Friday, January 15, 2010

Bandai DX Chougoukin VF-25F Tornado Messiah Valkyrie (Alto Saotome ver)

Just saw this posted at Amiami, the DX 1/60 VF-25F Tornado Messiah Valkyrie Messiah of Alto Saotome from Macross Frontier the Movie. It's retailing for 12,450 or 30% off from the regular price. You can pre-order this online from their English Language site. The release date of this is late March of 2010.

1/60 Bandai DX Chogoukin VF-25F Tornado Messiah Valkyrie (Alto Saotome ver) | VF-25Fトルネードメサイアバルキリー(早乙女アルト機)

HLJ meanwhile is selling this for 17,000 yen while HWJapan doesn't seem to have it up yet.
1/60 Bandai DX Chogoukin VF-25F Tornado Messiah Valkyrie (Alto Saotome ver) | VF-25Fトルネードメサイアバルキリー(早乙女アルト機)
The difference of this from the regular VF-25F design is that it has the Tornado parts add-ons to the basic frame of the VF-25 Messiah. Am not particularly fond of this design however. The twin cannons make it look too cartoonish. Plus the design of the wing boosters copies too much the look of the VF-27 Lucifer's design.
1/60 Bandai DX Chogoukin VF-25F Tornado Messiah Valkyrie (Alto Saotome ver) | VF-25Fトルネードメサイアバルキリー(早乙女アルト機)