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is almost identical to the one made by Bandai except that the Bandai logo that's supposedly at bottom right, had been replaced by the face of Basara Nekki.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.