Tamashii has been hard at work on their VF-1J Valkyrie prototype from their VF HI-METAL line, taking into account that the Valkyrie is a beloved mecha design with fans who want to see things done right. At 1/100 scale, and close to, if not, perfect transformation, this is quite a challenging feat.
Since the VF100’s line was released last year, Tamashii has took steps to reduce the amount of parts swapping required to transformation. At this point, parts swapping on the VF HI-METAL VF-1J might just be for cosmetic reasons, for example, if you want the engine turbines to be exposed or covered, or canopy swapped with the heatshield in battroid mode.
In any case, Tamashii is no stranger to transforming VF-1’s but the last time they worked on a new mold was back in the 80’s with the High Complete Model( HCM) 1/72 VF-1 series. The new VF HI-METAL VF-1J is not only much more accurate, but much more articulated than that release, and now Tamashii has released images of the prototype in color(fully painted)!
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