Yup, a 1/48 VF-1A Valkyrie, Maximilian Jenius’ plane, DYRL version.
My love for Macross translated into a loss of a few thousand bucks–not something to be proud of. I actually wanted Roy Fokker’s Valkyrie but it was gone the day I finally got over my unwillingness to part with my yen. But I’m not really a fan of Ichijo as a pilot so Max’s plane was fine with me. So here it is in Fighter mode.
There’s a cockpit and a little pilot figure too for a more realistic feel.
Transforming into Gerwalk mode wasn’t really difficult. It’s my favorite transformation. It really looks cool. I still didn’t put on the stickers. Maybe when I finally get to buy a cabinet big enough to display this toy.
Now comes the hardest part–the transformation to Battroid mode. Even though there was a manual, the thought of breaking my most expensive toy was enough to have me sweating bullets. Thankfully I found some tutorials online that ‘encouraged’ me to finally make the transformation. But one of the most annoying things that happened was that the heat shield kept coming off. However the feeling of satisfaction is indescribable. It is now the greatest addition to my very small collection of mecha figures. And I just looove the way it towers over the Eva and Gundam. 🙂
Come to think of it, my most expensive anime-related purchases (aside from manga) center around mecha anime. This DYRL music CD is the second most expensive purchase after the VF-1A.
The next one would be the EVA-01 from Revoltech.
Collecting these figures is not really that bad but I don’t have much space where I can display them. Perhaps when I become filthy rich? I could buy a ton of figures hahaha 😀