Thanks for the heads up. I don't mind the shoulder parts pop off too much (from what it sounds), but the over tight/loose joints can be a big issue. The hip and ankles are the key for balance, so I hope I don't get one of those. But a floppy shoulder won't be very fun either.
If Bandai made those joints with easy access & disassemble, I would be glad to just fix it myself. But now, I can't even do that (which I did on my Yamatos and other toys whenever I can when I find loose, uneven joints). When I get to the YF-29, I'll see how I like it. Fingers crossed.
Just came across this Collection DX review that showed pretty clearly on parts to look out for, and share some of the same issues I have on mine, given the one shown has some of the super stiff joints already loosen enough to work easy enough.
Got to love the way he need to stumble trying to fit the gunpod into the hand, as well as going back securing the cockpit lock multiple times...just like I did.
Tip of the day : be carefull with the wings, the little plastic nail is easily breakable... -> the one which is the rotate axis. See mine : nail head as just broke. Will glue it later. img834.imageshack.us/i/imagebhkd.jpg/
Decided to bite on this one. It's more than I would like to pay but considering how these Valkyries seem to disappear so fast and the how the preorder window is so small, I figure that $20 or so more is not too bad and certainly better than Ebay. Besides Nippon Yasan are quite reliable and pack the orders very well.
Post by mecha-mania on Jan 11, 2013 3:27:14 GMT -5
Actually i find nippon yasan prices to be ok (altho they did a 100% increase for the vf-29 30th ann and 50% increase for the vf-171 regular ed). However, when i did a check on what paypal charges, i decided to pass.