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VF-25S Armored Messiah Ozma Custom


11 comments posted
too bad

I was holding out for this release after I cancelled my pre-order for the "naked" Ozma of the initial release. Now it appears it's little more than some extra plastic on a still flawed toy.

I enjoy the new show, but with Bandai failing at something they really should be excelling at, I don't plan on getting any of the high-end toys.

I'm all over the Tamashii Q-Rau though.

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Posted by duke togo on 27 August, 2009 - 12:38
Reason why Bandai didn't do a good job...

I think it is because its not gundam their main cash cow.
They just put a spacer for the head instead of redesigning? That's just lazy and cheap.
Makes me want to wait for yamato to acquire the license and then buy one.

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Posted by GrayFox on 27 August, 2009 - 14:53
Its about design...

I've always been on the fence when it comes to the VF-25. The VF-25 is just so much more delicate and intricate compared to its predecessors, and I can never seem to find the balance of it; like the design was focused more on making it a believeable aircraft than it is a mecha. I liked Macross F, but the designs never sat well with me. The reviews of the Bandai toys based on them confirm much of my fears from the translation from digital/paper designs to plastics, its not about Bandai being lazy because its "not a gundam."

I've looked at the model kits and they don't look too bad, but its just the price of them that sets them far out of reach. Then again its a Valkyrie, which instantly increases the price whether it be a model kit or a fully built shelf display.
The Gundam Model Guy

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Posted by Gunpla Rob on 28 August, 2009 - 07:47
All I can say

This toy is sharp I love the design, nice color scheme, smooth lines, cool typography "SMS0001". Many missiles! Nice and to the point review.

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Posted by Lizardspock on 27 August, 2009 - 18:34
I just want to add that the

I just want to add that the 001 on the toy's shoulder has chipped off. Bummer.

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Posted by VF5SS on 27 August, 2009 - 20:01

Dude no way... Return him.

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Posted by Lizardspock on 27 August, 2009 - 21:29
Image Fight FTW. You know

Image Fight FTW. You know there was a gashapon a couple years ago?

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Posted by kidnicky on 27 August, 2009 - 21:25
Believe it or not, despite

Believe it or not, despite the nerd fight in the Luca Valk thread, I actually love the scrolling shooter game allusions here, Andrew. I've always been a fan of those designs (and also the Mobile Armors in Gundam), so the armored fighter looks really cool to me.

The other modes, I can leave... And it's too bad the toy seems pretty meh.

As I said on TBDX, I'd love it if someone made 1/100 non-transformable sets of figures of these. Like, imagine a box containing a set of 3: 1/100 poseable battroid, GERWALK, and fighter. Non-removable armor...only the gunpod would come off. They could make a naked, armored, and APS-25 version for each. Fairly inexpensive. Rugged. Simple.

Revoltechs, maybe? Or Yamato's GNU-Dou (if they were able to secure the license).


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Posted by Sanjeev on 28 August, 2009 - 11:57
As sexy as it is

As sexy as it is prohibitively expensive.

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Posted by minsok on 8 July, 2010 - 04:57
I'm not sure if anyone will still follow this thread...but need

help on something.

Thought Atom's review was fair, I really liked the VF-25S' design and was lucky enough to secure one that is unopened, brand-spanking-new, mint-in-box...whatever we call it nowadays.

I was totally satisfied with it as of course Atom's review set my expectations at a mid level. Until I noticed one of the landing gear hatches on the front end of my Valk (on the nose) had one of the thin "hinges" that secure it to the underside cracked.

I paid a premium for an unopened specimen so I felt my heart sink...

In any case I was wondering, is there any way to secure a replacement part from Bandai, has anyone tried this? I mean, I love the toy, it's exactly what I expected except for this apparent QC issue.

Or if not, has anyone tried "fixing" QC issues on their toys themselves? I am thinking, since the "hinge" didn't crack all the way through, I might be able to cut the corner of a credit card to the same shape and slip it between the two hinges with a dab of super glue. Of course securing a replacement part is my priority.

Damn, I am not really disappointed but I just kinda feel helpless. Don't want to let go of the toy as it's my favorite Valk design and I had spent months tracking down an unopened one.

By the way, nice review Atom. Hope anyone can help.

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Posted by Boodles828 on 31 May, 2011 - 21:11
Crap. Made a mistake.

Sorry, been reading too many reviews, got the authors mixed up.

VF5SS for this one--thanks for the review dude. :D

Atom for the other Valks he reviewed. :D

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Posted by Boodles828 on 31 May, 2011 - 21:17