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28mm Fanatik12 Nov 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

Get them while they last, or not:

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28mm Fanatik12 Nov 2017 2:32 p.m. PST

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Mr Elmo12 Nov 2017 2:52 p.m. PST

50% off?

Did they ever ship wave 2?

Lion in the Stars12 Nov 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

No, still waiting on Wave 2.

haywire Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 4:32 p.m. PST

No Wave 2 yet… maybe not ever at this point.

From what I have seen in pictures of the warehouse, their supplies of Wave 1 stuff will last a long time. I think they went overboard on what they actually did produced.

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 5:37 p.m. PST

They are still looking for a company to manufacture wave 2. Not sure why they don't just use the original company.

Balin Shortstuff12 Nov 2017 7:45 p.m. PST

How tall are they? From a painting demo they seem to be about 4 inches.

McWong7312 Nov 2017 8:37 p.m. PST

Way smaller than that, they're 1/300 scale and an absolute PITA to put together.

Balin Shortstuff12 Nov 2017 9:34 p.m. PST

That would put them at about 2.28 inches then.

28mm Fanatik13 Nov 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

The KS was a success for Palladium Books but not so much for the backers.

Instead of overproducing the Wave 1 releases (since there's enough of a surplus to warrant such a discount) Palladium should have used the money raised to fund the Wave 2 releases and fulfill their obligations to the backers.

GypsyComet13 Nov 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

It sits on store shelves at 50% off or more, and I see no one clamoring to order more.

Also, doesn't a 50% discount get this stuff down closer to normal model pricing? I used to find the 1/144 scale Macross models for a lot less than these. Easier to assemble, too.

28mm Fanatik13 Nov 2017 11:19 a.m. PST

I gave in and bought two starter boxes. I know there's some pita assembling to do with these but I want a DYRL Skull Squadron led by Roy and a Vermillion Squadron led by Rick, plus Max's and Miriya's paired VF-1J's. Also ordered the updated Macross sourcebook (standard 8.5" 11" format, not the compact manga size released earlier).

I "missed out" on the KS so do not harbor the burning hatred towards Palladium Books and Kevin Siembieda in particular that many here understandably possess.

Lonkka1Actual13 Nov 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

The -50% off makes me feel warm inside as Palladium had mandated (due to license most likely) that the game can't be exported out of US of A by distributors.

So the store I work as a buyer couldn't get any.


Choke in the overstock, Kev!

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

Depends on the model really. The Zentraedi are quite easy to assemble. The Officer's Pod is a bit of a pain with the small sensor stuff.

UEDF is annoying, but not horrible. The Valkyries are a bit fiddly, especially the missile racks on the wings. The Destroids are a bother too. It's mostly the number of small pieces you have to mess with.

I guess they were trying to make the hobby crowd happy with high detail in the kits, so they needed the odd pieces to pull in the detail. Unfortunately its us gamers who need these miniatures in mass (you need about 10+ mecha for the UEDF and 20+ for the Zentraedi), so it is a pain to spend 5-15 minutes assembling a mini (that's mostly cutting out the tiny pieces!).

They are fantastic models and they look rather good with the old Battletech unseens. Far better than them actually since you have the ability to kit and pose them. I grumble when I put them together, but I love the result. I'll happily toss them into a BT game as Archers, Warhammers, and Riflemen. The Valkyries are too big to be Wasps and Stingers, but they are excellent Pixies! Vastly better than the old Phoenix Hawks. The Officer Pod just doesn't work for a Marauder.. it is WAY too big. That's too bad, it is one of my favorites!

Oh well. I'm okay with them and I enjoy them. YMMV.

John Leahy13 Nov 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

Are the prices listed the 50% off total?


Thanks

John

GypsyComet13 Nov 2017 8:49 p.m. PST

the burning hatred towards Palladium Books and Kevin Siembieda in particular that many here understandably possess.

He's been worthy for FAR longer than this Kickstarter business. He was demanding editing and "correction" rights over *reviews* back in the late 80s, and shut down a Robotech fanzine with prejudice because a contributor dared to improve on his game. He deflects blame like a career politician.

I stayed away from the Kickstarter because I was already well aware of his nature, not the other way around.

Lion in the Stars13 Nov 2017 9:23 p.m. PST

Are the prices listed the 50% off total?

No, the listed prices are MSRP.

This might be worth it to pick up the convention specials (Miriya's Super Valk, Max's Valk Battroid, Breetai, and Grell), if they're included in the sale.

I need at least two Super Valks (and will need to get creative for all 3 modes), and Breetai would be fun to add.

I bet that the reason Palladium made so many of the Wave 1 items for retail is because they didn't realize all the Robotech/Macross fans backed the KS.

Garand14 Nov 2017 9:59 a.m. PST

I backed this game and my stuff was slated to go out in -- you guessed it -- wave 2. Which I may never see. I didn't back a whole lot of money, but still an undelivered product is an undelivered product. This is also the sort of game I had been waiting years for (I love Macross, less so Robotech), such a disappointment…

Damon.

28mm Fanatik14 Nov 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

Sale's over. Items are now back to full price.

Lion in the Stars14 Nov 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

Damn. Because I wanted about $300 USD worth at retail prices to finish off my Zents and humans (short of the Wave 2 stuff).

More than half of my pledge is in Wave 2.

Lion in the Stars15 Nov 2017 1:09 p.m. PST

Just got an update. Sale ran for the weekend of Nov 11-12, will run again on Nov 18-19.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa15 Nov 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

The Officer Pod just doesn't work for a Marauder.. it is WAY too big. That's too bad, it is one of my favorites!

Marauder II?

I read some Palladium RPG books that passed through my hands a while back. They made old school FASA BTech books look like exemplars of the art of proof reading! But the mini's are rather nice – if clearly fiddly.

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