Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bootleg VF-1S Valkyrie from Macross DYRL

Bootleg VF-1S

Back in the 80's, my brother got a bootleg VF-1S Valkyrie for Christmas. At that time he was already going towards highschool so he had no desire to play with toys already. Luckily I was into toys at that time (even up till now *snicker*) so I was able to inherit this toy from him.

Bootleg VF-1S

Plastic of this toy is already "yellowing" from age. I am assuming that this is a bootleg as I see no manufacturer's tag on the toy and of course it looks cheaply made. But even though its a bootleg I can't help but remark that they sure don't make them like this anymore. Compared to bootlegs now this thing's construction looks a tad bit more sturdy. But then we have to put things in perspective. Back then metals and oil weren't as expensive as they are now. Oil of course is what's used to make plastic and metals to make those lovely diecast parts.
Bootleg VF-1S

Rear landing gear can be extended to "wheels down" position. This toy also came with a plastic Gunpod replica that could be carried in its hand, sadly I lost that part.
Bootleg VF-1S

This bootleg toy ain't no push over as it can transform to a decent Gerwalk mode
Bootleg VF-1S

Bootleg VF-1S

Bootleg VF-1S

Then of course it can also transform to Fighter mode
Bootleg VF-1S

Tail wings can be folded in while the main wings can also move to different angles of attack.

Bootleg VF-1S

Bootleg VF-1S

Throwing in a quick shot of the bootleg VF-1S with a ruler adjacent to it for perspective. I'm not sure, but I'm just assuming that this is a 1/100 scale VF-1S Valkyrie.

Bootleg VF-1S

And probably one of the great things about this toy was that it was small enough to fit in your pocket so come lunch break you could play with it in the school yard without the possibility of the teacher seeing it and confiscating it....hehehe