And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby Poor collector » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:55 am

halconfenix wrote:can someone explain me THIS: https://www.amazon.com/Kotobukiya-Busou ... formers-20


Yeah, I have seen it today through figsoku, very disappointed...we have waited all this time for a lousy model kit that cost 65$ with the only improvement being three-part torso?! What a joke! I will not support this outrageous priced line, instead I will collect Megami Device...it's almost like Kotobukiya want to kill Busou Shinki intentionally and blame the fans for it. If it was an action figure with double jointed knees and elbows as well, I wouldn't mind so much paying 65$.
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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby Klinkin » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:21 am

I think it's Konami that's trying to kill the line, if anyone. I'm fairly certain that listing's been up ever since Koto jumped the gun and announced a September 28th release date last. year.

As far as price, though, I maintain that it's entirely fair...well, once you factor in Amazon's import price hikes (generally more than made up for by free shipping). It's definitely not Kotobukiya trying to price people out of anything; that's the same price point as Hræsvelgr, who by all accounts is an entirely successful kit (her Atel recolor is already out, and she's getting a second recolor near the end of the year). Arnval and Strarf have approximately comparable amounts of accessories, so that price point is entirely logical.

With all of that said, two weeks until summer WonFes. Be prepared for new mecha musume, in one form or another, from Koto and Bandai; just don't have too high expectations that Busou Shinki will be part of that.
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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby Poor collector » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:29 am

Klinkin wrote:I think it's Konami that's trying to kill the line, if anyone. I'm fairly certain that listing's been up ever since Koto jumped the gun and announced a September 28th release date last. year.

As far as price, though, I maintain that it's entirely fair...well, once you factor in Amazon's import price hikes (generally more than made up for by free shipping). It's definitely not Kotobukiya trying to price people out of anything; that's the same price point as Hræsvelgr, who by all accounts is an entirely successful kit (her Atel recolor is already out, and she's getting a second recolor near the end of the year). Arnval and Strarf have approximately comparable amounts of accessories, so that price point is entirely logical.

With all of that said, two weeks until summer WonFes. Be prepared for new mecha musume, in one form or another, from Koto and Bandai; just don't have too high expectations that Busou Shinki will be part of that.


While you're right about the price being higher through amazon and the actual price should look more like this; http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10414783, considering the fact that she is less articulated, hence less parts she should cost a bit lower. I'm still very dissappointed, I wanted Busou Shinki to be an action figure line like it was. I don't see the point of buying released characters in the inferior form of model kits...if they make the cancled Estoril, I will buy her and pretty much that's it.

The thing that is even more annoying, that both *Bandai and Kotobukiya will continue to make only model kit mecha musume! I want good action figures with decent prices!


*They do have that lousy Armor Girls Project, but the quality and articulation is awful and the prices are way too high.
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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby quotemarks » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:27 am

Looks like Factory Advance (ha) is using Megami Device MMS4 technology to recreate the Black History of Shinki in this modern world of FA Girls and MD girls.
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Re: And So It Begins (Kotobukiya Busou Shinki)

Postby Klinkin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:10 pm

Poor collector wrote:considering the fact that she is less articulated, hence less parts she should cost a bit lower.

Overall, the Kotobukiya Shinki are likely to have a few more points of articulation than the original Shinki. I'm not sure where this "less articulated" thing keeps coming from; Koto's mecha musume have tended to have good articulation thus far.

That said, I can guarantee a lot of the price for Arnval is in her gear. Big wings and guns don't come cheap.
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