Toynami VF-1 1/100 question

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  1. Xabungle

    Xabungle Well-Known Member

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    So I'm considering starting a Robotech/Macross collection. I'm interested in Toynami's 1/100 scale, for a couple reasons. They're cheaper (I'm not in the position to buy hundred dollar toys at the moment). They seem a good size to pose next to my Classics Jetfire. And they seem to have upcoming Super and Strike armors for their Valkyries (or Veritechs, whatever Harmony Gold calls 'em).

    Has anyone bought the Toynami 1/100? Can you tell me the good and bad points?
     
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    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Hi there. Before I migrated to the 1/60 Yamato toys, I used to have a few Toynamis. To cut the long story short, My Max and Millia 1/100 breaks easily. Seriously you will be better of with Yammies but if budgetis an issue, then go ahead with the Toynami.
     
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    I have 3 of them. They are ok, not really a substitute for the larger scale ones. They are going to be much smaller then Classic Jetfire. They also don't seem very sturdy to me, so you will want to handle them carefully. Hands have to be popped on and off and are not part of the transformation.

    They are a fun little thing to have but not really good if you're looking to collect Macross.
     
  4. Xabungle

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    I heard most of Yamato's stuff broke easily enough too, when mishandled. And that's for a 100+ toy.

    BTW, what would look about the size of Classics Jetfire? A 1/60? 1/55?
     
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    The key words in that statement are "when mishandled." Of course Yamato's can/will break if mishandled, pretty much anything would. They're fairly sturdy, though. These little Toynamis, however... no real mishandling needed to break them. I had 3, sold 2 of them (Max/Millia) and just kept Hikaru. He developed cracks just being on display, not even in any drastic pose just staning at attention. No horrible breaks, but, y'know... just the principle.

    They are pretty neat for the price, though.
     
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    The "developed cracks just standing on a shelf" seems to be a recurring theme with toynami's stuff.

    And sure, I could break my 1/48 vf-1 and 1/60 yf-19 if I dropped them, or didn't transform them right and tried to force something I wasn't supposed to, but don't handle them wrong and they're ok.

    I think classics jetfire is somewhere around 1/72. 1/55 is the original jetfire.
     
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    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yamato > everything
     
  8. delta7890

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    Sounds like Yamato is the way to go, if you want a transforming VF.

    If you want a Battroid just for fun though, you could look into the Revoltechs. They don't transform, but they're cheap and very poseable.
     
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    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have all the Toynami Veritechs and all the Alphas as well and I like them all. Very nice display pieces. I have had no problems with any of them so far.
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    I must admit, they do look pretty nice. Especially since you have the entire collection.
     
  11. Xabungle

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    I might go for the Alphas from Toynami, especially if they put out some Betas... but I'm getting more and more convinced to just save up for Yamato product. Especially since so much is available in the same scale
     
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    Yeah, if you haven't been devirginized to Yamatos. They blow them out of the water.

    And if you don't have the money right now to buy a Yamato then I strongly suggest you don't buy a cheap fix that is the 1/100 Toynamis. Save your money and buy the new and upcoming 1/60 Yamato VF-1S. Quality > Quantity. If it's just too rich for you blood all together then not much I can say. Macross is an expensive thing to collect, and I surely wouldn't settle for mediocrity if you want an awesome VF-1.
     
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    This man speaketh the truth.
     
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    No question about that. Yamatos rule over all.
     

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