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By Cacophanus from Mecha Damashii
Following the unboxing here is the review for the SAP parts for the VF-2SS. The VF-2SS in this review is a separate figure and it is required in order to use the SAP parts. While the original figure is decent, with the addition of the SAP parts the results aren’t exactly great.
My initial theory was that some of the weaker parts to the original VF-2SS figure would be reinforced with the addition of the SAP parts. Sadly, this is not the case and only amplifies the faults of the base figure.
I’ll start with the good stuff first. The sculpt and detailing are done well. Once all the SAP parts are affixed, it does look great as a display piece. You also get a lot of decals for the toy and you can visually customize to your hearts content.
All the missile flaps open, and you get a stand as well as the drones. So on that front, it does somewhat work as a figure.
However, that’s about it in terms of the good news.
This is because the SAP parts are big, bulky, and rather heavy. The internal frame of the VF-2SS is about strong enough to handle the transformation and posing of the base figure on its own. With the addition of the SAP parts it almost collapses under its own weight.
So once you get the figure in a position you like, that’s it. You can’t really touch it after that, otherwise it will just slump under the weight (this is especially true in GERWALK mode).
As a toy then, I can only really recommend it to diehard Macross II fans, as there really isn’t much else available in terms of toys from the series. However, this is not really a very playable toy and at best is only really a display piece. It’s a real shame, as the design and visual execution is nicely done. Next time though, Evolution Toy should seriously consider hiring the talents of T-REX, as overall the mechanics of how this toy works feels very amateur.
Clarification: I had to remove the aerial in battroid mode, which is why it isn’t shown in the pictures.