See first reply for links to images of upcoming releases and other helpful info!
Upcoming non-exclusive releases:
-Dragonar-2 Custom (Feb. 21st)
-V-Dash Gundam (Feb. 21st)
-Aura Battler Botune (Mar. 2015)
-Enhanced ZZ Gundam (Apr. 2015)
-Shining Gundam (Apr. 2015)
-Aura Battler Drumlo (May 2015)
-Gundam G-Self (May 2015)
-Hyaku Shiki (June 2015)
Current open Tamashii Web exclusive preorders:
►Order Deadline Feb. 22nd
-G-Defensor (May 2015)
-Nero Trainer (May 2015)
►Order Deadline TBA
-Crossbone X-1 Custom (June 2015)
-Master Gundam Option Set (June 2015)
Bandai's official RD page with images and release dates:
Excellent, comprehensive RD list:
Backpack on! Love the binders and all the propellant tanks.
Really dig this guy's rifle as well. Wish the Nero had a shield of some kind, though!
And a rushed shot I took this afternoon of both Neros hanging out. They look absolutely awesome together! Really, really looking forward to the Trainer.
Uh, this may be a dumb question but it's my first time in these threads.
When you say the Crossbone X-1 is exclusive, does that mean it's Japan only? Is there a good way to get one without paying double the listed price?
Yes, exclusives are currently Japan only (though an English Tamashii site has been launched and there seems to be potential for RDs to be put up there). They are, however, very easy to order for the rest of the world.
Because the exclusives are made to order, anyone can preorder during the order period. You can preorder at your favorite middle-man service (Rider Proxy, Yokatta etc) or from select websites such as Nippon-Yasan.
Nippon-Yasan is nice because they do not require payment until they receive their stock and they give good options for combining orders. Here's their Crossbone listing:
Another option is to wait for the RD to be released, and then wait for it to appear on Mandarake, which is a major second-hand hobby retailer. Below you can find a sampling of what they carry:
And speaking of the English Tamashii site, they actually have a couple RDs listed on the site already??!! They're all sold out though; did anyone see them in-stock? I'm wondering if they were maybe never in-stock and are simply just place holders.
Still, that's a great sign for the future! They've removed the questionnaire, so maybe they heard our cries for RDs.
>dipping clear parts into Future to get rid of scratches
Thanks. It's daunting but I might try it eventually. It just sucks that I can't easily get that stuff here in Germany and the equivalent might be worse. Kind of weird that I think it's expensive when you get a huge bottle(1 litre I think) and at the same time I'm okay with spending so much money on toys.
Anyone know if the Zwarth will get a rerelease? I waited too long to get it from HLJ and I still don't know if I really want(ed) it. It did look sexy though.
Oh geez, I forgot to check up on that as well. It kinda hurts to see that they offered the Shield Funnel Unicorn for 5500 yen when I got mine off Mandy back in November for I think 8000 yen.
Still, I'm really glad they're offering exclusives through their own site now. Hopefully the Crossbone X1 is offered through there as well!
Apologies for the stupid question, but since they don't request payment until they get the stock, what are the odds that they will request shipping info upon order? I want to preorder this thing, but my apartment lease ends in May and as of this moment, I'm not sure if I'll be renewing it or moving.
Exclusives are rarely cheaper after release because of their limited-run, made-to-order nature. Prices will rise over time with the popularity of the figure being the deciding factor in how fast. The exclusives you can get cheaper than retail price right now are ones the really bombed like the Vox units, or the Anti-Zega RDs (a shame because these are pretty cool figures). If it's Gundam then the price will only rise.
FU Bandai! you give the model kit these all at once while we settle for incomplete option parts
It's a bit of a pain to pose him, but he does look very nice, and posing him won't take the whole day. That being said, watch out for the spikes coming from the arms, and the one on the head.
The one on the head is specially thin, so be careful not to break it, or stab yourself with it.
> Kind of weird that I think it's expensive when you get a huge bottle(1 litre I think) and at the same time I'm okay with spending so much money on toys.
Hah, I know the feeling.
And the Zwarth is still available on HLJ, and it's on sale to boot! It's showing as 'Low Stock' though, so you'll have to decide quickly.
I'm doubtful it will ever get reissued, while the Dunbine itself was very popular, the Zwarth seemed to be a rather slow seller.
Yeah, as anon said it's distinctly a darker green in-person. Any teal-ness is probably just an effect of light reflecting off the metallic finish.
If ordering from Nippon-Yasan, you're required to enter your shipping info when placing the pre-order. If you can line up your new place by March, orders should still be open on NY at that time.
It's tough to guess exactly how Mandarake will price the Crossbone after its release, but as the above-anon said it's usually a good bet to figure that the figure will at least hold its original preorder price. Because the Crossbone exclusive is including its iconic cloak, I think there's a strong possibility that the figure will be priced higher than normal.
Also, it's not just a matter of the item showing up on Mandy, but also being able to order it! For example there have been 5 Neros that have been put up on Mandy, and nearly all of them sold out immediately (and at a considerable mark-up as well!). Ultimately, I think if it's something you absolutely, definitely want in your collection, then it's worth pre-ordering. This assures you a figure and at a minimal mark up over the original preorder price.
If you're OK with the possibility that you may have to pay a premium price later on or even miss out entirely, then wait it out! I've done this for a couple exclusives and ended up saving a nice amount over what I would have paid if I preordered.
I now officially brand HLJ as a western market orientated store since not too many Japanese people buy from them due to their relatively low discount. That means I will get my Dunbine stuff from there since they will be sold out easily from Japan market orientated stores.
Anon's assessment in >>4730829 is actually quite accurate!
The Zwarth has some serious weight in-hand. Because President's Day is the perfect day to spend weighing action figures, I broke out the scale and found that the Zwarth weighs more than three times the GM Sniper II (7 oz to 2.2 oz, both weighed as configured, less the stand). That is almost half a pound of robot and damashii in one single figure!
The black is absolutely gorgeous in-hand as well. Bandai used a mix of matte and gloss finished plastic that simply looks superb. Accented with the textured red details and the striking clear-blue wings, and you have one seriously sexy RD. Articulation is excellent, with tons of moving parts (including individually moveable toes and poseable crotch gun turrets!) and overall good range of motion.
The Zwarth's mass, however, is also its main weakness. As you might expect, the figure is incredibly back heavy. Also, the waist ball joint is just barely strong enough to support it; if you balance things just right it will hold nicely, but get things slightly off-balance and the figure will fall backwards at the waist. This makes the Zwarth a bit difficult to mess around with, as you've always got to maintain that perfect center of mass to keep things upright (or use a stand to help support the back).
Even considering that weakness though, the Zwarth is an overwhelmingly attractive looking mecha and it's imposing size makes it very impressive in person. If you love how the Zwarth looks, I would recommend picking him up.
Zwarth is really, REALLY awesome. If not for the lack of diecast, it'd feel more like an SOC than a Robot damashii. Love the way the cockpit opens.
Tilting the crotch forward (down) will eliminate the waist problem -- upper torso won't have any more room to tilt back.
The hinge for the aura convertors/wings on the back will still give way if I pick the Zwarth up too quickly though. No good way that I've found to tighten the joints either.
Still, really great bot. Not as playable as the Billbine and Dunbine, but a sweet piece of battler just the same. If the Botune and Drumlo keep this level of quality up, holy shit, life will be good.
I nabbed the Zwarth when it was cheap on Amazon recently. Definetly a really cool mech, it's like a black, (more) buglike Sazabi. My only gripe with it is that it should have some sort of ratchet or click to lock the giant backpack in the up or down position.
Another bonus, articulated dick guns.
Genesic Gao Gai Gar, Daizyujin and Shin Mazinger.
Found Gunbuster and Gao Gai Gar for a decent price from Mandarake, but not the last two.
Dont know if GGGG is worth the 8000/10000 yen from Mandy though.
Anyone have the Hi-Nu with diecast parts? How are the joints? Are they done like Metal Build joints?
I'm one of those really disappointed with the vanilla RD Hi-Nu but I don't want to spring dosh for a potential floppy mess in the making.
Genesic GGG and Mazinkaiser non chrome were among the two most popular SRC that got sold out easily post release and price only went up above amiami price back to full price.
Shin Getter is also pretty expensive now.
Getter 1 was cheap within the first 3 months but it should be going up soon.
With Genesic GGG, I think it is best to buy Gaofighgar and Gaogaigar as well or else they look a bit meaningless.
I have Gao Gai Gar + Victory Key Set 5 on the way and snagged up GaoFighGar when it was going at discount for about 35 bucks online. That's why I want to get Genesic.
Mightgaine and J-Decker are easy pickings (for now) so completing the Braves doesnt seem to be too much a hassle (again, for now)
Shin Mazinger Z has been elusive for a price I'm willing to pay and fuck if I'm gonna miss out on SKL to complete my Mazinger line. I was just looking at prices and holy shit, Grendizer's skyrocketed to ridiculous amounts.
As for the Getters, I kind of want them, but not really a priority. Though maybe I should add them to my shopping list so the pain of paying more than too much doesnt happen.
>mfw didnt get the SRC Getter on Hobby Search sale.
>or the Dino Getters
I bought my Getter 1 for about 4500 yen from Hong Kong as it was overstocked there but I think the price is just going to go up in Japan.
Might skip Black Getter as the price is likely to fall due to the lack of Tomahawks.
Genesic Gaogaigar has been regarded as the masterpiece of SRC by Bandai.
I like the Brave series, but both the Mightgaine and J Decker have been mediocre. Too bad they aren't releasing the rest of the Brave series. I would get Exkaizer and Da Garn in a heartbeat.
There were plans to release Getter 2 and 3 so I have my fingers crossed. I skipped Shin Getter as I never liked the design, though i do have the Revoltech version.
Mazinkaiser non chrome is more popular and more expensive than the chromed version. If you like a more conservative interpretation, pick the SRC one over the future Riobot. Though, the riobot has a more humanoid sleek proportion like the Revoltech one. The SRC is one of the few wider ones.
Mazingers are always expensive even after they got reissued. Grendizer is now around 8000 and the best way to get it is to preorder the web exclusive one which comes with the flying saucer. However, the only drawback is that it omits the rocket punch effect and the saucer itself is all plastic.
Can someone answer this question for me? I know there have been a lot of SoC GaoGaiGar sets, but was Goldymarg in robot form ever released? I can't find an answer anywhere, or any trace of it.
>I'm one of those really disappointed with the vanilla RD Hi-Nu
Could you post your specific reasons? I found one online and was thinking about ordering it, but i would like to hear your complaints about it.
So what one mobile suit from the entire Gundam franchise do you guys want to see the most that hasn't been announced?
I would REALLY love a RE-GZ RD. It's one of my favorite designs that seems to always get over-shadowed by the Nu Gundam. The GP-01Fb runs a close second.
In the Ver Ka line, I would love a ZetaPlus C1. I hope they keep making Sentinel designs.
EX-S to go with the Neros. The FIX Figuration is great but they don't really look right together.
Barring that, some of the weirder Advance of Zeta stuff or almost all of the suits from G-Reco, but these are pipe dreams.
EX-S might happen though.
Compared to 00? Really?
I mean, it's way the fuck better than 00.
First 10 eps get a little slow at times, but beyond that the story builds nicely. By halfway through you know shit's gonna get real. And by the end, damn. Just, damn.
One of my favorite series. But then, I also love Ideon and Zeta Gundam. Take that as you will.
The O and Quebely
A Bertigo from Gundam X (I'll take it any way I can though, kit or figure)
The rest of the shuffle alliance
Exia and 00 Raiser 2.0
V2 Gundam rerelease with AB parts
More G-Reco suits, especially things that probably won't get HGs
More Sunrise mecha from the 80's in, general we need Xabungle, Dougram, Layzner, Votoms, etc
Is this the place to ask this? I'm looking for good figures of the Vehicle Machines/Symmetrical Dockers from GaoGaiGar. Preferably ones that can transform/combine. Are the old DX toys my only choice?
They seem to avoid a lot of transformable designs except for the Aegis, ZZ and Zeta. RD is not a transformable line since they focus on articulation and sculpt.
Sometimes a transformable character will still have poorer articulation that a non transformable character even if the figure is non transformable. One perfect example is the RD Zeta Gundam. Maybe people are just too used to the past attempts.
The Super Robot Chogokin version of Choryujin and Gekiryujin can split and mix, but they can't transform. Non-transformable figures of their individual robot modes are available.
Kotobukiya has one under their D-style line of model kits.
I think they just gave up.
For some reason, they can't add transformation joints or introduce locking mechanisms. Thus for earlier transformable RDs, they introduced a ton of minor parts you have to swap out during transformation. e.g. the six small pieces in the bottom right of this pic.
You end up with unstable and finicky figures in both modes.
>Especiallly when it cots three times as much
That "cost" goes to the paint apps, metal pins, and Chink slaves working in the sweatshops to make your toy.
Cost =/= engineering. With that being said, RD's are made to emphasis articulation over everything else, even at the cost of the sculpt. HG's are made to look and work like the lineart. They both have very different priorities.
>That "cost" goes to the paint apps, metal pins, and Chink slaves working in the sweatshops to make your toy.
None of which apply to model kits, I might add. It's just the raw cost of the plastic and the development/mold tooling. Which is why it's so much cheaper.
I think the black one(finally ordered it!) looks better but they both look hot. Is the off-white one even from the show or is it just a random recolor?>>4732922
Nah, it's okay. I do have some tolerance and like I said I really enjoyed 00 and that had its fair share of absolute bullshit moments.
The white one does appear in the show briefly as a personal machine of a female pilot after the Zwarth got mass produced in limited numbers. From the top of my head, it only appeared in one scene for roughly 30 seconds.
Action figures have better plastic. ABS is more durable than PS. Nowadays, Robot Damashiis tend to have better proportions than their HG counterparts, with the exception of a few high tier HGs.
> Robot Damashiis tend to have better proportions than their HG counterparts, with the exception of a few high tier HGs.
It is really a hit or miss.
AGE's suits, the HG is clearly more accurate than the RD. But you also got situation like HGUC F91. With the wing series, the current HG is definitely more streamlined, RD is too stylized.
With that being say though, I did pick up a RD space leo and Tallgees for 20 and 23 bucks (they are on sale. They are originally 30 and 45) First since the release of the Crossbone vanguard grunts. I really have to say I definitely would buy more RD if the price is more competitive. The price inflation from the MSIA/HCM to RD is really ridiculous specially when at this moment there is no line of robot figures (not counting model) that is aimed at kids beside the cheap candle toy Assault kingdom.
Here is a pic (someone posted image to troll the Robot Damashii fans but lets ignore that here.) The store is in Taipei. I am not too sure whether the shop is doing this to clear up its inventory or it is just having a Chinese new year sale.
There is still one L-Gaim Mark 2 left when I left the shop today. It's going for about 33, not sure whether to pick it up or not, I have not see the show yet but am a big tomino "fan." The Lagrange mech is also looking decently priced but lets just say the second season killed any motivation of spend anything more than 10 for the show.
Funny story, I also picked up the Bandai model stormtrooper on the same floor. The shop owner told me to keep low profile for the kit is not suppose to be released in Taiwan due to someone (Hasbro? Disney?) is using the star wars license blocking official importation of the Bandai star wars kits.
>o looking decently price
Wow, everything is overstocked.
When I was in Hong Kong couple of weeks ago, their prices were similar to amiami's plus a little. so saves on shipping as it is included in the plane ticket.
There was even a store that sourced stock from mandarake sells it at a margin. I could even see the mandarake price label. All of Hong Kong's web exclusives were more expensive than buying from mandarake+ shipping etc.
Though I did get Harrison's Skull heart Ver. F91 for 5250 yen so I saved on shipping. Most other places in Hong Kong sold it for 6000 yen.
>The white one does appear in the show briefly as a personal machine of a female pilot after the Zwarth got mass produced in limited numbers. From the top of my head, it only appeared in one scene for roughly 30 seconds.
It was seen more often than that, but not much. I've often wondered why Musiy switched to a different Battler so quickly. I don't think you ever see her Zwarth get damaged.
>Kotobukiya has one under their D-style line of model kits.
Some partsforming is required, like putting on the combiner hands, and switching the twins' backpacks if you wanna transform them.
I remember her using the white one to down an F-15 and then maybe in one of the duels against Show and Marvel. She later switched to a regular vermillion colored Zwarth. She also spent a fair bit of time on the Bubley.
Since we recently talked about Aura Battler Dunbine I wanted to know what the best sub is but didn't get an answer on /m/(http://boards.4chan.org/m/thread/12136158).
What do you guys recommend?
I think the official subs are all you can get. They aren't great, but you should be fine as long as you aren't too thrown off when they change the spellings of some character's names halfway through.
Would you mind checking this out for me to see if they are official?
Would it be worth it to torrent the series? It's 360p but it's really old...
So I picked up an RD Zaku II at an anime convention this past weekend.
Man, I just love this RD. I really like the proportions on this one. I like how it's a little on the chubbier side. It really gives it that cartoon look. All the hardpoints and weapons make for great playability, too. My only nitpicks are that the shields can get in the way a bit when mounted on the shoulder, and that the machine gun seems small to me.
Also, I know I've heard a lot about how fiddly the Gouf Custom can be, but I can't help but feel like he would compliment my Zaku II well.
>Anonymous 02/19/15(Thu)14:08:50 No.473
Shrug. I've never had issues with the gouf- some people have, though, but I've simply never had any issues with the gouf aside from the fiddle gatling guns. They're no better than the Unicorn's, though. So, really, pick it up if you have the chance- it should be cheap since it's an older RD release, and has recently been reissued.
The Gouf Custom is mostly fiddly in the sense that its highly modular like the Zaku and the shoulders in particular, due to their size, can pop off if you're not careful. Or the Gattling weapon/shield assemblies can come slightly disconnected if you're not careful. Nothing that bad, just means you need to be careful and might need to reattach a few things if it falls off a shelf.
so basically just keep an eye on stuff like this thread and such. Gotcha.
And about the prototypes, how likely are some figures to get released ad such? Pic related features three display RDs that I hope will get releases, but I know that usually isn't the case from what I've heard. I already know that one Geass RD, the Bradford has been canceled in the past.
The Gouf is just as well executed as the Zaku, except it has an unnecessarily complex gatling gun that hates staying together when touched. The modularity and desire to have as many small separate pieces as possible backfired on the figure (who'da thunk it?), but it's nothing more than an inconvenience. It's still great hand candy.
It's so so.
They release whatever they damn well please, and it's known. I know we waited years for Full Cloth Crossbone.
I'm still waiting on info for the Cross Ange para mails they showed off a while back. but that wasn't too long ago.
If it's gundam, probably gonna get released. If it's not, just keep an eye out.
I certainly will. RDs have really caught my eye. As you said, Gundam will probably get release.
I'll still keep an eye out. Hopefully with Akito out this year, Geass will get some love.
What are the odds of a canceled figure getting a release eventually?
Probably never. We saw so many things for the RD line before, but I can't really say they were cancelled. They don't flat out publicly announce that.
If you want to follow RD announcements period, try just keeping an eye on the Tamashii web-page. For magazine scans, atleast gundam, places like gundamguy always post info on RD releases.
You say that about the Zaku's, but what kept them from going that route with the original Zaku II? Hell, I found it odd they didn't include a alternate head piece with a commander's fin with the green Zaku, let alone the fact they didn't milk the mold for AT LEAST a Char's custom.
But I'm glad there are others out there that want such great designs like Hygogg and Kampfer to get an RD. I could see Kampfer happening, but Hygogg seems like a shot in the dark. That's like me also wanting a Guncannon Mass Production type.
Honestly, I don't see it this way. I figure Kampfer would have all the same hardpoints that he usually does, just made to be compatible with what the Zaku II and Gouf Custom already use. Although I could see them incorporating more on the weapons themselves, or including some new connection pieces so that making odd combinations could still work.
Put most of them in storage, since the amount(I currently own 20+ with more on the way) was starting to take up a lot of space, and my room isn't the most spacious.
So now I'm trying to figure out a good alternative.
Loving all this Hygogg love! I distinctly remember yelling "AWESOME!" when they appeared in the Rise from the Ashes game, haha.
Ooh, good tip about the waist.
Re-GZ would be awesome. Geara Doga would also be wonderful (in Sleeves scheme as well!). It's way too hard to pick one, but if I was forced to choose... I'd still pick two because it'd be a tie between Ex-S and the Hygogg. I also really want a Delta Plus, Jesta, and Rebawoo.
That's an awesome detail.
Be tough to topple the Savage; 10 hardpoints on the guy!
>You say that about the Zaku's, but what kept them from going that route with the original Zaku II?
I don't think it sold that well, I mean, the zaku sniper sold pretty well from what I saw, but not the og hardpoints zaku. Gundam looked like it did alright though, it got like three exclusive versions.
>But I'm glad there are others out there that want such great designs like Hygogg and Kampfer to get an RD. I could see Kampfer happening, but Hygogg seems like a shot in the dark.
I know, the hy-gogg barely got anything, only recently got a HG kit worth a damned and still no mg. Kampfer is on a lot of people's want lists, and I think damashiii would make him right. I'm still holding out hope that we get the blue destiny, and full bernian, destiny especially, since it was a huge cocktease for me. It's my favorite suit and it previewed on my birthday, grew up readin the first book over and over again, pages are falling out of it now from the years. First time I saw anime boobs.
I got these tiny boxes from the dollar store, looks like mini tupperware. seals up nice, and stacks too, you can get a similar thing from staples too.
>Would Kampfer be the most hardpoint'ed RD to date?
I hope not, or that they can be concealed. I'd want him kitted out with the twin zooks though. One of my favorite suits.
I keep the boxes. I don't have an incredible amount of figures so it's well contained to one little storage shelf in my closet. The boxes are basically custom fit storage containers for the parts, so I don't see why I would not use them and get rid of them.
Okay, so I'm ordering some RD's off of Mandarake for the first time. I've seen tons of people say that they just use SAL and not EMS, so I went SAL... Is this risky? I live in the US, by the way.
It'll probably just take longer. Most people, myself included, prefer EMS because we feel squeamish about SAL's lack of insurance. I've never had an actual problem with SAL though, I just don't trust the US postal service not to lose my mail.
Season 2 Ryujinmaru and Titans colors Gundam MK II are the exclusives for July.
Season 2 isn't very popular. Honestly I think the Wataru 2 stuff will kill the Wataru line, almost nobody is going to want Gekimaru. It's a shame too, season 3 has awesome designs.
When i was a kid, I was mainly familiar with Wataru 2 and almost collected the entire model kit line.
I think given that Wataru 1 Robot Damashis are self warmers, web exclusive approach would be better so they will only produce enough to meet the demand of the niche nostalgia fans .
Makes sense. The rest of the cast never really fights much which I'll bet contributes to their poor sales. It is kind of sad how many of the RD lines have been banished to exclusive status now. There's like 3-4 lines that are only getting exclusives now.
What would you guys say are good Gundam RDs? Trying to make a list of ones to get/look out for. I mean, muh nostalgia is compelling me to get Wing ones with Wing Zero and Deathscythe so far, and I've got God and Master(Shining preordered), but want to know what I should prioritize.
Wing ones are all good, but you're late to the game so prices are nuts
Basically, with the exception of old releases, or aesthetic choices that you don't like, there aren't any bad RDs in gundam tbh.
Oh, I'm aware. I'm late to the game on RDs, and have to pick up a lot of the ones I want secondary, not just Gundam. Just that there are so many more Gundam than others. Want to at least get the other 4 Gundams, particularly Epyon, and a Wing Zero Custom at some point afterwards.
Anyway, good to hear that most are good. I also have 00 on the way with an 0 Raiser, so I'm probably gonna look into getting at least the other 3 season 2 Gundams.
I already have Deathscythe Hell, forgot to specify since I forgot they did release one of the regular.
As for Altron, depends on condition and price.
Cross Ange RD announced, looks like its able to transform. Release around in August.
Hard to say if pre-orders will close within the first minute but I don't think their intended supply would be as much as the G-Self even though it is a contemporary mecha protagonist.
Even dismissing all the comparisons people made about Cross Ange and Gundam Seed, I REALLY thought that was the Freedom Gundam from the thumbnail. It's that iconic pose of his where he flaunts his wings.
Head definitely didn't turn out to well.
Old one was fine, no clue why'd they'd change it.
I like the design. I'll probably grab one if it ends up shelf-warming. How likely to people think that is?
Also Bandai needs to release their current RDs while the show is on air. They're missing a lot of sales judging by how prices have skyrocketed on all the Fafner stuff.
Guessing nothing short of a shinki's gonna fit in that seat.
Now when do we get Salamander's?
I don't think it will be THAT bad, but the propulsion effects, if they make them, should be included with the normal villkiss, since it will barely have any extras to begin with (hands, rifle and MA mode)
I also doubt the show is popular enough to make them release more than 2 or 3 robots
It doesn't really have lesbians like that. Most of the girls are straight and the actual gay ones aren't even main characters. The Blurays sold a shitload but they had an amazing Nana Mizuki event included. i'm talking about being worth more than the Bluray themselves. Wait until the second one before we declare it wildly popular. It doesn't even get fanart or doujin.
V2 sold like half of what V1 sold. The event ticket was the reason it did so well. Glad they are making at least 1 mech. Since they all share a similar mold we can hopefully get like 3 regular releases before a dozen exclusives.
Dayum, glad I have two sets of the original version + dash pack. I don't like those Okawara styled prominent red eye lids sticking out.
Meanwhile, I haven't opened my V2 and not intending the Assault Buster. I will opt for the HGUC Assault Buster as it is the best looking V2 in years.
You know what is the smart thing to do? I will buy the new one as it self warms since the grey plastic is refreshing as it avoids oxidisation, then I will replace it with my Hexa heads. Oh oops, the colors won't match since the Hexa head is white.
However, I also have like two MG bodies, so I'll end up having tons of V Gundams.
The regular Cherudim's not good from what I've heard. If you can find it for a good price get the Cherudim SAGA version since that one apparently (again, I don't have it ;_;) fixes a lot of the problems of the first.
I have both. SAGA adds an addition wrist hinge from what I can see.
Cherudim's Shield bits are annoying to deal with though. And the white bits on mine has this weird pink discoloration. So i'd still recommend SAGA
Just a tip: I have to say from experience there's really only a few web exclusives I comfortably feel are worth the inflated prices people charge for them.
So definitely take the time to ask yourself how much you like the design, and set a limit on how much you think is reasonable to spend.
You can avoid a lot of buyers regret that way.
Pretty sound advice. I plan on just sticking with the ones that I absolutely LOVE, not just the ones that I think are kinda cool or that I sorta like. But that goes for all my planned RD purchases, exclusive or otherwise. I was tempted to buy the GM Sniper II because it's cheap and neat but upon reflection I felt like I'd rather put the money towards completing the rest of the Wing suits. They're the ones that I would cherish the most, and right now I'm only missing Sandrock and Shenlong to complete the original 5. I've been blown away by the rest of the Wing suits thus far, so I am happy to pay the premium for the Shenlong.
Oh man, they might make a Kokuryukaku!! Day 1 preorder!!
I bet I'm gonna miss out on it. Maybe I should become a loser and scour 1999/HLJ/amiami 24/7 like I used to.
Also, just how good is the RD Zwarth? Really want but is the articulation horrible? How dynamic a pose can it do?
>how good is the RD Zwarth
Pretty good. Big, black, good articulation, articulated dick guns. Only thing that sucks is there is no way to lock the massive back thrusters. I'd get a stand for him.
You haven't lived til you've seen a crippled little girl in a hover chair savagely whipping both her sister AND a naked lizard woman.
Unicorn: Holes in the legs to plug the full armor parts, and I believe slightly thicker painting on the mouth vents.
Sinanju: More vibrant colours and better face sculpt on the new one, plus extra weapon parts.
>Also, just how good is the RD Zwarth?
The arms on Act 5s and Tridents are functionally the same, there's no real advantage either way. If you want a stand that can display three figures at once, go for the Trident. Like individual stands for your figures? Get the Act 5.
So uh, I just bought this thing.
What am I in for?
I'd go a bit more and get the Full Armor Unicorn. More accessories and the figure just looks better, bit better size, better articulation etc. The accessories can be a pain in the tits to put on if you want it in FA mode, but the option is nice.
Yeah, there's literally not a single thing the same between the two unicorns.
Old one's more OVA accurate, aside from the long wrists, but the new one's articulation is far greater. Aside from the ankle's forward motion, but that's about it. Maybe the torso can do a bit more forward on the old one but it extends and is ugly as butts when posed.
As someone unfamiliar with Crossbone, what is the draw of the exclusive up for pre-order? What would be my incentive to get it over one of the other Crossobone X-1 releases, other than its exclusive nature?
My only experience with Crossbone is from DWG Reborn, and I liked it there, so I would like at least one X-1.
It has the accessories that replicates Crossbone X-1's loadout towards the end of the first manga series. Even then, it doesn't represent the X-1's full arsenal.
It's for the super-hardcore Crossbone fans imo. Bandai's being a jew by limiting the accessories that come with each version.
>being a jew
Yeah they should release one with everything that'll cost $100+ and make it regular retail
It'll be a smash hit, my don't you fax them your resume you fucking genius of marketing
All the old ones came with the Zanbuster.
X-1: ABC Mantle, 1 beam saber, 1 heat dagger, 1 brand marker.
X-2: ABC mantle, 1 beam saber, 1 heat dagger, 1 brand marker, 1 brand marker shield, long-range rifle, lance shot. Uses the modified X-thrusters
X-3: Muramasa Blaster, 2 heat dagger, 2 beam saber
X-1 Full Cloth: Full Cloth armor, Muramasa Blaster, Peacock Smasher.
X-2 Kai: Long-range rifle, 2 beam sabers. Modified X-thrusters
X-3: Muramasa Blaster, I-field effect parts
X-1 Kai.Kai Addon set: Peacock smasher(opened), Zanbuster, Corefighter, Brand Marker. And chest/head parts.
X-1 Kai: ABC Mantle, Zanbuster, Heat Dagger, Screw Whip. Damaged head.
I think the Crossbones with all of its arsenal would be the Katoki ones (GFF, MG 1/100 kit)
Yeah especially when they would release Gouf Custom and Heavyarms with double weapons for no reason.
But I wouldn't even give a shit about exclusives if they would just open orders to dirty gaijin
Not >>4750814, but I'll throw in my opinion anyway.
It's pretty much what you'd expect from a Deathscythe RD. My favorite aspects of this figure are the little touches like including a small, stabbing effect piece for the scythe, or the metallic plates in-between the yellow ribs on the chest, or even better, the curved scythe handle for more dramatic slashing poses. My only gripe about the figure is that the armor around the ankles tends to pop off easily, but this was the same on the D-Hell, so I was expecting that.
If you're a fan of the original Deathscythe design, then you'll love it. It's my favorite iteration, personally, but I own D-Hell too.
I'm biased because I hate exclusive shit, but Bandai knows how to hit you where it hurts, so all the shit I like ends up being web exclusive. I shelled out for Shenlong and Deathscythe, I like them both a lot but their worth probably depends on how much cash you have to blow.
Deathscythe is cool, comes with some good stuff and it's about as poseable as you'll want it to be. Mine's legs are a bit loose with wide stance poses, but that can be fixed and yours may not be the same.
>tfw X-1 Kai is exclusive and I preordered it
>I let Bandai win again
Don't worry anon, most of the releases I'm interested in these days are all exclusives too. I've yet to pre-order X-1 Kai, but it's the only Crossbone RD I want, so I'll probably end up letting them win that fight, too.
Nice, sounds like I'll enjoy it. I've had looseness with Heavyarms' hips so it's within my ability to fix if it arises, I should imagine. Hopefully, at least.
Grand scheme of things Deathscythe isn't my top favorite Wing design but he's up there high enough for me to feel no hesitation in paying slightly more for him than the other Wing RD's in my collection (5780 yen shipped, or $49.89 based on paypal's shitty conversion rate). I figure that with the amount of savings and deals that I've had with the other Wing RD's, the average price for them even with a few "pricier" exclusives in the mix is still relatively low. Add them all up, divide the total sum, and it's something like $32 apiece, which to me is quite nice. Of course, that's just my brain convincing myself that it's all justifiable, hahaha. But I am glad to see that both of you feel that he was worth the added expense.
By October I'd bet. Vierres shortly before it.
Sirbine is the one Aura Battler that I really want. Do you think they'll actually make one?
I doubt it, looks like they're just focusing on the original TV show.
Some of the later Dunbine designs are absolutely badass though. This Wave figure is one of my holy grails.
You may find it on mandarake from time to time for about 2500 yen but overall it tends to go for at least $30-50 depending on the condition.
Bit of a stretch for a release that is literally just an accessory, but I ended up biting the bullet and buying from a scalper who wouldn't come down in price.