Recommend me a 1/55 valk

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  1. Soundblaster1

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    Just like the title says... I'm looking for a 1/55 valk, but since I'm a novice to all things valk, I figured I'd ask here. Fast packs and add-ons aren't necessary, but I would like it if the fast packs were included.

    I was thinking 1/55 because the price seems alright, and G1 Jetfire is 1/55.

    I did look into 1/48's, but they did seem kind of expensive for my tastes.

    The only valk I have is a 1/100 Banpresto... I think I put it in a box somewhere in hopes of forgetting it...
     
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    You really cant go wrong with any of them really. I have the I. Ichiko VF-1J and have always liked it and would never part with it. Wile not nearly as good as the 1/48 Yamoto's by any means, for the price you still get a really good toy. I would go with the 1J over the 1A personally as I have never cared for the skull and crossbones look on the Valks but I would definitely go with one of those two for sure depending on which one you like better. There's also the brown 1A as well.

    Like I said its all good really, and for the price these things go for its a great buy all around and a good introduction into the Valk's and Macross, or for those just looking to dabble and test the waters a bit.
     
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    Image Anime has the Brown Production for $35. Is it worth buying, or should I hold out for something different?

    And how are the 1/55s in terms of articulation? I was reading the other thread and it got me a bit concerned...
     
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    1/55s from Bandai are, literally, the mold used for Jetfire. There is decentish arm articulation, and the knees bend and the hip area moves forward a bit. That's it. It's a twenty plus year old mold. To be fair, it was the best of the best of transforming toys for that time, but it's still a twenty-plus year old mold, and won't look that impressive standing next to modern toys.

    The 1/48s from Yammie are expensive, but they are also modern designs. So it's really a matter of whether you're going for nostalgia, or modern. I have several 1/55s around and they are great toys for the nostalgia factor, and their sturdiness. You couldn't break those things with a hammer. But I treasure my 1/48 above all of them. I'd even be torn if I had to choose between a 1/55 and a Yammie 1/60th where you have to remove the legs to transform. I like modern toys and posability a lot. If posing means a lot to you, you may want to reconsider. I'd hate to talk you out of buying a 1/55, because it is one of the best toys made at that time, and still stands up well. But it isn't posable. And it isn't a modern toy.

    Good luck on your decision.
     
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    Thank you, Night Flame.

    Can anyone tell me about these?
     
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    I got the $35 Brown Production and Night Flame hit it on the head describing the articulation and there sturdiness. It just feels solid. I got it for the nostalgia and low price and for that I got my moneys worth but now I have a hunger for more and better.
     
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    Soundblaster1, I'm looking at that listing, and I'm actually a little leery of it. I mean, originally three valks were made for that series, the Fire, Blazer, and Stealth. A couple years ago, the Fire and Stealth got reissued, but not in those old boxes. So, this auction is for a Fire AND a Blazer in old-style boxes (supposed to be vintage), but for only $36? Fishy. I know a vintage Blazer is worth more, but I can't check that price, as EVERY listing for Blazer Valkyrie on eBay is that seller.

    SO, either they got a hold of a rediculous amount of vintage valks in vintage boxes, OR, it's bootleg. Now, I don't have anything against bootlegs, I just hate for someone to buy fake expecting real. Ask them before you buy.
     
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    Those are KOs
     
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    He is not 1/55 but I really want to get this one: http://store.imageanime.com/maplyfva1p.html

    But seeing that VF-1A I may just grab that one. I would love to start collecting Macross valks, even though I have yet to watch the series. The toys just look to god damned cool.
     
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    Well, It looks like I'll be straying away from the Fire and Blazer set, then.

    Thanks to everyone for their help.
     

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