The DX Chogokin toys from the second Macross Frontier movie were announced some time ago but I totally missed it. Proper photos have just been released though.
I got to say the machine is a little underwhelming. While it certainly isn’t ugly, it just looks like the VF-25 and the YF-19 from Macross Plus mashed together, only flashier than both in a bad way. A little too busy, perhaps. I quote:
In the production of Macross Frontier, the VF-171 was chosen as the main fighter of the New U.N. Spacy because it was felt that the previous main fighter, the VF-19 Excalibur, looked too much like a “hero” fighter…
This one looks more of a “hero” fighter to me.
The roots of the design is especially obvious in gerwalk mode. Compare:
Of course, it could be I’m just bitter at how poorly the Macross Frontier series ended.
- 1/100 YF-29 Ranka Lee Version
- 1/100 YF-29 Sheryl Nome Version