Time to Procure a Valkyrie

Posted by MikeD 
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I got a VF-1J super in the 1/60v2 line. I really do like. The quality was surprising for a Yamato toy, and it was made out of better materials that the 1/48 line. As for the Macross Frontier, I'm only gonna get the 4 non-super 1/72 kits. Maybe a Vf-100's VF-25 if they don't suck.

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This would probably look better if I had photoshop.



For reference.

Oddly enough the kit's instructions had a Strike Cannon. Although I think it came with both types of right booster.



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The lower legs are too skinny and so is the gun. DO NOT WANT.
Uh, the painting has a lot of weird foreshortening. The toy looks how it's supposed to. Stop being wrong Roger.
No, I'm absolutely right. I'm right that I don't like how it looks and I DO NOT WANT.
No you're always wrong and that's the truth.
Is that head right on the VF-1D? Seems too stretched and should be wider.

I might sell one of my Yamato 1/60 VF's (the old ones). I'm thinking of getting one of the Macross Frontier DX instead.

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VF100 VF-25 is out.
B00
I love it that "Proportion" is a feature. Looks ok, need some clearer photos.

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The next DX is likely to be Ozma's Armored VF-25.

[www.tamashii.jp] (click on the first picture)

I just hope the armor isn't a mail-in item and isn't incredibly expensive...

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GA Graphic pics of the VF100 VF-25.
The button eyes are a cute touch.

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I'm impressed by the anime-esque sculpt of Yamato's GNU-Dou Valks. Too bad they fucked them up with stupid movie style hands.

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Turns out that poster for the VF100s was a voting campaign, so the chances for a VF2 are back to nil.
It all depends on what is popular in Japan...

*hopes for a VF-4*

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More VF100 VF-25 photos. Oh god the parts.
Wow, the detail stays pretty crisp, in those little 1/100 s. Was expecting a lot more "blurring" of the edges. Nice.
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Sweetness - Damn the parts and full speed ahead!

I'll need one to go with my massive new (well, pre-owned) Konig Monster!
Funny how Yamato doesn't mind doing a $500 SDF-1 but dropped the Destoid Monster which was to be $300. Really, how many otaku there would even have the room for any of those?

Now a reissue of the old Takatoku SDF-1, that'd I'd support.

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It remains to be seen if Yamato's pricey endeavors don't send them down the same path ad Takatoku, or Gakken's toy division....
Takatoku didn't have a lucrative anime statues division.
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But they did have a bathtub toy.. aherm... SOFUBI division!
So, what's the gist of that review? Did he like it or not?
His comments:

- 1/100 scale means the valk is rather small - comparable to most 1/144 HG models
- All plastic construction; feels like Robot Tamashii quality
- 2 types of gunpod are provided for open/closed modes
- Lack of transformation mechanisms gives slightly better range of motion
- Cockpit seems to show an un-occupied Ex-Gear suit(!)
- He likes the gerwalk, which uses a separate set of joints for hips & shoulders

Overall, it's the choice of those who don't want to build the model and find the price too high what the DX offers. It's good enough for playing while looking pretty fine in all modes.
DX Ozma with Armor:



coming June 2009, 18900 yen

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I believe the blue text in the center says 'Armor can be worn and removed'. Anyone care to confirm/deny?
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> I believe the blue text in the center says 'Armor
> can be worn and removed'. Anyone care to
> confirm/deny?

I think they said the same on MW *cue panic over there about possible mold changes and incompatibilities between the new and the old Ozma Valk*

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*cue panic over what the MW people think*

I really hope they release the armor by itself. Bandai doesn't usually screw over early adopters, although there have been some shenanigans in the Gundam 00 line.
Also, according to MW, the VF-100 VF-25 is the worst toy ever, despite the facts that most complainers haven't handled one yet and that they knew from beforehand that it would be a partsformer.

*thinks no company should ever look at MW for customer feedback*

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One guy said it was a great two at half the MSRP.
I think it looks damn good and the assortment of Valkyries lends itself quite well to line devoted to them. The price helps keep them affordable to more fans, and those fans (usually) tend to be more forgiving of the occasional part-swapping as a trade-off for the scale and price.

I'll be buying quite a few of these in the future. Since Bandai and Toynami are in bed now, maybe those 1/100 Regults will have some company as well.

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Scratch that, I just saw how much these are. Twice as much as they should be. I'll maybe get a few when they get around to stuff that doesn't have a comparable toy or model of it, like the VF2.



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> I'll be buying quite a few of these in the future.
> Since Bandai and Toynami are in bed now, maybe
> those 1/100 Regults will have some company as
> well.
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I think not. Bigwest is apparently being an arse about Bandai and Toynami cooperating on releasing Macross items in the USA.

Bigwest = sore losers.

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5000 yen should be the price of the DX version, not this parts swapping little thing.

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I'm glad to see that in the collector's photos we've seen so far, nothing seems to be bent to hell. I was worried about the head cannons and gun-pod. I'll definitely be adding the 1/100 25s to my Frontier stuff.

For those who are interested in the model line. Lunca's RVF-25 kit just came out. Also the stand alone Fast-pack armor came out too. Hobby Search

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> I'm glad to see that in the collector's photos
> we've seen so far, nothing seems to be bent to
> hell. I was worried about the head cannons and
> gun-pod.

eh.
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B00
Still not that bad, I'm talking MSIA bent to hell weapons.

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OMG paint bleed! Bandai is teh SuX0rz!

>Still not that bad, I'm talking MSIA bent to hell weapons.

*<insert name> Gundam will now demonstrate shooting its own head off while holding its weapon away from itself, thanks to its marvelously circle-shaped beam rifle*

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Saw the 1/100 today during my lunch break. It's fine as an action figure in the mold of Robot Tamashii although the PRICE gives one pause. In local money, it's 78 SGD for a plastic action figure... but then again the insane prices for the Off-Shoot DXs should have been enough warning. I'm sticking with the overpriced DX Chogokins, thank you.
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