Wednesday, 28 July 2010

1/76 Scale GBP Hikaru VF-1J Armored Valkyrie












When I was still in primary school, I remembered saving up my allowance wanting to buy this giftset. When I finally saved up enough money, I returned to the stationery store near my old house but it was already been sold out. I wasn’t able to find till recently. What a long wait!

Made in Japan by Takatoku in 80's, the toy is still in quite a good condition with minor shelfwear on box. I am fortunate that the giftset comes completed with all parts. Instruction booklet included and stickers were kept in unused condition so I guess the previous owner must be collector himself.

Based on the model & technology of that time, the figure has only simple articulation at the shoulders, wrists, knees and feet. The GBP armor plating are removable so it can be displayed with or without armor. One very cool feature of this old toy is that the head opens to reveal pilot just like what you see in the anime.

14 comments:

chrismandesign said...

definitely u r a vintage fan without remedy... great !!! the best of this toys is their durability, but this one has a very good level of detail & the paint job is neat & careful... truly u go an step beyond to get what u want jejejeje... that’s collector’s passion =D

LEon said...

you are very blessed to find what you were looking for from childhood plus the condition look great!

G.G. said...

Is great to get toys that we only hoped to have when we were younger.
I know I've been spoiled greatly over the past 5 years. LOL

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> chrismandesign
Takatoku built toys that last and it's very unfortunately that after having make Macross toys so successful, other toys they made didn't go far enough. There is always the beauty in vintage toys.

>> LEon
Indeed bro, this is like childhood toy, lost & found. No regrets now. Ha! Ha!

>> G.G.
As we start to have income, we tend to spend more on what we want. Nevertheless, it's a healthy hobby and we could earn to save and spend wisely in this life long journey.

chubbybots said...

Your vintage collection passion holds no bounds! I used to play with this last time!! But I passed to my cousin already....that was like years ago....

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

You can bet on it bro! Passion is the thing drives us going. Just like all you peeps have for those toys you enjoy most and it goes on and on. Cheers!

Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

always LOVE your vintage looks on toys. keep 'em coming and make me more jealous of u. hohohohoho

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Will show you more of those vintage mecha toys to you my friend. No worry bro, you have toys that makes many jealous of you too.

deSMOnd said...

Glad to hear you found the vintage toys you loved during school day :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Thx bro, I have in fact doubled the happiness by also having this toy in Max version which I will blog about in future.

Bluedrakon said...

that is such a sweet figure. I love the pilot as well which does add a nice touch to the figure

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Takatoku is the first to do that pilot concept and I think till now no other toy company has yet to follow this anime like mechanism.

mangyver5223 said...

its great battroid form looks like Full-armored gundam

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

That's way I like FA Gundam a lot too. Especially FA NT1 Gundam Alex. Nice!

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