Bandai just released their DX Chogokin Robot Damashii VB-6 Konig Monster from Macross Frontier. I was at first skeptical in getting this toy, because I have the VF-25F, and it has some loose parts. I much prefer the tightness of the Yamato valkyries. Well, I’m impressed with Bandai’s VB-6. It’s tight, and has no loose parts, even though it has quite a number of hinged parts.
Box front view
Box rear view
The box is about as tall and wide as a Yamato 1/60 valkyrie box, but not as deep.
Inside the box is the toy, some clear plastic stand pieces, an instruction booklet, and a small sheet of stickers. You can either stick the two shark eyes on your toy, or the Sheryl and Ranka stickers. I went with the shark eyes.
Fighter mode, left view
Fighter mode, right view
How big is this VB-6 next to a Yamato 1/60 VF-1S?
VB-6 and VF-1S TV Type, top view
The VB-6 is slightly larger than the VF-1S.
VB-6 and VF-1S TV Type, front view
Now onto gerwalk mode, my favorite!
Here’s a top view of the VB-6 in gerwalk mode versus the VF-1S.
And here’s a height comparison with the VF-1S in battloid mode.
I also like the VB-6’s feet. They’re gigantic, and each flap is hinged!
Here are the sticker sheet and the instruction manual.
Sticker sheet. I already removed the shark eyes.
I got the VB-6 from Amiami.com: http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=english&vgForm=ProductInfo&sku=TOY-RBT-1183&template=default/product/e_display.html Although EMS shipping was 4420 yen, the toy’s price was 13350 yen, bringing the total to 17770 yen. In contrast, if I had bought it from HLJ, it would have been 16000 yen for the toy and 2880 for EMS shipping, for a total of 18880 yen. With the weak dollar against the yen, I’ll take any savings I can get!
Finally, this is the regular version of the toy. I didn’t want the extras that come with the special version–the extra stickers, the special display stand, and a Sheryl mission/credit card. If you’re curious what comes with the special edition, please have a look at the Amiami.com product info page: http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=english&vgForm=ProductInfo&sku=TOY-RBT-1184&template=default/product/e_display.html