VF-1S Strike Valkyrie
|Name||VF-1S Strike Valkyrie|
|Character Design||Shoji Kawamori|
|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
You knew it would happen. Once Kaiyodo released a Revoltech Valkyrie, there would be another and another. It has begun… At least they are cool toys!
I am ashamed to admit that I didn’t own any incarnation of the Strike Valkyrie until now. From HobbyLink Japan comes the 36th release from the regular Revoltech line, the VF-1S Strike Valkyrie.
The Strike Valkyrie is a variable fighter, capable of changing into three modes – Fighter, Gerwalk and Battroid. The Revoltech toy is in Battroid mode, and CANNOT transform.
This Valkyrie comes from the landmark movie “Macross: Do You Remember love?”, a movie set inside the fictional Macross universe. It’s piloted by ace pilot Roy Focker.
The toy features 37 points of articulation including 11 Revoltech joints. The toy uses a lot of swivel joints but they don’t detract from the coolness of the toy.
The main draw of the Strike Valk is of course the Strike Armor. The armor can be attached to the legs, arm and back. The cannon booster on the back has a Revoltech joint inside of it to allow you to position it over the shoulder. In addition, there are four wing missile pods that can be attached.
The Revoltech VF-1S also comes with your standard Revoltech Stand, enabling it to pull off some terrific poses.
The sculpt is excellent as always, but I found some of the paint work to be sloppy. I guess you can’t expect perfection on a $20 mass produced toy.
Kaiyodo made a good choice with releasing the VF-1S rather than re-cycle the previous design over and over, but I have to wonder how far they are going to go with this.
Roy Focker’s VF-1S Strike Valkyrie is available now at HobbyLink Japan.
|Posted 16 November, 2007 - 09:09 by JoshB|