when I built my 1/72, I either lost a couple of the tiniest pieces, or accidentally snapped something and had to glue it back,
Be warned...NO WATER SLIDES in the standard kit and you can't get them separatelyYes that’s exactly the case. The PG Lighted version with decals and photo etched parts released first then after awhile they released the PG “Standard edition” with no LED kit or photo etched parts. I believe it still comes with water slides but am not certain.
What's going on with the availability of this kit, specifically the Bandai-branded PG kit? Amazon has it for what amounts to $400 plus additional shipping. One seller on ebay has it for $310 plus $75 for shipping from the midwest to California. (So I guess he/she personally rents a car and drives it to my front door? I'm being facetious, but sellers from far further away charge much less for shipping.) What I'm getting at is this: has it gone out of production for a while the way FM did with its MF? And once people realize it, the ebay prices will jump to $700? Although the Revell kit might keep the scalper prices down. (One store that's only a half hour drive away has it for $315, so that's not bad. But then I just looked and it is labeled as the PG kit but the description says "non-lighted" so what's in the box? Wait, is the basic version without lights and decals also labeled as "Perfect Grade"? That would be news to me.)