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DX VF-25 Renewal Series (Part III)


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I only own own three VF-25s, all renewals: Alto's 25F, Ozma's 25S, and Michael's 25G. Of these, I only bought Super Packs for the 25G, which I have on display with the 25S. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough room in the Detolf, so Alto's 25F is snug as a bug in its box. 

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1 hour ago, M'Kyuun said:

I think I'm a bit of a lone dissenter in that I don't really care for the massive Armor Pack on the VF-25. I love the 25's lanky proportions, so if I choose to armor it at all, I go with the Super Pack, which leaves most of that beautiful battroid mode bare.  I still feel the same way towards the VF-1- I never cared cared at all for the GBP armor, but I love the look of the FAST Packs. 

Unlike the GBP, I think it's cool that Kawamori designed the Armor Pack to transform with the VF-25; that was always a huge shortcoming, IMHO, of the old GBP armor.

I'm of the same mind as you @M'Kyuun I prefer the super packs as well.  I have an Ozma renewal with super packs and I much prefer that sleeker look.  I plan to get a Alto renewal, hopefully soon, and I'll get the super packs for him as well.  I'm not a big fan of the armor.  Too busy for me.

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26 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Like all Bandai add-on parts, the addition of super or armor parts makes the toy less solid & secure. This applies to the 25, 27, 31, and DX VF-1. 

I guess the only exception would be the 29, but those are little more than a few bits attached to the wings. 

QFT. It's a shame, but yeah some of those armor bits can be super fiddly with only a tentative attachment to the valk- looking at the big thruster units on the VF-19 Advance's wings. Those damn things fell off with a glance.<_< so yeah, they're cool for display, but not so much for play, unfortunately. It makes you long for the sturdiness of the old 1/55 VF-1- not the most accurate thing, but it could be handled without much fear of things breaking or falling off. I think Bandai was going for that with their first DX VF-25 release, but folks today, myself included, are more collectors/displayers than folks who play with their high end toys, so the preference is for more screen/lineart accuracy over retro chunky munky playability.

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2 minutes ago, Special Sauce said:

I'm of the same mind as you @M'Kyuun I prefer the super packs as well.  I have an Ozma renewal with super packs and I much prefer that sleeker look.  I plan to get a Alto renewal, hopefully soon, and I'll get the super packs for him as well.  I'm not a big fan of the armor.  Too busy for me.

I feel the same way, along with obscuring the beauty of the valk.  It's like this See related image detail  plus Image result for old diving suit with guns and thrusters. 

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1 minute ago, Sanity is Optional said:

I mean, I always thought Samus in her suit looked cool too.

Samus' suit, while not overtly feminine looking, was still complementary.  The heavy armor pack for the VF-25 Image result for VF-25S Armored Messiah macross.fandom.com isn't. Matter of opinion, but this is bulky, busy, and unappealing next to Image result for DX renewal vf-25 messiah battroid:wub:

 

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9 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Yup, it's a matter of opinion. I like the extra leg, chest, and backpack bulk on the armored VF-25. Though fighter is the best mode for it, looks like it's from an old SHMUP arcade game.

I haven't heard the term "SHMUP" in years!  My favorite types of games :wub:

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