In 2003, Toynami had made an attempt to revive Robotech with a full scale assault of Robotech merchandises to test market, the first wave was the introduction of Super Poseable Veritechs from the Macross saga. After learning that there’s demand on Robotech stuffs, especially in the US market, Toynami had then moved onwards to explore Alpha Tech Specs! Therefore, Alpha Fighters later injected to the Super-Poseable line, with these exciting action figures!
Alpha Shadow Fighter stands out among other Alphas with its variation. Produced in the later part of Robotech 3rd saga or Mospeada, Shadow Alphas were produced for the final earth reclaim assault on the invids. Improved on the weaknesses on a typical Alpha Fighter, the Shadows can be piloted by human or unmanned. It can go into stealth mode which explained the black/grey colour scheme. Shadow’s armament had also improved as it had been equipped with high velocity beam rifle rather than bullet rounds.
The figure originally came in a blister card, but somehow the plastic packaging had turned yellow over time, so I was forced to un-card it. Even though the figure is non-transformable, it stands tall at 7”, is dynamically sculpted and fully articulated with over 28 points of articulation from ball-jointed hips, shoulders to rotating heels to toes for solid balance. It also comes with gunpod accessory.