VF-1J Valkyrie Milia Jenius
Review by Atom
There has been some controversy amongst fans over these little guys but I must say I love them. These are not meant to be on par with $150 - $200 collectibles that are available from other companies. They are $20 action figures. Are they worth it? Here is my review of Toynami’s 1/100th scale VF-1J Milia Jenius Valkyrie.
The figure stands at 5.5 inches tall with thirty points of articulation and fully transforms between all three modes seen in the movie and series; Fighter, Gerwalk and Battroid. That is impressive considering how small this guy really is.
It is made completely out of ABS plastic with no metal; so the toy is very light giving it a fragile feel when you first handle it. Yet despite feeling fragile this is a very durable, very possible little toy. All the limbs actually pop off instead of break if too much pressure is applied.
The packaging is nice but not so nice that I feel I was overcharged to cover the costs; a window box with opening flap to view the figure and all the accessories. The toy and parts are in the traditional Toynami tray so you can slide the tray out, take the toy and accessories out, play with it, display it, and then put it all back in the package and still keep that "new in box" look for storage or display.
It comes with a nice assortment of accessories; landing gear, cockpit canopy, heat shield, gun, missile pods, five hand configurations, and a display stand.
The display stand comes with three different adapters allowing you to display the figure in all three modes; allowing for some extreme action poses not available just standing on the desk or shelf.
I must say that overall I am very happy with this toy and I do plan on picking up the rest of the series. I think it is fantastic that Toynami is trying this smaller scale series and I only hope this leads to more mecha from the series that we do not see a lot; such as Zentradi mecha or Destroids. The low price point is fantastic and finally I have a decent looking Valkerie/Veritech that I can transform and pose without fear of breaking a $150 - $200 collectable.
The series two figures I have picked up are improved from the series one with much tighter joints and corrected, stronger ball sockets for the display stands. For the price point it is well worth giving one a try.
Toynami does plan on doing Fast Packs/Strike Armor which would be available separately. Hopefully we will learn more about those at this upcoming Toyfair.