Before our memories of Macross II (Lovers Again) diminished into thin air, 'Evolution Toys' reignited the flame of deculture with a brand new toy design of 1/60 scale variable fighter VF-2SS Silvie Gena. In the past, the only closest transformable VF-2SS we could get hold of is the 1/100 scale 'Bandai' model kit. Seriously, I have not heard of 'Evolution Toys' as a toy manufacturer until this toy. Had came across many negative review that the toy is grossly overpriced and that the plastic is lousy but I still wanted this toy badly for the primary result that I like the anime so very much as well as the futuristic valkyrie design, which is closer to the VF-1 design. It's unfortunate that Macross valkyrie's design took the path of 'Macross Seven' instead of 'Macross II'. In terms of anime storyboard, the all-out-space-battle and soundtracks of 'Macross II' excite me more.
Back to the toy, one major complaint most have is the inferior plastic quality and wide seam-lines. I won't say the plastic is exactly bad, just that the glossy surface kind of make the plastic looks cheap. However, I had been very cautious when transforming the toy as the fasteners securing each mode maybe locked it too tight and difficult to disengage. The toy is proportional and I have give credit to the manufacturer for the perfect transformation. I find transformation between fighter and gerwalk modes easier compared to battroid. Finding the fasteners and securing the swing legs can be challenging. My preferred modes for playing goes to fighter and battroid mode. Once again I so very like the futuristic design of the plane and it stand tall in robot mode. The head sculpt adopted VF-1S but having two antennas instead of four. I have taken pics of the VF-2SS with the 1/60 Arcadia VF-1J and in comparison, the VF-2SS seems bigger. It's pretty cool to see that Silvie Gena's VF-2SS, take on Hikaru's TV series VF-1J. By the way, I have preordered the SAP (Super Armed Pack) aka strike pack for VF-2SS just to complete set.