When news that the VF-25S was going to be re-released, I quickly searched for a used set online before prices would shoot up to crazy levels. It still wasn’t cheap, but the price is probably reasonable compared to current levels. Either way, it’s still kinda dumb when the add-on set costs way more than the main figure itself.
This thing was sealed and even came with the original shipping box.
It’s quite a thick box and contains a second tray holding mostly the stand adapters.
Here are the Armor Parts laid out. There are two crotch plates; one has gaps for the stand adapter to fit.
Another set of stand adapters.
You have to swap out some parts on the Valkyrie and remove the engine intakes as the thigh pieces use them as mounting points, solving the loose issue that plagued the thigh pieces on the Super Parts.
The stick-like cannons on the wing packs can swivel and tilt on separate joints. It’s a combination that gives it nearly as much range as a ball joint but makes it a bit difficult to move as you don’t know which direction it’s able to go in. The bombs on both sides are stuck to pylons which can be removed from the armour but are really fragile.
Just really badass overall.
In this mode the toy supports itself by having all the joints on the legs in their extreme positions (ie. bent completely, splayed fully etc.) as there are no support braces unlike those found on the Tornado Parts.
Gerwalk missile spam.
There’s so much weight dangling from the back that the folding crotch mechanism with the hip joint clips can’t support the weight of the toy and it tumbles backwards.
The shoulder pods simply sit on top. Again an annoyance to adjust.
The shield is also bulked up.
There are extra armour pieces on the back of the arms.
You can swap out the parts on the chest to make the missile bay doors open in the other direction. I’m not sure what the purpose is for though.
Due to the mass I don’t think the toy would hold up too well to a lot of play. As the 25S nearly always appeared with Armor Parts on, this is practically a must-get. It’s too bad it would probably never get re-released, and prices would just keep climbing to ridiculous levels.