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Old 2008-11-07, 20:53   Link #61
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MODELOCK ARX-7 model review:
http://srblood.blog89.fc2.com/blog-entry-501.html

I don't know why they bothered. Really terrible product, unappealing to model or toy fans.
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Old 2008-11-20, 05:42   Link #62
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MODELOCK ARX-7 model review:
http://srblood.blog89.fc2.com/blog-entry-501.html

I don't know why they bothered. Really terrible product, unappealing to model or toy fans.
Sad to see this happen. I initially got very excited about the release of Atelier-Sai/Kotobukiya's ARX-7...until reading that review. Exposed ball joints? Poor mold lines? Using the runners as part of a "flying" stand? Not for me!

Maybe it's about time I find one of those ARX-8 figures...
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Old 2008-11-25, 00:40   Link #63
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It has the undeniable advantages of only costing eightbux and being available now, which makes up for a lot of problems in my book.

To be fair, a lot of the problems in the Modelock kit can probably be worked around - either sand/fill the seams or fabricate extra pieces to hide the ball joints. I can't say for sure till mine come in to examine close up.

The Revoltech ARX-8 is a nice figure by any standard, and I hope they make a ARX-7 and/or Codarl to go with it at some point.
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Old 2008-11-25, 12:17   Link #64
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Does anybody know the release date for Alter 1/60 Arbalest yet?
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Old 2008-12-28, 23:49   Link #65
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Okay! Got my Modelock ARX-7 and M9 today. Will post pix and opinions later this week.

The 1/60 ARX-7 looks like a May release. The Modelock Falke was just released too, it appears.

Last edited by illuminatus8; 2008-12-28 at 23:51. Reason: 1/60 release date
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Old 2008-12-31, 10:10   Link #66
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They keep pushing back the release date for the 1/60 Arbalest. Does Alter even know what the heck they're doing?

The Kotobukiya Modelock Arm Slaves are a waste of plastic. Uncolored, exposed joints, ball joints, no polycaps, one-sided moding, etc. Why can't Bandai produce Arm Slaves instead?
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Old 2009-01-04, 16:52   Link #67
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Why can't Bandai produce Arm Slaves instead?
Because Bandai doesn't own the rights to FMP! properties and is making money hand over fist with Gundams.

Good news - these kits are in scale with the Revoltech ARX-8.
Bad news - pretty much everything else.

As described above, the kits are unpainted, molded in a single color (light gray for ARX-7, light gray tan for M9). Click on thumbnails for larger pix.

ARX-7



M9:


They're not great. At eightbux they're moderately overpriced but not outrageously so. I will probably build, paint, and put on the shelf with the ARX-8 to keep it company.

Last edited by illuminatus8; 2009-01-04 at 17:01. Reason: Wrong picture for M9
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Old 2009-02-23, 02:18   Link #68
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source

It appears there is a new M9 model coming. I can't figure out who make it, other than obvious thing like 3800 yen and 1:48 scale. (bigger than the Alter)

Edit: I found Aoshima in the description.
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Old 2009-02-23, 02:47   Link #69
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Hmm.

I've got that Kaname 1/6 scale figure of her kneeling in her school uniform. It's still in it's box in my wardrobe as I'm a little embarrassed to put such a thing on my book shelf.

I wouldn't mind getting the Tessa figure too.
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Old 2009-03-23, 08:23   Link #70
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HJ May: Aoshima 1:48 M9 model.

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Old 2009-03-25, 08:27   Link #71
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Just saw this on Ngee Khiong:


Robot Damashii [Side AS] ARX-7 Arbalest - 2009 release, price TBA.

Also looks like a Robot Damashii Savage might be in the works as well.
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Old 2009-03-25, 08:52   Link #72
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Bigger image:
http://ga.sbcr.jp/mreport/012615/12.html

I can forget the Alter version now, after waiting all these years... Robot Damashii will likely be bigger than revoltech and close to the Alter ARX-7. It is also possible to see North America release since Bandai has been pushing them.

Edit:

Found a full pic of the Savage:


Come to think of it, it is really good news for FMP - as far as I can tell this is the first Robot Damashii product that don't came from Bandai's own Sunrise (e.g. Geass) or Bandai supported show (e.g. Macross F) Normally they only license "outsider" for big hitter like Eva.

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Old 2009-03-25, 12:39   Link #73
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And so, thanks to Alter's own inept marketing and release date nonsense, they have lost my money, which now goes to Bandai. Huzzah!
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Old 2009-04-06, 05:09   Link #74
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Does anyone have a comparison of the TSR Blu-Ray and the SD edition? Thanks.
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Old 2009-04-12, 20:41   Link #75
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And so, thanks to Alter's own inept marketing and release date nonsense, they have lost my money, which now goes to Bandai. Huzzah!
I wouldn't count on Bandai being that much better on this.
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Old 2009-04-17, 08:08   Link #76
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M9 Gernsback Sagara Sosuke Ver. (Plastic model), Aoshima, July, 3800 yen + tax.
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10088581

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Old 2009-06-10, 13:45   Link #77
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New Robot Damashii Arbalest images:

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Old 2009-06-11, 10:52   Link #78
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First colour image:

I am not liking that light blue much. I hope the final version will look better.

Edit: one more:

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Old 2009-06-23, 06:59   Link #79
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Robot Damashii in Hobby Japan
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Old 2009-07-08, 23:01   Link #80
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The Robot Damashii Savage will be available in two colors with different weapons. You can preorder them already.

Sand color
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN957321
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10094299

Grey color
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN959021
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10094301
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