Robotech/Macross Masterpiece toys

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  1. Vialli

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    I was wondering which toys are the best? the Yamoto toys of Macross or the Robotech "Book" masterpieces, I was thinking of investing in one...
     
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    IMO the yamato 1/48's are the best, some like the toynami ones but I don't.

    The yamatos can be fragile and are more expensive and some are hard to find for cheap. I think you can still find all of the Toynami ones for decent prices.
     
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    Yamato by far.
     
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    I was thinking of getting a Masterpiece myself, but was put off by the fact that everything I read about them said that they break easily and have loose joints.

    The tightwad in me likes the look of those new 1/100 jobs they are doing, i'll get some of them if they ever do TV styles ones.
     
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    My brother and I got all the Masterpieces except the brown Valkyrie including the Alphas. But I only open the Bandai Valks since they are cheaper and less fragile from looks of it.
     
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    I was checkin around and the yamatos DO look very nice, best sculpt I've see done of all the VF-xx so far, I fancy gettin the VF-1J, that or the VF-1S. Its always either of them isnt it? Might the VF-1A down the road.
     
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    I love all the MASTERPIECE Series I have had Zero problems with all of mine. This is an Older pic so most of my collection is missing in this photo.
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    I was debating the VF-1s Yamato 1/48 with a fast pack at $210.00 But opted for the Toyanmi 1/55 VF-1j that I found for only $49.99. Both ar pretty fragile and arent meant for extensive transformation and play as I have held a Yamoto in my hands. It depends on your budget and frequency of usage.
     
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    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Skip the toynami all together and just buy the Re-issue 1/55 figures. Much less fragile.

    I own 2 Yamatos and while they are excellent figures they are not without issues. My $200+ figure had lots of issues so my view on yamato isn't in the best of light but I will say that the sculpts and detail are far superior to the other options at the moment.

    I suggest the new 1/60 line that just launched as the price tags are much easier on the pocket and the sculpts look beautiful. If you want a bigger plane, the 1/48's are also pretty nifty.
     
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