VF-1S Roy Fokker Valkyrie
|Name||VF-1S Roy Fokker Valkyrie|
|Character Design||Shoji Kawamori|
|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
In addition to the transformable VF-1s, Kaiyodo included an articulated version of the popular fighter.
This figure, unlike the other two articulated figures, requires some assembly. Once together, you have a remarkable, fully-articulated action figure. Katsuhisa Yamaguchi’s sculpt is very anime-influenced; opting for dynamic details instead of mechanical realism.
The figure has 16 points of articulaton and can pull off a variety of dynamic poses, including the elusive kneeling pose. There really is an outstanding array of motion here.
Included with this figure is a set of extra hands and a gun. The gun is permanently attached to one of the hands. The gun seems comically oversized, but it works in the context of the animated design.
The VF-1S is made entirely out of ABS and stands about 2.5 inches tall. It is really a marvel of engineering, and it makes me wish Kaiyodo would continue the line.
|Posted 3 July, 2007 - 08:29 by JoshB|