This is my first Yamato Macross figure!! First impression: The figure is huge! Although Yamato has the 1/40 scale Valkyrie series, the 1/60 scale has impressed me a lot already.
Second impression: The fighter mode is perfect!! It looks so perfect that it just does not look like it is a transformable figure, and the details such as the pilot inside the cockpit, the printing etc are impressive!!
Third impression: Where is the diecast? I’ve been heard the Yamato Valkyrie is made with diecast. But just how I felt for it, it is 99.99% plastic. Doesn’t bother me much though, still think that the figure is cool!
WOW!! The transformation is harder and complexer than what I imagine. That is some serious engineering that Yamato had put on there.
The gerwalk mode and battroid mode are both cool and massive! The articulation is good. The only down point of this figure is the chicken feet vs a huge upper body, which makes it almost impossible to stand on its own in battroid mode. Without purchasing the display stand, the posing option is pretty limited.