I'm filled with excitement when I came across the video clip of San Diego Comic-Con 2008 featuring Toynami hinting to produce 1/55 scale VF1D @ that time. According to the video clip featured below, a prototype of VF1D was made and exhibited. Toynami would be using Bandai 1/55 mould and replacing the head with newly sculpted ones. This is just the beginning, Toynami had also sculpted new heads for VF1S, VF1J and VF1A and they are considering making TV version VF1A Ben Dixon & Max Sterling. HOWEVER, the bubble burst to know that in reality these so-call revolutionary 1/55 scale Macross mecha from the 80's have not been released till today.
Fortunately, my dream of having 1/55 scale VF1D was realized when I bought this customized VF1D made from JOONS valkyrie on Ebay for around USD $80/-. Maybe, the U.S seller thought Toynami was really going to release new 1/55 valkyrie then and decided getting rid of his customized valkyrie. Whatever it is, I love this valkyrie and it's worth paying for the innovation and workmanship.