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Subject: Really cool Macross Valkyrie
When I was a kid I saw, in a local toyshop, a Japanese toy.  The only things I knew about it were:
  • it looked awesome
  • it had the word "Valkyrie" on it
  • it was thirty five bucks, far more than I could afford at the time.

Turns out it was a Macross (aka Robotech) Valkyrie transforming jet fighter.  The same mold for this toy was used for one of the Transformers toys (jetfire I think).

Turns out they're still making Macross shows and toys in Japan.  This one has caught my eye today:

[Image: http://ga.sbcr.jp/mfigure/007072/images/12.jpg]

It's $150 of awesome sauce, I have to say.  The only problem is, while it looks kickass as a plane, it looks tall and spindly as a robot. 

Gerwalk mode is pretty decent on this one.  I like the overall feel:

[Image: http://ga.sbcr.jp/mfigure/007072/images/17.jpg]

The battroid mode is...  Well, it's very Patlabor innit?  Too tall, too skinny:

[Image: http://ga.sbcr.jp/mfigure/007072/images/22.jpg]

Check out this page for a few dozen more pics:

http://ga.sbcr.jp/mfigure/007072/index.html#12
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This post was edited on 2007-10-10, 20:24 by NFG.
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