Bandai’s VF-25F Super Messiah Alto Custom: Robot Spirits Series

In Bandai’s Robot Spirits series of toys, there’s the VF-25F Super Messiah Alto Custom!

Front view of box

Rear view of the box

This toy comes with Super parts, including two missile pods on the shoulders.

This toy is not transformable, and is only 5 1/8″ tall.  The armor parts clip/snap on to the base battloid.  The back section above with the wings snaps onto the body using only one small notch, which is right below the back of the neck.  The missile pods open up, and you can see some neat red missile tips.

Let’s look at how tall this toy is relative to the Yamato GNU Dou VF-1J and the Yamato 1/60 VF-1A Max TV Type.

Yamato GNU-Dou VF-1J, Yamato 1/60 VF-1A Max TV Type, and Bandai VF-25F Super Messiah Alto Custom

“Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”  Heh.  I’m personally biased towards the 1/60 Yamato’s because they’re a good size, they’re extremely sturdy, and they have no nasty plastic odors.  In contrast, besides the VF-25F’s height, here’s what I don’t like about the toy:

  • It has a nasty plastic odor.
  • The armor parts aren’t very tightly attached.  Also, when I attached the shoulder missile pods, the back fell off.
  • The gunpod doesn’t open up like the one in the DX Chogokin 1/60 toy.
  • The laser antenna on the head do not pivot.

Something else just occurred to me:  because the head is wider than it is tall, and because the head is so flat, plus the fact that there are two antenna that point slightly outward, what type of insect does the head remind you of?


2 responses to “Bandai’s VF-25F Super Messiah Alto Custom: Robot Spirits Series

  1. Hmmmm… I would say a grasshoper…..??

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