Personally, I think it's just about the ugliest Valkyrie I've ever seen. Here's hoping it doesn't eat up too much screen time.
Anyway, this is apparently the first of a very new (and very welcome) line of cheap (and detailed) Macross model kits. With a price of only 1200 yen, it's very cheap. The trade off? It's fighter-mode only. But it is molded in color, has a transparent canopy, ~and~ comes with the stand pictured. Personally, I think it's a great deal and can't wait to see more Valkyries get some nice kits like this one.