VF-25G Super Messiah Valkyrie Michael Custom
Review by Anavel
Hot off the heels of Josh's VF-25F review, here is Michael's VF-25G. The toy comes in a nice window box, simple and not too big.
The contents are the same as the VF-25F, except the regular gunpod has been replaced with Michaels's sniper rifle.
Fit, finish, and paint are exceptional. The colors on this figure really stand out; the blue and white are both pearl metallic, which looks really great. There is a little bit of tampo printing on the legs: "SMS003", which is crisp and clear. I would have liked to have seen the SMS printed on the shoulders, too.
For such a small figure, the articulation is amazing. All the joints are tight and offer a huge range of motion.
The other part about this figure that impressed me is the armor. It is a big improvement over the DX toy. It attaches very easily, and stays on well. It also has no effect on posability, which impressed me a lot. The whole set of armor seems really well planned out compared to the DX toy, where the armor almost seemed like an afterthought.
The gun is a single color of hard plastic. The detail is pretty good. The X-shaped stabilizer fins are permanently open. It would have been nice if Bandai gave you a way to display them closed, but no big loss.
Overall this is a great figure. It is fun, playable, and satisfying to hold in your hands. I would recommend getting one in place of the DX toy if you don't care about the transformation, or get one in addition to fill out your SMS squadron.
|Posted 12 August, 2010 - 18:29 by Anavel|