Monday, 3 October 2011

Replicate 1/65 VF-19 Fire Valkyrie Custom















I'm going to do a series of repost of my 1/65 scale Macross 7 valkyries as they were been blogged ages ago when I started blogging. I would consider this as a way to upgrade the posts with newer photos and   more views/opinions on the toy. I'll start off with this replicate of Bandai's 1/65 Fire Valkyrie VF-19 Custom aka Fire Valkyrie. The packaging of the bootleg is almost identical to the one made by Bandai except that the Bandai logo that's supposedly at bottom right, had been replaced by the face of Basara Nekki. When you opened the box, you would noticed that the toy rest nicely on styrofoam insert with weapon still on tree, presented just like the original.

The whole toy looked generally decent from a distance but on close up, those bootleggers made a terrible mistake by replacing a wrong head that actually belonged to VF-19S (Special) aka Blazevalkyrie. Upon further checking, I also discovered a dent on the forehead which indicated poor QC. The quality plastic and metal component didn't seem too bad even though it was still inferior to the original. I have no issues on its transformation as it was quite an ease. Some compliments for a bootleg that comes with box, instruction manual, weapon on tree and joints with metal component.

9 comments:

bluedrakon said...

It never ceases to amaze me amount of time they place in copying the box so as to fool you.

This was a fair representation of the figure with the obvious wrong stuff. But of course, you would never of gauged that looking at the figure on the shelf.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Well said pal, no matter how it was presented, it could never match the original. Furthermore, it has got no resale value. I'm now trying to get rid of it at a dirt cheap price. Initially, I bought it as a comparison with original, now with collection expanding, I realized it's take up space.

sl619 said...

from the pics, this bootleg actually looks good! haha. I hv a feeling this is made to actually con a person which hv lesser knowledge. hehe

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Actually, the bootleg as a whole isn't too bad. In the passed, I like to collect anything related to Macross irregardless original or bootleg. Now, I'm more selective .

deSMOnd said...

Both figures look very plastic...

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Ha! Ha! They were made mainly by plastic. Not Gundam, so didn't use matt spray. Lol...

chubbybots said...

Haha Dennis, I might use the bootleg for modifications hehe. But the quality seems quite alright from the pictures even though its looking at you with a wrong head haha.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Good idea bro. Thx for the suggestion.

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