Update: Translated manual of this toy could be found here.
Finally got time to make my review of the toy I ordered from Over Drive Inc. When I bought the VF-1S, it was on sale so I got a good price for it. Check out my review of Over Drive Inc here, but basically I had no problems with ordering toys from them and will be more than happy to conduct business with them again.
I chose the VF-1S because I already had two other VF-1S’s in my Macross Toy Collection and wanted to add another on to it. Weird, right?
The VF-1S I bought is just your basic VF-1S without the Strike and Super Parts Armor. It comes in the DYRL color scheme of Red, Black and White used by Hikaru Ichijo in the Macross Movie: “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?” The VF-1S Valkyrie can be easily differentiated from other VF-1 Variants by the 4 Mauler Laser cannon configuration at its head. VF-1S are usually flown by squadron leaders of an air-wing.
The toy is made out of primarily: ABS, PVC and some minor metal parts. The toy is packaged in a box with dimensions H275 × W320 × D105 (mm). It has a top flap that can give viewing access to the toy inside. I guess this is to protect the toy from sunlight when being stored because I’ve heard that it turns yellow when placed out in the sun for too long. Good practice for Yamato-Toys and a good warning to toy collectors out there to not leave your toys out in the sun.
Here’s a shot of the art on the box cover.
The toys is housed in the box on a thinly made, slightly rigid vacuum plastic container.
Aside from the Valkyrie itself the toy includes also some other accessories that accent the degree of realism in the toy.2a96