When Yamato closed its doors and Arcadia took over the reins, they created an uproar by reviving the 1/60 PT line with a re-engineered YF-19. With the really high standard set by Yamato with it’s VF-19 variants, Arcadia revealed that the YF-19 was going to cost way more than the VF-19’s so expectations naturally ran high and people wondered how they would outdo their predecessors. So did they do it?
After the little break from the Macross stuff, here’s a review of the last item in my Macross haul, the Sound Booster. First things first: it’s a ridiculously overpriced add-on, retailing at 9800 yen. That alone should be a hint that this add-on isn’t exactly worth paying so much for.
After my VF-22S review, here’s a review of Yamato’s VF-19. At the time of writing this, I found out that Bandai’s VF Hi-Metal 1/100 VF-19 is getting a re-release. Damn it. If you were to do a comparison of retail prices, Yamato’s VF-19 goes for 22000 yen while Bandai’s 1/100 version retails at 7000 yen. That should give a better explanation of how I felt. But that’s the price to pay for making impulse purchases like this…
As a fan of the real life F-22 design, I naturally became a fan of the YF-21 in Macross Plus and the VF-22S in Macross 7. The VF-22S only made its appearance towards the end of Macross 7, and were piloted by the Jenius duo. For those who are unaware, Maximilian Jenius and Miria Fallyna Jenius were 2 of the 3 returning characters from the original SDF Macross. Max was the captain of Battle 7 and his wife was the Mayor of City 7. While the YF-21 and Max’s VF-22S were undoubtedly badass and had more screen time compared to Miria’s ride, hers was on sale for half price, so I paid first and asked questions later.
I’m overdue for a weekly update on this blog – I was wondering whether I should do a review of some existing stuff I got, but I held back because I knew I was really close to receiving some good stuff in the mail.
So the post title should have been a hint already, but I went absolutely nuts and paid out my ass for the above. For those who are unaware, these are Yamato’s 1/60 Perfect Transformation toys from Macross 7. All of them happened to be on sale at around half price, and the sheer size of their packages allowed me to use EMS and receive them in just a few days. They still cost a few organs though, but my ultimate goal is the 1/60 Armored VF-25S which is going for crazy scalper prices on the secondary market due to Bandai’s limited production run. I’m not sure whether to suck it and settle for the first version, or the 1/72 plastic kit and drive the OCD part of me crazy.
Anyway, I’ll try to put out reviews for this gorgeous beauties as soon as I can, but I’m on a tight schedule these few days and don’t have enough lamps to take decent photos at night.