VF-1J Milia Valkyrie
|Name||VF-1J Milia Valkyrie|
|Character Design||Shoji Kawamori|
|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
Along with the three super articulated figures in Kaiyodo’s Super Dimension Figure line came two fully transformable Valkyrie toys.
These microscopic toys can fully transform between all three modes, and are less than 2 inches tall. Sure, the transformation requires parts swapping, and it is kind of fragile in all three modes, but it is still kind of cool.
Gerwalk and Valkyrie mode look the best. The Gerwalk mode is able to splay the legs out just right to get that anime accurate look.
The Valkyrie mode is nice and compact. It looks really sharp and can be supported by an included stand.
It is only in robot mode that the design falters. The Battroid mode looks tall and lanky. The head seems sunken down into the shoulders and the torso looks too long. The only articulation in this mode is the head and arms.
Considering the size, I think Kaiyodo did a good job. The sculpt is by the legendary Katsuhisa Yamaguchi one of Kaiyodo’s master sculptors.
One thing I would mention – keep a bag around for all the extra parts left over while transforming. No one mode uses all the parts.
This toy came in two distinct types – Miriya type and Roy Fokker type. These figures are blind-boxed, so you never know what youre getting unless you buy an opened set.
|Posted 27 June, 2007 - 07:19 by JoshB|