It has been quite a while since i last posted.
but i have been following the topic ever now and then as i have ordered the YF-19 from HLJ on the black friday sale.
Thanks for the great price HLJ! =)
When i saw the pictures for the prototype, i thought :" there isnt much differences between yamato and arcadia" i nearly wanted to cancel the preoder.
But luckily i did not.
When i received my HLJ Yf-19 Arcadia yesterday, i had a quick look.
My tail fin had fallen off! Oh my God!! I nearly had a shock. but luckily the fin is able to be fixed back.
I took the valkyrie out for a closer look and examination.
There are tons of differences, namely the articulation! i have love for mechas which is able to move with human like articulation.
The YF-19 from arcadia is able to do a lot of poses which the yamato yf-19 isn't able to do.
The pilot is much more detail and more better then the yamato YF-19 pilot.
The missile hatches, the extra seats and the yang newman pilot figure is so much better.
but of course, there is more diecast included.
I didn't really looked at the manual while i transform from valkyrie to battleroid and back.
the transformation was easy, and i felt it was more anime like then then old yf-19.
of course it included the parts like extra missiles, the fold booster frame, and e.t.c
this made the YF-19 more comprehensive.
the overall YF-19 was much sleeker then the old one.
the joints are very tight, but not too tight till the risk of breaking them.
The arcadia YF-19 is more to a model then a toy honestly.
but you would not fear breaking them unless you exert too much force while transforming them.
I compared to my YF-29 isamu type and found the yf-19 is so much nicer then the YF-29 that i decided i will only keep the YF-19.
so off my YF-29 goes to the sale bin. ( If any one is keen do let me know, be selling it at a cheaper price for MW members )
personally after the VF-4G, i hadn't had any valks that excited me then the arcadia YF-19!
i felt the engineering process for VF-4G and YF-19 are very similar, for example, i can find similarities in VF-4G knee covers, and YF-19 knee covers.
the Metal components found in the YF-19 and VF-4G are almost similar, the design concept are very similar
As the YF-19 is selling like hot cakes, i think it wont be long till the valkyrie is completely gone like the VF-4G.
I also notice that the defects are found in alot of products, i felt sorry for the members who had gotten the defect products and wish them all the best in getting the matter resolve.
But again, i hope that they are able to resolve the issues, and get the complete trouble free item which they can enjoy the valkyrie like how i did for my valkyrie today. the experience is totally heavenly.