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Robotech Zentraedi Tactical Battlepod: Regult

Toynami just released a 1/100 scale vinyl Regult battlepod!

The back of the box has an interesting description on the Regult’s design.

The Regult on the back of the box looks more white than the figure really is:  the battlepod is off-white/light-gray.  It’s almost as tall as a 1/60 Yamato valkyrie!

Height comparison with Yamato 1/60 VF-1A Max TV Type

And it’s taller than the Revoltech Regult.

Revoltech Regult (left), Toynami Regult (right)

The Regult is nicely painted all around!

The box boasts 9 points of articulation, and here they are:

Articulation points

  • The two front cannons rotate in all directions, but not enough to face completely forward. (#1 and #2)
  • The boosters rotate ever so slightly. (#3 and #4)
  • The cockpit rotates left and right about 1/8 of an inch (#5)
  • The legs rotate about 180 degrees. (#6 and #7)
  • The knee bottoms rotate 360 degrees (#8 and #9).
  • The upper knee joint and upper thigh joint are fixed to keep the Regult from falling over.
  • The rear cannons look like they can rotate, but they don’t.

The material is a very soft vinyl/PVC.  When I hold the Regult, it feels light and soft, and definitely not as rigid as a Yamato valkyrie.  A big plus:  no nasty vinyl odor!

There are no gimmicks/add-ons for this toy, unfortunately.  But what I like most about it is it’s big!

Finally, a bit of trivia:  there’s some Zentraedi markings on the hip:

Let’s consult Macross Chronicle Issue 41 for the Zentraedi alphabet!

Zentraedi alphabet in Macross Chronicle, Issue 41, Page 22.

The blue upside-down “A” is the letter “J”.  The markings beneath it translate to “1130P2”.  I wonder what that refers to!

I bought this from Robotech.com.  Here’s the product page:  http://www.robotech.com/store/viewproduct.php?id=368 It was shipped FedEx Ground, and I received it in 2 days!

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Kaiyodo’s Revoltech Regult, VF-1S, VF-1J

Kaiyodo’s Revoltech line of toys features highly articulated joints.  Today, let’s have a look at their Zentraedi Battle Pod, aka “Regult”, the VF-1S, and the VF-1J.

Kaiyodo's Revoltech Regult, VF-1S, and VF-!J

Kaiyodo's Revoltech Regult, VF-1S, and VF-1J

These toys are well painted, and are made of a very soft plastic.  I think they’re made of PVC’s, and boy, do they smell!!

Here’s a close-up of the Regult:

revoltech_regult_closeup

Here’s a close-up of the VF-1S (Roy Fokker’s paint scheme).  Note that the toy has the Super and Strike parts!

revoltech_vf1s_closeup

Because these toys are highly articulated, you can strike some very dynamic poses, which you can’t do with the Yamato toys!

Here’s a close-up of the VF-1J, which has the paint scheme of Rick Hunter’s VF-1J from the Robotech/Macross TV series.  It also has super parts, but no strike cannon:

revoltech_vf1j_closeup

These toys are about half the height of the Yamato 1/60 valkyries, so if that’s too small for you, I don’t recommend getting them.  Also, if you want to minimize the smell of the PVC plastic, you’ll need to get an enclosed display case.

In my opinion, the Yamato 1/60 toys are much better; they’re bigger, are made of stiffer plastic, and they don’t smell!