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VF-1S Strike Valkyrie

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I want, I want, I want-!

I want, I want, I want! (Though I may wait for the inevitable Hikaru-red ver.) Those wings are proportionately tiny-!

How far will they go? Well, if we're talking "Macross: DYRL"-only, then there should be at least three more repaints of the VF-1S variant:

  • red instead of yellow (Hikaru)
  • blue (Maximilian)
  • green (Hayao)

These three all get them right after the SDF-1 returns to Earth, though only Hikaru uses his in the final battle. (Hayao dies in the first shots of the battle on Earth, and Max becomes a Meltrandi male after this same battle.) Before this, they use VF-1As in white, black stripes, and their respective colors.

Having not seen how the Robotech ver. of the series ended (I read the McKinley novels first, unfortunately), I think that only Roy and Hikaru pilot VF-1Ss through the entire series since that model (obviously, know as the 'Roy Fokker special') was passed on to the latter after the former died. Though whether any others piloted a VF-1S, I don't know for certain; they all got either commander-type VF-1Js or mass-prod. VF-1As. Hikaru, however, kept the yellow coloring in the series, opting not to change it.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 16 November, 2007 - 01:27
How does the Strike armor

How does the Strike armor and gattling cannon pod attach to the figure? More Revoltech joints, pegs, slip-over the plastic?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 16 November, 2007 - 12:51
All of the armor attaches

All of the armor attaches with pegs. I kind of rushed this one out the door, but I am having a hard time coming up with new and interesting things to say about revoltech toys. They all are consistently great.

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Posted by JoshB on 16 November, 2007 - 13:39
Hikaru

This looks really cool, but I want the Hikaru Strike Valkyrie. Has there been any kind of confirmation that's actually coming out?

-Jeremy

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 23 November, 2007 - 20:45
Re: Hikaru

I would be surprised if they didn't release the Hikaru-repaint ver. of the VF-1S Strike. But if they do, I'm definitely getting it! That was just bad-ass in the movie, but in the series Roy died before they introduced the Super armor, which was introduced after the SDF-1 left Earth in its long-term decoy mission.
(Didn't Hikaru pilot the prototype models of both the Armored and Super Valkyries...?)
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 23 November, 2007 - 23:01
Transforming Revoltech

Does anyone here see the possibility of a transforming Revoltech figure coming out anytime soon? Or would they need to be too big for that?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 24 November, 2007 - 14:35
Hikaru VF-1J at

Hikaru VF-1J and VF-1A (DYRL) at HLJ.com
http://www.hlj.com/product/KYD01126
http://www.hlj.com/product/KYD01160

I think a transforming Valkyrie, at least, would be too big and complicated for the Revoltech lin. I have Roy's VF-1S, and it has replaced my Toynami Valk as my favorite Robotech/Macross toy.

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Posted by Heavyarms on 26 November, 2007 - 14:35
Cheapie Valks...

Honestly, what I'm waiting to see is a head-to-head comparison between the 1/100 scale Toynami Valks (well, when the super/strike armor sets finally come out) and these Revoltechs. Obviously, that's kinda apples and oranges seeing as how the Toynami's are designed to transform and the Revoltechs are optimized for looks and poseability in Battroid mode...but both are in the same "class" of toy (i.e., they're cheap thrills for around 20USD).

Atom, are you listening!? ;)

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Posted by Sanjeev on 26 November, 2007 - 17:30
Hikaru 1S

Okay, that's the Hikaru 1A, but I want the 1S! Come on Japan, make it happen!

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 2 December, 2007 - 07:33
 
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