|Character Design||Shoji Kawamori|
Review by JoshB
In the anime Macross plus, the VF-11B Valkyrie is the standard service valkyrie until the decision was made to replace it with one of two fighters - the YF-19 or the YF-21. While the new fighters are more advanced, the VF-11B is no slouch....
In a way the VF-11B is the little valk that could.. it's the underdog, and I always have a soft spot for the underdog.
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I always liked the design of this battroid, and I actually liked the early Yamato 1/72 valkyrie, despite the QC issues. I just thought it was a great design that didn't get enough love - until now that is.
The VF-11B is the third entry into the GNU-DOU line and it keeps up the fantastic quality of the previous releases. The paint detail is crisp, the molding sharp, and there is not a screw hole in sight. Accessories are sparse with only a few variant hands and a gun, but really, that's all it needs.
The gun seems a bit big for the figure but it looks damn cool. There is also a shield that pops into the arm with a ball joint.
I'm not sure what the exact makeup of the materials here is, but it seems that the body and limbs are made of ABS while the jointwork is made out of POM.
In addition to the awesome articulation, the VF-11B has a moveable antenna, and moveable wings.
So, if I haven't beat it into your head yet, go get one. Where Revoltech has chosen to also release their versions of the YF-19 and 21, they have decided to overlook the VF-11B - so this is your only chance to get one at this time. You can get yours at Angolz.com
|Posted 17 June, 2008 - 08:06 by JoshB|