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  1. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    Hi,
    There are many makers of Robotech toys out there. I was wondering what is the best version in peoples opinion? Are the sizes the same? Diecast? Pics are welcome :) 

    Yamato Macross VF-1S Valkyrie 1/48 Hikaru Robotech DYRL
    pic: http://www.qksrv.net/click-1645815-5463217?loc=http://cgi.ebay.com/Yamato-Macross-VF-1S-Valkyrie-1-48-Hikaru-Robotech-DYRL_W0QQitemZ6044402145QQcategoryZ16467QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    vs
    TF g1 Jetfire
    vs
    Toynami The Masterpiece Collection ROBOTECH RICK HUNTER VF-1J
    pic: http://www.qksrv.net/click-1645815-5463217?loc=http://cgi.ebay.com/ROBOTECH-MACROSS-MASTERPIECE-VF-1S-ARMOR-APPENDIX-A_W0QQitemZ6044316499QQcategoryZ13668QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. Chaos Muffin

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    I think the Yamato's & Toynami's are neat, but for some reason the Bandai's are my favorite.
    I guess for their Jetfire size and durability.
    Plus nothing needs to be removed for transforming like the Yamatos.
    Pulling the legs off everytime gets tedius, and the little locking mechanism to click the legs onto the jets can be a little frustrating at times.
    I own a few from all 3 and the Bandai's are the ones I keep getting out.
    Almost scared to get the others out unless I really need too.
     
  3. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    thanks Chaos! very helpful info.
     
  4. CdnShockwave

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    It's a no brainer for me: DYRL Yamato 1/48 scale. These are some of the coolest toys I've ever seen. They're big, they're posable, good construction, and are pretty durable. I'd say these are the best of the best. Only problem is that they're a little pricey. (Well worth the money though). Only concern is that they're not the kind of toy to let your kid destroy, you need to handle them with care. (Durable in the sense that they won't fall to pieces in your hands but fragile in the sense that they couldn't survive a six foot fall onto a stone floor). If you want a practically indestructable valk that will take a real beating, go for the Bandai 1/55 scale. Not quite as posable or cool, but definitly worth the money.

    As far as Toynami and the Yamato 1/60 lines, I haven't heard too many good things about them. As far as I'm concerned, Yamato 1/48 undesputed ruler, with Bandai 1/55 in second, and I wouldn't bother with anything other than that.


    But wait, there's more! Pix!

    Yamato 1/48 scale figures:
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    ^^^

    What he said, not an expert on Macross myself but I've seen the one's CDN is talking about up close and I agree with everthing posted above.
     
  6. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    awesome pics!!! Are they diecast/metal?
     
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    Yamato...

    Speaking of which, I saw the super armor set for the 1/48 yesterday... Would've bought it if it didn't cost $140...:banghead: 
     
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    The 1/60's are... The 1/48's are high quality plastic...

    The 1/60's require the legs to be detached when transforming them though... The 1/48's don't...
     
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    Yes, and soon, all the world's Muggles will be under my control! VUMOS!!






    Yeah, the 1/48's aren't diecast, although their hips and "spines" are metal. I was worried that they were plastic and would snap off like the 1/72 VF-11B. But the important joints are solid metal and sturdy.
     
  10. LigerPrime

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    Only the hinges are metal...if the 1/48 Valks have more diecast, they will be more expensive.

    Avoid the Toynami Valks at all cost - the QC is as good and the designs aren't as good as Yamtos'.
     
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    Not to mention it would make the toy really heavy, probably too heavy to be able to stand. You also don't have to worry about paint chips.


    I really don't know what the craze is over diecast. I don't think it's all that great. Metal should only be used when there's a structural issue... I don't see much sense in using it as the basis for a whole toy.
     
  12. LigerPrime

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    Yeah, total agree with what you posted...the Yammy Valks would have been my "best" robot line if not for the lack of other mechs such as enemy bots etc.
     
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    First your brother denounces chrome and now this?!? You two are DEFINITELY from the same tree!!!:lol 
     

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