I woke up with a surprise last Wednesday. A package from my friends at 45Fresh arrived containing a Revoltech Yamaguchi VF-1A (3-way Transformation) inside it. And boy I was excited to open it like a kid at Christmas day.
|The hefty box...|
|...which contained THIS!|
This is different from the earlier Macross VF-1 releases as this one actually transforms from its 3 different modes: Fighter, Gerwalk and Battroid. Kinda flimsy for a typical Revoltech as the transformation gimmick requires a lot of joints to be placed in the figure. Nevertheless, it's fun to pose and is budget friendly compared to the Bandai or Yamato VF's.
|Show me another Valkyrie figure that can do this.|
|The Gerwalk mode's the most decent|
|Fighter mode's also nice though it has no landing gear so the gunpod would always jut out.|
|Nice detail but kinda lacking. Needs a bit of panel lining.|
Overall I loved it for its tranformation gimmick and poseability but I find it too flimsy. This is probably because of the number of joints in the figure (which is also responsible for the transformation). Still, its awesome and I recommend every Macross fan to own at least one.
Vid review coming soon!
Also check out other Macross offerings from 45Fresh:
-Revoltech VF-1J Roy Fokker's
-Revoltech VF-1J Hikaru Ichijo's
-Revoltech VF-1A Hikaru Ichijo's