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YF-19 Valkyrie

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GNU

So we finally see a figure in the other other GNU line.

I'm glad to see that it looks good. Here's hoping further figures match up.

TimF's picture
Posted by TimF on 16 June, 2008 - 09:54
About what I expected. I

About what I expected.

I could see picking one up of something I'd want in this form. I'm more interested in the older stuff they're doing, like Baxinger and GoShogun, but non-transforming toys of transforming robots is pretty low on my list.

duke togo's picture
Posted by duke togo on 16 June, 2008 - 10:58
It just doesn't really catch

It just doesn't really catch my interest, though it seems really nice. I'm a sucker for uniformity, I suppose you could say, so I tend to gravitate towards Revoltech so that my figures will match.

Mike's picture
Posted by Mike on 16 June, 2008 - 11:24
The legs look really fat,

The legs look really fat, and the proportions seem way off. The Revoltech looks lean and mean, plus it's got optional parts in spite of the non transforming nature.

Now granted, the Revoltech is almost assuredly more stacked with features to make this look like even less a value, but frankly, if you're a stickler for a good sculpt this is amateurish.

I'm not even a fan of the design but it just looks bad to me.

duke togo's picture
Posted by duke togo on 16 June, 2008 - 16:45
The GNU's definitely have

The GNU's definitely have the more accurate sculpt. Plus no big holes in the back of the calves, or ball-shaped joints.

Nidaram's picture
Posted by Nidaram on 16 June, 2008 - 21:22
Even though the GNU's have

Even though the GNU's have more accurate sculpts I just can like its appearance. The GNU looks sorta...dead.

Now the revoltech? The exaggerated proportions have character and personality. IMO the revoltechs would have MUCH more shelf presence, especially if you have the YF-19 and YF-20 involved in pin-point barrier fisticuffs while on there standard stand.

The only GNU I see myself getting so far is the VF-11 and that's only because I love VF-11's so much.

Viokni's picture
Posted by Viokni on 17 June, 2008 - 04:34
After getting to many revoltechs.....

I really can't get this thing. I am gonna get the rev. Yf-19 for three reasons.

The stand
For flying mecha like these a stand is needed to recreate some of the coller poses. Also Valkyries fly and hover, they don't run.

Fast Pack
No explanation needed.

Pin Point Barrier
PIN POINT BARRIER PAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNCCCCCHHHHHHH!

Viokni's picture
Posted by Viokni on 16 June, 2008 - 18:12
They can't really fly in

They can't really fly in straight up Battroid mode though.

Mike's picture
Posted by Mike on 16 June, 2008 - 18:38
True, but they do PLENTY of

True, but they do PLENTY of hovering and even a few nice jumps. Without a stand many hovering and space combat poses are impossible.

I'd best describe battroid mode movement as 'super Dom style' or something.

Viokni's picture
Posted by Viokni on 16 June, 2008 - 21:10
Let see

Let see other offerings from Yamato. To be honest, I'm not very comfortable with non transforming Valkyes. Maybe a super robot releases will sedates me to buy the series.

Berserk's picture
Posted by Berserk on 16 June, 2008 - 18:41
no video makes me sad

no video makes me sad

Anavel's picture
Posted by Anavel on 16 June, 2008 - 19:13
I shot a video with all

I shot a video with all three GNU-DOU, and will post it with the last one.

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JoshB's picture
Posted by JoshB on 16 June, 2008 - 20:17
You know,Revelotechs are

You know,Revelotechs are allready pricey IMO for the size that they are.
10 bucks more for something a little bit bigger is out of the question for me. Espescially since my favorite part of Revoltechs is the cool flight poses you can make with the stand.

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 16 June, 2008 - 20:14
Ditto with what Berserk

Ditto with what Berserk said..

eitlobsaboo's picture
Posted by eitlobsaboo on 17 June, 2008 - 01:56
Almost there...

This seems more to my liking than Revoltechs. The price is right enough, I suppose, but the thing about most Revoltechs I have, there's always at least one or two revoltech joints that are pretty loose (either the joint, itself, or one of the pegs that connects to the figure). As such, I don't give Revoltech figures much credit in the "robust" category. These Yamato figs seem a little bit nicer.

What would make me actually pick one up would be if they released matching non-transformable figures of the fighter and GERWALK modes. Is that too much to ask? I mean, they're toys of transforming characters...if you're gonna make non-transforming figures of them, at least make one for every mode they show up in in the show!

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Sanjeev

Sanjeev's picture
Posted by Sanjeev on 17 June, 2008 - 12:17
Ah, but then the question is...

Would you pay $90 for three different toys in the various modes or $90 for one that transformed? For that amount I'd expect a transforming toy in that scale with comparable build quality. The old 1/72 toys of these were less than that and diecast.

As for RT looseness, I seem to remember you mentioning older releases like the Shin Getter stuff when you talk RT issues. While it's no excuse that those weren't as good as other releases, they were among the more problematic of them. They've come quite a ways since then and we all know a little epoxy can silence most woes. coff Raiking coff.

duke togo's picture
Posted by duke togo on 17 June, 2008 - 12:38
The line has promise, the

The line has promise, the old stuff they've shown is what most are interested in from what I've seen here and elsewhere.

Valks are a dime-a-dozen, but Susuraigar, Baxinger, Braiger, GoShogun, Dancouga, and Baldios in a nice, affordable action figure format are not.

duke togo's picture
Posted by duke togo on 17 June, 2008 - 12:26
Some of the Revoltech joints

Some of the Revoltech joints may occasionally be a little loose,but it isn't like they're falling apart. Besides,it's not like I still take all my guys out in the yard and act out cool battles with them.

I hardly ever do that any more. :)

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 17 June, 2008 - 16:52
GNU-DOU Releases

what did GNU-DOU released so far? is goshogun out yet?

Bahim Z 360's picture
Posted by Bahim Z 360 on 17 June, 2008 - 20:08
 
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