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#1801 mx-01 archon

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 11:09 PM

Good thing the things I'm looking forward to are a ways off. D-Arts hasn't even started yet, and it's obvious that Beelzemon there is an unfinished figure, so I'm fine on that front. Seravee 3G shouldn't be coming out anytime soon, either. And they're certainly not going to spring a Chogokin release on us without warning, so I'm fine on Escaflowne.


Which is good, because I'm tapped out for the next little bit, just having paid for a Koenig Monster and a PlayArts Odin, as well as a healthy complement of smaller items.


[edit] Knew that release date was a little bit quick, since they usually give retailers enough time to solicit pre-orders and whatnot. Pre-orders for Kazuma are up already, but according to Amiami, he's not out until January.

Edited by mx-01 archon, 01 October 2010 - 11:27 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2010 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Oct 2 2010, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good thing the things I'm looking forward to are a ways off. D-Arts hasn't even started yet, and it's obvious that Beelzemon there is an unfinished figure, so I'm fine on that front. Seravee 3G shouldn't be coming out anytime soon, either. And they're certainly not going to spring a Chogokin release on us without warning, so I'm fine on Escaflowne.


Which is good, because I'm tapped out for the next little bit, just having paid for a Koenig Monster and a PlayArts Odin, as well as a healthy complement of smaller items.


[edit] Knew that release date was a little bit quick, since they usually give retailers enough time to solicit pre-orders and whatnot. Pre-orders for Kazuma are up already, but according to Amiami, he's not out until January.


Why does HLJ say "October Release", then?

http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN962488

Also, a link to how I heard about the change in release date in the first place:

http://tomopop.com/t...gin-14854.phtml

Edited by EvilEyeSigma, 02 October 2010 - 11:56 AM.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 12:41 PM

HLJ pre-orders are tricky. Let's say they have a Gundam kit which is due in for September. All their info beforehand will tell customers that's when they'll have it. However, should no stock emerge by the end of the month it'll be listed for October. If no stock continues to arrive, the month will just keep going and going and going...seriously, I've seen them do it for things like trading figures where they never get a certain set in but somehow manage to get the one before and after just fine. I've even got some Gunpla on order from them all due this month, yet they list some of them as far as December.
There's also the fact that HLJ effectively declared war on Amiami this week, saying they're doing away with Japanese retail price in favour of more competitive discounted prices for all items. Since they seem to be taking their competition more seriously, I'd say all the evidence is good enough to at least suspect they rushed all these new items up for pre-order with no real release date info simply not to lose customers.

Edited by HellCat, 02 October 2010 - 12:43 PM.


#1804 EvilEyeSigma

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:02 PM

Meanwhile, I think waiting until January for stuff that was hinted at 8 months ago is insane. Bandai works in mysterious ways, plus these figures are fully colored and appear to be ready for production, which is not something Bandai usually has 4 months in advance.

I think that someone goofed and these items ARE being released in October.


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#1805 HellCat

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:22 PM

Bandai can and will announce stuff that is ready, only to sit on it. Perfect examples- the missile container version of HG Kyrios and the Sangokuden Real Grade kits. The fact that a thing looks ready to go doesn't mean it will. I can't claim to have a definitive answer here, but I will be amazed if they dump all this out in one month after showing it an expo.

#1806 EvilEyeSigma

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE(HellCat @ Oct 2 2010, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bandai can and will announce stuff that is ready, only to sit on it. Perfect examples- the missile container version of HG Kyrios and the Sangokuden Real Grade kits. The fact that a thing looks ready to go doesn't mean it will. I can't claim to have a definitive answer here, but I will be amazed if they dump all this out in one month after showing it an expo.


It's not EVERYTHING, though.

3 Damashii and 3 Figuarts in one month isn't outlandish for Bandai.

Nobody's saying every single thing shown at Tamashii Nation is coming out next month...

And what the hell are you talking about, anyway? Neither one of those things exist!
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Oct 2 2010, 01:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(HellCat @ Oct 2 2010, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bandai can and will announce stuff that is ready, only to sit on it. Perfect examples- the missile container version of HG Kyrios and the Sangokuden Real Grade kits. The fact that a thing looks ready to go doesn't mean it will. I can't claim to have a definitive answer here, but I will be amazed if they dump all this out in one month after showing it an expo.


It's not EVERYTHING, though.

3 Damashii and 3 Figuarts in one month isn't outlandish for Bandai.

Nobody's saying every single thing shown at Tamashii Nation is coming out next month...

And what the hell are you talking about, anyway? Neither one of those things exist!


HG Kyrios has been shown a ton of times. There are even unused polycap ports in the existing kits legs which were designed to accomodate it. Likewise, about a year ago Bandai announced kits of Zeta and Double Zeta styles as Chouhi and Kanu were under planning.
Both examples were ultimately abandoned, despite a great deal of work having been put into them (Kyrios in particular would have been very easy, all they need was to mass produce the missile container component).

#1808 EvilEyeSigma

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:42 PM

I see.

What you meant was that they were production ready, but ultimately abandoned.

Well, I guess we'll all see how it goes when the middle of the month comes around, hm?
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 01:07 PM

Have you guys seen this list next to Megaman X?



It's a list of planned D-Arts. Here's the translation. I did not translate this list and I don't read Japanese. However I have checked if the Kanji matchs on many of these and they do so I think it's correct. If someone that does read Japanese wants to double check, please do.

Digimon Series:
-Imperialdramon
-Dukemon
-Beelzebumon (Shown unless they mean Burst Mode, which I hope)
-Paildramon
-Diablomon
-Susanoomon
-Alphamon (Makes me want Omegamon/Omnimon more)
-Shinegreymon
-Mugendramon

Rockman Series:
-Zero (Rockman X)
-Zero (Rockman Zero)
-X (Rockman X)
-Rockman (Rockman EXE)
-Forte

Medarot (Medabots) Series:
-Rokusho
-Granbeetle
-God Emperor
-Blazermate
-Arc Beetle
-Sonic Stag

Others:
-Samus Aran (Metroid)
-Knight Blazer (Wild Arms 2)
-Thanatos (Persona 3)
-Izanagi (Persona 4)
-Haseo (.hack)
-Link (Legend of Zelda) (HOLY TRIFORCE YES!)
-Gridman
-Robomaro (Robot Pokottsu)

Edited by Blade Raider, 03 October 2010 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2010 - 01:10 PM

Disappointed at no Peppercat, but glad to see Paildramon and Alphamon.

#1811 EvilEyeSigma

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 01:16 PM

Yeah, X and X-style Zero are must gets for sure.
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 01:40 PM

HELL YEAH ROKUSHO
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#1813 EvilEyeSigma

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE(Omgiamonfire @ Oct 3 2010, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HELL YEAH ROKUSHO


I wasn't expecting them to NOT make him, Medabee's gotta have his rival.
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#1814 Enbee

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 02:16 PM

Man, that Digimon list is perfect.

Imperialdramon, who I was most hoping for, no matter what form it's in. Then a few Royal Knights, Shinegreymon, etc... Perfect!

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 02:55 PM

...Japan will just not be happy until they get every last dollar I have, will they?!?!




Also no Jehuty. BASTARDS.
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 03:55 PM

QUOTE(Yumemi @ Oct 3 2010, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, that Digimon list is perfect.

Imperialdramon, who I was most hoping for, no matter what form it's in. Then a few Royal Knights, Shinegreymon, etc... Perfect!

I think the list is perfect in the sense of being fairly predictable. All the lead characters' final forms and a few other big ones. While there's some I like, most of my favs aren't listed/shown outside of Beelzemon. Of course, they could always make others along side these so nothing's set in stone. Personally, I'm hoping for Leomon at some point.

QUOTE(Paladin @ Oct 3 2010, 03:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...Japan will just not be happy until they get every last dollar I have, will they?!?!

Kaiyodo has been after me all year starting with the Revoltech transformable Macross jets. I skipped to wait for the sure to happen Max colors. Then they made Trigun, which were a must. Then they killed themselves with those tiny overpriced Zoids. And somewhere along the way, I preordered Lupin III. Now Bandai's is after me. I'm already deciding who I want the most so I can get who I really want. Wargreymon might be the first to go so I can get Kazuma, but that's a tough choice.

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Edited by Blade Raider, 03 October 2010 - 04:04 PM.


#1817 Omgiamonfire

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:42 PM

Man, Figma are kinda getting outclassed when it comes to variety, aren't they.

Edited by Omgiamonfire, 03 October 2010 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE(HellCat @ Oct 2 2010, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HLJ pre-orders are tricky. Let's say they have a Gundam kit which is due in for September. All their info beforehand will tell customers that's when they'll have it. However, should no stock emerge by the end of the month it'll be listed for October. If no stock continues to arrive, the month will just keep going and going and going...seriously, I've seen them do it for things like trading figures where they never get a certain set in but somehow manage to get the one before and after just fine. I've even got some Gunpla on order from them all due this month, yet they list some of them as far as December.

That's pretty well exactly what BBTS does. Allspark Almanac 2 was August. Now it still says September, but I expect it to move to October soon. This gets really annoying when you have a pile of loot and keep wating for that final item. Especially since their inventory system occasionally is crap and you find out at shipping time that they didn't really hold something for you. That's fun when it's now too late to order something anywhere else except jacked up on ebay.

#1819 EvilEyeSigma

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:12 PM

I'm eager to see protos of the other Mega Man figures, is that original Forte or EXE Forte?
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:13 PM

I want pretty much the entire Rockman series.

And yes! Link and Samus! I wish I had known this before I bought this one Revoltech-style resin-kit Samus I've got, but hey I'm not an oracle. Noone was predicting this.




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