Friday, July 18, 2008

Giga-Wallet Breaker!

Kaiyodo, you are one evil bastard. Recently I acquired two new RevolTech figures from Hobby Link Japan. They're the YF-19 and YF-21 from the Macross Plus series. I got both in order to complement each other as getting one means having to get the other. For a bit now, I have been contemplating on ordering Gurren Lagann, from the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann series. The first simply comes with Gurren Lagann itself. By itself, it is a nice figure overall. However, when the two Macross Plus figures were released, Lazengann, the mech piloted by Lord Genome himself, came with an additional piece that doesn't belong. It actually attaches to Gurren Lagann and is the base pack for which it will eventually form the flight wing upgrade, as seen from the series. However, these parts are going to be separate and that the only way to get the full upgrade is to collect all the figures that come with them. That means potentially getting Gurren Lagann, Lazengann, and eventually Enki, which is slated for a September release.

These information bits have been posted on Kaiyodo's site and now I am in a major pinch. Originally, I had planned only to get the Macross Plus figures and the future Full Metal Panic! figure that's coming in August. Adding all that changes the overall equation. Do we go all out? Or do we make compromises? The bad thing about Hobby Link Japan is they do not stock items for long. Once they are gone, they are often gone (unless there is enough supply in order to meet the demand). This goes against the idea of letting the items sit there and waiting until the right time to pick up an entire bunch in one go. Since the stock quantities can be limited, it all comes down to immediate decision making.

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