones later on.


Really? Ours come in boxes, was that the case with the first-run figures over there too?


Oooh. Boxes? That's awesome! No, sadly, our's come on bubble cards. Resealable, but bubble cards.
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Re: Your latest findings of non-Transformers toys, A.K.A that treasure you just HAD to buy.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:49 am

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Autobot032 wrote:Oooh. Boxes? That's awesome! No, sadly, our's come on bubble cards. Resealable, but bubble cards.


Still better than the bubble packaging of some electronics. Good lord, I'm always scared of cutting myself when handling those. :shock:

One final question: do they all come with cardboard cutouts of the Zords there? Because here they don't.
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