Here we have Skull Leader and the Vermilion Squadron, whose valkyries are from Yamato’s GN-U Dou line of toys!
It’s not quite Vermilion Squadron, because Hayao/Ben’s valkyrie is really the mass production VF-1A, but I like the mass production VF-1A’s darker brown color more than the light tan color on Hayao/Ben’s valkyrie toys. For a review of the GN-U Dou VF-1J and how its height compares with the 1/60-scale valkyries, please see my earlier post, https://eyeforthings.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/yamatos-gn-u-dou-macross-vf-1j/
As you can see, each toy comes with four TV-show-based hands and four DYRL-based hands and a gunpod. The display stand is in the back.
Beauties! Each is very well painted, and highly articulated. Both wings can also pivot, but the backpack is fixed. The laser antenna(s) also pivot.
About the display stand, in order to mount the piece that the valkyrie rests on, take a Phillips screwdriver and loosen the screw so that you can fit the ball socket into the display stand arm.
The only flaw that bothers me somewhat is that these toys have a nasty plastic odor, but the odor is definitely not as strong as the one you’ll find from the Revoltech valkyries.
- HLJ’s product page for the GN-U Dou VF-1S
- HLJ’s product page for the GN-U Dou VF-1J Hikaru Ichijo
- HLJ’s product page for the GN-U Dou VF-1A Production TV Type
- HLJ’s product page for the GN-U Dou VF-1A Maximilian Jenius