Yamato 1/60 Valks, any good?

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  1. Scourge_151

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    Always did fancy getting a good super valk figure, now I know the 1/48 Yamato valks are the better option but I just don't have the space for big figures anymore. I've seen a couple of the Strike valkyrie 1/60 sets around and was wondering if the figures themselves are any good?
    I know they're not a perfect transform but that doesn't bother me.
     
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    I have the 1/60 Max Super Valkyrie...

    What's nice about it:

    Has die cast metal
    Very detailed
    Highly poseable

    What's not nice about it:

    Transformation process of the legs (you have to detach them)
    Tricky to balance it
    Not as impressive as the 1/48 as far as detail
     
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    The 1/60s were designed to look the best in fighter mode. Overall, I would rate valkyries in the following order from top to bottom: 1) 1/48, 2)1/60, 3) 1/55
     
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    You might not have much fun playin with it. For display its GREAT, but in robot mode the hips loosen over time and balance becomes and issue. The weight is great, the diecast content is actually greater than the content in the 1/55. The sticker quality is not so good. The missle insertion holes underneath the wings can crack over time if the pegs on the missle pylons are too thick. Basically whatever was dissapointing on the 1.60 is rectified in the 1`/48. The 1/48 aint all that big man, its really the box that takes up so much space. If I were you I would just get a 1.48. A 1/60 does look nice and if space is really really a considering factor than a 1/60 for a low price is decent. Its more akin to a diecast model than toy, don't get me wrong, its plenty durable, but since it has swap transformation and tends to feel like a broken in g1 transformer over time(in regards to looseness, like you really know the toy has been handled), I tend to think the 1/48 is more playable.

    The landing gears on the 1/60 also get very loose and since it is swap transformation you simply have more parts that can be lost.
     
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    The Yamato Valks in general I have never been able to get into. I like to have fully transformable mecha as on the shows. Removeing legs and such just dosnt seem right to me I mean if it were a real mecha you wouldnt get anywhere if you had to remove your legs to transform from one mode to another. Grant it they look good and are well detailed but looking at it and knowing that it needs to be taken apart to transform really anoys me alot. But if that dosnt bother you then you are all set and ready to go.
     
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    The 1/48s are fully transformable and don't require the removal of the legs...
     
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    They seem slightly smaller, more fragile, yet more poseable than the Bandai's (G1 Skyfire)
    They also usually come with more weapons like missle sets ets.

    I think I like the cheaper Bandai better for some reason.

    Just ordered a Yamato jet & the new armor pack. Gundamstoreandmore.com has the VF 1A brown version for $40 (the one I just ordered ) and a Roy Focker for $50.
    Great deals considering they're usually over 50 anywhere else.
     
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    WHHHAAATTT?!? YEEEAAAHHH!!! :rock 
     
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    DOH!!! All the ones I want are sold out!!!:banghead: 
     
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    I want to re-iterate what everyone has stated already, the 1/60 are not play things, they are display pieces. They suck majorly when trying to transform, handle, or even just move around. I have had a fairly large collection of Macross over the years, and I really have grown to despise the 1/60. Either get a 1/48, or just go with the classic Chunky Monkey, aka the 1/55 which are built like a brick. You can give a 1/55 to a six year old for a couple of hours and have it emerge unscathed. You breathe wrong at the 1/60 and pieces start falling off.
     
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    thanks for the feedback guys, its surprisingly hard to find reviews of the valks online!
    looks like the 1/48 may be the way to go, any idea on height in battroid mode?
    then again if i find something cheap that always helps lol
     
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    They're about MP Convoys height, slightly taller I think but as you know, I don't own any. :confused2 
     
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    Fully erect they're slightly shorter, not counting the head lasers.
    Here's 2 pics where the Valk's legs are posed slightly bent.

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    Okay now the Robotech Masterpiece are 9.5 inches tall (1/55 scale) and the Yamato Valks. are 1\48 scale how much taller is that?
     
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