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Old 30-03-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default DeAgostini Thunderbird 2 in UK!

http://www.deagostini.com/uk/collect...FQg6GwodKHgMQg

was a Japan exclusive...

Here's an excellent build log of the Japanese version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWNC1bPX5P8

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Old 30-03-2017, 04:09 PM   #2
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Oh My GOD! I was convinced it wouldnt appear here

Signing up when i get home! WOOP WOOP!
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Old 30-03-2017, 05:57 PM   #3
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I think it looks awful, giant panel "trenches" and a join right down the middle of the engine intake!

However, I wouldn't mind a 1:144 scale Mole or Firefly, but 900 is a bit much to pay for those
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Old 31-03-2017, 07:05 PM   #4
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Any way to get this in the USA?
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Old 31-03-2017, 08:56 PM   #5
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You can get the Japanese original from Hobby Link Japan

https://hlj.com/search/go?w=deagostini%20thunderbirds

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Old 02-04-2017, 03:30 PM   #6
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You can get the Japanese original from Hobby Link Japan

https://hlj.com/search/go?w=deagostini%20thunderbirds

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Yeah but then you miss out on being able to read the magazine
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:03 AM   #7
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It's a nice toy / display model.... but over priced.
I might buy the two wings when they get released. Will be
good for spare parts in case I break my IMAI 1/144 TB2.
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Old 19-04-2017, 11:29 AM   #8
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First two issues received woop woop!

Look forward to start building. The model bits so far (to me at any rate) look good. But the magazine is only 12 pages long lol - this would have been much better at half the issues, twice the info. And i don't rate the free "gifts" at all. But its not about them, so can't complain too much. Over the collection, you get two pods, all the pod vehicles and a pretty cool electronic 1:44 TB2 (very similar to the Takara build i believe). Expensive, but glad i'm on board.

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Old 19-04-2017, 11:23 PM   #9
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I am pretty impressed with the Millennium Falcon so far (about half way in). Total expenditure will be around 900 I think this is pretty good for a three foot studio accurate miniature.

They quote the length for TB2 at 540mm (144th scale) with plenty of details and extra equipment, they also quote 100 issues at a regular price of 8.99 so almost the same as the Falcon at almost 900:

https://www.deagostini.com/uk/collec...506.1483313982

Again I think this is value but I am also more than a bit in love with Ben Tens TB2 and I think his is closer in form to the model I would want to own.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:06 AM   #10
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Goddamn!

Received issues 3 and 4 today with a letter saying "due to unforeseen circumstances, we are suspending publication of this series until further notice" ...

Letter says i can still get Issue 5 free if i ask for it ...

WTF!?

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Old 11-05-2017, 11:22 AM   #11
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Interesting. The Japan issue of the Thunderbird 2 build-your-own is up to number 68 of 80. You can buy them direct from Japan. HobbylinkJapan website has them.....just that the magazines are in Japanese language.... same model though.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:47 PM   #12
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Interesting. The Japan issue of the Thunderbird 2 build-your-own is up to number 68 of 80. You can buy them direct from Japan. HobbylinkJapan website has them.....just that the magazines are in Japanese language.... same model though.
I might have done that at the start if i'd known at the time, but didnt find out til it was well into its run. I dont quite know how the distribution of the parts is per issue as well, as the UK one is 100 issues, but the Japanese one is only 80 reading from your post, so i'd probably have to order all the issues from the start.

Ahh well, they do say they hope to resume in the near future, so fingers crossed.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:07 PM   #13
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Colour me surprised, there just isn't the market for this in the UK. Japan has double the UK population and more than double the number of sci-fi fans who will shell out for something like this.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:43 PM   #14
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This is usual for new partworks. They are test marketed for a few issues then suspended pending a decision whether or not to go for a full release. DeAgostini have previously done it with the Millennium Falcon and R2D2 partworks. Eaglemoss did the same with the DeLorean from Back to the Future and the Star Trek Starships collection. If DeAgostiini decide to go ahead with the Thunderbird 2 partwork, I expect it'll start December this year or January 2018 as has been done before.
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