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  1. I'd love movie style figures, as well as Comic-Themed figures.


    of course, I'd love 'em to be in the 6" Scale.


    I know Mezco did figures for the first movie, as well as two waves of comic figures, then Gentle Giant acquired the rights, and they produced several Bust Ups, and at least one Animated figure.


    but where's the license now?


    I'd hate for the movie to come and go with no figures of the new (and old) characters.



    I just got the animated version myself, along with his trenchcoat. Not a bad action figure for GG. My only concern is his tinee tiny legs. They look and feel sturdy enough. But only time will tell.


    Im looking forward to the 10 inch rotocast. Anyone know when its supposed to be out? BBTS and toywiz say end of January. GG states April ...mmmm

  2. With UPS mine was $110.08


    I just looked at the tracking on mine it says it out for delivery so I will see it sometime today :)


    lolz Im quoting myself. I put a reply there, I just dont know what happened to it..anways its not UPS i hate per se' its the driver. He hates me cuz I reported him... that my packages never came or theyre always sent back ( I dont even live in a bad neighborhood) With the postal office, its always a day earlier than UPS. The only thing that sucks about it is there's no tracking.

  3. Yes!! I finally got MP-05 Megs in!! When I first opened the package I was a little scared. First off, there's this big yellow "notice" taped with mini-yellow stick-ons (easily comes off) stating not to use it in an (in short) offending manner. :D The box was fully re-taped and hardly no signs of tampering.


    Then I opened it... There it was, that big (exagerates) orange butt plug. I already had my dremel, pliers and hair dryer ready to operate and remove it. Initially I tried to pry it off with my finger tips, it moved a little but I couldnt get a good grip on it with my short nails (and I assumed there was some adhesive) Finally, I took a long nose plier, making sure it only griped the plug..twisted and pulled.. viola!! no more butt plug!! 30 seconds flat.


    So for those of you worrying about its removal, dont worry. The figure itself is prestine, nice tight joints and nicely engineered. A little flimsy, but not as flimsy as the yamato YF-19. Lots of racheted joints where theyre needed and more importantly it can hold a pose and it wont fall apart when you look at it funny. I havent transformed it yet, maybe this weekend... Im gonna play with it a little bit more in bot mode. Got mine from BBTS. Get 'em while they're hot.

  4. HLJ dropped a bomb on me today. Im considering just cancelling my pre-order with them. I ordered with them thinking they wouldn't have that bright orange cap modification. *sigh*


    Special note about this product


    For customers in the United States ONLY, HobbyLink Japan will be placing a plastic orange cap over the end of the barrel in order to keep this toy in compliance with Title 15, Chapter 76 of the United States Code.


    Installing this cap on the item will require our staff to open the packaging, which will break any tape sealing the box flaps. This will be performed with the utmost care, but of course it will prevent us from delivering this product to US customers in "unopened" condition. Note that without this modification, your purchase could be confiscated by the US Customs Service and/or you could be charged with a crime under the above US Federal Law.


    HobbyLink Japan understands and appreciates the desires of US-based toy collectors related to merchandise of this nature, and we feel this is the best solution to meet those needs under the circumstances. In order to maintain your item's compliance with US laws, we recommend that you not snap off the plastic cap after you have received the item.


    Or are they giving me ideas that "their" plastic cap is easy to snap off? @smilepunch@

  5. I swore to myself that I wont get anything more this year, especially any figures over $100.. I'm so weak.. Lolz...


    Anyways I skipped the Box pics and went straight to the assembled figure. This figure utilizes the same HT predator body from series one..except the joints appear tighter and the arms at the shoulders are now racheted...


    The body armor is standard for the AVP series only differing in helmet style, head sculpt and additional accessories.







    I gave in to this figure because of the headsculpt. Its very detailed and each facial "spine" was individually inserted onto his face (it took me 4 hours using a mini drill, super glue and tweezers to put about 40 plus hedgehog spines on his face!!!)






    All in all I think it turned out pretty good..




    Here's a size comparison with medicom's Jack sparrow.


  6. JRS I can vouch for. They ship in stock items usually the same or the next day, and quick too, depending where youare. They also have Non-mint MIB items that are cheaper than most online prices out there (meaning minor damaged boxes but pure mint item inside for those who dont care about the shape of the box)


    KillerToys never placed an order from them. Hope that helps.

  7. I just got mine today.. Where do I start? Let me just say that the MP-O3 Starscream is a work of marvelous engineering BUT not without its flaws and QC issues:


    Mine came with a non-racheting right shoulder joint. Easy to fix if your experienced repairing that sort of problem. (probably just a weak or loose spring) Also the fingers on mine are extremely loose. While these are rarely unheard of especially for takara, I think their merger with Tomy lowered their standards in the Quality Control department. (Or maybe mine was just a fluke?)


    This is not an MP.. its more of a alternator fighter jet. IMHO MP's are larger and contain a significant amount of DIECAST. Ofcourse due to its design I didnt think diecast would work in its favor. I.E if the wings were, it would be too top heavy and if the lower legs were, it would be really floppy due to its weight... So I hope if/when this ever reaches the states that they dont sell it as one (an MP I mean) and it wont sell for more than 40 bucks.


    Lastly, let me just add that he is extremely easy to transform granted that the ultra tight joints cooperate. With that being said, becareful transforming it. Skip a few of the steps in the booklet just to loosen some parts that are "locked in" then proceed with the instructions. If some pictures seem a little vague please refer here for extra help. Dont get me wrong.. this is a very durable transformer, but I've read in so many forums reporting plastic stress marks already apearing during multiple transforming. so please DO NOT USE UNNECCESSARY FORCE to loosen parts free to avoid stressing the plastic...


    Some other facts:


    He seems to be 1/60 scale. He is about as long as the 1/60 Yamato VF-0S/A and the 1/48 VF-1J in jet mode (roughly 12") PLUS the Roy Fokker figure (from the 1/60 VF-0) can fit nicely in its cockpit.


    Robot mode is a different story, he's a little bit more compact than the Valkyrie Battloids. I say about 9 inches (The battloids being about 12").


    He does have a waist joint but it doesnt turn much due a lot of parts getting in the way.


    And oh.. He should of been painted like this..



  8. Oh ok, thanks anyway. Can you tell me what parts are actually diecast metal on this figure?


    There is virtually no diecast at all, except for an internal frame where many parts are screwed/joint to. Because it is thin, it has to be die-cast or it will break.




    Thanks for answering our questions. I actually prefer less diecast content.. Using it as an internal frame was a smart way to go. Besides, when paint chips off the diecast parts it sort of ruins the whole thing. IMHO..

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